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Cyclone Fani: In the aftermath, an attempt to rebuild life, return to normalcy in Puri
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Cyclone Fani: In the aftermath, an attempt to rebuild life, return to normalcy in Puri

Puri district was found to be the most affected by Cyclone Fani. The days that followed the storm were a story of desperation and community, of serpentine lines outside government offices and the endless wait for relief supplies

Govt apathy, unchecked fishing mafia forcing Odisha’s Chilika fishermen to migrate to southern states
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Govt apathy, unchecked fishing mafia forcing Odisha’s Chilika fishermen to migrate to southern states

For decades, traditional fishermen like Laxmidhar Behera, 45, of Bhusandapur village, which is connected to the lake by a small canal, have been spending each day on their small boats throwing out their fishing nets in the hope of a good catch of a variety of fish indigenous to the lake.

BJD party workers in Bhubaneshwar demand Baijayant Panda's arrest for flying chopper over 'eco-sensitive' Chilika lake
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BJD party workers in Bhubaneshwar demand Baijayant Panda's arrest for flying chopper over 'eco-sensitive' Chilika lake

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) workers staged a protest in Bhubaneswar, demanding the arrest of their former party leader Baijayant Jay Panda for allegedly flying his chopper over an "eco-sensitive zone" in Chilika Lake.

Baijayant Panda's chopper seized, family hangar sealed for flying over eco-sensitive zone in Odisha
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Baijayant Panda's chopper seized, family hangar sealed for flying over eco-sensitive zone in Odisha

Baijayant Panda denied the charge, and took to Twitter to accuse the Odisha government of trying to "handicap his movement."

Centre approves proposal for setting up water aerodromes; sites in Odisha, Gujarat identified for development of facilities
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Centre approves proposal for setting up water aerodromes; sites in Odisha, Gujarat identified for development of facilities

The civil aviation ministry has approved a proposal for setting up of water aerodromes in the country, with Chilika Lake in Odisha, Sardar Sarovar Dam and Sabarmati River Front in Gujarat.

Centre asks Odisha govt to support UNESCO plan of declaring Chilika Lake heritage site
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Centre asks Odisha govt to support UNESCO plan of declaring Chilika Lake heritage site

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday asked the Odisha government to support UNESCO's plan of developing Chilika lake as World Heritage Site.

India's giant refugees: On the outskirts of Bhubaneshwar, a man-elephant conflict is mounting
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India's giant refugees: On the outskirts of Bhubaneshwar, a man-elephant conflict is mounting

The story of Chandaka and its refugee elephants should not be viewed as a local issue. It is a microcosm of the state of wildlife and wildlife habitats across India

To curb poaching, patrolling intensified along Chilika Lake
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To curb poaching, patrolling intensified along Chilika Lake

Patrolling around the famous Chilika Lake in Odisha has been intensified to curb poaching ahead of 'Chhadakhai' on Friday. There is a huge demand for meat, chicken, egg and fish on Chhadakhai, which falls after Kartika Purnima. Hindus refrain from eating non-vegetarian food during the month of Kartika and after the full moon, which falls today, they eat non-vegetarian delicacies.