New Year celebration restricted in govt offices in Odisha

The government employees have been advised to use virtual mediums for conveying their New Year greetings to colleagues and seniors, and maintain social distancing.

31 Dec 2021

Health infrastructure work far from over in Odisha to tackle third wave of COVID-19

The State was to set up COVID care centres and paediatric ICUs, strengthen diagnostics, telemedicine hubs besides, streamlining oxygen supply and transportation of critical patients.

30 Dec 2021

Vaccines brought hope as Covid became deadlier

Even as the vaccine was rolled out early this year, the shortage of adequate doses led to chaos and confusion among the beneficiaries.

29 Dec 2021

Odisha slips to 14th rank in NITI Aayog health index

As per the fourth round of the health index report released by NITI Aayog on Monday, Odisha has slipped by two ranks compared to the previous year to be placed at 14th among the 19 larger states.

28 Dec 2021

Kalahandi women develop IoT devices to help fish farmers

Minushri and Amrita have come up with 3 solar powered devices that aim at improving fish and prawn production. Hemant Kumar Rout finds out more about their innovation

27 Dec 2021

Road fatalities rise by 21 per cent in Odisha

There has been an abnormal increase in fatalities by about 16 per cent from January to September this year exposing the shoddy enforcement measures.

24 Dec 2021

Successive success for Pralay missile, 2nd test with more payload in a different range

For the first time in history, two successive flight tests of a ballistic missile have been conducted successfully on two consecutive days.

23 Dec 2021

Maiden test of new generation SRBM Pralay successful

The missile is powered with solid propellant rocket motor and has many new technologies. Carrying a payload of around 1000 kg, it can strike targets at a range up to 500 km.

22 Dec 2021

Odisha reports first case of Omicron, two foreign returnees detected with the super mutant variant

One of the two patients is asymptomatic and the other had mild symptoms like cough, body pain and weakness. But no drop in oxygen level was recorded in both the patients.

21 Dec 2021

India successfully test-fires nuclear capable new generation Agni Prime missile

The Agni Prime is a two-stage canisterised solid propellant ballistic missile with dual redundant navigation and guidance system

20 Dec 2021

Bhubaneswar ophthalmologist develops new technique to deal with cataract surgery complications

The technique involves two basic steps of haptic externalisation and incarceration in the scleral tissue.

20 Dec 2021

Odisha plans mobile medicare units for elderly population

It will be run by a doctor, one nurse and 3 more staff; cover 400 people in a month

16 Dec 2021

India boosts anti-submarine capability by testing supersonic missile assisted torpedo system

Developed by DRDO, the next generation missile-based standoff torpedo delivery system was fired from the launching complex IV of Abdul Kalam Island

13 Dec 2021

10% of Odisha’s elderly population still unvaccinated as Covid continues to kill

Of the 61 persons who succumbed to Covid-19 in the last one month, 43 or over 70 per cent were aged above 60 years.

13 Dec 2021

IAF, DRDO test fire Stand-Off Anti-Tank missile from Pokhran ranges

Defence sources said that the release mechanism, advanced guidance, tracking algorithms, all avionics with integrated software performed satisfactorily.

11 Dec 2021