In 1st April, 1993 Kendrapara District was created form the mother District Cuttack. The District covers an area of 2, 644 sq km. It has the second largest mangrove ecosystem in the country and home to saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) the largest Indian Lizard at Bhitarkanika National Park. It the Batighar, the first lighthouse installed in eastern coast of India. Rasabali is the famous delicious dessert of kendrapada district.
As per a report received at 6 am today, 6.79 lakh cusec water per second was being discharged at Mundali while the water level has receded to 628.21 feet at Hirakud Dam by 9 am today.
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said the peak flood will pass through Kendrapara and Puri on Saturday evening and night.
4 NDRF teams, having 25 members each, have been allotted from Mundali centre following a request by the Odisha government
Simultaneous searches are being carried out by the officers of the anti-corruption agency at six different properties associated with Mathan. The sleuths have raided Mathan's maternal property in Pattamundai as well as her in-laws' house in Jagatsinghpur's Balikuda.
All the schools in Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Sonepur and Bargarh will remain closed for two days- September 13 and 14.
The Central Water Commission (CWC) has issued advisory for several Odisha districts as major rivers and their tributaries continue to swell due to incessant rain in the basin and upper catchment areas under the influence of the low pressure.
Das said after the fraud came to light he tried to lodge an FIR at the Kendrapara Town Police around three months back. However, the police refused to register the offence, he alleged.
Maximum number of birds were witnessed at three locations, Matha Dia, Laxmiprasad Dia and Durga Prasad Dia.
Former 4-time Kendrapada MP and BJP National VP Baijayant Panda lambasted at the State government over the proposed mega drinking water project at Bharigada in Rajkanika.
The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) for the day stood at 1.11%.
Termed Kharasrota mega drinking water project as ‘anti-people’, BJP National Vice-President Baijayant Panda on Tuesday said the Odisha government has started the project without holding public hearing.
The Rs 892 crore Buxi Jagabandhu Assured Water Supply to Habitations (BASUDHA) water project had evoked angry protests across Kendrapara district since past fortnight after it came to the light that the Kharasrota river water will be diverted to Bhadrak
The alert has been issued for the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati,Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Kandhamal and Rayagada.
On August 10, Nayak had proceeded on a hunger strike opposing the diversion of water from Kharasrota River to neighbouring Bhadrak.
Eminent environmentalist Dr Rajendra Singh on Tuesday reached Bhubaneswar to join the Kharasrota Sangram Samiti in their quest to seize the work of controversial drinking water project in Kendrapara
Congress party on Monday alleging that wrong charges were framed against those arrested for opposing Kharasrota mega drinking water project in Kendrapara district.
The seasonal bird count at Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district has begun today. The annual headcount of the avian species which is carried out during the monsoon season every year will continue for a week.
On Wednesday OTV caught up with one of the returnees, Manoranjan Sahoo, who worked as a Property Specialist at one of the US army's base camps in Bagram, in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan. The place is about 25 kilometers north of Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan.
As the protest by the Kharasrota Sangram Samiti members reached Day-3 at the mega drinking water project site at Bharigada in Kendrapara, a BJP team visited the project site on Tuesday
The district administration of Kendrapara on Saturday began execution of the drinking water project on Kharasrota river amid tight security.
As many as 24 people were arrested on charges of causing widespread damage to public property during a violent protest against Kendrapara district administration over the proposed drinking water project on Kharasrota river
Protestors clashed with the police in Kendrapara while they were holding a rally to protest against the proposed drinking water project on Kharasrota river
The proposed drinking water project is supposed to be implemented by drawing water from the Kharasrota river. The KBSS has been opposing the mega drinking water project for the last two years.
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC has been clamped in three panchayats of Kendrapara district for a period of two months to expedite the works of a mega drinking water project in Kendrapara district.
Basant Parida of Srirampur village near Pattamundai had gone to the river for a wash while the incident took place