Tag: Cyclone

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Centre Assures States All Help To Deal With Cyclone 'Bulbul'

New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday asked states to take all possible steps to deal with the cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ and ensure there is minimum casualty and loss of property. At a high-level meeting here, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, P K Mishra also assured the states all necessary central assistance required in the […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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Odisha Prepared For Cyclone Bulbul, Says CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Speaking on the preparedness of very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the government is fully prepared for it. “We are fully prepared for the cyclone. We are expecting some heavy rains in some of the coastal districts. But, the cyclone will be moving towards Bangladesh,” said the Chief […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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Cabinet Secretary Reviews Preparedness For Cyclone 'Bulbul'

New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Friday took stock of the current situation and preparedness for rescue and relief operations to deal with severe cyclone ‘Bulbul’ over the Bay of Bengal and likely to affect the coastal districts of West Bengal and Odisha, a Home Ministry statement said. Charing a meeting of the National […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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Bangladesh braces for cyclone "Bulbul"

Dhaka: Bangladesh on Friday issued the danger alert over cyclone “Bulbul” that is heading towards its coastlines. A special bulletin of Bangladesh Meteorological Department on Friday at 6 p. m. local time said the cyclone was now staying at 495 km southwest of Bangladesh’s Mongla port in southern Khulna region and 620 km southwest of […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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Column: Odisha’s Case for Special Assistance

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: If not special category state status, Odisha at least deserves special treatment from the Centre. Battered periodically by natural calamities like cyclones and floods the state has a strong case for being put in the special category in terms of financial assistance. The damage caused by a series of disastrous cyclones […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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Cyclone Alert: IMD Predicts Cyclonic Storm By May 16 Evening

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued a bulletin forecasting intensification of a presently developing low-pressure system into a cyclone by May 16 evening. “A low-pressure area has formed over South-East Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea in the morning of today, May 13. It is very likely to concentrate […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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Odisha Urges Centre To Temporarily Suspend 'Shramik Special' Trains Due To Cyclone Amphan

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government urged the Centre to temporarily suspend the running of ‘Shramik Special’ trains to the state’s coastal districts in view of the impending cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ that is likely to intensify from Sunday. The request was made by Chief Secretary AK Tripathy on Saturday during a video conference with Cabinet Secretary Rajiv […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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Deep Depression Over BoB Intensifies Into Cyclone Amphan, Orange warning for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The deep depression system over southeast Bay of Bengal (BoB) turned into a tropical cyclone Amphan (UM-PUN), the India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed in its latest bulletin. As per the IMD bulletin, “The deep depression over SE- Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood remained practically stationary during past 6 hours and rapidly intensified into a […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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CM Naveen Patnaik sets zero casualty target for cyclone Amphan amidst COVID-19 battle

Bhubaneswar/Kolkata: With the formation of cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ likely to impact Odisha from May 18, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday put a target of zero casualty before administration, which is in the midst of a battle against COVID-19. Considering the gravity of the cyclonic storm, the state government during the day urged the Centre […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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