The dam authorities recently decided to release the excess floodwater following steady rise in the water level of the reservoir in the wake of incessant rainfall in the catchment area of the dam.
“It is unfortunate that the Chhattisgarh government is not letting Mahandi water to flow by closing 66 gates of the barrage. Up to seven kilometres from the barrage along Chhattisgarh, the river gives an illusion of a sea while the same river on the Odisha side looks like desert. We will demand the Chhattisgarh government to open at least five sluice gates in order to ensure water inflows to Hirakud dam. The government should let the river flow.”
The tribunal also directed the State government to take stringent measures to check illegal sand mining.
One incident firmly etched in my mind was the encounter with a wolf whom we had once surprised at her den.
Three more bodies were recovered from the Mahanadi River by the Fire services personnel on Friday (Nov 26) after four minor boys went missing while taking bath.
In a tragic incident, a youth reportedly died after jumping off the bridge over Kathajodi River on Wednesday (Oct 20) morning. The victim jumped off the bridge between Press Square and Gopalpur in Cuttack.
"When a river dies, a civilization dies with it, and these 400 odd villages meet the same fate."
In a major breakthrough in Cuttack Christ College student Tusharkanti Sahu’s death case, Jagatpur police on Monday (27 September) has arrested two persons.
Amid rising protests against a mega drinking water project, Section-144 has been imposed. This prohibitory order has been issued in Balakati, Bharigada, Barunadiha panchayats under Rajkanika of Kendrapara district.
The police on Thursday fished out the body of a student of Christ College in Cuttack who had gone missing on Wednesday.
The water level of the dam has increased following incessant rains in the upper basin of Mahanadi River
The Central government today extended the tenure of Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal for two more years due to failure in submission of reports within stipulated time period.
Even though there is no sight of any solution to the long-standing Mahanadi River water dispute, an instance of Odisha government's alleged shocking favouritism for Chhattisgarh at the expense of the people of Odisha has now become a hot topic of discussion in the State
Angul: “Can we ever get justice? Is justice not meant for us? Please, return us our father,” ask and plead daughters of Safibullah Khan while narating their struggle with extreme hardship since the day their father went missing on May 28, 2017. A lawyer from Athmallik in Odisha’s Angul district, Khan had gone to Mahanadi […]
Boudh: An enormous fish reportedly weighing over 25 kilograms was caught by a local fisherman from Mahanadi River in Boudh district this morning. The fish was caught by one Sripati Behera of Tutusinga village under Sadar block of Boudh district. The fish which locals call ‘Buda’ resembled catfish. Behera had gone fishing in the nearby […]
Bhubaneswar: The flood situation in Odisha continued to remain grim with major rivers across the State swelling on Sunday. The flood in Mahanadi River system has inundated several parts of the State while excess flood water continues to be released through 46 sluice gates of Hirakum Dam. According to sources, low-lying areas like Kainmundi, Sukhuakhela […]
Cuttack: Panic gripped the residents of Banki after floodwater entered nearby villages and farmlands in Bhagipur panchyat after an embankment on Mahanadi River caved in near Gayalbanka area here on Saturday. According to sources, initially, a breach measuring around five-foot wide was formed which later widened to around 60-foot causing a heavy flooding in the […]
Cuttack: While incessant rain in the upper catchment areas has forced Hirakud dam authorities to open 46 sluice gates, flood threat in Mahanadi River system looms large now leaving nearby residents worried. This morning, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena stated that the inflow into Hirakud reservoir has increased by more than 1 lakh cusec […]
Bhubaneswar: Even has rainfall activity has lessened in Odisha, a medium to large scale flood threat still looms large on several districts of the State in view of continuous surge in the water level in major rivers. Chief engineer of State water resources department, Jyotirmaya Rath on Friday predicted a moderate to severe flood in […]
Cuttack: Colossal erosion along Mahanadi riverbed in Pinpur area under Niashcintakoili block of Cuttack district has triggered flood fear among the villagers. Locals allege rampant sand mining along the riverbank as the prime reason behind the acute erosion in the area. They also claim that the river has also changed its course in the last […]
Paradip: In a surprise twist to the missing case of a truck driver who reportedly fell off a bridge in Paradip last evening, police today detained the helper of the vehicle suspecting him to be involved behind the incident. According to reports, the driver, who was earlier suspected of accidentally falling off the bridge into […]
Paradip: At least three fishermen went missing after their fishing trawler capsized in the Mahanadi river mouth in Paradip coast here on Tuesday, police said. The incident took place close to the Nehru Bangala when the small trawler carrying five fishermen was returning to coast after fishing in the deep sea, said Pradumnya Behera, inspector-in-charge […]
Sambalpur: One girl went missing and five others were rescued after being swept away by water on the banks of Mahanadi river in Sambalpur on Sunday. As per reports, while taking bath a girl slipped and fell into the river following which some other girls present near the spot attempted to rescue her but they […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Ahead of the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal hearing, a meeting between the advocates of Odisha and Chhattisgarh was held today at Odisha Bhawan in New Delhi. As per reports, Advocate General, Ashok Parija and other members of panel representing Odisha held discussions with their Chhattisgarh counterparts. According to sources, the Tribunal will be […]
Bhubaneswar: Incessant rain, triggered by a low pressure area, created a flood-like situation in some parts of Odisha on Sunday, leading to rise in water levels in major rivers in the state. With the water level at Hirakud Dam rising due to heavy rain in upper catchments of Mahanadi river, 20 of 64 sluice gates […]
Bhubaneswar: In view of possible medium flood in Mahanadi River and its distributaries following heavy rain in lower catchment areas, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi on Tuesday asked Collectors of 13 districts to stay alert for any exigency. District authorities of Bolangir, Boudh, Kalahandi, Subarnapur, Nayagarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Angul, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Jajpur have […]
Sambalpur: In view of the rising water level of Hirakud Dam following incessant rain in the upper basin of Mahanadi River, the dam authorities have decided to release the season’s first floodwater from the dam on August 14. Chief Engineer of the dam Sunil Kumar Nayak informed that the sluice gates of the reservoir would […]
New Delhi: The Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal today directed Advocate Generals of both Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments to hold talks and sort out the issue amicably before March 30. Both the States were also asked to inform the Tribunal about the outcome of the meeting following which it will pronounce its verdict on March 30. […]
New Delhi: Urging the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal to take steps for safeguarding of the interest of people of Odisha, the State government has submitted additional affidavit regarding the ongoing Mahanadi dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh. In its affidavit, Odisha has highlighted the impact in the State during monsoon and non-monsoon period due to the construction […]
Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra has lambasted the BJD-led Odisha government alleging that it was never concerned to stop the construction of Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh and the barrages on the upper stream of Mahanadi river in Chhattisgarh, which is why the government has failed to stop the projects. […]
Bhubaneswar: There has been a significant dip in the water level of Hirakud dam as most gates of Kalma barrage built by Chhattisgarh on Mahanadi River continue to remain closed. While the water level inside the dam should remain at 630 feet till October 31, it has now dipped to 627 feet. According to sources, […]
Cuttack: After an eight-hour-long operation, forest officials were able to rescue five elephants that were swept away today near Mundali by floodwater in Mahanadi River. As per reports, a joint operation by the officials of Chandaka, Athagarh and Cuttack forest divisions was taken up to rescue the pachyderms. As the elephants were trapped between Mundali […]
Sambalpur: A Class X student of Madnawati Public School in Sambalpur went missing in Mahanadi river near Chaunrpur ghat while taking bath today. The minor boy has been identified as 15-year-old Aman Kumar Paswan, the son of Dinesh Paswan of Sambalpur. As per reports, fire brigade and ODRAF teams reached the spot on being informed […]
Bhubaneswar: Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi has asked the district Collectors in Mahanadi system to remain alert and take precautionary measures in view of the excess floodwater being released from the Hirakud Dam. However, he has also stated the situation at present as ‘normal’. On the possibilities of a flood situation in different districts coming […]
Bhubaneswar: Former MP Baijayant Panda has congratulated people of Odisha after the State government on Saturday decided to set up a riverine port on Mahanadi River at Akhadasali village under Mahakalpada block of Kendrapara district. He stated the decision is a win for people of the State. On February 26, 2014, Panda had met the […]
Paradip: A truck skidded off a bridge and fell into the Mahanadi near Bhutamundai here today. Driver of the truck identified as Ajit Mandal hailing from the Udayabat area in Paradip is missing after the incident. According to reports, the mishap occurred when the truck en-route to Chandikhole from Paradip hit the left railing of […]
Sambalpur: In order to manage the rising water level due the incessant rain since last couple of days, the Hirakud Dam will release the first flood water of the season from the reservoir tomorrow. Hirakud Chief Engineer Jyotirmaya Rath informed, “The first flood water will be released between 10 am and 11 am tomorrow. However, […]
Bhubaneswar: After facing criticism, Odisha government has decided to construct seven barrages in the downstream of Mahanadi River. Besides, 22 barrages will also be constructed on Mahanadi’s tributaries and distributaries, informed Secretary of Odisha Water Resources Department, Pradip Jena on Saturday. While addressing a presser, Jena stated that, “The government is working on a roadmap […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Minister, Pradeeep Maharathy on Tuesday taunted Union Petroleum and Skill Development Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan by referring him as ‘Mahanadi River’- which could dry up. Maharathy’s remarks came at a time when Odisha is at loggerheads with the Chhattisgarh & central governments over illegal construction of barrages on Mahanadi River by the neighbouring […]
Jagatsinghpur: In a tragic incident, two youths drowned while taking bath in Mahanadi river near Tarapur Tarini temple in Jagatsinghpur district on Monday evening. A fire brigade team rushed to the spot and launched a search operation last night. Though the deadbody of one of them was recovered from the river today, efforts are on […]