Sudarsan Maharana

Companies to face penalty if procuring natural resources without permission

The Board official, however, said it is not happening in most of the cases in the State due to lack of adequate regulations.

25 May 2022

Tiger death offers chance for strategy relook

The recent killing calls for revival of forest landscape in Keonjhar to revive big cat population

24 May 2022

Odisha: Sale deed registration of apartments comes to a halt

Bimalendu Pradhan said that Association of Allottees and transfer of the land along with the common area is only a part of the problem.

19 May 2022

Odisha eyes Rs 500 cr from red sanders felled by cyclone Titli

The government is likely to earn over Rs 500 crore from the sale of red sanders, also known as red sandalwood or ‘Rakta Chandan’, that were felled by the cyclone.

18 May 2022

Conservationists rejoice as 30 more gharials hatch in Odisha's Satkosia gorge

A team from Nandankanan zoo, that has been implementing the ambitious 'gharial species recovery programme' to restore population of the fish-eating crocodile in Mahanadi.

12 May 2022

‘Anukampa’ brings compassion in man-animal conflict

Release of grants for loss of life and property due to wildlife depredation that used to take 45 days in manual mode, is now taking roughly 7 to 15 days, writes Sudarsan Maharana

01 May 2022

Crores on smart infrastructure, green cover gets peanuts in Bhubaneswar

One lakh trees damaged by Fani, over 2,500 felled for NH expansion and other infra work; but only 31 per cent compensated

27 Apr 2022

Centre slashes Project Elephant funding, conservation to be hit in Odisha

Reliable sources said, the State had submitted estimation for Rs 15 crore last fiscal of which around Rs 12 crore was approved.

27 Apr 2022

As temperature rises, forest fire flares up across Odisha

A team of Chandaka forest division along with CRPF and fire service personnel brought the raging fire under control in the Chandaka beat near Jhumka dam on Saturday noon.

24 Apr 2022

Odisha’s first animal overpass to come up in Kapilash

The 100-metre-long pathway for wildlife will be one of the two railway overpasses in the country, the second one being planned in Jharkhand.

20 Apr 2022

E-toilets in Bhubaneswar worth crores rot in open

Sources said the toilet units at Vani Vihar and Master Canteen remain locked most of the time as the civic body has no manpower for their regular cleaning and maintenance.

13 Apr 2022

‘Intellectual apathy’ behind Bhubaneswar’s low voter turnout

The State Capital where urban polls were held on Thursday after a gap of nine years saw only about 50 per cent (pc) voter turnout on the day.

25 Mar 2022

Poster war leaves Bhubaneswar defaced

Candidates have not even spared the roundabout under Rasulgarh flyover and the digital kiosks on the Smart Janpath stretch. 

23 Mar 2022

Suniti wants to see State Capital as India’s cleanest

Above all, Mund said, she will streamline the waste management and garbage dumping system and transform the Odisha Capital into the cleanest city of the country.

16 Mar 2022

Addressing waterlogging woes on Sulochana’s wishlist

A former journalist, Das says large scale development has led to shrinking of natural drains which is resulting in waterlogging.

16 Mar 2022