Centre sanctions Rs 915 crore for post-Phailin work in Odisha

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday announced that the Centre would release Rs 915 crore for reconstruction work in Odisha following Cyclone Phailin.

Parties demand Rs 5,000 cr as Phailin assistance to Odisha

Nine political parties, including the ruling BJD, demanded the Centre to immediately release Rs 5,000 crore for rehabilitation and restoration after Cyclone Phailin.

AP paddy crop damaged in 1.5 lakh hectares due to cyclones

Andhra Pradesh Minister for Secondary Education K Pardhasaradhi on Thursday said that 1.5 lakh hectares of ready to harvest paddy crop in Krishna district has been damaged due to three consecutive cyclones - Phailin, Helen and Lehar.

Central team visits cyclone-hit areas of Guntur

A Central team visited the coastal areas in Guntur district affected by the last month`s cyclone `Phailin` to assess the damage.

Don`t politicise post-Phailin relief work in Odisha: Jena

With the Lok Sabha elections approaching, Minister of State for Statistics & Programme Implementation Srikant Kumar Jena on Monday asked the Odisha government not to politicise the post-Phailin relief operations.

Cyclone Phailin: PM announces interim relief of Rs 1,000 cr

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore each for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha for relief and rehabilitation in the wake of destruction caused by cyclone Phailin.

Lakhs remain in dark for 12 days as Phailin uprooted towers

With lakhs of people still spending their nights in darkness, Naveen Patnaik asked the energy department to complete the task by November 5.

Vigilance sleuths collect evidence on relief loot case

Vigilance sleuths collected evidence after raiding houses of several corporators and the office of CMC regarding loot of relief materials.

Colleges in cyclone-hit Ganjam to reopen on 04 November

With debris yet to be cleared from most places, Odisha government on Tuesday extended the Puja vacation of colleges in Ganjam district.

Odisha govt offers spl package for farmers, fishermen, artisans hit by `Phailin`, floods

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a special package for farmers, fishermen,weavers and students affected by cyclone `Phailin` and the resultant floods.

Vigilance probe into loot of relief, Cuttack BJD chief suspended

Odisha government transferred the Commissioner of Cuttack Municipal Corporation and suspended his deputy over alleged loot of relief materials.

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.

JSPL provides generator sets in Phailin-hit Ganjam

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has provided high power generator sets to the district administration of Ganjam, the worst-affected district of Odisha in cyclone Phailin, helping the state government to restore normalcy.

Odisha cyclone claims 44 lives, focus on relief, restoration

Odisha government on Friday said it would prepare a memorandum to seek central assistance in the next two days for relief and restoration works in the cyclone and flood affected districts, even as the death toll in the twin calamities mounted to 44.

Odisha deploys patrol after villagers block highway

Policemen were deployed in Odisha`s worst cyclone-hit Ganjam district, after villagers blocked a national highway demanding immediate relief.

300 experts for restoration of power supply in Odisha

More than 300 experts are being hired by the Union Power Ministry for restoration of electric supply in cyclone-hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Naveen seeks donations for cyclone and flood affected

Hit by Cyclone Phailin and floods, the Odisha government on Wednesday appealed for donations for the affected people.

Cuttack claims Rs 4.11 crore loss due to Cyclone Phailin

A preliminary estimation has pegged a loss of Rs 4.11 crore in whole of Cuttack district of Odisha due to Cyclone Phailin.

Odisha flood situation grim, toll rises to 28

The flood situation in Odisha, triggered by cyclone Failin and resultant heavy rains, remained grim today as the major rivers were in spate, leaving about one lakh people marooned as the death toll in the calamities mounted to 28.

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.