HC strikes down own rule on Sr advocate designationThe controversy over designation of five lawyers as senior advocates took a new legal turn on Monday with the Orissa High Court striking down its own rule in the connection. Odisha to float global tender for Covid vaccinesThe Cabinet pointed at the success of countries like Israel where a majority of people have been vaccinated. Faulty test strategy swings positivity rateTPR of Sundargarh, which has 2nd highest active cases after Khurda, fell from 52.3 pc on May 7 to 19.7 pc on May 8 Fear, stigma, laxity contribute to rising Covid-19 casesFormer vice-chairman of Jeypore municipality SN Rath attributed the surge in cases to poor enforcement and public complacency. Rourkela to jab 18+ group only thrice a weekSundargarh is a raging hotspot with a massive TPR but vaccination can only be possible through a limited window Dark days for dairy farmers of KendraparaUnit in-charge of OMFED, Kendrapara Chittaranjan Panda said OMFED used to procure 45,000 litre milk from farmers across the district everyday. Covid cases surge despite lockdown in ParadipThis trend has been attributed to overcrowding at vaccination and test centres and vegetable markets with people openly flouting Covid norms. Critical patients cry in agony as Cuttack hospitals reel under ICU bed shortageThe CMC will depute a special officer and deploy two more hearse vans for transporting bodies from the hospital to crematoriums. 800 get jabs at Cuttack Municipal Corporation's special vaccination campIn a bid to avoid rush at UPHCs and UCHCs, the civic body had arranged the mega-vaccination camp for beneficiaries due for the second dose inside the air-conditioned stadium. Admin crack down on sand mafia, 28 held in 1 weekSixteen other drivers were held in similar operations during last week while vehicle owners had to cough up fine for the illegal activity.