Cyclone forecast: Odisha cancels puja holiday of employees

With the Met department forecasting a cyclone in Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast by Sunday, the state government Wednesday cancelled puja holidays of its employees in 14 districts and ordered deployment of Disaster Rapid Force in all vulnerable points.

Myanmar issues cyclone warning

The brunt of the storm is currently barreling northwest toward Bangladesh. But its direction could shift northeast and hit Myanmar`s Rakhine state when it makes landfall at midweek, Myanmar`s Meteorology Department said.

Australia evacuates coastal cities in path of big cyclone

Australia evacuated thousands of people from its northeast coast on Tuesday as a cyclone rivaling Hurricane Katrina bore down on tourism towns and rural communities.