Covid-19 Protocols | Today News | Market Building In Bhubaneswar Sealed Over Covid-19 Norms Violation

Covid-19 Protocols | Today News | Market Building In Bhubaneswar Sealed Over Covid-19 Norms Violation

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday sealed the Market Building in Unit-2 over alleged violation of social distancing and other Covid-19 protocols.

The market area, one of the busiest in the capital city, was sealed for 48 hours in the presence of city deputy commissioner of police (DCP) and BMC zonal commissioner.

“Social distancing is being blatantly violated here. We can never beat the virus if the safety protocols are flouted in such away. Therefore, we were forced to seal the market area for 48 hours,” said BMC Additional Commissioner, LaxmikantSethi.

“Many people are roaming freely without masks and there is no systematic arrangements at shops here to avoid crowd. The scenes baffled the fact the we are in the midst of a pandemic,” Sethi added.

He said as the 48-hour curb will end on Friday and the weekend shutdown begin on Saturday, the Market Building will open on Monday.

The Capital City today witnessed a major jump in the daily Covid-19 cases with 1044 persons testing positive for the virus. It include 825 local contact cases and 219 quarantine cases. The city also registered recovery of 447 persons from the disease.


Coronavirus | 2nd wave | ‘Community Transmission Behind Covid Spike In Twin City’ | covid-19 |

Bhubaneswar: With the daily Covid-19 infections going through the roof in twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, State Director of Health Services Bijay Mohapatra on Wednesday said community transmission is one of the reasons behind the spike.

Speaking to media, Mohapatra said the number of cases in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack is increasing as many people are coming to the city from different places. One positive person is infecting multiple persons. Hence the cases are increasing.

Mohapatra said the daily infections is also increasing rapidly in western Odisha. He assured that there is no shortage of beds in hospitals even as the State reported over 8,000 daily infections today, highest since the outbreak of pandemic.

Mohapatra said, “There is no shortage of beds at the hospitals so far. While the occupancy of ICU beds is around 53%, for ventilators and general beds it is around 33% to35 % and 36% respectively.”

Covid Resurgence: Possibilities Of Community-Level Transmission In Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Cautions Odisha Health Director

“The infections are increasing in western Odisha. But there are no problems. We are monitoring the situation daily and accordingly increasing the number of beds when and wherever it is required,” he informed.

Meanwhile, former AIIMS Director Ashok Mohapatra has advised to come up with new strategies to curb exploding cases of Covid-19 infection in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

“Gathering in vegetable, fish markets and liquor shops are the main reason behind exponential rise in cases,” he said adding that, New strategies are need of the hour,” Mohapatra said.

Notably, Odisha reported 8386 new infections in the last 24 hours pushing the cumulative caseload tally to 42,8515 in the State.

The cases exploded in Khordha as district reported 1840 cases in last one day, while Cuttack reported 496 cases.


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♪ Lyrics- Puspak Parida

♪ Music- Debashish Panda

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Job Update | 2021 | SBI Recruitment: Apply For 5237 Posts In Clerical Cadre

State Bank of India (SBI) SWIFT codes in India - Wise

Interested and eligible candidate can apply for the posts of Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in clerical cadre by visiting the official site of SBI The last date to apply for the posts is till May 17, 2021.

According to the notification, candidates can apply for vacancies in one State only and can appear for the test only once under this recruitment drive.

Preliminary examination will be conducted tentatively in the month of June 2021 and the main examination will be conducted tentatively on 31.07.2021.


Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by Central Government. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 16.08.2021.


Candidates can apply online and no other mode of application will be accepted. Candidates will be required to register themselves online through Bank’s website– or – Recruitment of Junior Associates 2021.

After registration candidates are required to pay the requisite application fee through online mode by using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking.

Candidates are advised not to forget to mention ‘Recruitment of Junior Associate-2021’ in the subject of the email.


The selection process will consist of on-line test (Preliminary & Main exam) and test of specified opted local language.

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination: Online Preliminary Exam consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections – English language, Numerical and Reasoning Ability.


The application fee is Rs 750 for candidates belonging to General/ OBC/ EWS category while there is no fee for candidates from SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS/DXS category.

Fee/ Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other exam or selection.

Weather News | 2021 | Odisha To Get Relief From Scorching Heat From Tomorrow |2021 |

Bhubaneswar: Grappling with sizzling heatwave, the State may get some respite due to thunderstorm and rainfall activities from tomorrow as predicted by the weather department.

The onshore winds entering the State coast would trigger rain and thunder storm, weather expert Umashankar Dash said.

Under the impact of the sea breeze, the heat wave condition is likely to decrease in several places of the State.

“Yellow warning has been issued to nine districts including Malkangiri, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam where light to moderate rain accompanied by lightning is expected to occur,”

Odisha To Experience Rain For Next Two Days |

“Low to moderate rain is likely to occur at the periphery districts. The intensity of the rain may go up to 10 to 20 MM at some places, he added.

The rain and thunderstorm with hailstorms will continue up to day 4. The impact of the thunderstorm is likely to lessen from day 5, he added.

On Tuesday, six places had reported temperature above 42 degree Celsius with Boudh emerging the hottest at 43.1 C.

Places which had witnessed above 40 degree c on Tuesday are Boudh (43.1), Angul (42.7), Titilagarh (42.5), Baripada (42.5), Balangir (42.4), Talcher (42.3), Sonepur (41.8), Bhubaneswar (41.7), Jharsuguda (41), Nayagarh (41). Sambalpur (41), Sundergarh (41), and Bhawanipatna (41)

Coronavirus | 2021 | Odisha: Less Covid Tests Plateauing Daily Infection Graph! Govt Clarifies | Covid-19 |

Bhubaneswar: Amid tall claims by the Odisha Health department that the Covid-19 graph is plateauing, allegations on low testing, unavailability of testing kits and mismanagement at testing centres across Odisha have come to fore.

With Odisha constantly witnessing a daily spike of over 6,000 new Covid-19 cases since the last five days, speculations are rife that the graph is flattening due to less testing.

Even though, the Health department is claiming that there is no shortage of testing kits and people are more keen to test themselves, locals of Komna block in Nuapada district have alleged that they couldn’t undergo test even after standing in long queues for hours due unavailability of staff and kits.

“I am standing in queue since the morning to get my Covid test done. After waiting for hours when my turn came up, I was asked to come tomorrow as there was no testing kit left,” said a Nuapada resident.

Less Covid Tests Plateauing Daily Infection Graph

Surprisingly, Komna hospital authorities have also admitted to the allegations.

“We have a target of 100 antigen and 40 RT-PCR tests. But, we couldn’t meet it due to shorting of testing kits,” said Bhawna Nagpure, Covid In-charge, Komna hospital.

Forget about Nuapada, the scenes in the State Capital is also alarming. People from all age groups are queueing up in Capital Hospital for hours to test themselves. Khordha is also no exception.

“I fear, I would test positive for Covid-19 after standing here in queue for long hours. Nobody knows, who will infect whom,” said a Bhubaneswar resident.

Echoing in similar fashion, a resident of Khordha said, “It is becoming very difficult to move from one counter to another in this scorching heat to get yourself tested. I request the government to come up with a permanent solution to this problem.”

Going by the daily Covid-19 data of last four days, the Health department claims the daily graph is plateauing, and the daily death toll is soaring. Amid allegations of low testing, questions are now being raised on the claims of State government.

Meanwhile, refuting the allegations the director of Public Health Niranjan Mishra claimed that there is no shortage of testing kits in the State and more emphasis is being given to targeted sampling.

The demand for testing has increased. There are sufficient testing kits at all testing centres,”


Coronavirus | Covid Stigma: Bodies Of Covid-19 Patients Carried On Cart, Cycle For Last Rites | covid -19 | Today News |

Deogarh/ Bolangir: With Covid-19 disease expanding its fatal footprints across the State, more inhuman treatment to dead bodies keep on coming from various places in Odisha.

A heart-wrenching incident has been reported from Tileibani suguda village in Deogarh district where a dead body was carried on a bullock cart and cremated after remaining unattended for around nine hours

Pandemic must not rob the dead of dignity

Chandrasekhar Sahoo of Tileibani village had tested Covid-19 positive few days ago and had remained in home quarantine. His condition deteriorated yesterday following which family members called the covid care centre. However, Chandrasekhar succumbed to the deadly virus before the staff from the covid care centre reached the spot.

On the other hand, relatives, friends and neighbours had refused to lend shoulder to the deceased out of fear of infection. The family members called the civic body workers who came later and carried the body on a cart for cremation, wearing PPE kits.

Deogarh assistant Collector Kaibalya Kar admitted the delayed cremation. He said that neighbours and relatives had initially agreed to cremate the body but, later refused to do so which led to delay in the cremation.

A similar distressing picture also came from Bolangir district where a man was seen carrying his dead father’s body on a bicycle for cremation after relatives didn’t turn up to lend shoulder fearing infection.

The incident has been reported from Bhaludunguri village under Khaprakhol block in Bolangir. According to reports, 55-year-old Ayodhya Sahoo had succumbed to Covid-19 at Khaprakhol health centre. But, family members and relatives refused to assist his son in the cremation.

Ultimately, the deceased’s son Damodar Sahoo carried the body wrapped in a polythene on his cycle and covered around two kilometres to reach a nearby forest where he conducted the last rites alone.


Odisha Coronavirus | 2021 | Covid -19 | Odisha Crosses 8000-Mark In Daily Covid-19 Cases, 10 Deaths

Bhubaneswar: The daily Covid-19 new cases which was plateauing between 6,000 and 6500 for the last five days, today witnessed an exponential jump crossing 8,000-mark.

The new positive cases which stood at 6073 yesterday, have shot up to 8386 in the last 24 hours. With today’s figure, the cumilative caseload has gone up to 42,8515 in the State.

Of the 8386 new case, 4781 cases were from quarantine while 3605 were local contacts.
As many as 4089 patients have recovered during the period pushing total recovery tally to 371200. The active cases stand at 55245 in the State.
Apart from the record spike in new positive case, the State also witnessed a distressing report of 10 fatalities due to the deadly various in last 24 hours. The cumulative death tally in State mounted to 2017.

Record high of 12 lakh COVID-19 tests conducted in last 24 hours: Health  Ministry

Puri and Rayagada districts reported maximum three casualties each while Boudh, Ganjam, Khordha, and Sundergarh registered one death case each.

Sundergarh remains at the second spot with 933 cases while Cuttack stood at third position at 496 followed by Jharsuguda which reported 433 cases.

Similarly, Nabarangpur witnessed a daily spike of 388 cases and Bolangir saw 358 positive cases. Angul and Sambalpur districts posted 347, 307 cases respectively.

The districts which witnessed below 300 marks in the daily new cases are Mayurbhabhanj (289), Jajpur (270), Puri (259), Bargarh (257), Nuapada (233), Ganjam (209), Balasore (202).

Keonjhar, Jagatsinghpur, Kalahandi, Nayagarh recorded below 200 mark other remaining districts saw less than 100 daily positive cases. With 21 new cases Dhenkanal remained in the bottom in the row.

Tamil Nadu Sees New High of 4,343 Cases in Single Day, Tally Nears 1 Lakh


Today News | 2021 | IPL 2021: RCB Ride On de Villiers’ Unbeaten 75 To Score 171/5 Against DC

Ahmedabad: India pace bowler Ishant Sharma took one for 26 in his first match of the season for Delhi Capitals (DC) but it was AB de Villiers (75 not out) who drove Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to 171/5 in an Indian Premier League match here on Tuesday.

The South African de Villiers’s unbeaten 75 came off 42 deliveries and comprised three fours and five sixes as he took 23 runs (including one wide) in the last over of the match bowled by Marcus Stoinis.

DC had done well to pick two early wickets, removing both Devdutt Padikkal (17) and skipper Virat Kohli (12) inside the powerplay.

While Padikkal was bowled by Sharma, Kohli was bowled by Avesh.

However, de Villiers shared a 54-run partnership with No. 3 Rajat Patidar (31 off 22 balls) and took the charge to the opposition in the end overs.

RCB were looking like they would struggle to get past 160 at 124/4 in 16 overs. However, the last four overs produced 47 runs.

The former Proteas skipper has been in fine form in this tournament. He batted at No. 5 in Tuesday’s game DC put RCB into bat.

Brief scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 171/5 in 20 overs (AB de Villiers 75 not out, R Patidar 31, G Maxwell 25, A Khan 1/24, I Sharma 1/26, A Mishra 1/27) vs Delhi Capitals.


Flim News update | Padma Shri Manoj Das, An Iconic Writer Modern Odisha, Passes Away.

Bhubaneswar: Eminent Odia litterateur and Padma Shri Manoj Das passed away while undergoing treatment at a nursing home in Puducherry. He was 87.

Das had been under treatment at the nursing home at Sri Aurobinda Ashram in Puducherry due to old-age related ailments and breathed his last at 8.15 this evening, family sources said.

Das had carved a niche for himself in the field of literature over the past several decades. He wrote many short stories, novels and poems which have been highly appreciated by readers across the world.

He was honoured with the prestigious civilian award, Padma Shri in 2001 and Padma Bhusan this year for his pioneering work in literature.

Odisha Governor Professor Ganeshi Lal condoled the passing away of Das and said he would continue to inspire generations through his timeless literary works.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said Das has left an indelible mark in the field of literature with his vast variety of immortal works and left a void which can never be filled.

BJP National Vice-President Baijayant Panda termed the death of Das as an unrepairable loss to the literary world.

Expressing grief over the demise of the legendary writer, Odisha PCC president Niranjan Patnaik said he lost a dear friend and a well wisher.