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Tag: Special Relief Commissioner

Compensation for electrocution on the cards in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is planning to include electrocution in the list of notified disasters eligible for compensation from national and state disaster relief funds. Addressing a meeting of state level committee on natural calamities here on Monday, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi said the State is currently providing compensation for deaths related to sunstroke, fire, […]

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Heat wave sweeps Odisha, Titlagarh sizzles at 47 deg C

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continue to sizzle under intense heat with Titlagarh in western region of the state becoming the hottest place recording 47 degrees Celsius today, highest in the state so far this summer. The entire state virtually turned into a boiling cauldron as the mercury breached the 43 degrees mark in at least nine places […]

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Odisha sizzles under intense heat wave

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continue to sizzle under intense heat despite marginal drop in some areas as the mercury breached the 40 degrees Celsius mark in 12 places today. The maximum temperature stood at 45 degrees Celsius at Bhawanipatna, Balangir and Titlagarh, making these places the hottest in the state. Sonepur came close second recording 43 deg […]

Heat wave throws life out of gear in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Gruelling heat swept across Odisha today throwing life out of gear with Jharsuguda becoming the hottest place at 44.4 degrees Celsius. The number of deaths due to sun-stroke stood at three. The casualties have been reported from Bargarh, Angul and Balangir districts, the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said. The state virtually […]

52 killed in lightning across Odisha: SRC

At least 52 people have been killed after being struck by lightning in different parts of Odisha over the past three days, officials said today

Odisha braces for monsoon; asks dists to send preparedness report in 10 days

Ahead of the onset of the monsoon in Odisha, the administrations of all districts were today asked to submit final report about their preparedness in the next 10 days

Heatwave continues in W Odisha, 44.5 deg C at Bhawanipatna

Bhubaneswar: Grueling heat wave conditions persisted in western Odisha today with Bhawanipatna recording a high of 44.5 degree Celsius, while coastal parts of the state experienced a slight respite. While Bhawanipatna turned out to be the hottest place in the state, Sundargarh sizzled at 44 degrees and the coal town of Talcher recorded a maximum […]

Heat wave condition continues in western Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Western Odisha continued to suffer heat wave condition and the death toll in heat-related incidents in the state mounted to 17 today. The maximum temperature of 42.2 degrees Celsius was recorded at Sambalpur followed by 42 degrees at Celsius Titlagarh, MeT office sources said. The other places which suffered the brunt of heat wave […]

Odisha government confirms 14 sunstroke deaths

Bhubaneswar: Blistering heat wave condition continued in several parts of Odisha as 15 places recorded above 40 degree Celsius on Monday while the state government said it had received reports of deaths of 140 people due to sunstroke but only confirmed 14 of them. “We have received reports regarding death of 140 people due to […]

Heat wave - Norwester
Norwester brings some relief to interior Odisha, but heat wave continues

Bhubaneswar: Though people in some parts of interior Odisha had some relief from gruelling heat following reports of kalabaisakhi (norwester), there was no let up in the heat wave as temperature remained at 40 degree Celsius and above in 14 places. As per a Met release issued this evening, Sonepur was the hottest place in […]

Heat wave relents in coast; no respite in interior Odisha

Bhubaneswar: While the people of coastal Odisha had some relief from the scorching sun, there was no respite from the intense heat wave for the people in the interior region of the state on Monday. As per a Met release this evening, Titlagarh remained the hottest place in the state for the third consecutive day […]

Western Odisha sizzles; Mercury soars to 46 degrees in Sonepur, Sundergarh

While the people of coastal Odisha had a temporary relief from the intense heat wave, mercury rose alarmingly in almost all parts of west and central districts of the state today with Sonepur and Sundergarh recording 46 degree Celsius each, the highest temperature recorded in the state this summer

Heat stroke toll mounts to 24 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With most parts of Odisha reeling under an intense heat wave, the number of deaths due to heat stroke rose to 24 on Tuesday with reports of the death of seven more persons, sources in the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said. Notably, SRC Pradipta Kumar Mahapatra had told the media on […]

Heat wave: Govt announces closure of schools till Apr 20

Concerned over the unprecedented heat wave in Odisha, the state government on Monday announced the closure of all schools in the state till April 20

Sunstroke toll mounts to 16 in Odisha

With the intense heat wave throwing normal life out of gear in Odisha, the sunstroke toll went up to 16 in the state on Sunday with the death of three persons, sources in the control room of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said

OSDMA to take up drought management from this year

For the first time ever, the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) would take up drought management in the state from this year

Centre’s calculation on drought aid wrong: Odisha govt

The Odisha government on Wednesday claimed that the Centre has trimmed its drought assistance to the state due to wrong calculation

Odisha prepares SOP ahead of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view the stampede during a Lord Jagannath festival in 2006, Odisha Govenrment today approved a standard operating procedure for smooth management of the Rath Yatra at Puri on July 18. “All the departments linked with Nabakalebara festival have prepared their own disaster management plan. Taking all these plans together, Odisha State Disaster […]

Sunstroke death toll mounts to 63 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The sunstroke death toll in Odisha went upto 63 even as monsoon covered the entire state by third week of June. The collectors of different districts have so far confirmed deaths of 63 persons due to sunstroke in recent months, a communication from the special relief commissioner’s (SRC) office said today. “The collectors sent […]

10 drown, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Hirakud reservoir

At least ten persons drowned and seven others missing after a boat carrying over 90 persons capsized on the Hirakud reservoir in Sambalpur district, official sources said