The SRC further said that the cyclonic storm is presently lying off Andhra Pradesh coast and it will recurve after the landfall and may enter the sea by tomorrow morning.
The Bhubaneswar Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that cyclone Jawad is likely to reach West Central Bay of Bengal (BoB) off North Andhra Pradesh–south Odisha coasts by tomorrow morning (Dec 4).
Odisha has sounded alert after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast a low pressure area over South Andaman Sea on November 30. The Low Pressure is expected to develop into a cyclonic storm in the first week of December.
Pradeep Jena, the SRC of Odisha has penned a heartfelt condolence letter for Odisha's best disaster reporting scribe, Arindam Das who lost his life in the line of duty while covering an elephant rescue operation on Friday
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has imposed night curfew on the eve of New Year across the State, restricting large congregation of people in public places. The restriction will remain in force from 10 pm on December 31 to 5 am of January 1. However, all essential services and public communication have been exempted from curfew. […]
Bhubaneswar: The annual mock drill for tsunami preparedness in the India Ocean region took place at the Andaman Sea on Tuesday that witnessed participation of as many as 6 coastal districts of Odisha, informed the Special relief Commissioner, Pradeep Kumar Jena. The mock drill was conducted virtually on the International Day for Disaster Reduction today. […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner has asked collectors of all the districts to remain prepared to meet any water logging, localized flood & other exigencies in view of a fresh low pressure area likely to be formed over the Bay-of-Bengal between August 24 and 26. A letter in this connection was issued to the commissioner-cum-secretary […]
Bhubaneswar/Bolangir: Two members of a family were killed while two others were left critically injured after their house wall collapsed on them following heavy rainfall in Patnagarh area of Bolangir, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena informed on Sunday. The accident occurred while four of the family had gone to watch ‘Shani Mela’ to a […]
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has done it again! The ‘desi’ weather forecast agency has proved once again, if any proof was needed at all, that no ‘phoren’ agency comes anywhere close to it when it comes to predicting the course of cyclonic storms – at least in the India seas. Cyclone ‘Amphan’, as we […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: The State’s Rural Development department will come under the purview of ‘Mo Sarkar’ from February 2020, RD department secretary Pradeep kumar Jena informed Wednesday. As per Jena, as many as 4300 villages lack road connectivity in Odisha and after the inclusion of the department in Mo Sarkar, many new roads will be built while […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Odisha has apprised the Mahanadi Tribunal that Chief Secretary and Water Resources secretary will represent the state in the case. As required by the Tribunal, Odisha government has already sent names of two representatives -Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi and Water Resources secretary Pradeep Jena. According to sources, the Tribunal will soon send a […]
Puri: The inspection of Puri Srimandir’s Ratna Bhandar, the chamber containing Lord Jagannath’s treasure trove, will be done after seeking opinion of Chhatisa Nijog and permission of State government, informed chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Pradeep Jena after a meeting of the Ratna Bhandar Sub-Committee on Monday. As per the instruction of […]
Puri: The treasure trove of Lord Jagannath, the ‘Ratna Bhandar’ inside the Puri Srimandir will be opened after a gap of nearly 34 years. All the precious gold and silver ornaments of the three sibling deities of Puri Srimandir are stashed inside ‘Ratna Bhandar’. The decision to open the ‘Ratna Bhandar’ was taken at the […]
Puri: In a meeting of the managing committee of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) held today, former chief of SJTA Suresh Mohapatra has been asked to submit a report in 3 weeks in connection with Brahma Paribartan fiasco. The meeting was chaired by Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingh Deb. “The managing Committee has asked former SJTA […]
Puri: In a major twist to the incident of molestation allegation against a policeman during ‘darshan’ at Gundicha Temple in Puri, the district SP stated that there was no such cop on duty that day against whom the girl has brought the molestation allegation. SP Sarthak Sarangi said,”The girl had brought the allegation against one […]
Bhubaneswar: The rift between the two states – Odisha and Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi water dispute has now grown wider with the opening of Kalma barrage gates by the latter. Earlier despite massive protests by Odisha government, Chhattisgarh had refused to open the gates of Kalma barrage during summer. But the Raman Singh government opened the […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to invest about Rs 2000 crore in IT sector every year from next year. Informing this to the media after attending the interactive session on the first day of the three-day conclave of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) in the city here on Saturday, State […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Water Resources secretary Pradeep Jena on Saturday alleged that the Chhattisgarh government has not mentioned anything about four vital points, which were discussed in the tripartite meeting in New Delhi last month, in the minute book. Jena said the Chhattisgarh government had kept Odisha in the dark about all the projects in the […]
Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the fact that the Chhattisgarh government is yet to give detailed information about the completed and upcoming projects built in the upper catchments of Mahanadi, the Odisha government has sent a reminder to the former. Talking to media persons at the State Secretariat here today, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said […]
The state government today assured the people that there is no threat of floods in the lower catchment areas of Mahanadi due to the release of water from Hirakud dam tomorrow
Work on the proposed second spillway in Hirakud dam will begin from October and be completed in nine months, Water Resources Secretary Pradeep Jena said here today
Odisha’s IT department will form a working group within one month, as suggested by IT advisor Sam Pitroda, to work out the plans which can be implemented. This was announced by IT Secretary Pradeep Jena on Wednesday