During an anti-narcotics drive in Odisha's Malkangiri, the police seized ganja weighing around 880 kilograms worth over Rs 70 lakh from a Bolero in Maithili on Friday night of March 12, and arrested four people from the spot.
Malkangiri SDPO Ansuman Dwibedi said, "A police team headed by Mathili police station stopped the vehicle during night patrolling.
The team found 880.45 kilograms of cannabis stashed in the Bolero car during search and seized the contraband along with the vehicle.
The expected market value of the seized Ganja is over Rs 70 lakh.
The seized contraband was being transported to Raipur (CG).The police have further initiated a probe into the matter."
As many as 100 villagers including children were admitted to civil hospital after consuming 'Lassi' in Odisha. The incident took place in Kurti village under Padia block, Malkangiri district. 20 patients are critically ill. Malkangiri District Magistrate visited the hospital and said that inquiry will be conducted by Chief District Medical and Public Health Officer.
Odisha's weather in March has been tricky with frequent change in temperature pattern. The weather would remain dry for next 72 hours, according to India Meteorological Department. HR Biswas, Director of Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar said, "Dry weather has been witnessed in past 24 hours. Temperature alert was given three days before that the weather would remain dry with dry air for next 48-72 hours. The temperature would again rise by 2 to 3 degree Celsius after two days on an average and it will be more compared to last week. Around 23rd march there are chances of thunderstorm and the temperature would fall with that. During thunderstorm activity temperature is likely to decrease with the clouds and rainfall." "Malkangiri, Sundergarh and Boudh witnessed the highest temperature in the state with 38 degree Celsius within 24 hours and lowest temperature recorded in Phulbani with temperature of 14.8 degree Celsius. Minimum temperature has not been a factor only maximum temperature has been a factor for us. Bhubaneswar city will be having constant temperature of 38 to 39 degree Celsius but will gradually rise after few days. Even after rise of temperature there would be a slight difference, it would remain normal," he added.
Malkangiri forest division held public meetings and created awareness on forest fires on March 15. They also organised nukkad natak at various spots to raise awareness. Speaking to ANI, Divisional Forest Officer said, "We composed a song. This year, we witnessed comparatively fewer incidents. All ranges have one squad each. We get information on fire incidents through an application." Forest fires are the major concern for locals as it destroys the natural habitat, kill wildlife.
At least 7 tankers filled with 131 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen loaded in rake have left for Delhi. Indian Railways has started Oxygen Express initiative to transport liquid oxygen to the states in need in this fight against pandemic. The national capital is reeling under oxygen crisis amid surge in COVID cases. Delhi has reported over 17,000 new cases on May 08.
On the occasion of International Mother’s Day, a sand artist made sand sculpture in on Odisha’s Puri beach. The art by Sudarshan Pattnaik is dedicated to all mothers and especially for those who are working as frontline warrior in this time of COVID-19 pandemic.
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On the occasion of International Mother's Day, a sand artist made sand sculpture in on Odisha's Puri beach. The art my Sudarshan Pattnaik is dedicated to all mothers and especially for those who are working as frontline warrior in this time of COVID-19 pandemic.
A consignment of 25 boxes of Covishield vaccine arrived at Raipur from Mumbai. Following Chhattisgarh High Court orders, the stare government had commenced vaccination drive for citizens between 18-44 age groups. The state required vaccines in order to continue the vaccination process.
India is fighting with 2nd wave of coronavirus currently. Meanwhile, BJP MLA Brijmohan Agrawal offered helping hand in an effort to beat COVID-19. He has converted the hostel of an engineering college into a COVID-19 care centre in Raipur. The 200-bedded COVID-19 care centre offers free of cost service of food, medicine, oxygen, yoga training, etc. Around 50 medical staff has been recruited to look after the patients. The COVID-19 care centre got opened on April 20.
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