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  • Odisha to go into 14-day lockdown from May 5, here is what is allowed, what's not May 02, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    Odisha to go into 14-day lockdown from May 5, here is what is allowed, what's not

    Barring weekends, essential commodities will be available on all days during the two-week-long Odisha lockdown.

  • Kumbh Mela 2021: Mandatory COVID-19 test, 14-day quarantine ― state-wise orders for Kumbh returnees Apr 19, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    Kumbh Mela 2021: Mandatory COVID-19 test, 14-day quarantine ― state-wise orders for Kumbh returnees

    Delhi and Odisha have made 14-day quarantine mandatory for all Kumbh Mela returnees.

  • COVID-19 jab scarcity: Odisha halts vaccination at 1,035 sites Apr 18, 2021 07:52 AM IST

    COVID-19 jab scarcity: Odisha halts vaccination at 1,035 sites

    The vaccination drive could not be taken up in rural Odisha due to the scarcity of Covishield stocks

  • Nearly 1,000 Odisha vaccine centres remain shut on day one of Tika Utsav due to supply shortage Apr 11, 2021 08:47 PM IST

    Nearly 1,000 Odisha vaccine centres remain shut on day one of Tika Utsav due to supply shortage

    The state had received only 2.5 lakh doses of vaccine against its demand of 25 lakh doses for the ‘Tika Utsav’. Odisha had received only 2.5 lakh doses of vaccine against its demand of 25 lakh doses for the ‘Tika Utsav’.

  • COVID-19 News: Odisha seals border with Chhattisgarh amid surge in coronavirus cases Apr 11, 2021 09:36 AM IST

    COVID-19 News: Odisha seals border with Chhattisgarh amid surge in coronavirus cases

    Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra, who visited the western districts of Kalahandi and Nuapada during the day, asked officials to reinitialise awareness campaigns, and take strict action against people if they fail to abide by the health protocols, despite requests and warnings.

  • Odisha reports 1,282 new COVID-19 cases, 1 fresh fatality Apr 10, 2021 09:18 AM IST

    Odisha reports 1,282 new COVID-19 cases, 1 fresh fatality

    Of the new cases, 755 were reported in quarantine centres, while 527 infections were detected during contact tracing.

  • BHEL secures Rs 400 crore order for sulphur recovery unit from IOCL Mar 30, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    BHEL secures Rs 400 crore order for sulphur recovery unit from IOCL

    Under this package, valued at over Rs 400 Crore, BHEL envisages setting up a 525 TPD Sulphur Recovery Unit at IOCL’s Paradip Refinery in Odisha. The project is scheduled for completion in 25 months.

  • Metro train service not feasible in Bhubaneswar & Cuttack till 2041 as per survey: Minister Mar 30, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    Metro train service not feasible in Bhubaneswar & Cuttack till 2041 as per survey: Minister

    Housing and Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena informed the House that the metro service is not feasible on the basis of population.

  • OERC announces a hike of 30 paise per unit of electricity Mar 27, 2021 10:00 PM IST

    OERC announces a hike of 30 paise per unit of electricity

    As per the OERC order, charging of electric vehicles shall be treated as GP (general purpose) category. The rural LT (low tension) domestic consumers will get 5 paise per unit rebate in addition to existing prompt payment rebate who draw their power through correct meter and pay bill in time,

  • Bharat Bandh: Odisha declares closure of educational institutes Mar 26, 2021 08:49 AM IST

    Bharat Bandh: Odisha declares closure of educational institutes

    In a notification, the Odisha government said that schools, colleges, universities and technical institutions will be closed on Friday in view of the bandh.

  • Odisha warns of COVID-19 vaccine shortage, immunisation halt Mar 23, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    Odisha warns of COVID-19 vaccine shortage, immunisation halt

    In a letter to the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare dated March 22, P.K. Mohapatra, Odisha's additional chief secretary for health, warned the state only had enough doses to run its vaccination drive until March 30. It is expecting another batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine, locally known as Covishield, only on April 2.

  • Now, dial 112 for all emergency services in Odisha Mar 20, 2021 12:56 PM IST

    Now, dial 112 for all emergency services in Odisha

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched the Rs 157-cr ''Dial 112'' Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) wherein people can call the toll-free number for all emergency services including police, fire and health. "The integrated single-number service will be very beneficial for everyone, especially women and elderly persons," Patnaik said, while dedicating the system on Friday. The chief minister also inaugurated the State Emergency Response Centre (SERC) and flagged off the emergency response vehicles fitted with mobile data terminals. The state government has allocated Rs 157.12 crore and 2,500 posts for the project, an official release said. With the introduction of the new response system, existing emergency numbers like 100 (police), 101 (fire) and 102 and 108 (ambulance) will be integrated into the 112 toll- free number in a phased manner, it said. In the 24/7 service, the SERC, digitally connected to 34 district coordination centres and strategically located emergency response vehicles, will respond to voice calls, SMSes, emails and web requests for help, Patnaik said. He appealed to the people to download the 112 India mobile application and register themselves. A caller will also be able to send distress signals by pressing the power button on a smartphone three times in quick succession or by long press on 5 or 9 keys on a feature phone to active a panic call. People can also log on to the state ERSS website www.or.erss.in to place an SOS alert. The 112 India application, available on Google Play Store and Apple Store, can also activate a panic call. A total of 236 vehicles, 198 professional call-takers and 2,341 police personnel of various ranks have been sanctioned by the state government to efficiently run the system. A large number of police two and four-wheelers will also be linked with the emergency response system, an official said.

  • Odisha farmer builds solar-powered car during COVID-19 lockdown Mar 14, 2021 04:49 PM IST

    Odisha farmer builds solar-powered car during COVID-19 lockdown

    Sushil Agarwal, a farmer from Odisha's Mayurbhanj, built an electric four-wheeler that runs on a solar-powered battery, during the lockdown period. It is powered by 850 Watts motor, 100 Ah/ 54 Volts of battery and can run 300 km on a single charge.

  • Cyclone Fani caused loss of over $1 billion to Odisha's power infrastructure, says CDRI Mar 12, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    Cyclone Fani caused loss of over $1 billion to Odisha's power infrastructure, says CDRI

    In 2019, loss to the power sector in Odisha was to the tune of $1 billion,” said Sandeep Poundrik, director-general of CDRI

  • Simlipal fire contained, Odisha forms task force for forest fires Mar 10, 2021 12:10 PM IST

    Simlipal fire contained, Odisha forms task force for forest fires

    The state deployed two teams of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) to contain the fire at Simlipal National Park, which is one of the major biospheres of Asia.

  • DRDO conducts successful flight test of SFDR technology Mar 05, 2021 04:58 PM IST

    DRDO conducts successful flight test of SFDR technology

    The DRDO successfully conducted the flight test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) Technology at Chandipur in Odisha.

  • Odisha issues fresh guidelines to avoid surge in COVID-19 cases Feb 22, 2021 01:18 PM IST

    Odisha issues fresh guidelines to avoid surge in COVID-19 cases

    "Public awareness through loudspeaker announcements is to be made frequently in all marketplaces, haat and other places," the new guidelines stated.

  • Devotee donates over 4 kg gold, 3 kg silver to Puri Jagannath Temple Feb 17, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    Devotee donates over 4 kg gold, 3 kg silver to Puri Jagannath Temple

    A representative of the devotee met the SJTA Chief Administrator Krishan Kumar and handed over the precious ornaments at the temple office in presence of some management committee members and other officials on Tuesday.

  • Tata Power gets LoI from OERC to operate power distribution system in north-eastern Odisha Feb 01, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    Tata Power gets LoI from OERC to operate power distribution system in north-eastern Odisha

    With the inclusion of additional distribution utility of Odisha, Tata Power shall now serve the entire population of Odisha with nearly 9 million consumers experiencing uniform processes and synergies in operations across the state.

  • Bharat Road Network inks deal for sale of road project in Odisha Jan 21, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    Bharat Road Network inks deal for sale of road project in Odisha

    The company has executed a securities purchase agreement with Indian Highway Concessions Trust acting through its investment manager, for sale of the entirety of the company’s shareholding in Shree Jagannath Expressways Pvt Ltd, Bharat Road Network Ltd (BRNL) said in a regulatory filing.

  • Odisha becomes first state to pause COVID-19 vaccination drive; here’s why Jan 16, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Odisha becomes first state to pause COVID-19 vaccination drive; here’s why

    Sanitation worker Biranchi Naik was the first person to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus in Odisha.

  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik receives letter claiming threat to life, probe ordered Jan 08, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik receives letter claiming threat to life, probe ordered

    The state government has also ordered an enquiry into the matter, officials said on Thursday. The letter, written in English, said contract killers armed with sophisticated firearms could attack the chief minister anytime.

  • Odisha allows opening of bars, "ON" shops Jan 07, 2021 01:57 PM IST

    Odisha allows opening of bars, "ON" shops

    The government after careful consideration in exercise of powers conferred under section-93 of the Odisha Excise Act-2008 allows consumption of liquor in the Restaurant 'ON' / Hotel 'ON'/ Beer Parlour 'ON' and Club 'ON' outside the containment zone with immediate effect, a notification issued by the Excise Department said on Wednesday, said.

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