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  • IMD issues dense fog warning for three days January 25, 2022 3:18 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast dense fog in parts of Odisha in the next three days. Dense fog warning has been issued for one or two places in Balangir, Sonepur, Boudh, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, …
  • Flight operations delayed at Bhubaneswar airport due to dense fog January 21, 2022 12:14 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Flight operations were delayed at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar on Friday morning because of poor visibility due to dense fog conditions. BPIA officials said the IndiGo flight en route from …
  • Fruits of Kashmir bloom in Ganjam farmers’ field January 9, 2022 3:09 am Express News Service BERHAMPUR: When the going got tough for B. Ranjan Pradhan of Khallikote block in Ganjam district during the pandemic,  he made the tough going by choosing to get into fruit cultivation. Today, not only has he earned appreciation as a …
  • 23 fresh Omicron cases reported in a day in Odisha January 2, 2022 6:48 pm (MENAFN- IANS) Bhubaneswar, Jan 2 (IANS) Making a big jump in Omicron tally, Odisha has reported 23 new cases of the latest variant of the coronavirus in a single day on Sunday. The total number of Omicron cases in the state reached 37, officials said. Out …
  • Odisha gives out advanced prosthesis at a subsidy January 2, 2022 5:29 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government has started giving out advanced prosthesis and orthosis to deserving and needy persons with disabilities (PwDs). While the service is free of cost for those living below poverty line, it is being …
  • 110 mm rainfall lashes Ambabhona in 24 hours December 30, 2021 12:18 am Bhubaneswar: Several places mostly in north and parts of coastal and south Odisha received light to moderate rainfall in the last 24 hours, said an IMD report on Wednesday. Ambabhona in Bargarh district recorded the highest of 110 mm rainfall during the …
  • Following HC orders, Odisha government draft list keeps ZP chief seats in 10 districts unreserved December 25, 2021 6:47 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government on Friday re-notified the draft list of reservations for the post of Zilla Parishad (ZP) presidents following the recent direction of the High Court to issue fresh draft notification on the …
  • Orissa HC Chief Justice inaugurates three courts December 24, 2021 2:57 am By Express News Service CUTTACK: Orissa High Court Chief Justice S Muralidhar inaugurated two family courts - one at Deogarh and another at Jharsuguda - and Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge at Kantamal in Boudh district through video- …
  • Odisha night temperatures to rise in next 48 hours December 23, 2021 8:54 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  People can expect some respite from the prevailing chilly conditions as the cold wave may enter into a broken spell and night temperature is likely to rise in Odisha after 48 hours. India Meteorological Department (IMD …
  • Cold wave warning for Odisha districts December 21, 2021 5:51 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Pull out all your warm clothes. For, many Odisha are likely to witness a severe cold wave over the next few days of the week. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued cold wave warning for 14 western, …
  • Odisha collectors told to open more mandis for paddy purchase  December 21, 2021 3:11 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government on Monday, December 20, 2021, directed district collectors to open mandis (paddy purchase centres) as per requirement and engage more women self help groups (WSHGs) for smooth procurement of paddy …
  • State Level Single Window Clearance Authority of Odisha approves projects worth ₹511 crore December 16, 2021 1:48 pm The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) of Odisha has approved seven industrial projects worth ₹511 crore that would generate jobs for over 6,402 persons in the State. Key projects approved at the 106th meeting of the SLSWCA, under the …
  • 7 projects worth Rs 500 crore get Odisha government nod December 16, 2021 8:38 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The State-level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) on Wednesday gave in-principle approval to seven investment projects envisaging investment of around Rs 511.19 crore and employment for 6,402 persons. The …
  • Odisha plans mobile medicare units for elderly population December 16, 2021 8:37 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Every district in the State will have one physiotherapy clinic and a mobile medicare unit for senior citizens soon. The facilities will extend medical care to people above 60 years living in rural, isolated and backward …
  • Odisha approves 7 investment proposals worth Rs 511.19cr December 15, 2021 7:07 pm (MENAFN- IANS) > Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday approved seven investment proposals worth Rs 511.19 crore that would create employment opportunities for over 6,000 people, officials said. The State Level Single Window …
  • Odisha redeploys disaster response forces December 3, 2021 11:48 am The Odisha government on Friday started redeploying the disaster response forces after the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclonic storm Jawad, which may touch the Puri district coast before recurving away in the north-east direction …
  • One held with leopard skin in Odisha November 22, 2021 11:28 am (MENAFN- IANS) Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (IANS) For the third time in November, Odisha police have seized a leopard skin and arrested one person in Boudh district, officials said here on Monday. On the basis of reliable information, a team from the Special Task …
  • Boudh RTO official held November 18, 2021 5:15 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  An Assistant Programmer of the Boudh RTO Office was arrested on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, for forgery and manipulation of records. The accused Ranjan Kumar Das was found involved in fraudulent activities during an …
  • Our responsibility to take care of children: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik November 15, 2021 4:30 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  “Though children constitute one-third of population, they are our future and hence it is our responsibility to take care of them,” said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while virtually dedicating 138 transformed schools …
  • Odisha CM Patnaik inaugurates 138 schools in 4 districts on children's day November 15, 2021 4:26 am Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], November 15 (ANI): On the occasion of children's day, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated 138 schools in four districts including Boudh, Sonpur, Bhadrak and Kendujhar under 5T School transformation program. In …
  • Odisha to receive rainfall for next five days November 12, 2021 6:57 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said Odisha will receive rainfall for the next five days. Light to moderate rainfall or thundershower activity is likely to occur at a few places in Malkangiri, …
  • 4 zilla parishad president seats in Odisha reserved for OBCs November 6, 2021 7:12 am The Odisha government has reserved four zilla parishad (ZP) president seats for Other Backward Class (OBC) members. According to a notification issued by the state Panchayati Raj Department, 18 ZP chief seats have been reserved for various categories. …
  • Mamita Meher murder case: BJP demands Minister’s resignation October 30, 2021 3:30 pm BJP Mahila Morcha National President Vanathi Srinivasan on Saturday demanded resignation of MoS in Odisha government, Dibya Shankar Mishra over the Mamita Meher murder case. Srinivasan said the minister must step down for the sake of free and fair …
  • Odisha to jab 4.13 lakh people a day to achieve vaccination target October 30, 2021 6:53 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Covid vaccination slowed down in the State despite the rise in number of session sites, Odisha government has asked all collectors to ensure minimum 4.13 lakh inoculations a day to achieve the target of administering …
  • Odisha: 483 telecom towers of BSNL in Maoist turf October 28, 2021 5:15 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  To maximise network connectivity in inaccessible areas, Department of Telecom (DoT) has sanctioned 483 mobile towers with 4G features to be set up by BSNL in nine districts of Odisha. This was based on the recommendations …
  • Slow vaccination remains a challenge as Covid cases rise in Odisha October 20, 2021 4:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as Odisha recently achieved the feat of one crore double dose inoculation, slow rate of second dose vaccination in more than half of the districts has emerged a major concern for the administration with new cases …
  • Odisha government issues draft notification for panchayat posts October 17, 2021 5:22 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Four out of a total 30 posts of Zilla Parishad president have been reserved for candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the draft notification issued by the State government for the panchayat polls. The …
  • Odisha logs 467 new COVID-19 cases, 5 fresh fatalities October 15, 2021 11:52 am By PTI BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha on Friday registered 467 new COVID -19 cases, 54 less than the previous day, with the tally rising to 10,34,276, a health department official said. Five fresh fatalities due to the infection pushed the death toll in the state to …
  • Odisha sees spike in new COVID cases on Dussehra eve October 11, 2021 5:36 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A Day ahead of commencement of Durga Puja, Odisha witnessed a sudden spike in new Covid-19 cases with the infection count going up by 25 per cent in the last 24 hours. The State reported 652 cases against 526 cases a …
  • Coronavirus: Next three months crucial, Odisha govt alerts people October 9, 2021 6:42 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With new cases rising steadily in different parts of Odisha ahead of winter, the State government has warned people to remain cautious and watchful for next three months to prevent the third wave of the pandemic.A day …
  • Odisha struggles to achieve vaccination target as infection declines October 6, 2021 3:38 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Covid infections declined across the districts making people complacent about the disease, Odisha government is now struggling to achieve its daily target of four lakh inoculations. After the Centre doubled the …
  • Odisha: Boudh 1st district with no active Covid +ve case October 3, 2021 6:02 pm
  • 73% of Odisha has developed Covid antibodies September 27, 2021 11:06 am At least 73 per cent of Odisha's population and over 93 per cent of health workers have developed antibodies against SARS-CoV2, according to a recent sero-survey conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The survey was conducted in 12 of …
  • Odisha reports 585 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths  September 27, 2021 12:03 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported 585 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and five more deaths, the Health Department said.  Among the new patients were 96children, it said. Khurda district reported most of the new cases at 206, followed by Cuttack with 67cases …
  • Book Review | A great river’s stories that inquire, inform September 25, 2021 6:38 pm A classic example of realist eco-fiction, it effortlessly straddles the domains of geography, sociology, cultural history and anthropology Did you hear the story of the crocodile who loved a girl and the one on how Indra took to task his clouds and made it …
  • Odisha braces for multiple cyclonic circulations and more rain in next 10 days September 19, 2021 12:49 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After witnessing a flood-like situation in its coastal region due to incessant rain in the last week, Odisha is bracing for a series of cyclonic circulations over the Bay of Bengal that may trigger heavy rains across …
  • Rajat Bedi supports accident victim's family September 19, 2021 3:06 am Rajat Bedi recently made news after his car accident resulted in the death of a person. He was booked for causing death due to negligence and the case is currently under investigation. While he provided immediate help to the victim Rajat has now revealed …
  • Heavy rainfall continues in Odisha; schools closed in 12 districts September 13, 2021 9:46 am Heavy rainfall continued in many parts of Odisha for the past 24 hours, breaking old records in capital city Bhubaneswar and pilgrim city Puri, the IMD said on Monday. The government closed schools in 12 districts for two days. The depression over …
  • Massive rainfall in Odisha, alert for Chhattisgarh, MP too September 13, 2021 6:55 am Massive rainfall was recorded in several parts of Odisha as the depression over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coast moved west-north-westwards to turn into Deep Depression in the early hours on Monday. Odisha, north Chhattisgarh and Madhya …
  • Odisha to inoculate 4 lakh Covid vaccine doses, city target drops to 7000 September 13, 2021 2:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government has decided to ramp up vaccination in seven districts in view of rising Covid infection. While the daily target for Bhubaneswar has been brought down to 7,000 a day from 30,000, it has been …
  • Heavy rain lashes several parts of Odisha September 12, 2021 2:42 pm Several parts of Odisha including capital city Bhubaneswar on Sunday experienced heavy downpour, under the influence of a well-marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal, officials said. “The well-marked low pressure area lies over northwest and …
  • Well marked low pressure triggers heavy showers in Odisha  September 12, 2021 11:04 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The low-pressure area on Sunday concentrated into a well-marked low pressure over northwest and adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal. The well-marked low pressure is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate …
  • Nuakhai – The harvest festival of western Odisha September 11, 2021 6:59 am Nuakhai is the harvest festival of Western Odisha. ‘Nua’ means new, and ‘Khai’ means to eat. The occasion marks the consumption of the first harvested crops and falls on the Bhadraba Shuklapakhya Panchami tithi, which is the day following Ganesh Chaturthi. …
  • Indo-Canadian actor Rajat Bedi booked for rash driving September 7, 2021 8:48 am The Mumbai Police on Tuesday booked Rajat N. Bedi, an Indo-Canadian Bollywood and television producer for alleged rash and negligent driving which led to a serious accident, officials said here. The incident occurred on Monday evening when Bedi was driving …
  • Actor’s car hits drunk man on road in Andheri September 7, 2021 1:46 am Representative imageMUMBAI: A drunk man is recuperating at Cooper Hospital after he was allegedly hit by a car driven by Bollywood actor Rajat Bedi in Andheri (W) on Monday evening. The actor was heading home when Rajesh Boudh (40), in an inebriated …
  • Covid infection among children at 20% in Odisha September 6, 2021 1:43 pm The daily coronavirus infection rate among children and adolescents reached the all-time high of 20 per cent in Odisha on Monday as 122 of 609 fresh patients are below 18 years of age, a health department official said. The single-day positivity ratio …
  • Odisha districts on alert amid heavy rain warning September 6, 2021 9:29 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Monday put several districts on alert as the weather office predicted that a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal may trigger heavy rainfall across the state, officials said. The district collectors were …
  • Odisha: Second dose vaccine coverage low in 18 districts September 4, 2021 3:39 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha may be among the states having administered single dose Covid vaccine to over 50 per cent (pc) of targeted population but the second dose coverage has been abysmally low in 18 districts. As per the vaccination …
  • 12.95 lakh people missed their second COVID vaccine shot in Odisha August 27, 2021 6:20 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 12.95 lakh people in Odisha have missed the second dose despite completing the maximum 112 days gap for Covishield and 42 days for Covaxin. Overall, around 15.88 lakh people are due for their second Covid jab by …
  • Odisha records over 30 pc deficit rainfall August 24, 2021 12:45 am With the entire Odisha experiencing deficit rainfall this monsoon, the state government on Monday asked all district collectors to prepare necessary action plans to mitigate the “dry spell”, officials said. Chief Secretary S C Mohapatra, during a high- …
  • Odisha to prepare contingency plan to tackle drought-like situation August 23, 2021 8:24 pm With the state recording 30 per cent deficit rainfall in this monsoon, the Odisha government is preparing a contingency plan to tackle a possible drought-like situation, officials said on Monday. “At least 30 blocks in 15 districts are experiencing …
  • COVID-19 tally breaches 10-lakh mark in Odisha August 22, 2021 10:36 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 911 more people testing positive in the last 24 hours, the Covid-19 tally breached the 10-lakh mark in the state on Saturday. Barring one-day, the infections have remained below 1000 throughout the week for the first …
  • Odisha crosses two crore Covid vaccination landmark August 18, 2021 6:05 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has crossed an important landmark of two crore vaccinations on Wednesday. With 2,08,541 jabs on the day, the State has administered 2,01,59,443 doses so far. While almost half of the projected population has got …
  • Low-key Independence Day celebrations in Odisha August 15, 2021 7:22 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha will celebrate the 75th Independence Day on Sunday in a subdued manner without public participation in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. While Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will unfurl the National Flag at the …
  • Odisha government directs districts not to reduce COVID-19 testing August 7, 2021 4:59 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has decided not to reduce COVID-19 testing even if districts report zero cases until the targeted population is fully vaccinated. The Health and Family Welfare department has directed all …
  • Odisha forest department to open new eco-retreat spots for tourists August 7, 2021 4:58 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As economic activities have resumed after the graded unlocking, the State government on Friday asked the Forest department to open the newly developed eco-retreat spots. Reviewing the progress of these spots including …
  • Maoist cadre from Chhattisgarh surrenders before Odisha Police August 1, 2021 12:31 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In yet another blow to CPI (Maoist), a senior Maoist cadre of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh surrendered before Odisha Police on Sunday. Kandhamal-Kalahandi-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division's area committee member …
  • One more week to clear Covid death backlog: Odisha Health officials July 28, 2021 5:36 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Even as 60 more people from Odisha succumbed to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, health officials on Tuesday said it will take at least one more week to clear the backlog of deaths in the State. “More than 300 death …
  • OJEE-2021 application deadline extended, 12 exam centres added July 27, 2021 11:21 am In view of the current situation arising from COVID-19 pandemics, the Odisha state government has extended the last date of the application form submission for OJEE-2021. The last date for submission of online application forms for all the courses (except …
  • Odisha: Zero infection in Nuapada and Boudh, rest record 1,833 cases July 26, 2021 5:51 am
  • Very heavy rainfall lashes Odisha in last 24 hours, another low pressure area may form next week July 23, 2021 9:54 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: About 10 places in Odisha received very heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours under the influence of the low pressure area over the north-west Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood. Birmaharajpur received 202 mm rainfall, …
  • 30 convicts in Odisha get premature release July 23, 2021 5:52 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government on Thursday issued premature release order of 30 convicts for their good behaviour in the jails and on the basis of State Sentence Review Committee’s recommendations.  As per the provisions of CrPC, …
  • Odisha STF seizes leopard hide in Boudh district, poacher arrested July 21, 2021 4:40 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested a poacher and seized a leopard hide and one single barrel muzzle loading (SBML) gun from his possession. Poacher Hara Rana of Gochhangi village in …
  • Odisha police seize 15 leopard skins in past one year July 21, 2021 9:56 am The Special Task Force (STF) under the Crime Branch of the Odisha police has seized 15 leopard skins during the past one year, officials said here on Wednesday. During the past one year, the STF has conducted a special drive against wildlife criminals/ …
  • Odisha breaches 5,000 COVID-19 death mark July 19, 2021 5:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid death toll in the State crossed 5,000-mark as the State government announced 66 more fatalities on Sunday. The State also reported 2,215 new infections in last 24 hours. Health department sources said the …
  • Covid deaths cross 5,000-mark in Odisha July 18, 2021 6:56 am With the reporting of fresh 66 fatalities, the total deaths due to Covid-19 in Odisha crossed 5,000 mark on Sunday. Now, the death toll stands at 5,058. According to the state health department, the highest 23 deaths were reported from Khurda district, …
  • Covid situation in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack has plateaued, say officials July 17, 2021 5:57 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha on Friday reported 2,070 new cases and 64 fatalities taking the cumulative death toll to 4,925. The State has added 37,042 new cases and 862 deaths in last 15 days. Of the fresh infections, Khurda and Cuttack …
  • Odisha extends partial lockdown till Aug 1, eases some curbs. Check details July 15, 2021 5:30 pm The Odisha government Thursday allowed the movement of passenger buses, and barber shops and beauty parlours to resume business, while extending the partial lockdown till 6 am of August 1. Briefing journalists, Chief Secretary S C Mohapatra said, the …
  • Puri set to hold second devotee-less Ratha Jatra; curfew imposed for two days July 11, 2021 7:38 pm By PTI PURI: As countdown begins for the second consecutive devotees-less Ratha Jatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri, the district administration imposed curfew from 8 PM of Sunday for two days, official sources said. The administration imposed curbs across the …
  • Satkosia gorge sancutary to guard gharial hatchlings in view of Hirakud's flood water release July 11, 2021 5:24 am By Express News Service ANGUL: With Hirakud Dam set to release first flood water into river Mahanadi on Sunday,  authorities of Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary have ramped up measures to keep the recently spotted gharial hatchlings out of danger.  With the water …
  • Odisha DGP Abhay changes schedule to airlift 2 injured jawans in clash with Maoists July 10, 2021 8:26 pm Met Dept forecasts heavy rains in Odisha, West Bengal and Andamans; Fishermen warned In an act of bravery, the Odisha Director General of Police, who was on a tour to Malkangiri and Koraput districts, changed his programme and diverted his chopper to Boudh …
  • Commandos sustain bullet injuries during exchange of fire with Naxals, airlifted to Bhubaneswar July 10, 2021 12:55 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Two commandos of Odisha Police's Special Operations Group (SOG) sustained bullet injuries during an exchange of fire with naxals under Gochhapada police limits in Kandhamal district on Saturday. They were brought to …
  • Odisha DGP changes schedule, airlifts two injured jawans July 10, 2021 10:40 am In an act of bravery, the Odisha Director General of Police, who was on a tour to Malkangiri and Koraput districts, changed his programme and diverted his chopper to Boudh to airlift two jawans injured in an anti-Maoist operation. According to Odisha …
  • 61 more Covid deaths reported in Odisha July 9, 2021 6:29 am The Odisha government on Friday reported the death of 61 more people due to Covid-19, taking the death toll to 4,471. According to the state health department, death of 11 persons were reported from Khurda district, while six persons each died in Bargarh, …
  • Fighting Covid: RT-PCR labs in all Odisha districts by August-end July 9, 2021 3:17 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  All district headquarters in the State will have RT-PCR laboratories by the end of August. The laboratories were supposed to be set up by this month but the process was delayed as several districts failed to submit …
  • Odisha reports record 52 COVID-19 fatalities, 2,803 new cases  July 5, 2021 8:54 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha on Monday registered 52 COVID-19 fatalities, the highest-ever in a single day, pushing the toll to 4,248, while 2,803 new cases raised the tally to 9,24,699, a health department official said. Nine fatalities were reported from …
  • Odisha: Poor students unable to enrol in private schools under Right to Education Act for lack of digital awareness July 3, 2021 8:56 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  When the School and Mass Education (SME) department took the online route for admission of students from economically weaker sections (EWS) to private schools in their neighbourhood under the Right to Education (RTE) …
  • Odisha to receive eight lakh more doses of Covishield vaccine by July 2 July 3, 2021 8:56 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid-19 vaccination drive in Odisha would be streamlined from Monday, July 12, 2021, as 8.4 lakh more doses of Covishield are slated to arrive here on Friday, July 2. The State received one lakh doses of Covishield …
  • Times Alternative Career Survey: East Zone July 3, 2021 6:51 am Education plays an essential role in empowering young minds and helping them to face life challenges independently. It helps in developing their self-confidence, enhancing knowledge and honing their skills. It is needless to say that education is crucial …
  • Odisha extends partial lockdown till July 16 with graded unlocking June 30, 2021 3:29 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Wednesday extended the partial lockdown further by 15 days with the relaxation of restrictions for 12 hours in 20 districts where the Covid-19 test positivity rate is below 5% and eight hours in …
  • COVID-19: Odisha government extends partial lockdown till July 16 June 30, 2021 12:45 pm By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Wednesday extended the partial lockdown in the state for 15 more days till 5 AM on July 16, a senior official said. The existing restrictions will end at 5 AM on Thursday. The state government has divided the 30 …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik lays stones for oxygen plants June 26, 2021 6:13 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated healthcare infrastructure and laid foundation stones for multiple medical oxygen storage and generation plants at different hospitals in seven districts to strengthen …
  • Six per cent of targeted population vaccinated against COVID-19 in Odisha June 24, 2021 5:38 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as Odisha is among 12 states in the country to have crossed one crore vaccination mark, only around six per cent (pc) age appropriate people in the State have been fully inoculated so far. As per the CoWIN portal, the …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik announces COVID package for Western Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced another package of Rs 25 crore for management of Covid situation in western Odisha districts. He also dedicated medical equipment worth Rs 25 crore purchased by Western …
  • Monsoon arrives a day early in Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Several parts of Odisha received heavy rain on Thursday as south-west monsoon arrived a day ahead of its normal date. The monsoon current, India Meteorological Department said, covered Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, …
  • Monsoon arrives in Odisha a day earlier, likely to cover entire state in next 48 hours June 10, 2021 1:18 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon arrived in Odisha on Thursday, a day earlier than its normal onset date. The earlier than usual arrival of monsoon can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal which is …
  • COVID cases down in Odisha, but early unlock may prove disastrous June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the State government is preparing to start the unlock process in the districts recording a test positivity rate of less than five per cent (pc), health experts warned that the early relaxation may prove …
  • Odisha records highest single-day COVID deaths June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as new Covid-19 cases are declining for the last few days, Odisha logged its highest single day fatalities with 45 patients succumbing to the disease in last 24 hours.  As many as 5,896 new cases were detected …
  • Low pressure to end heat chain in Odisha by June 10 June 7, 2021 4:56 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Relief from Covid transmission may take some time in Odisha but with the low pressure forming over north Bay of Bengal, it could break the heat and humidity chain in the State, finally. The system is expected to pull …
  • Odisha to divert surplus Covaxin doses for 18-plus age group in Bhubaneswar June 5, 2021 3:54 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Caught in a catch-22 situation over slowing down vaccination of 18-44 age group people amidst shortage of doses, the State government is  set to divert its surplus Covaxin doses for the segment in Bhubaneswar. Health …
  • Odisha logs record 40 fresh COVID fatalities, 8,399 new cases June 2, 2021 10:26 am By PTI BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha on Wednesday registered 40 more deaths due to COVID-19, the highest so far in a single day, pushing the toll to 2,831, a health department official said. At least 8,399 new coronavirus-positive cases raised the caseload in the …
  • COVID-19 cases on the rise in rural Odisha, containment zones emerge May 30, 2021 5:36 am However, there has been improvement in the overall test positivity rate of the State. During past three days, Kailash Chandra Behera, Block Development Officer (BDO) of Ersama in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district, has received distress calls about COVID-19 …
  • Odisha sees highest single-day spike in Covid cases and death amid lockdown, active cases cross one lakh mark May 23, 2021 8:55 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Lockdown with morning hours relaxation seems not to be yielding the desired result in Odisha as the State reported the highest single-day spike in both new cases and death in the last 24 hours pushing the active cases …
  • Watch: Child trapped between rocks rescued in Odisha’s Boudh September 3, 2020 11:57 am Sep 03, 2020, 03:21PM ISTSource: ANIA five-year-old child rescued by State Fire Service personnel in Odisha’s Boudh. He got trapped in the gap between two rocks in a stream. Later, he was taken to Purunakatak Community Health Centre for his health …
  • Boudh villages submerged as heavy rains lash Odisha August 29, 2020 2:50 am By Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  Low-lying areas in Boudh district have been inundated by floodwater of Mahanadi river following heavy rains since the last two days. Though the rains have stopped, water from Mahanadi has submerged many villages and …
  • Carcass of elephant found in Odisha's Boudh June 18, 2020 6:20 am By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Days after two elephants were found dead in Keonjhar district, carcass of a tusker with bullet wounds was found in Mundeswar reserve forest under Madhapur forest range in Boudh on Wednesday. Locals of Dakapadar village …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches Rs 114 crore worth projects for Boudh district January 3, 2020 4:27 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As New Year gift for the people of Boudh, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated and laid foundation stone for 27 infrastructure projects worth Rs 114 crore. Naveen launched the projects through video …
  • Class-IX girl raped in Boudh January 29, 2018 7:44 pm Bhubanezswar: A Class IX girl was allegedly raped in Kantamal police limits in Boudh district on Sunday. A complaint has been lodged at Kantamal police station in connection with the incident. On Sunday, the girl arrived at Kodibahal village to attend the …
  • Ruins of ancient temple found in Boudh July 12, 2017 3:53 am BOUDH:The recovery of remains of a purportedly 10th century temple from a farm land in Jhinkerpali village under Palsagora gram panchayat in Kantamal block of the district has opened up a new chapter in the history of temples under Somvansi rulers. As per …
  • Odisha: Police seize 250 kg Cannabis, arrests two from Boudh district April 22, 2017 10:01 am [India], Apr 22 (ANI): Police have arrested two people caught with 250 kilograms of cannabis near Kapasira village of Odisha's Boudh district. The two accused have identified as Bhim Singh and Arjun Singh and belonged to Bihar. Manamunda Police …
  • Bear rescued from tree after 32 hours January 26, 2022 2:29 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A bear that went atop a tree after being chased by some villagers in Nabarangpur district early on Sunday morning was rescued by forest officials after two days.The terrified animal which had sneaked into Nayakguda …
  • Odisha: Nabarangpur girl gets national Bal Puraskar January 25, 2022 8:56 am
  • It’s Majhi vs Majhi in Nabarangpur as BJD grapples with factionalism January 25, 2022 3:18 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as scrutiny of nomination papers is over and the final list of candidates is set to be published on Tuesday, the ruling BJD finds itself in a tough spot in Nabarangpur district due to acute factionalism among its …
  • Odisha lost 1,655 sq km forest cover in 2001-19 period due to mining: Study January 19, 2022 4:01 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha lost over 1,655 sq km forest cover between 2001 and 2019, mostly in tribal-dominated mineral rich districts, revealed a study establishing a link between mining activities and damage to green cover. The study …
  • NIT Rourkela closed for 2 days January 11, 2022 2:57 am By Express News Service ROURKELA: Facing a cluster outbreak of Covid-19 on campus, the National Institute of Technology-Rourkela (NIT-R) on Monday issued order for closure of the institution on January 12 and 13. The effective closure period including …
  • Odisha’s Covid cases double in a day, Omicron variant traced in 5 foreign returnees January 6, 2022 6:33 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As the Omicron scare gripped the country, Odisha on Wednesday witnessed a big spike in new cases with 1,216 people from 28 districts testing positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The State also reported 23 more …
  • Odisha reports 680 cases; R-value rises to 1.3 January 5, 2022 4:08 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The rapid rise of Covid-19 cases in the country has manifested in Odisha too with daily case count doubling in the State in just three days.  The State on Tuesday reported 680 new infections, up by 60 per cent (pc) from …
  • Odisha gives out advanced prosthesis at a subsidy January 2, 2022 5:29 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government has started giving out advanced prosthesis and orthosis to deserving and needy persons with disabilities (PwDs). While the service is free of cost for those living below poverty line, it is being …
  • Odisha Government Run By Patnaik's Friends: Kanhaiya December 28, 2021 10:43 am Addressing the party's Sankalp Samabesh in Nabarangpur, the former JNU student's union president slammed the BJD as "BJP's D-team". "BJD is the D-team of BJP. Elected representatives don't run the government in Odisha, …
  • Odisha govt run by Patnaik's friends: Kanhaiya Kumar December 27, 2021 7:06 pm Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJD alleging that the Odisha government is being run by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's "friends", and not elected representatives. Addressing the party's …
  • Following HC orders, Odisha government draft list keeps ZP chief seats in 10 districts unreserved December 25, 2021 6:47 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government on Friday re-notified the draft list of reservations for the post of Zilla Parishad (ZP) presidents following the recent direction of the High Court to issue fresh draft notification on the …
  • Odisha night temperatures to rise in next 48 hours December 23, 2021 8:54 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  People can expect some respite from the prevailing chilly conditions as the cold wave may enter into a broken spell and night temperature is likely to rise in Odisha after 48 hours. India Meteorological Department (IMD …
  • In Odisha, 1/3rd witchcraft victims don’t get police support  December 21, 2021 5:52 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Seven years after Odisha government brought in the Odisha Prevention of Witch Hunting Act 2013, a survey says, close to a third of the cases do not get positive police response. Even as the State continues to witness …
  • Chhattisgarh doctor directed to pay Rs 20 lakhs for medical neglect December 21, 2021 2:07 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE:  The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Nabarangpur has directed a doctor of Jagdalpur in neighbouring Chhattisgarh to pay Rs 20 lakh compensation to a woman of Umerkote who suffered post-delivery …
  • Odisha launches cost-free air health services for four remote districts December 20, 2021 12:37 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched a new initiative, the Mukhyamantri Vayu Swasthya Seva (Air Health Services) at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here to take health services to people of remote and …
  • Odisha to launch air health service for four remote districts today December 20, 2021 4:40 am BHUBANESWAR: The state is set to roll out a new health programme - the Mukhyamantri Bayu Swasthya Seva (CM's air health services) - to fly medical specialists in chartered planes to hospitals in four remote districts periodically. CM Naveen Patnaik is …
  • Odisha plans mobile medicare units for elderly population December 16, 2021 8:37 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Every district in the State will have one physiotherapy clinic and a mobile medicare unit for senior citizens soon. The facilities will extend medical care to people above 60 years living in rural, isolated and backward …
  • Woman Maoist Kamaleswari Molei alias Amila surrenders in Odisha's Umerkote December 12, 2021 4:40 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE: A hardcore woman Maoist surrendered before Nabarangpur police in presence of SP Purushottam Das and DIG (Southern range) Rajesh Pandit here on Saturday. She was identified as Kamaleswari Molei alias Amila, a native of …
  • AMRUT projects worth Rs 1,409 crore completed in Odisha December 11, 2021 3:39 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has taken up 191 projects worth Rs 1,715 crore under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme in nine cities and towns, Union Minister of State for Urban and Housing Kaushal …
  • Odisha reports 497 Scrub Typhus cases in 2021 December 11, 2021 3:39 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Close to 500 cases of Scrub Typhus have been reported from various districts of Odisha this year, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar informed the Parliament on Friday. In a …
  • BJP ST Morcha slams Odisha government for neglecting tribal population December 6, 2021 7:13 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The BJP ST Morcha on Sunday came down on the BJD government for neglecting a vast majority of Odisha’s tribal population. A recent National Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2021 report published by Niti Aayog has …
  • Heavy rains lash Odisha as remnants of cyclone Jawad near coast December 5, 2021 8:46 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Heavy rains lashed parts of Odisha on Sunday as remnants of cyclone Jawad, which has weakened into a deep depression, neared the coast, officials said. The system moved north-northeastwards at 20 kmph in the last six hours and is over …
  • Centre expresses concern over rising Covid cases in 6 Odisha dists December 5, 2021 5:58 am Amid the threat posed by Omicron, the Union health ministry on Saturday flagged rising Covid infections in six districts of Odisha as well as the prevalent high caseload in Khurda even as daily testing is on the decline.BHUBANESWAR: Amid the threat posed …
  • 1 crore Covid vaccine shots on Saturday, India crosses half-way mark in full dose December 4, 2021 7:34 pm Half of the eligible population in the country is now fully vaccinated, with over 1.03 crores being administered on Saturday. Around 21.38 crore unutilised doses are still available with states. More than 10 lakh vaccination doses were administered …
  • Farmer in Odisha hangs self over loan distress November 23, 2021 5:38 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE: A 45-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide due to crop loss and debt burden in Nabarangpur’s Raighar block on Monday. He was identified as Bhibhuti Sarkar of Chatabeda village. The farmer’s vegetable crop was damaged …
  • 4G cover for 3,933 unreached Odisha villages November 18, 2021 5:15 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: About 3,933 uncovered villages in Odisha will get high-speed mobile and internet connectivity under the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) scheme approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra …
  • Odisha citizens can expect more rains in next four days November 16, 2021 7:21 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that Odisha is expected to experience more rains in the next four days. Light to moderate rainfall or thundershower is likely to occur at one or two places in …
  • Odisha lagging in construction of rural roads under PMGSY  November 15, 2021 3:29 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The State government is running behind the schedule of completing construction of 2,700 km for 2021-22. It has managed to construct only 272.75 km of rural roads under the flagship Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana ( …
  • Mentally ill, man chained as kin appeal for Odisha government help November 14, 2021 2:51 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE:  Unaware of government health scheme benefits, family members of a mentally challenged youth in Nabarangpur’s Jharigaon block have chained him to restrain him from going out. For the family, his treatment too is out of …
  • Odisha to receive rainfall for next five days November 12, 2021 6:57 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said Odisha will receive rainfall for the next five days. Light to moderate rainfall or thundershower activity is likely to occur at a few places in Malkangiri, …
  • Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicates 142 transformed schools in Odisha November 12, 2021 6:57 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 142 high schools transformed with modern facilities under the 5T initiative of the Odisha government were dedicated virtually by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday. Inaugurating the schools at the two- …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik dedicates 142 schools in five districts November 12, 2021 4:48 am Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], November 12 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday dedicated 142 schools in five districts under the state government's 5T School Transformation programme, which includes 67 schools in Sundargarh, 30 in …
  • Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and Bishweshwar Tudu review projects in Odisha November 9, 2021 6:45 am By Express News Service JHARSUGUDA/UMERKOTE:  Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw held a meeting with officials of East Coast Railway and South Eastern Railway in Jharsuguda on Monday. Vaishnaw, who is on a two-day visit to the industrial hub, took …
  • Winter sets foot in Odisha, mercury dips below 15°C November 8, 2021 4:42 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Winter chill has finally descended in Odisha with minimum temperature across the State dipping way below 15 degree Celsius on Sunday.Little hill town Daringbadi was the coldest at 9.5 degree Celsius as dense fog …
  • Development council defunct, tribal welfare in Odisha takes a backseat November 7, 2021 3:37 am Express News Service UMERKOTE:  The State government’s plan to empower the marginalised and underprivileged seems to have gone kaput with the Special Development Council (SDC) set up in Nabarangpur district lying defunct since more than two years. In 2018, …
  • Odisha ex Congress working president Pradeep Majhi joins BJD November 6, 2021 4:28 pm Odisha prominent tribal youth leader Pradeep Majhi Saturday formally joined the ruling BJD at a special function in Nabarangpur. Majhi is considered to have influence among the tribal population of four south Odisha districts and his induction in BJD is …
  • Former Congress MP Pradeep Majhi joins BJD November 6, 2021 2:45 pm Former Congress MP Pradeep Majhi on Saturday formally joined Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in a special event in Nabarangpur district. Majhi, the former Working President of the state Congress unit, had resigned from the party on October 22. …
  • 4 zilla parishad president seats in Odisha reserved for OBCs November 6, 2021 7:12 am The Odisha government has reserved four zilla parishad (ZP) president seats for Other Backward Class (OBC) members. According to a notification issued by the state Panchayati Raj Department, 18 ZP chief seats have been reserved for various categories. …
  • Rains likely to dampen Diwali in South Odisha November 4, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Rains may dampen Diwali celebrations in southern Odisha with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting light to moderate rainfall at a few places in four districts on Thursday. These districts are Malkangiri …
  • Odisha to jab 4.13 lakh people a day to achieve vaccination target October 30, 2021 6:53 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Covid vaccination slowed down in the State despite the rise in number of session sites, Odisha government has asked all collectors to ensure minimum 4.13 lakh inoculations a day to achieve the target of administering …
  • Odisha: 483 telecom towers of BSNL in Maoist turf October 28, 2021 5:15 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  To maximise network connectivity in inaccessible areas, Department of Telecom (DoT) has sanctioned 483 mobile towers with 4G features to be set up by BSNL in nine districts of Odisha. This was based on the recommendations …
  • Staff crunch plagues Adarsha Vidyalayas in Odisha's Nabarangpur district October 26, 2021 5:45 am Express News Service UMERKOTE:  Adarsha Vidyalayas (AV), introduced with the aim to foster quality English-medium education for children from lower-income families, are battling staff shortage in Nabarangpur district affecting students’ education and …
  • Three days after resigning from the Congress, former MP Pradeep Majhi to join BJD soon October 25, 2021 5:11 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR/NABARANGPUR: Three days after resigning from the Congress, former MP Pradeep Majhi on Sunday said he will join the BJD soon. Though the date has not been finalised, it will be either on October 28 or 29.Majhi said …
  • Former Odisha Congress working president Pradeep Majhi to join BJD October 24, 2021 1:20 pm Nabarangpur (Odisha), Former Congress MP Pradeep Majhi, who had resigned from the party as its working president in Odisha, on Sunday announced that he will join the ruling BJD along with his supporters. Considering the current situation in the grand old …
  • Odisha Congress Committee working president Pradeep Majhi quits party, likely to join BJD October 22, 2021 8:50 am In a major jolt to opposition Congress ahead of the panchayat polls due in early 2022, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) working president and former MP Pradeep Majhi resigned from the party's primary membership on Friday. The resignation letter …
  • Odisha Congress working president Pradeep Majhi resigns from party, likey to join BJD soon October 22, 2021 8:16 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a big jolt to the Congress, working president of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Pradeep Majhi resigned from the party on Friday. He is expected to join the ruling BJD by the end of this month. Majhi put …
  • Former Nabarangpur MP Pradeep Majhi quits Congress, may join BJD October 22, 2021 5:43 am
  • ZyCoV-D vaccine roll out expected to be rolled out in Odisha soon October 22, 2021 5:39 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The ZyCoV-D vaccine approved for children aged above 12 years is expected to be rolled out soon as the Ministry of Health has started training immunisation officials of states on how to administer the needle-free vaccine. …
  • Ex-Nabarangpur MP quits Congress, may join BJD October 22, 2021 5:07 am
  • Four held with smuggled pangolin in Nabarangpur October 20, 2021 9:15 am
  • Slow vaccination remains a challenge as Covid cases rise in Odisha October 20, 2021 4:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as Odisha recently achieved the feat of one crore double dose inoculation, slow rate of second dose vaccination in more than half of the districts has emerged a major concern for the administration with new cases …
  • Odisha government issues draft notification for panchayat posts October 17, 2021 5:22 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Four out of a total 30 posts of Zilla Parishad president have been reserved for candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the draft notification issued by the State government for the panchayat polls. The …
  • Odisha logs 467 new COVID-19 cases, 5 fresh fatalities October 15, 2021 11:52 am By PTI BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha on Friday registered 467 new COVID -19 cases, 54 less than the previous day, with the tally rising to 10,34,276, a health department official said. Five fresh fatalities due to the infection pushed the death toll in the state to …
  • Odisha logs 521 fresh coronavirus cases, 6 new deaths October 14, 2021 10:50 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha on Thursday logged 521 new COVID-19 cases, 94 less than the previous day, taking the state's caseload to 10,33,809 while six fresh fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll to 8,274, a health department official said. The …
  • Demand for creation of more panchayat samitis grows loud in Odisha October 13, 2021 7:52 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Every time when there is a natural calamity, the residents of Talapada, a seaside panchayat in Balasore district are the last ones to get relief materials and attention from the administration. As the coastal panchayat …
  • Six-year-old killed in leopard attack in Odisha October 13, 2021 7:52 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE: Panic gripped locals in Nabarangpur’s Raighar block after a six-year-old boy from Turudihi village was reportedly killed in a leopard attack on Tuesday. Sources said, one Narendra Markam along with eight other family …
  • Leaders from three states join chorus at Koraput October 11, 2021 8:07 am By Express News Service KORAPUT:  The chorus for a new Union Territory (UT) grew louder as leaders of political parties and social organisations from Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh united for the cause at the general body meeting of the newly- …
  • Odisha sees spike in new COVID cases on Dussehra eve October 11, 2021 5:36 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A Day ahead of commencement of Durga Puja, Odisha witnessed a sudden spike in new Covid-19 cases with the infection count going up by 25 per cent in the last 24 hours. The State reported 652 cases against 526 cases a …
  • Odisha struggles to achieve vaccination target as infection declines October 6, 2021 3:38 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Covid infections declined across the districts making people complacent about the disease, Odisha government is now struggling to achieve its daily target of four lakh inoculations. After the Centre doubled the …
  • Fourth wettest September makes up for monsoon loss in Odisha October 1, 2021 4:28 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The wettest September in last 14 years has managed to compensate for the prolonged dry spell Odisha experienced as the 2021 monsoon season has ended on a normal note, with a 9 per cent shortfall. A deviation of 19 per cent …
  • Odisha asks Collectors to submit Cyclone damage report in 5 days September 27, 2021 8:28 pm (MENAFN- IANS) Bhubaneswar, Sep 27 (IANS) Even though there was no major impact of the cyclonic storm Gulab in Odisha, the state government has asked Collectors of seven affected districts to submit damage report in five days, an official said on Monday. …
  • Not Much Impact Of Cyclone Gulab In Odisha: Officials September 27, 2021 12:17 pm The Odisha government on Monday said cyclone Gulab did not have much impact in the state. The officials said the road connectivity was partially affected, due to landslides and uprooting of trees at some places in Gajapati, Koraput and Malkangiri districts …
  • 73% of Odisha has developed Covid antibodies September 27, 2021 11:06 am At least 73 per cent of Odisha's population and over 93 per cent of health workers have developed antibodies against SARS-CoV2, according to a recent sero-survey conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The survey was conducted in 12 of …
  • Cyclone Gulab makes landfall in AP, Odisha, wind speed up to 100 kmph September 27, 2021 7:31 am Odisha on Sunday experienced light to moderate rainfall as cyclone Gulab made landfall at a place in Andhra Pradesh, about 95 kilometres from Gopalpur in the state where a large number of people have been evacuated as a precautionary measure, officials …
  • Cyclone ‘Gulab’ makes landfall on Andhra-Odisha coast September 27, 2021 6:56 am Visakhapatnam/Bhubaneswar, Sep 26 (IANS) Cyclone ‘Gulab’ started making landfall on Sunday evening, triggering heavy rains along with strong winds over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south coastal Odisha. The landfall process commenced …
  • Over 73 per cent people in Odisha's 12 districts have COVID antibodies: ICMR serosurvey September 27, 2021 6:04 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Three in every four persons, including the vaccinated ones and children, have developed antibodies against SARS-CoV2, the latest serosurvey spanning 12 districts has found. The Odisha Serosurvey-2021 conducted jointly …
  • Cyclone Gulab: Odisha, Andhra Pradesh on alert ahead of landfall September 27, 2021 5:50 am (MENAFN- NewsBytes) The states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are on alert as the cyclonic storm "Gulab" is expected to cross the eastern Indian coast by Sunday evening. Cyclone Gulab is lay centered over over northwest and west-central Bay of …
  • Fight against Maoists should be accelerated, made decisive: Amit Shah September 27, 2021 1:35 am Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the fight against Maoists is "reaching its end" but "needs to be accelerated and made decisive". In the past two years (since Shah became the home minister), efforts have been made to …
  • Odisha: 73% population in 12 districts develop antibody against Covid September 27, 2021 1:04 am At least 73 per cent population in 12 districts of Odisha have developed antibodies against Covid-19, said Sanghamitra Pati, director of ICMR's Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) on Sunday. On the instruction of the Odisha government, the RMRC …
  • As Cyclone Gulab nears coast, rain reported over coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha September 27, 2021 12:17 am Moderate intensity rainfall has commenced since Sunday morning over the southern coastal districts of Odisha and adjoining Andhra Pradesh in view of the approaching cyclonic storm Gulab. As per the 8.30 am satellite observations, the cyclone was located …
  • Odisha rushes rescue and relief teams as Cyclone Gulab likely to make landfall around midnight September 27, 2021 12:03 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government deployed its rescue and relief teams at vantage points as cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ moved nearly westwards with a speed of 17 km/hour in the last six hours and lay centered at 11.30 am on Sunday about …
  • Odisha reports 585 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths  September 27, 2021 12:03 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported 585 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and five more deaths, the Health Department said.  Among the new patients were 96children, it said. Khurda district reported most of the new cases at 206, followed by Cuttack with 67cases …
  • Conduct study on success of children from Naxal-hit areas: Odisha CM to Centre September 27, 2021 12:03 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday requested the Centre to conduct a study on how many children from the left-wing extremism (LWE) affected areas across the country are getting into national level …
  • Odisha sustained its efforts to curb LWE activities: CM September 26, 2021 5:41 pm New Delhi [India], September 26 (ANI): Odisha has sustained its efforts to curb Left Wing Extremists (LWE) activities and has registered substantial success, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday. His remarks came at a review meeting on 'Left- …
  • Odisha sets ‘zero casualty’ target as cyclone ‘Gulab’ approaches, evacuation drive underway September 26, 2021 3:46 pm Image Source : PTI Taking the stock of the preparedness virtually from New Delhi, Patnaik said all efforts should be made to protect each and every person in the seven identified districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur and …
  • Gulab: Edu institutes to remain shut in 11 dists of Odisha September 26, 2021 9:28 am In view of cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ which is likely to make landfall on Sunday evening, the Odisha government has announced closing down of schools and other educational institutions in 11 districts of the state on Monday. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen …
  • Odisha sounds high alert over Cyclone Gulab September 25, 2021 10:18 pm The Odisha government on Saturday sounded the warning for the cyclonic storm christened ‘Gulab’, which is expected to cross the coast between its southern districts and north Andhra Pradesh at wind speeds of 75-85 kmph on Sunday evening. Though the wind …
  • National R&D labs bring livelihoods to Odisha’s poorest district September 19, 2021 2:07 pm   In 2019, a consortium of 12 national research and development laboratories joined hands in a rare effort to transform livelihoods in Odisha’s Nabarangpur, one of India’s poorest districts. Two years later, the interventions appear to be creating quite a …
  • Poor rains and irrigation bane for Nabarangpur farmers in Odisha July 25, 2021 4:55 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE: With kharif season underway, farmers across Nabarangpur are a distressed lot as inadequate rainfall and irrigation have affected transplantation and subsequent activities in the district. According to the meteorological …
  • Nabarangpur farmers allege black marketing of fertiliser July 13, 2021 2:27 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE: Farmers in Nabarangpur district facing the challenges of the pandemic have alleged that the Regional Cooperative Marketing Societies in the district have failed them in supplying fertilisers. As a result, they are being …
  • Evicted families to be rehabilitated by Nabarangpur administration July 7, 2021 8:15 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/UMERKOTE:  The dispute between 35 migrant families from Nabarangpur living in the Sahajkhol reserve forest in Kalahandi and villagers of Gotomunda, was amicably settled by the administrations of both districts at …
  • Odisha: For Nabarangpur farmers, fertilisers are a big deal  July 3, 2021 9:02 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE: As the State witnesses widespread protests over paddy procurement woes, Nabarangpur is reeling under another farm crisis - fertlisers have either vanished from many parts of the district or being sold at exorbitant prices. …
  • Tribals in Odisha's Nabarangpur district take forest route to 'escape' COVID vaccination June 21, 2021 4:44 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE: Tribals of remote villages in Nabarangpur district are running away from their homes to avoid being vaccinated for COVID-19. Misinformation about vaccines on social media appears to be prompting them to hide in the forests …
  • Tribals make merry, defy Covid curbs in Odisha's Nabarangpur June 6, 2021 4:46 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE:  The video of tribals throwing Covid restrictions to the wind during Balijatra festivities in Kanchamal village under Kosagumuda block here, has raised concerns of virus spread among locals in Nabarangpur. Residents in the …
  • Nabarangpur districtto get RT-PCR lab within a week: Chief Secretary June 1, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The new RT-PCR laboratory sanctioned by the State government for Nabarangpur district recently will be made operational within a week and the district headquarters hospital (DHH) would have an oxygen plant within four …
  • In 2 Nabarangpur blocks, docs are lone rangers May 12, 2021 4:45 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE:  With Covid-19 cases on the rise, Nabarangpur MP Ramesh Chandra Majhi has written to the Additional Chief Secretary of Health department PK Mohapatra seeking an increase in the number of ICU beds and ventilators at the …
  • Odisha: Nabarangpur to set up five hospitals close to Chhattisgarh April 28, 2021 6:47 am
  • Night curfew in Odisha's Nabarangpur from today March 25, 2021 8:14 am By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: To stem the spread of Covid-19, night curfew will be imposed in Nabarangpur district from March 25, till further orders. Announcing this on Wednesday, Collector Ajit Kumar Mishra said the curfew will be observed from 8 …
  • Coronavirus fear grips Odisha's Nabarangpur March 22, 2021 2:25 pm By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: Amid the continuing spike in coronavirus cases in the State, Nabarangpur has reported 10 cases in less than a month, taking the total tally in the district to 5,954. Four people of Chaunriaguda village tested positive …
  • Nabarangpur, Kandhamal among top five aspirational districts September 4, 2020 6:09 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Two districts of Odisha figured among the top five most-improved aspirational districts in NITI Aayog’s Delta Ranking for July 2020, a report of which was released at New Delhi. Nabarangpur and Kandhamal have emerged as …
  • Nabarangpur villagers revive defunct well May 12, 2020 1:51 am Koraput: Residents of a remote village in Nabarangpur district have utilised the lockdown to build a water distribution system from scratch, beginning with the revival of a defunct well. Always faced with acute shortage of water in summer, the residents of …
  • Minor girl ‘gang-raped’, murdered in Odisha's Nabarangpur district December 15, 2019 5:17 am By Express News Service NABARANGPUR : A 16-year-old tribal girl, who had gone missing from home on Friday night, was allegedly found murdered after gang-rape in Gumundoli village in Nabarangpur district on Saturday.  Villagers found her dead body on the …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik launches pilot project to aid Nabarangpur farmers August 29, 2019 4:36 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to improve the socio-economic condition of farmers, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a multi-dimensional farm-based scientific and technology intervention pilot project in tribal-dominated …
  • Odisha-drought-Nabarangpur November 1, 2018 2:34 pm [India], Nov 1 (ANI): The Odisha government on Thursday declared droughts of moderate and severe nature in 19 districts of the state. The calamity covers a total crop area of 2.33 lakh hectares covering 5,533 villages of 66 blocks in nine districts namely …
  • Nabarangpur​ anganwadi centres function sans buildings, basic infrastructure July 27, 2018 1:54 am Express News Service NABARANGPUR: Children studying and having meals in the open and polythene-covered huts do not make for an ideal campaign picture for the Anganwadi programme. But, that is how the Anganwadi centres function in Nabarangpur district. Due …
  • Another baby branded in Nabarangpur to treat his respiratory problem June 20, 2018 1:02 am By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: In yet another case of inhuman practice, a six-month-old baby was branded with hot iron bangles to treat his respiratory problem in Nabarangpur district. The baby was admitted to the district headquarters hospital on …
  • Jeypore-Nabarangpur Railway project yet to start rolling August 8, 2017 4:27 am NABARANGPUR: Even as the Railways Ministry sanctioned the new 38-km broad gauge (BG) line between Jeypore and Nabarangpur last month as per the announcement in the 2016-17 Railway Budget, paper work for land acquisition for the project is yet to start. …
  • Nabarangpur district finds place on Railway map July 10, 2017 5:07 am BHUBANESWAR: With the Ministry of Railways sanctioning the new broad gauge (BG) line between Jeypore and Nabarangpur as per the announcement in the 2016-17 Railway Budget, Nabarangpur district will now come in the railway map of India. The Odisha …
  • Chief Minister reviews Nabarangpur welfare plans April 13, 2017 2:41 am BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked the Health and Family Welfare Department to fill up vacant posts of doctor and paramedical staff in Nabarangpur district. As part of his special focus on development programme undertaken in four …
  • Odisha Panchayat elections: Nabarangpur leader says Congress may tie up with BJP to stop BJD February 22, 2017 9:02 pm WHILE “CONGRESS-MUKT Bharat” has been PM Narendra Modi’s mantra from before he assumed office, in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district a senior Congress leader said the party is not averse to coming to an understanding with the BJP to stop the “bigger enemy” — …
  • Visually-challenged man’s papers for sarpanch rejected because he signed in Braille January 27, 2022 9:20 am A 40-year-old visually-challenged tribal man in Nuapara district of Odisha has moved the Orissa high court protesting against the rejection of his nomination papers for the post of sarpanch on the ground that he had used Braille script to sign the papers, …
  • Staff crunch in sericulture office hits production January 16, 2022 4:47 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Sericulture activities in Kalahandi have reportedly been hit due to shortage of staff  in the zonal sericulture office impacting field extension work. This has resulted in low production of raw silk as many rearers …
  • Odisha’s Covid cases double in a day, Omicron variant traced in 5 foreign returnees January 6, 2022 6:33 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As the Omicron scare gripped the country, Odisha on Wednesday witnessed a big spike in new cases with 1,216 people from 28 districts testing positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The State also reported 23 more …
  • Fake cement manufacturing unit busted in Odisha's Jagatpur January 4, 2022 4:41 am By Express News Service CUTTACK: In a major crackdown, the Commissionerate police on Monday busted a fake cement manufacturing unit at Champati village within Jagatpur police limits.  The unit was engaged in manufacturing counterfeit cement by recycling …
  • Odisha gives out advanced prosthesis at a subsidy January 2, 2022 5:29 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government has started giving out advanced prosthesis and orthosis to deserving and needy persons with disabilities (PwDs). While the service is free of cost for those living below poverty line, it is being …
  • Bargarh-Nuapada rail link plan gets in-principle nod January 2, 2022 1:01 am Bhubaneswar: The ministry of railways has accorded in-principle approval for taking up pre-investment activities for the Bargarh Road-Nawapara (Nuapada) Road new line project. This 142-km project will connect Nrusinghanath temple and other important places …
  • Ponds and forests shown as farm land, Odisha seeks satellite solution to find ‘genuine’ paddy cultivators December 28, 2021 12:31 am After facing state-wide protests from farmers over alleged irregularities in paddy procurement, the Odisha government is trying to create a database of “genuine” paddy cultivators by mapping crop area and production through satellite imagery and matching …
  • Odisha night temperatures to rise in next 48 hours December 23, 2021 8:54 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  People can expect some respite from the prevailing chilly conditions as the cold wave may enter into a broken spell and night temperature is likely to rise in Odisha after 48 hours. India Meteorological Department (IMD …
  • Cold wave warning for Odisha districts December 21, 2021 5:51 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Pull out all your warm clothes. For, many Odisha are likely to witness a severe cold wave over the next few days of the week. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued cold wave warning for 14 western, …
  • Odisha collectors told to open more mandis for paddy purchase  December 21, 2021 3:11 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government on Monday, December 20, 2021, directed district collectors to open mandis (paddy purchase centres) as per requirement and engage more women self help groups (WSHGs) for smooth procurement of paddy …
  • Odisha launches cost-free air health services for four remote districts December 20, 2021 12:37 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched a new initiative, the Mukhyamantri Vayu Swasthya Seva (Air Health Services) at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here to take health services to people of remote and …
  • Odisha to launch air health service for four remote districts today December 20, 2021 4:40 am BHUBANESWAR: The state is set to roll out a new health programme - the Mukhyamantri Bayu Swasthya Seva (CM's air health services) - to fly medical specialists in chartered planes to hospitals in four remote districts periodically. CM Naveen Patnaik is …
  • Heavy rains lash Odisha as remnants of cyclone Jawad near coast December 5, 2021 8:46 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Heavy rains lashed parts of Odisha on Sunday as remnants of cyclone Jawad, which has weakened into a deep depression, neared the coast, officials said. The system moved north-northeastwards at 20 kmph in the last six hours and is over …
  • Odisha: Youth held for raping 17-year-old in Ganjam November 29, 2021 7:16 am Representational imageBERHAMPUR: Aska police in Ganjam district on Sunday arrested a plus-II (second year) student on charges of raping a 17-year -old girl after abducting her on Thursday. The accused has been identified as Muna Nayak, 22, of Kalasandhapur …
  • ICDS worker arrested with Rs 80,000 bribe in Bhubaneswar November 23, 2021 3:25 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A supervisor of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in Nuapada district Harshamani Dei was arrested by Vigilance officers for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 80,000 to appoint a woman as an anganwadi worker.  …
  • Public schools in Odisha transformed phenomenally; match amenities of private schools [details] November 19, 2021 8:51 am Ladakh swings into action as 56 students of "3 Idiots" fame Rancho's school tested positive Odisha is setting an example by transforming government schools across five districts. Hundreds of government schools are now equipped with better …
  • 4G cover for 3,933 unreached Odisha villages November 18, 2021 5:15 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: About 3,933 uncovered villages in Odisha will get high-speed mobile and internet connectivity under the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) scheme approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates 135 more transformed schools November 17, 2021 6:21 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said that a competitive attitude is required for excellence in studies and the school transformation programme launched by the State government has been able to create an …
  • Odisha CM inaugurates 130 high schools with better facilities in 5 districts November 16, 2021 9:42 pm Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], November 17 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated 130 high schools with better facilities under the 5T School transformation program of the state government. These transformed schools have been …
  • Odisha to receive rainfall for next five days November 12, 2021 6:57 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said Odisha will receive rainfall for the next five days. Light to moderate rainfall or thundershower activity is likely to occur at a few places in Malkangiri, …
  • Odisha: Nuapada tap water coverage highest at 78 per cent, Malkangiri lowest 21 per cent November 9, 2021 3:15 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government has provided tap water to nearly 7.15 lakh households in the last four months, increasing the coverage to 38.64 per cent from 30.3 per cent in July. The State has targeted to provide tap water …
  • It's business as usual for Chief Minister Naveen Patniak at Kalahandi November 9, 2021 3:15 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched distribution of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) smart health cards for Kalahandi and Nuapada districts where close to 16 lakh people will benefit from …
  • 4 zilla parishad president seats in Odisha reserved for OBCs November 6, 2021 7:12 am The Odisha government has reserved four zilla parishad (ZP) president seats for Other Backward Class (OBC) members. According to a notification issued by the state Panchayati Raj Department, 18 ZP chief seats have been reserved for various categories. …
  • Pest attack on standing crops triggers concern for farmers November 4, 2021 5:58 am BHUBANESWAR: Farmers from various districts, including Koraput, Nuapada and Bargarh, have expressed serious concern over pest attack in standing paddy crops. The growers said that brown plant hoppers (BPH) and other pests have attacked the crops, which …
  • Disproportionate assets: Odisha vigilance department files case against dismissed constable November 2, 2021 5:32 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Vigilance department has registered a case against dismissed constable Prasanna Behera and his family members for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of over Rs 6.97 crore. As many as five teams …
  • Odisha to jab 4.13 lakh people a day to achieve vaccination target October 30, 2021 6:53 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Covid vaccination slowed down in the State despite the rise in number of session sites, Odisha government has asked all collectors to ensure minimum 4.13 lakh inoculations a day to achieve the target of administering …
  • Odisha: Dismissed constable extended his quarter by 8 rooms October 29, 2021 6:24 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Dismissed constable Prasanna Behera had illegally extended his government quarter in Capital’s Kalpana Square area. On receiving allegations of amassing disproportionate assets, the Directorate of Vigilance conducted …
  • BJD siding with Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra has Meher community restive October 29, 2021 4:33 am Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Hundreds of people from the Kalahandi Meher Samaj on Thursday joined a four-km-long rally from Baldiamal to Junagarh before staging demonstration in front of the block development office to express their anguish over the …
  • Congress demands SIT probe into Odisha teacher murder October 28, 2021 11:09 am The Congress on Thursday demanded the immediate sacking of Odisha Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra and the constitution of a special investigation team (SIT) under the supervision of the Chief of Justice of Orissa High Court for an impartial …
  • Odisha: 483 telecom towers of BSNL in Maoist turf October 28, 2021 5:15 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  To maximise network connectivity in inaccessible areas, Department of Telecom (DoT) has sanctioned 483 mobile towers with 4G features to be set up by BSNL in nine districts of Odisha. This was based on the recommendations …
  • Odisha govt begins delimitation of wards for civic elections October 26, 2021 9:08 am Representative imageBHUBANESWAR: The state government on Monday started the process for delimitation of wards and ward-wise reservations for elections in 108 of the 115 urban local bodies (ULBs) in the state. Housing and urban development minister Pratap …
  • Odisha logs 467 new cases, 3 fresh fatalities October 22, 2021 10:41 am By PTI BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha on Friday registered 467 new COVID-19 cases, 57 less than the previous day, taking the state's tally to 10,37,523 while three fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,301, a health department official said. The state' …
  • Slow vaccination remains a challenge as Covid cases rise in Odisha October 20, 2021 4:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as Odisha recently achieved the feat of one crore double dose inoculation, slow rate of second dose vaccination in more than half of the districts has emerged a major concern for the administration with new cases …
  • OBC quota in ZP polls: Bandh hits life in Nuapada  October 19, 2021 4:47 am By Express News Service NUAPADA: The dawn-to-dusk bandh called by ‘Zilla OBC Manch’ over inadequate representation of Other Backward Castes for different posts in the upcoming Zilla Parishad elections, paralysed normal life in the district on Monday.Banks …
  • Odisha government issues draft notification for panchayat posts October 17, 2021 5:22 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Four out of a total 30 posts of Zilla Parishad president have been reserved for candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the draft notification issued by the State government for the panchayat polls. The …
  • Odisha logs 521 fresh coronavirus cases, 6 new deaths October 14, 2021 10:50 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha on Thursday logged 521 new COVID-19 cases, 94 less than the previous day, taking the state's caseload to 10,33,809 while six fresh fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll to 8,274, a health department official said. The …
  • Demand for creation of more panchayat samitis grows loud in Odisha October 13, 2021 7:52 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Every time when there is a natural calamity, the residents of Talapada, a seaside panchayat in Balasore district are the last ones to get relief materials and attention from the administration. As the coastal panchayat …
  • Odisha struggles to achieve vaccination target as infection declines October 6, 2021 3:38 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Covid infections declined across the districts making people complacent about the disease, Odisha government is now struggling to achieve its daily target of four lakh inoculations. After the Centre doubled the …
  • Odisha govt forces four officials into compulsory retirement over corruption, dereliction of duty October 5, 2021 9:51 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Tuesday forced four officials into compulsory retirement on the grounds of corruption and dereliction of duty. According to official sources, the officials include two OAS officers, one district …
  • Bhubaneswar’s active Covid positive cases up by nearly 500 in last 30 days September 20, 2021 7:26 am The state capital is the only place where active Covid cases are on the rise. A month back, the active case count was 3,292, which has now gone up to 3,778, a rise of 486. The city reported 218 new cases on Sunday against 176 recoveries.BHUBANESWAR: The …
  • Odisha braces for multiple cyclonic circulations and more rain in next 10 days September 19, 2021 12:49 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After witnessing a flood-like situation in its coastal region due to incessant rain in the last week, Odisha is bracing for a series of cyclonic circulations over the Bay of Bengal that may trigger heavy rains across …
  • Odisha government to develop land near dams for recreation September 19, 2021 3:18 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government has initiated steps to develop land adjacent to big dams for setting up museums and other tourism-cum-educational facilities. The proposal was discussed at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief …
  • Filth surfaces as rain water recedes in Cuttack September 16, 2021 6:29 am By Express News Service CUTTACK: Even as the rainwater has receded in low-lying areas of the city, there has been no respite for the residents due to unhygienic and unsanitary conditions, raising fear of serious outbreak of diseases. The city that reeled …
  • Odisha orders evacuation from low-lying areas as rain batters State September 14, 2021 9:05 am With heavy rain pounding Odisha for the last 36 hours leading to a rise in water levels in most rivers, the State government on Tuesday asked all the district collectors to evacuate people from low-lying areas as three persons were killed in incidents …
  • Nuakhai – The harvest festival of western Odisha September 11, 2021 6:59 am Nuakhai is the harvest festival of Western Odisha. ‘Nua’ means new, and ‘Khai’ means to eat. The occasion marks the consumption of the first harvested crops and falls on the Bhadraba Shuklapakhya Panchami tithi, which is the day following Ganesh Chaturthi. …
  • Odisha: Heavy rain lashes 11 districts as IMD forecasts formation of fresh low-pressure area September 8, 2021 1:55 am Low pressure-induced heavy rainfall lashed 11 districts of Odisha as the MeT Department forecast the formation of a fresh depression over the Bay of Bengal around September 11. The weatherman issued a 'yellow' warning (be updated) for 14 districts …
  • Covid infection among children at 20% in Odisha September 6, 2021 1:43 pm The daily coronavirus infection rate among children and adolescents reached the all-time high of 20 per cent in Odisha on Monday as 122 of 609 fresh patients are below 18 years of age, a health department official said. The single-day positivity ratio …
  • Odisha reports 805 fresh Covid cases September 6, 2021 9:05 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: Five districts — Balangir, Kalahandi, Subarnapur, Nuapada and Kandhamal — reported zero Covid infection on Sunday even as the state added 805 fresh cases from among the 72,412 samples tested. The …
  • Odisha: Second dose vaccine coverage low in 18 districts September 4, 2021 3:39 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha may be among the states having administered single dose Covid vaccine to over 50 per cent (pc) of targeted population but the second dose coverage has been abysmally low in 18 districts. As per the vaccination …
  • Odisha: Covid death audit ends, 6K fatalities added in 4 months September 3, 2021 4:06 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While confirming only six Covid fatalities in the last 24 hours, the State government on Thursday, September 2, 2021, announced the end of the backlog death data audit. The State added around 6,000 deaths in the last …
  • Odisha added 2,056 Covid deaths in August, the highest in a month during pandemic September 2, 2021 8:31 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as new Covid-19 cases are on the decline, the State reported the highest fatalities in August. With the announcement of 53 deaths on Wednesday, the cumulative death toll soared to 8,022, of which 2,056 were recorded …
  • 12.95 lakh people missed their second COVID vaccine shot in Odisha August 27, 2021 6:20 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 12.95 lakh people in Odisha have missed the second dose despite completing the maximum 112 days gap for Covishield and 42 days for Covaxin. Overall, around 15.88 lakh people are due for their second Covid jab by …
  • Crop loss imminent as IMD rules out rainfall till August-end in Odisha August 25, 2021 3:53 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:With the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday ruling out the possibility of any significant rainfall in the State till the end of August, drought seems to have become imminent. IMD Director General Mrutyunjay …
  • BJD takes on Centre over unsettled PMFBY claims August 24, 2021 6:14 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The BJD on Monday targeted the Centre over non-settlement of farmers’ claims under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and demanded that only government insurance companies should be allowed to protect the interest …
  • Over Rs 1,000 cr crop insurance dues not paid, says BJD August 23, 2021 7:09 pm Biju Janata Dal raised the issue of non-settlement of claims under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), with party spokesman Sasmit Patra saying on Monday that claims amounting to be more than Rs 1,000 crore of Odisha farmers have not been settled by …
  • COVID-19 tally breaches 10-lakh mark in Odisha August 22, 2021 10:36 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 911 more people testing positive in the last 24 hours, the Covid-19 tally breached the 10-lakh mark in the state on Saturday. Barring one-day, the infections have remained below 1000 throughout the week for the first …
  • Project displaced villagers ransack Collector’s office August 20, 2021 3:53 am By Express News Service NUAPADA:  Miffed over delay in disbursal of compensation, hundreds of people displaced due to Lower Indra Irrigation Project (LIIP) at Khariar ransacked Nuapada Collector’s office on Wednesday. As many as 14 persons were detained in …
  • Odisha crosses two crore Covid vaccination landmark August 18, 2021 6:05 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has crossed an important landmark of two crore vaccinations on Wednesday. With 2,08,541 jabs on the day, the State has administered 2,01,59,443 doses so far. While almost half of the projected population has got …
  • Odisha: Two held for woman's murder in Nuapada district August 12, 2021 7:59 am
  • Odisha: Covid death audit likely to take another month August 7, 2021 5:11 am The government confirmed 66 more deaths, taking the cumulative count to 6,302. (Representative image)BHUBANESWAR: The slow pace of Covid death audit has led to a situation where daily fatalities being reported is now close to new infections. With a huge …
  • Odisha forest department to open new eco-retreat spots for tourists August 7, 2021 4:58 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As economic activities have resumed after the graded unlocking, the State government on Friday asked the Forest department to open the newly developed eco-retreat spots. Reviewing the progress of these spots including …
  • Centre examining Bargarh to Nuapada rail project, says railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw July 31, 2021 8:26 am
  • Odisha: Govt examining Bargarh-Nuapada rail line project July 30, 2021 3:12 pm
  • Odisha logs 1,703 new COVID-19 cases, 69 more patients succumb July 28, 2021 9:29 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha's COVID-19 tally rose to 9,72,517 on Wednesday as 1,703 more people tested positive for the infection, while 69 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 5,703, a health official said. The daily test …
  • OJEE-2021 application deadline extended, 12 exam centres added July 27, 2021 11:21 am In view of the current situation arising from COVID-19 pandemics, the Odisha state government has extended the last date of the application form submission for OJEE-2021. The last date for submission of online application forms for all the courses (except …
  • Odisha: Zero infection in Nuapada and Boudh, rest record 1,833 cases July 26, 2021 5:51 am
  • 2nd wave epicentre Nuapada stares at Covid resurgence July 26, 2021 4:29 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A fresh cluster emerged from Nuapada district as Odisha recorded 1,833 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 9,67,548 on Sunday. The death count mounted to 5,512 after the State government announced …
  • Over 1.5 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in Odisha July 24, 2021 4:41 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Notwithstanding the erratic supply of vaccines, over 1.5 crore people including frontline workers have been inoculated across Odisha till date. While over 37 per cent age appropriate beneficiaries have received first …
  • Road fatality on rise as Odisha misses Supreme Court deadline July 20, 2021 5:49 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has missed the deadline set by the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety for reducing road accident fatalities by 50 per cent (pc) in a period of five years. Reviewing road safety initiatives taken by various …
  • Out of seasonal hostels, children of migrants turn labourers: Study July 19, 2021 5:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Education of children of migrant labourers of the State has come to a halt with schools closed and classes going virtual since the Covid-19 outbreak. A large number of vulnerable children in the schoolgoing age had to …
  • Odisha: Group develops low-cost dryer machine to reduce moisture content in paddy July 19, 2021 3:08 am By Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  A group of four amateur researchers has come up with a unique dryer machine to help farmers reduce the moisture content in paddy and prevent deterioration of crop quality.  The team comprises head of Botany department in …
  • Covid situation in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack has plateaued, say officials July 17, 2021 5:57 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha on Friday reported 2,070 new cases and 64 fatalities taking the cumulative death toll to 4,925. The State has added 37,042 new cases and 862 deaths in last 15 days. Of the fresh infections, Khurda and Cuttack …
  • Odisha extends partial lockdown till Aug 1, eases some curbs. Check details July 15, 2021 5:30 pm The Odisha government Thursday allowed the movement of passenger buses, and barber shops and beauty parlours to resume business, while extending the partial lockdown till 6 am of August 1. Briefing journalists, Chief Secretary S C Mohapatra said, the …
  • COVID-19: Delta variant dominates Odisha, accounts for 98 per cent of sequenced samples July 15, 2021 5:29 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 that triggered the ferocious second wave in the country seems to be firmly dominating Odisha, accounting for nearly 98 per cent (pc) of the samples sequenced in the State this month. The …
  • COVID-19: Odisha government bans Bol Bom Jatra second year in row July 13, 2021 5:00 pm By PTI BHUBANESWAR: In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in Odisha, the state government Tuesday announced a ban on the religious activities and congregations of 'Kaudias' or 'Bol Bom' devotees. The 'Bol Bom' devotees are …
  • Odisha's Nuapada district keeps vigil on fresh Covid surge in Chhattisgarh July 13, 2021 4:35 pm
  • Chidambaram slams Centre's vaccination drive, points to shortfall in Odisha, TN July 13, 2021 11:51 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has mocked the Centre and Odisha for Covid vaccine shortage in the state. As the vaccination in the State has been disrupted due to inadequate supply, in a series of tweets, …
  • Odisha govt effects minor reshuffle in IPS cadre, seven SPs transferred July 10, 2021 4:47 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government on Friday effected a minor reshuffle of district superintendents of police (SPs). According to a notification issued by the Home department, Akhileshvar Singh, present commandant of the SOG, has …
  • Odisha declares 61 new Covid deaths July 10, 2021 4:47 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Under Opposition fire for under-reporting of Covid deaths, Odisha government on Friday announced 61 fatalities, highest in a day so far, taking the death toll to 4,476. Health department sources said, maximum 11 …
  • 61 more Covid deaths reported in Odisha July 9, 2021 6:29 am The Odisha government on Friday reported the death of 61 more people due to Covid-19, taking the death toll to 4,471. According to the state health department, death of 11 persons were reported from Khurda district, while six persons each died in Bargarh, …
  • Fighting Covid: RT-PCR labs in all Odisha districts by August-end July 9, 2021 3:17 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  All district headquarters in the State will have RT-PCR laboratories by the end of August. The laboratories were supposed to be set up by this month but the process was delayed as several districts failed to submit …
  • Vaccines work: Only 0.13% test positive for COVID-19 after getting jab in Odisha July 7, 2021 10:38 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: COVID-19 vaccines, both Covaxin or Covishield, seem to have fared well in protecting people against different variants of SARS-CoV2 in Odisha. More than five months after COVID vaccinations were rolled out, only 0.13% …
  • Now, Chuktia Bhunjia tribals of Nuapada in virus grip June 4, 2021 7:28 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Nine members of Chuktia Bhunjia tribe, a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group, of Nuapada district have come under the grip of novel coronavirus. Five Covid-19 positive cases have been detected from Salepada village and …
  • Odisha's Nuapada district infection count dips, moves to green zone June 1, 2021 7:00 am
  • Nuapada: Covid count falls to significant low May 31, 2021 4:14 pm Not long ago on May 17, its active cases were more than 2, 000 and it had been reporting more than hundred cases daily till May 22. (Representative image)BHUBANESWAR: Nuapada district, which until two weeks ago was as big a concern as Khurda and Sundargarh …
  • Odisha: Nuapada struggles to keep cases in check April 15, 2021 9:46 am
  • Covid-19: Single day spike in Bhubaneswar touches 50 after 4 months, Nuapada district continues to be vulnerable March 28, 2021 3:44 am
  • Nine CRPF jawans test COVID-19 in Odisha's Nuapada July 17, 2020 6:04 am By Express News Service NUAPADA: As many as nine CRPF jawans tested positive for COVID-19 in Nuapada on Thursday taking the tally to 100 in the district. The jawans had recently returned to the district to resume their duty. While four of them had come …
  • Body of newborn boy found in parents' bag at Odisha's Nuapada district June 19, 2020 3:36 am By Express News Service NUAPADA: The body of a newborn baby was recovered from the bag of his parents at a transit centre for migrant workers in Khariar Road area here on Thursday. The baby’s parents, Tolaram Pandey (23) and Chaturbai (20), from Gadfuljhar …
  • Missing minor from Odisha's Nuapada found hanging near school February 25, 2020 7:06 am By Express News Service NUAPADA: A Class IX student of SSD High School in Darlipada under Komna block was found hanging from a tree, hardly 500 metres away, on Monday. The 14-year-old Samanta Sabar of Chipjhar village under Nuapada block had gone missing …
  • Two Maoists held in Nuapada May 31, 2018 2:01 am By Express News Service NUAPADA: Police on Wednesday arrested two Maoists during a combing operation at Patpani village area under Komna police limits in the district. The duo was identified as Manoj Madkani (29) alias Rosan of Ponjer village under …
  • Maoist posters found in Nuapada March 19, 2018 8:13 pm Nuapada: Maoist posters demanding release of those who are in jail were found in many villages in the district on Monday. The posters were found pasted on the walls of villagers' houses and trees and houses in Nilji and Karlakhamar villages in Sinapali …
  • Bear deaths on rail tracks in Nuapada January 25, 2018 8:00 pm Nuapada: Forest officials of Nuapada range have seized the bodies of a mother bear and two cubs from the railway track near Hanspuri village in the district on Thursday morning. It is being suspected that a train had hit the three animals on Wednesday …
  • Balangir-Nuapada rail link demanded  October 15, 2017 6:57 am Residents of Patnagarh disrupt movement of trains at Balangir station | Express BALANGIR: Members of Patnagarh Citizen Committee staged a ‘rail roko’ agitation at Balangir railway station on Saturday to protest against the meagre allocation of funds by the …
  • Drought may revisit Nuapada in Odisha August 20, 2017 6:15 am Drought I Express Photo Service NUAPADA: Farmers of Nuapada are apprehensive of drought with the rain playing truant in the region. The district has received merely 94.76 mm rainfall against the normal of 327.8 mm this month so far. Rainfall is crucial in …
  • BJP loses in Nuapada polls July 21, 2017 10:33 am Basant Panda Bhubaneswar, July 20: Despite the euphoria over the BJP's performance in the last panchayat elections in Odisha, the state unit president Basant Panda today suffered a major setback when his party lost elections to the zila parishad seat …
  • Leopard strikes again in Nuapada village July 11, 2017 2:31 am Injured Danabai undergoing treatment I Express NUAPADA: An elderly woman and her grand-daughter were injured in leopard attack in Haldi village under Dumerpani gram panchayat of Nuapada block on Sunday night. When locals rushed to the spot after the woman …
  • Death of goats triggers panic in Nuapada block July 5, 2017 3:26 am NUAPADA: After Niali in Cuttack district and Kalampur in Kalahandi, recovery of carcasses of four goats has left villagers of Junani in Nuapada block panicked. A herd of goats had gone to graze in the reserve forest nearby on Monday and did not return. …
  • Sacked BJD leader bags Zilla Parishad post in Odisha's Nuapada May 7, 2017 12:37 am NUAPADA: The BJD received a jolt after Bhanu Pratap Singh Majhi, who was suspended from the party recently, managed to grab the post of Nuapada Zilla Parishad (ZP) vice-president due to cross voting from the BJD. The election to the post was held here on …
  • Locals ransack liquor outlets in Nuapada April 2, 2017 11:21 pm Irate villagers smashing liquor bottles in Godtor on Sunday | Express NUAPADA:Palpable tension gripped Godtor and Sakhatora in the district on Sunday after locals ransacked liquor shops protesting opening of the units near residential areas. The owners of …