ODISHA

  • Over 10,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha Yesterday

    Bhubaneswar: Over 10,000 migratory birds from Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and across the Himalayas have arrived at Odisha's Chilika Lake for their winter sojourn, an official said on Friday. The first batch of birds arrived earlier this month. The numbers are gradually going up, divisional forest officer B.R. Das said. About 3,000...
  • Cyclone Hudhud damages seven colleges in Odisha 2 days ago

    Odisha: Seven colleges in three southern Odisha districts have been damaged in cyclone Hudhud. Four colleges in Koraput district followed by two in Nararangapur and one in Gajapati were affected by the cyclone, officials said. "We have received damage reports from principals of the concerned colleges over telephone in the aftermath of...
  • Odisha: HC gives interim relief to lawyer till Octpber 30 in Chit fund scam case 3 days ago

    Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday granted interim protection from arrest till October 30 to a lawyer who has been booked by CBI in connection with the chit fund scam. CBI in June this year had booked Debashis Panda, a High Court lawyer, for alleged offences under several sections...
  • Insurance firms may take Rs 2,400 crore due to Hudhud 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: USA-based catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide has estimated that insurance companies may take a hit of around Rs 2,400 crore due to Cyclone Hudhud which recently battered Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts. AIR Worldwide's insured loss estimates assume that an insurance penetration of 3% for residential lines, 20% for commercial,...
  • Odisha government doctors to get higher remuneration 3 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: In a Diwali bonanza to doctors appointed on contractual basis, the Odisha government announced a hike in their remuneration. The hike was announced by Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak here a day before Diwali. As per the government notification, specialist doctors working in rural and urban...
  • Odisha: Six arrested on charge of sexual assault of minor girl 6 days ago

    Sambalpur: Six persons were arrested in connection with alleged sexual assault of a minor girl and circulation of obscene MMS and visuals, police said on Sunday. The arrests were made yesterday based on the complaint filed in Mahila police station by the father of the girl. "While six persons were...
  • Odisha government to recruit 50,000 youngsters by March next 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: In the wake of large vacancies in the state administration, Odisha government on Saturday decided to fill up about 50,000 posts by the end of 2014-15 financial year. This was decided at a high level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) UN Behera...
  • Naveen Patnaik asks Centre to expedite international flights from Odisha October 17, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Terming the delay in beginning of the international flight operation from Odisha as "unfortunate," Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday asked the Centre to take steps for early utilisation of facilities available at the Biju Patnaik International Airport. "The failure to utlise the new terminal and the delay in the...
  • Voting begins for Kandhamal LS bypoll amid tight security October 15, 2014

    Phulbani: Voting began for by-election to Odisha's communally sensitive Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency where an estimated 11.4 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their franchise. Amid tight security, polling commenced at 7 am in the Maoist-hit constituency spread over Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Ganjam and Boudh districts. The bypoll was necessitated following death...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Hundreds of rescue workers from Odisha arrive in Visakhapatnam October 15, 2014

    More than 500 people are working to restore power and clear roadblocks in Vizag. Hundreds of rescue workers from Odisha have come to Visakhapatnam. "We are helping Andhra Pradesh just like they helped us in 1999," said a rescue worker. ...
  • Modi visits cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam, Naidu likely to seek relief package for Andhra October 14, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Even as Vishakhapatnam is reeling under the aftermath of cyclone Hudhud, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the city on Tuesday to get a first hand account of the damage. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu received the Prime Minister at the airport, which itself is in shambles. Vishakhapatnam airport is...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: 26 dead in AP, 3 in Odisha; prices of essential goods soar October 14, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Almost 48 hours after Cyclone Hudhud, 12 districts in Andhra Pradesh remain in darkness. At least 26 people have lost their lives in Andhra Pradesh and three have been reported dead in Odisha while 4 lakh people have been evacuated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Visakhapatnam to...
  • Has India improved on its disaster preparedness and management efforts? October 13, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud, which hit the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coastline on Sunday, has left behind a trail of massive destruction. 24 people have lost their lives and nearly four lakh people have been evacuated. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud leaves a trail of destruction in its wake; Vizag grinds to a halt October 13, 2014

    Visakhpatnam: Cyclone Hudhud has left behind a trail of destruction in its wake. 24 people have lost their lives and nearly four lakh people have been evacuated. The Visakhapatnam airport has faced the worst end of Cyclone Hudhud. The airport has now reopened for relief operations. Commercial flights have been cancelled...
  • Cyclone Hudhud leaves behind destruction in AP, Odisha; PM to visit Vizag on Tuesday October 13, 2014

    Visakhapatnam/Gopalpur: Cyclone Hudhud, which hit the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coastline on Sunday, has left behind a trail of massive destruction. The death toll now stands at eight while nearly 4 lakh people have been evacuated so far. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted saying he will visit the affected areas...
  • Cyclone Hudhud weakens; power, communication hit in AP, Odisha, death toll reaches eight October 13, 2014

    Visakhapatnam/Gopalpur: Cyclone Hudhud is now weakening after almost a day since it pounded the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coastline. Nearly 4 lakh people have been evacuated from the coastal districts in the two states where the death toll has mounted to 8. The intensity of the cyclone has reduced from...
  • Odisha government gears up for possible floods as cyclone Hudhud loses speed October 12, 2014

    As cyclone Hudhud progressively loses speed, Odisha is reeling under the fear of heavy flooding in the aftermath of the cyclone. Heavy rainfall is predicted in the states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and even Bihar. ...
  • South Odisha fears flood after cyclone Hudhud October 12, 2014

    Berhampur (Odisha): With the southern districts of Ganjam, Gajapati and Kandhamal receiving heavy rainfall due to cyclone Hudhud, the local administration has started preparations for floods if such a situation arises. While the water level of river Bansadhara is flowing near its danger level at Kasinagar in Gajapati district, water level...
  • Cyclone Hudhud has little impact in West Bengal October 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Cyclone Hudhud, which hit Andhra Pradesh coastal areas on Sunday, had little impact in West Bengal, at most scattered rainfall in parts of the state. The coastal districts of the state which the MeT department had predicted would experience rainfall had no or little rain. The day started with...
  • PM Modi assures Andhra Pradesh CM of all support as Hudhud strikes October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday promised Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu all possible assistance as Cyclone Hudhud made landfall leaving five persons dead in the state and neighbouring Odisha. The Prime Minister, who had on Saturday held an emergency high-level meeting to review preparedness for the...
  • Andhra Pradesh CM heads toward Vizag to monitor Hudhud impact, promises speedy relief October 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government is making efforts to prevent loss of life as well as aiming to provide quick relief to people affected by the very severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' that battered the coastal districts, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said on Sunday. Two people have been killed in...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Five killed in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha; normal life hit October 12, 2014

    Vishakapatnam: Severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hit the port city of Vishakapatnam on Sunday bringing with it torrential rains in three coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and leaving five persons dead in the state and neighbouring Odisha besides snapping power and communication lines. Normal life was thrown completely out of gear...
  • Odisha: Threat of storm is over but flood situations arise due to heavy rainfall October 12, 2014

    As the cyclone Hudhud strikes eastern coast of India, the heavy rainfall has lashed the state of Odisha resulting in death of two. ...
  • Watch: People evacuated forcefully from Gopalpur in Odisha ahead of Cyclone Hudhud October 12, 2014

    Forceful evacuation began in Gopalpur on Sunday morning. Since Saturday, the administration was saying that people should move to safer places, but they were not heeding to the warning. Several policemen came to the Gopalpur beach to evacuate people. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Wind speeds touch 50 km/hour in Gopalpur, Odisha October 12, 2014

    Large scale evacuations have been carried out in Odisha beacuse of cyclone Hudhud. "Wind speeds expected to touch 200 km/hour post landfall. Wind speeds to touch 50 km/hour in Gopalpur, Odisha," predicts MeT department. ...
  • Strong winds, heavy rains in coastal AP ahead of Hudhud strike October 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: Strong winds and heavy rains led to large-scale disruption of power lines in three coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh as the state braced for Hudhud, a very severe cyclonic storm that is expected to hit the coast around noon on Sunday. "Except East Godavari, power entirely failed in the...
  • Watch: Heavy rains in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha as Cyclone Hudhud approaches October 12, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud is just 100 km away from Vishakhapatnam, according to the Met department and is expected to make landfall between Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam in a few hours. It is stormy in Visakhapatnam on Sunday morning and has been raining heavily. Trees have been uprooted and power cuts have been...
  • Cyclonic storm Hudhud hits India; how the day unfolded October 12, 2014

    Sunday noon witnessed the very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hitting the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha with full force but the loss of life was contained to single digits by a well prepared administration. Even though heavy rain and winds of almost 200 kmph left six people dead...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Fishermen rush to protect their boats before they evacuate the Gopalpur beach October 11, 2014

    Fishermen rush to protect their boats before they evacuate the Gopalpur beach in fear of the Hudhud cyclone. "I am scared that my boat will be destroyed. It is the only means of my livelihood," said a fisherman. Cyclone Phailin had also struck Gopalpur beach hard last year. ...