Odisha: Burning pyres, search for new cremation grounds belie official death figures

Across districts, work is going on in war-footing to expand existing crematoriums or designating new grounds for funeral of the deceased.

17 May 2021

Tech-driven startup in Bhubaneswar takes COVID care to doorstep

A five-year-old startup has been taking care of medical needs of COVID and non-COVID patients in Bhubaneswar.

16 May 2021

Odisha records highest single-day spike, infection spreading faster in rural areas

In the second wave, 2,44,435 people have tested positive till May 13 and among them 1,36,322 are from rural pockets.

14 May 2021

98-year-old Annapurna Biswal becomes eldest from Odisha to defeat Covid-19

Hospital sources attributed her recovery to a strong will-power and never say die attitude.

14 May 2021

New species of racer snake found in Tamil Nadu named after herpetologist Naveen Joseph

The species faces a number of threats including habitat destruction, because the grasslands in southern Tamil Nadu are being actively converted into plantations and farmlands, and urbanisation

13 May 2021

Higher antibodies against Covid spike protein in recovered patients: Study 

In a big relief for Covid recovered persons, a recent study by a group of scientists has found the antibodies against spike protein that give protection from the virus infection continued to persist

10 May 2021

Highly infectious double mutant B.1.617 behind ferocious second COVID wave in Odisha

Around 50 per cent of the samples sequenced in the State in April have been found to harbour new mutations of B.1.617.

09 May 2021

Odisha: Women farmers doubling farm income the Mission Shakti way

The concern of women farmers to market farm produce is over with the Agriculture Production Clusters linking them directly with the market and traders

04 May 2021

Odisha government’s ‘flattening curve’ claim jolts experts

“One can clearly see the fluctuation in the number of cases. After it breached the 8,000 mark, the graph again dropped.

30 Apr 2021

Odisha enters explosive phase of Covid-19 pandemic as one in every five tests positive

The situation is more catastrophic in western Odisha districts with Kalahandi emerging as the worst hit. Every one in two persons getting tested in the district is turning out to be Covid-19 positive.

29 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Patients left in lurch as Odisha fails to develop bed info system

Of the 10 western Odisha districts, eight have 21,179 active cases, nearly 45 per cent of total active cases of the State.

28 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Vaccination wait may extend to mid-May in Odisha

The beneficiaries can register themselves on CoWin portal and book a slot at the vaccination centre of their choice.

27 Apr 2021

Centre fails to set up a single oxygen plant in Odisha

State govt had proposed to set up seven PSA oxygen plants at DHHs last year.

23 Apr 2021

Odisha logs record spike of 4,445 new infections, cases set to explode as R value rises further

The case count surpassed the highest single day spike of 4,356 cases recorded on September 25 during the first wave of the pandemic last year.

20 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Odisha records highest single-day spike with 4445 fresh cases, four deaths

The daily caseload surpassed the highest single-day spike of 4356 cases recorded on September 25 during the first wave of the pandemic

20 Apr 2021