Hemant Kumar Rout

Fill up vacancies fast: Finance department to jail authorities

The State has 91 jails with a sanctioned strength of 1,872 warders, including 235 chief, 226 female and 1,411 male, of which 32, 13 and 303 posts respectively are lying vacant. 

31 Jul 2021

Virulent D2 strain found as Bhubaneswar sees dengue surge

They have also been found in samples collected from Rayagada and Koraput. D2 has been found in one sample each from Malkangiri and Nabarangpur.  

30 Jul 2021

Don't skip joint inspection of road accident spots, Odisha govt warns District Collectors

The direction came after most of the districts were found skipping joint inspections of accident spots in defiance of the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety

30 Jul 2021

Odisha’s Mayurbhanj-Sundargarh-Keonjhar region a hotbed for lightning strikes

The highest 522 deaths were recorded from Mayurbhanj while 346 fatalities were from Sundargarh and 327 from Keonjhar.

30 Jul 2021

Odisha: 75,000 Twin City households to get piped gas by December 2022

General Manager of GAIL (India) Ltd Ashok Kumar Mohapatra said the work was hampered for nearly five months due to the pandemic.

28 Jul 2021

Odisha to barcode medical waste to check unregulated disposal 

The decision was taken after it was found that the waste collected from hospitals were disposed of hazardously instead of reaching the treatment plants. 

27 Jul 2021

New generation Akash missile successfully test-fired, target intercepted amid inclement weather

Designed and developed by DRDO, the Akash-NG system has been equipped with active electronically scanned array multi-function radar to search, track and fire control in one platform.

23 Jul 2021

Delta variant behind longer infection, higher hospitalisation

Odisha reported 1,948 more new cases and 67 fatalities pushing the State’s coronavirus tally to 9,61,934 and death toll to 5,308.

23 Jul 2021

India successfully test-fires new generation Akash surface-to-air missile, anti-tank missile

“Once deployed, the Akash-NG weapon system will prove to be a force multiplier for the air defence capability of Indian Air Force,” said DRDO chairman G Satheesh Reddy

21 Jul 2021

Half of active COVID cases in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack hospitalised

Three DCHs in Cuttack are fast running out of ventilators while there is no vacancy in ICUs in two hospitals.

21 Jul 2021

Road fatality on rise as Odisha misses Supreme Court deadline

Sources said barring Ganjam, Puri, Deogarh and Sonepur districts, the rise in road fatalities has been reported from other 26 districts.

20 Jul 2021

School reopening hasty, ensure COVID vaccination for teachers first: Experts

While it is a fact that some higher education institutes and schools became COVID hotspots when they were opened prior to the second wave.

19 Jul 2021

COVID-19: Delta variant dominates Odisha, accounts for 98 per cent of sequenced samples

The variants are distributed across 30 districts, with highest being reported from Khurda, Cuttack, Sundargarh, Nuapada, Puri, Mayurbhanj, Balasore and Jajpur districts.

15 Jul 2021

Lightning strikes up, deaths down in Odisha

There has been a 34 per cent rise in lightning strikes in the country and it has advanced from 1.38 crore strikes in 2019-2020 to 1.8 crore strikes in 2020-2021.

12 Jul 2021

Covaxin Phase-I trial volunteers face uncertainty

A total of 375 volunteers, including 25 from Odisha had received both the doses across the country.

12 Jul 2021

Salt resistant plant's genome sequenced

Avicennia marina, called Banhi in Odia, is a salt-secreting and extraordinarily salt-tolerant mangrove species that grows optimally in 75 per cent seawater and tolerates 250 per cent seawater.

11 Jul 2021

IIT Bhubaneswar restricts entry of non-vaccinated people to campus

Even as higher education institutions in the State have started opening up, IIT Bhubaneswar has decided to restrict entry of non-vaccinated personnel to the campus. 

11 Jul 2021

Vaccine protects from server illness but doesn't prevent local multiplication of viruses: Experts

The number could be more as there is no clear data on how many among the single-dose vaccinated are locals.

10 Jul 2021

Scientists decode mangrove species, breakthrough may help developing salinity tolerant crop varieties

The research group at the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar and SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu, has sequenced nearly 99% of the genome of the species.

10 Jul 2021

Vaccines work: Only 0.13% test positive for COVID-19 after getting jab in Odisha

As many as 1,00,43,077 people aged 18 years and above have got at least a single dose and 24,48,425 have been fully vaccinated

07 Jul 2021

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