Contaminated water sources and the virtual absence of health care claim dozens of lives in the State, now in the grip of cholera.
COME monsoon and the backward regions of Orissa are in the grip of water-borne diseases. This year too has been no different. According to official figures, 150 people had died of cholera and diarrhoea in the State as on September 15.

Akshaya Kumar Sahoo

The State Board for Wildlife, the high-power body chaired by the chief minister Naveen Patnaik, has not met even once in the last two years
MASSIVE URBANISATION and industrialisation in Orissa is now taking its toll on the wildlife resources.

BHUBANESWAR: The Centre has sanctioned five new road projects worth Rs 465 crore for five districts of the State, worst hit by Left wing extremists and an additional assistance of Rs 179 crore for improvement of 122 km length of roads in Malkangiri district, the hotbed of Maoists.

BERHAMPUR: Despite the Union Government's incentives for oil palm cultivation, it could not be taken up on a massive scale in the State. The fruit is being grown in over 700 hectares in Ganjam and Gajapati districts since 2006.

According to official records, while only 34 hectares could be brought under cultivation in 2006, it was increased to 150 hectares the following year.

Demanding completion of the construction work of the Zero Dam project soon, Kasinagar farmers in Gajapati district have given a bandh call on Monday.

They have also threatened to resort to a gherao at the Collectorate in future course of action if their demand would not fulfilled soon.

BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to ensure that roads and bridges in the 33 worst Maoist-affected districts in the country are completed in time, Centre has decided to review and monitor progress of their construction regularly.

District Collector has decided to hold talks with leaders tomorrow

BERHAMPUR: Peasants from villages of Kasinagar block of Gajapati district demonstrated in front of the office of the Gajapati district Collector in Parlakhemundi on Wednesday to protest against construction of

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government today sought inclusion of four more districts under the Left Wing extremist-hit area development scheme.

BERHAMPUR: A long march demanding linking of major rivers of Orissa was flagged off from Kasinagar in Gajapati district of south Orissa on Friday.

PHULBANI: A Herd of wild elephants went on the rampage again yesterday killing three persons and destroying many houses in village Kumbharamunda under Daringibadi police station limits in Kandhamal district.