Bhubaneswar: A fresh spell of floods in river Baitarani inundated 12 gram panchayats in Bhadrak and Keonjhar districts, as waters receded in the Mahanadi delta, with the death toll on Friday climbi

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday stepped up air-dropping of food packets as flood situation continued to be grim with Mahanadi river flowing above the danger mark in delta region, affec

BHUBANESWAR/BALASORE: Several rivers in northern Orissa were in spate on Saturday following incessant rains as two persons were swept away by Baitarani river in Keonjhar district.

A man and his son went missing while crossing Baitarani near Satahalia village.

BHUBANESWAR: Several rivers have started swelling after incessant rains across the State during the past 48 hours, triggered by a low pressure. Following heavy rains in upper catchments, Bansadhara was flowing above the danger mark at Kashinagar. Brahmani and Baitarani were also showing a rising trend.

BALASORE: Panic spread in the localities of Sundarpur and Sahusahi villages in Bhadrak district following landslides at four places in two days. While most of the villagers are living in fear, some have abandoned their villages.

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has plans to set up 17 more reservoirs as a flood control measure. At present there 8 large and 37 medium reservoirs in the State on different river systems. Besides, work on 18 more projects are on. The projects on river Mahanadi which are on progress are Lower Indra, Manjore, Ret, Titlagarh and Lower Suktel.

The reality of Orissa's iron ore mines, where the promise of prosperity is just empty rhetoric.

Hundreds of hectares of forests have been lost to mining over the years in a situation where encroachments are impossible to monitor. The most common illegality is to continue mining long after the lease has ended.