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According to the Union health ministry’s dashboard, Odisha has registered over 192,000 Covid-19 cases till now, which include 34, 547 active cases, 157,265 recoveries/discharges and 736 deaths.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo. Representative image)

Covid awareness week to be observed in Odisha’s Ganjam district from today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 11:31 AM IST
Ganjam district logged 71 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, which pushed the overall tally to 19,781.
The death toll mounted to 456 as eight more patients succumbed to the disease, a health department official said.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The death toll mounted to 456 as eight more patients succumbed to the disease, a health department official said.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Odisha’s Covid-19 tally rises to 94,668; death toll mounts to 456

Bhubaneswar | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 01:34 PM IST
The state had registered its previous highest-single day spike of 3,384 new cases on Thursday. Odisha has 28,836 active cases at present, while 65,323 patients have recovered from the disease so far.
The police have registered a case against the woman for allegedly killing her child.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The police have registered a case against the woman for allegedly killing her child.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Odisha woman strangles infant daughter, attempts suicide

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 09:17 AM IST
Police said the woman used to have frequent fights with her husband as she insisted on living away from her in-laws.
While the state took 114 days to record its first 10,000 cases, it took just 15 days to register the next 10,000 cases.(HT Photo)
While the state took 114 days to record its first 10,000 cases, it took just 15 days to register the next 10,000 cases.(HT Photo)

Odisha reports 1,000+ Covid-19 cases for second consecutive day

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2020 08:14 PM IST
The 1,264 positive cases that the state reported in last 24 hours was its highest single day surge so far taking the total to 21,099.
The dead woman’s neighbours put up a stiff resistance when her husband brought the body back to the village for cremation.
The dead woman’s neighbours put up a stiff resistance when her husband brought the body back to the village for cremation.

Odisha Corona Warrior’s body cremated after 3 hrs as neighbours object

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 12:00 AM IST
An anganwadi supervisor who worked in a quarantine centre in Kankarada village of Sanakhemundi block, had come home on June 28 after she developed symptoms of Covid-19 and was advised home quarantine.
A man and woman take out the body of their sibling from an ambulance for burial in Kabisuryanagar of Odisha’s Ganjam district.(Sourced)
A man and woman take out the body of their sibling from an ambulance for burial in Kabisuryanagar of Odisha’s Ganjam district.(Sourced)

Denied cremation over Covid-19 scare, siblings in Odisha bury man’s body

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:35 PM IST
Villagers did not allow the siblings of the man who died on Monday after high fever and cough to cremate the body over fears that he could have succumbed to Covid-19.
Naresh Aula, who worked as security supervisor in ONGC since 2009, was posted to Silchar a couple of years ago after serving in Mumbai for a decade. A formidable midfielder, Naresh represented Odisha three times in 2006, 2007 and 2008 in theSantosh Trophy.(HT photo)
Naresh Aula, who worked as security supervisor in ONGC since 2009, was posted to Silchar a couple of years ago after serving in Mumbai for a decade. A formidable midfielder, Naresh represented Odisha three times in 2006, 2007 and 2008 in theSantosh Trophy.(HT photo)

Footballer dies, 1st wife shocked after body sent to ‘official’ spouse

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 02:34 PM IST
Naresh, who played as a mid-fielder, represented Odisha in the Santosh Trophy, India’s premier state level football tournament, three times from 2006 to 2008. He represented ONGC in the reputed I-League.
Madhaba Patra in his car where he has quarantined himself.(HT PHOTO)
Madhaba Patra in his car where he has quarantined himself.(HT PHOTO)

Denied admission to enter village, Odisha youth gets quarantined in his car

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2020 10:14 PM IST
Although the man had tested negative for Covid-19, some villagers insisted that he undergoes another round of quarantine.
Though Ganjam district continued to be the Covid hotspot with 307 cases, Jajpur district reported the highest number of positive cases today with 31 migrant workers testing positive.(Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Though Ganjam district continued to be the Covid hotspot with 307 cases, Jajpur district reported the highest number of positive cases today with 31 migrant workers testing positive.(Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Odisha’s Covid tally inches to 1,000 with 84 new cases

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2020 09:45 PM IST
The death toll also went up to 5 after a 75-year-old patient with respiratory problems and other comorbidities passed away at AIIMS Bhubaneswar on Sunday within few hours of his admission to the hospital
A migrant worker heads to board a special train bound for his home state, Greater Noida, May 16, 2020(Sunil Ghosh/HTPhoto)
A migrant worker heads to board a special train bound for his home state, Greater Noida, May 16, 2020(Sunil Ghosh/HTPhoto)

The disease travels east

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 07:02 PM IST
With the return of migrants, states with weak health infra are now seeing a spurt
An installation made by artists in Odisha to spread awareness about Covid-19.(HT PHOTO)
An installation made by artists in Odisha to spread awareness about Covid-19.(HT PHOTO)

Odisha’s Covid-19 cases double in a week as migrant workers return from Surat

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 09:38 PM IST
On Sunday, the total number of Covid-19 cases in touched 377, more than double from 163 cases just a week ago
The child could not get out of the car after the door closed as soon as he got in.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
The child could not get out of the car after the door closed as soon as he got in.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)

Six year-old in Odisha suffocates to death after getting trapped in car

Hindustan Times, Bhubbaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2020 09:00 PM IST
The boy had gone to his grandparents’ house with his mother for a religious function. His father is stranded in Surat due to the lockdown.
Officials in Odisha’s Ganjam said the man died at around 2.30 pm when he was about to have his lunch at the quarantine centre.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Officials in Odisha’s Ganjam said the man died at around 2.30 pm when he was about to have his lunch at the quarantine centre.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

40-year-old man with Covid symptoms dies in Odisha’s quarantine centre

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2020 11:08 PM IST
The deceased, a resident of Madhupali village under Polasara police station area of district, had returned from Surat in a special Shramik Special train on May 6.
Police reached the spot and sent the bodies to a hospital for post-mortem. (Representative Image)(AFP Photo)
Police reached the spot and sent the bodies to a hospital for post-mortem. (Representative Image)(AFP Photo)

Three daily labourers in Odisha killed in stone quarry mishap

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 05:26 AM IST
The deceased have been identified as Bhakta Parida, Namita Naik and Pankaja Dash. While Bhakta was a resident of Bikrampur village in Khollikote area, Namita and Pankaja were staying in Tanganapani village at the outskirts of Berhampur city.
At least 400 women self-help groups in Odisha have made more than one million masks for distribution among people(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
At least 400 women self-help groups in Odisha have made more than one million masks for distribution among people(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Coronavirus update: Odisha’s Ganjam district to fine people for not wearing masks

Bhubaneswar, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 08:54 AM IST
The coastal district of Ganjam on Sunday made it compulsory for people out on the streets to wear masks as part of the preventive measures to fight against deadly coronavirus disease, which has claimed 83 lives and affected more than 3200 people across the country.
The haystack caught fire and engulfed the four children from all sides. The children sustained critical burn injuries. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
The haystack caught fire and engulfed the four children from all sides. The children sustained critical burn injuries. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)

Four Odisha minors burnt to death while playing with haystack

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced an ex-gratia of Rs four lakh each to the families of the deceased.
Simanchal was then taken to the cremation ground but as soon as his relatives undressed him to keep him on the pier, he woke up.(HT PHOTO.)
Simanchal was then taken to the cremation ground but as soon as his relatives undressed him to keep him on the pier, he woke up.(HT PHOTO.)

Odisha man presumed dead wakes up minutes before cremation

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 07:25 PM IST
Simanchal Malik of Laukhala village under Sorada police station area of coastal Ganjam district was taken to the cremation ground of his village on Sunday after his family members found him lying unconscious in a forest.
The temple in Odisha’s Sambalpur district where an idol of Mahatma Gandhi has been worshipped since 1974.(HT Photo)
The temple in Odisha’s Sambalpur district where an idol of Mahatma Gandhi has been worshipped since 1974.(HT Photo)

Mahatma Gandhi worshipped in Odisha temples

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 02:38 PM IST
In two Odisha temples - one in Sambalpur district and another in Ganjam district - the idols of Mahatma Gandhi are worshipped everyday by the locals.
The BJD president had won two seats in the last assembly elections.(PTI image)
The BJD president had won two seats in the last assembly elections.(PTI image)

BJD names Rita Sahu as Bijepur bypoll candidate

Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 09:04 PM IST
Sahu had contested a by-election in 2018 as the ruling BJD candidate and won the Bijepur seat after death of her husband and then Congress MLA Subal Sahu.
District collector of Ganjam district planted saplings.(HT photo)
District collector of Ganjam district planted saplings.(HT photo)

With Naveen Patnaik’s 5Ts mantra, Odisha officials turn pro-people

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 02:09 PM IST
District collector Vijay Amrita Kulange got out of his official vehicle in Bharasa village of Khallikote block, rolled up his trousers and waded into the muddy field as they were busy transplanting paddy saplings.
Last month, the reporter of a leading Odia daily in coastal Balasore district was grievously injured after sand mining mafia attacked him for writing against illegal mining.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Last month, the reporter of a leading Odia daily in coastal Balasore district was grievously injured after sand mining mafia attacked him for writing against illegal mining.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Odisha plans separate agency to regulate illegal sand mining

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Officials in the state revenue and disaster management department said the directorate would put in place a robust monitoring mechanism using technology to prevent illegal lifting and theft of minor minerals.
BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was elected the BJD legislature party leader by the newly elected MLAs at a meeting held at the party headquarters.(HT PHOTO)
BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was elected the BJD legislature party leader by the newly elected MLAs at a meeting held at the party headquarters.(HT PHOTO)

Naveen Patnaik to be sworn in as Odisha CM for the fifth time on May 29

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 10:46 PM IST
BJD leader from Ganjam district, Bikram Kesari Arukh, proposed Naveen Patnaik’s name as the leader of BJD Legislature Party and it was seconded by other top leaders.
The tidal surge will increase the salinity of the Chilika, the sub-continent’s largest brackish water lake, affecting marine life.(HT Photo)
The tidal surge will increase the salinity of the Chilika, the sub-continent’s largest brackish water lake, affecting marine life.(HT Photo)

Experts concerned over impact of cyclone on ecology

Hindustan Times, BHUBANESWAR | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 09:29 AM IST
Regional president of the Seafood Exporters Association of India Kamlesh Mishra said tidal waves would inundate ponds and wash away the shrimp harvest.
Puri: Villagers at the beach as dark clouds hover above the sea ahead of cyclone 'Fani', in Puri, Thursday, May 2, 2019.(PTI)
Puri: Villagers at the beach as dark clouds hover above the sea ahead of cyclone 'Fani', in Puri, Thursday, May 2, 2019.(PTI)

Experts concerned over impact of cyclone on ecology

Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2019 02:36 AM IST
The tidal surge will increase the salinity of the Chilika, the sub-continent’s largest brackish water lake, affecting marine life.
Special Relief Commissioner in Bhubaneswar Bishnupada Sethi said the process of landfall may continue till 12 noon.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Special Relief Commissioner in Bhubaneswar Bishnupada Sethi said the process of landfall may continue till 12 noon.(REUTERS PHOTO)

Cyclone Fani likely to hit Odisha coast early on Friday morning

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 08:23 PM IST
Officials said around 5 lakh people had been evacuated by 5 pm in Ganjam district. A total of 11.54 lakh people will be evacuated in 13 districts likely to be affected by the cyclone.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT File Photo)
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP gets a lawyer and former BJD man to fight Naveen Patnaik in Hinjili and Bijepur

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 04:11 PM IST
Orissa High Court lawyer and state unit’s vice-president Pitambar Acharya will be the BJP’s candidate in Naveen Patnaik’s home turf of Hinjili in Ganjam district while former BJD veteran Sanat Gadtia has been nominated for Bijepur in Bargarh district
Swain had won the last Lok Sabha election from Aska by a record 3.3 lakh votes, the highest margin in Odisha.(@ANI / Twitter)
Swain had won the last Lok Sabha election from Aska by a record 3.3 lakh votes, the highest margin in Odisha.(@ANI / Twitter)

BJD MP Ladu Kishore Swain dies at 71

Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Swain was suffering from kidney-related complications and was admitted to Bhubaneswar Apollo Hospitals on Tuesday. He will be cremated at his ancestral village Pathara in Kabisuryanagar area of Ganjam district.
Odisha 12 Science Result 2018: While his parents were at a nearby market, Rajesh set himself on fire after pouring kerosene over his body.((HT Representative Image)
Odisha 12 Science Result 2018: While his parents were at a nearby market, Rajesh set himself on fire after pouring kerosene over his body.((HT Representative Image)

Worried he may fail a third time, Odisha student burns himself to death

By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 10:19 AM IST
Odisha 12 Science Result 2018: Rajesh Kumar Panda, who studied +2 science at a private college in Berhampur town of Ganjam district, had failed to clear the exam in his last two attempts.
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