Be careful. This mangrove forest has a fatal attraction,

KENDRAPARA: The forest and wildlife officials are taking help of GPS (Global Positioning System) to count the crocodiles during the week-long annual salt-water crocodile census in the rivers, creeks and other water bodies within the Bhitarkanika National Park. The census, which began on January 12, will continue till January 18.

KENDRAPARA: The nesting ground of the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles, Gahiramatha beach in Kendrapara district, is littered with 1,343 dead turtles. Another nesting site at the Devi beach in Puri district too is infested with about 2,000 dead turtles.

The global economic crisis has affected the seafood industries in the State as a result shrimp farmers of the coastal belt are in a dilemma whether to take up shrimp cultivation or not this year due to fall in prices of shrimp in international market.

The Coast Guard started

Orissa government looks for ways to stall beach erosion, does not recognize climate change The rising sea level has alarmed the Orissa government. It has decided to combat it with geo-tubes. Orissa

Indian Air Force chopper dropping food packets for the marooned in Jagatsinghpur district on Monday (Below) A view of flooded areas in Cuttack districExpress News Service 23 Sep 2008 09:50:00 AM IST

An aerial view of flood-hit Manikpur in Boudh districtExpress New Service 20 Sep 2008

10:44:00 AM ISTBHUBANESWAR: As a swelling Mahanadi began to submerge vast tracts in the deltaic regions carrying an overwhelming 15 lakh cusec water, Orissa watched with awe the devastation nature

DESPERATE EFFORT: A villager holds on to a telephone post while trying to collect floating sticks to be used for cooking, at the Naraj barrage on the Kathjodi river in Cuttack on Friday.

BHUBANESWAR: Over six lakh people were affected in different parts of Orissa following floods in the Mahanadi and other rivers.

Choppy sea today nearly swallowed many villages while heavy rains battered the coastal belt amidst squally wind conditions as the deep depression over Bay of Bengal made its landfall near Chandbali on