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  • PM Modi chairs meeting on cyclone situation Dec 02, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    PM Modi chairs meeting on cyclone situation

    With the IMD forecast of a cyclonic storm reaching Odisha coast on December 4, the state government on Wednesday had asked collectors of 13 districts to prepare for evacuation of the people and has chalked out a disaster management strategy by requisitioning NDRF, ODRAF and fire department personnel for rescue and relief operation.

  • Odisha prepares for evacuation as Cyclone Jawad likely to reach coast on December 4 Dec 02, 2021 10:26 AM IST

    Odisha prepares for evacuation as Cyclone Jawad likely to reach coast on December 4

    The forecast said that the low pressure area in south Andaman Sea will intensify into a depression and move towards the coast as a cyclonic storm on December 4 and the Coast Guard has initiated extensive pre-emptive measures in the eastern coast keeping it in view

  • NCMC reviews preparation for impending cyclone in Bay of Bengal; 3 states may get affected Dec 01, 2021 10:51 PM IST

    NCMC reviews preparation for impending cyclone in Bay of Bengal; 3 states may get affected

    The director general of India Meteorological Department (IMD) briefed the NCMC about the current status of a low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal, which is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by December 3.

  • Cyclone 'Gulab' developing into Cyclone 'Shaheen' in Arabian sea Sep 29, 2021 04:37 PM IST

    Cyclone 'Gulab' developing into Cyclone 'Shaheen' in Arabian sea

    Cyclone Gulab’s remnants will likely hit land as Cyclone Shaheen by September 30. Experts believe that the weakened cyclone is reintensifying with the help of abundantly available moisture in the air due to delayed monsoon withdrawal

  • Cyclone Gulab: Rain lashes parts of Odisha; CM Naveen Patnaik holds review meet Sep 26, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    Cyclone Gulab: Rain lashes parts of Odisha; CM Naveen Patnaik holds review meet

    IMD has said that rainfall started in Odisha's southern and coastal regions on September 26 morning. It also warned of wind speed rising to 95 kmph around midnight in some parts of the state

  • Cyclone Gulab: Cyclonic storm to make landfall today; IMD issues 'orange' alert in Andhra, Odisha Sep 26, 2021 09:56 AM IST

    Cyclone Gulab: Cyclonic storm to make landfall today; IMD issues 'orange' alert in Andhra, Odisha

    The Odisha government has already mobilised men and machinery, and launched an evacuation drive in seven identified districts in the southern parts of the state.

  • Cyclone Gulab | Odisha, Andhra Pradesh on high alert as cyclone set to cross states on September 26 Sep 25, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    Cyclone Gulab | Odisha, Andhra Pradesh on high alert as cyclone set to cross states on September 26

    The cyclonic storm, which has been named Cyclone Gulab, is expected to cross Odisha and Andhra Pradesh with a wind speed of 70 to 80 kmph, gusting up to 90 kmph on the evening of September 26. The Met Department has issued a yellow alert for both locations.

  • Mid-sea mishap: ONGC suspends three officials, disciplinary action taken against several others Jun 03, 2021 12:42 PM IST

    Mid-sea mishap: ONGC suspends three officials, disciplinary action taken against several others

    Officials approach management as blame game and fingerpointing begins; no agency willing to take the responsibility for 86 deaths

  • PM Modi announces Rs 1,000 crore aid for states hit by Cyclone Yaas, Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased May 28, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    PM Modi announces Rs 1,000 crore aid for states hit by Cyclone Yaas, Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased

    Out of the Rs 1,000 crore aid, Rs 500 crore would be given to Odisha for carrying out immediate relief work, said a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office.

  • Cyclone Yaas: Mamata Banerjee conducts aerial survey of cyclone-hit areas in West Bengal May 28, 2021 12:43 PM IST

    Cyclone Yaas: Mamata Banerjee conducts aerial survey of cyclone-hit areas in West Bengal

    Accompanied by Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, Banerjee took stock of the post-cyclone situation in Hingalganj, Hasnabad, Sandeshkhali, Pinakha and other areas of the district, they said.

  • Cyclone Yaas Highlights | Cyclone Yaas to weaken into a deep depression by tonight: IMD May 26, 2021 07:38 AM IST

    Cyclone Yaas Highlights | Cyclone Yaas to weaken into a deep depression by tonight: IMD

    Cyclone Yaas Highlights: The Odisha government said it has moved over 3 lakh people from vulnerable coastal areas to safety.

  • Cyclone Yaas: Rahul Gandhi asks Congress workers to provide all help in ensuring safety of people May 25, 2021 09:51 AM IST

    Cyclone Yaas: Rahul Gandhi asks Congress workers to provide all help in ensuring safety of people

    Cyclonic storm Yaas is likely to make a landfall near Balasore in north Odisha at a speed of 155 kmph to 165 kmph, gusting to 185 kmph, around noon on May 26, the Met department had said on Monday.

  • Cyclone Yaas Highlights | Two dead, five injured, 80 properties damaged, says West Bengal CM May 25, 2021 08:26 AM IST

    Cyclone Yaas Highlights | Two dead, five injured, 80 properties damaged, says West Bengal CM

    Cyclone Yaas Highlights: has decided to suspend the COVID-19 testing, vaccination and door-to-door survey work in the three cyclone-prone districts -- Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj.

  • Last decade witnessed 33 cyclones, among highest over the last fifty years May 24, 2021 07:30 PM IST

    Last decade witnessed 33 cyclones, among highest over the last fifty years

    Amid the second wave of deadly pandemic, India braces for another violent cyclone along the eastern front in less than 10 days. Over 5 decades to 2020, the North Indian Ocean region has reported formation of 134 cyclonic storms.

  • ONGC mid-sea mishap: 86 dead; 188 rescued; tug boat Varaprada located May 24, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    ONGC mid-sea mishap: 86 dead; 188 rescued; tug boat Varaprada located

    All missing 274 crew members now accounted for. On May 24 morning, Varaprada was located during an underwater search by INS Makar. Diving is in progress to locate trapped BNVs, if any, says a naval official.

  • Cyclone Yaas: West Bengal, Odisha ease lockdown curbs as storm threat looms large May 24, 2021 01:17 PM IST

    Cyclone Yaas: West Bengal, Odisha ease lockdown curbs as storm threat looms large

    Cyclone Yaas: The Odisha government has relaxed the lockdown and allowed shops to remain open in 10 coastal districts from 7 am to 1 pm on May 24-25 so that people get more time to buy essential items ahead of the cyclonic storm.

  • India braces for Cyclone Yaas: Here is all you need to know May 24, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    India braces for Cyclone Yaas: Here is all you need to know

    The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on May 24 warned that Cyclone Yaas--a severe cyclonic storm is expected to make its landfall between Paradip (Odisha) and Sagar Islands (WB) on May 26.

  • Cyclone Yaas: Here is how cyclonic storms are named May 24, 2021 09:46 AM IST

    Cyclone Yaas: Here is how cyclonic storms are named

    Names suggested by 13 countries are used sequentially when a cyclone develops in the Indian Ocean.

  • Indian ports on east coast restrict activities ahead of cyclone May 23, 2021 10:23 PM IST

    Indian ports on east coast restrict activities ahead of cyclone

    The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that a "very severe cyclonic storm" would impact Indian states including Odisha and West Bengal, where key ports are located.

  • Depression in Bay of Bengal to develop into cyclonic storm by May 24: IMD May 23, 2021 06:09 PM IST

    Depression in Bay of Bengal to develop into cyclonic storm by May 24: IMD

    "It (the depression) is very likely to move north-northwestwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm by 24th May morning and further into a very severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours. It would continue to move north-northwestwards, intensify further and reach Northwest Bay of Bengal near West Bengal and north Odisha coasts by 26th May morning," the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said.

  • Cyclone Tauktae: Goa government pegs losses at Rs 146 crore May 23, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae: Goa government pegs losses at Rs 146 crore

  • Cyclone Tauktae destroys mango orchards in Gujarat, farmers say 'season may end early' May 22, 2021 09:19 AM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae destroys mango orchards in Gujarat, farmers say 'season may end early'

    As per government data, as many as 79 persons were killed due to the Cyclone Tauktae in Gujarat.

  • ONGC barge mishap: Death toll up to 51 as blame game intensifies May 21, 2021 01:21 PM IST

    ONGC barge mishap: Death toll up to 51 as blame game intensifies

    ONGC says around around 100 vessels were in the vicinity, and only five were hit. This shows the operations might have been at fault. Afcons International, a contractor, is putting the onus on barge owner Durmast and the master of the barge.

  • Cyclone Tauktae Live Highlights| Death toll in Gujarat goes up to 53 May 20, 2021 08:57 AM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae Live Highlights| Death toll in Gujarat goes up to 53

    Cyclone Tauktae Live Highlights: As many as 46 people were killed in the incidents related to cyclone Tauktae in Gujarat which made landfall on Monday night and left a trail of destruction before weakening and moving to Rajasthan.

  • In Pics | Cyclone Tauktae: PM Narendra Modi, double-masked, conducts aerial survey of devastation in Gujarat May 19, 2021 04:03 PM IST

    In Pics | Cyclone Tauktae: PM Narendra Modi, double-masked, conducts aerial survey of devastation in Gujarat

    Cyclone Tauktae: As many as 45 people were killed due to the cyclonic storm across 12 districts of Gujarat, officials said. PM Narendra Modi was accompanied by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani during the aerial survey.

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