BHUBANESWAR: Persons with disabilities are more vulnerable to disaster impacts due to their physical condition.

BHUBANESWAR: Orissa, which till the last decade used just about 14 per cent of its available groundwater, has shown a rapid rise in utilisation which has jumped to 26.14 per cent.

The much-awaited investigation report on rights violations in Reba-Kapali Rivulet Renovation Project has been finalised and will be released for public after the signature of all the authorities.
The success of getting the enquiry report and making it public solely goes to the rural rights activist and Supreme Court advocate Radhakanta Tripathy.
The district administration was reluctant to look

BHUBANESWAR: Three persons died and another was injured as a high-velocity hailstorm hit coastal Orissa today uprooting trees and utility poles and flattening houses. A 53-year-old woman, identified as Bilasini Nayak, was killed when an uprooted tree fell on her in Gop area of Puri district.

Bhubaneswar: At least 42 people including 10 women and eight children are missing in mid-sea off the Odisha coast and their boat remained untraced since yesterday due to a low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal.

We have requisitioned a helicopter to trace the missing people in the sea, Bhadrak district collector KC Patra said.

Rescue teams of the Indian navy, coast guard and marine police co

BHUBANESWAR: The National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC)

BHADRAK: The monsoon showers may have come as a relief from the scorching heat but the residents of Bhadrak are in for another trouble flooding. Rains for the last two days have already inundated the court and collectorate campus and people here fear a floodlike situation in the town if it rains incessantly.

BHADRAK: Several families in a hamlet in Bhadrak district are living in constant fear of their homes being wiped out soon due to massive erosion by the river Salandi.

Palatpur, situated on the Salandi banks near Akhandalmani temple, 55 km from the district headquarters, has already lost its playing and cattle grazing fields due to erosion by the river.

BHADRAK: It is the women who promote female foeticide despite concerns over the declining sex ratio in most of the states in India, said Prema Kariyapa, Chairperson, Central Social Welfare Board, (CSWB) New Delhi. Addressing a gathering on campaign against female foeticide here today, Kariyapa said,

BHUBANESWAR: An oil leak was Tuesday spotted at a crucial pipeline of the state-run Indian Oil Corp in Orissa's Bhadrak district, raising concerns over its environmental impact and loss of supplies.

The leak was detected early morning by residents near Jafrabad village, some 170 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, said District Collector K.C. Patra.