CM Naveen Expresses Grief On Demise Of Former Angul MLA Debaraj Sahu

Achievers News: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed his grief on the demise of former Deputy Minister (Home) and MLA from Angul, Debaraj Sahu, who passed away at the age of 95 on Friday. Sahu was suffering from pneumonia for the last 15 days and was undergoing treatment at Kalinga Hospital in Bhubaneswar. Born on January 03, 1929, Sahu had embraced law as his profession and had joined Congress Party in 1957. He became a Member of PCC in 1958 and a Member of AICC from 1962 to 1969. However, he…

Odisha Records 293 New Covid Cases

Achievers News: Odisha reported 293 fresh Covid cases on Saturday, including 86 individuals below 18 years of age, taking the active caseload to 3,079. As per the information shared by the Information & Public Relations Department, out of the new cases, 171 are in quarantine and 122 are local contacts. A total of 56,549 samples were tested in the state in the past 24 hours. The daily test positivity rate (TPR) now stands at 0.64%. The details of the new cases are as under: 1. Angul: 35 2. Balasore: 9 3.…

Odisha Panchayat Polls Result Trends

Achievers News: The day one counting of votes of the panchayat elections commenced across the State for 315 Zilla Parishad zones today. Counting of votes for 307 and 229 ZP zones will be conducted on February 27 and 28, respectively. Here are the Zilla Parishad zone-wise result trends at 10.51 AM BJD: 189 BJP: 24 Cong: 15 Others: 04

Former Odisha Chief Minister Hemananda Biswal Passes Away

Achievers News: Former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Hemananda Biswal passed away today. Biswal breathed his last at a private hospital here while undergoing treatment, family sources informed. He was 82 at the time of his death. Biswal held the post of Chief Minister of Odisha for two terms from 1989 to 1990 and from 1999 to 2000. Biswal was elected to the Odisha Assembly for the first time in 1974. He was elected to the State Assembly as MLA six times. In 2009 he was elected as an…

BMC Issues Stipulations To Be Followed During Maha Sivaratri Celebration

Achievers News: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) after assessing the current Covid scenario has issued a set of stipulations to be observed during the celebration of Maha Sivaratri on March 1. The set of stipulations issued by the BMC is as under. The Sebayats who will perform their religious rites on the day of Maha Sivaratri on March 1 shall perform their duties as usual by observing Covid’s appropriate behavior like proper wearing of masks, social distancing, and hand hygiene. The devotees are allowed for the darshan of Lord Lingaraj from…

Mahadeepa To Be Raised Atop Lingaraj Temple At 10 PM On Sivaratri

Achievers news: Mahadeepa will be raised atop the Lingaraj temple at 10 PM on Mahasivaratri which falls on March 1, informed Khordha Collector Sangram Keshari Mohapatra. Mohapatra told that the timetable for the conduct of the rituals of Mahasivaratri were finalized at the meeting of the coordination committee held today. According to the decision taken at the meeting devotees can light deepas (wicker lamps) inside the temple premises with strict adherence to Covid restrictions. However, devotees will not be allowed into the temple’s garbha gruha (sanctum sanctorum). Stress will be…

Two Minor Girls Drown While Bathing In Malkangiri

Achievers News: Two minor girls drowned while bathing in a pond at Mundaguda village under Chalanguda gram panchayat in Malkangiri district on Wednesday. Reportedly, the deceased identified as Arsi and Nandini had gone to take a bath in the village pond yesterday afternoon. As they did not return home after hours, their family members got worried. When they were unable to trace their whereabouts near the pond, the family members informed the police. Subsequently, police and fire personnel reached the spot and launched a search operation. After a lot of…

Russia Alone Responsible For Death & Destruction This Attack Will Bring

Achievers News: Post the announcement of a ‘military operation’ in Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Joe Biden said that Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring. “The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering,” said Biden. “Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack…

Final Phase Voting Underway In 25 Districts

Achievers News: Voting in the fifth and final phase of the panchayat elections in Odisha is underway in 48 blocks under 25 districts of Odisha on Thursday. Polling is being held in a total of 13,514 booths in 975 gram panchayats. Over 41 lakh people are to decide the fate of 520 candidates who are in the fray for 131 Zilla Parishad seats. The State Police have made elaborate security arrangements for free and fair elections.

Odisha Records 339 New Covid Cases

Achievers News: Odisha reported 339 fresh Covid cases on Thursday, including 69 individuals below 18 years of age, taking the active caseload to 3,862. As per the information shared by the Information & Public Relations Department, out of the new cases, 199 are in quarantine and 140 are local contacts. A total of 54,396 samples were tested in the state in the past 24 hours. The daily test positivity rate (TPR) now stands at 0.62%. The details of the new cases are as under: 1. Angul: 14 2. Balasore: 14…