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Tag: Cyclone Amphan

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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 […]

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Twelve killed as cyclone Amphan batters Bangladesh

Dhaka: Cyclone Amphan has killed at least 12 people in seven coastal districts of Bangladesh before turning into a land depression, authorities said on Thursday. The cyclone is likely to move further in a north-northeasterly direction and weaken gradually, bdnews24 quoted the Bangladesh Meteorological Department as saying in its latest update. Patuakhali, Satkhira, Pirojpur, Bhola […]

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Cyclone Amphan Wreaks Havoc in West Bengal, Kills 72

Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: A powerful cyclone Amphan that tore into West Bengal has killed 72 people and completely devastated two districts as Kolkata and several parts of the state wore a battered look on Thursday a day after the storm left thousands of people homeless, washed away bridges and swamped low-lying areas. The fiercest cyclone to hit […]

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Cyclone Amphan Leaves Trail Of Destruction In Odisha Before Landfall In WB

Bhubaneswar: Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan caused widespread damages in Odisha as it triggered heavy downpour coupled with high-velocity winds while hurtling towards the West Bengal coast on Wednesday, uprooting trees and flattening fragile structures, the State government said. As per the IMD, the super cyclone hit the landmass as an extremely severe cyclonic storm on […]

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Be Indian, Trust Indian: Three Cheers for IMD!!

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has done it again! The ‘desi’ weather forecast agency has proved once again, if any proof was needed at all, that no ‘phoren’ agency comes anywhere close to it when it comes to predicting the course of cyclonic storms – at least in the India seas. Cyclone ‘Amphan’, as we […]

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Cyclone Amphan: Odisha Targets Restoration Of Road Communication In 12 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has set a target to restore road communication in the State on a war footing as cyclone Amphan on Wednesday uprooted trees, electric poles and damaged houses in several parts of the State, especially in the coastal belt. “As per preliminary reports, several trees were uprooted, electric poles damaged and road communication […]

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Amid A Raging Amphan, Odisha Woman Delivers Baby Inside Fire Services Vehicle

Kendrapara: On a day when a super cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ was unleashing a trail of destruction in the coastal belts of Odisha, a woman delivered a baby girl inside a fire services vehicle in Kendrapara district while being rushed to the hospital. Pregnant woman being carried to CHC Mahakalapada (hospital) in Kendrapara by #Odisha Fire […]

Centre Approves Rs 128.23 Crore For Odisha As Additional Amphan Aid
Amphan Live Updates: Cyclone Crosses Landmass In Sunderbans

Super cyclone Amphan hit the landmass as an extremely severe cyclonic storm on West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) across Sunderbans between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm. It recorded a maximum sustained wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph during landfall, informed IMD DG, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra. The track […]

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Cyclone Amphan: LS Speaker, Top Party Leaders Offer Help To Odisha, WB

New Delhi: With less than 24 hours to go before cyclone Amphan makes landfall somewhere between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya Islands Bangladesh (as per IMD forecast), Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla spoke to more than a dozen MPs from Odisha and West Bengal, and urged them to ensure all possible help to people […]

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Cyclone Amphan: Odisha govt advises migrants against returning home in coastal districts

Bhubaneswar: With cyclone Amphan set to hit Odisha shores, the state government has asked officials to discourage migrants from returning to their hometown in coastal districts and insisted that food and accommodation arrangements be made for them. Additional Chief Secretary and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena, in an advisory issued on Tuesday, said […]

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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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Potato, Onion Prices Skyrocket As Cyclone Amphan Nears Odisha Coast

Cuttack: As the super cyclonic storm Amphan inches closer to Odisha coast, potato and onion prices have skyrocketed in different parts of the state including Cuttack and Bhubaneswar with people resorting to panic buying. Though vegetable rates remained unchanged, prices of potato and onion have increased between 20% and 40% per kilogram. According to market […]

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Cyclone Amphan: Massive Arrangements To Restore Power, Telecom Services In Odisha, WB

Bhubaneswar: With cyclone Amphan expected to cause extensive damage to electricity and telecommunication network in Odisha and West Bengal, massive arrangements for restoration of these essential services post-cyclone have been made. “As telecom cables, antennas and towers get damaged during cyclone, a disaster preparedness plan has been operationalised after discussion with all telecom operators of […]

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Cyclone Amphan situation under control in Odisha so far: SRC Pradeep Jena

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is taking all precautionary measures to deal with cyclone Amphan and the situation is under control so far, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena in a press meet on Tuesday. Amphan is likely to make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh on Wednesday. He said the district administrations have started […]

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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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Super cyclone Amphan: 'Odisha leaves nothing to chance'

Bhubaneswar: Even as Super Cyclone Amphan is heading as per its projected path till now, Odisha government is not taking any chances and gearing up with highest level of preparedness. Odisha Chief Secretary, Asit Tripathy on Monday categorically stated that “Keeping past experiences in view where some cyclones went off track, Odisha is making all […]

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Super Cyclone Amphan Will Not Make Landfall In Odisha: IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: With millions in Odisha keeping their fingers crossed after the cyclonic storm Amphan over Bay of Bengal intensified into a Super Cyclone, India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday categorically stated that the system will not directly hit Odisha. While answering questions on social media, IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that cyclone Amphan will move […]

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Cyclone Amphan Impact: Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Trains' Route Diverted

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the threat posed by cyclone Amphan, the Indian Railways on Monday said that the New Delhi-Bhubaneswar special train will run on a diverted route for the next four days. A senior Railway Ministry official said that the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar AC Special Train starting from Bhubaneswar from May 19 to […]

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Cyclone Amphan To Intensify Into Super Cyclone: IMD DG

Bhubaneswar: As cyclone Amphan hurtles towards the coast, India Meteorological Department (IMD) DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Monday informed that the extremely severe cyclonic storm is very likely to intensify into a super cyclone. Speaking to OTV, Mohapatra said “Cyclone Amphan is gathering more strength and intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm at around 2.30 […]

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Cyclone Amphan: With 7 Lakh Expected To Be Affected, Odisha Swings Into Action Mode

Bhubaneswar: With the depression in Bay of Bengal intensifying into cyclonic storm Amphan, Odisha government is bracing up to face any situation as the storm is expected to re-curve and move towards north Odisha coast. Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba reviewed Odisha’s preparedness for the impending cyclone amidst ongoing COVID-19 management activities. While briefing the Cabinet […]

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Cyclone Amphan: Odisha To Shift Migrants From Covid-19 Quarantine Camps

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha braces up for a possible cyclone amid Covid crisis, just a year after being battered by one of the strongest tropical cyclone named Fani, the State government on Saturday announced to shift migrants lodged in various temporary medical camps after returning from other States. The State government categorically stated that the officials […]

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