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Tag: Ndrf

Cyclone Fani aftermath: Over 1200 first responder-firemen deployed to restore normalcy

Bhubaneswar: Since cyclone Fani tore through the Odisha coast on May 3 paralysing normal life, restoration works are underway on war-footing. Apart from several teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and skilled workers from other states, around 1200 fire personnel of Odisha are rendering their service towards rehabilitation […]

Cyclone death toll increases to 37 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The death toll due to cyclone Fani has increased to 37 in Odisha, said an official on Tuesday. While 21 died in Puri district, where the devastating cyclone made landfall on May 3, five people were killed in Cuttack and four in Mayurbhanj. Besides, four died in Jajpur and three in Kendrapara, said the […]

Cyclone Fani: Here's detail of damage and action taken so far

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Fani has left behind a trail of destruction in several parts of Odisha. While the cyclonic storm has caused extensive damage in Khurda and Puri districts, Cuttack, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts have been moderately affected. As per the data from State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), Bhubaneswar, nearly 30 lakh electricity consumers have been […]

When Cyclone Fani devastated Twin City...

Bhubaneswar: The calamitous impact of cyclone Fani has brought the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar to a standstill for more than six hours after the extremely severe cyclonic storm hit Odisha on May 3. The residents of the capital city had never witnessed such devastating natural calamity in the last two decades, where mobile […]

Cyclone Fani: PM Modi reviews preparedness; issues directions

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting to review preparedness for cyclone Fani, which is going to hit Odisha and some other eastern coastal states on Friday, and instructed senior officers of the union government to ensure preventive measures and effective relief and rescue operations. At the meeting, he directed the […]

Odisha Fire personnel join operations to rescue trapped miners in Meghalaya

Meghalaya: A 20-member team of Odisha Fire Services Department today joined Indian Navy and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers in evacuating 15 miners who are trapped inside a flooded coal pit for over two weeks now in Meghalaya. “The mine is filled with water and NDRF rescuers have started the process to dewater the […]

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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 […]

Cyclone Titli Aftermath: Additional ODRAF & NDRF teams to be sent to Gajapati

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today decided to deploy additional ODRAF and NDRF teams to assist the ongoing relief and rescue operations in Gajapati district which witnessed extensive damage in the recent flash floods following heavy rain triggered by Cyclone Titli. After a high-level review meeting, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi informed that three more teams of […]

16 dead, several trapped after flyover collapses in Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh: At least 16 people have reportedly been killed after a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Varanasi’s Cantonment area today. “16 bodies have been recovered, 3 persons were safely rescued,” Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar said to ANI. The death toll in the mishap is expected to rise as over 50 persons are […]

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Odisha seeks changes in NDRF, SDRF norms

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today urged the Centre to enhance the quantum of assistance being given to farmers since they have been affected by drought as well as pest attack during this year’s Kharif season. Some districts of Odisha are facing drought situation due to deficient and uneven rainfall during Kharif-2017 and pest attacks in […]

Pest menace: Odisha announces Rs 137.52 crore input subsidy

Bhubaneswar: With debate raging over eligibility of sharecroppers to get compensation for crop loss following pest attack, Odisha government on Friday announced for Rs 137.52 crore agriculture input subsidy for the affected farmers. Farmers who have sustained crop loss of 33 percent and above will be eligible to get agriculture input subsidy which will be […]

Flyover collapse leaves one dead in Bhubaneswar; CM announces ex-gratia

Bhubaneswar: Expressing grief over the loss of a life after a major portion of an under-construction flyover bridge collapsed near Bomikhal here on Sunday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for kin of the deceased. One person was killed while around 12 others including few labourers […]

Flood fear looms large in north Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Authorities in Keonjhar, Bhadrak and Jajpur districts have stepped up their preparedness for rescue-and- relief operations as water level in three of the major rivers of north Odisha crossing the danger mark today. The situation in Balasore district is also being monitored, officials said. The state government has already mobilised ODRAF, NDRF and fire […]

Fire incident: Lingaraj biscuit factory to be shut till probe concludes

Bhubaneswar: The Directorate of Factories and Boilers today asked the Lingaraj biscuit factory located near the Infosys Chhak in Patia here to shut operations until the probe into the fire incident is over. Talking to mediapersons after a spot visit at the damaged biscuit factory due to fire, Deputy director of the Factories and Boilers […]

Bus accident
11 dead, 30 injured as Bhubaneswar-Hyderabad bus falls off a bridge in AP

Vijayawada/Bhubaneswar: In a tragic incident, 11 passengers including 2 from Odisha were killed and more than 30 injured when Hyderabad bound private bus from Bhubaneswar, met with an accident at Mulapadu under Telugunchi panchayat near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh on National Highway-16 in the wee hours today. While the bus driver and the helper among […]

Nearly 100 NDRF personnel rush to train derailment site

New Delhi: Nearly 100 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force have reached the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailment site in Andhra Pradesh to assist in rescue and relief operations. Official sources said NDRF personnel will help railway authorities and the local administration in the rescue and relief operations. “NDRD team has already reached the spot to […]

Subarnarekha in spate: High alert sounded in Mayurbhanj, Balasore

Bhubaneswar: With the water level of Subarnarekha river rising at an alarming rate, the Odisha government has sounded a high alert in Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts. About 3 lakh cusec of water has been released from Jharkhand into river Subarnarekha, which is likely to reach Rajghat early tomorrow morning, Deputy Relief Commissioner Prabhat Mohapatra told […]

Odisha has not received any assistance for 2015 drought: Min

Odisha government on Monday said it has not yet received any financial assistance from National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) to tackle the acute drought situation in 2015

NDRF to get two additional battalions

In order to strengthen the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), two battalions of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) will be converted into those of the NDRF

NDRF jawan injured in attack by angry locals

An NDRF jawan was today attacked by angry locals here while few other personnel of the force were heckled while they were rendering relief and rescue operations in the flood-hit areas