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    Beat The Heat By Painting Roofs White

    Bhubaneswar: The mercury has crossed 40 degrees Celcius and our roofs and walls are hotter than ever. Here are a few simple and uncomplicated ways to cool your home and also bring down the electricity bill. How does it work? Darker colours absorb more light and heat, while lighter colours reflect it away. White being the lightest colour, reflects up to 90 per cent of sunlight. While traditional black/grey...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Shot In The Arm For Vaccine-Strapped Odisha, But How Long Can It Continue With Jabs

    Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha is battling an acute shortage of COVID-19 vaccines, the Centre will dispatch another consignment of 2 lakh doses of Covishield on Tuesday, informed Director of Health and Family Welfare, Bijay Panigrahi. The fresh batch will arrive in a special cargo flight on Tuesday afternoon, Panigrahi told the media. A day earlier on Monday, the...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    COVID On Campuses: Odisha Varsity Students Stage Stir For Online Exams

    Sambalpur: Amid the surge of COVID-19 cases on Odisha campuses, the students of Gangadhar Meher University (GMU) students agitated in front of the Sambalpur Collector's office to demand holding of Plus III exams in the online mode. "The university has announced third-semester examinations from April 19 through offline mode. How is this a feasible arrangement when...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Escape Of Gangster Hyder: Police Suspect Complicity Of SCB Doctor, Staff

    Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police, which on Tuesday arrested Sallu Khan alias Yakub, a close aide of dreaded gangster Sheikh Hyder, suspect complicity of a specific doctor and some staff of the SCB Medical College and Hospital here in the sensational escape of the gangster on April 10. Preliminary investigation revealed that the CCTV camera in the surgery ward of the...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    COVID Vaccine Shortage Stalls 'Tika Utsav' In Odisha, Fresh Stock To Last A Single Day

    Bhubaneswar: After 2.5 lakh doses of Covidhield on Saturday, another 2.7 lakh arrived in Odisha on Monday. This fresh stock, however, will last for only a day. The state has not been able to observe 'Tika Utsav' and daily vaccination has come down to one lakh, Health Minister Naba Kishore Das wrote to the Centre while requesting for 25 lakh doses of...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Odisha Sees Highest Daily Spike In COVID-19 Cases, 303 From Nuapada

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha saw another spike in daily COVID-19 caseload on Tuesday with 1784 people testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. The state had reported a big jump of 1741 on Monday from 1379 on Sunday. According to the I & PR Department, these fresh cases have been reported from all 30 districts. Among them, 1035 are quarantine and 749 local contact cases....

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Souribandhu Kar: His Fighting Spirit Continues To Inspire Trade Unions

    Bhubaneswar: Souribandhu Kar's dedication to social work surpassed his commitment to his job as a Canara Bank employee. As a trade union leader, always standing up for the cause of the rights of workers, he earned an enviable reputation in Odisha and the respect of many. A year after his death on April 13, 2020, he is remembered as the person who was the voice of many...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    COVID Taught Me A Doctor's Job Goes Beyond Just Prescribing Medicines

    In December 2019 when the first outbreak of coronavirus at Wuhan was making news, people in Odisha never imagined what the future had in store. For overseas returnees, screening protocols were already in place, but few paid attention. I was then working as Medical Officer of a UPHC in Bhubaneswar. In late January, I got a call from Government of India officials informing me...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    COVID Vaccine Shortage Stall 'Tika Utsav' In Odisha, Fresh Stock To Last A Single Day

    Bhubaneswar: After 2.5 lakh doses of Covidhield on Saturday, another 2.7 lakh arrived in Odisha on Monday. This fresh stock, however, will last for only a day. The state has not been able to observe 'Tika Utsav' and daily vaccination has come down to one lakh, Health Minister Naba Kishore Das wrote to the Centre while requesting for 25 lakh doses of...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Aspiring Models Of Odisha Get A Leg-Up At Rourkela Workshop

    Rourkela: Odisha models are gradually making a space for themselves in the fashion world. There have been many from the state who have made a mark on the runway in Miss and Mrs India in different categories. To encourage new entrants in the fashion circuit and groom them well, a three-day workshop on modelling as a career was organised by Glam Shine Talent Management at Rourkela...

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