Centre plans defence unit in Odisha, may rope in Tatas: Pradhan

A major defence production unit has been proposed in Gopalpur, Odisha, which can have the Tata group as a partner along with the state and the central governments, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday.

Two killed, five injured as truck hits police jeep in Bhagalpur

 Two persons including a policeman were killed, while five police personnel were seriously injured when a truck dashed into a police patrol jeep during the wee hours today in Naugachia in Bhagalpur district of Bihar.

Rajarhat-Gopalpur civic body ties up with pvt bank for tax collection

 To upgrade its cash collection system, the Rajarhat-Gopalpur Municipality today entered in an MoU with a private bank.

Deep depression in Gopalpur

The depression formed over north Andaman Sea on Tuesday moved west-northwestwards during past six hours and intensified into a deep depression and lay centered about 1260 km Southeast of Gopalpur coast of Odisha, the latest bulletin issued by the IMD said.

Fisherman drown in sea, another missing due to high tidal wave

A fisherman drowned while another went missing in the sea when their fishing boat capsized due to high-tidal wave in the Bay of Bengal near Gopalpur in Ganjam district on Sunday, police said.

Odisha alerts fishermen over cyclone Helen

Fishermen in southern Odisha were warned against venturing out into the sea due to formation of severe cyclonic storm Helen over the Bay of Bengal.

Tata helps restore basic services in Phailin-hit Gopalpur

With Gopalpur and its periphery area of Odisha severely hit by cyclone Phailin, Tata Relief Committee is focusing on its relief and rehabilitation operations in Ganjam district, in addition to relief in other parts of the state.

Babies born on cyclone night to be named `Phailin`

They were born at a time when cyclone Phailin hit land close to the Gopalpur coast on the October 12 night.

Misery of cyclone victims compounded in Gopalpur

Four days after cyclone Phailin hit the eastern coast of Odisha at Gopalpur near here, the misery of the victims was compounded in Ganjam district.

Cyclone Phailin hits 90 lakh people; 23 dead, lakhs of homes damaged

Cyclone `Phailin` on Sunday left a trail of destruction knocking down lakhs of homes affecting nearly 90 lakh people.

Army saves population of four villages on cyclone path

An Army Air Defence institution in Odisha`s Gopalpur saved the population of four adjoining villages which have been totally devastated.

Gopalpur lighthouse stands up to cyclone `Phailin`

A red-and-white striped lighthouse standing on the popular beach here was the lone witness to the fury of the severe cyclone `Phailin` that virtually drove everyone in this tiny village to desert their homes for the safety of relief shelters.

Lord Swraj Paul praises handling of cyclone, to contribute Rs 25 lakh

Lord Swraj Paul today praised the Indian authorities for their superb handling of Cyclone Phailin and announced a contribution of Rs 25 lakhs for relief and rehabilitation of the affected people.

Cyclone wind-speed reduced to 90-100 kmph in Gopalpur: NDMA

The intensity of Cyclone Phailin on Sunday reduced significantly to 90-100 kilometres per hour at Odisha`s Gopalpur where the cyclone hit at a speed of over 200 kmph last night.

Cyclone Phailin: As it happened on Sunday

The worst of Phailin is over. While some damage to physical infrastructure was inevitable, given the intensity – wind speed over 200 kmph – with which Phailin touched ground, the very low death toll has come as a real relief.

Glass, wood, asbestos sheets fly after Phailin landfall

Broken glass pieces, wood shreds and asbestos sheets flew like killer projectiles in these two adjoining cities, moments after the severe cyclone `Phailin` slammed into Gopalpur beach.

Cyclone Phailin: Coastal districts in Odisha plunged into darkness

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

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

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.

`Phailin` cripples wheels between Bhubaneshwar and coastal areas

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.