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Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in Odisha, two killed

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Amphan caused havoc in the coastal districts of Odisha as it triggered heavy rainfall, coupled with high-velocity winds while moving towards the West Bengal on Wednesday. Hundreds of trees were uprooted and electric and telecom infrastructure damaged. The government has received reports of two deaths from Bhadrak and Kendrapara districts due to the […]

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Odisha woman delivers baby in fire service vehicle during cyclone

Bhubaneswar: A woman gave birth to a girl inside a fire service vehicle in Odisha’s Kendrapara district amidst gusty winds and heavy rainfall during cyclone Amphan on Wednesday, said an official. The woman delivered the baby in the vehicle while being rescued by the fire service personnel in the morning. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep […]

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (File Photo/IANS)

COVID19: Odisha announces lockdown in 5 districts, 8 towns

Bhubaneswar: In view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday ordered lockdown of 40 per cent parts of the state including capital city Bhubaneswar for a week. The lockdown will be in force in five districts — Khordha, Cuttack, Ganjam, Kendrapara and Angul as well as eight major towns — […]

Corona scare: Irish national flees Cuttack, admitted in Odisha hospital

Bhubanswar: An Irish national, suspected of being infected with coronavirus, who had reportedly escaped from SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, has been traced to a private hotel in Bhubaneswar. The Irish national and his local associate, with whom he came in contact, have been brought to Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar and admitted in the […]