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Cyclone Biparjoy LIVE Updates: PM Modi speaks to Gujarat CM after cyclone landfall

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The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “Biparjoy” begun its landfall process on Thursday evening. India Meteorological Department (IMD) DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Wednesday said that the cyclone may cross Saurashtra and Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coasts between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) near Jakhau Port (Gujarat) by evening of June 15.

Cyclone Biparjoy made the landfall as a very severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 125-135 kmph and gusting to 150 kmph. As part of contingency planning in Gujarat, satellite phones and ham radio services have been made available to address potential communication disruptions caused by heavy rains or storms. Besides, mobile service operators have also been instructed to maintain operational alternative towers as a precautionary measure.

Cyclone Biparjoy Live Updates

12:24 PM(11 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy to weaken into deep depression today: IMD

Posted by: Poonam Singh

The Severe Cyclonic Storm Biparjoy has weakened into a cyclonic storm and lay centered about 30 km west-north-west of Bhuj. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday informed that the cyclonic storm Biparjoy is likely to weaken further into a deep depression over Saurashtra and Kutch by evening today. Read more...

12:14 PM(11 months ago )

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Cyclone Biprjoy leaves trail of destruction in Bhuj, Gujarat

Posted by: Poonam Singh

09:23 AM(11 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: Electric wires snapped, poles uprooted, restoration underway in Gujarat's Maliya

Posted by: Poonam Singh

09:22 AM(11 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: Gujarat Relief Commissioner warns of probable flash flood in low lying areas

Posted by: Poonam Singh

09:15 AM(11 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy has weakened, moved out of sea and may bring heavy rain in Rajasthan - IMD DG

Posted by: Poonam Singh

09:09 AM(11 months ago )

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PM Modi speaks to Gujarat CM after cyclone landfall

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel over the phone on Thursday night and enquired about the situation in the state following the landfall of powerful cyclone 'Biparjoy'.

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08:57 AM(11 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy lashes Gujarat coast, weakens into cyclonic storm

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

The intensity of cyclone Biparjoy which lashed Saurashtra-Kutch region has reduced from 'very severe' to 'severe' category hours after making landfall in coastal areas of Gujarat, an official said on Friday. The cyclone has moved northeastwards and has weakened into a cyclonic storm and will become a depression by the evening over south Rajasthan, the official said.

22:54 PM(11 months ago )

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Railway Minister holds discussion on railway safety during cyclone

Posted by: Mrunal Manmay Dash

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw held a live meeting at the 'war room' today on the preparations for Cyclone Biparjoy. He held discussions on railway tracks, OHE (overhead equipment) and other issues. He gave the officials directions to remain strict over the matters of security and protection. He also spoke with the officials regarding railway stations in Gujarat and Maharashtra, in the wake of the cyclone.

22:15 PM(11 months ago )

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Cyclone landfall: Trees, electricity poles uprooted along Gujarat coast

Posted by: Mrunal Manmay Dash

At least three people were injured in incidents of treefall in Gujarat's Devbhoomi Dwarka district as cyclone Biparjoy made landfall with destructive wind speed and incessant rains.. (Read More)

22:12 PM(11 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy hits land with wind speed of 125 kmph

Posted by: Mrunal Manmay Dash

"Currently, the wind speed is between 115 to 125 kilometres per hour. However, it can go up to 140 km per hour. Wind speed might decrease by midnight," says Gandhinagar MET Director, Manorama Mohanty.

20:49 PM(11 months ago )

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Major impact in Gujarat's Kutch and southern areas of Rajasthan: NDRF

Posted by: Mrunal Manmay Dash

"The major impact of Cyclone Biparjoy will be in Gujarat's Kutch and southern areas of Rajasthan. Heavy rains are expected to lash and there are chances of subsequent flooding too," said Narendra Singh Bundela, IG, NDRF.

20:22 PM(11 months ago )

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All schools in Navsari district to remain closed on June 16

Posted by: Mrunal Manmay Dash

In the wake of cyclone Biparjoy hitting the Gujarat coast on June 15 evening, the Navsari district administration has ordered to close all the schools on June 16. 

19:47 PM(11 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy will hit coast between Karachi and Mandvi of Gujarat: IMD DG

Posted by: Mrunal Manmay Dash

 

 

19:24 PM(11 months ago )

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Landfall process to continue till midnight: IMD DG

Posted by: Mrunal Manmay Dash

"It will hit the coast between Karachi and Mandvi and close to Jakhau port of Gujarat. This is now located about 70 kilometres away from Jakhau port in the Arabian Sea. It is moving at a speed of about 15 kmph...Hence, the landfall process has commenced over the coastal districts of Saurashtra and Kutch. The landfall process will continue up to midnight," said Dr Mrityunjay Mohapatra, Director General, IMD

19:03 PM(11 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: 150 villagers seek shelter in BSF camps in Gujarat

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

As the threat of Cyclone Biparjoy hitting the coasts near Jakhau in Gujarat intensifies with potential landfall expected by the Thursday evening, the Border Security Force (BSF) deployed along the coastal areas has stepped forward to assist the villagers of the area.

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18:51 PM(11 months ago )

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Landfall process of cyclone Biparjoy begins

Posted by: Mrunal Manmay Dash

Cyclone Biparjoy made its landfall near Kutch in Gujarat on Thursday evening. As per the IMD report, the landfall process will continue up to midnight.

17:51 PM(11 months ago )

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Indian Coast Guard braces up for Cyclone Biporjoy

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

15 Ships ready in multiple configurations. 7 aircraft in SAR role for rescue ops in the sea. 23 disaster relief teams with 29 gemini boats, 50 OBMs (Out Board Motor) for boats 1000 lifejackets and 200 lifebuoys, formed up in the ICG stations for aid to civil authorities: Indian Coast Guard on preparedness off Gujarat coast for Cyclone Biporjoy

17:06 PM(11 months ago )

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Landfall process will begin this evening & continue till midnight: IMD DG

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

16:16 PM(11 months ago )

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Landfall process to start in evening: IMD DG

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

"Landfall process will start in the evening and continue till midnight...heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is expected and chances of inundation also there... those residing in the high alert places must not venture out...": Dr Mrityunjay Mohapatra, Director General, IMD.

15:56 PM(11 months ago )

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Sadhus organise vedic prayers in Varanasi for protection of people during Cyclone Biparjoy

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

15:47 PM(11 months ago )

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Heavy rainfall lashes Gujarat coast as Cyclone Biparjoy inches closer to landfall

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

15:40 PM(11 months ago )

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NOTAM issued in Gujarat

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

NOTAM issued from 14th June, 1330 hours to 16th June, 2359 hours. No commercial flights are in operation, only emergency and relief flights are allowed: DK Singh, Airport Director, Jamnagar.

15:33 PM(11 months ago )

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Mandvi witnesses strong winds and heavy rain

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Mandvi witnesses strong winds and heavy rain as 'Biparjoy' approaches Gujarat coast to make landfall today evening.

14:53 PM(11 months ago )

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Kutch braces for Biparjoy impact as landfall approaches

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

As Cyclone Biparjoy continued its path in the North-East direction, it is expected to make a landfall along the coast of Kutch Thursday evening. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that Kutch district will bear the brunt of the cyclone, and experience heavy rainfall and gusty winds.

13:13 PM(12 months ago )

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I&B ministry issues advisory for media personnel involved in ground reporting

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Expressing concern over the safety and security of reporters, cameramen and other personnel of the various media organisations, especially private TV channels covering the cyclone 'Biparjoy', the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Thursday issued an advisory to all such channels deploying personnel for ground reporting to cover the cyclone.

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13:07 PM(12 months ago )

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UAE astronaut images Cyclone Biparjoy from space

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Sultan Alneyadi, the first Arab astronaut to undertake a spacewalk, has captured images of the cyclone Biparjoy from the orbiting lab. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclone Biparjoy, meaning "destruction" in bengali, is all set to make a landfall at Saurashtra and Kutch coasts and adjoining Pakistan coasts between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) near Jakhau Port (Gujarat) by Thursday evening.

13:06 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: Red alert issued for parts of Rajasthan

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Authorities have issued a 'red' alert for parts of Rajasthan as it will receive heavy to very heavy rain on Friday and Saturday in the wake of cyclone Biparjoy.

12:24 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: Forest Department in Junagadh takes precautionary measures

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Amid severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy likely to make a landfall in Gujarat on Thursday evening, the Forest Department in Junagadh has geared up to ensure the safety of wildlife and human lives, taken proactive measures and deployed teams.

12:22 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: IMD issues heavy rain alert for coastal Karnataka

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

In the wake of the very severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy set to make landfall in Gujarat on Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an alert for heavy rainfall in the coastal region of Karnataka, as well as the southern interior parts.

12:21 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: 62,000 people evacuated from Pakistan's Sindh province

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Around 62,000 people have been evacuated to safer places in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province ahead of Cyclone Biparjoy's expected landfall on Thursday. Biparjoy, currently a “very severe cyclonic storm”, is inching closer to India and Pakistan, prompting authorities to take preventive measures to minimise the damage it may cause to life and property.

08:28 AM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy to make landfall today; check 10 key points and latest updates

Posted by: Cassian Baliarsingh

The very severe cyclonic storm ‘Biparjoy’ is expected to make landfall near the Jakhau coast, Gujarat this evening between 4 pm and 8 pm. With maximum wind speed reaching up to 150 kilometres per hour, the IMD has issued warnings for the coasts of Saurashtra and Kachchh.

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21:42 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: 50,000 shifted to temporary shelters in Gujarat; Heavy rains, strong winds lash Saurashtra-Kutch

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

Authorities have so far shifted 50,000 people from coastal areas of Gujarat to temporary shelters ahead of the expected landfall of powerful cyclone 'Biparjoy' near Jakhau port in Kutch district.

With the cyclone barrelling towards the Gujarat coast, parts of the Saurashtra-Kutch region received heavy rains accompanied by strong winds.

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20:20 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: Armed forces prepared to tackle any situation, says Defence Minister

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that the Indian Armed Forces are prepared to provide any assistance in tackling Cyclone Biparjoy.

"I spoke to all three service chiefs and reviewed the preparedness of the armed forces for the landfall of Cyclone Biparjoy," the Defence Minister said.

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19:30 PM(12 months ago )

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Union Minister Mandaviya reviews preparedness measures for Biparjoy

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday reviewed the preparedness measures being taken in Kutch for cyclone Biparjoy.

Categorised as a "very severe cyclonic storm", Biparjoy is expected to make landfall in the Gujarat coast Thursday.

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19:13 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy picks up speed; lying close to Gujarat coast, warn experts

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

Cyclone Biparjoy has picked up speed after re-curving and is now lying very close to the coast of Gujarat.

It is likely to make landfall by the evening on Thursday, Mahesh Palawat, Vice President, Meteorology and Climate Change, Skymet Weather, said on Wednesday.

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18:45 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy to trigger heavy rainfall; check IMD’s forecast

Posted by: Vikash Sharma

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted heavy rainfall in several districts of Gujarat in view of cyclone Biparjoy. Read More...

17:10 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: IMD’s latest forecast on wind speed in Gujarat, Rajasthan

Posted by: Vikash Sharma

Ahead of the landfall of the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) “Biparjoy” (pronounced as “Biporjoy”), the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued a warning for several states while sharing details on wind speed and heavy rainfall. Read More.....
 

15:58 PM(12 months ago )

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NDRF, authorities brace for Cyclone Biparjoy's landfall in Gujarat, thousands evacuated

Posted by: Poonam Singh

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Wednesday said it was ready to tackle Cyclone Biparjoy, which is expected to make landfall in Gujarat on Thursday. Read more...

15:52 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: Storm surge of 2-3m likely, landfall by June 15 evening: IMD DG

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Astate of alert has been sounded in view of the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “Biparjoy” (pronounced as “Biporjoy”) which is heading towards several Indian coasts. 

India Meteorological Department (IMD) DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Wednesday said that cyclone Biparjoy is likely to cross Saurashtra and Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coasts between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) near Jakhau Port (Gujarat) by evening of June 15. Read more...

15:51 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: IMD issues red alert as storm nears coast, check latest updates

Posted by: Poonam Singh

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “Biparjoy” (pronounced as “Biporjoy”) over Northeast Arabian Sea is very likely to move nearly northeastwards and cross Saurashtra and Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coasts between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) near Jakhau Port (Gujarat) by the evening of June 15. Read more...

15:50 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: IMD issues heavy rainfall warning, 67 trains cancelled

Posted by: Poonam Singh

As the extremely severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy is expected to make landfall in Gujarat on Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning for rainfall for the Saurashtra-Kutch regions until Friday and advised fishermen not to venture to the sea. Read More...

15:48 PM(12 months ago )

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‘Biparjoy’ to hit Gujarat on June 15: A look at some of India’s deadliest cyclones

Posted by: Poonam Singh

With cyclonic storm Biparjoy expected to make landfall on Gujarat’s Kutch coast on Thursday, preparations are underway to mitigate the impact of the approaching storm.  Read more...

15:47 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: 50 crew members of jackup rig rescued by Indian Coast Guard in Gujarat

Posted by: Poonam Singh

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has evacuated a 50-member crew of a jackup rig in Gujarat as a preventive measure ahead of the expected landfall of severe Cyclone Biparjoy, an official statement said on Tuesday. Read more...

15:46 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy: Gujarat govt initiate rescue, relief operations

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Gujarat Chief Secretary Raj Kumar on Monday held a video conference with district officials through the coastal area surveillance system and discussed the situation and coordinating rescue efforts arising out of the Cyclone Biparjoy in the state. Read More...

15:45 PM(12 months ago )

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Cyclone Biparjoy likely to make landfall in Guj on Thursday, PM reviews preparedness

Posted by: Odishatv Bureau

With cyclone Biparjoy likely to turn severe by Thursday and make a landfall in Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the state of preparedness. Read More...

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