Odisha government on Thursday said it has mobilised 559 personnel, including a senior police officer in the rank of an additional director general, to undertake relief and rescue operations in the cyclone-hit areas of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday directed top central officials to ensure there are no bottlenecks in relief and rescue operations in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha as he took stock of the situation of the two cyclone-hit states on the eve of his visit to Vishakapatnam.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has announced relief for all pre-paid and post-paid mobile users, who have been unable to recharge their phones or pay their bills, in the flood-hit state.
Expressing concern over flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP President Amit Shah has asked party MPs, MLAs and workers in the state to join in relief and rescue operations in flood-affected areas.
Scores of decaying bodies lay in bags outside Tacloban`s ruined city hall, ready for trucking by overwhelmed Philippine authorities to mass graves, as destitute typhoon survivors pleaded for help of any kind.