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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

Naveen Patnaik

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

West Bengal

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

West Bengal

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

Venkaiah Naidu

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

Naveen Patnaik

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

Bay of Bengal

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

Naveen Patnaik

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

Mahatma Gandhi NREGA

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

Health & Wellness

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

Hindustan Times

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

Naveen Patnaik

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.

30 Dec 2020

Naveen Patnaik

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.

22 Dec 2020


India's leopard population increased in 4 years since 2014: Javadekar

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday released the Status of Leopards in India 2018 report which states India's leopard population increased from 8,000 to over 12,500 between 2014 and 2018.

25 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 58L with nearly 86k new cases

India on Thursday reported nearly 86,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has now climbed to 58.1 lakh cases. Over 1,100 fresh fatalities were reported on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 92,339.

21 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 54.85 lakh with 87k+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 87,000 new coronavirus infections, a significant dip in daily new cases this past week.

17 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 51.1L with record 98k new cases

On Wednesday, India reported the biggest single-day spike of nearly 98,000 new coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 51.15 lakh. Over 1,100 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 83,251.

15 Sep 2020


35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

Around 35% of children did not receive mid-day meals during the coronavirus lockdown despite government orders, a survey conducted across five Indian states has found.

15 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 49.2 lakh; death toll crosses 80,000

India on Monday reported nearly 82,000 new coronavirus infections after witnessing spikes of over 90,000 daily new cases for five consecutive days. The nationwide tally has climbed to 49.2 lakh cases.

11 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: India reports 96k+ new cases, over 1,200 more deaths

On Thursday, India reported the highest single-day spike of over 96,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 45.6 lakh. Over 1,200 fresh fatalities also pushed the death toll to 76,323.

08 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: India adds 1,100 new deaths; total cases reach 42.7L

India on Monday reported over 75,000 new coronavirus infections, a significant dip in daily new cases after a slew of record single-day spikes.

07 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 42L, overtakes Brazil

On Sunday, India reported 91,000+ new coronavirus infections. The tally has reached 42,02,533 while the death toll is 71,705.

06 Sep 2020

Lok Sabha

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

Actor-turned-politician and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty has been accused of domestic violence and torture by his wife, Odia film actor Varsha Priyadarshini.

05 Sep 2020


Chhattisgarh: 8 dead as bus carrying laborers collides with truck

In a tragic incident, at least eight migrant workers from Odisha were killed in a road accident in Cherikhedi in Chhattisgarh on Saturday morning. Seven others have reportedly been injured in the accident.

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