Tag: Chilika

Boatmen stage protest demanding revoking of ban on passenger ferry

Chilika: Boatmen in villages and around Chilika lake today staged a protest demanding revoking of the restrictions imposed on ferrying of passengers in the lake by Khurda district administration and Chilika Development Authority following a boat tragedy in July. The agitators comprising boat owners of Balugaon, Mathapur, Badakula and Samantrapur staged a demonstration before the […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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Helicopter flying over Chilika: CDA authorities file FIR

Ganjam: Assistant Conservator of Forests of the Chilika Development Authority (CDA), Binod Acharya lodged an FIR today at Marine Police Station in Arakhkuda in connection with a chopper flying over the ‘No Flying Eco Sensative Zone’ in Chilika Lake. According to reports, a chopper was spotted by some of fishermen in the area on September […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Ruckus by legislators mars Assembly proceedings

Bhubaneswar: It was another noisy day inside the Odisha Assembly as all the three major parties- Congress, BJP and the ruling-BJD created ruckus over different issues of the State following which the Speaker adjourned the proceedings of the House till 11:30 am today. At the beginning of the session, BJP legislators wearing black gowns raised […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Chilika fishermen threaten to launch disobedience stir

Puri: Fishermen under the aegis of Chilika Matsyajibee Sangha staged a mass demonstration today and threatened to launch disobedience stir alleging callousness of the administration. The association rued that despite repeated requests to the government to resolve the issues faced by the fishermen community; their demands are yet to be fulfilled. The fishermen alleged that […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Bird count drops at Kolab reservoir in Koraput

Koraput: There has been a drop in the number of birds in Koraput district as per the latest bird census which is being carried out from Kolabnagar to Ganjaipadar at Kolab reservoir. Forest department sources said over 25 special camps have been set up for the counting of migratory birds. “Apart from four new species, […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Irrawaddy dolphin carcass found
Carcass of a dolphin found at Chilika lake

Puri: The carcass of an Irrawaddy dolphin was found floating in Chilika lake near Mahisa village of the district on Monday. The matter came into light after some locals spotted it and later informed the forest department. On being informed Satpada forest department team rushed into the spot and recovered the carcass. Satpada Ranger informed […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Snodgrass and his Beacon Island

It is an architectural marvel with a conical pillar and a small room constructed on a submerged mass of rocks in Rambha bay near Ghantsilar hill, popularly known as ‘Beacon Point’. The small room and the gleaming white spire are visible from a distance both on sunny days and on full moon nights. Today, it […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
SpiceJet keen to introduce 'Sea Plane' air connectivity in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: SpiceJet Limited, a leading Indian aviation player in the country on Monday evinced interest in introducing ‘Sea Plane’ air connectivity on at least three routes in Odisha. In a letter to the State Chief Secretary Aditya padhi, the aviation firm maintained that it is considering the feasibility of rolling out ‘Sea Plane’ operations in […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Chilika boat tragedy: Co-driver of boat held, driver still absconding

Bhubaneswar: Police today arrested the co-driver of the ill-fated boat that capsized in Chilika Lake on June 16 leaving six persons dead. However, the driver of the boat is still absconding and efforts are on to nab him. The co-driver identified as Arjun Behera was arrested by Balugaon police from his house at Samantarapur in […]

  • Monday, 26 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
Odisha makes life jackets mandatory for boat travel in Chilika

Khurda: A week after the horrific boat tragedy in Chilika Lake which claimed six lives, the State Government today made life jackets for tourists travelling in boats mandatory. Moreover, fitness certificates and registration of boats have also been made mandatory. “It has been decided to strictly enforce safety measures for passenger-carrying vessels so that they […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Chilika boat tragedy: Probe team rules out technical glitches

Khurdha: Inland Water Transport Directorate (IWTD) executive engineer heading the team constituted to probe the Chilika boat tragedy today ruled out technical glitches behind the boat capsize that claimed six lives on June 16. Executive engineer, Padmalochan Roul claimed that heavy rain accompanied with rough wind led to the mishap. A seven-member team was constituted […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Mangalajodi & Chilika’s beauty come alive on canvas

Bhubaneswar: Displaying the natural harmony of Mangalajodi and Chilika, an exhibition of water colour paintings ‘Visual Verses from the Mangalajodi Inheritance’ is being organised by Ila Panda Centre for Arts (IPCA) at Lalit Kala Akademi in Bhubaneswar. The exhibition was inaugurated last evening in the presence of Jnanpith award winning writer Sitakanta Mahapatra, Dr JP […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Drop in number of winged visitors at Chilika

Tangi: The annual bird census in Chilika lake revealed that the number of migratory birds has declined by 54,000 this year as compared to last year. A total of 8,94,390 birds of 147 species were spotted in 1,100 sq km Chilika, the largest brackish water lake in Asia this year in comparison to 9,47,000 birds […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
CDA to conduct research after sea sponge found in Chilika

Bhubaneswar: The Chilika Development Authority (CDA) will conduct an extensive research as a team has recently found sponge, a primitive animal, in Rambha sector of the Chilika Lake after almost three decades. Confirming the development, additional chief executive of Chilika Development Authority (CDA), Sasmita Lenka stated that usually sponge is found in fresh water. “As […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021