Thirteen of the 62 tribal groups with a total population of 2.9 lakh in Odisha have been identified vulnerable. So far, 153 members of the PVTGs have tested positive for Covid-19, of which 92 have recovered with no deaths.
Mohan was suffering from bronchial asthma along with other comorbidities and was admitted to the hospital earlier this week after his health deteriorated.
The Odisha government did not put forth any demand for monetary assistance in light of the damages but instead sought assistance for long-term measures to mitigate effects of future cyclones and climatic hazards — an annual phenomenon in the state.
The 48 municipalities have been granted Rs 5,000 each and the NACs will receive Rs 2,000 each.
In their nine-point list of suggestions to the state government the activists have emphasised that “different quarantine centres exclusively for Adivasi people should be established
The accused, Jiten Podha (32), was arrested on Thursday and booked under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) based on a complaint filed by Dhanpat Gahir, the brother of the deceased.
The administration had initiated a door-to-door survey in villages specifically falling under the Kalyansinghpur block following reports of tribe members showing members.
The School and Mass Education Department’s notification, dated March 11, 2020, directed district administrations to facilitate the merger of nearly 8,000 schools across 15 districts of the state. The merger was delayed due to the pandemic.
On Tuesday, the state reported 10 deaths and 6,073 new cases — down from 6,599 on Monday and 6,647 cases on Sunday. In the districts neighbouring Chhattisgarh, the positivity rate remained higher than the state’s average.
Sources at the hospital said Mangaraj developed complications on Wednesday morning and his condition deteriorated further. He was on ventilator support since Wednesday morning.
“We detained the accused for questioning as the victim was last seen with them. They confessed to have murdered him and dumping his body,” Aska Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Suryamani Pradhan said.
Odisha has so far administered more than 35.67 lakh doses of vaccine. Following the shortage, the state also closed down nearly 400 vaccination centres Wednesday.
Behura has uncovered several irregularities in government schemes from the district.
Following this, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is expected to review the statewide coronavirus situation on Tuesday.
The state government has allocated Rs 157.12 crore and 2,500 posts for the project, an official release said.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said despite writing to the CM of Odisha twice seeking reservations for OBCs in government jobs and educational institutions and for SEBCs in educational institutions in Odisha, his request has remained unanswered till date.
Opposition legislators interrupted the Governor’s address to the Assembly and created ruckus, prompting adjournment of the session until Friday.
The legislator was arrested by the Crime Branch on December 3 last year in a case of cheating involving Akash Pathak, son of suspended IFS officer Abhay Pathak.
Leader of Opposition in Odisha Assembly and BJP’s Bhawanipatna MLA Pradipta Naik skipped the event, calling it an opulent expenditure.
Former Balasore MLA Jiban Pradip Dash a three-time MLA, was suspended in November last year by Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik following the by-elections for the Balasore Sadar seat.
The letter, written in English, said contract killers armed with sophisticated firearms could attack the chief minister anytime. The letter also said that the mastermind of the conspiracy lives in Nagpur.
Abhay Kant Pathak, a 1987-batch officer, served as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Plan, Programme and Afforestation in the Odisha Forest Department. Pathak and his son Akash were detained by Vigilance on Thursday.
“There were a lot of issues like the migrant crisis… Covid management. But with the results, the common people have shown their trust in the PM and his work,” Nadda said.
Known as a “low-profile but highly resourceful man” in his inner circles, Dilip Ray’s rise in Odisha’s political scene had been steep and fast, backed to a certain extent by the late Biju Patnaik. His transition from hospitality to politics was smooth, largely because of his family links.
According to the police, a group of around 20 armed ultras attacked residents of Khajuriguda village, under Jodamba police station limits in Swabhiman Anchal, and picked up the three victims suspecting them to be police informers.