- Oct 19, 2013 23:14 ISTInterview of the week
Choosing not to celebrate his birthday, Naveen Patnaik was holding rehabilitation and relief meetings with senior officials with focus on restoring electricity in the worst-affected Ganjam district. He spoke to Shishir Gupta in an exclusive interview in Bhubhaneshwar.
- Oct 14, 2013 20:43 IST
More than 2,000 people, trapped in various places after cyclone Phailin ravaged the east coast, were rescued and 777 km of roads were cleared by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
- Oct 13, 2013 00:37 IST
Almost all airlines cancelled their flights to Bhubaneswar and Visakhapatnam and the railways cancelled more than 180 trains to the coastal areas of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal in view of cyclone Phailin struck parts of the country’s east coast on Saturday night.
- Oct 13, 2013 01:23 IST
Facing a Category 4 storm packed with destructive winds and torrential rain, the military has mobilised resources on a massive scale to provide humanitarian assistance to an estimated 12 million people likely to be affected — a challenge that will severely test India’s disaster relief capabilities.
- Oct 13, 2013 00:25 IST
Incredible though it may sound, panic hit this coastal village and adjoining Mangamaripeta a mere three hours before cyclone Phailin made landfall.
- Oct 12, 2013 22:25 IST
Cyclone Phailin, which hit the port town of Gopalpur in Odisha around 9pm Saturday, has so far led to the cancellation of more than 180 trains passing through Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Srinand Jha reports.
- Oct 13, 2013 01:15 IST
Monster storm Phailin, the most powerful cyclone in the Bay of Bengal since 1999, ripped into coastal Odisha and Andhra Pradesh late on Saturday, uprooting trees and knocking over homes in an orgy of destruction expected to last well into the night. Priya Ranjan Sahu and KV Lakshmana report.
- Oct 12, 2013 18:27 IST
The railways cancelled 56 trains in coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in view of cyclonic storm Phailin, which is set to hit the east coast anytime now.
- Oct 12, 2013 19:06 IST
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy today said that all measures have been put in place to guarantee that there is minimum damage post the cyclonic storm Phailin.
- Oct 12, 2013 19:25 IST
BJD leader was seen to be the biggest beneficiary of the natural disaster, which killed nearly 10,000 people and led to the downfall of the then-ruling Congress government.
- Oct 12, 2013 20:47 IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today directed that all possible assistance be extended to the states which are on alert for cyclone 'Phailin' after reviewing the situation soon after his return from an overseas tour.
- Oct 12, 2013 19:55 ISTBreaking news
The powerful winds snapped trees like matchsticks and swept away rooftops besides flattening paddy crop across a large swathe of farmland. In the soapy seas, waves leapt up to 3.5 metres and smashed into the coasts in giant surges.
- Oct 12, 2013 22:16 IST
The South Central Railway (SCR) has activated emergency control rooms at its headquarters in Hyderabad and Vijayawada, besides patrolling of railway tracks, among other measures, to deal with the situation arising out of the cyclonic storm Phailin.
- Oct 12, 2013 22:48 IST
Broken glass pieces, wood shreds and asbestos sheets flew like killer projectiles in these two adjoining cities, moments after the severe cyclone 'Phailin' slammed into Gopalpur beach.
- Oct 12, 2013 23:09 IST
Phailin, a very severe cyclonic storm, said to be the second strongest after the disastrous super-cyclone of 1999, on Saturday struck the Odisha coast, bringing in its wake torrential rains and wind speeds of over 200 kmph in the state and in the neighbouring north coastal Andhra Pradesh.