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Odisha registered- 91 positive cases taking the tally to 828:One Sarpanch has tested positive


Bhubaneswar17/5/20:: Odisha registered two more deaths due to COVID-19 as two persons from Ganjam district succumbed to the disease, official sources said today. The deceased has been identified as a 38-year-old man and a 45-year-old man. Both were Surat returnees. COVID-19 toll in the state mounted to 5 as three persons had earlier died due to the disease, on the other ...

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Number of total COVID-19 positive cases in Odisha surged to 737


Bhubaneswar:16/5/20: The number of total COVID-19 positive cases in Odisha surged to 737 after 65 more persons tested positive for the deadly virus, informed the Health and Family Welfare Department today. The fresh cases are from Jajpur (31), Ganjam (13), Cuttack (6),  Kendrapada (4), Puri (4), Khordha (3), Mayurbhanj (2)and Nayagarh (2). Of the the fresh cases, 62 were lodged in ...

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Odisha Government has warmed up the administrative set up for the impending cyclone Amphan


Bhubaneswar:15/5/20: Odisha Government has warmed up the administrative set up for the impending cyclone, Amphan. For the purpose, a high-level meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy in Lok Seva Bhawan today wherein Additional Chief Secretary & SRC Pradeep Kumar Jena outlined the issues and presented the updates for discussion. Looking into the latest forecast of ...

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Odisha’s tally of coronavirus positive cases reached 672


Bhubaneswar:15/5/20: The State Health & Family Welfare Department shared the infographic on COVID-19 status of Odisha up to May 15 (9 AM). As per available reports, Odisha’s tally of coronavirus positive cases reached 672. Total Active- 511 Total Recovered-158 Total Deceased-3  Even though 48 COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Odisha this morning, all the new patients except one were lodged ...

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‘Chaka Dera Anukula’ ritual was commenced on the occasion of Bhaunri festival


Puri: 15/5/20: Keeping with the tradition, the initiation ceremony for fixing of wheels to chariot axles for the ensuing Ratha Jatra was performed on Bada Danda here with ‘Chaka Dera Anukula’ ritual on the occasion of Bhaunri festival today. The ritual was held after arrival of Agyan Malas (garlands of consent from Lord Jagannath and his divine siblings) at the Ratha ...

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OPCC President Niranjan Patnaik urges provision of Rs 50 lakh insurance coverage to working journalists covering reports related to COVID-19


Bhubaneswar: 15/5/20: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik today recommended the state Government for provision of Rs 50 lakh insurance coverage to working journalists covering reports related to COVID-19. Stating that state Government’s recently-announced insurance coverage of Rs 15 lakh for field journalists covering COVID-19 is very less, Patnaik demanded that the insurance amount be increased to Rs ...

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Odisha Government hiked 10 percent DA for the state employees


Bhubaneswar: 15/5/20: In good news for the Odisha Government employees, their Dearness Allowance (DA) was today hiked by the state government by 10 percent. The DA hike will come into effect retrospectively from July 1, 2019, official sources said. “Considering the overall financial resources and fiscal target stipulated under Odisha Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2005, the State Government ...

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1,00,030 Odias have returned to Odisha by train/bus and other vehicles


Bhubaneswar:14/5/2): As per the direction of Hon’ble CM Shri Naveen Pattnaik steps are being taken to start COVID19 testing facility in Balangir, Koraput and Baripada Medical College & Hospital. Through District Administration, State Government facilitated movement of 9287 guest workers from Odisha to their home States. They were primarily from West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and ...

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Total count of cases in COVID-19 in Odisha rose 624


Bhubaneswar:14/5/20: As many as 86 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Thursday, raising the total count of cases in the state to 624, a health department official said. The number of recoveries in the state rose to 158, with 15 more patients, all from Jajpur district, defeating the deadly disease, the official said. With this, the number ...

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Eminent freedom fighter Bhabani Charan Pattanayak passed away


Bhubaneswar:14/5/20: Eminent freedom fighter and Padma  Bhabani Charan Pattanayak passed away at Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar today. He was 98. Patnaik was suffering from prolonged age-related illness and cardiac issues. He was shifted to the ICU of the city hospital on March 25. Expressing concern, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had directed the health department to form a medical team to ...

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