Odisha’s incredible wildlife wealth needs to be preserved for the future so that our children become true inheritors of this state’s natural heritage.
Rescue operations being carried out after a boat mishap in Mahanadi while rescuing a Tusker stuck in the river.
Huge crowd gathered near Mundali bridge this morning (September 24) after a herd of eight elephants were reportedly swept away by heavy water current while crossing Mahanadi river near Mundali.
While flood fear looms large in Brahmani-Baitarani, Subarnarekha basins, the scenario is not rosy for Mahanadi, Rushikuliya and Bansadhara
The residents and business owners falling under the Samalei Project resorted to Jalsatyagrah in Mahanadi on Thursday demanding the government to clear its stand on their rehabilitation plans
A fierce gun battle took place between Maoists ultras and security forces in a forest near Kulabedha under Mathili police limits in the district on Wednesday morning.
Despite no monsoon rains in Chhattisgarh to date, the Hirakud reservoir level is currently 5 ft over the Rule Curve level of 595 ft till July 1. The rising water level in Brahmani basin needs monitoring when more rains predicted in Jharkhand during next 48 hrs
Bhubaneswar: Be it the construction of barrages over Mahanadi by Chhattisgarh government or negligence and the lack of vision by Odisha government, the direct effect of a dry riverbed during the non-monsoon season has threatened livelihood of lakhs of people in 15 districts of Odisha. Two pictures of Mahanadi, one at Kalma in Chhattisgarh and […]
Cuttack: The proposed Baliyatra Riverfront Improvement (BARFI) project and expansion of SCB Medical College and Hospital on the land reclaimed from Mahanadi riverbed at Cuttack have reached the National Green Tribunal (NGT) over alleged violation of environmental norms. Environmentalists have knocked the doors of the green court raising serious concerns over the ‘illegal’ land reclaiming […]
Paradip: A high-level team of Odisha government led by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy and 5T Secretary VK Pandian on Sunday reviewed the progress of the proposed Mahanadi Riverine Port Project. As per the directions of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the team along with other officials of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) today visited the port project […]
Kendrapara: The Bhitarkanika National Park and adjoining wetland sites along the Mahanadi deltaic regions in Odisha have yet again emerged as a congenial home to mammals despite a marginal drop in their population as per the latest headcount, a forest official said on Thursday. According to the latest headcount report released by the forest department, […]
Cuttack: Ollywood actor Amlan Das’ wife, Bhumika on Monday rubbished reports by some sections of media which speculated that she had jumped into Mahanadi River following some disputes with her husband. In a video, Bhumika today urged everyone not to believe such fake news or spread rumours and categorically stated that she accidentally fell into […]
Bhubaneswar: The incessant rainfall triggered by low pressures has aggravated flood situation in different parts of Odisha. So far, 32 breaches have been formed in major river systems in different parts of the State. Of the 36 breaches, nearly 24 have been formed in Jajpur district while Bari block has been worst hit by the […]
Bhubaneswar: The overall flood situation is expected to improve as there has been a drop in the inflow of water into Hirakud dam, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said on Sunday. In a tweet, SRC Pradeep Jena informed, “Inflow into Hirakud has started showing a decline from 4 am today. Hopefully it will reduce further.” As […]
Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Pradeep Jena today informed that Mahanadi River is likely to experience moderate flood in the coming days. Moreover, seven persons have been killed in rain and flood-related mishaps in different parts of Odisha in the last three days, informed the SRC. As per reports, four deaths have been reported […]
Cuttack: One of the iconic shakti peeths in Odisha, the temple Goddess Bhattarika in Baramba Tehsil of Cuttack district submerged after floodwater from Mahanadi river entered the shrine and its complex. Following the State government’s warning for a possible flood in the Mahanadi river basin, the servitors and officials of the temple administration made all […]
Nayagarh: An ancient temple, believed to be around 500-year-old in Nayagarh district, which had been submerged in the waters of Mahanadi River has emerged again. A survey team of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has located the temple in Mahanadi waters near Padmabati village under Bhapur block of Nayagarh. Archaeologists believe […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to operate day cruise service at five selected water bodies with the participation of the private sector, an official said on Saturday. The tourism department has invited proposals from prospective applicants for organising day cruises at Chilika Lake, Mahanadi, Bhitarkanika, Satkosia George and Hirakud reservoir in Odisha. #Odisha plans […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s move to construct in-stream storage structures (ISS) in major river basins, if successful, will ensure that the state’s future water requirement is met without much difficulty. There is no denying the importance of such a project as the bulk of water from the major rivers of the state is […]
Cuttack: The rising level of pollution in Kathajodi and Mahanadi rivers here due to the direct discharge of sewage from industries and urban local bodies has become a concern for the residents of the millennium city. According to an OTV ground report at Canal Bridge, Khannagar, waste water from the city was incessantly being released […]
Khurda/Puri: Residents of several panchayats in Khurda and Puri district have been battling with flood-like situation following heavy spells of rainfall in river upstream areas since past few days. Under the impact of incessant rainfall, swelling of floodwater from Rajua river, a tributary of Daya river has submerged around 25 villages in five Panchayats of […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday conducted an aerial survey of areas ravaged by heavy rain and flash flood in west Odisha and promised all possible assistance from the Centre. Pradhan, accompanied by BJP MPs Sangita Singh Deo and Basant Panda, made aerial survey of some of the severely affected districts – Bolangir, Kalahandi, […]
Bhubaneswar: Even though the Odisha government has claimed that there is no threat of flood in the State after the water level in Mahanadi river and its distributaries receded, many areas in Khurda, Cuttack, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts are still waterlogged. After a sudden increase in the water level of Rajua river yesterday evening, most […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as water-level in almost all the rivers in Odisha are on the rise and are nearing the danger level, no threat of flood looms large over the State as the rainfall is set to abate from today. But the water level in Mahanadi, Budhabalanga, Brahmani and Baitarani is likely to post a rise […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid concerns over rising pollution in water bodies, State Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh today, in reply to BJP MLA Mohan Majhi in Assembly, said that five major rivers in Odisha- Mahanadi, Shankha, Koel, Brahmani and Baitarani, have become polluted as they are fed with discharges from industries and urban local bodies. […]