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Tag: Mahanadi

Sri Sri Varsity student drowns in Mahanadi

Cuttack: In a tragic incident, a student of Sri Sri University at Bidyadharpur near Naraj in Cuttack district drowned in Mahanadi while taking bath around noon today. Following information, fire brigade and Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) teams rushed to the spot and began a search operation to fish out the body of the […]

No injustice to Odisha on Mahanadi issue: Uma Bharti

Union Water Resources minister Uma Bharti today assured Odisha that no injustice will be done to it in resolving the dispute with Chhattisgarh over sharing of Mahanadi water. While making it clear that the Centre wants the Mahanadi issue to be resolved through mutual understanding between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, she informed that CMs of both the states will be asked to come to Delhi on a suitable date between September 10 and 20 to discuss the matter and resolve the issue

Mahanadi row: Odisha govt was aware of Arpa-Bhaisajhar project 3 years ago!

Even as the BJD has intensified its statewide agitation in Odisha in protest against unilateral construction of projects by the Chhattisgarh government in the upper catchments of Mahanadi, it is now revealed that the Odisha government was aware of the construction of seven projects, including Arpa-Bhaisajhar barrage project, at least three years ago

Dama taunts Surya Patro for leading 'Kalas Jatra'

The irrepressible Dama Rout has done it yet again: swimming against the current and going against the party line. The Paradip strongman today trained his guns on former minister and party spokesperson Surya Narayan Patro, his favourite target, for leading the Kalas Jatra launched by the BJD to protest against a series of constructions on the upstream of Mahanadi by Chhattisgarh, which entered its second day in Jharsuguda today

4 key info missing in C’garh minute book: WR secy

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Water Resources secretary Pradeep Jena on Saturday alleged that the Chhattisgarh government has not mentioned anything about four vital points, which were discussed in the tripartite meeting in New Delhi last month, in the minute book. Jena said the Chhattisgarh government had kept Odisha in the dark about all the projects in the […]

Odisha reminds Chhattisgarh about info on Mahanadi projects

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the fact that the Chhattisgarh government is yet to give detailed information about the completed and upcoming projects built in the upper catchments of Mahanadi, the Odisha government has sent a reminder to the former. Talking to media persons at the State Secretariat here today, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said […]

Chhattisgarh hydro project may dry up Ib river!

Bhubaneswar: Even as the tussle between Odisha and neighbouring Chhattisgarh over the use of Mahanadi river water refuses to die down, the latter’s under construction hydro power project on the upstream of Ib river has posed a threat to the course of this tributary of Mahanadi. Sources said the Chhattisgarh government is constructing Gullu Hydro […]

Admn moves to check garbage dumping on Mahanadi, Kathjori bed

Cuttack: Almost a month after National Green Tribunal (NGT) asked the district administration to keep the Mahanadi and Kathjori riverbeds free from dumping of garbage and household waste material, the district Collector has asked Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) authorities to ensure that no garbage is thrown into the two rivers. Meanwhile, authorities of State Water […]

Congress bandh throws Odisha out of gear

Bhubaneswar: Normal life came to a stand still in many parts of the state due to a dawn-to-dusk bandh called by Congress to protest against the Chhattisgarh government’s unilateral move of constructing barrages and dams in the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi. Agitating members of the party staged road blockades by burning tyres and picketing. […]

'Bandh to put pressure on Odisha and Chhattisgarh to resolve Mahanadi row'

OPCC chief Prasad Harichandan today said the 12-hour bandh called by the party in the State tomorrow will be a reprimand to both the Odisha and Chhaatisgarh State governments and a solution to the Mahanadi water issue will come out

Naveen slams Chhattisgarh for constructions on Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: Hitting out at Chhattisgarh for undertaking a series of constructions on river Mahanadi unilaterally, chief minister Naveen Patnaik today said the move by the neighbouring state is against the federal spirit. He said Odisha is working efficiently to resolve the dispute within the ambit of the Indian constitution. “A state should not try to […]

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BJD raking up Mahanadi issue to hoodwink people: BJP

The BJP today alleged that the ruling BJD government is trying to rake up Mahanadi issue only to hoodwink the people of Odisha

Mahanadi row: Cong calls Odisha bandh on Aug 16

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying its protest on the Mahanadi issue, Congress on Friday announced that it would observe an Odisha bandh on August 16. A decision in this regard was taken at an important meeting of senior party leaders chaired by Odisha Pradesh Congress President (OPCC) Prasad Harichandan at the party office here. “Both Odisha and Chhattisgarh […]

Govt doing petty politics on Mahanadi: Congress

Bhubaneswar: The Congress today alleged that the Odisha government is doing petty politics on the Mahanadi issue. Briefing media persons here today, leader of the Opposition Narasingh Mishra said all political parties in Odisha, except the ruling BJD, are strongly opposed to the construction of projects in the upper reaches of Mahanadi by the Chhattisgarh […]

Nayagarh: Bus falls into Mahanadi; 12 injured

Nayagarh: As many as 12 persons were injured when a bus veered off road and fell into the Mahanadi river near Dankarisahi under Gania block of Nayagarh district this morning. All the injured were admitted to the Gania hospital following the accident. Out of the injured, five were later shifted to the Nayagarh district headquarters […]

Non-BJD outfits urge Prez to resolve Mahanadi row

A team of political leaders barring the ruling BJD and representatives of NGOs and civil society organisations (CSOs) today submitted a memorandum addressed to the President of India to Governor SC Jamir at Raj Bhawan seeking his intervention to solve the ongoing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over the sharing of Mahanadi water

Barrages on Mahanadi not to impact Odisha: Chhattisgarh EIC

Bilaspur: In a statement that is certain to be contested by Odisha, the senior-most engineer of the Water Resources department in Chhattisgarh today asserted that there would be no impact on Odisha if barrages are constructed in the upper reaches of River Mahanadi. “During monsoon season, the volume of water released by the Chhattisgarh government […]

C’garh’s barrages meant for water supply to industries: BJD

BJD vice president and Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya, who is leading the 12-member BJD team visiting Chhattisgarh for an on the spot verification of the projects on the upstream of Mahanadi river, today alleged that the neighbouring state is constructing barrages to supply water to industries

Bijoy Mohapatra bats for River Board on Mahanadi row

The Joint Control Board proposed by the Centre can never solve the dispute relating to Mahanadi river water sharing between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. What Odisha needs to get its grievances redressed is a River Board to be formed by the Centre, senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra said here today

OTV impact: Odisha team in C’garh to inspect anicut project

A three-member team, led by an assistant executive engineer of the Odisha Ib Investigation division, has visited the site at Shanko under Samadaga panchayat in Chhattisgarh where an anicut is to be built by the neighbouring State on the upper catchment area of the Ib river, a tributary of the Mahanadi river

Mahanadi row: Janata Congress to oppose BJD team's visit to Chhattisgarh

A day ahead of the visit of a 12-member BJD team to Chhattisgarh for an on the spot verification of under construction projects on Mahanadi river, Janata Congress chief and ex-chief minister of the neighbouring state Ajit Jogi today said it would oppose the tour of the Odisha ruling party leaders in a peaceful manner

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Mahanadi row: BJD team to leave for Chhattisgarh today

Bhubaneswar: The 12-member BJD delegation will leave for Chhattisgarh today to conduct ground inspection of the projects being undertaken by the neighbouring State on river Mahanadi. The team will reach the spot tomorrow after a brief halt at Jharsuguda today. The committee headed by MP and BJD vice president Prasanna Acharya will visit the construction […]

First floodwaters of Mahanadi reach Naraj

The first floodwaters of Mahanadi released by the Hirakud Dam authorities on Friday last, reached the Naraj barrage this morning

State govt hiding letters on Mahanadi project: BJP

Bhubaneswar: Accusing the stage government of making an attempt to hide its incompetence and misleading the people of Odisha, BJP on Sunday alleged that the government is hiding the letters exchanged between Odisha and Chhattisgarh on the contentious Kelo project on the upper catchments of Mahanadi. At a press meet in Bhubaneswar, BJP today produced […]

BJD gets ‘verbal confirmation’ for Chhattisgarh visit on Aug 9

Bhubaneswar: The 12-member BJD delegation has received a verbal confirmation from the Chhattisgarh government to visit the State on August 9 and inspect various projects being undertaken on the upper catchment of Mahanadi river. The team has received a verbal confirmation to visit the neighboring State on August 9 during a discussion with Chhattisgarh Water […]

Prasanna Acharya to chair meet on Mahanadi today

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the 12-member BJD team’s visit to Chhattisgarh on August 7 & 8 to hold discussions with concerned officials of the neighbouring State on the Mahanadi water dispute, Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya will chair a meeting with the team members today. Official sources said the meeting will deliberate on the points to […]

Slugfest continues in Congress over all-party meet on Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: The intra-party conflict in the Congress is refusing to die down. Even as the controversy over the absence of PCC president Prasad Harichandan in the all-party meet on the Mahanadi water dispute chaired by their own Narasing Mishra is yet to subside, a fresh war of words ensued between senior leader Niranjan Patnaik and […]

'Nirbhaya' rerun: 2 arrested for raping, murdering girl in bus

Athgarh: In a chilling reminder of the ghastly Nirbhaya gang-rape case in New Delhi that shook the conscience of the entire nation, the driver and conductor of a bus have been arrested for abducting, raping, murdering and later dumping her body in Mahanadi river here in Cuttack district. The mystery behind the death of the […]

BJD demands Centre's intervention over construction of dam

New Delhi: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Bhartruhari Mahtab on Friday sought the central government’s intervention over the construction of dam by Chattisgarh government over the tributaries of Mahanadi river. “Union Water Resources Minister had informed the house earlier that without the permission of the Central Water Commission, construction of dams will not be allowed. […]

BJP to publish white paper on Mahanadi waters

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said it would release a white paper on Mahanadi water, the sharing of which has become a contentious issue between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Addressing a press meet here, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said; “Very soon, BJP will release a white paper on the status of water […]

12-member BJD team to visit Mahanadi project site in C'garh

Bhubaneswar: With the political slugfest over the projects being undertaken by Chhattisgarh in the upstream of river Mahanadi showing no signs of abating in the near future, the ruling BJD on Friday constituted a 12-member team to visit the project site in the neighbouring State. The team, constituted with the approval of chief minister and […]

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No flood threat due to release of Mahanadi water: Govt

The state government today assured the people that there is no threat of floods in the lower catchment areas of Mahanadi due to the release of water from Hirakud dam tomorrow

BJD doesn’t want solution on Mahanadi: Uma Bharati

Bhubaneswar: Union Water Resources minister Uma Bharati on Thursday criticised the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for taking the Mahanadi issue to the streets despite a consent between Odisha and Chhattishgarh a few days ago to settle the matter through a joint control board (JCB). Reacting to the ‘rail roko’, a token agitation by BJD […]

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Mahanadi row: BJD protests at Cuttack Collector’s office

Cuttack: As a part of its state-wide protest over projects undertaken by the Chhattisgarh government on the upper catchment of Mahanadi, the ruling BJD today staged a protest rally in front of the Cuttack collector’s office. According to sources, all the BJD MLAs from Cuttack district, minister and hundreds of party activists participated in the […]

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Chhattisgarh CM directs officials to expedite projects on Mahanadi

Even as Odisha and Chhattisgarh are yet to resolve the controversy surrounding the the projects on the upstream of Mahanadi river, Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh has directed concerned officials to expedite the under-construction projects on Mahanadi and other rivers

Mahanadi row: BJD moves privilege notice against Balyan in RS

New Delhi: BJD Rajya Sabha MP Anubhav Mohanty today moved a privilege notice against the Minister of State for Water Resources, Sanjeev Balyan for providing misleading information in the Parliament on the projects undertaken in the Mahanadi upstream by Chhattisgarh. Earlier, a privilege motion was moved against Balyan in the Lok Sabha by BJD Parliamentary […]

BJD govt politicising Mahanadi issue with panchayat polls in mind: Raman Singh

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh on Wednesday trashed the claims of the Odisha government on the construction of barrages in the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi saying the ruling party is politicising the issue. Talking to reporters, Singh stated a non-issue was being made into an issue to gain political mileage keeping in mind […]

All-party meet to form joint panel on Mahanadi row

Bhubaneswar: An all-party meeting convened here by Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra on Wednesday agreed that a joint committee should be formed to protect the interests of Odisha in the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh. As anticipated, the ruling BJD did not participate in the meeting which was attended by nearly fifty persons from […]

Mahanadi row: BJD skips all-party meet, stops Chhattisgarh bound trains

Bhubaneswar: Activists of the BJD, which has decided to stay away from the all-party meet convened by Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra today to discuss the projects being constructed by Chhattisgarh in the upstream of Mahanadi,stopped all goods trains to Chhattisgarh at various stations of the State and staged a hunger strike in front of […]

C'garh letter nails Odisha's claim on Mahanadi project

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Odisha chief secretary clarified that the government of Chhattisgarh had not informed Odisha about the Kelo project being undertaken by it in the upstream of river Mahanadi, a document on the Kelo project survey division, Chhatisgarh, a copy of which is in the possession of OTV, has proved that the […]