Highest Ever Migratory Bird Count Recorded in Chilika

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As per the sources, on Tuesday, over 12 lakh migratory birds were spotted in Chilika Lake during the annual bird census. It is recorded as the first Indian wetlands of International importance under the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO world heritage site.

4 Dead in Rourkela Steel Plant Gas Leak

On Wednesday morning four employees of the Rourkela Steel Plant died after inhaling toxic fumes that leaked at the Coal Chemical Department of the plant. According to sources, around 15 employees were on duty at the site during the incident, and ten of them fell ill following the leakage of toxic gas from the plant.

BSE Issues Notification for Form Fill-up for Odisha Matric Exam 2021

The Board of Secondary Education, Odisha, has announced that the filling up forms for regular, ex-regular and students of correspondence courses will begin from January 10, 2021, at 10 am and will continue till January 28 midnight. The candidates will have to pay the exam fee on January 27 before filling the form.

Temples Reopen in Balasore

Devotees of Balasore have no longer to wait to catch a glimpse of their respective deities as most of the temples are reopened. Other religious shrines of the district are also opening in a few days after a nine-month gap due to the coronavirus pandemic. As per the sources, the devotees are allowed to enter the temples within strict COVID guidelines.

Zero COVID Death Recorded in Odisha in a Day

The state department happily shared the news that, for the very first time in these six months, Odisha recorded not a single report of death due to COVID-19 in 24 hours. As per the sources, the positive tally rose to 3,30,921 after 231 new cases were reported on Wednesday as stated by the health department.

Fake Tea Manufacturing Unit Busted in Cuttack

Cuttack has become the hub of the manufacturing units that are turning to manufacture fake products. Raid is continuing on the adulterated food products by the food and safety department. Many counterfeit products, including ghee, edible oil, soya chunks were seized earlier by the cops. Now, police busted a fake tea manufacturing unit on Wednesday. As per the sources, the manufacturing was done in the Mukmeswar village of Cuttack.

No Age Bar for Entry to Lingaraj Temple

The age restrictions on the entry of devotees to the Lingaraj Temple in the state capital have been withdrawn. Devotees will now have to show the COVID-19 negative report. The devotees who do not possess a COVID-19 negative report will have to undergo a free COVID test for entry.