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Army Sends Five Columns To Bengal For Cyclone Amphan Relief Operations

New Delhi: The Indian Army rushed five columns to West Bengal on Saturday to help the state in carrying out relief and rescue operations after cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in the eastern state, a senior officer said. In a statement, the Army said: “Based on the West Bengal government’s request, the Army has provided five […]

Hong Kong govt approves over USD 9 million for cyclone-hit Odisha

Beijing: The Hong Kong government has approved over USD 900,000 for relief and rehabilitation work in cyclone-hit Odisha that could benefit around 45,100 victims, China’s official media reported on Friday. ‘Very severe cyclonic storm’ Fani battered Odisha in May and killed 64 people and damaged more than five lakh dwelling units in the state’s coastal […]

Prabasi Odias in Surat send relief for Fani victims back home

Bhubaneswar: Non resident Odias residing in Surat of Gujarat have come forward to extend their helping hand to the Fani victims back home in Odisha by sending relief materials including water bottles, biscuit packets, sugar and flattened rice. According to sources, the relief materials were collected and sent via train to Bhubaneswar. “We have sent […]

Fani aftermath: Power supply restoration hindered by lack of coordination

Bhubaneswar: It’s been more than eight days since cyclone Fani made its landfall in coastal Odisha bringing the power infrastructure to its knees. Though additional manpower and new-age equipment have been pressed into service, it is alleged that lack of coordination between agencies and negligence are hampering restoration work in the capital city of Bhubaneswar […]

Cyclone-affected residents accuse Odisha govt of distributing worm-infested rice

Puri: Days after extremely severe cyclone Fani made landfall in Puri, affected residents of Penthakata area of the district have accused the State government of distributing worm-infested rice as relief. Resentment has cropped up among the locals regarding the substandard quality of relief materials. They have alleged that the rice that were distributed as relief […]

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 […]

Odisha CM announces relief package for cyclone-affected areas

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced relief package for three districts which were worst hit by cyclone Titli. After carrying out an aerial survey of the affected districts, Patnaik said he had instructed that all the affected families of Gajapati, Ganjam and Gunupur subdivision of Rayagada will be given relief for 15 days. “On […]

CM Naveen announces 7-day relief for flood-hit districts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced relief for the people in the three flood-affected districts for seven days. The Chief Minister reviewed the flood situation with Collectors of Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jajpur districts through video conference at the state Secretariat. He directed the departments concerned to provide Rs 60 and Rs 45 […]

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Government releases Rs 600 crore aid to Kerala

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday released Rs 600 crore to the Kerala government for relief work in the flood-ravaged state and decided to waive Customs Duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) on relief materials being imported. The money released included Rs 500 crore announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rs 100 crore […]

Kerala floods: Challenge shifts from rescue to relief

Thiruvananthapuram: As rescue operations in Kerala on Monday entered its final stages, the biggest challenge before the authorities in the flood aftermath turned into managing the over 5,500 relief camps housing more than 7,00,000 people across the state. The weather looked promising with no major rainfall expected in the state. Many people though continued to […]

Odisha announces additional financial aid of Rs 5 crore for Kerala

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced an additional financial assistance of Rs 5 crore for the flood-ravaged Kerala. The amount would be sanctioned from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF). This is in addition to the 5 crore sanctioned earlier, said a release from Chief Minister’s Office. Besides, Patnaik also ordered 500 […]

Centre releases Rs 133 crore as Cyclone Ockhi relief for Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The central team that is touring Cyclone Ockhi-hit villages in Kerala to assess the damages on Wednesday sanctioned the first instalment of Rs 133 crore to the state government. Cyclone Ockhi struck the southern districts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu on November 30. The team, consisting of disaster management experts, led by Vipin Mallik, a […]

25 blocks record heavy rains; State orders for relief measures

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rains were reported in 25 blocks of eight districts of the State in the past 24 hours following which the government has directed district collectors to take measures to provide relief to people in the affected areas. While Kanas block in Puri recorded maximum 274 mm rainfall, Khunta and Gopabandhunagar in Mayurbhanj registered […]

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Ben Stiller helps in raising funds for Somalia

Los Angeles: Actor Ben Stiller joined forces with other celebrities in an effort to send aid to Somalia, where a food crisis is currently ravaging the nation. The 51-year-old comedian on Friday helped raise over $1 million in under 24 hours to help Somalis facing starvation, reports dailymail.co.uk. The “Zoolander” actor teamed up with Jerome Jarre […]

Bangladesh to send 100,000 tons rice for Nepal quake victims

Dhaka: Bangladesh will provide at least 100, 000 tons of rice and other relief materials including drinking water to help the earthquake victims in Nepal. “We have decided to send around 50,000 metric tons of rice to Nepal and sufficient amount of water on emergency basis,” Xinhua quoted Bangladeshi Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury yesterday. “We […]