The Board of Secondary Education Odisha Matric Exams 2021 are scheduled to start from May 3, 2021. Due to the adverse effect of coronavirus, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has waived off the fees for the students appearing the exams. On Tuesday he announced that the government would not charge any exam fee from the students. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Drive to begin in Odisha from January 16

The COVID-19 vaccine drive is going to simultaneously begin in 5,000 places all over the country, including 162 sites in Odisha. These 162 vaccination sites are spread across the 30 districts of the state as informed by Mr Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, Additional Chief Secretary (Health). 

Marriage Procession Restrictions Lifted in Odisha

The State Government withdrew the restrictions of the marriage procession which were earlier imposed due to COVID-19. The State Government has taken this decision by taking the present situation into account. There is some mandatory provision also available which the marriage gathering needs to follow for safety purposes. 

Fake Unit of Ghee Busted in Bhubaneswar

On Tuesday, the Commissionerate Police busted a fake unit of ghee at Kaibalya Nagar near Sundarpada, Bhubaneswar. The spot was raided by the Airfield police and the QAT team. As per sources, the ghee was prepared from artificial colour, palmolein oil and seeds. 

COVID 19: 10 New Positive Cases Detected in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar reported ten new COVID-19 positive cases on Tuesday. With these numbers, the total tally rose to 31,758 of which 200 are active cases. From these 10 cases, four are from quarantine and six are from local contacts. 

Youth Burnt in Angul

A youth was burnt alive in Kadalimunda village in Angul district on Tuesday evening. As per sources, it has been done by unidentified miscreants. After getting information, police reached the spot and sent the body for post-mortem.

First Lot of Vaccines Reaches Odisha

The first consignment of covishield vaccine by SII (Serum Institute of India) that contains 34 boxes landed at Biju Patnaik International Airport here from Pune in a special SpiceJet flight at around 3:30 pm on Tuesday.