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Spectre of drought looms large over coastal Odisha

14 districts have recorded nearly 50% deficiency in rainfall in the month of July With nearly 50% deficiency in rainfall recorded in 14 districts in the month of July, the spectre of drought looms large over coastal Odisha. The situation in the five districts of Khordha, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Puri is worsening with every […]

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Odisha villagers fear eviction from port project

It is going to be a case of double whammy for 70-year-old Durgapada Mohanty in this coastal village of Odisha’s Balasore district. Having lost nine acres of land to the Subarnarekha river, he is now all set to be hit twice as a private company intends to acquire his land for a proposed port project. […]

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Cyclone Fani causes extensive damage to power infra, standing trees

The extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani hit Odisha coast near Puri on Friday morning, causing extensive damage to power infrastructure, thatched houses and standing trees. One person died in Kendrapara district while several others were injured in five districts including Puri, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam and Kendrapara. One woman died at Debendranarayanpur in Kendrapara district. Cyclone […]

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Mayawati slams both BJP & Congress, dubs them corrupt

“While Congress was in news for its involvement in the Bofors scam, the BJP government has been embrolied in Rafale deal,” Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on April 2 mounted a blistering attack on both BJP and Congress and accused them of betraying the dalits and the minorities while benefitting the rich. Kicking off […]

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Modi unveils slew of projects worth over Rs 1,550 cr. in Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a slew of projects worth over Rs 1,550 crore for Odisha. He dedicated the electrification of Jharsuguda- Vizianagaram and Sambalpur-Angul lines spanning 813 km to the nation, completed at a cost of Rs 1,085 crore. Mr. Modi also inaugurated the doubling of 14.2 km of Barpali-Dungaripali and 17.354 […]