Shree Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar reopened for devotees on Sunday after remaining closed for almost nine months due to COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.
A four-year-old girl child, who has recently returned here from the United Kingdom has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, informed Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation on Friday.
A 34-year-old United Kingdom returnee has tested positive for COVID-19 and hospitalised in the state capital, officials said on Wednesday.
The third phase of the human trial of the indigenous vaccine against COVID-19, COVAXIN, will commence at a private hospital soon, an official said.
A local court in Bhubaneswar held a midnight hearing on Thursday and decided to send an army Major, arrested in a dowry torture case, to army custody instead of jail.
Taking lessons from YouTube videos, a 25-year-old readymade clothes seller, who wanted to recover losses suffered during the lockdown, robbed two banks of Rs 12 lakh in Bhubaneswar, said police on Monday.
Three persons, including a pregnant woman, were rescued from the flood-affected village of Jayapur in Odisha's Dhenkanal by the district administration and the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) on Saturday.
A month after the Odisha government allowed home isolation for asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic COVID-19 patients, more than 600 people in Bhubaneswar have recovered from the disease without having to undergo treatment at a hospital, a senior official said.
Two criminals snatched a gold chain and other jewellery from a woman police officer at gunpoint in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.
With 317 COVID-19 cases reported in the Odisha capital in the first 10 days of July, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has found that the rise in the number of coronavirus patients was mainly due to gross violation of social distancing norms, an official said.
After the monstrous winds of Cyclone Amphan pummeled West Bengal and Odisha on Wednesday, Bhubaneswar had some respite. After the devastating cyclone passed over the city, the skies had a pink and purple makeover.
Odisha capital Bhubaneswar on Monday become coronavirus free with the recovery of all the 48 COVID-19 patients in the city, an official said.
A police inspector in Odisha has been suspended for allegedly entering Shree Jagannath temple in Puri, in violation of the ongoing lockdown imposed to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, a senior officer said on Monday.
A man who returned to Odisha after attending the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi's Nizamuddin, along with two of his associates, led a group of villagers in attacking two state government officials and held them captive in the state's Jajpur district on Saturday, a senior official said.