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Odisha Logs 10,273 New COVID Cases, Four More Deaths

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The daily positivity rate rose to 13.57 per cent from 12.41 per cent the previous day.

No Roadshow, Physical Rally During Rural Poll Campaigns In Odisha

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

In a notification, the Special Relief Commissioner Office said the state government does hereby lay down stipulations for elections to PRIs, 2022 as per the COVID guidelines issued by the State Election Commission.

Cong, SP Want Quota Provision For OBCs Before Holding Rural Polls

The demand was made by Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) media cell chief Ganeswar Behera and SP state president Rabi Behera.

Odisha CM asks officials to prepare for COVID third wave on war-footing

Dec 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

In a meeting on Monday, where he took stock of the state's preparedness to deal with the pandemic, Patnaik issued a series of directives to government departments, calling for the same level of readiness as was there during the first and second waves.

BJD To Nominate 40 Pc Candidates From OBC Category In Rural, Urban Polls

In his proposal, Das said that the reservation of seats for the OBC community had been removed by the state government from the panchayat and urban polls following the Supreme Court’s direction.

26 December, 2021

Odisha Promulgates Ordinance Making Provision Of Jail Term For False Info

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The ordinance said that any elected member of the three-tier panchayati raj institutions (PRI) will be disqualified if he/she has not furnished an affidavit containing particulars relating to his criminal antecedents, assets and liabilities and educational qualification at the time of filing of nomination.

22 December, 2021

Severe Cold Wave Alert As Odisha Shivers

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A severe cold wave is when the minimum dips to at least 2 degrees Celsius, or the departure from normal is equal to or over 6.5 degrees Celsius.

12 December, 2021

Cyclone Jawad: Six Member Central Team Reviews Odisha’s Affected Districts


The Joint Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs, Saurav Ray-led central team was divided into three units and Odisha government informed them about the damage done by Cyclone Jawad.

10 December, 2021

'Asian Champions Trophy Perfect Stage For Fringe Players To Excel’, Says Manpreet Singh


Led by Manpreet Singh, the Indian men’s hockey team will be without eight top players including veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh who has been rested. India begin their campaign on December 14 vs Korea.

04 December, 2021

Sigh Of Relief For Odisha, Andhra As Cyclone ‘Jawad’ Likely To Weaken: IMD

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According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclone is likely to lose it's strength and continue to move north-northeastwards along the Odisha coast before entering West Bengal.

04 December, 2021

FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup: India Seek Revenge Vs France In Bronze Medal Match


Defending champion India’s hopes for back-to-back FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup title went up in smoke on Friday when they lost 4-2 against Germany in the semifinals. Germany will face Argentina in the final.


03 December, 2021

FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup: Rampant Germany Dash India’s Hopes With 4-2 Semifinal Win


Uttam Singh and Bobby Singh Dhami scored the goals for India. The hosts will play France on Sunday in the third-place match of the FIH Junior Men's Hockey World Cup.

26 November, 2021

FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup: India Face Poland In Must-Win Encounter To Stay Alive


With a win and a loss, India are currently placed in the second spot in Pool B with three points. Poland too have three points but are placed third due to poor goal difference. France top the group.

24 November, 2021

FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup 2021: France Stun Defending Champions India Despite Sanjay Hat-trick


Timothee Clement, Benjamin Marque and Corentin Sellier scored for France while Sanjay and Uttam Singh scored for India in their FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup clash.

20 November, 2021

Pakistan Arrive For FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2021 In India

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Pakistan start their FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup campaign in Bhubaneswar against Germany on November 24 in Pool D.

15 November, 2021

FIH Men's Hockey Junior World Cup: Odisha Gears Up For Mega Event – Full India Schedule

Outlook Web Bureau

India have been clubbed with France, Poland and Canada in Pool B. The FIH Men's Hockey Junior World Cup starts November 24 with India playing France on opening day.

11 November, 2021

FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup: Olympian Vivek Sagar Prasad To Captain India

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Dinachandra Singh Moirangthem and Boby Singh Dhami have been chosen as standby players. They will be allowed to play only if there is an injury or someone is ruled out of the tournament due to Covid-19.


22 October, 2021

Junior Hockey World Cup: Foreign Teams Participating Exempted From Quarantine


England have already withdrawn from the junior Hockey World Cup due to Covid-19 related issues. Poland have replaced England.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz