Cyclone Amphan: Lakhs evacuated, 41 NDRF teams deployed in Odisha, West Bengal; Assam on high alert

The cyclone, which will make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh coast most likely on May 20 afternoon, has already started triggering rainfall in several states.

May 19, 2020, 22:08 PM IST

Cyclone Amphan approaches Odisha coast — States likely to be hit after it makes a landfall

Cyclone Amphan, which has intensified into an extremely super cyclone, is all set to make the landfall on Wednesday afternoon. The cyclone is rapidly moving towards the coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh and is expected to make a landfall on May 20. At the time of the landfall, Cyclone Amphan is expected to carry wind speed of 155-165 kmph, gusting to 185 kmph. The states of Odisha and West Bengal have been on high alert. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has assured all possible help to bo both states to deal with the situation arising out of its movement. 

May 19, 2020, 15:23 PM IST

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2020: Chariots' construction work begins amid lockdown- In pics

 Also known as the chariot festival, it happens to be a 15-day long festival which is celebrated with much gusto and fervour in the temple town of Puri, Odisha.

May 08, 2020, 17:13 PM IST

'World's largest' beach cleanliness drive to be held in Puri on Saturday

To mark the World Cleanup Day, celebrated on September 21 every year, the world's 'largest' cleanliness drive will be organised at a beach in Odisha's Puri on Saturday.

Sep 21, 2019, 08:59 AM IST

Rath Yatra 2019: Know the importance of touching the chariot rope during the festival

The festival holds prime importance in the Eastern side of the country where Rath Yatra is the most revered celebration time. Lakhs of devotees throng Puri, just to catch a glimpse of their favourite Lord riding the chariot.

Jul 18, 2019, 07:49 AM IST

Experts remove rod pieces lodged inside cobra in Odisha

A team of experts belonging to Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) conducted a successful surgery to remove two pieces of iron rod from a cobra on Thursday. 

Jul 12, 2019, 23:57 PM IST

Rath Yatra 2019: Ever noticed Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra's chariots are different?

The three chariots carrying Lord Jagannath, brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are different in size and other detailing.

Jul 12, 2019, 19:03 PM IST

Rath Yatra 2019: The legend behind unfinished hands of Lord Jagannath's idol in Puri temple

The idols of Lord Jagannath depicts the Lord embodying features of a large, square-shaped head, big eyes and unfinished limbs. 

Jul 11, 2019, 19:08 PM IST

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2019: Everything you need to know

A sea of devotees gathered at the town of Puri in Odisha for the annual nine-day Jagannath Rath Yatra that began today. Lakhs of people converged in Puri for a glimpse of Lord Jagannath. Watch full video to know more.

Jul 04, 2019, 18:32 PM IST

PM Modi, President Kovind extend greetings on Jagannath Rath Yatra occasion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra.

Jul 04, 2019, 10:36 AM IST

Rath Yatra 2019: Sudarsan Pattnaik's sand art on chariot festival is all about peace, joy and happiness—Pic inside

During the month of Asadha in June or July, the presiding deities—Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra are taken from their Puri temple to Bada Danda and complete the distance of almost 3 km to Shri Gundicha Temple on huge chariots respectively.

Jul 04, 2019, 10:29 AM IST

Puri: Devotees in large number arrive to attend world famous Jagannath Rath Yatra

Final touches have been given to the preparations for Jagannath Rath Yatra in Odisha's Puri that will commence today. Devotees in large number have gathered in Odisha's coastal city. Watch this video to know more.

Jul 04, 2019, 10:10 AM IST

Puri beach to become Asia's first with Blue Flag certification

The tag is given to environment-friendly and clean beaches which are equipped with amenities of international standards for tourists.

Jun 06, 2019, 12:50 PM IST

Cyclone Fani: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces Rs 100 crore package for street vendors, farmers

Apart from agriculture input subsidy, support for tree plantations and seedings announced earlier, cash assistance of Rs 500 per damaged coconut tree will be provided to the affected farmers, subject to a limit of 25 trees per farmer.

May 18, 2019, 23:37 PM IST

Naveen Patnaik writes to Rajnath Singh on Fani, seeks relaxation of norms for central assistance

Patnaik said the power infrastructure in Puri and parts of other coastal districts has been extensively damaged in the cyclone that killed at least 64 people.

May 16, 2019, 23:54 PM IST

Odisha: 12 days after Cyclone Fani, power supply restored at Puri's Jagannath Temple

There had been no electricity in the temple since the time severe cyclonic storm 'Fani' made landfall in Puri .

May 16, 2019, 07:06 AM IST

Cyclone Fani: Housing and Urban Department estimates Rs 525 cr infrastructure damage

The death toll in Odisha due to cyclone Fani has touched 64 with Puri recording the maximum number of casualties at 39 according to official estimates released by the Odisha government on Saturday.

May 15, 2019, 09:50 AM IST

67 thousands family suffers due to Fani cyclone in East Midnapore

Cyclone Fani, the most powerful tropical storm to hit India in 20 years, hit East Midnapore district of West Bengal very badly, it effects daily life of 67 thousands family. watch video...

May 04, 2019, 15:48 PM IST

Fani cyclone destroyed a village in Bankura West Bengal

Cyclone Fani, the most powerful tropical storm to hit India in 20 years, destroyed a village in Bankura district of West Bengal. watch video...

May 04, 2019, 15:38 PM IST

Cyclone Fani Impact: old tree falls on a taxi shop and electric poll

Fani cyclone creates problem for people of Durgapur. An old tree fallen due to speedy winds of Fani. Old tree falls on a taxi shop and electric poll. watch video...

May 04, 2019, 15:04 PM IST