Odisha

ODISHA, WEST BENGAL, ASSAM TO RECEIVE HEAVY RAINFALL; IMPACT OF CYCLONE JAWAD

The Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isolated places in Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, and Jagatsinghpur districts for the next 24 hours on Sunday. It has also issued a red alert at some places in Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts due to likely heavy to very heavy rainfall triggered by the depression.... Read more

“THIS IS A CRITICAL PERIOD FOR THE COUNTRY, 2ND WAVE NOT OVER”, SAYS UNION HEALTH MINISTRY

The Health Ministry on Thursday observed that many districts across India are in danger zone and warned that the second wave is far from over. The current relaxations in public spaces across the country and the opening of universities has brought alarm as the Covid-19 virus is still spreading around the states.... Read more

LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS: EXPLAINED

Uttar Pradesh: The violence that broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday resulted in 8 deaths and many casualties. 4 farmers were killed when a group of SUVs part of the convoy of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra ran over a crowd of farmers. The farmers, later on, went into an agitation that was toned down with the negotiations done by farmers union leader Rakesh Tikait with the officials in the Uttar Pradesh government. Below is a fairly brief timeline on how the violence occurred and the reasons observed.... Read more

PFIZER BETTER THAN ASTRA ZENECA FOR THOSE INFECTED WITH DELTA VARIANT, REVEALS NEW STUDY

Covid 19 vaccines that were launched late 2020 and early 2021 was claimed to offer protection against the viral infection. A new study reveals the effect on the transmission on the Delta Variant is lower for the Oxford Astra Zeneca compared to the Pfizer vaccine, the former being manufactured in India as Covishield.... Read more

SUPREME COURT LASHES OUT AT FARMERS GROUPS, ASKS FOR REASONS FOR PROTESTS

The Supreme Court on Monday lashed out at the farmers’ groups, asking them the reason for continuing protests, even though the government hasn’t promised implementation. The court raged saying if an issue turns violent, “nobody takes responsibility”.... Read more

ODISHA PIPLI SEAT RETAINED BY BJP BY OVER 20000 VOTES

The ruling BJD (Biju Janata Dal) candidate Rudra Pratap Maharatry found victory in the Odisha Assembly Constituency of Pipli by 20,916 votes in a direct fight with the BJP. The ruling central party came in second with around 76,056 votes to Ashrit Pattnayak.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH GETS MIXED RESPONSE FROM STATES, ACCORDING TO SOME

The Bharat Bandh called by farmers unions was termed “successful” by leader Rakesh Tikait. The strike that started from Monday 6 am and concluded by 4 pm created traffic havoc in parts of Delhi and around. However commercial establishments and shops were operating as usual. The bandh manifested differently in different parts of the country.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH ‘SUCCESSFUL’, SAYS RAKESH TIKAIT

The 10-hour Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Monday was termed 'successful' by farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait. SKM, an umbrella body of over 40 farm unions announced that the strike, from 6 am to 4 pm, will not allow traffic in certain parts of the national highways. The strike was called in as the first- year anniversary of the signing of the farm laws by the President of India.... Read more

INDIA RECIPROCATING UK’s VACCINE RULE

The new British travel rules that require Indians to quarantine even if they’re fully vaccinated has brought up tensions between the two nations. India who got both doses for Covishied vaccine, the local variant of UK’s AstraZeneca will be considered unvaccinated in the new rules.... Read more

NEW CHANGES IN GST; TAX INCREASE IN FOOTWEAR AND GARMENTS

In the first physical meeting of the GST Council held in Lucknow, many changes have come up regarding tax levies. The tax levies for footwear costing under Rs. 1000 has been increased, ready made garments’ tax has been increased from 5% to 12%. ... Read more

Odisha government seeks increase in NABARD loan

The chief secretary Suresh Mohapatra of Odisha said there was a need to increase the financial assistance to the state to 10,000 crore for several schemes. In the post covid state there was a need to enhance the development of infrastructure of roads... Read more