Siba Mohanty

From zero tolerance to deliberate oversight, times have changed in Odisha

One of the hallmarks of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had been his strident stand against people’s representatives and public servants with questionable integrity.

24 Oct 2021

Mahanadi mishap: Journalist's death was an entirely avoidable tragedy - Who to blame!

The poser remains unanswered because that eventually proved disastrous for the entire operation which could have been carried out without much ado.  

25 Sep 2021

Industrial pollution set to pose serious threat to Odisha's Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary

Pressure on freshwater supply and climate change are not the only perils Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary stares at in not so distant future.

28 Aug 2021

Odisha: Bhitarkanika's mangrove ecosystem may suffer due to reduced freshwater supply

Besides the indirect influence through loss of mangroves, salinity also directly impacts fish development and growth.

26 Aug 2021

Odisha's Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary may starve for freshwater in three decades

The Ramsar site is home to the largest population of salt water crocodiles, rookery for Olive Ridley turtles as well as a cushion against natural calamities.

25 Aug 2021

Who will answer the poor police show?

The very story of how Hyder managed or was allowed to get a cabin in State’s premier government-run hospital needs thorough investigation besides his frequent visits to Cuttack.

14 Apr 2021

Maoist encounter: Why Chhattisgarh should look to Odisha for its anti-LWE strategy?

The advantage with State Police remaining in charge is its strong connect with local population which is key in the fight against Maoists.

06 Apr 2021

After Railway, NHAI plan poses threat to wildlife in Odisha

The NHAI is upgrading its Angul-Sambalpur section, measuring 150 km, from two to four lanes and it would require felling of a whopping 23,685 trees in forest land alone.

27 Apr 2018

Punjab National Bank scam cast shadow on Odisha project

The Rs11,000 crore Punjab National Bank scam has cast its shadow on Odisha Government’s ambitious gems and jewellery park.

18 Feb 2018

With crop-loss and massive pest attack, Odisha’s agrarian crisis goes from bad to worse

Death has returned to the farmlands of Odisha. In last ten days, nine farmers have ended their lives over crop loss.

06 Nov 2017