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Cyclone Bulbul Impact: Here are Odisha places that will witness heavy rains & wind!

Bhubaneswar:  With the tropical cyclone Bulbul taking birth in Bay of Bengal, and it’s eye being also shaping up fast, indications are that ‘Bulbul’ will chirp louder soon (means intensify into a severe cyclonic storm). And all eyes now are on where would Bulbul fly. It’s where the newly born Bulbul tests the acumen of […]

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2019 Flood affected farmlands: Odisha in top-5!

Bhubaneswar: In farmlands affected badly by floods this monsoon, Odisha was among the top-5 states in the country. The more disconcerting statistics is, in terms of proportion of flooded farmland to total flooded area, the State stood second in the country after Karnataka. Significantly, when Karnataka has faced a severe flood this monsoon affecting almost […]

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Relief Moment: Met Agencies across globe say severe Bulbul cyclone will kiss & leave Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: Seemingly a big relief for Odisha. The ‘Bulbul’ will not come for nest-searching in the State. Almost all lead Met agencies world over has made the forecast of relief for the State. There is now apparently unanimity in the Met community that the tropical cyclone Bulbul will not make land fall in Odisha. And […]

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'Severe' cyclone in BoB: IMD says may skip Odisha, INCOIS still shows hitting State on Nov 10!

Bhubaneswar: The big breaking at this hour is the Bay of Bengal has conceived another cyclone after Fani. And the significant fact is the intensity of cyclone will upgrade to ‘severe’ cyclonic storm by November 7. While IMD bulletin says the system is now 950 km south-southeast from Paradip, it is 1020 km and 1000 […]

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Odisha keeping fingers crossed, US agency predicts cyclone to drift away from coasts!

Bhubaneswar: With IMD and Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (US Navy) today confirming the formation of Low Pressure Area over north Andaman seas, the spectre of cyclone looms large in Bay of Bengal (BoB). And Fani-struck Odisha keeps its fingers crossed. While IMD’s latest bulletin has been quite conservative as it only has predicted the system […]

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Cyclone brewing near north Andaman seas may hit Odisha Coasts on Nov 10-11!

Bhubaneswar: No good news seemingly for Odisha. The Low Pressure Area (LOPAR) that is likely to develop over the north Andaman sea on November 4 (Monday) will later progress into a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal (BoB). And the bad news is it will move towards northern Odisha coast and may hit between Jagatsinghpur […]

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Heavy rains in Odisha from Nov 9, North Andaman Low Pressure unlikely to become cyclone!

Bhubaneswar: Dry days will soon time out as heavy rains will lash Odisha from November 9 under the influence of a tropical depression that will cross Andhra Pradesh coasts by November 11-12. As per the relevant weather data available with the US-based National Centre for Environment Prediction (NCEP), the developing system over north Andaman sea […]

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'Probable' Cyclone Brewing in Bay of Bengal may miss Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: Is a Low Pressure Area (LOPAR) likely to develop over the Andaman sea on November 4 later progress into a cyclone in Bay of Bengal (BoB)? Significantly, October – November period has been the cyclone season in BoB. But post brewing up Fani in May this year, the BoB has been relatively quieter this […]

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Power still eludes Jagatsinghpur villages post Cyclone Fani

Jagatsinghpur: Even as the government claims to have fully restored power supply in Jagatsinghpur, many parts of the district are still in darkness post Cyclone Fani. Power has not been restored in these areas even after 14 days of the severe cyclonic storm that hit Odisha coast on May 3. As per reports, residents of […]

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Fani Restoration: Death of lineman sparks protest in Puri

Puri: At a time when restoration work is going on a war footing to repair the entire power infrastructure in Puri district devastated in the cyclone, a staffer of the Electricity department died on duty after being electrocuted while repairing a transformer near Sadar police station area in the pilgrim town. Raising concerns over his […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]