BHUBANESWAR: The heat wave death toll in the State jumped to 81 though blistering conditions showed a let up over many parts of Odisha on Wednesday.

BHAWANIPATNA: Pests and diseases have affected paddy crop in the irrigated pockets of Indravati during the last fortnight, causing anxiety among farmers of Kalahandi district.

BHAWANIPATNA: Pest attacks are back to haunt farmers of Kalahandi district.

Bhubaneswar: Calling for legal action against Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) for the sudden closure of its refinery plant at Lanjigarh, senior BJP leader and former minister Pradip Kumar Nayak on

Bhubaneswar: The World Bank has lifted the suspension of its loan for the Odisha State Roads Project it imposed in May 2011.

BHAWANIPATNA: After operating its refinery at Lanjigarh for seven years, Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) on Saturday announced a temporary shutdown of its unit due to lack of raw material.

BARIPADA: Already shocked over frequent elephant killings in Similipal and Kuldiha reserve forests, the forest authorities here are in for some more trouble.

Monsoon may have brought some relief to the coastal districts but the farmers of western Odisha continue to suffer from a drought-like situation.

Bhubaneswar: Despite death of 149 elephants, mostly due to poaching and electrocution during last two years in Odisha, the population of pachyderms has increased to 1930 from 1886 in 2010.

Bhubaneswar: Normal life was crippled on the day as heat wave continued in most parts of Odisha with mercury touching 46.6 degree Celsius in the state capital of Bhubaneswar and Talcher.