108 More COVID-19 Possitive Cases In Odisha

Achievers News (30/1/2021):Another 108 persons in Odisha tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the state’s total caseload to 3,34,958.Of the total fresh cases detected from 20  districts, 63 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 45 are local contact cases. Contact tracing and follow-up action is underway, said Information and Public Relation (I & PR ) Department.Currently, the number of total active cases in the state stands at 1,175 and recovered cases at 3,31,824.

Road Accident On Moradabad-Agra Highway

Achievers News (30/1/2021):10 people were killed and several others injured in a pile-up of three vehicles on the Moradabad-Agra Highway on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh, said police.Moradabad Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prabhakar Chaudhary confirmed that the accident took place near the culvert of Nanpur under Kundarki police station area.Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered his condolences and directed the officials to provide adequate medical care to the injured persons. He also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased persons and Rs 50,000 each…

UGC Instructions For Higher Education Institutions

Achievers News (30/1/2021):The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued fresh instructions for accreditation of higher education institutions in the country.As per the UGC (Mandatory Assessment and Accreditation of higher Educational Institutions) Regulations 2012, it is mandatory for each higher education institution to get accredited by the accreditation agency after passing out of two batches or six years, whichever is earlier.The UGC also set a target that colleges and universities should get accredited with a minimum score of 2.5 by the year 2022.To achieve the target, the UGC introduced a new…

Ramadevi Women’s University Students Bid Tearful Adieu

Achievers News (30/1/2021):Following death of Jharaphula Nayak, Ramadevi Women’s University in Bhubaneswar has been in a state of trauma since past four days.Even as Jharaphula is no more, her friends, teachers and entire varsity campus cannot believe her untimely departure from the world. All are found to be in shock after losing a bright student, who died mysteriously in the city.Mourning the death of Jharaphula, the students of State’s premier women university bid a tearful adieu to the soul at the campus yesterday. They expressed extreme grief over sudden demise…

Fresh COVID Guidelines In Odisha

Achievers News (30/1/2021):Odisha Government today issued fresh COVID-19 guidelines for the month of February with a number relaxations, including increase in the ceiling size of gatherings for marriages and funerals in non-containment zone areas.However, containment measures will be scrupulously followed in the containment zones.As per the new guidelines, a maximum of 500 persons will be allowed for marriage and funeral related events. In closed spaces, a maximum of 50 % of the hall capacity will be allowed and mask-wearing, social distancing, thermal scanning and use of hand wash or sanitizer…

Cops Zero In On RD University Girl Murder Suspects

Achievers News Bureau (28/1/2021):In a significant development in the case of alleged murder of Ramadevi Women’s University student Jharaphula Nayak (21), police have identified the two accused, informed Jajpur SP today. The accused duo will be arrested soon, the police official said. Body of Jharaphula Nayak was found under mysterious circumstances at Mulapala under Kuakhia police limits in Jajpur district on January 27. As per eyewitnesses, two youths brought the body on a scooter and dumped it on roadside before fleeing the spot with the vehicle. A bag was found…

Covid-19 Variants Can Escape Current Vaccines

Achievers News Bureau (28/1/2021):Study so far has proved that the current vaccines remained effective against the variants of the Covid-19, which already infected over 100 million people worldwide, Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) news portal on Wednesday quoted an expert as saying. “Unfortunately, several recent mutations appear to have been beneficial to the virus by increasing its ability to infect us at lower exposures. Fortunately, the vaccine companies have been studying these variants closely and there is no indication yet that these new variants can escape the current vaccines,” said…

Two-Month-Old Baby Sold For Rs 50,000 In Odisha

Achievers News Bureau (28/1/2021): A two-month-old baby girl was allegedly sold by her parents for Rs 50,000 at Kathajodi Vihar slum in Odisha’s Cuttack city, last evening.A team of Childline rescued the infant and lodged a complaint at the Markat Nagar police station here. As many as six persons were detained by police in this connection.According to reports, the Childline had received information that members of a family of Saanta Sahi here came to the slum in a car to buy the baby for Rs 50,000. A team of the Childline…

7,200 Crore Budgetary Allocation For Odisha Railway Projects

Achievers News Bureau (28/1/2021):Ahead of the Railway Budget for 2021-22 Financial Year, Odisha Government has urged the Ministry of Railways to allocate Rs 7,200 crore for various projects.While Rs 3,500 crore has been sought for different ongoing projects, including doubling, third and fourth lines, Rs 3,700 crore demanded for several new key projects.While placing its demand, the state Government said Odisha contributes the maximum to railway revenue and athe Government has been financially participating for development of various projects. In this context, Odisha has legitimate rights to seek more and…

IFS Officer Abhay Pathak, Son Akash Get Bail

Achievers News Bureau (28/1/2021):The Special Vigilance Court, Bhubaneswar, today granted bail to IFS Officer Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash Pathak in a graft case.The court granted the default bail under section 167 of CrPC clause II after police failed to submit chargesheet against the accused in 60 days. The court directed the duo to furnish bail bond of Rs 2 lakh each and two guarantors.The father-son duo was arrested on November 27 in a corruption case.“As the Vigilance failed to produce chargesheet before the court in 60 days,…