Forest land measuring 1838.79 hectares (ha) has been diverted for 15 industrial projects in the state between 2004 and 2013.

Normal life in most parts of State was badly affected due to incessant rains being witnessed for past 48 hours. Flood threats also loomed large in some coastal as well as northern districts.

PARADIP: IOCL has refuted the allegation of polluting water bodies near its refinery project that was levelled by local fishermen.

While the Union Government led by Naredra Modi has embarked upon a target of setting up two lakh toilets for women in 5,000 villages under a Mahatma Gandhi Clean India Programme, use of toilets in

At least 96 panic-struck persons sustained injuries following the earthquake of moderate intensity that had hit Odisha on Wednesday evening.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) and the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to reply within three weeks regarding extension

Hundreds of farmers and residents under the banner of Hansua Bachhao Samiti held a demonstration on Monday demanding withdrawal of permission granted to Posco to draw water from the Hansua river.

Gives three weeks for response regarding extension of environmental clearance for Posco's steel plant

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the state pollution control board and Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) to reply within three weeks regarding extension of environment clearance (EC) for Posco’s steel plant project at Paradip.

With Norwestor giving a ditch to the State so far this season, there seems to be no respite from the blistering sun yet.

Villagers opposed to land acquisition, however, sought to clarify that their participation in voting should not be seen as softening of their stand.

Members of Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) said they would continue the agitation against ‘forcible’ land acquisition though the Jagtsinghpur district administration was considering facilitation of election at Dhinkia, the nerve centre of anti-POSCO movement, a big success.