Makar Sankranti Celebrated across Odisha


Makar Sankranti, the harvest festival is being celebrated across Odisha today. On this day, people offer prayers to the Sun God, fly kites and prepare several sweet dishes.

Odisha Government Issues Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

The State Health and Family Welfare Department on Wednesday issued new guidelines regarding the COVID-19 vaccination to be carried out from January 16 at 160 sessions in different districts and Municipal Corporations in Odisha. As per the sources, the state has received 4.08lakhs doses of Covishield vaccine and 20000 doses of Covaxin vaccine in the first phase. 

Met Centre Predicts Fog and Fall in Night Temperature in Odisha

According to the prediction of the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, there will be fog and fall in temperature in several parts of Odisha for the next two days. There will be a fall in the night temperature during the next two to three days. As per sources, the minimum temperature is likely to fall by 2-3 degree Celsius over coastal Odisha.

Estuarine Crocodile Headcount in Bhitarkanika from Tomorrow

The Bhitarakanika will remain closed for nine days from Friday because of the estuarine crocodile’s annual headcount. The process will continue till January 23 as per the details given by the officials. The forest department has engaged around 22 officials in a team to continue the census drive. 

Padma Shri D Prakash Rao to be Cremated with Full State Honours Today

Eminent social worker Padma Shri D Prakash D Rao, who passed away on January 13 at the age of 63, will be cremated with full state honours at Kaliaboda crematorium in the city on January 14. The Odisha CM had expressed his deep anguish over the demise of Mr Rao and had announced the funeral with full honour. 

New Bus Terminal in Khan Nagar

In Cuttack, a new bus terminal is coming up in Khan Nagar as announced by the State Government. As per the sources, the bus terminal is named after Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in twelve acres land belonging to Cuttack Municipal Corporation.

Online Admission of Poor Kids in Private Schools

The Odisha government has decided to take a digital way to implement the provision of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act. As per the sources, the School and Mass Education Department has declared that all private schools who have obtained Certificate of Recognition (CoR) from the government or any other local/competent authority will have to register with the government and accept 25 pc admission of students.