Hemant Kumar Rout

Hit by apathy, wait for National Waterways 5 gets longer

The project, estimated to cost around Rs 4,209 crore envisages connecting Talcher with Dhamra and Paradip ports

21 Feb 2022

Odisha plans to spend Rs 2.85 lakh crores on infra in 5 yrs

All the projects will be implemented by 18 important departments between 2022-23 and 2026-27 fiscal years

17 Feb 2022

Fatalities raise red flag amid Omicron wave in Odisha

Death toll rose to 24 in last 24 hours, the highest single day spike in the wave so far

13 Feb 2022

Omicron replaces Delta as dominant strain in Odisha, found in 98 per cent samples

The ILS will conduct the genome sequencing of samples found negative for Omicron in OmiSure RT-PCR kits next week. 

11 Feb 2022

State government officials to be trained on respecting MPs, MLAs

The training will be imparted right from the administrative officials’ initiation into service 

07 Feb 2022

‘Covid deaths in Odisha much more than official toll’

The submission of the State before the Supreme Court on Friday on Covid ex gratia disbursement says it all.

05 Feb 2022

New Covid variants can be predicted early for interventions, claims study

In phase I, they analysed 1,347 samples collected by June 2020 from China, Germany, Malaysia, UK, US and different regions of India to perceive a genome-wide iSNV map in infected populations.

22 Jan 2022

Migration roadblock for Covid-19 vaccination coverage in Odisha

A majority of the beneficiaries, who are yet to be covered are out of the State for work.

20 Jan 2022

India successfully test-fires advanced variant of BrahMos missile

With new the added technologies, including the control system, the missile was test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad-III at Chandipur.

20 Jan 2022

Omicron fast replacing Delta in Odisha, constitute 60% of genome sequenced samples

Of the 249 samples sequenced at the Institute of Life Sciences in Bhubaneswar, 148 have been detected with the new highly transmissible variant taking the Omicron tally in Odisha to 349.

20 Jan 2022

Eye for elderly care

LV Prasad Eye Institute’s unique elderly care initiative screens people above 70 years of age for old-age vulnerabilities apart from eye care, writes Hemant Kumar Rout

19 Jan 2022

Erratic testing strategy may delay third wave peak in Odisha, warns experts

The Centre has asked the State government to immediately increase the testing in a strategic manner keeping in view the trend of case positivity in specific areas.

19 Jan 2022

Play schools to open in anganwadis 

Pre-schoolers will be taught in NCERT curriculum customised with common English

18 Jan 2022

One in three patients in Odisha suffered from long Covid: Study

Around 10 per cent of participants had a history of pre-existing diabetes or hypertension and 11 per cent had a history of some form of substance use which included alcohol and tobacco. 

17 Jan 2022

Free trauma care for Odisha road accident victims at 11 hospitals soon

The trauma patients will be picked up by any available ambulance and taken to the nearest Trauma Care Center, government or private. The transportation cost will be reimbursed.

15 Jan 2022

Amid Covid waves, Odisha has spent only 29% of  health funds 

While economists have expressed doubts over utilisation of the rest two-third of the capex allocation in the next three months, the slow pace of utilisation has left the Finance Department disgruntled

15 Jan 2022

World's first baby with bony tail in thoracic region operated upon in Odisha

Although 26 cases of bony tail have been reported in the world so far, this is the only known case of a bony human tail in thoracic region, neurosurgeon Dr Rama Chandra Deo said.

13 Jan 2022

Delta continues to be the variant of concern for Odisha

As per the latest genome sequencing data of community samples, 74.5 per cent (pc) were found to be of the Delta variant and the rest Omicron.

13 Jan 2022

Bhubaneswar's ILS scientists decode genes of drumstick

The scientists analysed its genes by comparing protein sequences from 11 other plant species along with M oleifera.

12 Jan 2022

Covid cases explode in Bhubaneswar as Odisha sits on NCDC advice on genome sequencing

Most of the new cases of the city are from the education hub of Chandrasekhar, Patia, Nayapalli and Sahid Nagar. The infections are suspected to be driven by Omicron.

10 Jan 2022

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