Odisha ready to prevent wildfire repeat this year

District-level action plans have been laid out for 23 districts and GPS mapping of vulnerable points conducted.

20 Feb 2022

Odisha uses LiDAR technology for water and soil conservation work in forests

The initiative is aimed at improving fodder and water in forests thereby reducing human-animal conflicts and increasing ground water recharge.

13 Feb 2022

Bhubaneswar in wedding rush: 2,500 marriages in a month, more coming

More than 500 marriages lined up in Bhubaneswar in the next seven days

09 Feb 2022

School separation plan fails to serve purpose

Over 90 pc of such schools depend on degree colleges due to lack of adequate infrastructure and shortage of faculty.

08 Feb 2022

Bhubaneswar: Political leaders turn poster boys on Capital skyline

Smiling faces of political leaders - both seasoned and aspiring - on hoardings welcomed residents of the State Capital on the New Year.

02 Jan 2022

Susanta Kumar Dash: Geneticist on a mission to register Odisha’s native livestock breeds 

A professor of OUAT and animal geneticist, Susanta Kumar Dash has helped govt in registering 4 native breeds of cattle, 3 breeds of buffalo and one breed of sheep, writes Sudarsan Maharana

05 Dec 2021

Four satellite-tagged gharials released in Mahanadi river

The device will transmit signals and help researchers track the location whenever the satellite-tagged gharials stay within one metre depth of water from the surface in the river.

03 Dec 2021

Digital classes reach just 22 per cent students in Odisha

At secondary level, the percentage of students who attended live YouTube classes was only 33.52 pc. 

02 Dec 2021

Odisha Forest department issues SOP to prevent wildfires in 2022

The Divisional Forest Officers will prepare the plan in coordination with respective district administrations and submit it within a month, said PCCF and HoFF Sisir Kumar Ratho.

29 Nov 2021

Illegal trawling continues at Devi estuary despite ban on fishing

However, enforcement of the ban in the restricted zone of the river mouths has been slack for many years now. 

06 Nov 2021

Another harsh winter awaits Odisha’s urban homeless

On the other hand, statistics of the Housing and Urban Development (H&UD) department suggests that the State currently has 43 SUHs with a total bed strength of only 2,112.

04 Nov 2021

In Odisha's Athagarh, dead elephant, tusk report buried for a year

DFO of Athagarh Forest Division Sudarsan Gopinath Jadav said the incident took place in August 2020 when a 15-year-old tusker was found dead in Subasi reserve forest.

04 Nov 2021

Kerala model of internal vigilance in Odisha Forest Department

They will also gather intelligence related to forest and wildlife offences and help officials concerned in taking remedial measures.

28 Oct 2021

BDA’s auction rates may ‘upset’ real estate prices in Bhubaneswar

BDA allotment officer Sabyasachi Hota, however, said that the upset prices have been kept more than the benchmark value keeping in view the present market rate of the localities.

27 Oct 2021

Poor performance sends Bhubaneswar down the ranking

Five years after it topped the Smart City challenge, Bhubaneswar today is one of the most sluggish in terms of key parameters such as project completion and spending.

13 Oct 2021