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Cyclone Hudhud live: Modi announces Rs 1000 crore-aid for storm-hit areas

Oct 14, 2014 at 15:29 | Source: FirstPost

3.31 pm: Modi announces interim aid of Rs 1000 croresLauding the Andhra Pradesh government and the Centre for providing relief measures in the wake of Cyclone Hudhud, PM Narendra Modi announced Rs 1000 crore-aid for the cyclone affected areas by the ...

Cyclone Hudhud live: Modi arrives at Vizag; damage in Andhra at around Rs 1000 crores

Oct 14, 2014 at 14:15 | Source: FirstPost

2.15 pm: Naidu says damage due to cyclone cost thousands of croresAndhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said Cyclone Hudhud caused damage worth thousands of crores in Visakhapatnam and other storm-hit areas of the coast.Eastern Power Dist...

Cyclone Hudhud live: PM Modi arrives at Visakhapatnam to assess situation

Oct 14, 2014 at 13:51 | Source: FirstPost

13.49 pm: Modi arrives at Vizag airportPrime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Visakhapatnam to inspect the cyclone-hit areas and assess the situation.Modi landed at the Vizag airport and was accompanied by Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu and M...

Hudhud aftermath: Vizag remains powerless, PM Modi to visit today

Oct 14, 2014 at 13:39 | Source: FirstPost

Visakhapatnam: After the devastation caused by Cyclone Hudhud, the port city has been hit by shortage of essential commodities with people scrambling for milk, drinking water, vegetables and petrol even as power supply is yet to be restored.Some resi...

Cyclone Hudhud: Visakhapatnam remains without power, essential goods

Oct 14, 2014 at 10:55 | Source: FirstPost

Visakhapatnam: People in cyclone-ravaged Visakhapatnamin Andhra Pradesh continue to live without electricity and communication facilities for the third day on Tuesday. The lack of drinking water, shortage of milk and other essential commodities have ...

China's Prez Xi's visit to India: Why Modi and India came out on top

Oct 14, 2014 at 07:49 | Source: FirstPost

Now that the dust has settled on Prime Minister Narendra Modis whirlwind foreign policy activities in September, and the protests in Hong Kong have petered out, this is a good time to sit back and analyze what Xi Jinpings visit to India has left behi...

Cyclone claims 21 lives in Andhra, relief work begins (Roundup)

Oct 14, 2014 at 04:30 | Source: FirstPost

Visakhapatnam, Oct 13 (IANS) Cyclonic storm Hudhud claimed 21 lives, affected six lakh people and damaged over 6,000 houses in north coastal Andhra as the extent of destruction caused by it Sunday unfolded a day later. Relief operations began Monday ...

Russia signs deals with China to help weather sanctions

Oct 14, 2014 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and China signed energy, trade and finance agreements on Monday proclaimed by Moscow as proof that a policy turn to Asia is bearing fruit and will help it to weather Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.The 38 deals, si...

Relief operations begin in cyclone-hit Andhra

Oct 13, 2014 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

Visakhapatnam, Oct 13 (IANS) Relief operations began in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam city and other coastal areas Monday, a day after the severe cyclonic storm Hudhud made landfall near this port city, leaving a trail of destruction all around.Wit...

Omar reviews relief efforts in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir

Oct 13, 2014 at 18:45 | Source: FirstPost

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today reviewed the status of relief and rehabilitation efforts in flood-hit areas of the state during a meeting with top bureaucrats.The chief minister is in Delhi and took the meeting through ...

Muted outlook on results

Oct 13, 2014 at 12:47 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Mumbai, Oct. 12: The second-quarter results season is projected to be a mixed bag with aggregate net profits of India Inc likely to soften compared with the previous quarter. While automobiles, cement, FMCG, private banks, textiles and telecom are e...

Andhra evacuates 400,000 people as cyclone nears

Oct 11, 2014 at 22:45 | Source: FirstPost

Visakhapatnam, Oct 11 (IANS) Authorities in coastal Andhra Pradesh began massive evacuation of nearly 400,000 people to safer places as cyclonic storm Hudhud is set to hit the coast Sunday.The people will be evacuated in five coastal districts, where...

Global shares fall further on economy fears

Oct 11, 2014 at 09:02 | Source: BBC

European and US stock markets have seen sharp falls as fears have deepened over prospects for the global economy. London's FTSE 100 share index fell 1.4% to 6,339.97, a 12-month low, as did Germany's Dax. France's Cac-40 fell to it low...

Cyclone Hudhud approaches Indian states

Oct 10, 2014 at 15:52 | Source: BBC

Authorities in India say they are planning evacuations and stocking up on rations as a powerful cyclone heads for the south-eastern coast. Cyclone Hudhud, categorised as severe by weather forecasters, is expected to hit Orissa and Andhra Pradesh stat...

Himachal CM favours water harvesting in villages

Oct 09, 2014 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

Shimla, Oct 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Thursday favoured making rooftop rainwater harvesting structures compulsory in rural areas."The rooftop rainwater harvesting structures should be made compulsory in rural areas...

BJP-Shiv Sena would not have broken had Bal Thackeray been alive, says Rajnath

Oct 09, 2014 at 22:48 | Source: FirstPost

Mandrup (Maharashtra): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance would not have broken had Bal Thackeray been alive."We have great respect for Bala Saheb Thackeray. If he were alive, the alliance between Sena-BJP wo...

Cyclone Hudhud: Andhra's coastal districts put on high alert

Oct 09, 2014 at 12:30 | Source: FirstPost

Hyderabad: Collectors of all districts along the Bay of Bengal coast in Andhra Pradesh have been put on high alert in view of the threat of cyclone 'Hudhud'.The cyclonic storm is expected to cross the Bay of Bengal coast on 12 October between Visakha...

Cyclone Hudhud is no Phailin, but panicky coastal Odisha taking no chances

Oct 09, 2014 at 08:22 | Source: FirstPost

Bhubaneshwar: As he emerged out of a customary high-level review meeting on Wednesday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made it a point to emphasise that his government was bracing for Cyclone Hudhud just the way it had done in the case of Cyclon...

Money trail in U.S. plan to fight Ebola in West Africa

Oct 09, 2014 at 06:15 | Source: FirstPost

(Reuters) - The United States government has committed more than $350 million toward fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and is ready to deploy up to 4,000 military personnel by late October. Most of a Defense Department request to shift $1 bi...

Cyclone heads to Andhra, Odisha coast

Oct 09, 2014 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 (IANS) An approaching cyclone will cross Andhra Pradesh and adjoining Odisha coast by Sunday noon and preparations have been made to meet the situation, authorities said Wednesday."The deep depression over Andaman Sea and neig...

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