The Odisha Government has decided to scrap joint venture agreements with global major Rio Tinto, Vedanta group firm Sesa Sterlite and Aditya Birla group-owned Hindalco Industries, an official said

Despite implementation of Total Sanitation Programme to eradicate the practice of open defecation in Odisha for more than a decade, the coverage of individual household with toilets has been found

Co may now have to bid for an iron ore reserve for captive consumption

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Centre and the Orissa government not to grant any fresh permission for mining and expansion of existing mines in Keonjhar district in the state du

The government asks people to be prepared

Official death toll now five

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Murli Manohar Sharma Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/08/2014 regarding the use of water of Baitarani River (which originates from Guptaganga hills in Keonjhar District of Odisha) by industries. According to the applicant, Baitarani is the only robust source of water in the district, providing 95% of drainage of the district and the lifeline of the people, land and its ecology.

KEONJHAR: The Orissa high court has sought a reply from the Keonjhar district administration on why land allotted for a community centre in Atei Reserve Forest is being used as a parking lot.

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.

CEC is dissatisfied with a number of data discrepancies available with the miners and the state government

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