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Mahanadi Mishap
Boat Mishap In Mahanadi During Tusker Rescue: Watch Team Being Rescued

Rescue operations being carried out after a boat mishap in Mahanadi while rescuing a Tusker stuck in the river.

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Cyclone Yaas In Odisha: The Devastation & Immediate Restoration

A very severe cyclonic storm Yaas pounded the coastal districts in north Odisha when it hit the coast around 9 AM on Wednesday. Several low lying areas were inundated and trees uprooted amid the storm surge. Apprehensive of an extensive damage, the Odisha government had evacuated over six lakh people from low-lying and vulnerable areas of north coastal and adjoining districts, which has reportedly ensured zero casualty in the calamity. After the landfall process was complete, immediate road clearance was done by NDRF, ODRAF and police personnel for restoration of normalcy. Here are some pictures of the devastation and the post cyclone restoration works carried out in all the affected areas.

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Cyclone Yaas: ADG Law & Order Reviews Preparedness At Balasore, Bhadrak

With the latest update from Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) that the Cyclone Yaas is likely to make landfall somewhere around Balasore district, the State machinery is gearing up to evacuate vulnerable people from its path.

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ODRAF Gets Gadgetry Boost For Search And Rescue Ops

Cuttack: From underground life detectors to victim locators, the ace disaster rescue organisation of the State, Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) has reinforced itself with induction of various sophisticated…

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Similipal Wildfire: PIL In HC Seeking Immediate Measures To Douse Fire

Cuttack: The Bharatiya Bikash Parishad, a social outfit on Tuesday filed a PIL in the Orissa High Court seeking appropriate measures to contain and douse the wildfire in Similipal biosphere reserve and other forests across the State even as the Odisha government claimed to have contained the blaze in the national park. The PIL comes […]

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NDRF Jawan Tests COVID-19 Positive After Returning From Cyclone Amphan-Hit West Bengal

Bhubaneswar: A jawan of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Odisha tested positive for COVID-19 after his return from West Bengal. The jawan was part of the eight units that were sent to Kolkata to carry out relief and restoration works after super cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in the neighbouring State last month. Sources said […]

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Cyclone Amphan situation under control in Odisha so far: SRC Pradeep Jena

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is taking all precautionary measures to deal with cyclone Amphan and the situation is under control so far, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena in a press meet on Tuesday. Amphan is likely to make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh on Wednesday. He said the district administrations have started […]

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Mock Drill At Bhubaneswar Shopping Mall To Gauge Terror Attack Preparedness

Bhubaneswar: A joint team of personnel from security agencies and Fire Services today undertook mock drill at a shopping mall in Bhubaneswar to gauge its preparedness in case of a terror attack. As per reports, a mock bomb blast was carried out at the Esplanade One Mall this morning following which personnel of Special Task […]

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OSDMA to open a new cell for persons with disabilities

Bhubaneswar: To help smooth evacuation of persons having physical difficulties during calamities, the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has decided to set up a special cell for persons with disabilities. The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting chaired by OSDMA managing director B P Sethi and attended by civil society organisations […]

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Woman carried in sling to hospital delivers baby midway

Kandhamal/Malkangiri: Sordid condition of healthcare and infrastructure in rural pockets of the State has come to fore once again. A woman delivered a baby girl while being carried in a sling in Tajungia panchayat under Daringbadi block of Kandhmal district on Sunday due to lack of motorable road to her village. According to sources, one […]

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Heavy rains claim three lives in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The heavy and incessant rains in south and west Odisha earlier this week has claimed at least three lives, left two missing and hit over 1.3 lakh people in nine districts, an official said on Friday. The damage caused by the rain was known after the rain water receded from the submerged areas on […]

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Bhubaneswar loses over one million trees in Cyclone Fani

Bhubaneswar: Over one million trees that once stood tall and provided green cover to the Odisha capital have been felled by the raging winds of Cyclone Fani, the uprooted trunks and bare branches testimony to the intensity of the storm that barrelled through the state last week. The extremely severe cyclonic storm on May 3 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cyclone Daye weakens, dumps heavy rain in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Several parts of Odisha have been experiencing heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms under the impact of cyclonic storm Daye. The cyclone crossed Odisha coast near Gopalpur in the early on Friday. It has caused heavy to very heavy rainfall in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts. Tribal-dominated […]

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Student goes missing in Mahanadi; search operation on

Sambalpur: A Class X student of Madnawati Public School in Sambalpur went missing in Mahanadi river near Chaunrpur ghat while taking bath today. The minor boy has been identified as 15-year-old Aman Kumar Paswan, the son of Dinesh Paswan of Sambalpur. As per reports, fire brigade and ODRAF teams reached the spot on being informed […]

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OTV Exclusive: We will form disaster response force like ODRAF, says Kerala DGP

Bhubaneswar/Kochi: Taking a cue from Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), Kerala Deputy General of Police Loknath Behera said that a disaster response force will be formed for the southern Indian state soon. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Behera said, “Soon a Kerala State Disaster Response Force will be formed like ODRAF to tackle […]

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Op-Ed: Forget Smart City; Fix the Drainage First

The ‘Smart City’ had never seen anything like it before. Marooned people being rescued by fire and ODRAF personnel; bikes, cars and even buses with passengers floating in water bang in the middle of busy roads; people having to move upstairs after inundation of the ground floor and going without electricity, food and drinking water […]

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Chilika Boat Capsize: All 6 missing bodies fished out; CM announces Rs 4L ex-gratia

Khurda/Ganjam: The toll in the boat capsize incident in Chilika Lake which took place Saturday evening has risen to six with recovery of the bodies of the four more missing persons today. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh for the kin of deceased and free medical treatment for all […]

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Jeypore Landslide: Families of trapped labourers blame construction firm

Koraput: The family members of the two labourers who are still trapped under the debris after a portion of a hill collapsed at Bariput in Jeypore yesterday, lodged an FIR at Ranigarh police outpost today against the construction company. As per the complaint, the families of the two trapped labourers, Ghanshyam Guru of Deogarh district […]

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Jeypore landslide: 2 labourers feared trapped, rescue operations on

Koraput: A massive operation is now underway at Bariput as two labourers are feared trapped under the debris that gathered after portion of a hill collapsed during stone mining on Thursday night. The incident occurred when the labourers were carrying out mining activities for the Telengiri irrigation project. Two JCB machines reportedly are lying under […]

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Labourer trapped in pipe rescued alive; rushed to hospital

Cuttack: Pranakrushna Muduli, the worker who was stuck inside a concrete pipe of a pumping station near the State police signal headquarters at Lower Police Colony here for around seven hours, was rescued alive by a team of ODRAF and fire officials. He has been rushed to SCB Medical College & Hospital here. The elderly […]

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Truck falls off bridge into Mahanadi; driver, helper missing

Paradip: The driver and the helper of a truck are still missing after the vehicle fell off a bridge over Mahanadi river near Bhutamundai in Paradip late last night. Personnel of the Kujang fire brigade unit and the Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) launched a rescue operation this morning after receiving information. Till last […]