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The state also recorded 22 Covid-related deaths while 8,665 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours.(ANI)

With 12,390 new infections, Odisha sees sudden increase in Covid-19 cases

ANI | , Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 11:48 AM IST
The total cases now stand at 5,88,687 including 4,82,345 recoveries and 2,273 deaths. At present, there are 10,4016 active cases in the state.
Goddess Mausima, also known as Ardhasoshini, plays an important role during the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath(Courtesy- Hindu Temples of India)
Goddess Mausima, also known as Ardhasoshini, plays an important role during the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath(Courtesy- Hindu Temples of India)

Theft in Mausi Maa temple near Jagannath Puri

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 01:01 PM IST
  • In January this year, robbers broke into 13th-century Sri Gopinathdev temple at Kakudia under Pipili area of Puri district and stole old metallic idols.
Weather department officials said the current spell of heat wave was likely to continue for another 24 hours. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Weather department officials said the current spell of heat wave was likely to continue for another 24 hours. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

At 44.2 degree C, Bhubaneswar breaks 78 year record for temperature in March

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 10:48 AM IST
  • In February too, Bhubaneswar's maximum temperature broke its last 58 years record as it soared past the 40-degree Celsius mark.
The logo of the state sponsored housing scheme is also being used on the houses being built under the scheme, partly funded by the Centre.
The logo of the state sponsored housing scheme is also being used on the houses being built under the scheme, partly funded by the Centre.

Centre tells Odisha not to use state logo on Pradhan Mantri Awas scheme houses

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 09:26 AM IST
  • PMAY-G, the flagship scheme of the ministry of rural development gives 1.3 lakh assistance to the homeless in Maoist-infested areas and 1.2 lakh in non-Maoist areas to build a minimum of 25 sq m of cemented house
The Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, also issued heatwave warning for several districts of Odisha till April 1.(Representational image)
The Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, also issued heatwave warning for several districts of Odisha till April 1.(Representational image)

Heatwave in Odisha; Titlagarh sizzles at 42.2 degree Celsius

PTI | , Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 01:34 AM IST
The Maximum temperature is very likely to rise by 2-3 degrees Celsius over the districts of Odisha during the next two days and no major change thereafter, the IMD said in its forecast.
Mahanta’s half-burnt body was recovered from the forest.(Representative image)
Mahanta’s half-burnt body was recovered from the forest.(Representative image)

Odisha forest official charred to death while trying to save saplings from fire

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 12:48 AM IST
  • The head of the task force on Sunday claimed that the fire situation in Odisha is under control.
Representative photo.(Shutterstock)
Representative photo.(Shutterstock)

Odisha man arrested nearly 4 decades after fleeing police

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 11:54 PM IST
  • Police said Akshay Jena of Palasudha village in Kendrapara district allegedly committed dacoity in 1984.
File photo: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT photo)
File photo: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT photo)

Odisha CM plans to counter BJP's Jagannath temple donation drive

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2021 10:00 PM IST
  • The chief minister has decided to have donation boxes installed at airports, railway stations.
The level of PM 10 and PM 2.5 in the Rourkela atmosphere on March 8 was 5 times more than the desired levels. Representative Photo (Amal KS/HT photo)
The level of PM 10 and PM 2.5 in the Rourkela atmosphere on March 8 was 5 times more than the desired levels. Representative Photo (Amal KS/HT photo)

Smog engulfs Rourkela; schools, colleges, polluting industries’ closure sought

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 07:34 AM IST
  • The pollution control board has advised certain emergency measures including closure of schools and colleges.
Odisha saw around 7,000 new fire points in the last 24 hours.(HT photo)
Odisha saw around 7,000 new fire points in the last 24 hours.(HT photo)

More fires in Similipal, rest of Odisha; officials say rain is need of the hour

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:12 AM IST
  • There were at least 19,233 fire spots over Odisha since February 28 while 23,859 forest fires were counted since November 1 last year.
A medical staff member prepares the Covid-19 vaccine.(AP)
A medical staff member prepares the Covid-19 vaccine.(AP)

Odisha doctor tests Covid-19 positive after vaccination, again tests negative

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 08:05 PM IST
  • S Suleiman, who worked in Rourkela Government Hospital, was found positive for Covid-19 even after receiving two doses of the Covishield vaccine.
Gavel and law books(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Gavel and law books(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Odisha sarpanch disqualified by court for keeping 2 wives, lack of Odia skills

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:38 PM IST
  • P Simadri was elected as the sarpanch of Agastinuagam gram panchayat under Chhatrapur block of Ganjam in the 2017 polls.
Image for representation. (File photo)
Image for representation. (File photo)

Odisha bride suffers cardiac arrest due to excessive crying, dies

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:24 PM IST
  • The girl was under a lot of stress as she had lost her father a few months ago, a local said.
Satellite image of NASA's Fire Information for Resource Management System of forest fires.(Courtesy- NASA)
Satellite image of NASA's Fire Information for Resource Management System of forest fires.(Courtesy- NASA)

NASA satellites show fires still raging over Similipal, rest of Odisha

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:48 PM IST
  • NASA images dispute the claim made by forest officers in the state that the fires at Similipal biosphere reserve were more or less under control.
Naveen Patnaik government is starting an OBC survey to study their social and educational status in the state. The last such survey is 90-years old.(HT photo)
Naveen Patnaik government is starting an OBC survey to study their social and educational status in the state. The last such survey is 90-years old.(HT photo)

Odisha: Opposition says OBC survey bid to create vote bank by Naveen Patnaik

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:10 AM IST
  • A former state minister said that the OBC survey was an attempt to create an OBC votebank and this would be the first instance in Odisha of influencing voting as per caste lines.
Women SHGs have emerged as a force within Odisha societies.(HT Photo)
Women SHGs have emerged as a force within Odisha societies.(HT Photo)

Separate depart for Odisha SHGs as their growth continues under Naveen Patnaik

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 10:36 AM IST
  • Though the women SHGs existed in Odisha in 90s, they got a separate identity when Biju Janata Dal under Naveen Patnaik rode to power in 2000.
The couple tied the knot on Monday and Roul described it as the "best day" of her life.(HT Photo)
The couple tied the knot on Monday and Roul described it as the "best day" of her life.(HT Photo)

Odisha acid-attack survivor marries long-time friend, recalls journey to best da

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 11:44 PM IST
  • Roul shared her story from being a bedridden girl to the woman who chased the culprit and put him behind the bars.
File photo: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik. (HT FILE PHOTO)
File photo: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik. (HT FILE PHOTO)

'Heritage development through demolition?': Odisha BJP MP's jibe at CM

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:48 AM IST
  • On Saturday, the CM had placed a resolution on 3,200 cr Jagannath temple corridor project that seeks to transform the area into a heritage corridor.
IPS officer Sanjeeb Panda tweeted about the fire this morning.(Courtesy- Twitter)
IPS officer Sanjeeb Panda tweeted about the fire this morning.(Courtesy- Twitter)

Narrow escape for Odisha IPS officers as 3 Satkosia eco retreat tents catch fire

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 01:05 PM IST
  • Transport commissioner Sanjeeb Panda and his IPS officer wife Santosh Bala (Home department special secretary), were in one of the three tents that caught fire.
File photo: The reason for rise in temperature is the lack of moisture in the middle and upper atmosphere and less humidity in the lower atmosphere.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo)
File photo: The reason for rise in temperature is the lack of moisture in the middle and upper atmosphere and less humidity in the lower atmosphere.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo)

Bhubaneswar hottest city in India for 4th day in a row

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 11:26 PM IST
  • The city recorded a maximum day temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
Filr photo: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.(ANI)
Filr photo: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.(ANI)

Odisha CM tables resolution on development of corridor around Puri temple

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:37 PM IST
  • As per the Shrimandira Parikarama Plan, the entire area within 75-metres around the Jagannath Temple will be transformed into a heritage corridor.
Forest officials are investigating to establish the source of these ivories.
Forest officials are investigating to establish the source of these ivories.

45 kg ivory seized in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, 2 poachers arrested

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:35 AM IST
  • The weight of the recovered ivories is 44.9kg. These will be sent to Dehradun for a chemical examination.
The former BJD MLA and his associates attacked a group of tourists and looted them.
The former BJD MLA and his associates attacked a group of tourists and looted them.

Former BJD MLA arrested for assaulting and robbing tourists

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 09:17 AM IST
  • This is not the first arrest for the former BJD MLA, in October 2018, he was arrested in Andhra Pradesh for misbehaving with a girl and her mother.
Representative photo.(Shutterstock)
Representative photo.(Shutterstock)

Odisha woman arrested for marrying multiple men through different Aadhaar ID

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 12:18 AM IST
  • The investigating officer of the case, Binita Toppo, said from the preliminary investigation it has been found that the woman married four times.
File photo: Odisha finance minister Niranjan Pujari along with chief minister Naveen Patnaik.(PTI)
File photo: Odisha finance minister Niranjan Pujari along with chief minister Naveen Patnaik.(PTI)

Odisha presents 1.7 lakh cr budget with focus on agriculture, health

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 12:46 AM IST
  • The budget projects a revenue surplus of 2,336 crore, almost one-fourth of the revenue surplus that it had in 2020-21 FY.
The Orissa high court.
The Orissa high court.

Orissa HC lawyer fined 500 for not wearing neck band during hearing

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 03:29 PM IST
  • The HC said that every profession has certain dress code and people belonging to a particular profession are recognized by their attires.
File photo: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT FILE PHOTO)
File photo: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Odisha's per capita income to decline by over 2% due to Covid-19

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 11:22 PM IST
  • The per capita income of Odisha rose from 48,499 in 2011-12 to 104,566 in 2019-20, registering an increase of about 115.60 per cent over the period.
YSR Congress party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.(ANI file pic)
YSR Congress party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.(ANI file pic)

Odisha leader of opposition writes to Andhra CM on bordering villages

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:24 PM IST
The BJP leader alleged illegal conduct of elections by Andhra Pradesh in the three villages of Kotia gram panchayat in Koraput district of Odisha.
Pratap Chandra Sarangi wrote to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on the issue of Cow slaughter(ANI Photo)
Pratap Chandra Sarangi wrote to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on the issue of Cow slaughter(ANI Photo)

Union minister asks Naveen Patnaik to make cow slaughter punishment same as murd

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 02:23 PM IST
  • The vehicle carrying around 100 cattle was heading towards West Bengal when it hit a SUV following which it turned turtle on roadside.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is leaving nothing to chance for the panchayat polls in the state.(HT photo)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is leaving nothing to chance for the panchayat polls in the state.(HT photo)

Ahead of 2022 panchayat polls, BJD gets its electoral machinery moving

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 03:59 PM IST
  • Aware that the BJP will focus on Odisha after the Bengal polls, the BJD leadership has been trying to strengthen the party's support base in western Odisha districts.
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