Claiming that its Special Court Act has been yielding positive results, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said conviction rate in the corruption cases has reached a record 46 per cent this year.
With Cyclone Hudhud set to hit the coast in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, heavy rains coupled with high-speed wind lashed several parts of south Odisha where over 45,000 people have been evacuated from vulnerable areas to safety.
Severe cyclonic storm `Phailin`, which forced the evacuation of over eight lakh people, left a trail of destruction in coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and disrupted communication lines before weakening considerably on Sunday.
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.
Hours after launching an
indefinite cease-work demanding improved promotion prospects,
government doctors in Orissa on Sunday called off their agitation
following an appeal by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and
subsequent talks with the authorities.