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Cyclone Fani: Official death toll pegged at 35 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The death toll in cyclone Fani that unleashed devastation in several districts of Odisha on May 3 rose to 35 as per reports of the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC). Highest death toll of 21 has been recorded in Puri, where the extremely severe cyclone Fani had made landfall. As per sources from State […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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NHRC notice to Odisha govt, asks immediate steps to ensure relief supplies to cyclone-hit people

Bhubaneswar: The NHRC issued a notice to Odisha government Wednesday after reports said relief material did not reach people in parts of cyclone-hit Puri and Khurda districts, and sought immediate steps to address the issue. The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that people were facing hardships and were […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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Housefly menace post cyclone Fani makes lives of Khurda villagers miserable

As if problems like lack of water and power supply were not enough for the cyclone Fani affected residents of Kantia village under Jatni Tehsil in Khurda district, housefly menace has now added to the woes.

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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Tension in Khurda village as missing minor boy found dead

Khurda: Tension ran high at Kodabereni village under Begunia police limits of Khurda district after locals staged a road blockade on Baghamari-Kantilo main road following the recovery of body of a minor boy this morning. The 16-year-old boy who was missing since last five days was reportedly found dead near a bush in the village. […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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Fani throws a spanner in Odisha's Malaria 'DAMaN' spree!

Bhubaneswar: The neat turnaround in malaria ‘DAMaN’ in Odisha could see a spanner thrown by the Cyclone Fani. As studies suggest a link between rise in malaria positives post cyclone, the record of sorts achieved by the State in 2018 seems at stake now. For the first time in State’s history, Odisha had posted an […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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Central team visits cyclone Fani affected areas of Odisha  

Bhubaneswar: An 11-member team from the Centre led by Additional Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs, Vivek Bharadwaj today took stock of the situation in the cyclone Fani-affected areas of the State. After meeting the Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi in the morning today, the team members, in two groups, visited different cyclone affected areas. […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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Cyclone Fani aftermath: Many parts of Puri, Khurda still in dark

Puri: Even after 11 days have passed since cyclone Fani made landfall in coastal areas of Odisha, several affected parts of Puri and Khurda districts are yet to receive electricity.  While the state government claimed to have restored about 93 per cent piped water supply in Puri, people are anxiously waiting for the restoration of […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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Cyclone Fani victims in Khurda allege govt apathy

Khurda: Cyclone Fani-affected residents in Khurda Municipality areas today gheraoed the office of the local Tehslidar alleging apathy of the district administration in providing post-disaster assistance. As per the allegations, no assistance has been provided to the locals and their requests for the same have fallen on deaf ears. “We have not received any kind […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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Irate villagers demolish encroachments on crematorium land

Nayagarh: Tension erupted after irate villagers vandalized the illegal boundary walls constructed around the local cremation ground in Ramabali village under Ranpur Police limits of Nayagarh district. The villagers demolished the walls alleging that they were constructed illegally by a builder, who has carved plots out the crematorium land in a bid to sell them […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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One Month After Cyclone Fani, Darkness Still Haunts Victims

Puri/Khurda: Exactly a month back, extremely severe cyclone Fani had ravaged coastal parts of Odisha after making landfall in Puri district. The extent of damage was so vast that the trail of devastation can still be seen in several affected villages where there are no signs of normalcy and people continue to live in darkness […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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No more taboo, Condoms emerge toast of couples in Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: Once considered taboo in Odia society,  condoms seem to have become the most preferred family planning measure in Odisha. Popping up a pill is no more a trend in Odisha, nor is going under the scalpel (vasectomy/hysterectomy) or insertions like IUCDs. The ‘rubber shields’ sale recorded a strong growth among family planning tools at […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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Cyclone Fani victims up in arms over lapses in loss assessment survey

Khurda/Cuttack: Alleging lack of government assistance owing to irregularities, hundreds of cyclone Fani victims staged demonstrations in Khurda and Cuttack districts today. Alleging irregularities during survey of damages in the aftermath of cyclone Fani, residents of Khurda gheraoed the district collector’s office today. The protestors, mostly women, alleged that they are deprived of relief materials […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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Op-Ed: Modi-Naveen meeting, a significant encounter

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: On his first visit to Delhi after taking up the reins of the state for the fifth time chief minister, Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to meet Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. This is no ordinary meeting. To begin with this will be their first meeting after taking charge of their respective offices […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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NDMA team visits Puri to review post-Fani restoration

Puri: A three-member team of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today took stock of the situation in the cyclone Fani-hit areas of Puri district. During the second day of its three-day visit, the team visited Ganganaryanpur and Balabhadrapur villages in the district and enquired about relief and rehabilitation measures. The NDMA team also held […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
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Mortal Remains of Odia pilgrims killed in Nepal reaches Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Two days post the tragic Nepal bus accident, mortal remains of the two Odia pilgrims who died in the mishap late Monday night, reached Odisha on Thursday. A pall of gloom descended on their villages today where their family members were awaiting their repatriation. The bodies of the two deceased- Charan Biswal (54) and […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
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