The three-member Supreme Court-appointed central empowerment committee (CEC) headed by Justice P V Jayakrishnan visited Keonjhar district on Wednesday.

The panel members met the collector before heading for Thakurani iron ore block, belonging to Sarada Mines, at Barbil, about 70 km from here. Senior forest, mining and revenue officers accompanied them. The committee chairman declined to comment on the issue.

BHUBANESWAR: The Biju Patnaik airport is set to get ISO-14001 tag, a recognition given to airports by international organization for standardization, Geneva, for meeting environmental parameters.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has summoned the principal secretary, department of environment and forests, Government of Odisha, the chief executive officer and the executive engineer of Puri M

After Justice MB Shah Commission in its report pointed out that stock of fines (remnants of iron ore) was causing water pollution, the state government has asked Odisha State Pollution Control Boar

Several land oustees on Sunday torched Posco's containerized office and dismantled a 300-metre boundary wall at Nuagaon in Jagatsinghpur district, triggering fresh tension in the steel company's pr

Koraput district in Odisha was conferred the national award under the schemes District award for effective initiatives in National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) administration in the 9th

A team of experts from Israel on Tuesday reached Bhubaneswar to study groundwater pollution in the city.

The Centre has approved 12 projects of around 6,300 pucca houses under Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) for Phailin-hit slum dwellers here.

Unfazed by stiff opposition from environmentalists, the tourism department on Sunday privatized sanitation work on Puri beach. A Bhubaneswar-based voluntary organization would carry out the cleaning instead of the local municipality.

In the first phase, the outsourced agency has engaged nearly 80 sweepers, who would clean the beach from 6 am to 10 pm. "Subsequently, the agency would press into service a mechanized sweeping machine on the beach," tourist officer (Puri) Bijay Kumar Jena said.

BHUBANESWAR: The Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) in Mayurbhanj district has recorded a footfall of nearly 20,000 tourists within two and half months, ever since it opened in mid-November.