Berhamupur: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday laid the foundation-stone for the proposed anti-Maoist Vijayawada-Ranchi corridor at Aska in Ganjam district.

BHUBANESWAR: Just nine urban centres of the State can boast of a population of one lakh and more. None has touched the one million mark.

BERHAMPUR: A herd of 30 wild elephants continue to unleash a reign of terror in Ganjam district putting the Forest Department officials in a tizzy.

BERHAMPUR: Along with the rain, sea waves have again posed threat to villages on the Ganjam district coast.

BERHAMPUR: Two persons of Kabisuryanagar block have tested positive for dengue while seven samples tested positive for chikungunya.

BERHAMPUR: Uncertainty looms large over the setting up of the Rs 1,150-crore titanium project that has run into controversy in the wake of differences between the Indian and Russian promoters of th

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has formed a Task Force of medical experts for surveillance and initiation of control measures in view of the recent increase in dengue cases in different district

BHUBANESWAR: With a rise in the number of slum-dwellers, the State Government is gearing up to prepare a new project to rehabilitate them in a proper manner. The project, which will focus on improving the livelihood of the slum-dwellers, is an extension of the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) which was implemented in February this year.

Bhubaneswar: Activists of non-Congress political parties on Monday staged demonstrations at several places in state protesting against the petrol price hike and demanding an immediate roll-back.

Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD) in a memorandum to President Pratibha Patil describing the price hike as arbitrary and illogical and sought her intervention in the matter.

It demanded regulation of the p

Conservation efforts for Olive Ridley turtles have led to protection of house sparrows at Purunabandha village near Rushikulya rookery in Orissa.

Villagers involved in guarding the endangered Olive Ridley turtles at this major nesting site have extended their efforts to house sparrows.

During the past few years house sparrows had started to vanish from most of the rural areas of Orissa due t