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Last year, Odisha had started eastern India’s first ‘Glamping’ festival or Glamorous Camping at the Marine Drive-Eco Retreat on a kilometre-long stretch of Ramchandi Beach in Konark attracting high-end tourists through a mix of luxurious accommodation coupled with adventure and water sports activities. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)

To attract tourists and revive economy, Odisha launches road campaign amid Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:04 AM IST
State tourism secretary Vishal Dev said the ‘Odisha by Road’ campaign aims at letting the tourists from neighbouring states go beyond the temples and beaches circuit and allow them to explore several other destinations such as Chilika lagoon, Bhitarkanika National Park and lesser known sea beaches like Chandipur, Udaypur-Talasari and Dagara.
Fishermen throw their nets in the Chilika Lake in Odisha in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
Fishermen throw their nets in the Chilika Lake in Odisha in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

146 dolphins sighted in Chilika lake’s annual census, populating new areas

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 06:32 PM IST
Of the six varieties of dolphins that are found in India’s rivers, lakes and around coastline, the Irrawaddy Dolphins are among the lowest in number.
The Malaysian vessel ran aground near Chilika lake on August 7 after it drifted in a storm in the Bay of Bengal.(HT PHOTO)
The Malaysian vessel ran aground near Chilika lake on August 7 after it drifted in a storm in the Bay of Bengal.(HT PHOTO)

Stranded for three weeks near Chilika lake, Malaysian vessel topples

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2019 11:31 PM IST
The tug has around 30,000 litres of diesel, 1,000 litres of lubricant oil and 200 litres of hydraulic oil and in the event of any leak, it could damage the sensitive ecosystem of Chilika lake.
There were eight people in the ship including 7 Malaysians and 1 Indian. (Image used for representational purpose).(BLOOMBERG.)
There were eight people in the ship including 7 Malaysians and 1 Indian. (Image used for representational purpose).(BLOOMBERG.)

Caught in storm, Malaysian cargo ship drifts close to Chilika lake in Odisha

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 11:59 PM IST
The ship carrying cargo from Malaysia had unloaded its shipment in Bangladesh and was on its way to the Vishakhapatnam port to pick up a new cargo when its machines malfunctioned.
Cyclone Fani knocked down almost all the VHF antennae at all police stations in Puri except the one in Town police station that miraculously survived the 250 kmph winds.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Cyclone Fani knocked down almost all the VHF antennae at all police stations in Puri except the one in Town police station that miraculously survived the 250 kmph winds.(REUTERS PHOTO)

In ravaged Odisha, age-old VHF helps police stay in touch

Hindustan Times, Puri | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 11:16 PM IST
The VHF system kept the lines of communication open in the aftermath of the Cyclone Fani as it damaged mobile towers and threw the communication system out of gear.
The tidal surge will increase the salinity of the Chilika, the sub-continent’s largest brackish water lake, affecting marine life.(HT Photo)
The tidal surge will increase the salinity of the Chilika, the sub-continent’s largest brackish water lake, affecting marine life.(HT Photo)

Experts concerned over impact of cyclone on ecology

Hindustan Times, BHUBANESWAR | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 09:29 AM IST
Regional president of the Seafood Exporters Association of India Kamlesh Mishra said tidal waves would inundate ponds and wash away the shrimp harvest.
Puri: Villagers at the beach as dark clouds hover above the sea ahead of cyclone 'Fani', in Puri, Thursday, May 2, 2019.(PTI)
Puri: Villagers at the beach as dark clouds hover above the sea ahead of cyclone 'Fani', in Puri, Thursday, May 2, 2019.(PTI)

Experts concerned over impact of cyclone on ecology

Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2019 02:36 AM IST
The tidal surge will increase the salinity of the Chilika, the sub-continent’s largest brackish water lake, affecting marine life.
A black-winged stilt migratory bird in Chilika lake.(HT File Photo)
A black-winged stilt migratory bird in Chilika lake.(HT File Photo)

New mouth opens at Odisha’s Chilika lagoon after cyclonic storm DAYE

Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 09:18 PM IST
A government official said the 180 meters long mouth will enhance the livelihood and tourism in the area.
The Chilika Development Authority had lodged a case with police on Monday over allegations that a chopper reportedly piloted by Baijayant Panda on September 15 flew very low over the Chilika lake, a “No Fly Zone”.(HT File Photo)
The Chilika Development Authority had lodged a case with police on Monday over allegations that a chopper reportedly piloted by Baijayant Panda on September 15 flew very low over the Chilika lake, a “No Fly Zone”.(HT File Photo)

Odisha police summon former MP Jay Panda for allegedly flying chopper over Chilika

Debabrata Mohanty, Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 01:41 AM IST
The Odisha police on Tuesday summoned former BJD MP Baijayant Panda and his two co-passengers to record their statement after filing a case against him on Monday for flying his chopper low over lake Chilika, Asia’s largest brackish water lake and a “No-Fly Zone”.
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