Mumbai escapes Cyclone Nisarga unscathed, but Maharashtra govt would do well to take lessons in disaster-preparedness from Odisha
Mumbai may be breathing a sigh of relief after Cyclone Nisarga, which slammed into the Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph, made landfall around 100 kilometres south of the city at Alibaug on Wednesday, but the city and state authorities would do well not to sit on their good fortune.
How the shrinking island of Mousuni in the Sundarbans underlines the region's growing concerns about rapid land loss
In the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, a small island lying on the border of the Sundarbans tells the tale of the ecological and economic damage sustained by the mangrove forests guarding the east coast of the country.
Odisha, gearing up to quarantine 5L returning migrants, faces mammoth task; social distancing only hope and also biggest challenge
As Odisha readies to receive more than five lakh migrants after over a month of lockdown, quarantining them in government facilities for complete 14 days will be a mammoth task, more so while ensuring social distancing
Parliament Updates: Amit Shah says 'coincidence' when asked about security breach at Priyanka Gandhi's home as RS passes SPG Amendment Bill
Parliament LIVE Updates | In the duration of his response to arguments for and against the SPG Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday also spoke about the Opposition's accusation of "political vendetta" after the Centre terminated the special security for the Gandhi family.
Women in a migrant fishing community in Odisha have created a resilience fund to shield themselves from disasters in the aftermath of cyclone Fani. Mapping resilience of women-led households and learning from their behaviour can provide insights to prepare better for the future.
Mega Cyclone Fani: Rescuing a Million is limited in scope, offering a brisk, but well-informed treatment, to an important topic.
Cyclones in Arabian Sea: From Cyclone Maha to Fani, a look at severe cyclonic storms over northern Indian Ocean
In a bulletin released late on Wednesday night, the weather department said cyclone 'Maha' had moved east-northeastwards with a speed of 21 kmph and lay centred over east-central and adjoining northeast the Arabian Sea, about 250 km southwest of Porbandar in Gujarat and 290 km west-southwest of Diu.
National Geographic will chronicle the nerve-racking 48 hours prior to the landfall in its documentary Mega Cyclone Fani: Rescuing a Million.
MHA approves Rs 3,338 crore assistance for Odisha after Cyclone Fani; Naveen Patnaik thanks Narendra Modi for help
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the additional Central assistance of Rs 3,338.22 crore to the state for the damage caused by cyclone Fani.
Centre approves Rs 4,432 crore to Odisha, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh for damages caused by natural calamities in 2018-19
The Centre has approved release of over Rs 4,432 crore to Odisha, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh for the damage caused by natural calamities in these states during the last financial year
Environment ministry says over 2,000 people died due to extreme weather events in 2018-19, denies connection to climate change
More than 2,000 people died in India in the last one year due to extreme weather events, the environment ministry informed Rajya Sabha on Monday but denied any connection to climate change.
Opposition urges govt to rein in carriers, raises concern over steep airfares during calamities like cyclone, floods in Lok Sabha
Members of the opposition in the Lok Sabha Thursday flagged the issue of steep airfares especially during natural calamities like cyclones and riots
64 people dead, over 1.4 lakh hectare crop area, and 5.56 lakh houses affected due to Cyclone Fani, says home ministry
As many as 64 people had died and over 1.4 lakh hectare crop area was affected due to Cyclone Fani in Odisha, the Home ministry said on Tuesday.
Naveen Patnaik brings up Special Category Status for Odisha, women's empowerment and simultaneous polls at NITI Aayog meet
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik cited the instance of cyclone Fani that battered 14 districts, killed 64 people and caused a total loss of Rs 9,336.26 crore after making landfall at a wind speed of about 200 kmph near Puri on 3 May.
As cyclone 'Vayu' advances towards the Gujarat coast, Odisha government Wednesday offered all help to the western state, which has launched a massive evacuation exercise to shift people from low-lying areas of Saurashtra and Kutch regions.
Cyclone Fani survivors battle severe mental health problems. A growing body of research has pointed to linkages between mental health and environmental stressors exacerbated by climate change.
FIH Series Finals 2019: Odisha's flawless hosting of big-ticket event sets template to manage cyclones and sports
The Hockey Series Finals currently being held in Bhubaneswar almost became a victim of Cyclone Fani, but that didn’t happen, thanks to meticulous planning and execution of the government officials.
Odisha villages unite to rebuild infrastructure, lives post-Cyclone Fani, but healing will take longer for those who lost loved ones
The emotional scars that Cyclone Fani has left on Prasanna Khuntia who lost his father on the day the storm hit Odisha, are going to take longer to heal. “I can’t forget Fani,” he says with a choked voice.
Odisha estimates Rs 9,336-cr loss due to Cyclone Fani, seeks assistance of Rs 5,227 crore from Centre
The cyclone Fani affected 14 districts of Odisha are Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Puri.
Cyclone Fani caused Odisha a loss of over Rs 9,000 cr: 1.6 cr people hit by storm, crops on 1.8 lakh hectare damaged
According to the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), different departments assessed the loss to public properties to be Rs. 6643.63 crore, and an amount of Rs. 2692.63 crore is required for relief measures for the affected people.