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Odisha death toll reaches 61 with 12,526 positive cases
Bhubaneswar, July 11 (IANS) Odisha has reported five more deaths related to Covid-19 and 570 positive cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Health Department on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
5 Odisha districts removed from LWE-affected areas list
Bhubaneswar, July 10 (IANS) The Odisha government has approved the removal of five districts from the list of Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-affected areas, DGP Abhay said on Friday.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Odisha registers single-day record 755 corona cases
Bhubaneswar, July 10 (IANS) Odisha reported four COVID-19 deaths and 755 new positive cases, the highest single-day spike in the state, in the last 24 hours, the Health Department said on Friday.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha's revenue collection dips by 22.94%
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) The revenue collection of Odisha government has come down by around 22.94 per cent in the first quarter of the current financial year in comparison to corresponding period of last year, said an official on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Ayush director held on sexual harassment charges in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) Director of the National Ayush Mission in Odisha Bibhu Prasad Sarangi was arrested for sexually harassing a woman employee of his office, here on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AIIMS-Bhubaneswar to close OPD service
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) The Out Patient Department (OPD) of AIIMS-Bhubaneswar will remain closed from July 10 until further orders, informed Director Gitanjali Batmanabane on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha records worst single-day spike of 577 corona cases
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) Odisha has reported 577 new COVID-19 positive cases, which is the highest single-day spike, taking the total tally to 11,201 in the state, informed the health department on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
No stoppage of trains in Odisha district due to Covid-19
Bhubaneswar, July 8 (IANS) With the increase of COVID-19 positive cases in Ganjam district, the Odisha administration has sealed its borders and requested the railways to withdraw all train stoppages in the district, said an official on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
7 more Covid-19 patients die in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 8 (IANS) As many as seven more Covid-19 patients died in Odisha, informed the health department on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Another Odisha MLA tests COVID-19 positive
Bhubaneswar, July 8 (IANS) A day after a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker contracted COVID-19 in Odisha, ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Prasant Behera has also tested positive for coronavirus, said an official on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Covid impact: Odisha announces austerity measures
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday announced several austerity measures, including a ban on creation of new posts and new schemes, in view of the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Take feedback from Covid patients: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed officials to include coronavirus management under the 'Mo Sarkar programme to get feedback from the patients and the frontline workers.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Another Maoist killed in gunfight in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) A day after at least four Maoists were gunned down, another Maoist was killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in Odisha's Kandhamal district, police said on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security
Odisha records worst 1-day surge, tally crosses 10,000 mark
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) Odisha has reported the highest surge of 571 COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 10,097 cases, said the state health department on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Former Odisha Minister Bishnu Das passes away
Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) Former Odisha Minister and senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Bishnu Das passed away at a private hospital here on Monday. He was 66. He was undergoing treatment at the hospital.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha aims to produce 1,500 MW solar power by 2022
Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) The Odisha government has set a target to enhance solar power production capacity to 1,500 MW by 2022, said an official on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha MLA tests corona positive
Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Sukanta Kumar Nayak in Odisha has tested coronavirus positive, said an official on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Four Maoists gunned down in encounter in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 5 (IANS) At least four Maoists were killed in an encounter with security personnel in Odisha's Kandhamal district on Sunday morning.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security
469 new corona cases in Odisha, total cases cross 9K-mark
Bhubaneswar, July 5 (IANS) Coronavirus cases crossed the 9,000-mark with detection of 469 more cases in Odisha even as two more casualties took the state's death toll to 36, the Health Department said on Sunday.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
ECoR handled 45.80 mt freight during lockdown
Bhubaneswar, July 4 (IANS) The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has carried 45.80 million tonne (mt) of freight, including 27.06 mt of coal in its jurisdiction, by utilising 12,680 trains during the lockdown period, an official said on Saturday.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha govt bans Kanwar yatra due to Covid-19
Bhubaneswar, July 4 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday decided not to allow 'Kanwar Yatra' or 'Bol Bom' devotees to offer prayers at Shiva temples across the state, to contain the spread of COVID-19.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha reports 5 more corona deaths, 495 positive cases
Bhubaneswar, July 4 (IANS) Five more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Odisha taking the death toll to 34 in the state, informed the Health department on Saturday.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha fixes COVID-19 test at Rs 2,200 in private labs
Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday fixed the maximum price for RT-PCR Covid-19 test at Rs 2,200 in private laboratories.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Transgenders to get Madhu Babu Pension in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to include the transgender community under the social welfare scheme -- Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY), said a minister on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha reports highest 1-day spike of 561 COVID-19 cases
Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) Odisha has reported 561 COVID-19 positive cases, highest single-day spike in last 24 hours, and two death cases due to the virus, informed the health department on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha govt to start plasma therapy for Covid-19 patients
Bhubaneswar, July 2 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday decided to start plasma therapy for the treatment of Covid-19 patients in the state, officials said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha's COVID-19 death toll rise to 27
Bhubaneswar, July 2 (IANS) The death toll due to COVID-19 in Odisha has increased to 27 as two more patients succumbed to the deadly virus, informed the health department on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Gang-rape accused police official arrested in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) The Odisha Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested the dismissed Inspector incharge of Biramitrapur police station in Sundargarh district for his alleged involvement in the gang rape of a minor girl and forced termination of her pregnancy.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SL: Odisha FC signs goalkeeper Ravi Kumar for two years
Bhubaneswar, June 29 (IANS) Odisha FC on Monday announced the signing of goalkeeper Ravi Kumar ahead of the seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL).
2020-06-29
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Odisha's COVID-19 death toll rises to 21
Bhubaneswar, June 28 (IANS) Odisha has reported three more deaths due to COVID-19, taking the toll in the state to 21, said the health department on Sunday.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Cadets resume outdoor training at Naval Tata Hockey Academy in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 27 (IANS) After Kalinga Stadium opened its gates for elite athletes to train for the Olympics, the cadets from the Hockey High performance Centre, the Naval Tata Hockey Academy Odisha, resumed outdoor training at the stadium following the Standard Operating Procedures as laid down by the state and COVID-19 international guidelines for players laid down by National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
2020-06-27
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Odisha to impose curfew in Puri for Bahuda Yatra
Bhubaneswar, June 27 (IANS) For smooth conduct of the Bahuda Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings without participation of devotees, the Odisha government has decided to impose curfew in the Puri district from 10 p.m. on June 30 to 10 p.m. on July 2, according to an official, here on Saturday.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Cadets resume outdoor training at Nava Tata Hockey Academy in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 27 (IANS) After Kalinga Stadium opened its gates for elite athletes to train for the Olympics, the cadets from the Hockey High performance Centre, the Nava Tata Hockey Academy Odisha, resumed outdoor training at the stadium following the Standard Operating Procedures as laid down by the state and COVID-19 international guidelines for players laid down by National Centre for Disease control (NCDC).
2020-06-27
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
COVID-19 death toll rises to 18 in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 27 (IANS) The COVID-19 death toll in Odisha increased to 18 with the death of a 68-year-old male of Ganjam district, informed the health department on Saturday.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
NALCO declares Rs 138.23 crore profit in FY19-20
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has posted a net profit of Rs 138.23 crore in FY19-20, said a statement on Friday.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
ISL: Odisha FC rope in Gerry Peyton as assistant coach
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Odisha FC on Friday announced the signing of Gerry Peyton as assistant coach of the team ahead of the seventh edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).
2020-06-26
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Opposition protests over Covid mismanagement in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) As many as 12 opposition parties in Odisha on Friday staged a protest at Master Canteen Square in Bhubaneswar targeting the Odisha government and the Centre over mishandling of COVID-19 and rising fuel prices.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Covid-19: Odisha town to remain shut down for 4 days
Bhubaneswar, June 25 (IANS) In view of its rising Covid-19 cases, Berhampur Municipal Corporation in Odisha's Ganjam district will remain shut down for four days starting from June 27, District Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange announced on Thursday.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha govt to develop disaster resilient power infra
Bhubaneswar, June 25 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to develop disaster resilient power infrastructure in the cyclone-prone coastal districts of the state with an investment of Rs 19,000 crore, said an official on Thursday.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PADC to support polymer industry inaugurated in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 25 (IANS) The Product Application and Development Centre (PADC) set up by the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) to support the development of polymer industry was inaugurated in Odisha's Paradip on Thursday.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Hospital sealed for violating Covid-19 norms in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) sealed a private hospital, here on Wednesday, for violating Covid-19 guidelines. As on June 23, 27 positive cases have been detected from this hospital.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
ISL: Odisha FC rope in Isak Vanlalruatfela, Paul Ramfangzauva
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) Odisha FC on Wednesday announced the signings of Indian youngsters Isak Vanlalruatfela and Paul Ramfangzauva ahead of the seventh edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).
2020-06-24
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Don't visit Puri, darshan of deities not allowed: Odisha DGP
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) The Odisha Police on Wednesday appealed to people not to visit the pilgrimage town of Puri as 'darshan' of the deities was still not allowed.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Rath Yatra: Chariots roll on Puri grand road without devotees
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) Three majestic wooden chariots carrying Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra rolled on the grand road of Puri as the annual Rath Yatra was held, for the first time ever, in the absence of devotees on Tuesday.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Orissa,National
Adani Power signs agreement with AES for OPGC stake
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) Adani Power Ltd (APL) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 49 per cent stake in the Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC) from the affiliates of US-based global energy company, the AES Corporation (AES), a statement said on Tuesday.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Faf advised me to always be 'on the front foot' to succeed in India: Baxter
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) Former South Africa cricket skipper Faf du Plessis has advised Odisha FC head coach Stuart Baxter to be on the 'front foot' all the time as the latter aims for a playoffs finish in his first season in the Indian Super League.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
COVID-19 death toll rises to 17 in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) Odisha's COVID-19 death toll increased to 17 with two more deaths reported on Tuesday, the health department said.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Puri Jagannath Temple servitor tests Covid positive as Rath Yatra gets underway
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) A servitor of Puri Jagannath Temple has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, informed Puri District Collector Balwant Singh on Tuesday. The news came amid a curtailed Rath Yatra underway in Puri after the Supreme Court gave in to Centre and Odisha's request, partially lifting its last weeks complete ban on the festival.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra begins at Puri
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) For the first time ever, the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings began in absence of devotees at Odisha's Puri on Tuesday.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Complete shutdown in Puri ahead of Rath Yatra
Bhubaneswar, June 22 (IANS) The Odisha government has imposed a complete shutdown in Puri district from 9 p.m. on Monday till 2 p.m. on Wednesday to hold the Rath Yatra without devotees by adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion