The Puri district administration on Sunday appraised National Green Tribunal (NGT) Chairman Justice Swatantar Kumar regarding the actions taken on the tribunal’s directives.

Orissa Thursday heaved a sigh of relief as the floodwaters expected to course through the Mahanadi river delta came down to a manageable level.

While the Union Government led by Naredra Modi has embarked upon a target of setting up two lakh toilets for women in 5,000 villages under a Mahatma Gandhi Clean India Programme, use of toilets in

It is expected to cross coast between Kalingapatnam and Paradip by Saturday

The authorities in 23 cyclone-prone districts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are bracing themselves to tackle any exigency as a cyclonic storm intensified in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday and is expected to cross the coast between Kalingapatnam and Paradip (close to Gopalpur) by Saturday evening.

Berhampur: Around 150 carcasses of Olive Ridley turtles have been washed ashore near the Rushikulya river mouth in Ganjam district, a major mass nesting site of the endangered species, in the last one month. Forest officials found at least eight dead turtles on Monday.

"Most of the carcasses were found in decomposed state. We suspected these were washed ashore to Ganjam coast from Astaranga area in Puri district, where a number of turtles were found dead recently," said divisional forest officer, (DFO) Berhampur, S S Mishra.

Poaching of migratory birds continues unabated in Chilika Lake despite warning by wildlife officials against killing of winged guests in Asia’s largest blue lagoon.

Stringent anti-poaching law is in force in the lake, home to lakhs of winged guests, and whosoever is found to be violating it will be sternly dealt with, official sources said. Meanwhile, in the latest incident that took place on Saturday, wildlife officials arrested two poachers in the lake and seized 16 bird carcasses from them. The accused were identified as Prakash Dalia and Sarbeswar Nayak of Bhusandapur, wildlife officials said.

Flash floods triggered by incessant rains have killed one person, displaced hundreds of people and damaged paddy crops in Odisha, an official said Tuesday.

The Planning Commission has sought information from the state government on status of PPP (public private partnership) projects taken up in infrastructure sector (as on March 31, 2012).

The information on such projects is to be furnished to the apex planning body by June 29 to facilitate their inclusion in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17). It includes completed projects, projects being executed and projects in the pipeline.

The ruling Biju Janata Dal, which faces the allegation of facilitating land grabbing bids by party men, industrial houses bureaucrats — both serving and retired — has at last done some face saving

The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) on Wednesday organised mock tsunami drills at cyclone shelters of six coastal districts.