Death rate hits bottom as coronavirus cases double in Odisha

Odisha’s Covid-19 case fatality rate (CFR) during the first wave last year was 0.56 per cent.

19 May 2021

After vaccine, Odisha stares at shortage of auto-disable syringes!

Accordingly, the State government had sought 10 crore syringes and in the first phase it had received around two crore syringes.

18 May 2021

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

16,000 likely to get COVID-19 vaccine shot on 1st day in Odisha

The State government has made elaborate preparations for the launch of vaccination drive across 161 session sites.

16 Jan 2021

User trials over, Nag missile ready for induction in Army

Missile has been designed to destroy enemy tanks in both day and night conditions

23 Oct 2020

India successfully test fires short-range tactical ballistic missile Prahaar

The missile capable of carrying different types of warheads will operate as battlefield support system to the Indian Army.

20 Sep 2018

Odisha launches country's first 'eyecare for all' scheme

The State Government is planning to spend Rs 600 crore for the eyecare scheme in the next five years.

13 Oct 2017

Cattle slaughter ban to hit small Odisha farmers hard

The ban on sale of cattle for slaughter is all set to hit small and marginal farmers hard in Odisha which is not a beef consuming State.

29 May 2017