Phailin

  • Where were Sonia, Rahul ~~amp;amp; Modi when Phailin hit Odisha, says Naveen Patnaik March 5, 2014

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday criticised Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Narendra Modi for neglecting the state when it was hit by cyclone Phailin last year. "Where were Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, BJP president Rajnath Singh and party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi when people...
  • Centre gives Rs 300 crore to cyclone-hit Odisha December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Centre on Friday decided to release the first tranche of assistance of Rs 300 crore towards relief and rehabilitation of the people hit by severe cyclonic storm Phailin in Odisha, a day after CPI(M) attacked the UPA government for not disbursing a single paisa so far. "The government has...
  • Centre assures all help to Andhra, Odisha for cyclone 'Lehar' November 27, 2013

    As cyclone 'Lehar' approaches eastern coastline, the Centre has assured all help to Andhra Pradesh and Odisha to deal with the situation and sent National Disaster Response Force personnel to help the local authorities. Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami reviewed the situation arising out of the approaching cyclone with National Disaster...
  • Cyclone Lehar approaches Andhra coast November 27, 2013

    The cyclonic storm Lehar in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday moved further towards the Andhra Pradesh coast and could cross it on Thursday causing extensive damage, officials said. The "very severe" cyclonic storm was now centered about 650 km east-southeast of Machillipatnam and 600 km east-southeast of Kakinada in the...
  • AP: No end to the weather woes, cyclone Lehar to hit state tomorrow November 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: No end to the weather woes in Andhra Pradesh, after cyclone Phailin and cyclone Helen, the state now braces for cyclone Lehar which will make landfall on Thursday. Costal Odisha has also been put on high alert. According to weather officials, Leher is about 700-800 kms from the...
  • Odisha: Coastal districts alerted as cyclone Lehar approaches landfall November 26, 2013

    After the devastation of Cyclone Phailin, Lehar is possibly to hit coastal areas of Odisha, along with Andhra as well. The state government on Tuesday put district authorities on alert, especially those of 10 southern and coastal districts, as the severe cyclonic storm is expected to make a landfall between Kalingapatnam...
  • After Phailin, Helen, cyclone Lehar to hit Andhra by November 28 November 25, 2013

    After being hit by cyclones 'Phailin' and 'Helen', Andhra Pradesh is likely to be at the receiving end of another cyclone, 'Lehar', by November 28. 'Lehar' lay centred at 11:30 hours on Sunday, about 230 km east-southeast of Port Blair over the Andaman Sea and is expected to cross Andaman and...
  • Cyclone Helen to hit Andhra, Tamil Nadu tonight, high alert sounded November 21, 2013

    Hyderabad: After cyclone Phailin, Andhra Pradesh is gearing up for another cyclone which is expected to make a landfall near Kavali on Thursday night. All coastal districts and low lying areas have been put on high alert. The administration has alerted the tehsildars of six coastal tehsils including Bapatla and Repelle...
  • Odisha: Solar lanterns for Ganjam weavers still living in darkness November 14, 2013

    With power supply yet to be restored in many parts of Ganjam district hit by twin natural calamities of cyclone Phailin and flood, Odisha government has begun distributing solar lantern to weavers in the district. The solar lanterns will help the weavers carry on with their work with most of them...
  • Odisha: Centre agrees to increase man-days under MGNREGS in flood affected areas November 13, 2013

    The Centre has agreed to increase man-days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to 150 in recent cyclone and flood-affected districts of Ganjam, Puri, Mayurbhanj and Balasore in Odisha. The present limit for guaranteed employment to rural households under the scheme is 100 days a year. Panchayati Raj...
  • Phailin saved Ranchi from serial blasts November 10, 2013

    The cyclone Phailin proved to be a boon for the Jharkhand state capital as it helped avert serial blasts during the Durga Puja festival, police sources said on Sunday. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Ranchi police recovered nine bombs fitted with timers from the Iram lodge in Hindpiri area of...
  • PM announces interim relief of Rs 1000 crore for cyclone Phailin hit states November 9, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday announced an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore each for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha for relief and rehabilitation in the wake of destruction caused by cyclone Phailin. The total quantum of assistance to the two states will be finalised after consideration of the on-the-spot assessment...
  • 22 more encephalitis deaths in Gorakhpur; leave of all doctors, paramedical staff cancelled November 6, 2013

    With another 22 deaths due to encephalitis in the past five days in Gorakhpur, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday cancelled the leave of all doctors and paramedical staff, an official said. This has been done to ensure that the health department is present in full strength to attend to the...
  • Odisha: Cyclone-hit slum dwellers celebrate Diwali with solar lights November 3, 2013

    Berhampur (Odisha): Deprieved of electricity since cyclone Phailin hit Odisha about three weeks ago, slum dwellers of this coastal town in the worst-hit Ganjam district are celebrating Diwali with solar lights. Bernard van Leer Foundation, a Netherland-based NGO in association with a local organisation, had distributed relief kits to the slum...
  • Odisha: A dark Diwali for people in cyclone-ravaged Ganjam November 2, 2013

    Ganjam: Even as the country celebrates Diwali, people in Odisha's cyclone-ravaged Ganjam district face a black Diwali as electricity has still not been restored in large parts of the area even a month after the natural disaster. The district is working hard to rebuild itself after Cyclon Phailin ravaged it, sending...
  • 'Evacuation' is secret of Odisha government's success: Naveen Patnaik October 29, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Terming mass evacuation of people from coastal areas ahead of Cyclone Phailin's landfall as the secret of Odisha government's handling of the disaster, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday said the state plans to integrate youths in disaster management. "Our preparedness for Cyclone Phailin was fail proof. Successful evacuation of about...
  • Heavy rains lash WB, Odisha, AP; Met predicts more rainfall October 27, 2013

    Just days after Phailin and floods struck Odisha, incessant rains have added to the misery of the people in the state. So far, around 16 people have died and lakhs are still marooned. Rescue operations are continuing, but the situation in Ganjam district continues to be grim as the Met department...
  • Torrential rains batter Andhra Pradesh, 21 dead October 26, 2013

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh has been battered by torrential rains that have left 21 people dead. Even as cyclone Phailin didn't lead to such loss of lives and widespread damage, rains have wreaked havoc across the state. Over 68,000 people have been evacuated while Srikakulam and Mahbubnagar are the worst affected....
  • After cyclone Phailin, flash floods leave lakhs displaced in Odisha October 26, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha is at the receiving end of nature's fury once again. After surviving cyclone Phalin, the Ganjam district in the state is witnessing floods because of continuous rains for the past five days. Over 2 lakh have been marooned and several people have also died. Ganjam district Odisha received the...
  • Phailin: Odisha government fails to give aid; people starve, beg October 24, 2013

    Ganjam: Several people lost their livelihood after cyclone Phailin wreaked havoc in the coastal areas of Odisha, but their ordeal isn't over yet as the government aid has still not reached all the storm affected victims. The people say they were even forced to beg as the government didn't come...
  • Free talk-time, recharge benefits by Reliance for cyclone Phailin hit Odisha October 23, 2013

    To help people connect with each other in the aftermath of devastation by cyclone Phailin, a mobile telephone service provider is offering free talk time in Odisha. Reliance Communications is offering a daily free recharge of 10 minutes for a period of five days, from October 20 to its customers on...
  • Heavy rains lash Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions October 23, 2013

    Heavy rains lashed Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema districts of Andhra Pradesh, on Tuesday, under the influence of the North East monsoon, throwing life out of gear. Kavali in Nellore district received 13 centimetres of rainfall and several other towns and villages in Coastal Andhra experienced over five centimetres of rain, official...
  • EU allocates 96,748 euros for Phailin relief October 22, 2013

    The European Commission has allocated 96,748 euros to the disaster relief emergency fund of the Red Cross International to "urgently respond" to the needs of almost 15,000 vulnerable families affected by cyclone Phailin. The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) allocated the amount after the International Federation of...
  • Odisha: Ten days after cyclone Phailin, Ganjam remains powerless October 22, 2013

    Ganjam: It has been ten days now that the worst cyclone, Phailin, hit the Ganjam district in Odisha has been plunged in darkness as the district's entire power system has literally been blown away. To know about the hardship the four million people staying in this district are facing, CNN-IBN...
  • Babies to be named 'Phailin' born on cyclone night October 21, 2013

    They were born at a time when cyclone Phailin hit land close to the Gopalpur coast on the October 12 night. Staff of several city hospitals where these babies were born, suggested to name them after the cyclone Phailin. At least 27 babies were born in the town in three major...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show October 20, 2013

    This week we showcase the contribution of CJ's in the times of natural disasters. We have stories from Uttarakhand floods where a community radio station helped reunite people and document the tragedy that struck them. Also on the show are the videos of cyclone Phailin, a mothers appeal to trace...
  • Sudarsan to sell sand art on canvas to help Phailin victims October 20, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Internationally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Sunday said he will sell some of his sand art on canvas to support victims of cyclone Phailin. The fund raised from the sale would directly go to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, he said. "As an artist I want to support the victims...
  • Cyclone Phailin: 26 lakh trees destroyed in Odisha October 20, 2013

    The high-velocity cyclone Phailin that hit Odisha about a week ago is estimated to have destroyed around 26 lakh trees in the state. "As per reports received from cyclone-affected areas about 26 lakh trees have been damaged. The number might go up as reports from a few other places are yet...
  • Narendra Modi rakes up black money, mocks government over Unnao excavation October 18, 2013

    Raking up the issue of black money, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, on Friday, targeted the government for being unable to bring back the money stashed by Indian "thieves and looters" in foreign banks. He raised the issue while mocking at the excavation being conducted by the Archaeological Survey of...
  • Bihar: Nitish Kumar asks for assessment of loss due to cyclone October 18, 2013

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday directed detailed assessment of loss of lives and damage to houses and crops in heavy rainfall in the state in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin. Principal Secretary (Disaster Management) Vyasji said the chief minister directed that those whose houses and crops have been...