The local met centre has urged the state government to take necessary steps to protect the standing crops in the field in south and western Odisha
Cyclone Phailin

Several districts, particularly those in south Odisha, have been put on alert because of approaching severe cyclonic storm Lehar, that is expected to have landfall near Kakinada in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on November 28th.

With fear gripping people in Odisha at the approach of severe cyclonic storm 'Phailin' to Gopalpur on October 12 where it would make landfall, the IMD today affirmed it would not be a super cyclone

At least three persons, including a two-year-old, have allegedly died of diarrhoea at Dagamaha and Taparangia villages under Kandhamal's Daringibadi block in the last one week.

Despite concerns from several quarters including the Odisha High Court, bio-medical waste management and handling in different government hospitals including three state-run medical colleges and ho

Despite concern over the end use of both ground and river water for industrial purposes, the use of ground water for drinking, irrigation and industries in Odisha is 26.14 per cent.

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has been experiencing scanty and erratic rain during the current monsoon across the state.

Posco India is pruning staff in Orissa. Insiders are a bit surprised at the timing because the South Korean steel major just got green clearances for the 12 million tonne steel plant in the state. But observers point out that the company is in no hurry to start the project because the fate of the Kandadhar iron ore mines, key to starting the project, is still hang in fire.

Just two and half years ago, Kandhamal was India’s shame as a communal violence triggered by the killing of a Hindu seer left 38 people dead, thousands of houses and hundreds of churches burnt and vandalised and several thousand people scurrying to relief camps for safety.

Two-and-A-half years ago, Kandhamal was tagged as a

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday fixed the rice procurement target for the year 2010-11 at 32 lakh metric tonne of which three lakh tonne of rice will be procured through millers while the rest will be done by the government agencies, including Food Corporation of India (FCI).

A decision to this effect was taken at a state cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patn