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.
The Centre may issue show cause notices to companies, including SAIL, Tata Steel, Essel Mining, JSPL and OMC, that hold 75 leases where illegal mining of iron and manganese ores was found by the Shah Commission.
BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday prayed for the victims of the boat tragedy at Hirakud reservoir in Odisha`s Sambalpur district at his public meeting here.
The toll in the Hirakud boat tragedy in Odisha`s Sambalpur district on Tuesday went up to 31 with recovery of the bodies of the three remaining missing persons.
The toll in Sunday`s capsize of an overloaded motorised boat, carrying mostly picnickers, in Odisha`s Hirakud reservoir rose to 28 on Monday, while three persons were still missing.
11 persons, including 5 women and 2 children, drowned and 9 others were missing after a boat carrying over 90 persons capsized on the Hirakud reservoir in Odisha`s Sambalpur district, official said.
Over 79,000 birds visited Hirakud reservoir in Odisha`s Samblpur district this winter, registering a significant increase compared to the number of winged guests last year.
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