Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], April 15 (ANI): In view of the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases, Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Mahapatra on Thursday announced that night curfew from 6 pm to 5 am will be in place in 10 districts bordering Chhattisgarh.
Pipili (Odisha) [India], April 15 (ANI): The by-election for Odisha's Pipili assembly seat, which was scheduled for April 17, has been postponed till further notice following the death of Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], April 14 (ANI): In an effort to maintain the crowd amid the surge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the East Coast Railway and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation have tightened up the surveillance at the railway station. The people coming to the state without a negative RT-PCR report or vaccination certificate are being asked to go under self-quarantine.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], April 13 (ANI): In view of the spike in COVID-19 cases in Odisha, the health and family welfare department of the state government on Tuesday had asked all districts administrations to activate all government and private COVID-19 hospitals and medical facilities.
In a shocking incident, five men were arrested in Dhimripankal village of Odisha's Ganjam on Sunday for allegedly being involved in the murder of a 75-year-old man over suspicion of practicing sorcery. The incident reportedly took place last week and surfaced only after a villager spotted the dead body of the deceased dumped under bushes near the village canal, following which he informed the police.