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    Five Flights To Bhubaneswar Cancelled

    Bhubaneswar: Five flights, scheduled to arrive at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in the Odisha capital on Monday, have been cancelled. Informing the media here , director of the airport VV Rao said that the flights from Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Jharsuguda, Mumbai and Jharsuguda to Bhubaneswar have been cancelled. "We have information that the flights will resume from Bhubaneswar...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Tamil Nadu Adds 14-Day Quarantine For Domestic Flyers, Other States Considering

    Chennai: Hours after the Civil Aviation Ministry laid out the norms for domestic air travel, Tamil Nadu imposed a few additional guidelines including a mandatory 14-day home quarantine for asymptomatic flyers. Earlier, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had asked Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri not to allow domestic flights till May 31. Apart from the...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    IMD Sounds Extreme Heatwave Warning For 10 Odisha Districts Till May 28

    Bhubaneswar: With Titlagarh town in Balangir district emerging the second hottest place in the country with 45.8°C after Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh recorded 46 degree, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday sounded extreme heatwave warning for 10 interior districts of Odisha. Apart from Titlagarh, the temperature soared to 40 degree and above in Angul (42.5),...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Corona Diaries 25: The Virus May Have Lost Scare Quotient, But Good Luck Still Counts

    In one of these columns weeks ago, we talked about good luck. It is sheer good luck if you didn't have a tryst with the virus and got COVID-19, nothing else, the column said. Things stand pretty much where they were. It is still about good luck. We neither have a cure, nor a preventive for the disease. Cases haven't peaked or plateaued. There are...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Odisha Reduces Corona Tally By 1, Reason Unclear

    Bhubaneswar: The latest data released by the Odisha government on Sunday put the corona-affected tally at 1335. With seven deaths and 550 recoveries, the state now has 778 active cases. However, the Health Department website had earlier put the total COVID cases in Odisha at 1336 with 67 new cases being detected in the state in the last 24 hours. The I & PR department had also tweeted about 67...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    COVID-19 Alarm: Odisha Cases May Peak To 46.2 Lakh In June-July, Predicts Joint Model

    Bhubaneswar: There's good and bad news for Odisha. First the bad news. The novel coronavirus pandemic in Odisha will peak to around a staggering 46.2 lakh cases in June-July, which makes it 10 per cent of the state's population (4.5 crore)! But cheer up - the curve will start flattening from August and there is a strong probability that Covid-19 will...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Odia Actress Archita Takes Up #RedDotChallenge To Create Awareness On Menstrual Hygiene

    Bhubaneswar: Ollywood actress Archita Sahu has extended her support to #RedDotChallenge, a social media campaign created by United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to create awareness about menstrual hygiene. The campaign has been launched ahead of Menstrual Hygiene Day, which is observed on May 28 worldwide, and is dedicated to...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    New Rules For Domestic Travel Amid Corona Crisis; What You Need To Know

    New Delhi: With trains and flight services scheduled to resume on Monday, t he Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday issued domestic travel guidelines. The government has mandated dos and don'ts that must be provided along with tickets to the travellers by the agencies concerned. Passengers have also been advised to download the Arogya Setu app on their...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    No Free Rail Tickets For Migrant Workers Arriving In Odisha Without Prior Information: Govt

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday requested migrant Odia workers to provide details before leaving for their destinations from others states where they are stranded. Briefing the mediapersons here, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said the state government was able to get the details of the migrant Odia workers through their early...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    No Mandatory Quarantine For These Travellers In Odisha

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday partially modified the existing quarantine policy and exempted government officials, professionals, businessmen and others, visiting Odisha on work and leaving the state in 72 hours, from mandatory quarantine. It is also applicable for those travelling outside the state and returning within 72 hours and any returnee, who has already undergone...

    • 24 hrs ago