Sudarsan Maharana

Sambalpur forest officer pedals through world’s highest motorable road

The forest officer informed that his expedition was aimed at promoting awareness on protection and conservation of forests and wildlife.  

26 Jul 2021

Tiger census to expand to 20 forests this year

Odisha is gearing up for the next big cat census in the State and this time, more forests will be covered.

21 Jul 2021

Bhubaneswar's garbage piles up as crores on management go waste

A BMC official said the budget has remained nearly the same for 2020-21 and 2021-22 financial years.

19 Jul 2021

E-learning stutters as views for YouTube classes drop by record 38 per cent

The average number of views for all online live classes for Class I to VIII, which was 4.35 lakh on June 23, has come down to 3.2 lakh on July 16.

19 Jul 2021

Odisha's Private engineering colleges flooded with fee relief requests, stare at crisis

As a result of declining enrolment and low realisation of fees, institutions are caught in a precarious situation, having to either take excess loans or tap into surplus funds to meet salary payments.

17 Jul 2021

Bhubaneswar: At frontline for environment protection, forest staff remain far from Covid care

As per the statistics of Forest and Environment department, 26 forest staff - 23 regular and three para staff - have died due to Covid-19 during the first wave of the pandemic till March 25, 2021.

28 Jun 2021

A ‘good old’ batch of honorary wildlife wardens

The appointments are for important districts such as Cuttack, Deogarh, Ganjam, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput, Nayagarh, Nabarangpur, Sambalpur and Sundargarh.

27 Jun 2021

Heavy rain triggers urban deluge in Bhubaneswar, exposes city's shoddy monsoon preparedness 

Residents were left to fend for themselves as drain-water gushed in through their houses in Nayapalli, Behera Sahi and other residential areas.

23 Jun 2021

Odisha government mulls cluster plan for students deprived of online education

Sources in the SME department said that only around eight to 10 lakh students are able to access live streaming of lessons on YouTube.

23 Jun 2021

Iconic warrior-horse replica to make way for Smart Janpath project

An identity of Bhubaneswar for decades, the stone work will have to make way for the ongoing Smart Janpath project. 

16 Jun 2021

Four years on, multi-level parking projects incomplete in Bhubaneswar

Tardy pace of work coupled with outbreak of Covid-19 infection has forced the projects to lag behind their deadline.

14 Jun 2021

Bhubaneswar: Less than one per cent of 18-plus age group has had two jabs of COVID vaccine

De to shortage of Covaxin only around 0.20 per cent people in the 18-44 age group in the city have received their two doses of Covaxin in the last one month.

05 Jun 2021

Bhubaneswar yet to get dedicated paediatric COVID care units

All dedicated COVID hospitals and COVID care centres were directed to create a designated 'paediatric COVID wing' within the existing facilities.

31 May 2021

Yaas, we were spared, says Bhubaneswar

Impact of the cyclone was less with maximum wind speed of 40-50 km/ph recorded in some parts of Bhubaneswar

27 May 2021

Cyclone Yaas: Odisha's Similipal Tiger Reserve, Bhitarkanika national park put on alert

STR Deputy Director and Similipal North DFO Sai Kiran said that the large-scale uprooting of trees due to the storm can not be ruled out because of the hilly terrains.

26 May 2021

Gharial breeding comes to fore in Odisha's Mahanadi river after four decades

Monitoring of the Gharial population was strengthened only after Satkosia was declared a tiger reserve in 2007 and protection of the core area enhanced in 2014 making the gorge a fishing free zone.

24 May 2021

39 percent general, 15 percent ICU beds were available but Bhubaneswar patient was denied treatment

On May 15, newly-wed Swarnalata Pal’s family had to hop from one hospital to another in sheer desperation seeking admission for the woman who was in dire straits.

19 May 2021

Vaccination mismanagement continues in Bhubaneswar

Even as the State government claims no vaccine shortage in Bhubaneswar, many eligible beneficiaries were deprived of the jabs on Sunday due to sheer mismanagement.

17 May 2021

Bhubaneswar COVID hospitals run out of ICU beds

Officials said except SUM dedicated Covid hospital, almost all other DCHs and major private hospitals have run out of ICU and general beds.

16 May 2021

Surge in cases makes mockery of lockdown in Bhubaneswar

Highest single day spike of 1,294 cases recorded a week after Statewide lockdown 

14 May 2021

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