Security Guard Shoots Self With Service Gun In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A security guard committed suicide by shooting himself with his service gun in Ganga Nagar area of Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Krushna Chandra Dash, an armed guard of the private security firm Sis India Ltd. While preliminary investigations suggest that he committed suicide due to a domestic dispute, police have initiated a probe to ascertain the truth.

Nandankanan Reopens For Visitors With Covid Guidelines

Bhubaneswar: After being closed for months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nandankanan Zoological Park and State Botanical Garden in Bhubaneswar reopened for visitors on Tuesday. The zoo authorities have asked all staff members and visitors to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour. The following decisions are taken for the safety and well-being of visitors and employees as a top priority. 1. Zoo will take measures to ensure the safety of visitors, employees and animals. 2. The visitors allowed for entry into the zoo should not have cough, cold or fever symptoms. They should…

Odisha CM Congrats Indian Men’s Team For Brave Fight At Olympics Hockey

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has congratulated the Indian Men’s Hockey Team for putting up a brave fight in the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. The Indian Men’s Hockey team was not able to make it to the finals of the Tokyo Olympic Games as it suffered a 2-5 defeat to Belgium. Taking to Twitter, Patnaik said, “Well played. Congratulate Indian Men’s Hockey Team for putting up a brave fight in the #Hockey Semi Finals of #Tokyo2020 against World Champion Belgium. What they have achieved so far will…

Odisha Adds 1129 New Covid-19 Cases, 69 Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Tuesday reported another 1129 positive cases of Covid-19 and another 69 Covid-related deaths. Among the new cases, 657 are in quarantine and 472 are local contacts. With this, the total number of positive cases in Odisha now stands at 980866, reported the Information & Public Relations Department. District-wise details of the new cases are as under. 1. Angul: 55 2. Balasore: 72 3. Bargarh: 3 4. Bhadrak: 60 5. Balangir: 4 6. Boudh: 4 7. Cuttack: 135 8. Deogarh: 8 9. Dhenkanal: 7 10. Ganjam: 2 11. Jagatsinghpur:…

CBSE Class 10 Results Declared

Bhubaneswar: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the Class 12 results on Tuesday with girls outshining boys by a slender margin of 0.35 percent. The pass percentage of girls has been recorded at 99.24% and for boys, it is 98.89%. The overall pass percentage is 99.04%. The board released the results on its official website. Students can download their results through their roll number and date of birth. The results can also be downloaded in Digilocker. Students can also download and print their results. Students can check their results…

Odisha’s Konark Sun Temple Reopens For Tourists

Puri: The Sun Temple in Odisha’s Konark reopened for visitors today, after being closed for more than three months due to the COVID-19 situation. All COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) are being followed at the heritage site. The tourists have to undergo thermal screening at the entry point. Maximum 2000 persons will be allowed to visit the site per day. A QR code has been installed for online ticket booking in view of the restriction on manual booking to avoid physical contact. Notably, the SRC…

Bhubaneswar: Malls, Parks Reopen From August 5

Bhubaneswar: Shopping malls and parks in Odisha capital, which were closed due to the COVID-19 situation, reopened today with adherence to COVID-19 protocols like wearing of mask, social distancing and use of hand wash or sanitiser. The malls have been allowed by the state government to operate with regulated number of customers. Restaurants in the city today reopened for dine-in services with 50% seat occupancy. On the other hand, cinema halls in Bhubaneswar are all set to welcome moviegoers from August 5 with 50% seating capacity. However, citizens need to…

Common PG Entrance Test Application Process Begins Today

Bhubaneswar: The online application process for the Common PG Entrance Test & PG Online Admission-2021 for State Public Universities and Colleges with PG Courses under project ‘Student Academic Management System (SAMS)’ begins today. As per the dateline released by the Higher Education Department, the online Common Application Form (CAF) for the Common PG Entrance Test (CPET-2021) will be available on the website www.samsodisha.gov.in from 11 AM of August 2, 2021. While the candidates can apply online CAF through www.samsodisha.gov.in till 11.45 PM of August 14, 2021, the Hall Ticket will be…

Odisha Confirms 67 More Covid-19 Fatalities

Bhubaneswar: Another 67 Covid positive persons have succumbed to the disease in Odisha, as confirmed by the Health & Family Welfare Department on Monday. Among the deceased persons, one each is from the districts of Bargarh, Jajpur, and Keonjhar; two each from Balasore, Jharsuguda, and Kendrapara; three each from Angul and Bhadrak; four each from Ganjam and Jagatsinghpur; five from Dhenkanal; six from Puri; 10 from Cuttack; 11 from Sundargarh; and 12 from Khordha.

Odisha Daily Covid-19 Infections Dip To 1032

Bhubaneswar: Another 1032 new positive cases of Covid-19 were detected in Odisha till midnight of Sunday, reported the Information & Public Relations Department on Monday. Among the new cases, 598 are in quarantine and 434 are local contacts. With this, the total number of positive cases in Odisha now stands at 979737. District-wise details of the new cases are as under. 1. Angul: 48 2. Balasore: 36 3. Bargarh: 8 4. Bhadrak: 47 5. Balangir: 4 6. Boudh: 2 7. Cuttack: 154 8. Deogarh: 8 9. Dhenkanal: 25 10. Gajapati:…