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Day before PM Modi's visit, Odisha says 45 lakh people affected by Amphan

India, May 21 -- A day after it barely escaped from the full fury of super cyclone Amphan that battered neighbouring West Bengal, Odisha informed the Centre that 45 lakh people in 1,500 villages were ... Read More


3 dead as Cyclone Amphan crosses Odisha before making landfall in Bengal

India, May 21 -- Three deaths were reported including that of a 2-month-old girl in Odisha as extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan, the strongest storm since the 1999 Super Cyclone, barrelled along ... Read More


Odisha crosses 1,000-mark in Covid cases, infection spreads to 25 districts

India, May 20 -- With 74 new cases, Odisha today breached the mark of 1,000 Covid-19 cases as the infection spread around 25 of the 30 districts. After reporting its first case on March 5, the state ... Read More


Cyclone Amphan brings heavy winds and rain to Odisha coast

India, May 20 -- Cyclone Amphan, one of the worst storms over the Bay of Bengal in two decades, pummelled Odisha's coastal districts early Wednesday morning, as howling winds blew at over 100 kilometr... Read More


Panic, fear grip Ganjam as cases see steady rise

Ganjam, May 20 -- When Sadashiva Dakua, 36, from Odisha's Ganjam district, lost his job in Gujarat's Surat, it was not just the loss of income that he had to deal with. He also had to share a 100 squa... Read More


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

India, May 19 -- Odisha's Covid-19 tally inched closer to 1,000 as 84 new cases were detected on Tuesday. A 36-year-old police constable in Bhubaneswar also got infected with the virus. The death tol... Read More


In Covid epicentre Ganjam, fear and worries over return of migrants

India, May 18 -- For thousands of men from Ganjam district, such as Sadashiva Dakua, desperate to make a living, Surat in Gujarat has been nothing short of El Dorado. Despite its overflowing sewers a... Read More


Odisha likely to evacuate 11 lakh people once Cyclone Amphan re-curves

India, May 18 -- The Odisha government will decide on evacuating people from low-lying areas in 12 districts including 6 coastal ones when the re-curve process of very severe cyclonic storm Amphan beg... Read More


Despite Covid-19 pandemic affecting revenue, Odisha announces raise in

India, May 16 -- The Odisha government on Friday raised the dearness allowance of state government employees by 10% at a time when Centre has put on hold the DA increment for lakhs of its employees an... Read More


Odisha announces 10% raise in DA despite Covid-19 pandemic affecting revenue

India, May 16 -- The Odisha government on Friday raised the dearness allowance of state government employees by 10% at a time when Centre has put on hold the DA increment for lakhs of its employees an... Read More