Odisha fire services team leaves for Meghalaya to help rescue miners trapped in rat-hole coal mine for 15 days
The miners are trapped in a 370-foot-deep illegal coal mine in the Ksan area of Lumthari village in Meghalaya since 13 December
The cyclonic storm 'Nilofar', which originated in the Arabian Sea, has now intensified and is likely to make a landfall on 31 October in Gujarat.
Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has adopted Chepala Uppada village of Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district for rehabilitation and development in the aftermath of recent cyclone Hudhud that ravaged north coastal districts of the state.
People said the department should supply water through tankers till normalcy was restored.
Claims have started pouring in from Cyclone Hudhud-hit areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha and insurers are gearing up to settle them.
The death toll in the severe cyclonic storm Hudhud which battered north coastal Andhra last Sunday climbed to 40, officials said on Saturday.
The country's largest life insurer, Life Insurance Corporation of India, has appointed nodal officers in cyclone-devastated Andhra Pradesh and Odisha for stepping up its services in the region, including expediting settlement claims.
The airport terminal building, designed to withstand wind speed up to 150 kmph, was considerably damaged in the cyclonic storm whose speed was recorded at about 180-190 kmph.
Widespread rains in Uttar Pradesh, induced by Hudhud cyclone, have so far claimed 14 lives and left 13 others injured.
There is no "off-season" for tourism in Visakhapatnam but visitors flocking to this picturesque port city, badly battered by cyclone 'Hudhud', will have to wait until the many delights of the heritage-rich destination are restored to its former glory.
Radio played a major role in creating awareness about cyclone Hudhud in the hilly and remote tracts of Odisha's Koraput district where people don't read newspapers or have access to television sets, thus reducing the number of casualties.
The port city of Visakhapatnam was today limping back to normalcy with restoration of essential supplies and public transportation services, three days after it was battered by Cyclone Hudhud.
Telugu actor and founder president of Jana Sena Party Pawan Kalyan today announced Rs 50 lakh to the Chief Minister's relief fund for taking up relief operations in the aftermath of cyclone Hudhud in Andhra Pradesh.
Three members of a family were killed and a girl was injured when their house collapsed in MP on Tuesday following heavy rains due to Hudhud, cops said.
People in cyclone-ravaged Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh continue to live without electricity and communication facilities for the third day on Tuesday.