Odisha News


Telecom ground staff in Odisha face COVID-19 lockdown heat

Sources said no measure has yet been put in place to ensure hassle-free movement of critical operational staff to refuel base transceiver stations (BTS) and carry out regular maintenance work.

published : 26 Mar 2020

Lab at Odisha's VIMSAR to test COVID-19 samples soon

The feasibility report sought by the State Government for setting up of the laboratory was sent on Wednesday, informed  VIMSAR Superintendent Jayashree Dora.

published : 26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Odisha government orders home quarantine for 78,000 migrants

While highest 11,084 persons have come to Ganjam district, 6,442 persons have returned to Balasore and 4,448 and 4,306 persons to Kalahandi and Phulbani respectively.

published : 26 Mar 2020

Amid lockdown and coronavirus scare, burqa sale sees boost in Odisha

The sale of burqa is booming in the district with a large number of Muslim women and girls purchasing the outfit to cover their body and face in a bid to prevent contracting the virus.

published : 26 Mar 2020

Odisha lockdown: Rural folks obey, city dwellers flout

On Wednesday, two villages, Badabadanga in Chikiti and Baranga in Patrapur block, went into complete lockdown mode.

published : 26 Mar 2020

India in lockdown: 150 labourers stuck in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh seek Odisha govt's help

Around 100 youths from Erasama in Jagatsinghpur district had gone to Pune to work in Sai Samarth Coating, a vehicle colouring factory.

published : 26 Mar 2020

Odisha lockdown: To prevent crowding, two markets set up in Dhenkanal

Chief District Medical and Public Health Officer Dr Niranjan Mishra visited 10 rural hospitals to monitor preparedness to deal with the crisis.

published : 26 Mar 2020

COVID-19: 24 people arrested from various parts of Odisha for violating lockdown orders

The arrests were made after SP Anupama James directed the police administration to strictly enforce the clampdown in the district. Town police also seized the vehicles of the violators.

published : 26 Mar 2020

Odisha lockdown: Feast at death ritual lands 11 people in jail

All the arrested persons had gathered at the house of one Ranjan Palei in Duadia village to participate in the death rituals of the latter’s uncle Kelu Palei.

published : 26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Lockdown violators made to hold ‘I am selfish’ placards in Odisha

The pictures of such people were made viral on social media platforms to shame them. Social activist Rajiv Mohapatra lauded the police move.

published : 26 Mar 2020

Odisha to engage doctors, paramedics for three months to fight COVID-19

A senior health official said 7958 staff nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, radiographers, health workers (male and female) doctors as per the requirement will be recruited.

published : 25 Mar 2020

COVID-19: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces four months' advance salary for health personnel

The doctors, nurses and all health personnel across the state will receive their salaries for the months of April, May, June and July in the month of April, Patnaik said in a video message.

published : 25 Mar 2020

Odisha lockdown: Police stop nurses from reaching hospital to perform emergency duties in Cuttack

Police allegedly did not allow them to go to the hospital in their vehicles though the staff nurses showed their identity cards and requested to let them go for performing their emergency duty.

published : 25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus impact: All India lockdown brings tough time for Odisha migrant workers 

Most workers who travel in search of livelihood are not registered and hence apprehensive of not getting any Government assistance during the current crisis.

published : 25 Mar 2020

Pledge to stay home, save life: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s Mo Jiban message

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched a programme ‘Mo Jiban’ (My Life) and appealed people to take a pledge not to venture out of their houses to combat COVID-19.

published : 25 Mar 2020