BHUBANESWAR: Three World Bank-aided National Highway projects worth over Rs 400 crore are facing undue delay despite warning from the Bank in project execution.

BHUBANESWAR: Three World Bank-assisted infrastructure projects worth over Rs 400 crore have remained a non-starter even after a year of awarding of contracts due to lack of cooperation from the Government.

The World Bank sanctioned loan for widening and strengthening of three roads under the Orissa State Road Project. Tenders were invited for the three projects in January 2008.

BERHAMPUR: After being put on the backburner for decades, the Cheligada irrigation project in Ganjam district has finally been put on fast-track by the Government. The project will irrigate lands in Ganjam and Gajapati districts, supply drinking water to Berhampur city and generate power.

BERHAMPUR: Locals have threatened to stage an agitation if no adequate measures are taken to check the possible radiation from the proposed titanium plant at Chandrapada near Chatrapur.

Behrampore: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today asked the Murshidabad authorities to draw up a

BERHAMPUR: Water scarcity is a perennial problem for Berhampur people despite huge budgetary allocation for a number of water projects under the State and the Central Government schemes.

The city, with over four lakh population, requires 49 million litres (ML) of water on a daily basis.

Sisir Panigrahy

BERHAMPUR: Come summer and the water pouches business springs to life in the Silk City. With the mercury touching 40 degrees Celsius in the district and sunstroke-related incidents on the rise, people prefer not to take risk while out in the open.

BERHAMPUR: With the death of a woman, the death toll in unknown disease in Royalpata village in Kasipur block of Rayagada district rose to seven. The disease broke out 13 days back. Another six persons are battling for life while scores of others are suffering from the disease.

BERHAMPUR: More than 10,000 families in Philippines earn their daily bread through seaweed farming. Seaweed cultivation can reap similar fruits in the coastal district of Ganjam where a large population, along the coasts, depends on fishing and its related activities.

BEHRAMPORE, Jan. 22: A raintree at the heart of Behrampore town was saved from being cut down today by green activists Jatiya Sabuj Bahini and Paschimbango Biggyan Mancho, helped by students from Maharani Kashi Sheri Girl's School and KM College School, who were led by their teachers in the protest.