16 Children Hospitalized After Taking Hepatitis B Vaccine

16 Children Hospitalized After Taking Hepatitis B VaccineAfter being injected the Hepatitis B vaccine at a health camp in Totapada village, 30 km from Bhubaneswar, at least 16 children fell ill and were taken to hospital.

The health camp was organized by an NGO ‘Naibedya.’

Out of the 50 children who were given Hepatitis B vaccine, sixteen children suddenly fell ill and were admitted to district headquarters hospital of Khurda after they complained of vomitting and head reeling.

The police officials said that three activists of the NGO were in custody for interrogation.

Two polling officials die of sun stroke in Orissa

Two polling officials die of sun stroke in Orissa

Heat wave grips Orissa

Heat wave grips OrissaBhubaneswar, Apr 21: Soaring mercury level has made life miserable for people in Orissa as they grapple with the heat wave.

The temperature hovered around 40 degree Celsius in the state, with some parts like the western region of the state recording a temperature of 43 to 44 degree Celsius.

State’s Meteorological Department predicts that the heat wave will prevail across the state over next 24-hours due to the north-westerly wind blowing from Rajasthan.

According to reports, around 24 people have lost their lives due to the scorching heat.

ArcelorMittal's Orissa, Jharkhand steel projects delayed by two years

Arcelor-MittalThe LN Mittal-controlled company, ArcelorMittal, is reportedly holding up its $20-25 billion proposed steel projects in Orissa and Jharkhand, largely because of the global economic crisis that has weakened demand for steel. As such, the world's biggest steelmaker's pending payment to the state government, for a 1,500-acre land earmarked for the proposed facility, will also be delayed.

Preparations begin in riot-hit Kandhamal for general elections

OrissaKandhamal (Orissa), Apr 15 : Preparations are in full swing to hold general elections tomorrow in Orissa’s Kandhamal District.

The camp for the distribution of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) saw the presiding officials turn out in large numbers to collect them.

The region, which was rocked by communal violence in 2008, is a sensitive area and has been put under high security to keep a check on any untoward incident during the polls.

Police arrests BJP’s divisive Kandhmal candidate Ashok Sahu in Phulbani

Police arrests BJP’s divisive Kandhmal candidate Ashok Sahu in Phulbani Going by the instructions given by the Election Commissioner, the police Tuesday arrested BJP's Kandhamal candidate, Ashok Sahu, when he was addressing a public gathering in Phulbani. The arrest comes in reaction to Sahu's April 5 inflammatory speech at an election meeting at Raikia; an FIR was lodged against him on April 9.