Articles about Odisha
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.