BHUBANESWAR/JAJPUR: With flood situation in four North Orissa districts remaining grim, the State Government on Saturday started air-dropping of food packets as 992 villages continued to be maroone

Bhubaneswar: Concerned over the outbreak of bird flu in Nadia district of the neighbouring West Bengal, the Odisha government on Thursday initiated quick response measures to prevent the dreaded di

BHUBANESWAR: The BJP Krushak Morcha on Tuesday sought the intervention of Governor MC Bhandare for inclusion of nine more districts in the list of drought-hit.

Bhubaneswar: In a fresh step towards increasing productivity of poor, the Odisha government has decided to implement Integrated Watershed Management Projects in backward districts along with the 14

BHUBANESWAR: Exhibiting dry paddy saplings in the Assembly, Opposition Congress and BJP members on Thursday demanded declaration of drought in the State without waiting for eye estimation report on

BARIPADA: Magsaysay award winner Rajendra Singh Rana, also known as the Waterman of India, will launch a mass movement against river-linking projects in the State on Tuesday at Rangmatia village un

BHUBANESWAR: Orissa will soon have two national institutes for studies on wetland eco-systems and turtles.

BALASORE: The district has lately witnessed some frightening scenes with wild elephants from forests in the neighbouring states going on the rampage here.

BHUBANESWAR: Women and Child Development Minister Prafulla Samal today admitted that though there was a 20-point guideline for the procurement of dal these were never enforced in a proper manner at the district level. The dal was meant to be given to schoolchildren and pregnant women under the mid-day meal (MDM) scheme and supplementary nutrition programme (SNP).

BHUBANESWAR: For instilling a sense of sanitation and making people aware of use of toilets 81 panchayats of nine districts will get Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NGP), a national award for fully sanitised and open defecation-free panchayats under Total Sanitation Programme-2010.

Representatives of 12 panchayats will be awarded by President of India for total sanitation at a national-level function in