The Orissa government on Sunday started airdropping of relief materials in the flood marooned in Puri district, even as the official death toll in the current high flood reached 16.

Bhubaneswar: With 11 districts put on high alert for the possible high floods, particularly in the Mahanadi delta system, chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday took stock of the situation at an

Kendrapada: Work on is on to save a vulnerable coastal embankment, where cracks have appeared, protecting a cluster of thickly-populated human settlement from tidal waves in coastal Kendrapada dist

BALASORE: Just 100 metres from the sea, they dread the hungry tidal waves. Gokul Jena with his six-member family in Chandrabali village in Bhogarai block panics every minute.

BERHAMPUR: Along with the rain, sea waves have again posed threat to villages on the Ganjam district coast.

KENDRAPARA: Fisherwomen in the coastal districts of Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur toil hard to make the ends meet.

The Chinese shipwreck off Orissa

The paper examines whether the mangrove forests in Kendrapada district of Orissa played any protective role during the severe cyclone that hit the state in October 1999.

PARADIP: The activists of Posco Pratirodha Sangram Samiti, the organisation spearheading anti-Posco movement, demonstrated at Balitutha on Friday ahead of Union Forest and Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh visit to Bhitarkanika.

BHUBANESWAR: Three persons died and another was injured as a high-velocity hailstorm hit coastal Orissa today uprooting trees and utility poles and flattening houses. A 53-year-old woman, identified as Bilasini Nayak, was killed when an uprooted tree fell on her in Gop area of Puri district.