Movement of Migrant Workers Across Odisha May Defy the Lockdown

During the COVID-19 pandemic time, around 8,53,777 migrants have returned to the state. Susanta Singh, State Labor Minister, informed about this in the Odisha assembly’s monsoon session. He also informed that maximum migrants have returned on 277 special trains from Gujarat, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. For this, the state government has spent Rs. 9 crores.

Violation of COVID-19 Rules, Sarpanch Fined Rs. 1 Lakh

BDO-Block Development Officer of Bargarh’s Gaisilet has imposed Rs. 1lakh of fine on a Sarpanch for allegedly violating guidelines of COVID-19.  As per the report, Niranjan Sa, BDO imposed fine on Malaba Sahu, Gaurenmunda Sarpanch for conducting a congregation of 150 villagers at the block office to gherao BDO office, protesting kerosene scandal. 

COVID-19 Condition in Capital City may Improve by End of October

Prem Chandra Chaudhary, BMC-Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Commissioner, has informed that for now the COVID-19 graph in the capital city is going downward and will remain flat in October. Besides, the number of new COVID-19 positive cases is predicted to go down by the end of October. Till September 28, the death toll in Bhubaneswar was 88.

Commissionerate Police Busted Fake Engine Oil Production Unit

The Commissionerate Police has busted a fake engine oil manufacturing unit in Bhubaneswar. Besides, three persons wear arrested in this case. Based on the information, a police team conducted a raid in Chakeisiani’s Sameigadia and sized 70 barrels of used engine oil and 65 barrels of kerosene. Besides, they also seized one laptop and note counting machine.

Chandaka-Dampara Sanctuary to Reopen From 2nd October

Located on the outskirt of Bhubaneswar, the Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary will be reopened for visitors from 2nd October. The sanctuary will open after remaining close for around seven months. It will open in a restricted manner, and the visitors will have to follow all the COVID-19 guidelines, such as thermal screening, sanitization and use of masks.

Thunderstorm and Rain to Lash the State Till 2nd October

The IMD- Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that thunderstorm and rain will lash various parts of the state till 2nd October. This will be caused by a cyclonic circulation formed over the Bay of Bengal, end extending around 3.1 km above the sea level. The yellow warning has been issued for Jajpur, Cuttack, Balasore, Bhadrak, Ganjam, Khurdha, Puri, Nayagarh and more districts.

Spitting Tobacco Products inside Jagannath Temple Premise can Attract up to Rs. 5K Fine

Consumption of tobacco ad spitting inside the Puri Jagannath Temple premises will now attract fines, this was revealed in a meeting between SJTA and Jagannath Temple Police. The first-time violators will pay Rs. 1000 fine. But for the third time, they will have to pay a fine of Rs. 5000. No person will be allowed to enter the premise with tobacco in the mouth.