Irregularities found in allotment of Indira Awaas Yojana benefits in Odisha

Close on the heels of a pension fraud, alleged irregularities in allotment of Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) benefits have come to the fore in Ganjam district following which district administration has cancelled 13 work orders in Kukudakhandi block.

Cabinet okays Odisha, Andhra cyclone risk revised cost

The union cabinet on Thursday approved the revised cost estimates for phase-I of the national cyclone risk mitigation project for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik demands central assistance

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday demanded central assistance for the state hit by cyclones Hudhud and Phailin saying it was a "genuine" need.

Cyclone Hudhud brings back memories of last year's Phailin

It was exactly a year ago that Cyclone Phailin, comparable to the magnitude of Cyclone Hudhud, hit the north coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh leaving two dead and heavy loss of crops.

People in Ganjam haunted by memories of Cyclone Phailin

With Cyclone Hudhud likely to make its landfall in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on October 12, people of Ganjam district in southern Odisha are haunted by the memories of devastation caused by Cyclone Phailin a year ago.

Odhisha govt motivating flower growers to set up greenhouse

With floriculture suffering a setback after cyclone Phailin last year, Odisha government is encouraging flower growers to set up greenhouses in Ganjam district to boost production in a big way.

USAID to provide $3.4 mn for Phailin-hit people

The United States, through the US Agency for International Development, will provide USD 3.4 million to NGOs for back-up to recovery activities for Cyclone Phailin-affected communities in Odisha.

Where were Sonia, Rahul, Modi when Phailin hit Odisha: Naveen

Naveen Patnaik criticised Sonia Gandhi and Narendra Modi for neglecting the state when it was hit by cyclone Phailin last year.

World Bank team visited cyclone-hit Ganjam district

A World Bank team has visited the cyclone Phailin affected Ganjam district and discussed with the district administration about restoration works in the ravaged areas.

Pandemonium in Odisha house over Phailin funds

Odisha Assembly was on Wednesday adjourned for about an hour following an uproar over the Centre`s directive to the state to return a part of its assistance given for Cyclone Phailin.

Cong raises `relief loot` issue in Assembly, debate denied

Congress on Wednesday accused the ruling BJD MLAs and corporators of misappropriating relief materials meant for victims of `Cyclone Phailin`, but Speaker Pradip Amat rejected the Opposition demand for an adjournment motion on the issue in Odisha Assembly.

UN appreciates restoration, rehabilitation after Cyclone Phailin

The Odisha government`s restoration and rehabilitation work after cyclone Phailin came in for UN appreciation on Saturday.

UN praises role of media during cyclone Phailin

Happy over reduction of human losses during cyclone Phailin, the United Nations on Saturday appreciated media`s role during the disaster which hit the Odisha coast on the night of October 12.

Cyclone Phailin damage control recognised by UN

The Odisha government`s success in minimising the devastation caused by Cyclone Phailin which struck Odisha in early October came in for UN recognition.

Opposition stalls Odisha Assembly, demand Patro`s resignation

Odisha Assembly could conduct business for only 11 minutes on Friday and was adjourned till Monday due to noisy protests by Congress MLAs demanding resignation of state revenue and disaster management minister SN Patro for allegedly misleading the House.

Cong accuses BJD of treason, demands minister`s resignation

Accusing the ruling BJD in Odisha of treason, Congress today demanded resignation of state revenue and disaster management minister S N Patro who slammed the UPA government and said only Rs 250 crore was released for the victims of cyclone Phailin by the Centre.

Southco close to restoration of electricity in Ganjam

Nearly two months after severe cyclone Phailin hit Odisha, power distribution company Southco said it was close to restoration of electricity supply in worst-hit Ganjam district.

World Bank, ADB team visit cyclone-hit areas to assess damage

An expert team of World Bank and Asian Development Bank visited different areas of cyclone-hit Ganjam district in Odisha to assess the damage.

Issue of cyclone assistance to make Assembly Session stormy

Winter session of Odisha Assembly starting Thursday is set to be stormy with ruling BJD gearing up to slam the Centre on issues like delay in cyclone assistance and opposition ready to corner the government over crime against women and worsening law and order.

Disabled resort to begging, seek special cyclone relief

Demanding special relief from the government, disabled persons affected by cyclone Phailin in Odisha`s Ganjam district resorted to begging while staging an agitation.