Fresh diarrhoea cases were reported from Kashipur block of Rayagada district on Tuesday.

Official sources said at least 15 people, including four children, of remote Bahardulki and Kichikhal villages are suffering from the disease but are unable to reach Kashipur hospital due to lack of road communication.

The district administration has decided to introduce smokeless chullahs (burners) in school kitchens to make the premises hygienic and ensure safety of students.

The state cabinet on Monday approved a new scheme for improving surface connectivity in 108 backward blocks of the state.

Vehicles financed under the new Scheme for Rural Transport Connectivity would be exempted from motor vehicle tax and permit fees, official sources said. The scheme aims at augmenting passenger transport services in Maoist-affected areas of the state, sources added.

The total number of people affected by dengue has touched 46 in Angul district.

After the outbreak of dengue in neighbouringCuttack, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is on its toes and has decided to clean city roads and drains to check a similar spread of the disea

As many as 114 people have died of malaria in Sundargarh district since 2008. The samples of 371,541 patients were sent for malaria test in 2008.

CUTTACK: A day after a youth died due to suspected dengue at Rausapatna, the district administration has decided to launch a drive in the city to identify people suffering from fever and conduct th

BHUBANESWAR: The Orissa State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) is yet to carry out an inventory to take stock of the electronic waste generated in government offices.

BHAWANIPATNA: The second gram sabha at Kunakadu in Kalahandi district on Wednesday was a repeat of the first at Tadijhola with 21 villagers rejecting Vedanta Aluminum Limited's (VAL) bid to mine Ni

The Orissa high court on Tuesday issued notice to the state government and Centre while admitting a PIL accusing the state of illegally diverting PDS rice meant for BPL families.