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Indian Coast Guard Rescues 'Starving' Bangladeshi Fishermen Off Odisha Coast

Paradip: In a humanitarian gesture, the Indian Coast Guard has rescued 19 Bangladeshi fishermen who remained stranded in the middle of the sea for more than 20 days after their boat drifted into Indian territory. The Bangladesh fishing boat ‘Rana’ with 19 crew onboard had left Coxbazar on November 15 for fishing and drifted into […]

2nd Flight Test Of Quick Reaction Surface To Air Missile Conducted Successfully Off Odisha Coast
2nd Flight Test Of Quick Reaction Surface To Air Missile Conducted Successfully Off Odisha Coast

Balasore: India successfully test-fired its Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha on Tuesday for the second time in four days. As per official sources, the test was conducted around 3.42 pm from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur. The missile accurately […]

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Super cyclone Amphan weakens a bit, lakhs evacuated in West Bengal and Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Kolkata/New Delhi: Super cyclone Amphan weakened into an extremely severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday but still packed enough force to pulverise coastal districts of Odisha and West Bengal where lakhs of people were evacuated from vulnerable areas and shifted to safety, officials said. As it rumbled over the Bay of Bengal 510 km off the […]

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Cyclone Amphan To Brush Odisha-Andhra Coast! Met Models Indicate Cyclogenesis By May 16

Bhubaneswar: Even as a clear picture is yet to emerge regarding Cyclone Amphan, latest track suggests that it may move along the east coast of India and brush the Andhra and Odisha coasts. Mahesh Palwat, vice president of private forecaster Skymet Weather today said, “Cyclone Amphan will move along east coast of India, brushing Odisha […]

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DRDO Conducts First Night Trial Of Agni-III Missile In Odisha

Balasore: The first night trial of the nuclear-capable Agni-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile was carried out from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range at the APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast on Saturday, Defence sources said. The trajectory of the missile is being monitored and the outcome of the trial is awaited, the […]

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Ballistic missile Agni-II successfully test-fired off Odisha Coast

Bhubaneswar: India on Saturday successfully conducted the first night trial of nuclear capable intermediate range ballistic missile Agni-II from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army test-fired the versatile surface-to-surface medium-range nuclear-capable missile from launching complex IV of the Integrated Test Range on Saturday evening, defence […]

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Indian Navy aircraft, ships on standby for cyclone Bulbul

Kolkata: The Indian Navy has kept on standby its aircraft and three ships for immediate deployment in the eventuality of any damage by severe cyclonic storm Bulbul, which is expected to make landfall by Saturday midnight, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said. The spokesperson said the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) was closely monitoring the movement of […]

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Process For Drainage Of Oil Begins From Malaysian Cargo Ship Stranded Near Chilika

Puri: Amid fears of oil spillage from Malaysian cargo ship Jin Hwa 32’ which ran aground on August 7 at Rajhans Island near Chilika Lake, the Puri district administration today begun the process for evacuation of the stored oil from the vessel. “The removal of oil from the cargo ship Jin Hwa 32 began today […]

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Weather Update: Heavy Rain Likely To Lash 5 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar:  The Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar on Monday predicted that heavy rain is likely to lash five districts- Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundergarh and Jajpur in the next 24 hours. Laxmidhar Mohapatra, Duty Officer at Regional Met office informed that several parts of Odisha received good amount of rainfall in the past 24 hours. As […]

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Eco-tourism destination at Bhitarkanika ravaged by tidal waves

Kendrapara: The unmanned Habelikahti Island at Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district, a favourite eco-tourism destination, has been ravaged by mighty tidal waves during cyclone Fani, forest officials said. Cyclone Fani that made landfall near Puri on May 3, however, spared the rest sheds for tourists at the island, they said. But a day later, […]

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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 […]

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India successfully test fires Nirbhay missile off Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar: India successfully test fired a sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay off the Odisha coast on Monday. The 1,000-km range missile was fired for a shorter range from a launch pad from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district, said informed sources. Indigenously developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), the Nirbhay […]

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Luxury cruise ship docks with 120 foreign tourists at Paradip port

Paradip: Monaco-based luxury cruise liner, Silversea Cruisestoday anchored at Paradip Port with as many as 120 foreign tourists. The ship was accorded a grand welcome on its arrival as it was the first such luxury cruise liner in ten years that dropped its anchor on Odisha coast. The ship berthed at Wet Basin inside the […]

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Andhra fishermen sent to jail for poaching sharks in prohibited Odisha coast

Paradip: Seven fishermen, who were arrested by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Monday allegedly for fishing and poaching endangered species of sharks in the prohibited Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary area in Kendrapara district, were sent to judicial custody after court rejected their bail pleas today. According to a release of the ICG, a patrolling team […]

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Ballistic missile Agni-IV test-fired as part of user trial

Balasore: The user trial of nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV, capable of hitting a target at a distance of 4,000 kms, was conducted from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast today. The sophisticated surface-to-surface missile is 20 meter long and weighs 17 tonnes. The user trial was […]

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Met dept issues cyclonic storm warning in next 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department has issued a cyclonic storm warning in the next 24 hours due to a deep depression over Bay of Bengal. A cautionary signal-1 warning has been issued for all the ports along the Odisha coast. As per the latest release of the Met department, the cyclonic storm is very likely […]

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ICGS ‘Vijaya’ Joins Coast Guard Fleet At Paradip

Paradip: The Indian Coast Guard’s capabilities and its presence off Odisha coast was augmented with the arrival of ‘Vijaya’, an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), at the Paradip port on Thursday. The ship was received by Coast Guard DIG Rakesh Makwana. As per reports, ‘Vijaya’ will help in strengthening maritime security along Odisha coastline. Besides, the […]

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Agni-IV ballastic missile test-fired from Kalam Island

Balasore: India today successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV with a strike range of 4000 km as part of a user trial from a test range off Odisha coast. Supported by a mobile launcher, the surface-to-surface missile was flight tested from launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam […]