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Odisha declares class 12 Science results, pass percentage dips

The examinations were held in March but were disrupted by the lockdown imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak Results of the class 12 Odisha board exams for the Science stream were announced on Wednesday and 70.21% of the total 97,373 candidates were declared successful. The pass percentage this time was lower than last […]

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Spectre of drought looms large over coastal Odisha

14 districts have recorded nearly 50% deficiency in rainfall in the month of July With nearly 50% deficiency in rainfall recorded in 14 districts in the month of July, the spectre of drought looms large over coastal Odisha. The situation in the five districts of Khordha, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Puri is worsening with every […]

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Couple burnt alive in Odisha on black magic charge

Villagers in Jajpur district held the two responsible for at least six deaths An elderly couple was burnt alive in Odisha’s Jajpur district by fellow villagers on charges of involvement in black magic. Villagers of Nimapalli under the Kalinganagar police station limits torched the house of Shaila Balumuch and Basanti Balumuch. Villagers held them responsible […]

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Single source infects 95 in Odisha’s Rourkela

After carrying out contact-tracing in Sector-16 of Rourkela, the administration suspects that the infection had spread from one family. Days after a family was identified to be the source of 90 COVID-19 infections in a small hamlet in Odisha’s Rayagada district, the Sundargarh district administration traced another source that infected 95 persons in a small […]

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Odisha encounter: One more Maoist found dead

Body retrieved during post-operation search of jungle. Security forces are believed to have surrounded a group of over 30 to 35 Communist Party of India (Maoist) ultras in a forested area of Odisha’s Kandhamal district, and both sides continued to exchange fire on July 7. One more CPI (Maoist) cadre was killed following exchange of […]

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Odisha reports 30% local cases

Authorities controlling intra-district movement to check spread Odisha on Saturday reported close to 30% of total fresh infections from the community that indicated deterioration in COVID-19 pandemic situation in the State. Worried over community transmission, local administrations have started controlling intra-district movements and emphasising on isolation for persons coming from high infection districts. As many […]