The forest department on Monday said it would not make any suggestions regarding relocation of the stray wild male tiger (now at Nandankanan zoo) to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)

Despite abundant freshwater aquaculture resources in the state, Odisha depending on Andhra Pradesh to meet its demand for fish is really unfortunate, said experts at a workshop organized at the Cen

As traders complain of a significant drop in the sale of firecrackers this year with people scaling down Diwali celebrations in the wake of cyclone and floods, environmentalists see a positive side to the trend.

Environmentalist said subdued Diwali is good news for the environment. "The reduced sale of crackers would mean less air pollution and less toxic left-overs for water," said environmentalist Biswajit Mahanty.

BERHAMPUR: People in Ganjam district are reeling from severe scarcity of water following disruption of water supply in both rural and urban areas, including Berhampur.

The state government has started exploring assistance from the World Bank and the Centre to make Berhampur town slum free after 158 of the total 262 slums in southern Odisha town were devastated du

The Phailin wound barely healed, Ganjam district on Thursday was threatened by yet another natural calamity, that of flood.

Almost all rivers were in spate, triggered by four days of unprecedented rain, forcing the government to evacuate people to safer places.
"Over one lakh people were marooned as floodwaters from Rushikulya, Badanadi, Ghodahada and Bahuda rivers entered many villages. By evening, nearly 10,000 people had been evacuated. The communication network has been badly disrupted.

BHUBANESWAR: As many as 20 VHF towers were damaged in the October 12 cyclone in different wildlife sanctuaries of the state, leading to disruption of communication.

BHUBANESWAR: Rooftop solar power plants will soon be mandatory for hotels and hospitals besides big residential and commercial buildings in city.

BHUBANESWAR: The Total Soluble Solids (TSS) in the water that flows out of the Jagannath Temple kitchen into the municipal drain in Puri is 4,830 mg/l as against the permissible limit of 200 mg/l.

The United Nations on Tuesday appreciated the state government's preparedness in dealing with the 'very very severe' cyclone Phailin, saying it would highlight the efforts as a successful case stud