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Tag: Mahanadi River

Hirakud dam releases season’s first floodwater; low-lying areas put on alert
Hirakud dam releases season’s first floodwater; low-lying areas put on alert

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. 

Mahanadi on Chhattisgarh side of Kalma a 'sea', on Odisha side a 'desert'
Mahanadi on Chhattisgarh side of Kalma a 'sea', on Odisha side a 'desert'

“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.”

NGT Raps Odisha Govt Over Sand Smuggling From Mahanadi River Bed, Imposes Rs38L Fine
NGT Raps Odisha Govt Over Sand Smuggling From Mahanadi River Bed, Imposes Rs38L Fine

The tribunal also directed the State government to take stringent measures to check illegal sand mining.

‘Livingstone’ In Mahanadi
‘Livingstone’ In Mahanadi

One incident firmly etched in my mind was the encounter with a wolf whom we had once surprised at her den.

Minor Boys Drown
Four School Students Drown In Mahanadi River: Bodies Recovered

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.

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Youth Jumps Into RIVER
Youth Jumps Into River In Odisha, Dies

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.

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Hundreds Of Villages In Odisha Languish At The Shores Of Dying Sukapaika River
Hundreds Of Villages In Odisha Languish At The Shores Of Dying Sukapaika River

"When a river dies, a civilization dies with it, and these 400 odd villages meet the same fate."

Girlfriend Under Probe
Odisha Christ College Student Death: 2 Arrested, Girlfriend Under Probe

In a major breakthrough in Cuttack Christ College student Tusharkanti Sahu’s death case, Jagatpur police on Monday (27 September) has arrested two persons.

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Drinking Water Project
Protests Erupt Over Proposed Mega Drinking Water Project, Sec-144 Imposed

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.

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Missing Student
Body Of Missing Cuttack College Student Recovered From Mahanadi River

The police on Thursday fished out the body of a student of Christ College in Cuttack who had gone missing on Wednesday.

Hirakud Dam To Release Season’s First Floodwater On July 11

The water level of the dam has increased following incessant rains in the upper basin of Mahanadi River

Mahanadi Dispute
Centre Extends Term Of Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal By 2 Years

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.

Odisha Chhattisgarh Mahanadi Row
Odisha Govt Comes Under Fire For Showing Undue Favouritism To Chhattisgarh Amid Mahanadi Row

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

4 Years On, No Headway In Safibullah Khan Missing Case; Family Pleads For Justice
4 Years On, No Headway In Safibullah Khan Missing Case; Family Pleads For Justice

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 […]

Giant Fish Caught From Mahanadi River In Odisha's Boudh
WATCH: Giant Fish Caught From Mahanadi River In Odisha's Boudh

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 […]

Flood Situation Remains Grim In Odisha
Flood Situation Remains Grim In Odisha

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 […]

Watch: The Dramatic Breach Of Embankment On Mahanadi River At Banki As Villagers Panic

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 […]

Flood Thereat In Mahanadi Looms As Hirakud Opens 42 Gates
Odisha: Flood Threat Looms Large As Hirakud Dam Opens 46 Sluice Gates

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 […]

Medium To Large Scale Flood Likely In Mahanadi, May Hit These Districts

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 […]

Flood Fear For Cuttack! Rampant Sand Mining Forces Mahanadi To Gobble Up Bank

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 […]

New Twist To Truck Driver’s Missing Case From Bridge In Paradip

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 […]

Three Fishermen Missing As Trawler Capsizes In Mahanadi River

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 […]

Six Girls Drown In Mahanadi, One Missing, 5 Rescued

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 […]

Odisha, Chhattisgarh Hold Discussions Ahead Of Mahanadi Tribunal Hearing

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 […]

Rain Batters Parts Of Odisha, Water Levels Of Rivers Rise

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 […]

Medium Flood Likely In Mahanadi; SRC Puts 13 Districts On Alert

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 […]

Hirakud Dam To Release Floodwater on August 14

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 […]

Mahanadi Water Dispute: Tribunal asks Odisha, Chhattisgarh to hold talks again

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. […]

Odisha submits additional affidavit to Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal

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 […]

LoP Narasingha Mishra lambasts BJD over Mahanadi & Polavaram Row

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. […]

Odisha staring at parched summer as Kalma barrage continues to throttle Mahanadi

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, […]

Elephants swept away in Mahanadi River rescued

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 […]

Student goes missing in Mahanadi; search operation on

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 […]

SRC flood situation in Odisha
Collectors On Alert Though Flood Situation So Far Is Normal: SRC

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 […]

Jay Panda
Riverine port decision a huge win for people of Odisha: Jay Panda

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 […]

Truck falls into Mahanadi River in Paradip, driver missing

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 […]

Hirakud Dam to release season’s first flood water tomorrow

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, […]

Odisha working on master plan for Mahanadi

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 […]

Pradeep Maharathy takes jibe at Dharmendra Pradhan

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 […]

Two youths drown in Mahanadi while bathing 

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 […]