Mahanadi

  • Odisha floods: PM announces Rs 2 lakh exgratia August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing grief over the loss of lives in the recent floods in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced an exgratia relief of Rs two lakh for the next of kin of the deceased. He also sanctioned a compensation of Rs 50,000 for those who were seriously...
  • Odisha: Vast stretch of Mahanadi delta zone flooded, toll 34 August 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Flood waters engulfed vast areas of the delta region of Mahanadi river system in Odisha even as the death toll due to heavy rains and floods in the state climbed to 34. As many as 9.95 lakh people in 1,553 villages of 89 blocks in 23 districts have so far...
  • Odisha: Flood situation turns grim, 23 dead so far August 6, 2014

    Cuttack: Situation in Odisha has turned grim as 23 people been killed in rain and flood so far. Water is rising alarmingly in Mahanadi river system prompting the state government to step up rescue operation. With several rivers including Mahanadi, Baitarani, Salandi and Jalaka flowing above danger marks, Chief Minister...
  • Three dead, flood threat issued in 12 districts in Odisha August 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: As incessant torrential rains claimed three lives and posed flood threat in Mahanadi river and other rivers in Odisha, the state government today alerted 12 districts to gear up for any eventuality as heavy downpour is likely to pound some areas due to a deep depression. Collectors of 12 districts...
  • Odisha: 7 dead as dumping yard of MCL mines in Sundergarh caves in August 10, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Seven person died on Saturday as the dumping yard of Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL) mines in Sundergarh district in Odisha caved in. Three person have been injured in the incident. Rescue operation is still going on. The incident took place when some people from nearby villages were collecting coal from the...
  • Odisha: Pregnant maid thrown off bridge, survives May 11, 2012

    Cuttack: In a shocking incident in Odisha, a retired judge, his wife and son were arrested on Wednesday on charges of trying to kill their 23yearold pregnant domestic help. When the police rescued Mini Pradhan at the Mahanad river barrage in Cuttack, she had a shocking tale to tell before she...
  • Heavy rain triggers floods in Orissa October 5, 2009

    Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain for the fifth day on Saturday caused flash floods in several districts of Orissa, officials said. Several rivers in Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Koraput, Cuttak and Bhadrak districts are in spate. Several rivers are flowing close to the danger mark. The Baitarani river is flowing above the danger mark at...
  • Orissa floods: 35 dead, Patil declares Rs 500 cr relief September 24, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: Floods in the Mahanadi river and its tributaries following incessant rains have claimed 35 lives with six deaths reported on Tuesday. Home Minister Shivraj Patil announced preliminary assistance of Rs 500 crore for the victims after making an aerial survey of the affected areas. The floods have affected about...
  • 35 die in Orissa flood, Centre allots Rs 500 cr aid September 23, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: Floods in the Mahanadi river and its tributaries following incessant rains have claimed 35 lives with six deaths reported on Tuesday. Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil announced preliminary assistance of Rs.500 crore for the victims after making an aerial survey of the affected areas. The floods have affected about four million...
  • Curse of the monsoon hammers India September 23, 2008

    Mathura/Nashik: As heavy rains continue to lash northern and eastern parts of the country, 49 people have been reported killed over the past two days alone. Authorities rushed on Tuesday to rescue hundreds of thousands trapped in their homes. Most of the dead were from the most populous state of Uttar...
  • Orissa Floods: CM disappointed with Government September 22, 2008

    Bhubaneswar : The flood situation in coastal Orissa remains grim in spite of flood water gradually receding. The state government is now turning the heat on the Centre for not making enough efforts and wants the navy to help them out. Though the water level in Mahanadi has come down from...
  • Orissa floods 'worse' than Bihar, lakhs stranded September 21, 2008

    Puri: Floods in Orissa now have affected 24 lakh people and the Chief Minister has requested the Centre to give him more aid and declare a national calamity in the state. The road between Bhubaneswar and Puri was flooded after a breach in an embankment. It is just one the 61...
  • Orissa's biggest flood hits coast today, evacuation on September 21, 2008

    Bhubaneshwar: A flood warning has been sounded in Orissa and across Gujarat. What could be Orissa's biggest floods in the last decade is heading to the state's coast on Friday morning. The reason heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas of River Mahanadi. Hirakud dam in Sambalpur district is witnessing...
  • Flood scare in Orissa as Mahanadi overflows its bank September 18, 2008

    Bhubaneshwar: Orissa is facing the prospects of floods with the Mahanadi River overflowing it banks. About 14 lakh cusecs of water have been released from the Hirakud Dam so far and Puri, Cuttack, Kendrapada and Jagatisinghpur districts will be the worst hit. All schools in the four affected districts have been shut...
  • 20 lakh marooned in Orissa floods September 3, 2006

    Kendrapara, Orissa: After the central India rain havoc, floods have now affected large swathes of eastern India. More than 20 lakh people in Orissa are living in misery as flood waters of Mahanadi have destroyed their houses, crops and cattle. Desperate villagers in the floodaffected areas of Kendrapara in Orissa...