5 More Persons Die Of COVID-19 In Odisha

AchieversNews(21/04/2021): Amidst the resurge in COVID-19 cases in Odisha, five more persons in the state succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of casualties due to the virus surged  to 1958. Of the total fresh deaths,  two belonged to hotspot district Nuapada. “Regret to inform the demise of five numbers of COVID positive patients while under treatment in hospitals,” informed the Health and Family Welfare Department. Here’re details of the fresh cases:    A 73-year-old female of Cuttack district who was also suffering from Diabetic…

Covid-19 : Odisha To Suspend Driving License and LL Tests

AchieversNews(20/04/2021): With Covid-19 cases rising sharply, the Odisha government on Tuesday decided to suspend all Driving License (DL) and Learner’s License tests across the State. As per a notification issued by the State Transport Authority (STA), all learners’ and driving license tests will remain suspended from April 22, 2021, till further orders to prevent the transmission of the infection in the State. “The Government of Odisha in Revenue & Disaster Management (Disaster Management) vide its Order No 2057 dated 19.04.2021 and GA Department vide its Order No 11465/GEN dated 15…

All Religious Place To Remain Closed For Devotees In Odisha

AchieversNews(20/04/2021)::  Keeping in view the steep hike in COVID-19 cases in the state capital, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today decided to close all religious institutions for devotees until further orders. However, daily rituals at the religious place will continue as usual sans devotees. BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said, “We took the decision after consulting management committees of different religious bodies. No devotee will be allowed inside temples, mosques and other religious institutions for the time being. The restriction will be relaxed once the situation improves.” Today, the Khordha…

4761 New Covid Cases Detected In Odisha

AchieversNews(20/04/2021): Odisha reported another all-time high daily COVID-19 cases as 4761 more persons in the state tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, official sources said today. Out of the 4761 cases, 2785 were detected in quarantine while 1976 are local contact cases. Khordha registered the highest number of cases as 820 more persons in the district contracted the virus. With this, the COVID-19 tally in Odisha mounted to 377464 with 27821 active cases. The state had yesterday reported a surge of 4445 new COVID-19 cases. Below…

Auto-Rickshaw Fare Hiked In Odisha Capital

AchieversNews(20/04/2021): The Rajdhani Auto-Rickshaw Mahasangha has hiked the fares in Odisha capital in view of the rise in fuel prices and the COVID restriction that allows the drivers to carry a maximum of two passengers in the three-wheelers at a time. As per the decision of the association, the fare will be Rs 20 per passenger within 3 km and Rs 10 thereafter for each km. In reservation mode, the fare will be Rs 50 per passenger within 3 km and Rs 15 thereafter for each km. The association alleged…

Kumbh Mela Returnees Test Positive For COVID-19 In Odisha’s Cuttack

AchieversNews(20/04/2021): At least 13 persons who returned from Kumbh Mela in Haridwar have tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha’s Cuttack. Samples of as many as 30 Kumbh Mela returnees were collected by the Cuttack Municipal Corporation for COVID-19 test, after they arrived at the Cuttack railway station. The Odisha Government has made it mandatory for Kumbh Mela returnees to undergo a 14-day home quarantine after their return. List of the persons, who registered themselves with the Uttarakhand State Government for participating in Kumbh Mela, has been shared with the Collectors…

3144 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In Odisha

AchieversNews(17/04/2021): Odisha’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise with 3144 fresh cases detected in last 24 hours. Following this, the state’s total caseload today mounted to 3,64,594. Of the fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1823 are quarantine cases and 1321 are local contact cases. As per the data shared by Information and Public Relations Department,  Sundargarh recorded highest 523 cases followed by Khordha (497) and Nuapada (395). The number of active cases in the state surged to 19,077. Here’s district-wise COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours:

Section 144 Clamped In Bhubaneswar And Cuttack

AchieversNews(17/04/2021): As part of precautionary measures against transmission of COVID-19 in twin city of the State, the Commissionerate Police today promulgated prohibitory order under section 144 of CrPC restricting unnecessary movements during night curfew, which will be clamped from tonight. The prohibitory order under section 144 will remain in force from 9.00 PM to 5.00 AM with effect from April 17 under Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate Police limits till further order, informed Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarshi today. With imposition of prohibitory orders, the movements of vehicles and public will be restricted during…

Gangster Hyder Tests Positive For #COVID19

AchieversNews(17/04/2021): In a disconcerting development, gangster Sheikh Hyder has tested positive for COVID19. The news comes after the high drama surrounding his escape from Cuttack and subsequent arrest from Telanagana. According to sources, gangster Hyder’s infection was confirmed after his RT-PCR test. After his report came out positive, he has been shifted to the isolation ward in Choudwar Jail. His police remand has been put on hold following the confirmation of his Coronavirus infection. Cuttack Deputy Commissioner of Police, Prateek Singh informed that the scheduled seven-day remand has been postponed…

Odisha Pays Rich Tributes To Legendary Leader Biju Patnaik On 24th Death Anniversary

AchieversNews(17/04/2021): People from all walks of life in the State paid rich tributes to a legendary leader and one of the chief architects of modern Odisha– Biju Patnaik on his 24th death anniversary on Saturday. Biju Janata Dal (BJD) also observed the death anniversary of the statesman at the party headquarters in the Capital City in a low-key manner while adhering to Covid-19 guidelines. BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen  Patnaik paid floral tributes to the ‘Tall Man’ on this occasion. Several State ministers, MLAs and party workers also attended…