Union tribal affairs minister V Kishore Chandra Deo on Friday accused the Odisha government of colluding with Vedanta Group to push its controversial bauxite mining project and suppressing the righ

Malaria continues to be a giant killer in Odisha though death toll from the disease has declined over the past four years. This year, 18 people have died of the mosquito-borne disease.

At least 10 villages of Kalahandi district were marooned in flood waters due to heavy rains at the catchment areas of river Indravati leading to disruption of road communications in different weste

Even as State Government is facing opposition over conducting Gram Sabhas to decide the mining in Niyamgiri hills, Society of Geoscientists and Allied Technologists (SGAT) has batted for permitting

The Society of Geoscientists and Allied Technologies (SGAT), a body of pro-mining lobbyists, today said that the bauxite mining project at Niyamgiri Hill in Kalahandi district will not affect the l

Incessant rainfall in four districts is reported to have destroyed about 17,000 hectare farm land

The state government today announced a series of packages for flood affected farmers in four districts of south Odisha, which received excess rainfall last week after the southwest monsoon arrived ahead of schedule.

Bhubaneswar : Seventeen years after Parliament passed the PESA Act that empowers tribal society to take control of their own resources, the Orissa government has finally decided to make necessary c

Heavy rainfall for the last three days has severely hit normal life in Odisha, particularly the southern parts, with at least three villages marooned in Kalahandi district.

The govt received flak from the Union ministry of Tribal Affairs, activists

Faced with flak from the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) and activists from Niyamgiri for its decision to limit gram sabhas to only 12 villages, the Odisha government is mulling to seek legal opinion over the possibility of expanding scope of such meetings.

The Dongria and Kutia Kondh tribals of Niyamgiri want palli sabha or gram sabha in all the villages that are going to be affected by Vedanta Aluminium's (VAL) mining project.