Tag: Chilika Lake

New natural mouth formed at Chilika lake near Arakhakuda

Chilika: Panic gripped residents of 15 villages of Arakhakuda panchayat in Puri district after a new natural mouth was formed today due to high tide and heavy rain under the impact of cyclone Titli at Chilika lake. Villagers alleged that the problem assumed serious proportions due to rampant cutting down of trees which posed threat […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Chopper Row: Support for Jay Panda pours in, CM’s effigy burnt in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: Support continued to pour in for former Kendrapara MP, Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda for the second day today after he was falsely dragged into controversy over flying of a helicopter over Chilika lake. Terming it as a ‘conspiracy’, locals of Jagannathpur village under Patakura panchayat today staged a demonstration at Garadapur. Locals alleged that the […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
FIR lodged against CM Naveen for chopper ride over Chilika lake

Bhubaneswar: An FIR was lodged against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for allegedly flying over Chilika lake. The complaint was filed at Arakhakuda Marine police station in Puri district by convener of Sachetana Nagarika Manch Priyadarshan Patnaik today. The complainant alleged that CM and others also violated norms by flying over the brackish water lake […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Chilika Development Authority opposes water aerodrome plans

Chilika: Citing irrevocable damages to the ecosystem of Chilika Lake and livelihood of the population dependent on it, the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) today opposed the proposed sea aerodrome project in the lake. By raising five points in its report, the CDA today apprised the State government about the possible threats of the proposed aerodrome […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
4 fishermen suffer critical injuries after explosion near Chilika lake

Puri: Four fishermen suffered critical injuries after an explosion took place on the banks of Chilika lake in Bhagabata sahi under Brahmagiri police limits in the district today. As per reports, the blast took place all of a sudden during construction work of boats. The injured persons have been identified as Abinash Behera, Abhiram Behera, […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
No restrictions on flying over Chilika Lake, say CDA authorities

Bhubaneswar: Soon after a controversy erupted over the seizure of the helicopter of former MP Baijayant Jay Panda on allegations of flying over Chilika Lake, the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) has said that there are no restrictions on flying over the brackish water lagoon. “CDA has no restrictions on flying over Chilika. The Directorate General […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Poaching of migratory birds in Chilika continues unabated

Khurda: Despite several anti-poaching measures and warnings issued by the Wildlife department, poachers have continued hunting birds on a large-scale basis in the Chilika Lake. With thousands of migratory birds arriving at Nalabana and Mangalajodi areas, these poachers have also become super-active in carrying out illegal activities. Every year, these migratory birds from Siberia, Malaysia, […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Water aerodrome project mulled on Chilika lake

Khurda: The recent boat mishap in Chilika lake might have been a mood dampener for the state, but the new developments being planned on the coastal lagoon are sure to cheer up locals and tourists alike. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) is planning to set up a water aerodrome (an open water area used […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Chilika boat capsize: owner held

Bhubaneswar: A day after the ill-fated boat capsize incident that claimed as many as six lives in Chilika lake, the owner of the boat was arrested on Sunday. As per information, the owner of the boat, Basant Behera who had gone hiding after the incident was reported on Saturday evening, was nabbed by Balugaon police […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
2 dead, 2 missing as boat capsizes in Chilika during thunderstorm

Khurda: In a tragic incident, two including a minor girl was killed while two others went missing after a boat ferrying tourists capsized in Chilika lake following a thunderstorm on Saturday evening. The mishap occurred when the boat carrying 16 tourists from Ranapur area of Nayagarh district including the boatman were returning from Kalijai to […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Ferryboat In Chilika Lake
100 Passengers Aboard Ferryboat Left Stranded In Chilika Lake

Puri: At least 100 people aboard a ferry boat were left stranded for about 20 minutes in Chilika Lake today after it developed a technical snag. The ferry, carrying two buses and over 15 bikes besides the passengers, left the Satapada ghat at around 7 am this morning to Janhikuda.

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
4 fishermen rescued after boat capsizes in Chilika

Puri: Four fishermen, who were feared drowned after their boat capsized in Chilika lake late on Wednesday night, were rescued today. According to reports, the fishermen belonging to Kaudikhunti village under Kanas block had gone for fishing in the Chillika lake. At around 11 pm, Nor’wester rains started lashing following which the boat they were […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Chilika may soon be tagged World Heritage Site

Khurda: The Odisha government is preparing a detailed project report (DPR) to develop Chilika, the largest brackish water lagoon in the country, into a World Heritage Site with the tripartite collaboration of UNESCO and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). Forest and Environment Secretary Suresh Mohapatra after a meeting with Shigeru Aoyagi, Director and UNESCO […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Kalijai temple in Chilika to get a facelift soon

Bhubaneswar: The Kalijai temple in Chilika Lake which attracts thousands of pilgrims from far and wide everyday will soon get a facelift as Chilika Development Authority (CDA) has prepared a blueprint for refurbishment of the historical shrine. The decision was taken to develop and promote the temple as a major tourist destination. A whopping Rs […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan thanks Odisha
Dharmendra Pradhan writes to CM on UNESCO, ONGC keenness to conserve Chilika

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today apprised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik about the joint initiatives United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) plan to take up to develop Chilika Lake as World Heritage site and preserve the ecosystem […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021