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Depression over Bay of Bengal intensifies into cyclonic storm: IMD

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday that the deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm named ‘Amphan’. “The deep depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood remained practically stationary during the past six hours and rapidly intensified into the cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’,” IMD […]

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (File Photo/IANS)

Rs 100 cr package for Fani-hit Odisha vendors, farmers

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced Rs 100 crore special package for street vendors, coconut growers and poultry farmers affected by Cyclone ‘Fani’. The special package will be met from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) and state’s own resources. About 30,000 street vendors whose livelihood has been severely affected in 11 […]

Puri: Trees uprooted and broken due to the impact of intense rainfall and gale wind accompanied by thunderstorm block a street in Puri, after extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani with wind speed touching nearly 200 kmph made a landfall on the eastern coast wreaking havoc in Odisha, on May 3, 2019. (File Photo: IANS)

14 lakh trees in Odisha damaged by cyclone Fani

Bhubaneswar:  A total of 14 lakh trees and eight lakh saplings were damaged as cyclone Fani devastated coastal Odisha, an official said on Saturday. The Forest and Environment Department is the worst-affected in the cyclone as it sustained a Rs 537 crore loss, Secretary, Information and Public Relations, Sanjay Kumar Singh said. “As per the […]