Global Updates: Cases Surpass 82.6 Million

Achievers News Bureau (31/12)The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis from around the globe on Thursday.In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 82,625,514 and 1,802,560, respectively. The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 19,722,442 and 341,964, respectively, according to the CSSE. New York State reported 37,687 fatalities, at the…

Vigilance Arrests Odisha Govt Employees

Achievers News Bureau (31/12)The Vigilance sleuths arrested four government employees and conducted searches at different places of another four government employees today on graft charges across Odisha. While four were arrested while accepting bribes, raids were conducted at places related to four others for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income. Sanjay Kumar Naik, Junior Clerk at the office of Sub-Registrar, Khariar in Nuapada district was caught red-handed by the officers of Vigilance, Koraput Division for demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs 20,000 from one Parameswar…

Four Killed As Accident Into Tree In Odisha’s Keonjhar

Achievers News Bureau (31/12)At least four persons were killed and four others sustained critical injuries as the SUV in which they were travelling rammed into a roadside tree and overturned near Somagiri under Pandapada police limits in Odisha’s Keonjhar district, late last night. According to reports, the ill-fated vehicle carrying as many as 11 persons was heading towards Jirang from Hatabadala in Mayurbhanj district. The driver of the SUV lost control over the wheels following which it dashed against a roadside tree around 2 am, skidded 10 feet off the…

No Vaccine Approval Yet Drug Regulator Analysing SII

Achievers News Bureau (31/12)The analysis of the additional data and information submitted by Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech is still being conducted by regulator Central Drug Standard Control Organisation’s (CDSCO) Subject Expert Committee and their next meeting will be held on January 1. The Subject Expert Committee met on Wednesday to consider the Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) request of Pfizer, SII and Bharat Biotech Private Ltd. Further time was requested on behalf of Pfizer, while the additional data and information presented by the SII and Bharat Biotech…

Odisha : Cinema Halls, Theatres Reopen From Jan 1

Achievers News Bureau (31/12)Good news for cine and theatre lovers as the Odisha government today allowed cinema halls and theatres to reopen from January 1, 2021 amid protocol for adhering to the Covid guidelines. As per the Covid guidelines issued by the government for the month of January, cinema hall, theatres have been allowed to reopen with up to 50% of capacity and operate as per the SOP. Open air theatres, jatra, entertainment parks will be permitted by the local authorities to open subject to compliance of safety protocols such…

MP Anubhav, Actress Wife Varsha Depose Before Women’s Commission

BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty and his wife Varsha Priyadarshini appeared before the Odisha State Commission for Women (OSCW) on Tuesday in connection with a marital discord case. Though the Commission has issued summon notice to the BJD MP along with her parents, only the parliamentarian deposed before it today. He was supposed to appear before the commission at 11 am today, but he reportedly missed the deadline and reached the office about 2.30 hours later. Mohanty’s actress wife Varsha Priyadarshini also reached the State Commission’s office in the morning to…

Indian Film Industry And Fans Will Mourn The Loss

Achievers News Bureau (30/12) Many refer the year 2020 as a curse! Undeniably, many lost their near and dear ones and livelihood as COVID-19 pandemic struck the world. Of course, 2020 left a deep scar in the minds and hearts of many. Though the situation is promising to alter now, the irreparable losses can’t be undone. Like in all other facets of profession and skill, the Indian film and television industry too lost several gems in the year 2020. Noted actors, director, singers, choreographers and many others, who had made…

Odisha To Experience cloudy Condition From New Year

Achievers News Bureau (30/12)At a time when cold wave continued to grip several parts of Odisha, the Regional Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar predicted that temperature is likely to fall further in interior and coastal districts of the State from December 31 i.e. New Year’s eve. A yellow warning for cold wave condition has been issued at one or two places over the districts of Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Angul, Boudh and Kandhamal on December 31. “Dry weather to prevail in the State for next five days and shallow to moderate fog…

Ruling BJD Takes Dig At BJP For Govt School Students

Achievers News Bureau (30/12)Reacting to Odisha BJP’s attack on the State government over its decision to provide quota in engineering and medical colleges for students who studied at government schools, ruling BJD today said other States will soon emulate the historic pro-student decision of Naveen Patnaik-led government. “BJP is actually unnerved by the popularity of this decision taken by Naveen Patnaik. They are not able to digest the huge acceptance it has got from the people across the State,” said BJD Spokesperson Elina Dash. She added in some time, the…

Music Director Shantanu Mohapatra Passes Away

Achievers News Bureau (30/12) Odisha’s legendary music director Shantanu Mohapatra passed away at a private hospital here, last night. He was 84. Mohapatra was suffering from acute pneumonia and kidney-related ailments, and admitted to the hospital for treatment. He was associated with Odia music industry for almost 60 years. He composed first modern Odia ballad “Konark Gatha” with lyrics by lyricist Gurukrushna Goswami and sung by Akshay Mohanty. He also wrote ‘Kalijae’ which was sung by Sikandar Alam. Mohapatra has many firsts to his credits in the field of Odia…