SAMBALPUR: Normal life in Sambalpur has been paralysed under the impact of intense cold-wave that has swept across the region where mercury level plunged below normal for the last one week.

BHUBANESWAR: Just nine urban centres of the State can boast of a population of one lakh and more. None has touched the one million mark.

Sambalpur: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) and the district administration on Monday sealed four kilns and the cold rolling mill (CRM) complex of Bhusan Steel and Power at Thelkuli

The Orissa State Pollution Control Board has issued closure notice to 10 sponge iron units of the Bhushan Group on the charge of violating pollution control norms, official sources said.

BHUBANESWAR: An inter-ministerial Central team estimated crop loss up to 80 per cent due to the recent spate of floods in the State.

Bhubaneswar: The inter-ministerial Central team on Wednesday said that up to 80 percent crop loss was estimated due to floods that had also caused large-scale damage to kuchha houses.

Farmer Prasanta Bhoi was getting ready for dinner when he heard a loud sound. It was that of water moving, and growing louder. “It became a roar, like that of a massive wave.

Bhubaneswar: Tightening its noose against polluting industries in the state, the Odisha government on Monday issued partial closure notices to 26 sponge iron plants for not complying with the stipu

Odisha, is struggling to cope with floods of horrendous magnitude. This state which recorded deficient rains of 40 per cent, is now in surplus. Experts and the public attribute the current flood in Orissa entirely to the mismanagement of the Hirakud dam. This special report by Down to Earth Online, calls for adopting a new strategy based on the present rainfall pattern both upstream and downstream of this dam.

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday stepped up air-dropping of food packets as flood situation continued to be grim with Mahanadi river flowing above the danger mark in delta region, affec