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European storm turns deadly, threatens huge tidal surge

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 10:33

A fierce storm battered northern Europe with hurricane force winds, leaving four people dead or missing, disrupting travel and forcing thousands to flee their homes over fears of the worst tidal surge in decades.

Odisha to strengthen flood forecasting, set up more shelters

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 17:21

With the cyclone Phailin resultant rains and subsequent heavy downpour owing to low pressure causing two spells of flood in the state, Odisha government decided to strengthen the flood forecasting and monitoring system.

Afghan election season off to a messy start

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 12:06

With Afghanistan`s next presidential election just five months away, authorities say they are facing a possible repeat of the abuses that have discredited the country`s efforts to build a democracy.

Sardinia cyclone: Italy declares state of emergency, at least 17 dead

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 18:44

Italian government on Tuesday declared state of emergency in Sardinia Island after torrential rains and a cyclone caused rivers to burst their banks, leaving at least 17 people dead, BBC reported.

Uttarakhand has learnt lessons from June calamity: Bahuguna

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 21:39

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Friday said several measures are in the offing to give a boost to medical facilities in the state including construction of seven trauma centres and one mobile ambulance in each district.

BJP levels flood relief discrimination charge against Odisha

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 13:59

Accusing Odisha Government of indulging in discrimination in distrubition of relief in cyclone and flood hit people in Ganjam district, BJP leaders have threatened to initiate legal action.

Cyclone-hit Ganjam facing dark Diwali

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 13:53

The cyclone and flood-affected people of the worst-hit Ganjam district are likely to have a dark Diwali, as power supply in most of the areas is yet to be restored.

TDP chief Naidu visits flood-hit areas in Visakhapatnam

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 16:26

Telugu Desam Party president Chandrababu Naidu visited flood-hit areas of Visakhapatnam District.

Odisha receives Rs 132 cr in CMRF, Naveen thanks Manik Sarkar

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 08:05

The Chief Minister`s Relief Fund has received donation of Rs 132.04 crore for the cyclone and flood victims till date, a release issued by the CMO said on Monday.

Chirajeevi accidentally falls into flood waters

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 01:00

Union Minister K Chirajeevi accidentally fell into flood waters while he was on a visit to rain-hit areas of East Godavari district on Monday.

Central team visits Odisha to assess damages

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 18:59

An Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) led by Ministry of Home Affairs Joint Secretary Rashmi Goel arrived here for an on the spot assessment of damages occurred due to Cyclone Phailin and subsequent floods.

Flood situation eases in Odisha

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 13:47

The flood situation in Odisha eased Monday but thousands of victims continued to stay in relief camps, as their homes were damaged or submerged, officials and eyewitnesses said.