Hemant Kumar Rout

30 per cent of Odisha population is poor: Niti Aayog report

The poverty index in almost half of the districts is alarming as the ratio scored by the districts is more than the State average.

19 hours ago

Be aware! Hypertension, diabetes have hit the epidemic button in Odisha

As Odisha is still unable to control child malnutrition and anaemia, the rise of non-communicable diseases will further add to the economic burden.

26 Nov 2021

Two-Third children, women found anaemic in Odisha

As per the National Family Health Survey 5 statistics released on Nov 24, the per centage of anaemic children rose to 64.2 per cent compared to the 44.6 pc recorded in NFHS-4 conducted in 2015-2016.

25 Nov 2021

Restructuring of Odisha Special Branch on the cards

As proposed, the twin structure of range and district will be done away with and the Intelligence Directorate will be created as a unitary structure.

23 Nov 2021

Covid goes down, dengue sees 15-fold rise in Odisha

For the last more than three months, lakhs of rupees have been spent on anti-larvae spray and fogging operations, but there has been no let up in the number of dengue patients. 

14 Nov 2021

Odisha tops in smokeless tobacco use among women

Although various interventions and policies have helped reduce the tobacco use, the author said, those do not focus on gender dimensions.

12 Nov 2021

DRDO’s missile test range plays a perfect host to avian guests from far and wide

Even as the area has not been declared as a bird sanctuary, every year local forest officials carry out a census of migratory birds.

01 Nov 2021

India successfully flight tests long-range bomb from a fighter aircraft

An IAF fighter that took off from the Kalaikunda base in Bengal released the bomb that was guided to a land-based target at a long-range with accuracy within specified limits.

29 Oct 2021

Highway projects: Rs 243 crore yet to be undisbursed

Even as several highway and railway projects in Odisha are lagging due to delay in land acquisition, the State government is yet to  disburse Rs 243 crore to land owners in several districts. 

29 Oct 2021

Home grown Abhyas drone a force multiplier, claims DRDO

The air vehicle is launched using twin under-slung boosters which provide the initial acceleration to the vehicle.

23 Oct 2021

ZyCoV-D vaccine roll out expected to be rolled out in Odisha soon

Director of Family Welfare and nodal officer of COVID vaccination Dr Bijay Panigrahi said the orientation-cum-training programme is being conducted in phases.

22 Oct 2021

Changing erosion, accretion pattern of Odisha's Chilika lake a threat to its biodiversity: Study

A global study has found that the lagoon has experienced a remarkably high erosion rate of 19.87 metre per year and accretion of 16.91 metre per year from 1990 to 2020.

21 Oct 2021

PMO monitoring group asks Odisha government to resolve land issues on priority

The PMO has directed Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra to appoint a senior official as the nodal officer to ensure reduction in unnecessary delays for land acquisition.  

14 Oct 2021

Demand for creation of more panchayat samitis grows loud in Odisha

Although the panchayats get adequate funds from the government, monitoring of developmental works is largely affected due to inadequate officials at the block-level.

13 Oct 2021

Silent third wave? Covid tally down but surge in patients with typical symptoms

Several individuals and families, who are suffering from prolonged symptoms are testing negative despite typical Covid symptoms, leading to fear that the virus is now escaping detection.

10 Oct 2021