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61 Infants Die in Cuttack Shishu Bhawan in Just 2 Weeks

Maintained by 3-member-staff, cuttack Shishu Bhawan or Children’s Home is facing numerous deaths in the past two weeks, as many as 61, forcing the state government to order a probe. Odisha health minister Atanu S. Nayak said on Wednesday that five workers have been suspended, while local reports said merely 3 members acually are staioned in it. While state Opposition ...

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76 Killed in Manipur, Bengal, Odisha, Gujarat Floods, Next 24 Hours Crucial in Jharkhand, Bihar, sikkim, MP

In West Bengal, 48 deaths have been reported and another 28 in Rajasthan following massive floods in the northern India including Gujarat, Manipur, West Bengal and Odisha. The rains remain heavy due to depression, warn Met department, especially in other regions too including Bihar, sikkim, MP, Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Chief Minister of Gujarat ...

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Poor sanitation causes adverse pregnancy outcomes: New study

Poor sanitation, open defecation and lack of toilets are some very common sights in India – especially in the rural sides. These practices cause infection and leads to poor health. Now a new study has shown that they increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes (APO) too. Photo Credit: Pixabay Bijaya K Padhi and his coworkers from the Asian Institute ...

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Odisha increases Govt college seats by 20%

Odisha has increased seats by 20 percent in all government colleges from the current academic year 2015-16 onwards. Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi on Wednesday said the state government has taken an in-principle decision, which means about one lakh more seats in +2 and +3 colleges will be available, said Panigrahi. The minister said it would help the students who ...

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Odisha giant Croc Skeleton to be preserved: Forest Officials

Orissa wildlife authorities have decided to ptoreserve the skeletal remains of a giant male crocodile measuring 18.5ft in Bhitarkanika. The skeleton was found near a creek of the Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district of Orissa last month raising curiosity among the people and authorities have decided to move it to the interpretation centre of the museum of the park. ...

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46 Lakh to be Screened in Odisha for Diabetes

The Odisha government has decided to test all those aged above 30 for diabetes in the state’s 10 districts as part of the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS). The government authorities will examine over 46 lakh people including pregnant women, elderly people, and patients of TB, HIV/AIDS for diabetes in 10 ...

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India Conducts Routine Testfire of Nuclear-Capable Prithvi II Missile

The Strategic Force Command (SFC) and the DRDO have successfuly test-fired Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of nuclear capable warheads with a range of of 350 kilometres. The test was conducted on Thursday morning from Chandipur in Odisha at 9:20 AM. “The trial of the missile conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) was ...

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Odisha Dolphin Cenusus Reveal 6 New Species in Bhitarkanika Lake

  Odisha government’s first ever survey of dolphins in lakes other than Chilika on Sunday showed that at least six species of dophins are in existence in these lakes. Conducted by the Wildlife Wings of Odisha, the enumeration of dolphins in the state was taken up in coastal divisions of Balasore, Bhadrak, Bhitarkanika, Puri, Chilika and Berhampur. Usually, the survey ...

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Odisha preparing management plan for wetlands: CM

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the state government was preparing a comprehensive management plan for 17 important wetlands in the state. “Comprehensive management plans for 17 important wetlands of the state are under preparation. The services of Wetlands International are commissioned by the Odisha Wetland Development Authority (OWDA) for formulation of comprehensive management plans of important wetlands ...

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After Delhi, Odisha on Swine Flu Alert as first case reported

After five deaths in Delhi, the Odisha government is on alert against swine flu, H1N1 virus, after a middle-aged man tested positive. “We have asked all the district medical officers and medical colleges to take precautionary measures to counter the seasonal disease. Even though it would not be an outbreak-like situation, we have directed them to be alert,” said Public ...

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Chilika Lake Attracts 7.61 lakh birds this year from Siberia, Caspian Sea, Himalayas

A record 7.61 lakh migratory birds from all the Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal, Russia, central and South East Asia, Ladakh and Himalayas have landed for their annual winter sojourn in Chilika lake area and the surroundings in Odisha. According to the annual bird census conducted on Friday, this year’s migratory birds population crossed last year’s record of 7.19 lakh resident and ...

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Odisha Probes Violation of Sterilisation Norms in Camp

A probe was launched on Wednesday into the alleged violation of government guidelines at a sterilisation camp in Odisha where sterilisations were conducted on 62 women and six men, an official said. Senior health officials have been sent to the primary health centre at Ichchapur, over 600 kms from here, to probe the incident when a government doctor alleged conducted ...

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Dengue cases rise to 5,535 in Odisha this year

The number of dengue cases in Odisha this year increased to 5,535 with authorities Saturday confirming 31 new cases, although the toll from the virus has remained at nine. A senior state health official said that of the 31 new cases, the highest (11) have been reported from the coastal district of Jajpur followed by the district of Jagatsinghpur, which ...

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Ham Radio Operators Ready for ‘Nilofar’ Cyclone in Pakistan, India

After their laudatory efforts during cyclone ‘Hudhud’, amateur radio operators (hams) from West Bengal and Hyderabad are on alert and ready to roll their services to establish radio communication in case their help is sought in the wake of cyclone ‘Nilofar’ scheduled to hit Gujarat Friday. Cyclone ‘Nilofar’, which developed over the Arabian Sea, is likely to make landfall in ...

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Post-Cyclone, TDS Filing Date Extended for AP, JK, Telangana, Odisha

Last date for filing of the TDS/TCS Statements for the 2nd Quarter of Financial year 2014-15 for the deductors/collectors in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha and Telangana has been extended to October 31, 2014. In view of the recent natural calamities in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha & Telangana, the Central Board ...

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Odisha Seeks Fund for Relief, Restoration Work

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction interim assistance of Rs.500 crore for relief and restoration work after the severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hit the place on October 12 annd left the state with a trail of destruction. Patnaik, seeking help, said in a letter to Modi, "I would request you (Modi) to release ...

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Cyclone Hudhud: Heavy rains kill 18 in UP; Modi Announces 1,000 Crore Aid to AP

After causing a trail of destruction in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, the severe cyclonic storm with heavy rains kill 18 in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The death of 18 people has been confirmed by a state government spokesman on Wednesday. According to Indian Meteorological Department officials, the heavy rains since Tuesday had broken all records and the day witnessed the ...

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Severe Cyclone: 8 Die in Andhra, Odisha; Hudhud Moves to Chhattisgarh

The severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hit Andhra Pradesh leaving six people dead and causing widespread destruction in the states with heavy rains and wind. While restoration works are underway, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu’s cabinet is expected to be in Visakhapatnam on Monday. According to the latest bulletin of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the severe storm is moving inland ...

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Cyclone ‘Hudhud’ to Hit Andhra Pradesh, Odisha; Helpline Numbers Activated

The severe cyclonic storm Hudhud is expected to hit in the coasts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh within 24 hours. As Hudhud may slam the coasts, rescue teams have been deployed by Odisha government at vulnerable areas on Friday. The latest bulletin issued by Indian Meteorological Department said, “The system would move west-northwestwards, intensify further into a very severe cyclonic ...

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