Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express To Run Twice A Wee

AchieversNews(20/05/2021): In view of very poor occupancy by train passengers during COVID-19 pandemic, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to cancel more trains including Rajdhani Express from its jurisdiction. As per the decision, Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani trains will now run twice in a week instead of daily till May 31. While 02823 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express Special via Tata will run on Tuesdays from Bhubaneswar till May 31, this train on other days will remain cancelled with effect from May 21. Similarly, 02824 New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express Special via Tata…

Odisha Reports Highest-Ever Single-Day Deaths, 11498 New Cases

AchieversNews(20/05/2021): As many as 25 more persons died of COVID-19 in Odisha as the state reported its highest-ever single-day toll. With this, the overall toll mounted to 2403. The deceased include 3 from Angul, one from Balasore, one from Bargarh, one from Balangir, one from Boudh, one from Cuttack, one from Dhenkanal, 2 from Ganjam, 4 from Kalahandi, one from Keonjhar, 4 from Khordha, one from Puri, 2 from Rayagada, and two from Sundargarh. As many as 11498 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha as the tally in…

After Padma Vibhusan Raghunath Mohapatra, His Two Sons Die In 2 Days

AchieversNews(20/05/2021): COVID-19 turned out to be the cruelest for the family of eminent sculptor Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra as the virus claimed lives of him and his two sons in just 12 days. While Raghunath and his son Prashant died on May 9 and May 19, respectively, his eldest son Jashobant succumbed to the virus at around 1 PM today. He was 52.Last night, his condition worsened and he was shifted to SUM COVID Hospital from AIIMS here. “Jashobanta was shifted to the SUM COVID Hospital yesterday in a critical…

Odisha Declares Black Fungus As Epidemic

AchieversNews(20/05/2021): The Odisha government today declared Mucormycosis or Black Fungus as a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act. The Health and Family Welfare Department in a statement said Mucormycosis or Black Fungus has been included as a notifiable disease by exercising the power conferred by Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 (3 of 1897) until further orders. Health Minister Naba Kishore Das said Black Fungus has been declared as an epidemic disease in the State. Earlier in the day, the Union Health & Family Welfare Ministry directed the…

Singer Arijit Singh’s Mother Succumbs To COVID-19

AchieversNews(20/05/2021): Indian playback singer Arijit Singh’s mother today succumbed to COVID-19 in a hospital in Kolkata, after her conditions turned critical. The 34-year-old singer’s mother was undergoing treatment at AMRI, Dhakuria and was put on ECMO support as her condition worsened. She breathed her last today at around 11 am. Earlier, actress Swastika Mukherjee and filmmaker Srijit Mukherji took to their social media profiles and informed about Arijit’s mother being hospitalized. They had also appealed netizens to arrange for some A -ve blood for the singer’s mother. On May 6,…