Sambalpur: Three days after 25 students of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) tested positive for COVID-19, additional chief secretary (Health) Pradipta Mohapatra on Tuesday said that the positive result came due to fault in coronavirus testing kits. Mohapatra further stated that no students of VSSUT has tested positive for the virus. The test  The post VSSUT Students Not COVID Positive, Faulty Kits Responsible: Odisha ACS Health appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: One of the most common problems associated with staying outdoors for too long is catching a heat stroke. Sweltering summer days dont just make the environment uncomfortable; they also tend to raise your body temperature. To release excess heat and to cool the body down when exposed to heat for a long time, we  The post Effective Home Remedies to Treat Heat Stroke appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: Odishas COVID-19 caseload on Tuesday surged to 3,37,351 after 74 more people tested positive for the infection, according to the latest figure by the State I&PR department. The new cases were detected in 17 of the 30 districts of Odisha, with 45 reported from different quarantine centres and 29 local contact cases. Sundargarh district  The post Odisha Reports 74 Fresh COVID Cases In Last 24 Hrs appeared first on Pragativadi .
New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and his wife Nutan Goel took the Covid-19 vaccine jab at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute on Tuesday morning. An earlier release from the health ministry had said, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, along with his wife Smt Nutan will take the  The post Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Receives COVID-19 Vaccine Shot In Delhi appeared first on Pragativadi .
New Delhi: A medical emergency onboard forced the pilot of a Lucknow-bound IndiGo flight from Sharjah to divert to Karachi airport in Pakistan on Tuesday. The passenger, however, could not be revived and was declared dead on arrival by the airport medical team. The IndiGo said in a statement that the airline flight 6E  The post IndiGo flight diverts to Pakistan due to medical emergency appeared first on Pragativadi .
Mayurbhanj: Four child labourers including three minor girls have been rescued by the local police at Udala bus stand in Mayurbhanj district late last night. Besides, two women were detained in this connection. According to reports, child labourers were being taken to be engaged in a kiln factory at Tirtol area in Jagatsinghpur district. Acting  The post Four Child Labourers Rescued In Mayurbhanj, 2 Women Detained appeared first on Pragativadi .
New Delhi: Delhis Patiala House Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing in the anticipatory bail application filed by social activist and lawyer Nikita Jacob in the toolkit case. The court said that the matter will be heard along with Pune-based engineer Shantanu Muluks plea who was also arrested by Delhi police with Jaco on March  The post Toolkit Case: Delhi Court To Hear Nikita Jacobs Anticipatory Bail Plea On Mar 9 appeared first on Pragativadi .
Geneva: The World Health Organization said the Covid-19 pandemic might not end this year. Its emergency director Michael Ryan said hospitalisations and deaths could be reduced. Ryan told reporters that it is premature as well as unrealistic to think that coronavirus will be finished by the end of the year. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  The post Coronavirus might not be finished in 2021, says WHO appeared first on Pragativadi .
Koraput: Police have seized counterfeit currency notes of over Rs 7.90 crore face value from near Sunki outpost here and arrested three persons in connection with the case. According to reports, the arrest was made by Pottangi police on Tuesday. Further giving details, a senior official said the arrested were en route to Chhattisgarh when  The post Fake Notes Of Face Value Over 7 Crore Seized, 3 Held appeared first on Pragativadi .
New York: Gal Gadot and husband Yaron Varsano are expecting their third child together. The actress, who presented at the Golden Globes 2021 award ceremony on Sunday night, took to social media to make the announcement. Sharing it, she wrote: Here we go again. The picture showed her husband Jaron Varsano and their daughters, Alma  The post Actress Gal Gadot expecting third child with Jaron Varsano appeared first on Pragativadi .
Malkangiri: In a bizarre way of loot, a youth robbed off his landlord, identified to be a Jewellery Shop Owner, after feeding him sedative laced sweets. The incident has been reported from Bibiguda area under Sadar Mahakuma of Malkangiri district. As per available reports, the accused youth, who was staying as a tenant at the  The post Tenant Loots House Owner After Feeding Sedative-Laced Sweets appeared first on Pragativadi .
Khurda: As many as seven trucks have been seized by the police for smuggling laterite stones in Khurda late last night. Acting on a tip-off, a special squad led by Begunia tehsildar and police conducted a raid at the quarry and seized seven trucks engaged in smuggling laterite stone. Notably, the local residents have been  The post Seven Trucks Seized For Smuggling Laterite Stones In Khurda appeared first on Pragativadi .
Noida: Greater Noida police have nabbed a serial rapist wanted in multiple cases of crime against women following an encounter, sources said. Sources said the accused was also involved in cases of loot and thefts. He was severely injured during a gunfight that broke out in Surajpur Police Station area. Deputy Commissioner of Police (women  The post Police nab serial rapist in Greater Noida after gunfight appeared first on Pragativadi .
New Delhi: The government has said on Tuesday that the TV channels of the two houses of parliament, Rajya Sabha TV and Lok Sabha TV have been merged into Sansad TV. Retired IAS officer Ravi Capoor has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the channel for a period of one year with immediate effect,  The post Rajya Sabha TV & Lok Sabha TV Merge into Sansad TV appeared first on Pragativadi .
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan passed away on Tuesday morning at a private hospital in Gurugram. Chauhan was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram after being rushed from Bhopal following a deterioration in his health. He had tested positive for coronavirus. Chouhan was on ventilator support for the last  The post Sitting BJP MP Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan passes away; PM Modi extends condolences appeared first on Pragativadi .
Burla: Sambalpur University has issued strict guidelines for students staying in the varsity hostels keeping in view the rising COVID-19 positive cases in the district. All the superintendents and assistant superintendents of all the PG and M. Phil boys and ladies hostels have also been advised to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of  The post Sambalpur University: Guidelines Issued For PG, M.Phil Hostel Inmates appeared first on Pragativadi .
New Delhi: The Interpol has issued Red Corner notices against family of slain underworld gangster Iqbal Mirchi. He was the ex-aide of Dawood Ibrahim. Reports said that notices were issue against Mirchis wife Hajra Iqbal and sons Asif Iqbal Mohammed and Junaid Iqbal Mohammed. Details of Mirchis family members were put out on the website  The post Iqbal Mirchis wife, sons served with Interpol Red Corner notices appeared first on Pragativadi .
Mumbai: Sunil Shettys son Ahan Shetty will make an entry into Bollywood with Sajid Nadiadwalas Tadap. Akshay Kumar took to his Twitter handle and announced the same passing on their good wishes to Suniel Shettys son, Ahan. The idea is to reveal the release date of the film as also the arrival of Ahan to  The post Poster of Tara Sutaria-Ahan Shettys Tadap Out appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhadrak: Locals near Gelapur chhak in Bhadrak district detained at least three pickup vans carrying over 40 cattle here. However, 2 other cattle-laden pickup vans managed to speed away from the spot. Reportedly, the cattle-laden pickup vans were on their way from Jajpur district to West Bengal. On gaining knowledge about the activity, the locals  The post Bhadrak: Locals Detain Cattle-Laden Pickup Vans appeared first on Pragativadi .
Koraput: The Koraput district administration conducted a vaccination drive against Covid-19 in the disputed Kotia villages on Monday. Former Collector Gadadhar Parida also visited Kotia health centre to take the vaccine shot instead of doing the same at a health centre near his residence in Jeypore. Caste certificates were also distributed to the residents by  The post Odisha Holds Covid-19 Vaccination Drive In Kotia appeared first on Pragativadi .
Gajapati: A Junior Engineer (JE), Nageswar Senapati, came under Vigilance scanner on charges of possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. The Vigilance sleuths conducted simultaneous raids at six places including his official residence, office and four other places associated with Rayagada block Junior Engineer (JE). Verification of various documents of his movable  The post Junior Engineer Under Vigilance Scanner On DA Charges appeared first on Pragativadi .
New Delhi: Sources close to Finance Ministry said that the government is considering reducing excise duties on petrol and diesel to bring down the prices. Taxes and duties account for nearly 60 per cent of the retail price of petrol and diesel in the country. The government twice raised taxes on petrol and diesel in  The post Tax cuts on petrol, diesel by Finance Ministry likely, say sources appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: The Kuakhai LHS bridge in Bhubaneswar will remain closed and vehicular traffic here will be barred for 2 months (60 days) due to urgent repair works on the portion of NH-16. Twin City Commissionerate Police in a tweet informed that all the vehicles coming from Bhubaneswar side towards Cuttack side shall not ply on  The post Bhubaneswar: Kuakhai LHS Bridge To Be Closed For 2 Months; Know More appeared first on Pragativadi .
Rourkela: Pratima Sahu from Rourkela won the prestigious Mrs India 2021 title at the event held at Nagpur city in Maharashtra. Pratima bagged the title after four rounds of the beauty competition organized by IBWA. While Pratima won the title, two women from Maharashtra were runners-up at the event. In the first phase, the selection  The post Pratima Sahu Wins Mrs India 2021 Title appeared first on Pragativadi .
New Delhi: The Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) board on Monday announced that it will be conducting ISC board examinations for Class 12 from 8 April, 2021 and ICSE board examination for class 10 from 5 May, according to officials. All the information regarding date sheet, exam schedule and other related queries  The post Dates for ICSE, ISC Board Exams 10, 12 examinations out! appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted that Odisha will reel under the harsh summer effects for a long period of three months till May. The #probability #forecast for #maximum #temperature issued for different subdivisions of India Indicates, #above #normal maximum temperature particularly for #Odisha state, during this #hot #weather #season, March-April-May, 2021.  The post Odisha To Reel Under Harsh Sun, Temperature To Rise Above Normal: IMD appeared first on
Kendrapara: At least ten passengers were injured in a road mishap after the bus they were travelling in overturned near Khumbaruni in Mahakalpara in Kendrapara district. According to sources, the accident occurred when the bus that was reportedly en-route to Cuttack from Kendrapara while over 40 passengers were on board. The driver of the vehicle  The post 10 Injured As Bus Overturns In Kendrapara appeared first on Pragativadi .
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Maritime India Summit 2021 via video conference on Tuesday, the Prime Ministers Office said. The Maritime India Summit 2021 is being organised by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways on a virtual platform from March 2-4. The summit will visualise a roadmap for Indias maritime  The post PM Modi to inaugurate Maritime India Summit today appeared first on Pragativadi .
Pune: Ratan Tata, who is also known for his investments in the countrys burgeoning startup ecosystem, is reportedly set to make an exit from one of the companies with a massive profit. According to reports, Tata will see a 28 times return on his investment of Rs 10 lakh in eyewear retailer Lenskart from 2016.  The post Ratan Tata to exit Lenskart! appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: In a big relief to elderly people, registration required for the COVID-19 vaccine will be available in offline mode from Monday onwards. People over the age of 45 and those with various diseases can get vaccinated by registering offline. State Health Department, Additional Chief Secretary, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, has issued a directive to all  The post Registration for COVID-19 vaccine to be available offline: ACS Pradipta Mohapatra appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court has disposed off the Anjana Mishra gangrape case after the final hearing on Monday. The HC said the case was closed on the ground that all the accused were arrested and the conspirators are dead. The Odisha Government and CBI submitted that there was no ground to prolong the case  The post Anjana Mishra gangrape case: Orissa HC disposes off survivors petition appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: Another 76 COVID-19 patients have recovered and are being discharged on Monday, informed the State Health & Family Welfare Department. Here is the district-wise recovery count:- 14 from Sundargarh 11 from Jajapur 7 from Khordha 6 from Bhadrak 5 from Mayurbhanj 5 from Nuapada 4 from Cuttack 4 from Deogarh 4 from Jharsuguda 3  The post Another 76 COVID-19 patients recuperate in Odisha appeared first on Pragativadi .
Khallikote: A tanker carrying ammonia gas overturned on National Highway-16 near Puintala Chhak in Odishas Ganjam district on Monday. There are no reports of gas leakage so far. Reportedly, the district administration is trying to move the tanker from the road safely in order to keep the traffic clear. The gas-filled tanker was en route  The post Tanker Carrying Ammonia Gas Overturns In Ganjam; No Leakage appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to extend the services of Bhubaneswar-Bangiriposi-Bhubaneswar Special till further advice with effect from 1st March, 2021. According to an ECoR release, 02892/02891 Bhubaneswar-Bangiriposi-Bhubaneswar Special from Bhubaneswar w.e.f. 1st March and from Bangiriposi w.e.f. 2nd March, 2021 will run till further advice. This train from Bhubaneswar will leave  The post Services Of Bhubaneswar-Bangiriposi Special Extended: ECoR appeared first on
Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday released the seasonal outlook for the temperatures during March to May (MAM), 2021 indicating that during the upcoming summer, Odisha will likely witness above normal maximum temperatures. According to the IMDs MAM seasonal outlook, Above normal maximum temperatures over most of the sub-divisions of north, northwest and  The post Above normal maximum temp in Odisha from March to May: IMD appeared first on Pragativadi .
Jajpur: A petrol pump employee sustained a bullet injury while another had a close shave after three bike-borne miscreants opened fire on them on NH-16 near Chhatia in the district. According to reports, the incident occurred when the two staff of a petrol pump were on their way to the bank in a car to  The post Bike-Borne Miscreants Open Fire On Petrol Pump Staff, One Hurt appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: A youth has been arrested from Ganjam district on Monday on charges of stealing several motorcycles on the pretext of test driving. The arrested accused was identified as Amit Kumar Patra (30), from Narayana Mandir Sahi under Bhanjanagar Police limits. The modus operandi of the accused was to contact sellers by showing interest in  The post Man Held For Stealing Several Motorcycles On Pretext Of Test Drive appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: If spending time under the starry sky, singing around a bonfire with your friends, and living out of a backpack for days is your idea of a vacation then you probably love camping. Here are our picks for the most scenic places to camp in India. Rishikesh In the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh  The post Five Best Camping Spots In India appeared first on Pragativadi .
Khurda: In a major crackdown, police seized around 654 grams of brown sugar and arrested three persons in this connection in Khurda district today. The estimated price of the contraband is around Rs 65 lakhs, police informed. Acting on a tip-off, police conducted a raid near Reliance petrol pump and arrested three persons involved in  The post Brown Sugar Seized In Khurda, Three Held appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: Turnip is rich in glucosinolates and isothiocyanates that have antitumor properties. The vegetable also has other bioactive compounds, such as flavonoids and phenols, which are antioxidants. They are claimed to have antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, and anti-diabetic properties. Here are some health benefits of turnip you must know 1.Improve Heart Health Turnips have a number of  The post Five Fabulous Health Benefits Of Turnip appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court on Monday granted bail to suspended IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash in connection with Sky King fraud case. The father-son duo were granted bail on a surety bond of Rs 2 lakh. The court has also asked them to cooperate in the investigation and not to  The post Odisha HC Grants Bail To Abhay Pathak, Son Akash In Sky King Fraud Case appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: As the Ekamra Kshetra is gearing up for most auspicious occasion Maha Shivaratri this year, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday held a preparatory meeting with the representatives of the sevayat groups and trust bodies of the 11th century shrine. As per the decision at a meeting, chaired by BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra  The post Maha Shivaratri Of Lord Lingaraj: Devotees Aged Under 10, Above 60 To Be Barred From Visiting Temple appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: After Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Odisha Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the State Assembly dispensary here today. Besides, Deputy Speaker Rajanikant Singh also took the COVID-19 Jab at the dispensary. The country is now expanding its vaccination drive beyond healthcare and front-line workers, offering the shots  The post Odisha Assembly Speaker Takes COVID-19 Jab appeared first on Pragativadi .
Mumbai: A court here on Monday issued a bailable warrant against actor Kangana Ranaut after she failed to appear before it in connection with a defamation complaint filed against her by lyricist Javed Akhtar. The Andheri metropolitan magistrates court issued a summons to Ranaut on February 1, directing her to appear before it on March  The post Bailable Warrant Issued Against Kangana Ranaut In Defamation Complaint By Javed Akhtar appeared first on Pragativadi .
Bhubaneswar: You need to take extra care of your scalp during summer, to make your mane looks at its very best. The intense humidity in the summer season affects the hydration of hair making your locks easily broken. Excessive exposure to the sun will damage your hairs natural shield. Here are some tips and tricks  The post Tips And Tricks To Keep Hairs Healthy During Summer appeared first on Pragativadi .
Sambalpur: Vigilance sleuths on Monday arrested Rairakhol Sub-divisional Medical Officer (SDMO) for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5,500 from a patients relative. The arrested doctor has been identified as Bipin Sahoo. According to reports, Sahoo had demanded Rs 5,500 bribe from a patients relative to perform a surgery. Based on the complaint  The post Rairakhol SDMO Held For Taking Bribe appeared first on Pragativadi .
Boudh: A Reserve police constable was allegedly killed by his two elder siblings at Mallikpada village under Baunsuni police station limits in Boudh district. The deceased has been identified as Santosh Jani. According to available information, a dispute was brewing among Santosh and his elder brothers Sartik Jani and Prashant Jani since long. However, the  The post Reserve Constable Killed Over Family Dispute In Boudh appeared first on Pragativadi .
New Delhi: The price of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders was increased for the fourth time in a month. Non-subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices were hiked by Rs 25 on Monday. The increase has now taken the price of a 14.2 kg household gas cylinder to Rs 819 in Delhi. The new prices have  The post LPG Cylinder Price Hiked By Rs 25, Fourth Time In A Month appeared first on Pragativadi .