Articles about Odisha

Odia playback singer Tapu Mishra dies due to COVID-19 complications

20 Jun 2021

Odia playback singer Tapu Mishra dies due to COVID-19 complications

Popular Odia singer Tapu Mishra, who worked prolifically in the playback industry, passed away on Saturday due to post-COVID-19 complications, said reports.

Heavy rains to lash western districts of Odisha

12 Jun 2021

Heavy rains to lash western districts of Odisha

After Cyclone Yaas created havoc in coastal districts of Odisha, a low pressure created over northwest Bay of Bengal appeared set to bring heavy rainfall in the western region of the state on Saturday, the Met office said.

Environmentalist Radha Mohan passes away at 78

11 Jun 2021

Environmentalist Radha Mohan passes away at 78

Padma Shri awardee environmentalist and Odisha's former information commissioner Professor Radha Mohan died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Friday, family sources said.

Coastal districts of Odisha need disaster-resilient infrastructure: Central team

09 Jun 2021

Coastal districts of Odisha need disaster-resilient infrastructure: Central team

With Odisha frequently facing natural calamities, an Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT), which is in the state to make an on-the-spot assessment of damages caused by Cyclone Yaas, said coastal districts require more disaster-resilient infrastructure, official sources said.

Central teams reach Bengal, Odisha to assess cyclone damage

07 Jun 2021

Central teams reach Bengal, Odisha to assess cyclone damage

A seven-member Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT), which will assess the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas in West Bengal by visiting affected areas, reached Kolkata on Sunday evening, an official said.

Odisha: Woman's body exhumed after village resident claims murder

02 Jun 2021

Odisha: Woman's body exhumed after village resident claims murder

The police on Tuesday exhumed the body of a 22-year-old woman in Odisha's Jajpur district after receiving a complaint that she was murdered, an official said.

Odisha extends lockdown till June 17 to curb COVID-19 spread

31 May 2021

Odisha extends lockdown till June 17 to curb COVID-19 spread

The Odisha government on Sunday extended the lockdown till June 17 to further stem the spread of coronavirus.

National Parks with mangrove cover endured 'negligible damage' from Yaas

29 May 2021

National Parks with mangrove cover endured 'negligible damage' from Yaas

The Similipal National Park and the Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) experienced negligible damage due to their dense tree cover as tropical Cyclone Yaas barreled through coastal and Northern Odisha, a forest department official said on Friday.

Cyclone-induced rain submerges many villages in three Odisha Districts

29 May 2021

Cyclone-induced rain submerges many villages in three Odisha Districts

Several villages in Odisha's Bhadrak and Jajpur districts were on Friday inundated due to flash floods in the river Baitarani and its tributaries, while a swollen river Subarnarekha, triggered by incessant rain under Cyclone Yaas impact, affected three blocks of Balasore District, reports said.

Cyclone Yaas: PM Modi meets Mamata Banerjee, announces compensation

28 May 2021

Cyclone Yaas: PM Modi meets Mamata Banerjee, announces compensation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, where she submitted a preliminary report on the damages caused by the recent Cyclone Yaas.

'Yaas' is now a popular baby name in Odisha

28 May 2021

'Yaas' is now a popular baby name in Odisha

As the Odisha administration battled Cyclone Yaas, which ripped through the state causing widespread destruction, at least 750 births were registered in 10 districts of the state, with some families rushing to name their newborns after the menacing storm, officials said.

Cyclone Yaas: PM Modi to visit West Bengal, Odisha tomorrow

27 May 2021

Cyclone Yaas: PM Modi to visit West Bengal, Odisha tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Odisha and West Bengal tomorrow to review the impact of Cyclone Yaas in the two states.

Ten rescued after boat capsizes owing to Cyclone Yaas

26 May 2021

Ten rescued after boat capsizes owing to Cyclone Yaas

The NDRF, together with the district administration of Jagatsinghpur in Odisha, has rescued 10 people from a river after their boat capsized, amid rough weather conditions under the influence of Cyclone Yaas.

Cyclone Yaas: Kolkata Airport shuts operations, over 1 million evacuated

26 May 2021

Cyclone Yaas: Kolkata Airport shuts operations, over 1 million evacuated

The very severe cyclonic storm - Yaas - is centered around 50 km South-Southeast of Balasore in Odisha and its landfall process began around 9 am, the weather department has said.

Cyclone Yaas: IMD warns flooding, disruption in power supply

25 May 2021

Cyclone Yaas: IMD warns flooding, disruption in power supply

Officials at the India Meteorological Department have warned possible disruption in power supply and flooding in low-lying areas in the eastern states of Odisha and West Bengal, as Cyclone Yaas is set to make landfall near Dhamra Port early tomorrow morning.

Cyclone Yaas landfall likely in Balasore; Odisha rushes relief teams

25 May 2021

Cyclone Yaas landfall likely in Balasore; Odisha rushes relief teams

The Odisha government on Monday rushed a rescue and relief team to the Balasore district ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Yaas.

Odisha: OAS officer dances at brother's wedding, violates COVID-19 guidelines

24 May 2021

Odisha: OAS officer dances at brother's wedding, violates COVID-19 guidelines

An Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) officer was found dancing at a marriage function of her brother violating the COVID-19 lockdown guidelines imposed by the state government in the wake of a surge in coronavirus cases in the state.

Cyclone Yaas: Odisha puts all coastal districts on high alert

22 May 2021

Cyclone Yaas: Odisha puts all coastal districts on high alert

Just days after the monstrous Cyclone Tauktae wreaked havoc across several states in western India, another cyclonic storm is taking hold in the East Coast.

Groom dies of COVID-19 five days after wedding

17 May 2021

Groom dies of COVID-19 five days after wedding

A 26-year-old man died due to a COVID-19 infection after his wedding in Kendrapara District of Odisha, prompting the authorities to conduct coronavirus tests on the attendees of the marriage ceremony, as fears mount of it turning into a super-spreader.

Twenty-one more members of tribal group test COVID-19 positive

17 May 2021

Twenty-one more members of tribal group test COVID-19 positive

Twenty-one more members of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) in Odisha were afflicted with coronavirus, taking their number to 45, the official sources said on Sunday.

Odisha: Weekend shutdown in ten districts from April 17

16 Apr 2021

Odisha: Weekend shutdown in ten districts from April 17

In a bid to break the chain of the COVID-19 infection, the Odisha government on Thursday announced a weekend shutdown in ten districts bordering Chhattisgarh where the number of active coronavirus cases crossed the one lakh mark, an official said.

Rare conjoined twins born with two heads and three hands

12 Apr 2021

Rare conjoined twins born with two heads and three hands

A woman has given birth to rare conjoined twin daughters with two heads and three hands at a private hospital in Odisha's Kendrapara district on Sunday, doctors said.

COVID-19 negative report must to visit Jagannath Temple

06 Apr 2021

COVID-19 negative report must to visit Jagannath Temple

The district administration in Odisha's Puri, where the iconic Shree Jagannath Temple attracts lakhs of visitors, on Tuesday made it mandatory for travelers from five states to produce RT-PCR negative reports at the railway station and bus stands in view of spiraling cases.

Learn from tribal communities to keep COVID-19 at bay: Naidu

03 Apr 2021

Learn from tribal communities to keep COVID-19 at bay: Naidu

The tribal population in Odisha was largely untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic and their unique customary practices and traditions have helped them keep the infection at bay, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday while citing a study.

Two students of Odisha's tech university allege ragging by seniors

01 Apr 2021

Two students of Odisha's tech university allege ragging by seniors

Two second-year students of the Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla have brought allegations of ragging against the final year students of the Institute, Vice-Chancellor in-charge BB Pati said on Wednesday.

Odisha registers highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases this year

01 Apr 2021

Odisha registers highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases this year

Odisha registered its highest single-day spike so far this year in coronavirus cases on Wednesday when its tally surged to 3,40,917 after 297 more people tested positive for the infection amidst preparations by the state to inoculate two lakh people from Thursday, a health department official said.

Odisha registers 100 plus new COVID-19 cases after 40 days

20 Mar 2021

Odisha registers 100 plus new COVID-19 cases after 40 days

With Odisha registering 100 plus new COVID-19 cases after 40 days, the state government on Friday banned Holi celebrations in public places this year, an official said.

Odisha pays tribute to Biju Patnaik on his birth anniversary

05 Mar 2021

Odisha pays tribute to Biju Patnaik on his birth anniversary

Odisha on Friday paid rich tribute to legendary leader Biju Patnaik as his five-time Chief Minister son Naveen Patnaik called upon people to keep alive the ideologies of "service and self-esteem" followed by the veteran politician all through his life.

A student of Class 10 stabs classmate in Odisha

04 Mar 2021

A student of Class 10 stabs classmate in Odisha

A class 10 student, on Wednesday, stabbed his classmate in the school premises in the Ganjam district of Odisha, police said.

Man who killed wife with sword is jailed for life

03 Mar 2021

Man who killed wife with sword is jailed for life

Ramesh Kumbhar was sentenced to life in jail for fatally attacking his wife with a sword during a counseling session at a family court in Odisha's Sambalpur district.

Odisha students tested COVID-19 positive due to faulty testing kits

03 Mar 2021

Odisha students tested COVID-19 positive due to faulty testing kits

Twenty-five students of a technology university in Odisha's Sambalpur District were detected COVID-19 positive as the kits used to test them were faulty, a senior state government official said on Tuesday.

Olive Ridley mass nesting likely on Odisha's beach within fortnight

01 Mar 2021

Olive Ridley mass nesting likely on Odisha's beach within fortnight

Despite the erosion of Gahirmatha Beach in Odisha's Kendrapara district, wildlife officials are optimistic about the convergence of lakhs of Olive Ridley turtles on the nesting ground for mass nesting any time within a fortnight.

15-feet whale shark released into the deep sea in Odisha

26 Feb 2021

15-feet whale shark released into the deep sea in Odisha

Local fishermen, villagers, and the forest department, on Thursday, released a 15-feet long whale shark, weighing 1500 kgs, into the Bay of Bengal after it came to the net line, officials said on Friday.

Six elephants dead in 14 days at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

16 Feb 2021

Six elephants dead in 14 days at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

After six elephants died in just 14 days at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha's Kalahandi district, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday asked the authorities to take immediate measures to stop the fatalities.

Odisha woman turns laborer to pay engineering course fee

11 Feb 2021

Odisha woman turns laborer to pay engineering course fee

No work is small or insignificant, says 22-year-old Lozy Behera, an engineering diploma holder from Odisha, who had enrolled her name as a laborer under the MGNREGA scheme to fund her college fees.

Makar Sankranti: Recipes to try at home this festive season

14 Jan 2021

Makar Sankranti: Recipes to try at home this festive season

Makar Sankranti marks the end of the long winter months and celebrates the onset of spring.

Toxic gas leak at SAIL's Rourkela plant kills four workers

06 Jan 2021

Toxic gas leak at SAIL's Rourkela plant kills four workers

At least four workers at the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) in Odisha died due to a toxic gas leak, officials said on Wednesday.

Odisha Chief Minister inaugurates Fire Park, AgnishamaSeva portal

06 Jan 2021

Odisha Chief Minister inaugurates Fire Park, AgnishamaSeva portal

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated a Fire Park and launched a dynamic online portal, AgnishamaSeva of Odisha Fire Service.

Indian Super League 2020-21: Presenting the major stats

03 Jan 2021

Indian Super League 2020-21: Presenting the major stats

The Indian Super League 2020-21 season is approaching its halfway stage mark.

Odia music maestro Shantanu Mohapatra dies at 84

30 Dec 2020

Odia music maestro Shantanu Mohapatra dies at 84

Legendary Odia music director Shantanu Mohapatra passed away in a private hospital in Bhubaneshwar late last night, family sources said on Wednesday. He was 84.