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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lost In The Sea For 21 Days, Andaman Guy Rescued In Odisha

Puri: Travelling from Port Blair to Neil Island in Bay of Bengal in a fishing boat, a man of Andaman and Nicobar Islands who lost direction due to a cyclonic storm, managed to survive without adequate food and water for nearly 21 days before being washed away to Odisha coast. The survivor Amit Khujur was […]

Now AI can help predict storms, cyclones

New York: Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), researchers have developed an algorithm to detect cloud formations that lead to storms, hurricanes and cyclones. The study, published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, shows a model that can help forecasters recognise potential severe storms more quickly and accurately. The researchers created a framework […]

SBI facilitates loan service for Fani-affected entrepreneurs in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The State Bank of India (SBI) has announced that it will facilitate loan services for all the cyclone-affected entrepreneurs in the State under various schemes of the bank. Also, loans already applied by businessmen who have been affected by Fani will be soon sanctioned by the SBI. The Bank will further provide coverage to […]

CM Naveen promises pucca houses for cyclone Fani affected families

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced allotment of pucca houses to the families whose houses have been completely or substantially damaged due to cyclone Fani. The assesment process of the damaged houses will begin on May 15 while the work order will be distributed among eligible beneficiaries from June 1, informed CM Naveen. […]

Cyclone Fani aftermath: 50 NDRF teams engaged in relief & restoration work

Bhubaneswar: As many as 50 units of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are currently engaged in the rehabilitation and relief work post cyclone Fani in Odisha and emphasis is being laid on restoration of power supply in the affected areas, informed NDRF Director General, Satya Narayan Pradhan today. Pradhan today held a meeting with Chief […]

Sports Infrastructure worth crores damaged in Cuttack after Cyclone Fani

Cuttack: Cyclone Fani has destroyed sports infrastructure worth crores of rupees in its trail of destruction in Cuttack. International level stadiums including Barabati stadium and Jawaharlal Indoor stadium have suffered severe damages due to the cyclonic storm. As per reports, the tin and plastic roofs of the VIP and general gallery in Barabati stadium have […]

Cyclone Fani Aftermath: Villagers of Brahmagiri block struggle to get basic amenities

Brahmagiri: The devastating cyclone Fani has left behind horrific trail of destruction in Odisha. Puri’s Brahmagiri block being the worst hit is now trying to rebuild itself from the ruins. Damaged houses, scattered debris and roofs, water soaked ration is all that is left with the residents of Rebananuagan, Talamala and Aliaput villages under Brahmagiri […]

Cyclone Fani Aftermath: No end to electricity woes in sight

Bhubaneswar: More than 72 hours after cyclone Fani hit several parts of coastal Odisha and Bhubaneswar, the restoration work doesn’t seem to have been executed at a desired pace triggering resentment in affected areas. Even in VVIP areas in Bhubaneswar like the Governor House damaged electric poles and uprooted trees can be found lying on […]

Cyclone Fani: Modi announces Rs 1000 crore additional assistance for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced release of Rs 1000 crore additional assistance for Odisha. The Centre had earlier released an advance assistance of Rs 340 crore for the State, when a forecast was made of the ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ Fani hitting Odisha coasts on May 3. The Prime Minister along with Odisha […]

Restoration work in process: Mamata on Fani destruction

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that restoration work was going on following the devastation caused by cyclone Fani, that hit the state earlier in the day but weakened soon after. Fani entered Bengal at 12.30 a.m. through Odisha’s Balasore. It crossed Kharagpur, with a wind speed at 70-80 kmph gusting to […]

Cyclone Fani: Evacuation process underway in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A massive evacuation process was underway ahead of the landfall of cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ in Odisha coast, even as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday appealed people not to panic over the cyclone. About eight lakh people would be evacuated from low-lying coastal areas to safer places in the state. ‘Fani’ is likely to hit […]

Cyclone Fani: 2 EVM strong rooms to be relocated

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission has taken adequate precautionary measures to avoid possible damages to polled Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in view of the expected landfall of Cyclone Fani on Friday. Besides, the Collectors of all the districts which are expected to be affected by the cyclone have been directed to take measures to prevent entry of […]

Cyclone Fani: Odisha closes schools, colleges

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday ordered closure of all educational institutions in the state from May 2 in view of the cyclonic storm ‘Fani’, which is likely to hit the coast on May 3 afternoon. “All educational establishments should declare holidays from May 2 till further orders. All the examinations should be rescheduled,” said the […]

Cyclone ‘Fani’ preparedness: Puri Srimandir goes for smaller version of traditional 'bana'

Puri: With cyclone Fani threat looming large on Odisha, especially in Puri, the administration of Puri Jagannath Temple has decided to replace the ‘Patitapabana Bana’ (temple flag) with a short flag as a precautionary measure for protection of the spoked wheel ‘Nilachakra’ atop the temple. As per reports, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has […]