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.
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: As East Coast prepares for another summer-time disaster, here's why states like Odisha are prone to natural calamities
Odisha will have 28 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as a storm surge of about 1.5 metres height above the astronomical tide is likely to inundate low-lying areas of Ganjam, Khurda, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts in at the time of landfall.
Chandrababu Naidu terms Budget 2019 'black day'; claims Centre 'cheated' Andhra Pradesh, calls for protests in state
Naidu alleged that Maharashtra has been given Rs 4,717 crore while Andhra Pradesh got only Rs 900 crore for drought relief, despite suffering extensive damage due to Cyclone Titli and Phethai.
2018 sixth warmest year since 1901 in India, says IMD: 1,428 die due to harsh weather, including floods and thunderstorms
A total of 1,428 people died due to extreme weather events in 2018, which was also the sixth warmest year since 1901, Of the 1,428 deaths recorded last year, heavy rains and subsequent flooding, dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning claimed half the lives.
Winter Session: BJD to demand special category status for Odisha, 33% reservation for women in Parliament
The decision was taken at the BJD parliamentary party meeting held under the chairmanship of its president and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.
Centre approves relief fund of over Rs 3,700 crore for disaster-hit states of Kerala, Nagaland, and Andhra Pradesh
The High Level Committee approved the additional assistance from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).
Odisha govt says toll rises to 77 in cyclone Titli, subsequent flood; identity verification of deceased underway
Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi on Wednesday reviewed the relief and restoration measures in Odisha's Gajapati district.
Congress accuses Odisha government of not taking enough measures to tackle Cyclone Titli, subsequent flood
AICC Odisha in-charge Jitendra Singh claimed had the Odisha government taken the IMD warning seriously and organised cautionary operation well in time, the lives of all the deceased could have been saved.
Cyclone Titli: Odisha govt approves assistance worth Rs 2,770 crore to rebuild flood-affected districts
The state government has sanctioned Rs 27 crore for the Energy Department to undertake restoration activities after cyclone Titli
Cyclone Titli: Chandrababu Naidu appeals to Narendra Modi to release Rs 1,200 cr on war footing for rehabilitaion work
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday wrote to the Centre a second time since 13 October, requesting a release of Rs 1,200 crore on a war footing to undertake rehabilitation work in cyclone Titli-hit Srikakulam district.
Cyclone Titli: Odisha govt asks Centre for Rs 1,000 cr as interim assistance, claims flood caused losses worth Rs 2,765 cr
The Odisha government asked the Centre on Thursday to release an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for relief-and-restoration work in 17 districts as last week's Cyclone Titli and the subsequent flood caused a loss of about Rs 2,765 crore and affected 60.11 lakh people.
Cyclone Titli: Odisha govt estimates loss worth Rs 2,200 crore; ex-gratia for kin of 57 victims increased to Rs 10 lakh each
The Odisha government on Wednesday pegged the loss suffered due to Cyclone Titli and the resultant flood at around Rs 2,200 crore and hiked the ex-gratia for the kin of the victims to Rs 10 lakh each.
Cyclone Titli: N Chandrababu Naidu writes to Rajnath Singh, seeks Rs 1,200 crore aid for Andhra Pradesh
N Chandrababu Naidu has written two letters to Union home minister Rajnath Singh related to Cyclone Titli and the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, respectively.
Cyclone Titli: Toll rises to 52; financial losses estimated at Rs 2,200 crore; Odisha govt says relief work underway
95 percent of the roads damaged by Cyclone Titli in Odisha have been repaired. Almost all thoroughfares have been repaired and power and drinking water supply restored in the urban areas. In rural areas, work is still in progress.
Cyclone Titli: Toll rises to 27 in Odisha; Opposition accuses Naveen Patnaik govt of hiding casualty figures
Odisha chief secretary AP Padhi said that there has been extensive damage to the paddy and other crops in the Gajapati, Ganjam and Rayagada districts.
Chandrababu Naidu says Centre using I-T raids to threaten Andhra Pradesh over its demands for rights
In his weekly teleconference with top bureaucrats and public representatives on "Neeru-Pragati" (water and progress) where he shared his views on various issues, he also turned philosophical, saying only dharma, justice and good work would remain permanent.
Cyclone Titli leaves trail of destruction in coastal Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu govt faces flak for lack of strategy
The failure of the Chandrababu Naidu government to undertake timely relief measures like restoration of power supply, supply of food and water have further compounded the plight of the cyclone-affected people
Cyclone Titli: Key official says flood situation in Odisha has 'considerably improved' even as toll climbs to 24
Heavy rain pounded Odisha over the last three days following Cyclone Titli's landfall on Gopalpur in the southwestern part of the state.
Daily Bulletin: MJ Akbar returns to India; 55 cases of Zika virus reported in Rajasthan; today's top stories
MJ Akbar to return to India amid levelling of sexual harassment allegations against him; Zika virus outbreaks in Rajasthan and other top stories of the day