BHUBANESWAR: A 45-year-old man admitted in Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Sambalpur, died of swine flu on Tuesday, taking the H1N1 toll in the state to 30 so far, off

BHUBANESWAR: As many as 16 fresh cases of swine flu were detected on Sunday taking the total number of persons affected with the viral infection to 119 in Odisha so far this year.

One more persons tested positive for swine flu on Wednesday taking the total number to six in the last three days in the state.

The Odisha Biodiversity Board (OBB) has decided to conduct biodiversity study of various sanctuaries in the state.

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) on Monday served show-cause notices to seven stone quarries operating in Khurda's Tangi for violating pollution control norms.

JHARSUGUDA: The district administration of Jharsuguda banned use of polythene carry bags below 50 microns from Sunday.

BHUBANESWAR: With deaths of birds reported from several places and cases of bird flu confirmed in the state, chicken and egg business has got affected badly in the capital city.

The DAMAN will continue for five years and will cost the government a total of Rs 120 crore. The government has already sanctioned Rs 10 crore to roll out the first stages of the programme.

Over 300 anti-Polavaram activists of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telengana assembled at Koraput on Thursday and vowed to fight against the multi-purpose project.

BHUBANESWAR: According to the weatherman, cold wave condition would prevail at some pockets in the state for next four days from Friday.