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2 Years After Cyclone Horror, Odisha Village Still Struggles To Limp Back To Normalcy

Gajapti: It was nightmare to remember for a lifetime for many in Odisha when on this very day in 2018, relled through the southern parts of Odisha causing enormous devastation. Two years on, memories of the nightmarish encounter with the nature’s raw fury may have taken a back seat in the minds of people but […]

Man held for duping cyclone Titli victim

Gajapati: A man was arrested on charges of fraudulently withdrawing compensation amount of a cyclone Titli-affected person at Manikpur village in Mohana block of Gajapati district. The accused has been identified as K. Pramod Kumar Dora, a Co-ordinator at Chandiput Customer Service Centre. According to reports, Dora allegedly took away the ATM card and bank […]

Discussion on Cyclone Titli assistance in Rajya Sabha tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Disappointed with the amount of assistance released by the Central government for damages inflicted by cyclonic storm Titli and the subsequent flood and landslides, Rajya Sabha member Prasanna Acharya on Wednesday submitted a notice in the Upper House for a discussion on the same. The notice has reportedly been accepted and a discussion on […]

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Cyclone Titli: Centre approves additional Rs 1,023.59 cr assistance for Odisha

New Delhi: The Centre today decided to release additional assistance of Rs 1,023.59 crore to Odisha from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). As per a release issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the high level committee chaired by Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh approved the additional assistance to Odisha which was affected by […]

Naveen urges Centre to release funds for Titli restoration work

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday urged the Centre to immediately release assistance for undertaking repair and restoration work in the areas affected by cyclone Titli. Seeking attention of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh into the matter, Patnaik through a letter pointed out that the very severe cyclonic Storm ‘Titli’ which hit the State […]

Is Rs 1000, 50 Kg rice enough for cylone Titli affected, questions BJP

Bhubaneswar: The State unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday alleged Odisha government of being callous towards Titli restoration works and asked if an assistance of Rs 1000 and 50 kg rice was sufficient for the victims. After a fact-finding team of the saffron party visited the Titli-affected areas of Ganjam and Gajapati […]

Life far cry from normal in cyclone Titli-hit Gajapati district

Gajapati: Even after one month of the devastation caused by cyclone Titli, affected people in Gajapati district are yet to come to terms with life. Mostly, people of Badagaon, Kintala, Binayak Sahi under Anga panchayat of R.Udaygiri block are the worst suffers as the administration is yet to complete the assessment of damages. Not a […]

Cyclone Titli: Odisha to build houses for affected families

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed to allot houses under the Biju Pucca Ghar scheme to 13,000 families affected by severe cyclonic storm Titli in October this year. The government will spend Rs 176 crore for the construction of the houses. The Chief Minister also directed to issue all the work orders […]

Central team reviews damages in cyclone Titli-affected areas

Bhubaneswar: A week after the Odisha government announced relief package worth Rs 375 crore for districts worst hit by Cyclone ‘Titli’ and subsequent floods, a seven-member central team led by Union Ministry of Home Affairs Joint Secretary, SK Shahi arrived in Odisha today to review damages caused by the natural calamity. Joint Relief Commissioner of […]

Central team to arrive in Odisha to assess Cyclone Titli damages

Bhubaneswar: An eight-member central team will arrive in Bhubaneswar tomorrow to assess the damages caused by cyclone Titli and subsequent floods in the state. Joint Relief Commissioner of Odisha, Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra informed today that the team led by Joint secretary of Union Home ministry SK Sahi is scheduled to arrive in the state capital […]

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Gajapati administration adopts siblings orphaned by cyclone Titli

Gajapati: The Gajapati district administration has decided to adopt a minor boy and a girl who lost their father in cyclone Titli. As per sources, the minors lost their father Sekhar Sabar a native of Suaba village, in a landslide at Mahendragiri of the district. Sekhar’s body was recovered by Garabandh Police. As per reports, […]

Cyclone Titli aftermath: Over hundred abandon relief camps alleging negligence in Gajapati

Gajapati: At a time when life is slowly limping back to normalcy post Cyclone Titli and subsequent floods in three worst affected districts including Gajapati, over a hundred persons affected by the calamity today abandoned the relief camps set up at Khajuripada protesting negligence by the administration. According to sources, as many as 102 persons […]

Odisha seeks free LPG cylinders for cyclone-affected people

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha state government on Monday urged the Centre to supply cooking gas cylinders free-of-cost to those affected by cyclone Titli and the consequent floods. In a letter to Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Odisha’s Minister for Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Surya Narayan Patro sought domestic LPG cylinders under the […]

Cyclone Titli Aftermath: Govt announces Rs 375 cr assistance

Bhubaneswar: The state government today announced to provide Rs 375 crore relief package to people and areas affected in Cyclone ‘Titli’ and the subsequent floods. After the State Disaster Management Authority meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at the State Secretariat, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi informed about the distribution of funds that […]

Cyclone Titli Mismanagement: Odisha govt behaving like a ‘Sahukar’, says Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Continuing with his attack on CM Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan slammed Odisha government for not creating adequate awareness among people of Gajapati district which bore the brunt of the very severe cylonic storm ‘Titli’ earlier this month. In a short video message shared on Facebook on Friday, the union minister alleged that […]

Cyclone Titli: Odisha farmers to get input subsidy

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha government today decided to extend relief to farmers by announcing input subsidy for crop losses due to Cyclone Titli and subsequent floods. The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) directed the concerned district collectors and the Agriculture department to submit a detailed report after making field visits to affected districts. As per the decision, input […]

Man carried daughter's body on shoulder only to get compensation: Gajapati SP

Gajapati: Gajapati SP Amulya Dash on Thursday said Mukund Dora, the man who carried his eight-year-old daughter Banita’s body on shoulders, had buried the girl after her death in a landslide when Cyclone Titli struck the district. But, when Mukund realised that he won’t get the compensation money without post-mortem, he himself dug Banita’s body […]

Cyclone Titli: CM Naveen seeks assistance of Rs 1000 crore from Centre

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for relief and restoration works in cyclone Titli-affected districts. “I would request you to kindly consider the grave situation in the State on account of the Very Severe Cyclone Storm “Titli” and […]

'Overconfident over ‘zero casualty’, Odisha govt forgot its duty towards Cyclone-hit people’

Gajapati: One can easily imagine the extent of devastation caused by cyclone Titli from the fact that bodies of missing persons are still being recovered almost a week after the natural calamity hit Odisha on October 11. The Odisha government miserably failed in tackling cyclone Titli and subsequent floods, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan after […]

Cyclone Titli: Odisha seeks interim Central assistance of Rs 1,000 crore

Bhubaneswar: In view of the large-scale devastation caused by Cyclone Titli, Odisha government today urged the Centre to release an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for taking up relief and restoration works of immediate nature. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik also requested the Centre for special allocation […]

Denied permission to land chopper, Pradhan cancels visit to Gangabada

Gajapati: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan cancelled his scheduled visit to the Cyclone Titli-affected Gangabada panchayat under Rayagad block in the district today after being denied permission to land the helicopter in the panchayat, informed BJP general secretary Bhrugu Baxipatra and district president G. Venkatrabana. However, he paid a visit to Manikapatna and Khambagaon villages and […]

Cyclone Titli casualties: Odisha increases ex-gratia to Rs 10 lakh

Bhubaneswar: With the death toll in cyclone Titli mounting to 52, Odisha government today increased the ex-gratia amount from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 10 lakh each for the kin of the deceased. The announcement came today during Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s visit to Champapur village in Gangabad Panchayat of Gajapati district. “For the first […]

52 lives lost in Titli-related incidents, confirms Odisha Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: A total of 52 persons lost their lives in the State in incidents post Cyclone Titli and flood situation with Gajapati district recording the highest number of deaths (39), informed Chief Secretary AP Padhi today after a review meeting held at the State Secretariat here. “Total deaths due to drowning and landslide post cyclone […]

Flood water damages lakhs of currency notes kept in bank in Aska

Ganjam: Currency notes amounting to lakhs got wet after flood water entered the main branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) at Aska in Ganjam district. According to reports, the flood water following the incessant rain triggered by cyclonic storm Titli entered the locker inside the strong room of the bank and inundated it […]

Dama Rout fires salvo at Minister Surya Patro over Cyclone Titli remarks

Bhubaneswar: Former Minister Dama Rout today trained guns at Minister Surya Narayan Patro and criticized him for his remarks over Cyclone Titli death toll. “Patro said that there was zero causality during Titli for state government’s preparedness and if some damages have taken place that must have been in America. Such comments reflect that he […]