Tag: Mahanadi

Five Jumbos swept away by flood water in Mahanadi

Cuttack: At least five elephants were swept away by flood water in Mahanadi River near Mundali in Cuttack today morning. Reportedly, the incident took place when a herd of around 20 elephants were crossing the river while going from Athagarh to Chandaka forest. According to sources, the wild elephants used to cross the river on […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Expert team from Odisha blames Chhattisgarh for stopping Mahanadi water

Bhubaneswar: The Mahanadi river water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh doesn’t seem to end soon as an inspection team which visited several projects in Chhattisgarh found that the neighbouring State is not releasing adequate amount of river water. According to sources, the team led by the Chief Engineer of Hirakud dam Jyotirmayee Ratha visited several […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Hirakud Dam opens 20 gates, water to reach Mundali today night

Sambalpur: The Hirakud dam authorities on Tuesday night opened five more sluice gates to manage the increasing water level in the reservoir. So far a total of 20 gates have been opened to discharge rain water from the reservoir to the Mahanadi River. Although the authorities had  decide to open only 15 gates, five more […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Special Relief Commissioner dismisses possibility of flood in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: There is no flood-like situation in Mahanadi and the water discharge at Mundali has reduced, informed Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today. “Currently, less than 4.5 lakh cusec of water is being discharged. The water level in Baitarani has also come down so there is no chance of flood,” Sethi said. “Rainfall in last […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Flood fury: Water gushes into Maa Bhattarika temple

Badamba: The flood water of Mahanadi River entered the sanctum sanctorum of Maa Bhattarika temple in Narasinghpur of Cuttack district in the wee hours today. Sources said the water flooded the temple premises at around 3 am. However, the flooding did not affect the conduct of rituals of the deity as the temple committee shifted […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Water level swells in major rivers across Odisha

Boudh: Villagers living alongside Mahanadi, Devi, Baitarani and Tel Rivers are in a state of panic as water level in these rivers has risen following torrential rain. As per reports, a bridge was washed away in Chandigada village under Boudh block after sudden inflow of flood water; as such the village has been cut-off from […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
'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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021