Authorities in eastern India arrested at least 100 villagers and deployed a huge police force to quell a protest against a proposed deep-sea port, officials said on Monday. Villagers in Orissa state, fearing they will lose their land without adequate compensation, forced officials to suspend construction work late on Sunday in Dhamra, where India is planning to build one of its biggest ports. The proposed port on the eastern coast will handle 83 million tonnes of cargo per year, said Santosh Mohapatra, chief executive of Dhamra Port Company Ltd.

One step forward and two steps backward. This apparently is how Posco's proposed mega Rs 51,000-crore steel plant in Orissa has progressed for last three years.

The Union ministry of environment and forests wants media-savvy forest officers. Concerned at the "negative coverage' of forest, wildlife and environment-related issues, it organised a training

There's more to the gulmohar tree than what the paperbacks or college annuals say. Scientists at the regional research laboratory in Bhubaneshwar have produced several natural dyes from different

The CAG blames the Orissa government's failure to provide safe potable water for the outbreak of diseases in the State.

Rural Poor

The Sukruli cauldron threatens to boil over if the Orissa government does not act against the smoke spewing sponge iron plant in the area.

the Orissa government has implemen

Far from being a safe heaven, Bhubaneshwar's Nandankanan Zoological Park has become a graveyard for the tigers. In the past one year, more than 15 tigers have died in the park. On July 5, 2001,

A rise in the elephant population in the Chandaka reserve forests raises the basic question of ecological management keeping human needs in mind