Odisha reports its first Omicron death, country’s second

Balangir (Odisha) [India], January 7 (ANI): Odisha on Thursday reported its first and the country’s second Omicron-related death. The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday had confirmed the first death due to the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 in Rajasthan. The first Omicron death in Odisha was confirmed by CDMO, Balangir, Dr Snehalata Sahu. The deceased,… Continue reading Odisha reports its first Omicron death, country’s second

Odisha govt issues compulsory retirement notice to four officers

Bhubaneswar, Oct 5 (PTI) The Odisha government on Tuesday issued compulsory retirement notices to four senior officers, citing corruption cases and inefficiency, an official source said. Among them are two Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) officers, besides a district sub-registrar and a district livestock officer, he said. With this, the number of officers given compulsory retirement… Continue reading Odisha govt issues compulsory retirement notice to four officers

Odisha’s Kalahandi govt officer goes missing

Bhawanipatna, Sep 28 (PTI) A government officer has gone missing from Odisha’s Kalahandi district for the past seven days, police said on Tuesday. Dhanurya Dhoba, who worked as an overseer at the Soil Conservation and Watershed Development Directorate, had left for Thuamul Rampur on official work on his motorcycle last Wednesday. The last conversation he… Continue reading Odisha’s Kalahandi govt officer goes missing

Parents are guru of IAS officers: Odisha Governor

Bhubaneswar, Aug 10 (PTI) Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal said parents are “Guru” to every child while felicitating fathers and mothers of the candidates, who cleared the civic service examinations for All India Services (AIS) conducted by the UPSC. Nine candidates from Odisha have cracked the UPSC examination. While five have been selected for IAS, two… Continue reading Parents are guru of IAS officers: Odisha Governor

COVID-19 negative report or final vaccination certificate mandatory for entry into Odisha

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], April 9 (ANI): The new guidelines issued by the Odisha government on Friday in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, make it mandatory for people coming to the state to produce either a negative RT-PCR test report obtained within 72 hours of entry or final vaccination certificate after two doses of vaccination.… Continue reading COVID-19 negative report or final vaccination certificate mandatory for entry into Odisha

Odisha makes COVID-19 test mandatory for passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, MP, Punjab

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], February 28 (ANI): Odisha government on Saturday made the COVID-19 test mandatory for passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh. “Passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Punjab, and Madhya Pradesh will undergo screening tests at the airport in Odisha,” said Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das. “If found symptomatic, they… Continue reading Odisha makes COVID-19 test mandatory for passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, MP, Punjab

9 Odisha govt officials get compulsory retirement for graft, inefficiency

Bhubaneswar, Jan 29 (PTI) Nine more officials were given compulsory retirement by the Odisha government on Friday on the charges of corruption and inefficiency, a source said. In the last one year, total 113 officials have been given compulsory retirement, including the new ones, he said. The retirement orders will be implemented with immediate effect,… Continue reading 9 Odisha govt officials get compulsory retirement for graft, inefficiency

‘Want to serve needy’: 64-year-old retired banker enrolls to study MBBS in Odisha

Bargarh (Odisha) [India], December 29 (ANI): “I want to complete the course and serve the needy,” said 64-year-old retired banker Jay Kishore Pradhan, who has cracked National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and now enrolled as a first-year MBBS student. He appeared for NEET, which does not have an upper age limit, in September, secured… Continue reading ‘Want to serve needy’: 64-year-old retired banker enrolls to study MBBS in Odisha

Odisha CM refers corruption allegations against BJD MLA Panigrahi to Lokayukta

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], December 7 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday referred the corruption allegations against Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Pradeep Panigrahi to Lokayukta of Odisha for investigation. This is the first corruption allegation referred by the Odisha government to Lokayukta Justice Ajit Singh after the creation of the post in the… Continue reading Odisha CM refers corruption allegations against BJD MLA Panigrahi to Lokayukta

Odisha’s Women and Child Development Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) [India], September 11 (ANI): Odisha Women and Child Development and Mission Shakti Minister Tukuni Sahu has tested positive for COVID-19. “I have tested COVID positive. Now I am in home isolation and stable. Those who have come in contact with me in the last few days are requested to get themselves tested if… Continue reading Odisha’s Women and Child Development Minister tests positive for COVID-19