Congress MP Rajeev Satav loses battle to Covid

Pune: Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member from Maharashtra, Rajiv Satav, passed away in a hospital here after a 23-day long battle with Covid-19, party officials said here on Sunday. He was 46, and belonged to the core team of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Satav had developed Covid symptoms on April 19 and a […] The post Congress MP Rajeev Satav loses battle to Covid appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 May 2021 5:14 pm
India’s Covid active caseload decreases to 36,18,458; positivity rate drops to 16.98%

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 active cases count has decreased to 36,18,458 with a net decline of 55,344 cases being recorded in the active caseload in a span of 24 hours, while the daily positivity rate dropped to 16.98 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. The total active caseload now comprises 14.66 per […] The post India’s Covid active caseload decreases to 36,18,458; positivity rate drops to 16.98% appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 May 2021 4:57 pm
Odisha records 11,732 new Covid cases, 19 more fatalities

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload on Sunday surged to 6,12,224 after 11,732 more people tested positive for the infection, while 19 fresh fatalities pushed the State’s toll to 2,313, a Health department official said. Accordingly, the number of active cases rose to 1,07,403. Of the 11,732 new cases, 6,569 were recorded in various quarantine centres and […] The post Odisha records 11,732 new Covid cases, 19 more fatalities appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 May 2021 4:04 pm
FICCI FLO organises mental health healing ‘Aham Brahmasmi’

Bhubaneswar: FICCI FLO, Bhubaneswar organised an online event on Mental Health counselling and healing ‘Aham Brahmasmi’ on Saturday to observe Mental Health Awareness month. The webinar was addressed by Senior Vice Chair, Namrita Chahal, who is an energy healer and body psycho therapist. She discussed how can one reduce personal stress during the Covid pandemic […] The post FICCI FLO organises mental health healing ‘Aham Brahmasmi’ appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 May 2021 3:18 am
BMC to provide pick-up, drop facility for senior citizens to get vaccinated

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to help senior citizens of Bhubaneswar to go to the Covid vaccination centres, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) decided to start pick-up and drop facilities for them to get vaccinated. BMC Commissioner Sanjay Singh said the pick-up and drop facilities will be provided to 60-plus persons, who are staying alone, for […] The post BMC to provide pick-up, drop facility for senior citizens to get vaccinated appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 May 2021 3:02 am
e-Permission launched for movement of IT, pvt company staff

Bhubaneswar: The Police Commissionerate started e-permission for the employees of IT, ITeS and private companies to allow them to move in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar during the lockdown and weekend shutdown imposed due to the Covid pandemic. The IT, ITeS and private companies which were allowed to function as per the guidelines […] The post e-Permission launched for movement of IT, pvt company staff appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 May 2021 2:27 am
Over 3.26 lakh new Covid cases, 3,890 deaths in India in 24 hours

New Delhi: Witnessing a decline, India on Saturday reported 3,26,098 new Covid cases and 3,890 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. In the past 23 days, India’s daily Covid tally has plateaued over the three-lakh-mark and over 3,000 casualties for 17 days. On Wednesday, India recorded […] The post Over 3.26 lakh new Covid cases, 3,890 deaths in India in 24 hours appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 May 2021 12:28 am
Pradhan seeks Vardhan’s intervention for 19 more oxygen plants in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday sought the personal intervention of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan for urgently setting up 19 more Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen generation plants in 15 districts of Odisha. In a letter to his Cabinet colleague, Pradhan said these are required in addition to 21 PSA plants being […] The post Pradhan seeks Vardhan’s intervention for 19 more oxygen plants in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 May 2021 11:55 pm
Dr Srinath Reddy to head Odisha advisory committee

Bhubaneswar: With experts anticipating that a third wave of COVID-19 pandemic may affect youngsters, especially children, Odisha Government has formed a high-powered advisory committee to be headed by eminent doctor K Srinath Reddy. Dr Reddy is president of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and former head of the Department of Cardiology at All […] The post Dr Srinath Reddy to head Odisha advisory committee appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 May 2021 10:59 pm
Odisha Govt floats global tender to procure 3.8 crore Covid vaccine doses

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to inoculate the State’s entire population, Odisha Government has floated a global tender through an electronic platform to procure 3.8 crore doses of COVID vaccines, an official said on Saturday. Odisha State Medical Corporation Ltd (OSMCL) invited bids from the world’s leading vaccine manufacturers, he said. The OSMCL’s tender notice says […] The post Odisha Govt floats global tender to procure 3.8 crore Covid vaccine doses appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 May 2021 9:51 pm
Oxygen Express from Odisha reaches Chennai

Second loaded #OxygenExpress for Tamilnadu arrives#OxygenExpress loaded at Rourkela (Odisha) with 2 tankers carrying 31.4 MT of oxygen arrived at Tiruvallur, Tamilnadu at 06:00 hrs today (15-5-2021) With this total oxygen delivered for Tamilnadu- 111.4 MT@RailMinIndia pic.twitter.com/D91K6ccBWr — Southern Railway (@GMSRailway) May 15, 2021 Chennai: The second Oxygen Express train, with two tankers of medical […] The post Oxygen Express from Odisha reaches Chennai appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 May 2021 4:51 pm
Odisha’s COVID-19 tally crosses six-lakh mark, death toll 2,294

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 tally in Odisha crossed the six-lakh mark on Saturday as 11,805 more people tested positive for the infection, while 21 fresh fatalities pushed the State’s death toll to 2,294, a Health department official said. With these new infections, the caseload of coronavirus disease reached 6,00,492 in the coastal State, he said. At […] The post Odisha’s COVID-19 tally crosses six-lakh mark, death toll 2,294 appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 May 2021 4:13 pm
3 killed, 2 injured as car falls from bridge in Balasore

Balasore: Three persons were killed and two others injured when a car in which they were travelling fell down from a bridge on the National Highway 16 near Balasore in the early hours of Saturday, police said. Five persons were travelling in the vehicle from Baripada to Bhubaneswar when, at about 3 am, the driver […] The post 3 killed, 2 injured as car falls from bridge in Balasore appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 May 2021 3:44 pm
BMC begins GPS tracking of ambulances for better Covid patient management

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started GPS tracking of the emergency vehicles and ambulances for better Covid management and quick transfer of patients to the Dedicated Covid Hospitals (DCH) and Covid Care Centres (CCC). While the City authorities have a fleet of 64 ambulances under the Covid management programme, 40 have already become […] The post BMC begins GPS tracking of ambulances for better Covid patient management appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 May 2021 3:45 am
Covid-infected baby recovers fully after 10 days on ventilator in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A newborn in Bhubaneswar recovered fully from COVID-19 infection after a tough 10-day battle for life on ventilator, becoming one of the youngest survivors in the country. Dr Arjit Mohapatra, the neonatologist who treated the infant, said she was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday after a three-week-long battle with the deadly disease. “A […] The post Covid-infected baby recovers fully after 10 days on ventilator in Bhubaneswar appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 May 2021 2:21 am
Monsoon to make early arrival over Kerala: IMD

New Delhi: The southwest monsoon is likely to arrive over Kerala on May 31, a day earlier than its normal onset date, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday. The normal onset date of monsoon over Kerala is June 1. “This year, the onset of the southwest monsoon over Kerala is likely to be […] The post Monsoon to make early arrival over Kerala: IMD appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 May 2021 2:06 am
Israel reports tunnel system destruction amid violence

Tel Aviv: The Israeli Army said on Friday that it sent 160 aircraft into the violence-hit Gaza Strip to destroy a network of tunnels operated by Hamas, the Islamist party that controls enclave, as confusion and chaos continued between the two sides. Army spokesperson Jonathan Conricus said about 40 tanks participated in the 40-minute mission, […] The post Israel reports tunnel system destruction amid violence appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 May 2021 1:12 am
After 75 deaths, Goa hires eight tractor drivers to ferry oxygen

Panaji: Even as 75 persons perished in four days due to oxygen shortage at Goa’s top hospital, the State Health Ministry told the Bombay High Court that eight “trained and experienced” tractor drivers had been hired from Maharashtra for transportation of oxygen trolleys to health facilities. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on May 11 had said […] The post After 75 deaths, Goa hires eight tractor drivers to ferry oxygen appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 May 2021 1:03 am
Modi releases 8th instalment of Rs 19,000 crore for PM-KISAN scheme

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released the eighth instalment of financial benefits worth Rs 19,000 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme to benefit more than 9.5 crore farmers, that includes first-time beneficiaries in West Bengal. The Prime Minister released the instalment through video conferencing, saying “farmers in West […] The post Modi releases 8th instalment of Rs 19,000 crore for PM-KISAN scheme appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 May 2021 12:55 am
Naveen releases Rs 920 crore to 42 lakh farmers under KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday released Rs 920 crore assistance to farmers under Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme on the eve of Akshaya Tritiya and Krushak Divas on Friday. Congratulating the farmers, Naveen announced the transfer of Rs 920 crore assistance directly to the accounts of 42 lakh farmers […] The post Naveen releases Rs 920 crore to 42 lakh farmers under KALIA scheme appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 May 2021 12:29 am
Covid crisis: Nalco extends support to create healthcare infrastructure in Odisha

New Delhi: State-owned Nalco on Friday said it is supporting the 70-bed Covid centre at Saheed Laxman Naik Medical College in Koraput to make the facility fully operational. Similarly, Nalco is also supporting a 66-bed COVID healthcare facility at ESI Hospital in Angul by bearing the cost of the total operation and maintenance of the […] The post Covid crisis: Nalco extends support to create healthcare infrastructure in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 May 2021 10:38 pm
India records 3.43 lakh Covid cases and 4,000 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: Witnessing a decline, India on Friday reported 3,43,144 new Covid cases and 4,000 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. In the past 22 days, India’s daily Covid tally has plateaued over the three-lakh-mark and over 3,000 casualties for a fortnight. On Wednesday, India recorded 4,205 fresh Covid deaths, while […] The post India records 3.43 lakh Covid cases and 4,000 deaths in 24 hours appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 May 2021 9:00 pm
Kids above 2 years should wear masks outside home: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases among children, Odisha Government on Thursday asked parents to ensure that kids above two years wear face masks before stepping out of their houses. The State Government’s instruction came as per the recommendation of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics. In a letter to […] The post Kids above 2 years should wear masks outside home: Odisha Govt appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 May 2021 3:58 pm
KIIT & KISS extend helping hand to pandemic-hit

Bhubaneswar: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and its sister institution Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), moved by the compassionate vision of its Founder, Prof Achyuta Samanta, have always responded swiftly to reduce the suffering of people at the time of natural calamities. Right from the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic last year, it has […] The post KIIT & KISS extend helping hand to pandemic-hit appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 May 2021 3:36 am
Covid relief: SJTA gives Rs 10,000 to each sevayat

Puri: Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Thursday provided financial assistance to the sevayats in view of the hardship due to corona pandemic. Administrator (ritual) Jitendra Sahu said the temple administration has given Rs 10,000 each to 2,463 sevayats. He said the SJTA has taken this step as sevayats are facing acute financial crisis due […] The post Covid relief: SJTA gives Rs 10,000 to each sevayat appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 May 2021 3:07 am
Peak will come, virus can again emerge: Govt

New Delhi: As the country battles the second wave of COVID-19, the Government on Thursday said the virus may emerge again and so preparations have to be made at the national level in collaboration with States, infrastructure needs to be ramped up while curbs and appropriate behaviour must be followed. Dismissing allegations that the Government […] The post Peak will come, virus can again emerge: Govt appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 May 2021 2:31 am
Gap between 2 doses of Covishield extended from 6-8 weeks to 12-16 weeks: Govt

New Delhi: The Government has accepted the COVID-19 Working Group’s recommendation for extending the gap between the two doses of the Covishield vaccine from 6-8 weeks to 12-16 weeks, the Union health ministry said, while announcing the extension on Thursday. However, no change has been suggested for the dosage interval for Covaxin, it said. ‘Based […] The post Gap between 2 doses of Covishield extended from 6-8 weeks to 12-16 weeks: Govt appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 May 2021 1:21 am
Russia’s Sputnik V Covid vax to be available in market from next week

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday announced that Russia’s Sputnik V, the vaccine against the Covid-19 pandemic, will be available in markets across the country early next week. The announcement comes 12 days after the first consignment of 150,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine landed in Hyderabad from Russia. Sputnik V is […] The post Russia’s Sputnik V Covid vax to be available in market from next week appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 May 2021 1:12 am
India clocks 3.62 lakh fresh cases, 4,120 Covid deaths

New Delhi: India on Thursday reported 3,62,727 new Covid cases and 4,120 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. On Wednesday, India recorded 4,205 fresh Covid deaths, while on Friday last, the country had recorded its highest ever cases of 4,14,188. In the past 21 days India’s daily Covid tally has plateaued […] The post India clocks 3.62 lakh fresh cases, 4,120 Covid deaths appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 May 2021 1:06 am
Lightning kills herd of 18 elephants in Assam

Guwahati: In a tragic incident, a herd of 18 elephants were killed after being struck by a massive ‘lightning’ in central Assam’s Nagaon district, officials said on Thursday. Confirming the incident, Nagaon district Deputy Commissioner Kavitha Padmanabhan said a team comprising wildlife, forest and Veterinary department officials went to the forest areas on Thursday to […] The post Lightning kills herd of 18 elephants in Assam appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 May 2021 12:52 am
Odisha Govt allows home delivery of liquor during lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Thursday gave its nod to home delivery of liquor during the lockdown period and empowered district collectors to take a final call on the matter after taking into consideration the prevailing situation in their respective areas. This was stated by Principal Secretary to the Government, S K Lohani, to Excise Commissioner […] The post Odisha Govt allows home delivery of liquor during lockdown appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 May 2021 11:45 pm
Livelihood mission project manager attacked in Kendrapara, 2 detained

Kendrapara: A project manager of the State-run Odisha Livelihood Mission in Rajnagar block was injured after unidentified miscreants attacked him, police said on Thursday. The injured official, Rashmi Ranjan Dash, has been shifted to a private hospital. His condition was now stated to be stable, police said. “The motive behind the attack is yet to […] The post Livelihood mission project manager attacked in Kendrapara, 2 detained appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 May 2021 10:42 pm
PSA oxygen plant to be installed at Sambalpur DHH

Sambalpur: The Public Works Department (PWD) has already started the civil work for installation of a Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) oxygen generator plant at the district headquarters hospital (DHH) here, an official said. A 200-bed COVID-19 hospital, including 50 general beds, 65 High Dependency Unit (HDU) beds and 85 ICU beds has been operational on […] The post PSA oxygen plant to be installed at Sambalpur DHH appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 May 2021 8:56 pm
Rain lashes Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: India Meteorological Department forecast rainfall in several parts of India on Thursday. Heavy rainfall lashed several districts of Odisha. Bhubaneswar witnessed moderate thunderstorm and lightning along with gusty surface wind reaching speed of 30-40 kmph. The post Rain lashes Bhubaneswar appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 May 2021 4:38 pm
Odisha reports 10,649 new infections, 19 more deaths

Bhubaneswar: The sharp rise in daily COVID-19 cases and deaths in Odisha continued on Thursday even as the number of active cases crossed the one-lakh mark for the first time in the coastal State since the beginning of the pandemic last year, a Health department official said. The COVID-19 caseload in the State mounted to […] The post Odisha reports 10,649 new infections, 19 more deaths appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 May 2021 3:55 pm
CBI files supplementary chargesheet in Anjana gang-rape case

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed supplementary chargesheet before the Special CBI Court against Biban Biswal, the prime accused in the sensational Anjana Mishra gang-rape case. The CBI reopened Anjana Mishra gang-rape case after Biban was arrested by Odisha Police with the help of their Maharashtra counterpart in February from Aamby […] The post CBI files supplementary chargesheet in Anjana gang-rape case appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 May 2021 3:03 am
Two elephant carcasses found near Similipal National Park

Baripada: Forest personnel came across carcasses of two elephants near Similipal National Park, an official said on Wednesday. While one carcass of an elephant calf aged between four and six months was found in Podadiha Range of Similipal National Park on Tuesday, the body of a 45-year-old female tusker was found at a nearby area […] The post Two elephant carcasses found near Similipal National Park appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 May 2021 2:32 am
PM reviews availability and supply of oxygen, medicines

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting to review availability and supply of oxygen and medicines to tackle Covid. He was informed that the Government is in regular touch with the manufacturers to enhance production of medicines and extend all help needed. The Prime Minister was told that the Government […] The post PM reviews availability and supply of oxygen, medicines appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 May 2021 2:13 am
At 4,205, India reports record Covid deaths in a day

New Delhi: India on Wednesday recorded 4,205 deaths due to Covid, highest till date with 3,48,421 fresh cases, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. On May 8, India had recorded 4,187 deaths in 24 hours, while on May 7, India recorded its highest ever fresh cases 4,14,188. In the past 20 days, […] The post At 4,205, India reports record Covid deaths in a day appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 May 2021 12:58 am
Vaccination big weapon in fight against Covid: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday that vaccination is a big weapon in the fight against Covid-19. Vardhan on Wednesday interacted with the health ministers and principal secretaries/additional chief secretaries of eight States/UT in the presence of Union Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Kumar Choubey. The eight States/UT included Jammu […] The post Vaccination big weapon in fight against Covid: Harsh Vardhan appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 May 2021 12:44 am
About 22 lakh people waiting for 2nd Covid vaccine dose in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Wednesday informed the Centre that about 22 lakh people in the State are waiting for the second shot and therefore the State requires at least 25 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines. This was stated by State Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das, who joined a virtual meeting of Union […] The post About 22 lakh people waiting for 2nd Covid vaccine dose in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 May 2021 11:59 pm
Pradhan urges Naveen to constitute Covid crisis management panels

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to constitute Covid Crisis Management Committee (CCMC) comprising leaders of all political parties at village and ward level to fight corona pandemic. The Union Minister said the coming 15 days will be challenging and requested the Chief Minister to […] The post Pradhan urges Naveen to constitute Covid crisis management panels appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 May 2021 10:58 pm
Involve local communities to better deal with 2nd wave of Covid: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Noting that Odisha’s disaster management model is the sustainable way to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urged officials to involve local communities to be more effective in dealing with the second wave of the contagion. “Our successful model of disaster management is based on community involvement and that is the sustainable […] The post Involve local communities to better deal with 2nd wave of Covid: Naveen appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 May 2021 5:00 pm
S K Singh new BMC Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: In a bureaucratic reshuffle, Odisha Government on Wednesday appointed senior IAS officer Sanjay Kumar Singh as the new Commissioner of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) replacing Prem Chandra Chaudhary. Singh, a 1997-batch IAS officer, is currently serving as the Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Skill Development and Technical Education department with additional charge as Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Information and […] The post S K Singh new BMC Commissioner appeared first o

12 May 2021 4:34 pm
10,982 new Covid cases, vax soon for vulnerable people without ID proof

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Wednesday reported 10,982 new COVID-19 cases and 17 more deaths, a Health department official said. The cases were detected after testing 49,191 samples on Tuesday, taking the test positivity rate (TPR) to 22.32 per cent. The State’s TPR has been over 20 per cent since Friday. There are 98,230 active cases in […] The post 10,982 new Covid cases, vax soon for vulnerable people without ID proof appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 May 2021 4:04 pm
FICCI FLO launches mental counselling for Covid-affected

Bhubaneswar: One of the foremost concerns emerging from different aspects of COVID-19 is its impact on mental health. The women’s wing of FICCI FLO, in partnership with Manam Foundation, on Monday launched “Mann Ki Shanti” — a free counselling service on mental-related issues for those affected by Covid-19 and also for the general public. The […] The post FICCI FLO launches mental counselling for Covid-affected appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 May 2021 3:23 am
11 killed in Russia school shooting

Moscow: At least 11 people were killed and 32 others injured on Tuesday in a shooting incident at a school in the Russian city of Kazan, authorities said, adding that a suspect has been arrested. The incident took place at the school No. 175 in Kazan located in the country’s Tatarstan Region. A source in […] The post 11 killed in Russia school shooting appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 May 2021 1:13 am
Bharat Biotech supplying Covaxin to 18 States

Hyderabad: Bharat Biotech has been directly supplying its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin to 18 States since May 1, the company said on Tuesday. “Unflinching in our efforts, we will continue the steady supply of our vaccine,” the Hyderabad-based vaccine maker stated. The States are Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, […] The post Bharat Biotech supplying Covaxin to 18 States appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 May 2021 1:05 am
Thunderstorm blows away tents of evicted slum-dwellers at Nuapada-Balisahi area in Cuttack

Cuttack: Tension prevailed in Nuapada-Balisahi area of Cuttack after tents housing the evicted slum-dwellers were blown away by thunderstorm which battered the city on Tuesday afternoon. Several persons sustained injuries when the tents got uprooted under the impact of the storm. Slum-dwellers, who were evicted from Ranihat area for SCB road expansion work, were sheltered […] The post Thunderstorm blows away tents of evicted slum-dwellers at Nuapada-Balisahi area in Cuttack appeared first on D

12 May 2021 12:48 am
Naik tests Covid negative but remains critical, Naveen speaks to doctors

Hon'ble Chief Minister Sri @Naveen_Odisha today discussed with AIIMS doctors on the health condition of Leader of Opposition Sri Pradipta Naik. Sri Naik was affected due to Covid-19 and is currently in ICU in the AIIMS Bhubaneswar since last 16 days. pic.twitter.com/zH4bBKwJwQ — I & PR Department, Odisha (@IPR_Odisha) May 11, 2021 Bhubaneswar: The health […] The post Naik tests Covid negative but remains critical, Naveen speaks to doctors appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 May 2021 11:56 pm
DRDO to set up 7 medical oxygen plants in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: To ensure the availability of medical oxygen for treatment of COVID-19 patients, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has decided to set up seven medical oxygen plants in Odisha. The plants will come up at Boudh, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Gajapati, Jharsuguda, Nayagarh and Koraput districts, CGM of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Odisha, […] The post DRDO to set up 7 medical oxygen plants in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 May 2021 10:47 pm
RT-PCR testing labs to be set up in 16 Odisha dists

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government said on Tuesday that it would set up RT-PCR laboratories for COVID-19 in 16 district headquarters to ensure early testing of patients. The new laboratories will come up in Bhadrak, Boudh, Bargarh, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kandhamal, Kendrapara, Khurda, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Rayagada, Sonepur and Sundargarh, as per a notification issued by […] The post RT-PCR testing labs to be set up in 16 Odisha dists appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 May 2021 10:18 pm
Active COVID cases down by over 30,000 in 24 hours first time in 61 days: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The total active COVID-19 cases in the country dipped to 37,15,221 on Tuesday with a net decline of 30,016 cases being recorded in a span of 24 hours for the first time after 61 days, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. The total recoveries in a span of 24 hours too outnumbered […] The post Active COVID cases down by over 30,000 in 24 hours first time in 61 days: Health Ministry appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 May 2021 5:08 pm
BMC launches 3 more drive-in vaccination centres

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday launched three more drive-in vaccination centres for people above 45 years of age who are yet to receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said 45-plus age group citizens, who have taken their first dose at government or private facility of Bhubaneswar, can […] The post BMC launches 3 more drive-in vaccination centres appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 May 2021 4:43 pm
10 platoons of police force to be deployed for Chandan Yatra

Puri: About 10 platoons of police force would be deployed along the 1.5 km road from Simhadwar of Srimandir leading to Narendra tank where the deities would enjoy 21-day Chandan Yatra scheduled to begin from May 15 on Akshaya Tritiya day. Police personnel would be posted along the Badadanda and around Narendra tank till deities […] The post 10 platoons of police force to be deployed for Chandan Yatra appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 May 2021 2:40 am
45 decomposed bodies found in Ganga in Bihar’s Buxar

Patna: Amid the Covid surge that is wreaking havoc across India, the administration in Bihar’s Buxar district on Monday found at least 45 dead bodies, most in a decomposed stage, in the Ganga, and claimed they had been thrown into the river in upstream Uttar Pradesh. Ashok Kumar, the Block Development Officer of Chausa in […] The post 45 decomposed bodies found in Ganga in Bihar’s Buxar appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 May 2021 2:13 am
Ganjam district reports first child death due to coronavirus

Berhampur: A 10-year-old boy died of COVID-19 in a government-run hospital to become the first child victim of the disease in Ganjam district, officials said on Monday. Kailash Nayak, who was undergoing treatment at MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, was also suffering from haemophilia, a disease in which blood clots, and ketosis, a state […] The post Ganjam district reports first child death due to coronavirus appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 May 2021 1:11 am
Face masks may become seasonal after Covid pandemic: Fauci

Washington: Wearing face masks may become seasonal when respiratory illnesses are more prevalent, says US top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci. Fauci said he thinks people have gotten used to wearing face masks, the CNBC reported on Sunday citing the White House chief medical adviser’s interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press”. “Clearly if you look […] The post Face masks may become seasonal after Covid pandemic: Fauci appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 May 2021 1:01 am
Tell your mother, I will be CM one day, he had said: Sarma’s wife

Guwahati: “Inform your mother, I will be the Chief Minister one day”, new Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, then a student of Cotton College, had told his future wife Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, in their university days. After the swearing-in-ceremony at the famous Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, she said that this was the answer the then […] The post Tell your mother, I will be CM one day, he had said: Sarma’s wife appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 May 2021 12:51 am
11 Covid patients die as oxygen supply delayed at Tirupati hospital

Tirupati: Tragedy struck the renowned Ruia Hospital in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati on Monday as 11 Covid patients lost their lives due to an interruption in oxygen supply, Chittoor District Collector Harinarayan said. The district authorities attributed the deaths to a five-minute delay in the arrival of an oxygen tanker at the hospital. However, with the […] The post 11 Covid patients die as oxygen supply delayed at Tirupati hospital appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 May 2021 12:41 am
Rahul Vohra passes away after posting ‘I have given up hope’

Mumbai: Actor and YouTube star Rahul Vohra has reportedly breathed his last owing to Covid-19 complications. He was 35. The actor was admitted to Delhi’s Rajeev Gandhi super specialty hospital and undergoing treatment for Covid-19. The news of Vohra’s death comes just a day after he posted on Facebook saying he could have been saved […] The post Rahul Vohra passes away after posting ‘I have given up hope’ appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 May 2021 12:30 am
Odisha reports first case of ‘black fungus’ in Covid patient

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has detected its first case of mucormycosis or ‘black fungus’ in a 71-year-old Covid patient with a known history of uncontrolled diabetes, officials said on Monday. The patient, a resident of Jajpur district, was admitted to a leading private hospital in the State capital. He is on anti-diabetic and antifungal treatment, said Dr […] The post Odisha reports first case of ‘black fungus’ in Covid patient appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 May 2021 11:49 pm
Odisha registers 10,031 new Covid cases, 17 more fatalities

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload on Monday rose to 5,44,873 after 10,031 more people tested positive for the infection, while 17 fresh fatalities pushed the toll to 2,197, a senior Health department official said. Monday was the fifth consecutive day when the State registered more than 10,000 new cases. Of the 10,031 new cases, 6,623 were […] The post Odisha registers 10,031 new Covid cases, 17 more fatalities appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 May 2021 4:34 pm
India sees dip in infections, records 3.66 lakh cases & 3,754 deaths

New Delhi: Witnessing a decline, India on Monday recorded 3,66,161 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 3,754 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. On Sunday, India recorded 4.03 lakh cases for the fifth time after May 1. On Friday, India recorded the highest ever 4,14,188 cases. In the […] The post India sees dip in infections, records 3.66 lakh cases & 3,754 deaths appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 May 2021 3:46 pm
MCL to establish two Kendriya Vidyalayas in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Two Kendriya Vidyalayas would be established soon at Basundhara area of Sundargarh and Jagannath and Subhadra area of Talcher in Angul district. The schools have been approved by the MCL Board, Union Minister for Coal Pralahad Joshi said in a letter to Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. The decision to set up […] The post MCL to establish two Kendriya Vidyalayas in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 May 2021 3:10 am
Naveen sanctions Rs 60 lakh for feeding stray dogs, cattle during Covid lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday sanctioned funds for feeding stray animals in all urban pockets during the 14-day coronavirus lockdown period. “The lockdown is now underway across the State to control the pandemic. Therefore, stray dogs and cattle are deprived of food… The CM has approved sanction of Rs 60 lakh from his […] The post Naveen sanctions Rs 60 lakh for feeding stray dogs, cattle during Covid lockdown appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 May 2021 2:03 am
Do’s and Don’ts in home isolation: AIIMS guidelines

New Delhi: The AIIMS has given guidelines on Covid management in home isolation at a recent training session for 14 experts from tertiary care centres across the country. In his presentation, Assistant Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Saurabh Mittal, highlighted how home isolation helps free hospital space and contain spread of disease. […] The post Do’s and Don’ts in home isolation: AIIMS guidelines appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 May 2021 1:15 am
4,092 Covid deaths in India as fresh cases go over 4 lakh again

New Delhi: India recorded 4,03,738 fresh COVID-19 cases in a day, which pushed the tally to 2,22,96,414, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The death toll climbed to 2,42,362 with 4,092 daily deaths, the data updated at 8 am showed. Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 37,36,648, […] The post 4,092 Covid deaths in India as fresh cases go over 4 lakh again appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 May 2021 1:06 am
Himanta Biswa Sarma to take charge as 15th Assam CM

Guwahati: The BJP’s lead strategist in northeastern States and senior leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, who was on Sunday elected as the leader of the newly elected MLAs of the party, will take charge as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam on Monday. The Bharatiya Janata Party has returned to power in Assam for a second […] The post Himanta Biswa Sarma to take charge as 15th Assam CM appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 May 2021 12:52 am
FICCI FLO Bhubaneswar organises webinar on ‘I’m the best Mom’

Bhubaneswar: FICCI FLO Bhubaneswar on Saturday celebrated Mother’s Day by organising a webinar “I’m the best Mom”. Sunita Mohanty, Chairperson, FLO Bhubaneswar, said with the country fighting the second wave of Covid-19 and children being vulnerable by getting affected emotionally, socially and physically, the webinar was organised to highlight the crucial role played by the […] The post FICCI FLO Bhubaneswar organises webinar on ‘I’m the best Mom’ appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 May 2021 12:37 am
Raghunath Mohapatra passes away

Bhubaneswar: Eminent sculptor and Rajya Sabha member Raghunath Mohapatra died on Sunday at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar, days after he tested positive for COVID-19, a senior official at the hospital said. Mohapatra (78), a Padma Bhushan awardee, was admitted to the hospital on April 22. Despite all valiant efforts by the doctors, Mohapatra lost the battle and died […] The post Raghunath Mohapatra passes away appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 May 2021 7:48 pm
Asit-led team reviews Covid situation in Sundargarh

Bhubaneswar: A high-level team, led by Asit Kumar Tripathy, the principal adviser to the Chief Minister, visited Sundargarh district, which comprises the steel city of Rourkela, and reviewed the COVID-19 situation on Sunday. “There has been an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases in Sundargarh. At least 90 ICUs and 120 oxygen beds will be added […] The post Asit-led team reviews Covid situation in Sundargarh appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 May 2021 5:03 pm
Odisha logs 10,635 new Covid cases, 19 more fatalities

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday registered 10,635 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the caseload to 5,34,842, while the death toll rose to 2,180 with 19 more fatalities, a senior Health department official said. Of the 10,635 new cases, 6,012 were reported from various quarantine centres, and the rest detected during contact tracing, the official stated. Khurda district, […] The post Odisha logs 10,635 new Covid cases, 19 more fatalities appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 May 2021 4:01 pm
25 killed in explosion near school in Kabul

Kabul: At least 25 people were killed after an explosion near a school in the western part of Kabul, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said on Saturday. As many as 52 injured were taken to different hospitals following the blast, according to the Interior Ministry’s spokesman Tariq Arian. Arian said that casualty figures of the incident – […] The post 25 killed in explosion near school in Kabul appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 May 2021 2:06 am
Kaushik, 1980 Olympic hockey gold medallist, loses battle to Covid

New Delhi: Maharaj Krishan Kaushik, a goal scorer in India’s 1980 Olympic Games hockey gold medal win, lost battle to Covid-19 on Saturday evening at a hospital here. He was 66. Kaushik is survived by his wife and two sons. His funeral will take place as per Covid norms, with only a couple of family […] The post Kaushik, 1980 Olympic hockey gold medallist, loses battle to Covid appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 May 2021 1:12 am
Army inducts first batch of 83 women soldiers into Military Police

Bengaluru: The Indian Army on Saturday inducted the first batch of 83 women soldiers into the Military Police after their attestation parade held here on Saturday. The attestation parade was held at Dronacharya Parade Ground of the Corps of Military Police Centre & School (CMPC&S) here. The low-key event was held following all the Covid-19 […] The post Army inducts first batch of 83 women soldiers into Military Police appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 May 2021 1:01 am
DGP Abhay reviews Covid enforcement in Berhampur

Berhampur: Odisha DGP Abhay on Saturday reviewed the on-going Covid enforcement drive and implementation of lockdown and weekend shutdown in the districts of Southern Range at the conference hall of the DIG in Berhampur. The DGP also reviewed the inter-State movement from Andhra Pradesh and preparedness to ramp up police assistance to tackle Covid-19. Abhay […] The post DGP Abhay reviews Covid enforcement in Berhampur appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 May 2021 12:41 am
DCGI approves DRDO’s anti-COVID drug for emergency use

New Delhi: The Drugs Controller General of India has approved an anti-COVID-19 drug developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) for emergency use, the Defence Ministry has said. An anti-Covid-19 therapeutic application of the drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) has been developed by INMAS, a lab of the Defence Research and Development Organisation […] The post DCGI approves DRDO’s anti-COVID drug for emergency use appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 May 2021 11:41 pm
BMC launches ‘Vaccination on Wheels’ for people above 45

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday launched drive-in facility to vaccination centre in the parking lot of Esplanade Mall on a pilot basis for people above 45 years of age for getting their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. “BMC has started vaccination drive on wheels on a pilot basis for people aged above 45. […] The post BMC launches ‘Vaccination on Wheels’ for people above 45 appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 May 2021 8:55 pm
1.48 crore Olive Ridley turtles born on Gahirmatha beach

Kendrapara: A total of 1.48 crore baby turtles of the Olive Ridley species have emerged out of the eggshells at Gahirmatha beach in Kendrapara district, officials said on Saturday. The uninhabited Gahirmatha island is witnessing the unique natural phenomenon — the birth of baby turtles sans mothers. “A total of 1.48 crore of baby turtles […] The post 1.48 crore Olive Ridley turtles born on Gahirmatha beach appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 May 2021 8:02 pm
Kangana tests Covid positive, says it’s ‘small time flu’

Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut on Saturday shared the news that she has tested positive for Covid-19 and has quarantined herself. The actress posted the health update on Instagram, along with a picture that shows her performing Sukhasana. “I was feeling tired and weak with slight burning sensation in my eyes for past few days, was hoping […] The post Kangana tests Covid positive, says it’s ‘small time flu’ appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 May 2021 4:58 pm
Record 4,187 Covid deaths in India, as fresh cases mount to 4.01 lakh

New Delhi: A record 4,187 COVID-19 fatalities in a day took India’s death toll to 2,38,270, while 4,01,078 new infections were reported during the period, pushing the tally of cases to 2,18,92,676, according to Union Health Ministry data on Saturday. Registering a steady increase, active cases have reached 37,23,446 which comprise 17.01 per cent of […] The post Record 4,187 Covid deaths in India, as fresh cases mount to 4.01 lakh appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 May 2021 4:15 pm
Odisha should chart its own vaccination course

By Dr Sambit Dash It has now been well understood that the only way to come out of the Covid-19 pandemic is through vaccination. The horror of India’s ongoing second wave of the pandemic has made this point abundantly clear. However, botched up policies of the Union Government has placed speed breakers on this road […] The post Odisha should chart its own vaccination course appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 May 2021 3:30 pm
Odisha logs 11,807 Covid cases, positivity rate at 23.21 per cent

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Saturday reported 11,807 new COVID-19 cases, while 21 more people died in the State, a Health Department official said. The new cases were detected after 50,864 samples were tested on Friday. The test positive rate (TPR) in the State stood at 23.21 per cent, indicating that one in every 4.3 people undergoing […] The post Odisha logs 11,807 Covid cases, positivity rate at 23.21 per cent appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 May 2021 2:32 pm
Drive-in facility to Esplanade Mall for 2nd dose vaccination

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will start a drive-in facility to the vaccination centre through online slot booking for beneficiaries of the second dose of Covid vaccination in the 45 and above age group at the Parking Lot of Esplanade Mall from Saturday. “For the inaugural day tomorrow, you can book 400 slots and in […] The post Drive-in facility to Esplanade Mall for 2nd dose vaccination appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 May 2021 3:41 am
Alternative method of evaluating Odisha Matric Exam 2021

Bhubaneswar: The Annual High School Certificate/Madhyama/State Open School Certificate Examinations, which were scheduled to be held on May 3, were cancelled due to rising cases of COVID-19 infections in the State. The Board was directed to come up with an alternative method of assessment to award marks to the candidates. In view of the pandemic […] The post Alternative method of evaluating Odisha Matric Exam 2021 appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 May 2021 3:04 am
Air Force, Navy step up efforts to ferry oxygen, medical supplies

New Delhi: The C-17 aircraft of Indian Air Force have conducted 400 sorties from within the country, including 351 to airlift 252 oxygen tankers of a total capacity of 4,904 Metric Tonnes (MT), till Friday. Both the Air Force and the Indian Navy have intensified their efforts to aid the civil administration in tackling the […] The post Air Force, Navy step up efforts to ferry oxygen, medical supplies appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 May 2021 1:08 am
M K Stalin sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu by Governor Banwarilal Purohit at Raj Bhawan on Friday. After a gap of 10 years, the DMK with Stalin at the helm came back to power for sixth time in its history by winning the 2021 […] The post M K Stalin sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 May 2021 12:34 am
India’s England tour: Pandya misses out, Jadeja returns

New Delhi: Spin-bowling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Friday returned to the Indian Test team for the tour of England while the Indian Premier League (IPL), postponed midway due to Covid-19, put paid to Hardik Pandya’s hopes of proving his fitness as a bowler too. The selectors picked a 20-member squad for the tour of England […] The post India’s England tour: Pandya misses out, Jadeja returns appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 May 2021 12:13 am
Pradhan inaugurates Covid Care Centre in Bargarh

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated a 100-bed COVID Care Centre (CCC) with ICU and ventilator facilities at Vikash Multi-Specialty Hospital (VMSH) in Bargarh district through virtual mode on Friday. As part of the project, 70 ventilators, 50 monitors and 200 syringe pumps are being provided by Indian Oil for setting up the intensive care […] The post Pradhan inaugurates Covid Care Centre in Bargarh appeared first on Dinalipi .

7 May 2021 10:40 pm