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‘Save Baitarani’ movement loses focus amid Mahanadi row

Keonjhar: With protests by people across all sections of the society for the safety of Mahanadi hogging the limelight, the movement initiated to save the holy river Baitarani, the lifeline of this district, has lost the focus, a report said. … Continue reading

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100 mt-long river embankment in jeopardy

Dhamnagar: A 100 metre stretch of stone-packed embankment along river Genguti in Dhamnagr block of Bhadrak district developed a long crack and is caving in. This has triggered panic among locals, who held the irrigation department responsible for the problem. … Continue reading

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Crocodile kills boy; body not found

Post News Network Kendrapara, May 20: In a shocking incident of man-animal conflict in this district, a 15-year-old boy fell prey to a crocodile which pounced on him while he was bathing in Kharasrota river Wednesday. According to forest officials, … Continue reading

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Thousands of Santhals make offerings to ancestors

Post News Network Baripada, Jan 16: Thousands of Santhal tribals thronged the Triveni ghat of river Damodar Friday as Damodar Mela, one of their major festivals, kicked off. True to their customs and traditions, tribals made offerings in the river … Continue reading

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HOT SPOT: Visit Naraj Mahanadi bridge this weekend

post news network, Bhubaneswar, April 24: For many youngsters, bike lovers, students studying at the various educational institutions across the city and families staying in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, the famous Naraj Bridge over the mighty Mahanadi River in Mundali has … Continue reading

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Rivers in spate; alert sounded

Post News Network Bhubaneswar, July 28: With water of many major rivers such as Baitarani, Subarnarekha and Jalaka flowing above danger marks, the state government Tuesday sounded an alert in flood prone districts, especially Jajpur, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj. … Continue reading

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Post flood: Victims await govt aid

Post News Network Jajpur, August 3: Even as the flood in river Baitarani and its distributaries has passed over bringing respite to flood-hit residents in four blocks of Jajpur district, the administration allegedly failed to reach out to the people … Continue reading

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Polluted Brahmani affecting Rourkela residents

Post News Network Rourkela, Jan 2: With pollutants being regularly drained into it, the Brahmani river, one of Orissa’s major rivers formed by the confluence of Sankh and South Koel rivers, has been increasingly looking grey, at least here. The … Continue reading

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River Sutra

EDITORIAL The idea of linking India’s many rivers is not new. It can be traced to a British irrigation engineer Sir Arthur Cotton who proposed creating a network of rivers and canals. Cotton’s plan took into account irrigation of large … Continue reading

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SRC marks 241 weak points on embankments

Post News Network Bhubaneswar, June 14: The water resources department has identified 241 ‘weak points’ along different river embankments as part of its monsoon preparedness drive. The information was revealed at a preparedness meeting presided over by the Special Relief … Continue reading

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