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Mumbai escapes Cyclone Nisarga unscathed, but Maharashtra govt would do well to take lessons in disaster-preparedness from Odisha
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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.

Bharti AXA General Insurance premium income rises 46% to Rs 1,586 cr in H1; all product segments witness growth
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Bharti AXA General Insurance premium income rises 46% to Rs 1,586 cr in H1; all product segments witness growth

The company had collected Rs 1,087 crore in the corresponding period of the previous financial year, Bharti AXA General Insurance said in a statement.

MHA approves Rs 3,338 crore assistance for Odisha after Cyclone Fani; Naveen Patnaik thanks Narendra Modi for help
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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.

Cyclone Fani's unseen cost: Communities that suffered its ravages have taken a mental health hit
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Cyclone Fani's unseen cost: Communities that suffered its ravages have taken a mental health hit

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.

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
India

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.

Cyclone Fani: In the aftermath, an attempt to rebuild life, return to normalcy in Puri
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Cyclone Fani: In the aftermath, an attempt to rebuild life, return to normalcy in Puri

Puri district was found to be the most affected by Cyclone Fani. The days that followed the storm were a story of desperation and community, of serpentine lines outside government offices and the endless wait for relief supplies

Odisha government estimates losses of Rs 12,000 crore due to Cyclone Fani, says amount may increase after door-to-door survey
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Odisha government estimates losses of Rs 12,000 crore due to Cyclone Fani, says amount may increase after door-to-door survey

'We have submitted a tentative loss figure of Cyclone Fani to the central team. This amount may increase as the officials will undertake a door-to-door survey to access the actual loss,' Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) BP Sethi said

Cyclone Fani survivors: Puri yet to recover from storm's aftermath; people complain of inadequate relief materials
India

Cyclone Fani survivors: Puri yet to recover from storm's aftermath; people complain of inadequate relief materials

Sixty kilometres away from Bhubaneswar, Puri town, that has been worst hit by this cyclone, will likely have to wait for a few more days for electricity.

Cyclone Fani: NHRC issues notice to Odisha govt over relief material not reaching storm-affected areas, seeks response in six weeks
India

Cyclone Fani: NHRC issues notice to Odisha govt over relief material not reaching storm-affected areas, seeks response in six weeks

Taking 'suo moto' cognisance of media reports, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday issued a notice to the Odisha government, directing it to ensure adequate food and water supplies to affected people in the cyclone-hit state.

Rajkummar Rao, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit urge fans to donate to Odisha post cyclone Fani
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Rajkummar Rao, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit urge fans to donate to Odisha post cyclone Fani

After the violent cyclone, Fani wreaked havoc in Odisha on Friday, Bollywood celebrities have stepped in to urge their fans to donate for the affected state

Toll in Cyclone Fani rises to 34 in Odisha; casualty figure likely to rise as details from 'several-damaged' areas trickle in
India

Toll in Cyclone Fani rises to 34 in Odisha; casualty figure likely to rise as details from 'several-damaged' areas trickle in

Twenty-one of the 34 deaths in Cyclone Fani were registered in Puri district in Odisha, where the storm made a landfall on Friday, flattening fragile houses, uprooting scores of trees, electric poles and mobile towers.

Five killed as Cyclone Fani hits Bangladesh after battering Odisha; dozens of villages on low-lying coast submerged
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Five killed as Cyclone Fani hits Bangladesh after battering Odisha; dozens of villages on low-lying coast submerged

The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday, where five more people died and more than a million were moved to safety.

Cyclone Fani tears through Odisha: Trees uprooted, homes destroyed, people stranded in shelter homes
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Cyclone Fani tears through Odisha: Trees uprooted, homes destroyed, people stranded in shelter homes

Cyclone Fani is expected to weaken with a wind speed of 150-160 km per hour in the next couple of hours. Gradually it will move north-northeastwards

Cyclone Fani to affect over 10,000 villages, 52 ULBs in 14 districts of Odisha; 18 teams of ODRAF, 25 units of NDRF deployed
India

Cyclone Fani to affect over 10,000 villages, 52 ULBs in 14 districts of Odisha; 18 teams of ODRAF, 25 units of NDRF deployed

The extreme severe cyclonic storm Fani that will hit Odisha coast near Puri Friday is likely to affect over 10,000 villages and 52 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in 14 districts of the state

Odisha braces for Cyclone Fani expected to hit Puri on Friday; MHA releases Rs 1,086-crore aid for states in storm's path
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Odisha braces for Cyclone Fani expected to hit Puri on Friday; MHA releases Rs 1,086-crore aid for states in storm's path

Twenty units of state and 12 of Central disaster response forces were alerted as "very severe cyclone storm" Clyclone Fani is expected to reach Odisha on Friday.

Is Cyclone Fani a result of global warming? A climate scientist has the answer
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Is Cyclone Fani a result of global warming? A climate scientist has the answer

Climate change is usually not the genesis of a problem; it exacerbates existing problems.

Understanding Cyclone Fani: How sea surface temperature determines the strength of cyclones
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Understanding Cyclone Fani: How sea surface temperature determines the strength of cyclones

Cyclogensis is a complex phenomenon which is initiated by a tropical depression.