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Met Issues Intense Rainfall Warning For Coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD has issued intense rainfall warning for the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar and other coastal parts of Odisha today. Intermittent rain/thundershower with one or two spells of intense (2-3 cm per hour) rainfall very likely over Bhubaneswar and Cuttack city area till 10 am, a bulletin […]

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Super cyclone Amphan weakens a bit, lakhs evacuated in West Bengal and Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Kolkata/New Delhi: Super cyclone Amphan weakened into an extremely severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday but still packed enough force to pulverise coastal districts of Odisha and West Bengal where lakhs of people were evacuated from vulnerable areas and shifted to safety, officials said. As it rumbled over the Bay of Bengal 510 km off the […]

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Cyclone Amphan: 41 NDRF Teams Deployed In Odisha, WB, Says SN Pradhan

New Delhi: A total of 41 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed in West Bengal and Odisha to deal with any emergency situation arising out of cyclone ‘Amphan’, NDRF chief S N Pradhan said on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference here, Pradhan said cyclone Amphan is a second disaster coming in the […]

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MeT Forecasts Heavy Rainfall In Odisha Coastal Districts

Bhubaneswar: The Met department on Monday forecast heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of Cuttack, Jajpur, Jagatsingpur, Kendrapada and Puri in the next two days. The IMD in its bulletin said heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Cuttack, Jajpur, Jagatsingpur, Kendrapada and Puri till Wednesday morning. […]

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After Brief Rain, Cold Wave Conditions Return To Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After a brief spell of rain across Odisha, cold wave conditions returned to the state on Monday, with the MeT department forecasting similar weather to prevail in the next two days. Cold wave conditions are likely to prevail in parts of Angul, Balasore, Sonepur, Jharsuguda, Bolangir and Sambalpur districts, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) […]

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India gets USD 43 mn to boost climate resilience in 3 coastal states, including Odisha

New Delhi: In a move that may positively impact over 10 million people living on the coastline, India on Wednesday kicked-off a USD 43 million project to boost climate resilience in three coastal states, including Odisha, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project is funded by the Green Climate Fund, established […]

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Its October, air pollution time begins for Coastal towns!

Bhubaneswar: With Clouds taking a leave from the skies of Odisha,  air pollution today has turned worst in the entire coastal belt and some districts in western Odisha. The air pollution level is at par with that of Rajasthan and Delhi. A glance today at the Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) values for Odisha reveals that […]

Downpour batters Odisha, more rain likely

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain, triggered by a low pressure area, battered several low-lying places in Odisha on Friday disrupting road communication, officials said. The meteorological centre here forecast more downpour till Monday and issued warning of a possible flood-like situation and landslide in hilly areas due to incessant rain. The fresh low pressure area now lies […]

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Cyclone Fani Aftermath: No end to electricity woes in sight

Bhubaneswar: More than 72 hours after cyclone Fani hit several parts of coastal Odisha and Bhubaneswar, the restoration work doesn’t seem to have been executed at a desired pace triggering resentment in affected areas. Even in VVIP areas in Bhubaneswar like the Governor House damaged electric poles and uprooted trees can be found lying on […]

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PM to visit cyclone-hit areas of Odisha Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Cyclone Fani ravaged districts in Odisha on Monday to take stock of the situation, officials said Sunday. The prime minister will arrive at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in the city and undertake an aerial survey of the cyclone situation in the districts of Puri, Khurda, […]

IMD predicts heavy rainfall across Odisha in next 12 hours

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rainfall is likely to lash different parts of Odisha in next 12 hours due to depression over north-eastern Bay of Bengal informed regional office of India Meteorological Department (IMD) today. The IMD reported that while heavy rainfall is likely to occur over Central and Western Odisha today, it will shift to interior Odisha […]

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Scorching heat continues unabated in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Scorching heat continued in interior and western Odisha while coastal parts of State also reeled under intense heat wave conditions. Temperature at four places in the State was over 44 degree Celsius yesterday. Angul town recorded the highest temperature of 44.7 degree Celsius, followed by 44.5 degree at Balangir, 44.1 degree at Talcher and […]

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Depression in Bay of Bengal to turn into cyclonic storm in next 48 hours

Bhubaneswar: The local Met office is yet to confirm about the movement of the depression which is formed over south-south-east Bay of Bengal and centred at  310 km  to the southwest of Port Blair. As informed by Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, head of the Cyclonic Warning Centre, to the media today, the depression will move in northwest […]

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Intense cold wave grips Kandhamal

Bhubaneswar/Kandhamal: With the cold wave beginning to set in most parts of Odisha, normal life has disrupted in Kandhamal district where the temperature dipped to 7.6 degree Celsius today. With sudden dip in temperature, people are seen basking with fire by burning firewood at different places in Phulbani town. Besides, temperature also went down to […]

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Low pressure to trigger heavy rain in coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The local Met office has predicted heavy rainfall in some parts of coastal Odisha in the next 24 hours under the influence of a low pressure. A Met release this afternoon said under the influence of upper air cyclonic circulation over west-central and north-west Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of South Odisha […]

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Heavy rains, wind likely in parts of Odisha till tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind is likely over some parts of Odisha till tomorrow due to a low pressure, while fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea as its condition will be rough. Yesterday s Low Pressure area over Bangladesh and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal now lies over the […]

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Heavy rainfall in coastal Odisha in next 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: The local Met office has predicted heavy rainfall in coastal Odisha in the next 24 hours under the influence of a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal. A Met release issued this morning said a low pressure area, under the influence of the upper air cyclonic circulation over east-central Bay of Bengal and […]

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Gridco-CESU 'communication gap' leaves consumers reeling

Bhubaneswar: With the mercury level rising by the day, lack of coordination between Gridco and distribution company (discom) Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) resulted in long power cuts today making life miserable in much of coastal Odisha. The Gridco had issued an order to CESU for power cut in a ‘phased manner’, but CESU apparently […]