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Six More Covid-19 Deaths Confirmed In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Six more Covid positive persons in Odisha have succumbed to the disease, confirmed the Health & Family Welfare Department on Friday. Details of the cases confirmed as death due to Covid-19 after due completion of the death audit process are as under. 1. A 79 years old Male of Cuttack District. 2. A 80 years old Female of Cuttack District who was also suffering from Hypertension. 3. A 58 years old Female of Cuttack District who was also suffering from Hypertension. 4. A 65 years old Male of Sundargarh District…

77 Among 539 New Covid Cases In Odisha Below 18 Years

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Friday reported 539 new positive cases of Covid-19, out of which 77 are between the age of 0-18 years. With a total of 68,818 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the test positivity rate (TPR) stands at 0.78%. Among the new cases, 316 are in quarantine and 223 are local contacts. With this, the total number of positive cases in Odisha now stands at 1023133 with 5829 active cases. District-wise details of the new cases are as under. 1. Angul: 6 2. Balasore: 23 3. Bargarh: 2…

IMD Issues Yellow Warning For Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: A Low Pressure Area has formed over eastcentral Bay of Bengal and neighborhood under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over the same region, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday. The system is very likely to become more marked during next 12 hours. It is likely to move west-northwestwards towards Odisha coast during next 48 hours, the IMD added. Meanwhile, Yellow Warning of thunderstorm and heavy to very heavy rainfall has been issued for several districts of Odisha for the next five days. Thunderstorm with lightning very…

CM Mourns Demise Of Odia Journalist Arindam Das

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed his deepest condolences on the demise of vibrant young journalist Arindam Das on Friday. “I am distressed on the death of young working journalist Arindam Das. This is an irreparable loss to the journalism sphere in Odisha. I pray for his soul to rest in peace. And pray for the speedy recovery of those injured in the incident,” the CM tweeted. Das, who was working as a Chief Reporter with OTV, met with an accident while he was with a team of the ODRAF.…

OTV Reporter Arindam Dies While Covering Elephant Rescue Operation In Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: Arindam Das, senior correspondent of electronic media channel Odisha TV (OTV) in Odisha died while covering the rescue operation of an elephant near Mundali in Mahanadi river on Friday. Reportedly, Das and a cameraman had joined the ODRAF team during the rescue operation today morning. However, the boat used by the ODRAF team capsized after being attacked by the tusker. The elephant is one among seven others of a herd that were swept away by heavy currents while crossing Mahanadi river near Mundali today morning. It got stuck near Mundali…

Odisha To Continue Support To Rugby India

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the Indian U18 Girls Rugby team for winning silver at the Asia Rugby U18 Girls Rugby Sevens Championship 2021 held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In a video message to the young Rugby players, Naveen said, “My hearty congratulations to the Under 18 girls national rugby team on being silver medalists at the regional Asian Sevens Rugby Championships in Tashkent. You played brilliantly and narrowly missed the gold.” “We are very proud of this achievement. You have shown grit, speed, skill and fierce determination. I am sure…

Pipili Bypoll Voting Through Postal Ballot Commences

Puri: The voting through postal ballot for the bypoll in Pipili commenced on Thursday with election officials visiting the two blocks under the assembly constituency. Puri Collector Samarth Verma informed that the voting through postal ballot is being held for voters in the category of senior citizens (above 80 years of age), persons with disability (PwD), and Covid-19 suspect or affected persons. As per the guidelines, 8212 absentee voters were identified in the two blocks under the Pipili assembly constituency. Among them, 1077 opted for postal ballot and gave their consent…

Odisha Confirms 7 More Covid Fatalities

Bhubaneswar: Seven more Covid positive persons in Odisha have succumbed to the disease, confirmed the Health & Family Welfare Department on Thursday. Details of the cases confirmed as death due to Covid-19 after due completion of the death audit process are as under. 1. A 75 years old Male of Angul District. 2. A 62 years old Male of Cuttack District who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus & Hypertension. 3. A 77 years old Male of Jajpur District who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus & Hypertension. 4. A 50…

72 Among 644 New Covid Cases In Odisha Below 18 Years

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Thursday reported 644 new positive cases of Covid-19, out of which 72 are between the age of 0-18 years. With a total of 72,193 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the test positivity rate (TPR) stands at 0.89%. Among the new cases, 375 are in quarantine and 269 are local contacts. With this, the total number of positive cases in Odisha now stands at 1022594 with 5713 active cases. District-wise details of the new cases are as under. 1. Angul: 14 2. Balasore: 34 3. Bhadrak: 7…

Heavy Rainfall Likely Across Five Odisha Districts Today

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places in five districts across the State during the next 24 hours, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday. As per the midday weather bulletin of the IMD, heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Sambalpur, and Jharsuguda today till early morning of tomorrow. While no major rainfall activity is to occur across the State for the subsequent two days, another likely Low Pressure Area over…