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Odisha extends statewide COVID-19 lockdown till June 17, check what’s allowed, what’s not

Odisha extends statewide COVID-19 lockdown till June 17, check what’s allowed, what’s not

In order to contain the coronavirus infection in the state, the Odisha government on Sunday extended the ongoing COVID-induced lockdown till June 17, 2021.

May 31, 2021, 06:48 AM IST
Odisha to include disaster, pandemic management in high school and college curriculums

Odisha to include disaster, pandemic management in high school and college curriculums

The government will also train members of Mission Shakti groups, Vana Surakya Samitis, and other community-based organisations and equip them with the knowledge required to manage disasters and

May 30, 2021, 15:00 PM IST
Cyclone Yaas: PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 1000 crore for Odisha, Bengal, Jharkhand

Cyclone Yaas: PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 1000 crore for Odisha, Bengal, Jharkhand

The government has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured in the cyclone.

May 28, 2021, 17:32 PM IST
Will manage Cyclone Yaas relief work through own resources: CM Naveen Patnaik

Will manage Cyclone Yaas relief work through own resources: CM Naveen Patnaik

The CM, however, did seek assistance for long-term measures to make the state disaster-resilient.

May 28, 2021, 16:34 PM IST
Cyclone Yaas: PM Narendra Modi holds review meet with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Cyclone Yaas: PM Narendra Modi holds review meet with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

PM Modi will conduct an aerial survey of the Cyclone Yaas affected areas of Odisha and West Bengal during his visit to the states. 

May 28, 2021, 13:05 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi to meet West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee today to review impact of Cyclone Yaas

PM Narendra Modi to meet West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee today to review impact of Cyclone Yaas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday (May 28, 2021) to review the impact of Cyclone Yaas.

May 28, 2021, 06:38 AM IST
Cyclone Yaas: At least 4 dead, more than 20 lakh evacuated as cyclonic storm pounds Odisha, West Bengal

Cyclone Yaas: At least 4 dead, more than 20 lakh evacuated as cyclonic storm pounds Odisha, West Bengal

As per report, two persons were killed - one each in Odisha's Keonjhar and Balasore- after trees fell on them. An elderly woman in Mayurbhanj reportedly died after her house collapsed. However, there

May 27, 2021, 07:40 AM IST
Odisha CM reviews preparedness ahead of Cyclone Yaas landfall, seeks people's cooperation in evacuation

Odisha CM reviews preparedness ahead of Cyclone Yaas landfall, seeks people's cooperation in evacuation

Cyclone Yaas is likely to make landfall by noon on Wednesday with a wind speed of about 130 to 155 kmph, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD), adding that it currently lay centered over

May 26, 2021, 08:57 AM IST
Cyclone Yaas to intensify into very severe storm by evening, Odisha's Chandbali to witness maximum damage: IMD

Cyclone Yaas to intensify into very severe storm by evening, Odisha's Chandbali to witness maximum damage: IMD

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has rushed Odisha's Minister of State for Home, D S Mishra to Balasore to monitor the situation in the northern parts of the state. Jena said the four coastal districts of

May 25, 2021, 18:46 PM IST
Cyclone Yaas: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik asks people in coastal areas to shift to shelter homes, follow COVID protocol

Cyclone Yaas: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik asks people in coastal areas to shift to shelter homes, follow COVID protocol

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked people to adhere to COVID-19 protocols and wear two masks, adding "At a time when we are fighting with the COVID-19 pandemic, Cyclone Yaas is another

May 25, 2021, 12:29 PM IST
Cyclone Yaas to intensify into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm in next few hours, says IMD

Cyclone Yaas to intensify into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm in next few hours, says IMD

Cyclone Yaas is 'very likely' to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar Island around Balasore, during noon of May 26 as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, the weather department

May 25, 2021, 06:51 AM IST
Cyclone Yaas likely to make landfall near Balasore in Odisha on May 26

Cyclone Yaas likely to make landfall near Balasore in Odisha on May 26

The Odisha government said it has rushed a large contingent of rescue and relief teams to Balasore district bordering West Bengal on Monday where Yaas in likely to make landfall. A massive evacuation

May 24, 2021, 23:41 PM IST
Cyclone Yaas to intensify into Severe Cyclonic Storm in next 24 hours, IMD issues rainfall warning for West Bengal, Odisha and six other states

Cyclone Yaas to intensify into Severe Cyclonic Storm in next 24 hours, IMD issues rainfall warning for West Bengal, Odisha and six other states

Cyclone Yaas will intensify further and reach Northwest Bay of Bengal near north Odisha and West Bengal coasts by May 26 early morning. 

May 24, 2021, 11:41 AM IST
Cyclone Yaas: IAF airlifts 950 NDRF personnel, Indian Railways suspends over 25 trains as cyclonic storm moves towards Odisha, West Bengal

Cyclone Yaas: IAF airlifts 950 NDRF personnel, Indian Railways suspends over 25 trains as cyclonic storm moves towards Odisha, West Bengal

Cyclone Yaas is expected to cross West Bengal and north Odisha coasts on May 26. 

May 24, 2021, 08:10 AM IST
This well-paid nurse in Odisha quits job to cremate unclaimed COVID-19 infected bodies

This well-paid nurse in Odisha quits job to cremate unclaimed COVID-19 infected bodies

Madhusmita Prusty, who quit her nursing job some time back, began to help her husband in cremating COVID-19 infected and unclaimed dead bodies in Bhubaneswar.

May 24, 2021, 08:00 AM IST
Cyclone Yaas likely to intensify into very severe cyclonic storm: IMD

Cyclone Yaas likely to intensify into very severe cyclonic storm: IMD

Cyclone Yaas is likely to intensify into a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ and cross the Odisha and the West Bengal coasts on May 26, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday (May 22,

May 22, 2021, 15:11 PM IST
Cyclone Yaas: Odisha gears up for cyclonic storm, 14 districts on high alert

Cyclone Yaas: Odisha gears up for cyclonic storm, 14 districts on high alert

The Odisha government has asked Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard to be prepared for the emerging situation due to Cyclone Yaas. 

May 22, 2021, 07:59 AM IST
Cyclone Yaas to pass east coast by May 26, Odisha alerts 12 districts, appeals people to not panic

Cyclone Yaas to pass east coast by May 26, Odisha alerts 12 districts, appeals people to not panic

Odisha received a bulletin from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting the formation of a low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal, which may take the shape of a cyclonic storm, Special

May 21, 2021, 17:10 PM IST
Odisha declares black fungus as notifiable disease under Epidemic Act

Odisha declares black fungus as notifiable disease under Epidemic Act

Odisha government on Thursday declared Mucormycosis (Black Fungus) as a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.

May 21, 2021, 07:53 AM IST
IIT Bhubaneswar completes semester examination for 2020-21 amid COVID-19 pandemic scare

IIT Bhubaneswar completes semester examination for 2020-21 amid COVID-19 pandemic scare

 Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar has completed its spring end semester examinations of 2020-21 for all of its students except for the first year BTech despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 20, 2021, 12:40 PM IST