Dengue situation in the state continues to remain grim with steady detection of new cases, especially from the worst-affected Jajpur district.

Preliminary assessment by the state government suggests at least 80,000 houses were damaged in the state under the impact of cyclone Hudhud.

The Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) in Mayurbhanj district is scourged by malaria with 30% of its staff down with the fever.

BHUBANESWAR: An expert committee from the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) is scheduled to arrive here on Friday to examine implementation of central forest Acts in the state.

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) and the district administration will down shutters of 12 hotels along Puri beach on Thursday for violating pollution control norms.

KORAPUT: Tension gripped Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's (HAL) unit at Sunabeda in Koraput district as land losers forcibly ploughed around 50 acre on its premises on Monday.

Although the state government has targeted to operate the first phase of National Waterway-5 (NW-5), linking Dhamra-Paradip-Kalinga Nagar by 2017, delay in getting environment clearance for certain

Seventy-two apartments and 10 educational institutions have come under the scanner of the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) for discharging untreated wastewater.

BHUBANESWAR: Of the 58,000 government-run schools in the state, more than 8,000 don't have toilets for girls while in another 12,500, the toilets are lying defunct, according to a recent report of

Little progress has been made in the three inter-linking of river proposals, which aims to divert surplus water to deficit areas and reduce chances of flood.