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

Odia herpetologist discovers 2 new species of pit viper

Pit vipers are a group of venomous snakes that are predominantly found in wet, humid forests and mountains as well as in a few dry forest habitats. 

08 Oct 2021

DRDO set for experimental test of long range land attack cruise missile

Though the turbofan engine performed well, the missile did not cover the full range due to a possible snag in the control system.

04 Oct 2021

Odisha to open umbrella of incentives for OEMs for electric vehicles

The housing societies and apartments will be encouraged to install private charging stations on their premises.

02 Oct 2021

Highway patrol fails to deliver on killer Odisha roads

A senior police official said highway patrol is not serving the purpose and the district SPs have already have apprised about the shortcomings of the system.

01 Oct 2021