Tag: Chilika

4 killed in Chilika boat capsize

Berhampur: In a tragic incident, four persons including two children died when a boat in which they travelling capsized in Chilika lake this morning. Reports said 29 members (18 male, 8 female and 3 children) of a family and their relatives and friends of Sabulia village were on the way to Ghantasila inside the lake […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Migratory birds' affair with Chilka outlasts 'season'

Chilika: In a rare departure from the pattern, migratory birds in Chilika are unwilling to return to their homeland long after the migratory season is over. As many as 70 species of migratory birds are yet to return from the bird sanctuary this year. Surprisingly, they have even began nesting. Normally, these migratory birds flock […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Youth killed in clash over encroachment in Chilika

A youth was killed in a group clash over encroachment in Chilika waters for prawn cultivation at Kumarpur village under Kushnaprasad block of Puri district in presence of local Tehsildar and police on Thursday

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Irrawaddy dolphin census completed in Chilika

The Wildlife department undertook census of Irrawaddy dolphins in the Chilika lake from 7 am to midnight on Wednesday

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Number of migratory birds rises in Chilika, falls in Bhitarkanika

Bhubaneswar: While the number of migratory birds in Chilika lake in Ganjam district has gone up substantially, the number of the winged guests has fallen in the Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district as per the report of the bird census conducted this year. Informing the media about the census here on Monday, Principal Chief […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Bhitarkanika National Park
Bird census: Experts find Phailin impact on Bhitarkanika winged guests

The October Phailin that hit the State and left trail of destruction, is presumed ...

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Migratory birds yet to begin homeward journey from Chilika

Berhampur: The migratory birds, which had flocked to Odisha’s Chilika lake for their winter sojourn, have not yet started their homeward journey, a senior forest official said. Availability of food and safety might be the reason for their prolonged stay in the lake though day temperature is on the rise, Divisional Forest Officer of Chilika […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Patnaik inaugurates Purvasha Folk & Tribal Art Museum

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated Purvasha Folk and Tribal Art Museum set up at Barkul near Chilika through video conferencing. Patnaik said the museum will play a significant role in promoting, protecting and projecting the great cultural heritage of Odisha at a global platform. The chief minister also launched the website of […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
2 held for hunting migratory birds in Chilika

Berhampur: Two brothers have been arrested by wildlife personnel for allegedly hunting migratory birds in the Chilika lake in Odisha and a dead whistling teal was recovered from their possession, officials said today. Wildlife personnel caught Malaya Behera (47) and his brother Bhaskar (40) at Sorana in the lake under Tangi Wildlife Range while patrolling, […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Precautionary measure in Chilika amid avian influenza scare

Berhampur: Amid avian influenza scare in several states, the wildlife authorities in Chilika have taken precautionary measures as the migratory birds have started flocking the brackish lake in the state. “We have asked the authorities of the Animal Diseases Research Institute, Phulanakhara, near Cuttack to take samples from the suspected migratory birds for testing of […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Migratory birds stay put in Chilika despite heat

Migratory birds including flamingoes and pelicans have stayed put at the famous Chilika Lake despite the sweltering heat, forest officials said

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Patrolling intensified in Chilika in new year

Berhampur: Patrolling has been intensified in and around Chilika Lake of Odisha to prevent killing of birds in the new year here which is home to millions of winged guests in winter. Demand for non-vegetarian items like meat, chicken, egg and fish are high on New Year’s day today and there is a possibility of […]

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Annual bird count begins across Odisha

Puri/Mayurbhanj: The annual bird count began across the State on Thursday. The enumeration at Brahmagiri forest division near Chilika started at 6 am with three units of Forest officials carrying out the census at three routes in Brahmagiri. A Forest official of Puri, Prashant Kumar Swain informed, “Three units consisting of 10 officials each have […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
Social activists oppose seizure of Jay Panda's helicopter

Choudwar: Protests have gained momentum against the seizure of former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda’s helicopter on allegations of flying over Chilika Lake. Several social activists and intellectuals today staged a demonstration at Choudwar in Cuttack alleging that a conspiracy is being hatched by BJD-led Odisha government to target the former parliamentarian. “Several senior BJD […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Whirlwind caught on cam in Chilika

Bhubaneswar:  A whirlwind was caught on camera in Chilika. The visual of the funnel-shaped cloud was reportedly captured by a person in his mobile phone after spotting the whirlwind in Chilika lake yesterday. The video shows the waterspout swirling water high up into the air over Chilika lake. A house at Gambhari village in Bramhagiri […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021