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Acharya for declaring cyclone Phailin as a national calamity

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 20:56

Congress and CPI-M criticised relief operation by Odisha government in areas hit by cyclone Phailin while Left party demanded that Centre to declare the devastation as a national calamity.

Odisha lost 26 lakh trees after cyclone Phailin

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 13:38

The high-velocity cyclone Phailin that hit Odisha about a week ago is estimated to have destroyed around 26 lakh trees in the state.

CPI(M) demands cyclone Phailin be declared a national calamity

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 18:31

With Odisha incurring huge loss due to cyclone Phailin and floods, CPI(M) demanded declaration of the situation as a national calamity besides waiver of agricultural loan for the year 2013-14.

All semester examinations of BPUT postponed

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 18:59

All the semester examinations of Biju Pattnaik University of Technology (BPUT) has been postponed in view of the prevailing situation following the cyclone Phailin and resultant floods in Odisha, official sources said on Friday.

Odisha to complete relief operations by Oct 22

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 15:52

The Odisha government said Friday it will complete relief operations in the areas hit by Cyclone Phailin and subsequent floods in the next few days. <br><br>

Odisha to complete relief operations by October 22

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 14:27

The Odisha government said Friday it will complete relief operations in the areas hit by Cyclone Phailin and subsequent floods in the next few days.

Odisha floods: 1.21 crore people affected, 647 villages remained marooned

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 08:34

Ravaged with Cyclone Phailin and the floods aftermath, Odisha government has written to the central government seeking immediate release of Rs 1,523 crore for relief and rehabilitation work.

Odisha seeks Rs 1523 crore for relief and restoration work

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 20:41

The demand was made by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Tata organises relief camps in Odisha`s Phailin-hit areas

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 15:44

Residents from peripheral villages of Badaputi, S Paikapada and B Paikapada have been shifted to the camp.

Odisha announces Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia for cyclone, flood victims

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 23:24

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday made an aerial survey of flood hit districts and announced Rs 4 lakh as ex-gratia assistance to family members of each of those killed in cyclone Phailin and subsequent floods in the state.

IMD`s accurate forecast minimised casualty: NDMA

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 20:52

NDMA on Tuesday credited the Meteorological department for its accurate forecast which it said helped in minimising casualty as Cyclone Phailin ripped through the eastern coast of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

UN hails Odisha handling of cyclone Phailin

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 17:46

The state government, which fixed the target of "Zero Casualty" during the cyclone, had earlier said it had evacuated as many as 9,83,553 people from the coast.