Tag: Special Relief Commissioner

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