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What Is In Store In May 2021, After 2 successive years of cyclonic May?

Bhubaneswar: For the two successive years (2019, 2020), severe cyclones took birth in the Bay of Bengal in the month of May. With the moderate La Nina conditions are on their way out, as per the latest El Nino Southern Oscillation forecast, what is in store in Bay of Bengal this May? Meanwhile, after Asia […]

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Even 2020 turns out the 'severest Odd' year in history!

Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding being an even year, 2020 will go down the memory lane as the most ‘Odd’ year for all and sundry (from Aam to Khaas Admi). Odisha witnessed a plethora of new-normals- containment zones, lockdowns, shutdowns, quarantine, face mask, sanitiser and social distancing – and a whole lot of new experiences. Despite pandemic year, […]

Centre Approves Rs 128.23 Crore For Odisha As Additional Amphan Aid
Centre Approves Rs 128.23 Crore For Odisha As Additional Amphan Aid

Bhubaneswar: In order to boost the relief and restoration works in Odisha, the Centre has approved an additional assistance of Rs 128.23 crore for the State under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) as cyclone ‘Amphan’ assistance. The additional central assistance was approved during a High Level Committee (HLC) meeting chaired by Union Home Minister […]

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Odisha: Quintals Of Relief Materials Found Rotting In Govt Office!

Kendrapara: Over 15 quintals of flattened rice (chuda), bags of jaggery and biscuits have been left to rot in Kendrapara block office store room since the last six months. The relief materials were meant to be distributed among the people affected by cyclone Amphan in May and also in the aftermath of recent flood. The […]

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Online Portal To Issue Fire Safety Certificates Launched In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: People in Odisha will no longer have to visit offices or request officials for fire safety certificates as they can now get it online. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched Odisha Agni-Shama Seva online portal for issuance of fire safety certificates to different categories of buildings through online mode. People can avail as […]

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COVID-19: 3 Health Workers Among 9 New Cases Detected In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Three health workers are among nine persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar in the last 24 hours. As per Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), two male and one female employee of a dedicated COVID hospital in the city have tested positive for COVID-19. Apart from the three health workers, two positive cases have […]

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49 NDRF Jawans Test  COVID-19 Positive In Odisha Following Return From West Bengal

Cuttack: At least 49 jawans of 3rd battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Mundali have tested positive for COVID-19, official sources said on Monday. With this, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases detected in NDRF’s Mundali battalion has reached 50. Three days back, one NDRF jawan was tested positive for COVID-19. As […]

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WMO Lauds IMD For Its Accurate Prediction Of Cyclone Amphan

New Delhi: The World Meteorological Organisation, has lauded the India Meteorological Department for its accurate prediction of Cyclone Amphan. In a letter dated June 2, addressed to IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra, WMO Secretary-General E Manaenkova said the cyclone advisories were provided to the WMO and in particular Bangladesh which was also affected by the […]

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Man Held For Assaulting Odisha Fire Services Personnel

Cuttack: The people of Kolkata recently showered praises Odisha Fire Services for doing a commendable job in restoration works post Cyclone Amphan. However, one of the personnel of Odisha Fire Services department faced humiliation during a rescue operation at Nischintkohili area in Cuttack district. The Fire Services personnel was allegedly misbehaved and assaulted by a […]

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Mangrove Withstood Cyclone Amphan, Saved Bhitarkanika National Park

Kendrapara: Acting as a protective barrier, the mangrove forests in Bhitarkanika National Park withstood high-velocity winds and protected the area when cyclone Amphan barrelled through the Odisha coast, leaving a trail of destruction, officials said. The tropical cyclone had triggered damage in coastal parts, but it had spared Bhitarkanika National Park and adjoining hamlets in […]

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Cyclone Amphan: Odisha Seeks Rs 20,000 Crore From Centre

Bhubaneswar: Once again stressing on disaster-resilient infrastructure, Odisha government on Friday sought a Rs 20,000-crore package from the Centre. Placing the demand and other requirements before the Inter-Ministerial Central Team that undertook spot assessment of the damages caused by cyclone Amphan, Chief Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy apprised that preliminary estimate of Rs 20,000 crore has […]

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NDRF Jawan Tests COVID-19 Positive After Returning From Cyclone Amphan-Hit West Bengal

Bhubaneswar: A jawan of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Odisha tested positive for COVID-19 after his return from West Bengal. The jawan was part of the eight units that were sent to Kolkata to carry out relief and restoration works after super cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in the neighbouring State last month. Sources said […]

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Sona Mohapatra Dedicates "Nilamani" Song To Amphan Victims

Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra has dedicated a song titled “Nilamani” to the people of her home state, Odisha, and other people who braved the super cyclone Amphan. The music video of “Nilamani” celebrates the resilience of those affected by Amphan, while putting a spotlight on traditional arts and artistes. It’s a song she sang in […]

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Cyclone Amphan: Odisha Sends 500-Member Team To Assist Bengal

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has sent a team of 500 members to assist West Bengal in post-cyclone Amphan restoration work, an official said on Saturday. “Cyclone Amphan is one of the worst disasters to hit West Bengal. The people of Odisha stand with West Bengal during this unprecedented crisis. Odisha has sent a team of […]

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Army Sends Five Columns To Bengal For Cyclone Amphan Relief Operations

New Delhi: The Indian Army rushed five columns to West Bengal on Saturday to help the state in carrying out relief and rescue operations after cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in the eastern state, a senior officer said. In a statement, the Army said: “Based on the West Bengal government’s request, the Army has provided five […]

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Column: Does An ‘Aerial Survey’ Serve Any Purpose In This Age?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come and gone after the customary ‘aerial survey’ of the areas in West Bengal and Odisha devastated by Cyclone Amphan. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who had done the same yesterday, accompanied the PM on the aerial survey today. The PM, of course, had done the same – making an aerial […]

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Cyclone Amphan Hits Agriculture Hard In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan which made landfall in neighbouring West Bengal brought large-scale damages to standing crops in several parts of Odisha. The farmers in the districts of Kendrapara, Balasore, Bhadrak and Jagatsinghpur have been worst hit. In Jagatsinghpur, the cyclone ravaged the betel vineyards causing huge losses to farmers. Bansidhar Swain, […]

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Cyclone Amphan: PM Narendra Modi Announces Rs 500 Cr Advance Assistance For Odisha

Bhubaneswar: India stands with Odisha. Reaffirming this Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced Rs 500 crore advance assistance for Odisha to carry out immediate relief and restoration works in the districts ravaged by cyclone Amphan. Modi further stated that soon a central team will visit Odisha to review the situation and further assistance will […]

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Accuracy In Weather Observations Will See Quantum Jump In Next Five Years: IMD Chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: There are very few organisations in the world right now which have earned more credibility than India Meteorological Department, the country’s premier weather forecasting, meteorology and seismology agency. After being set up in 1875, IMD which is also one of the six Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres of the World Meteorological Organization, has accurately and […]

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PM Modi Conducts Aerial Survey Of Cyclone-Hit West Bengal, Announces Rs 1K cr Interim Aid

Kolkata: West Bengal on Friday didn’t see two political adversaries, but leaders working together. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Bengal to take stock of the trail of destruction left behind by severe cyclonic storm Amphan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar came to receive him along with the senior state BJP […]

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Odisha CM Directs Post-Cyclone Amphan Restoration On War Footing Ahead Of PM Modi's Review

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday asked his State government officials to complete assessment of damages caused by Cyclone Amphan and carry out the restoration works on a war footing. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive in Odisha today to review the situation arising out of the cyclone that brushed along […]

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Odisha Govt Says IMD Forecast Getting Better With Time, Thanks 'Cyclone Man' Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday showered praises on the India Meteorological Department (IMD), saying weather forecast is getting better with time, a day after cyclone ‘Amphan’ rolled past its coast causing minimal damage in the state. The government thanked IMD’s Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra for accurate predictions. The IMD’s predictions on the cyclone’s trajectory, […]

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Cyclone Amphan: PM Narendra Modi To Conduct Aerial Survey In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Odisha tomorrow to conduct an aerial survey of the districts ravaged by cylone Amphan. A security review at the Bhubaneswar airport by the top brass of Odisha Police was conducted today in view of the PM’s visit. According to sources, a team of the SPG is […]

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Cyclone Amphan: MHA Teams To Assess Damages In Odisha, West Bengal

New Delhi: As cyclone ‘Amphan’ is currently whirling at a speed of 70 kmph over Bangladesh a day after leaving a trail of devastation across a wide swath of West Bengal and Odisha, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is setting up special teams to visit these states and assess the damages. These teams […]

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Amphan Cyclone Affected Nearly 45 Lakh People In Odisha: State Govt

Bhubaneswar: A total of 1500 villages habitated by around 45 lakh people under 89 blocks of the State were affected by the fury of the cyclone Amphan, informed Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy. Tripathy on Thursday spoke with Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba through video conferencing to brief him about damages to lives and property […]