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Tag: Mahanadi

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After 'no flood' assurances, SRC now alerts of low to medium scale flood

Bhubaneswar: After “No flood” assurances, the Special Relief Commissioner today alerted of a low to medium scale flood in the Mahanadi river system. With torrential and incessant rain continuing to lash several parts of the state including upper catchment and lower areas of Mahanadi, a low to medium scale flood could be possible in the […]

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Chhattisgarh at fault in Mahanadi issue: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today termed Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh’s comments on Mahanadi condemnable and also stated that the neighbouring state is at fault in the whole dispute. During a press conference in Bhubaneswar, Pradhan held Chhattisgarh responsible for the problem; however, he also questioned Odisha government and asked “what has been done in […]

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'Jal Satygraha' in Cuttack to draw PM Modi's attention to Mahanadi dispute

Cuttack: Members of Mahanadi Banchao Andolan resorted to a unique protest ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Cuttack to draw his attention to the Mahanadi River water dispute. The members of the outfit staged a silent ‘Jal Satyagraha’ and made special requests to PM to direct Raman Singh-led Chhattisgarh government to open the […]

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Congress' Mahanadi Suraksha Samiti rally to kickstart from today

Jharsuguda: The Congress will today start its Mahanadi Suraksha Samiti rally to protest construction of barrages by the Chhattisgarh government in upstream areas of Mahanadi. As part of the campaign, the party will organise protest rallies in all districts of Western Odisha, said sources. Jharsuguda MLA Naba Das leading the Mahanadi Suraksha Samiti will hold […]

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Odisha to spend Rs 75,000 cr on water resources

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government said on Thursday Rs 75,000 crore will be spent in the next five years for developing the state’s water resources. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed the Water Resources department to prepare a comprehensive river policy in the next three months, a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office. Patnaik said several […]

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Odisha BJP shedding crocodile tears on Mahanadi: CM

Jharsuguda: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today took a jibe at the BJP Odisha unit alleging that several saffron party leaders in the State are supporting the Chhattisgarh’s projects on Mahanadi river and are shedding crocodile tears on the long-standing issue. Addressing a public meeting after launching the Mahanadi Surakhya Yatra at Sukhasoda in Jharsuguda, Patnaik […]

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Man killed daughter, 3 grandchildren; dumped bodies in Mahanadi: Police

  Paradip: Five days after bodies of a woman and her 3 children were found floating in Mahanadi River near Kujang in Paradip; police have arrested the accused, who happens to be the father of the murdered woman. According to the police, the accused, Akshay Sethi, in a bid to pocket Rs 3 lakh received […]

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Questions raised over new Mahanadi projects in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With older projects such as the Lower Suktel in Bolangir and Lower Indra in Nuapada remaining unfinished, fate of the seven new projects on the Mahanadi river basin have raised apprehensions. While cost of these projects have crossed Rs 72,000 crore, land acquisition and rehabilitation of displaced have become thaws in completion of the […]

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Bodies of woman, 3 children found floating in Mahanadi

Paradip: In a heart-wrenching incident, bodies of four persons of a family were found floating in Mahanadi River near Shani Mandir of Jagnnathpur village in Paradip today. The deceased have been identified as the family members of Ananta Sethi, who had died in an accident a few days back. According to sources, bodies of Ananta’s […]

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BJD gears up for Padyatra over Mahanadi issue

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD is all set to organise a ‘padyatra’ in a bid to draw public attention over Mahanadi issue and  checkmate the Opposition. As part of the padyatra, the rally will be taken out during the day while at night, the party leaders will halt at different villages and hold meetings to sensitise […]

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Congress to launch 'Mahanadi Banchao Andolan'

Bhubaneswar: Opposition Congress has decided to take to streets to protest the unilateral construction of barrages over river Mahanadi by neighbouring Chhattisgarh. At a press meet in Bhubaneswar today, one of the newly-appointed working presidents of Odisha Congress, Naba Kishore Das said that water flow in Mahandi has largely reduced due to construction of barrages […]

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'Chhattisgarh planning to turn Odisha into desert’

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Mahanadi water dispute is still unresolved and the tribunal is yet to begin its proceedings, the Chhattisgarh government’s construction of a dam on the upper catchment of Ib River at Gulu in Jashpur district has raised further concerns for Odisha. According to sources, Chhattisgarh’s construction of a dam at […]

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Mahanadi dispute: Row between Odisha, Chhattisgarh intensifies

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Monday strongly opposed illegal construction of barrages by neighbouring Chhattisgarh government during the Regional Conference of Eastern States on Water Resources convened by the Central government at Kolkata. At the meeting held under the chairmanship of Union Minister of State for Water Resources, Odisha’s Food and Consumer Welfare Minister Surya Narayan Patro […]

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Closure of Kalma barrage gates: Mahanadi Bachao Andolan to launch stir

Bhubaneswar: Regional outfit ‘Mahanadi Bachao Andolan’ has decided to launch a signature campaign and a ‘padyatra’ from Kalma to Puri on April 11 demanding opening of gates of Kalma Barrage by Chhattisgarh till further orders of the Mahanadi Water Dispute Tribunal. The outfit is planning to collect 1 lakh signatures and will present it before […]

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Drowning incidents mar Holi celebrations

Berhampur/Cuttack: Holi celebration was on Friday marred by drowning of at least two persons while taking bath in separate water bodies in Odisha. In Ganjam district, one person got drowned in Gopalpur sea at the Haripur Ghat while two others went missing in the sea following Holi celebrations in the city. The deceased was identified […]

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Truck falls off bridge into Mahanadi; driver, helper missing

Paradip: The driver and the helper of a truck are still missing after the vehicle fell off a bridge over Mahanadi river near Bhutamundai in Paradip late last night. Personnel of the Kujang fire brigade unit and the Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) launched a rescue operation this morning after receiving information. Till last […]

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INTACH to curate heritage sites along Mahanadi river

Sambalpur: Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) today launched a programme for documentation of the tangible and intangible heritage sites along both sides of Mahanadi river, sources in it said today. Seven teams of culture enthusiasts will cover nearly 1,000 kilometres on both side of the river Mahanadi under the project. INTACH […]

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BJD pulls up Chhattisgarh, Centre on MoEF letter on Mahanadi dispute

Bhubaneswar: Adding to the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today once again pulled up both the Centre and Chhattisgarh government citing a letter of Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoEF) which had slapped a show cause notice on the neighbouring State over violation of environmental norms. […]

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BJD rejects Gadkari's proposal to settle Mahanadi issue through talks

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD in Odisha today rejected Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari’s proposal to settle the Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh through dialogue. BJD spokesperson Prashant Nanda said that discussions on the matter would make sense only after the Chhattisgarh government halts construction work on the river. “There is no point in […]

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Tribunal on Mahanadi in 3 months: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi: While maintaining that a discussion will be a better way to resolve the Mahanadi dispute and ensure enough water for Odisha, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari said that the centre acknowledges the right of Odisha to demand a tribunal and it […]

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No discussion on Mahanadi issue amid uproar in RS

Bhubaneswar: Discussions on Mahandi water dispute could not be held in the Rajya Sabha today following uproar by Congress leaders over the Triple Talaq Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha last week. As the pandemonium continued over the Triple Talaq Bill, the Speaker adjourned the House for the fourth time, till 11 am […]

Throwback 2017: Controversies that kept hounding Odisha

By Devbrat Patnaik The year 2017, undoubtedly, was mired in controversies from the beginning of the year. Every sunrise brought with it a new issue that snowballed and made people create a lot of hullabaloo. Surprising, each of it is gaining more steam to make the year ahead more murkier. With the sun setting into the […]

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‘Turmoil over Baitarini River if govt remains callous’

Bhubaneswar: The negligent attitude of the Odisha government, as has been in the case of Mahanadi, could also give rise to turmoil over Baitarini River, warned senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik today. Also Read: Mahanadi water row disrupts Lok Sabha proceedings The manner in which the Odisha government is playing politics over the Mahanadi water […]

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Dharmendra eager to contest polls from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday expressed his keenness to contest the next general polls from Odisha, but left it to the party to decide whether he would contest Lok Sabha or Assembly election. Speaking on the sidelines of an event in New Delhi to mark the 20th anniversary of OTV, Pradhan stated, “If […]

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House committee to meet PM to demand for tribunal on Mahanadi dispute

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly on Wednesday passed a unanimous resolution to form an all-party House Committee which will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pressurise the Centre for formation of a tribunal to sort out Mahanadi water dispute. The Committee led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will seek appointment for a meeting with the Prime […]

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