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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cyclone Titli aftermath: 9 casualties reported in Odisha amid heavy rain, floods

Bhubaneswar: Caught unawares by the heavy rain that followed cyclone Titli, the Odisha government has failed to achieve its ‘zero casualty’ target. As many as nine persons including a two-year-old lost their lives in separate incidents across the State due to heavy rainfall triggered by the cyclone. In Gajapati, a couple died after the wall […]

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Cyclone Titli: CM reviews flood situation in 3 districts

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the flood situation in three districts triggered by heavy rain under the impact of the very severe cyclonic storm Titli that made landfall at Palasa in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning. Patnaik through video conferencing talked to the collectors of three districts Ganjam, Gajapati and […]

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Cyclone Titli: Odisha Govt grappling to tackle post-cyclone situation in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even though Odisha government ensured ‘zero’ casualty when cyclone ‘Titli’ struck, lack of preparedness on part of authorities to gauge the impact after its landfall was exposed in a day as most parts of the state are experiencing flood-like situation plus waterlogging that has affected many urban areas following heavy downpour in the last […]

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3 of a family critical as hill collapses on their house

Cuttack: Three persons of a family were critically injured after a portion of a hill collapsed on their house at Bishnupur village under Tigiria police limits in the district late Thursday night. The injured have been identified as Kuna Swain, his wife and their son. The mishap occurred when the three were sleeping inside the […]

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Cyclone Titli: Heavy rain cripples normal life across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain continues to lash Odisha under the impact of cyclonic storm Titli throwing normal life out of gear. Situation is critical in Ganjam, Gajapati and Balasore districts as several rivers have started to swell due to the incessant rain. Low lying areas in most of the districts including the twin cities of Cuttack […]

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Cyclone Titli: Six missing as house gets swept away by flood waters

Bhanjanagar: Six persons including four of a family went missing after their house got swept away by flood waters of Adangi river following heavy rain triggered by very severe Cyclone ‘Titli’ in Ganjam district today. The shocking incident was reported from Bhutapankal village under Gajalbadi panchayat in the district. According to preliminary reports,  six persons […]

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Cyclone 'Titli' to weaken by evening

Bhubaneswar: The very severe cyclonic storm ‘Titli’, which made a landfall near southwest of Gopalpur at Palasa of Srikalumum in Andhra Pradesh today, is expected to weaken gradually by evening, informed Regional Bhubaneswar Meteorological Center. Official sources said that the very severe cyclonic storm Titli will turn in to a deep depression by Friday morning. […]

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New natural mouth formed at Chilika lake near Arakhakuda

Chilika: Panic gripped residents of 15 villages of Arakhakuda panchayat in Puri district after a new natural mouth was formed today due to high tide and heavy rain under the impact of cyclone Titli at Chilika lake. Villagers alleged that the problem assumed serious proportions due to rampant cutting down of trees which posed threat […]

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Cyclone Titli Impact: ECoR cancels six trains. Here's a detailed list

Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway (ECoR) today cancelled at least six trains and suspended services between Khurda Road in Odisha and Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh after several stations and tracks suffered damages in Cyclone ‘Titli’. The ECoR has also partially cancelled, rescheduled and diverted several trains passing through the State till further orders. Here’s the complete […]

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Cyclone Titli scares, but spares Odisha

Bhubaneswar: People in coastal districts of Odisha heaved a sigh of relief as the very severe cyclone ‘Titli’ crossed the State without causing much damage after it made landfall near southwest of Gopalpur at Palasa of Srikalumum in Andhra Pradesh today. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi informed that the severe cyclone Titli made a […]