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Better masks, adequate ventilation must to curb Covid indoors
Bhubaneswar, April 7 (IANS) A commercial five-layered mask coupled with social distancing and good ventilation may be key to curtail the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, in enclosed spaces like offices, prisons and hospitals, say researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
2021-04-07
Category: India, Orissa,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bhubaneswar breaks records, sizzles at 44.2 degrees Celsius
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) Bhubaneswar sizzled at 44.2 degrees Celsius, while 18 places in Odisha recorded maximum temperatures of above 40 degrees on Wednesday.
2021-03-31
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha provides Rs 6,690 cr assistance under KALIA scheme
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) The Odisha government has spent Rs 6,690 crore under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme in the last three years, informed Agriculture Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo on Wednesday.
2021-03-31
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha farmer distributes free vegetables, appeals on social media to help needy
Bhubaneswar, March 30 (IANS 101Reporters) "All we need is money to eat and money to cover our skin. These are basic human needs. Other expenses can be taken care of. Thats why I continue to help others without thinking too much about saving money for myself."
2021-03-30
Category: India, Orissa,National
Metro service not feasible in twin cities till 2041: Odisha govt
Bhubaneswar, March 30 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday informed that the metro train service is not feasible in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack till 2041.
2021-03-30
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Politics
Kalinga Literary Festival, British Council host 'Five Films For Freedom'
Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS) Kalinga Literary Festival and British Council India hosted 'Five Films For Freedom' in Bhubaneswar. The event was held at Oxford Bookstore, Bhubaneswar, at Symphony Mall, with a focus on social stigma, psychological loopholes and norms regarding LGBTQ community.
2021-03-29
Category: India, Orissa,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS) The Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Odisha with 208 fresh positive cases and one death in the last 24 hours, informed the health department on Monday.
2021-03-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Huge cache of bombs seized in Bengal on tip-off
Narendrapur (West Bengal), March 28 (IANS) Hours after the peaceful first round of Assembly polls in West Bengal, a huge cache of bombs was seized from the state's South 24 Parganas district on secret information, the Election Commission said on Sunday.
2021-03-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sportstar honours Odisha with Decade's Best State for Promotion of Sports
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) In yet another landmark achievement for the state, renowned sports magazine Sportstar on Sunday honoured Odisha with Decade's Best State for Promotion of Sports for the period from 2011 to 2020. Odisha received the Sortstar Aces Award that honoured the Giants of the Decade.
2021-03-28
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
SAI Academy played positive hockey to win title: Coach
Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Academy head coach Prakhar Patel said the secret of his team winning the 1st Junior Women Academy National Championship was that it played with a positive mind.
2021-03-27
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Odisha: Power tariff hiked by 5.60%
Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Saturday approved the proposal for hike in power tariff in the state by 30 paise per unit.
2021-03-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
SAI Academy win Junior Women's Academy hockey title
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Academy registered a thrilling 2-1 win over Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy in the final of the 1st Junior Women's Academy National Championship.
2021-03-26
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
BJD names Rudra Pratap Maharathy for Odisha by-poll
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced the name of Rudra Pratap Maharathy as the party candidate for Pipili Assembly by-poll scheduled to be held on April 17.
2021-03-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
8 rape, 4 murder cases reported in Odisha every day in 2020
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) As many as 8 rapes and 4 murder cases were registered in Odisha every day last year, according to the White Paper 2020 tabled in the state assembly on Friday.
2021-03-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
8 rape, 4 murder cases reported in Odisha every day in 2020
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) As many as 8 rapes and 4 murder cases were registered in Odisha every day last year, according to the White Paper 2020 tabled in the state assembly on Friday.
2021-03-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Bharat bandh: Normal life partially affected in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) Normal life was partially affected in parts of Odisha as the farmer outfits on Friday observed a 12-hour Bharat Bandh protesting against the three farm laws enacted by the Centre.
2021-03-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Jr women's academy hockey: SAI, Madhya Pradesh in final
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Academy and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy will clash in the final of the 1st Junior Women's Academy National Championship here on Friday.
2021-03-25
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
SAI Academy win sub-junior women's academy hockey title
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Academy defeated Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre 5-4 via penalty shootout, after both teams were locked at 2-2 in regulation time, to clinch the 1st Sub-Junior Women Academy National Championship here on Thursday.
2021-03-25
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Odisha CM lays foundation for re-development of Kalinga Studio
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday unveiled a plaque to lay the foundation stone for the re-development of Kalinga Studio.
2021-03-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
214 new Covid cases in Odisha, highest in last 2 months
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Odisha has reported 214 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike in the past two months, health officials said on Thursday.
2021-03-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
214 new Covid cases in Odisha, highest in last 2 months
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Odisha has reported 214 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike in the past two months, health officials said on Thursday.
2021-03-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
SAI Academy, Naval Tata Centre in sub-junior women's hockey final
Bhubaneswar, March 24 (IANS) Sports Authority of India (SAI) Academy and Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre on Wednesday stormed into the final of the 1st Sub-Junior Women's Academy National Championship with remarkable victories here.
2021-03-24
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Sub-junior women's hockey: SAI Academy vs MP in semis
Bhubaneswar, March 23 (IANS) In the semi-finals of 1st Hockey India Sub-Junior Women's Academy National Championship, Sports Authority of India (SAI) Academy will take on Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy while Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre will square off against RoundGlass Punjab Hockey Club Academy here on Wednesday.
2021-03-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Junior women academies' hockey: MP side storms into semis
Bhubaneswar, March 23 (IANS) Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, Sports Authority of India (SAI) Academy, and Amritsar's Khalsa Hockey Academy won their respective quarter-final matches on Tuesday to advance to the semi-finals of the 1st Hockey India Junior Women Academy National Championship here.
2021-03-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Odisha Assembly resolution for inclusion of 'Ahimsa' in Preamble
Bhubaneswar, March 23 (IANS) The Odisha Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution to include the word 'Ahimsa' (non-violence) in the Preamble of the Constitution of India.
2021-03-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Sub-jr women hockey: SAI-Academy, MP, TATA, Punjab in semis
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI)-Academy will clash with Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy while Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre will meet Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy in the two semi-final matches of the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Women Academy National Championship here on Wednesday.
2021-03-22
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Odisha govt discuss strategy to contain Covid cases
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) With a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, the Odisha government on Monday discussed strategies to check the spread of the virus.
2021-03-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Bhubaneswar civic body seals XIMB campus after 23 Covid cases
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation on Monday sealed the campus of Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar after the detection of 23 Covid-19 cases.
2021-03-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Naval Tata hockey academy mauls Mumbai schools 19-0
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) HAR Hockey Academy and Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre (NTHHPC) registered comfortable wins on day five of the 1st Hockey India Junior Women Academy National Championship here on Sunday.
2021-03-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Prez bats for inclusive development of country
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday emphasised that for the inclusive development of a country, strong socio-economic structure is necessary along with the industrial advancement.
2021-03-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Renowned Odissi dancer Laxmipriya Mohapatra passes away
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) Eminent Odissi dancer Laxmipriya Mohapatra, the wife of legendary Odissi dance guru late Kelucharan Mohapatra, passed away at her residence here on Saturday night. She was 86.
2021-03-21
Category: India, Orissa,National
President Kovind reaches Odisha for 3-day visit
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, accompanied by First Lady Savita Kovind, arrived in Bhubaneswar on Saturday for a three-day state visit.
2021-03-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
16,820 driving licences suspended in 2 months in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) As many as 16,820 driving licences have been suspended in the last two months in Odisha for violation of various traffic norms, the State Transport Authority (STA) said on Saturday.
2021-03-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Junior women hockey: Amritsar's Khalsa Academy score big win
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) Khalsa Hockey Academy of Amritsar, Salute Hockey Academy, Jai Bharat Hockey Academy, Sports Authority of India (SAI) Academy, and Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre all registered wins with a clean sheet on day four of the 1st Hockey India Junior Women Academy National Championship on Saturday.
2021-03-20
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Odisha CM launches unified emergency helpline number '112'
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched a unified emergency helpline number '112' to provide emergency services to public.
2021-03-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
MP scores 42-0 win in women's sub junior academy hockey
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) Following their 0-5 defeat on the opening day, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy bounced back in style to score a monumental 42-0 win over Tamil Nadu Hockey Academy on the third day of the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Women Academy National Championship here on Friday.
2021-03-19
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Odisha assures to procure paddy from registered farmers
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain on Friday informed the Odisha Assembly that paddy would be procured from all registered farmers in the state by March 31.
2021-03-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
ISRO to set up 'Space Technology Incubation Center' at NIT Rourkela
Rourkela, March 19 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday announced that it is going to establish a 'Space Technology Incubation Center' (S-TIC) at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela.
2021-03-19
Category: India, Orissa,Science/Tech,Technology
Mumbai schools score big win in women sub-junior hockey
Bhubaneswar, March 18 (IANS) After suffering a 0-13 defeat on the opening day, Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) bounced back in convincing fashion to claim a 7-0 win against Dhyan Chand Hockey Academy on the second day of the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Women National Championship here on Thursday.
2021-03-18
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
OMC pays Odisha govt interim dividend of Rs 1,000 cr
Bhubaneswar, March 18 (IANS) Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC), a state public sector undertaking, on Thursday paid interim dividend of Rs 1,000 crore to the state government for financial year 2020-21.
2021-03-18
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
High political drama unfolds at Odisha CM's residence
Bhubaneswar, March 18 (IANS) High political drama unfolded in front of Naveen Nivas, the residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs sat on dharna on Thursday.
2021-03-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha CM stresses to contain spread of Covid-19 through renewed efforts
Bhubaneswar, March 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said there is a need to ensure that the coronavirus spread is contained through renewed efforts in awareness and enforcement.
2021-03-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha urges Centre to include journos as front line workers
Bhubaneswar, March 17 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday requested the Union Health Ministry for inclusion of additional categories, including journalists, as frontline workers for Covid-19 vaccination.
2021-03-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Media
Odisha CM stresses on zero infection target
Bhubaneswar, March 14 (IANS) Amid the resurgence of coronavirus cases in several parts of country, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday appealed to people to follow the Covid guidelines and achieve 'zero infection' target.
2021-03-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Oppn to corner Odisha govt during Budget session's second phase
Bhubaneswar, March 12 (IANS) Odisha's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are set to corner the Biju Janata Dal government over several issues during the second phase of the Budget session beginning on Friday.
2021-03-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha govt asks officials to vaccinate 1 lakh elderly persons everyday
Bhubaneswar, March 10 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday asked the concerned authorities to increase Covid-19 vaccination of senior citizens to one lakh per day.
2021-03-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IOC, IDCO sign MoU for Paradip plastic park
Bhubaneswar, March 9 (IANS) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a plastic park at Paradip.
2021-03-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha restricts congregations in temples on Maha Shivaratri
Bhubaneswar, March 9 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday restricted any kind of congregation on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri on March 11, to check the spread of Covid-19.
2021-03-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha forms task force to contain forest fires
Bhubaneswar, March 8 (IANS) With the cases of forest fires increasing in the state, the Odisha government on Monday constituted a task force to review the forest fire incidents and suggest immediate containment measures.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pradhan seeks National Institute of Virology at Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, March 8 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday requested Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan for setting up one of the proposed four National Institute of Virology (NIV) at Bhubaneswar.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics