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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.

Prez Pranab cuts short West Bengal visit in view of Phailin

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 14:51

President Pranab Mukherjee, who is at his ancestral home in West Bengal for Durga Puja, has cut short his visit and will return here today in view of Cyclone `Phailin` that is set to hit Odisha coast.

Ersama resident getting ready to face Cyclone `Phailin`

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 14:38

As the sky turns overcast and torrential rains lash Erasama block, Pravati Maity of Jagatsinghpur district is haunted by the painful memories of the 1999 killer cyclone.

Trains cancelled, terminated and diverted due to Cyclone Phailin

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 14:03

With cyclone Phailin set to hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts this evening, the Railways have cancelled all trains between Howrah and Visakhapatnam as a precautionary measure.

Cyclone Phailin: Odisha evacuates 2.5 lakh people

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 11:52

Heavy rains lashed the coastal belt of Orissa, which is bracing for cyclone Phailin that is set to hit the state by the evening, as authorities shifted 2.5 lakh people to safer place in the state.

Heavy rain lash Odisha as cyclone Phailin advances

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 10:23

High wind and heavy rain lashed the coastal belt of Odisha Saturday disrupting normal life, as the severe cyclonic storm Phailin advances from the Bay of Bengal, and is expected to make landfall by Saturday evening, officials said.