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Tag: Cyclone Titli

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 […]

Op-Ed: ‘Titli’ has blown away all the good work done over the years

Zero to 26 in four days flat. That is certainly an incredible leap for a government, which had stuck to its ‘zero casualty’ boast till Friday. Even after Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi confirmed 26 deaths due to Cyclone Titli on Tuesday morning, an unapologetic Surjya Narayan Patro refused to admit that anyone had […]

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Cyclone Titli: Odisha Congress demands Rs 10 lakh each to family of deceased

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress on Tuesday demanded that the state government should pay Rs 10 lakh ex gratia to the family members of each deceased in the cyclone and subsequent floods. Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Niranjan Patnaik, who visited several affected areas, said the state government has completely failed to tackle the twin calamities. […]

Cyclone Titli Impact: Naveen decides to keep birthday celebrations sombre

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday declared not to celebrate his 73rd birthday expressing solidarity with people who are affected by Cyclone Titli and the subsequent floods in some parts of the State. Besides, the Chief Minister’s Office has issued a directive asking ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats not to throng Naveen Niwas to celebrate […]

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Cyclone Titli deaths: District collectors directed to provide ex-gratia within 3 days

Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has directed all the district collectors to provide ex-gratia to the families of those who lost their lives in cyclone Titli within three days of death. Through a letter, SRC Bishnupada Sethi has directed the bureaucrats to disburse the amount and asked Revenue Inspectors and Tehsildars to expedite the […]

Governor asks Odisha govt to expedite relief work

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal Monday asked the state government to expedite relief work and provide assistance to the people hit by the twin calamities of cyclone Titli and resultant floods. The governor mentioned that the severe floods resulting from heavy rainfall during post cyclonic storm Titli, have wrecked the state causing casualties and […]

Odisha govt lying about casualties in cyclone Titli: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The State unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday intensified its attack on the Odisha government by accusing it of suppressing actual figures on casualties in cyclonic storm Titli. Claiming that a total of 45 persons have died in the cyclonic storm and subsequent floods, Odisha BJP general secretary Bhrugu Baxipatra said […]

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Jay Panda appeals release of choppers to help cyclone-affected

Bhubaneswar: Concerned over the vulnerable situation in flood-hit areas in the State, former Parliamentarian Baijayant Jay Panda again took to Twitter today and appealed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to direct the police to unseal the hangar and release at least two of the three helicopters so that those can be used for relief and rescue […]

Body of woman swept away in flash flood recovered, 4 still missing

Bhanjanagar: The body of a woman, who along with five others went missing after being swept away in flash flood in Adangi river in Ganjam district two days ago,was recovered by a team comprising police officials and local residents on Sunday. The rescue team officials said that the body was recovered from a bush near […]

Odisha govt failed in Cyclone Titli Management: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today criticised Odisha government for its poor preparedness in tackling Cyclone Titli and subsequent flood situation in different parts of the State. In a Facebook post, Pradhan also slammed Odisha Food and Consumer Welfare Minister, Surya Narayan Patro’s ‘irresponsible’ statements on the tragic Gajapati landslide incident in which 16 persons […]

Cyclone Titli Aftermath: Flood situation eases in Odisha, but miseries continue

Bhubaneswar: There has been no let up in the overall flood situation even though waters started to recede almost two days after the heavy rain which lashed several parts of Odisha under the impact of very severe cyclonic storm ‘Titli’. Most parts of north Odisha as well as others pockets in coastal districts had earlier […]

Cyclone Titli: Gajapati landslide death toll rises to 15

Gajapati: The death toll in tragic Gajapati landslide reached 15 after two more bodies were recovered by rescue teams today. Earlier, 13 bodies were recovered from the mishap site near Barghar village under Gangabada panchayat of Raygad block in the district yesterday. Official sources said, the last rites of the deceased persons will be conducted […]

Cyclone Titli Aftermath: Standing crops in several acres damaged

Balasore/Rayagada: Even though the very severe cyclonic storm Titli turned into depression and crossed the State, the rain triggered by it has caused extensive damages to standing crops in several acres of land in Sadar and Kolnara blocks of Rayagada district. Thousands of farmers in Kumuti Penta, Maligan and Pentagan villages under Rayagada sub-division are […]

Cyclone Titli aftermath: Flood situation improving in Odisha, says SRC

Bhubaneswar: Flood situation triggered by heavy rain following Cyclone ‘Titli’ is gradually improving, particularly in Ganjam and Gajapati districts, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Bishnupada Sethi today. Sethi informed that though water is fast receding from several parts of Ganjam and Gajapati districts, many villages are still marooned. However, adequate steps are being taken to […]

Cyclone Titli: AP govt urges Centre to release Rs 1,200 cr

Amaravati (AP): The Andhra Pradesh government Saturday requested the Centre to release Rs 1,200 crore as interim relief for restoration measures in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts that were battered by cyclone Titli. The severe cyclonic storm hit the two districts early Thursday, with winds gusting up to 165 kilometers per hour. Heavy rainfall, ranging from […]

Odisha’s preparedness to tackle Cyclone Titli was incomplete: Jay Panda

Salepur: Former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda today asserted that Odisha government’s preparedness in tackling Cyclone ‘Titli’ was somewhere incomplete. Though Odisha’s capacity in handling such natural disasters has increased after the super cyclone of 1999, it was for the first time in 20 years that the level of preparedness was not up to the […]