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Cyclone Phailin: Coastal districts in Odisha plunged into darkness

Last Updated: Sunday, October 13, 2013, 00:55

Power was switched off in a dozen towns in coastal districts of Odisha since Saturday morning in view of Cyclone Phailin, which made landfall near Gopalpur in Ganjam district.

Cyclone Phailin: Gopalpur- a scenic beach spot under spectre of death

Last Updated: Sunday, October 13, 2013, 00:13

On a bright autumn day, this famous beach in Odisha is a tourists` paradise as the lips feel the salt in the cool breeze from Bay of Bengal and its gentle waves splash at the feet.

Cyclone Phailin: Fernandes asks NHAI to take action to keep highways traffic worthy

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 22:54

In wake of cyclone Phailin, Oscar Fernandes directed regional officers of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to counter damages to national highways

PM Manmohan Singh reviews situation arising due to Cyclone Phailin

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 22:48

New Delhi: Immediately on return from his tour abroad, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday reviewed the situation arising out of the Cyclone Phailin.

Cyclone Phailin: Train services hit, Railways prepared to bounce back

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 22:59

Indian Railways has geared up to manage operations in areas affected by cyclone Phailin. It cancelled 99 trains, while 12 trains have been partially cancelled and 25 trains have been diverted so far.

Cyclone Phailin closer to Gopalpur coast, over 5.5 lakh people evacuated: Shinde

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 20:35

Sushilkumar Shinde said the cyclonic storm Phailin is inching closer to the coastal town of Gopalpur, and added that over 5.5 lakh people have been evacuated so far from Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Three killed in Odisha ahead of Cyclone Phailin

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 15:51

At least three persons died on Saturday after uprooted trees fells on them in Odisha ahead of Cyclone Phailin`s landfall at Gopalpur.

`Phailin` cripples wheels between Bhubaneshwar and coastal areas

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 15:38

The panic triggered by impending onslaught of Cyclone `Phailin` in coastal areas of Odisha has crippled all vehicular movement on National Highway 5 which connects the state capital to Gopalpur, the projected landfall site.

Cyclone Phailin: 2,000 NDRF personnel deployed in AP, Odisha, WB, says NDMA

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 15:14

Bracing for cyclone Phailin which is expected to hit the east coast this evening, NDMA on Saturday said it has deployed nearly 2,000 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal.

Cyclone Phailin: Cabinet Secy takes stock of situation

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 15:04

Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Saturday took stock of the preparedness of various Central agencies assigned to provide relief to those affected and restore normalcy in the aftermath.