Contaminated water sources and the virtual absence of health care claim dozens of lives in the State, now in the grip of cholera.

COME monsoon and the backward regions of Orissa are in the grip of water-borne diseases. This year too has been no different. According to official figures, 150 people had died of cholera and diarrhoea in the State as on September 15.

Bhubaneswar: The Union Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) on Tuesday approved improvement of the balance 600-km of State Roads in order to develop, in a phased manner, the entire 1,632-km-long Maoist-dominated Vijayawada-Ranchi corridor at an estimated cost of Rs 1,200 crore.

The project, which would be completed in next three years by March 2014, would also provide a good communication

India is experiencing paradigm shift in rural sanitation with the launch of the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC). Mobilisation, motivation and innovative financial incentives are bringing about positive sanitation and hygiene behaviour changes amongst rural communities.

BHUBANESWAR: The BJP today slammed the Centre for showering favours on Andhra Pradesh like Polavaram project and blamed the ruling BJD for failing to protect the State interests.

Addressing activists of the BJP Yuva Morcha who staged a dharna near Raj Bhawan protesting Polavaram, senior leaders of the party blamed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his failure to take up the issue with the Centr

MALKANGIRI: Diarrhoea has claimed nine lives since last month in Podia panchayat here.

RAYAGADA/MALKANGIRI: Even as Health Minister Prasanna Acharya and Secretary Anu Garg accompanied by the Southern Division RDC CS Kumar and Rayagada Collector Nitin Bhanudas Jawale visited the worst-affected Lakapai village under Kalyansinghpur block this afternoon, the situation is far from better.

There is no primary health centre neither in the village nor in Serigumma panchayat limits forci

Cholera, diar rhoea and other waterborne diseases in Orissa

BHUBANESWAR: Biju Janata Dal leaders on Sunday slammed the Centre for giving final clearance to the controversial Indira Sagar Polavaram project by ignoring protests from Orissa where 20,000 tribal families of 29 villages are going to be displaced by the dam.

Addressing the 'Malkangiri banchao, Polavaram hatao' rally, the BJD leaders, including seven ministers, announced that not an inch of lan

Bhubaneswar: Taking a dig at the unilateral decision of the Centre to give go-ahead signal to the contentious Polavarm project in Andhra Pradesh, BJD Rajya Sabha MP Pyari Mohan Mohapatra on Thursday said that a protest meeting will be held in Malkangiri district soon.

Briefing newsmen here, Mohapatra, while terming the Centre

Bhubaneswar: Sending a note of assurance, the Centre on Thursday assured the Odisha government that no area of the state would be submerged due to coming up of the Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh.

In a letter to chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday, Union forest and environment minister Jairam Ramesh said that the Centre is as much concerned for Odisha as for Andhra Pradesh.