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Odisha to increase 20% seats in some higher secondary schools

India, June 29 -- With nearly 98% of the 574,000 students clearing the annual matriculation examination this year, the Odisha government has decided increase at least 20% of the seats in higher second... Read More


Odisha aims to inoculate 100% adults in Bhubaneswar by August end

India, June 29 -- Bhubaneswar will complete vaccination of all adult residents by the end of August, a senior Odisha health official said on Monday. A health department official said 57% of the state... Read More


Petition in SC seeking Rath Yatra festivities at Kendrapara temple too

India, June 29 -- A petition has been filed in Supreme Court seeking directions to the Odisha government to allow rath yatra of Siddha Baladevjew in Kendrapara district even as the famous Rath Yatra o... Read More


Daughter of Dana Majhi, who walked with dead wife's corpse, clears matric exam

India, June 27 -- The daughter of Kalahandi district's tribal farmer Dana Majhi who made headlines 5 years ago for walking with the corpse of his wife for about 10 km, has cleared this year's Odisha's... Read More


Woman and parents arrested for murdering husband in Odisha's Ganjam district

India, June 27 -- A 30-year-old woman and her parents were arrested on Saturday for allegedly murdering the woman's husband in Odisha's Ganjam district over alleged torture by the deceased, said polic... Read More


Threat of Covid-19 resurgence in Odisha as residents throw caution to winds

India, June 27 -- Odisha reported 3,554 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 600 more than Friday and the test positivity rate (TPR) stayed above 5% for the fourth straight day after going under on June... Read More


Celebrated environmentalist and former university V-C killed in Odisha

India, June 27 -- Dhrubaraj Naik, 83, former vice-chancellor of a state university in Odisha as well as a renowned environmentalist was hacked to death by an inebriated miscreant at his house in weste... Read More


Odisha rape accused absconding for 2 years arrested from vaccination centre

India, June 27 -- A 24-year-old man in the western Odisha district of Bolangir who was accused of rape and has been absconding for more than 2 years now, landed in the police net while he was waiting ... Read More


Odisha reports first Delta Plus case, 62-year-old male found infected

India, June 26 -- Odisha on Friday reported its first case of Delta Plus variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, said to be a 'variant of concern' with increased transmissibility, from Deogarh district even ... Read More


62-year-old man is Odisha's first Delta Plus variant case. He has recovered

India, June 26 -- Odisha on Friday reported its first case of Delta Plus variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, classified by the Union health ministry as a variant of concern, prompting the government to r... Read More