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Odisha estimates Rs 9,336-cr loss due to Cyclone Fani, seeks assistance of Rs 5,227 crore from Centre
India

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 makes landfall: What are hurricanes, typhoons, hurricanes and tornadoes; are they similar to tropical cyclones?
India

Cyclone Fani makes landfall: What are hurricanes, typhoons, hurricanes and tornadoes; are they similar to tropical cyclones?

The only difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon is the location where the storm occurs. They are categorised under the same weather phenomenon, but different names are used to describe these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. Whereas, the same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean

In the blizzard-hit apple orchards of Kashmir, farmers are anguished at inadequate government compensation
India

In the blizzard-hit apple orchards of Kashmir, farmers are anguished at inadequate government compensation

Government records reveal the average annual apple production in Kashmir is 17 lakh metric tons.

Cuba hit by strongest tornado in eight decades; three dead, hundreds injured in three Havana neighbourhoods
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Cuba hit by strongest tornado in eight decades; three dead, hundreds injured in three Havana neighbourhoods

Residents of the three relatively-poor boroughs in Cuba hit by the tornado were bracing for further calamity once the tropical sun started to dry sodden buildings, which can often lead to structures shifting and collapsing.

RSS announces plans to train cadre in rescue and rehabilitation operations after natural calamities
India

RSS announces plans to train cadre in rescue and rehabilitation operations after natural calamities

The RSS is mulling training its cadres on rescue and rehabilitation operations after natural calamities, a senior functionary of the organisation said on Wednesday.

Tsunami hits Sulawesi island, mows down buildings in Palu after 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia
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Tsunami hits Sulawesi island, mows down buildings in Palu after 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia

A video footage filmed from the top floor of a parking ramp spiral in Palu in Indonesia's Sulawesi island, showed a churning wall of whitewater mow down several buildings and inundate a large mosque.

Kerala floods: Pinarayi Vijayan govt submits memorandum seeking Rs 4,700cr from Centre as compensation for damage
India

Kerala floods: Pinarayi Vijayan govt submits memorandum seeking Rs 4,700cr from Centre as compensation for damage

At least 488 people have died in Kerala due to the rains and floods this monsoon, which hit 14 districts of the state. The Kerala government has sent a memorandum to the Home Ministry giving details about the loss of human life, properties, infrastructure and crops and sought about Rs 4,700 crore as compensation, a senior government official said.

Dust storm kills 17, injures 11 in Uttar Pradesh; deaths caused due to collapse of houses and trees
India

Dust storm kills 17, injures 11 in Uttar Pradesh; deaths caused due to collapse of houses and trees

Uttar Pradesh was hit by another deadly dust storm that claimed 15 lives and left nine persons injured on Friday.

Today in wait, what? MP BJP leader advises farmers fearing hailstorms to recite Hanuman Chalisa
India

Today in wait, what? MP BJP leader advises farmers fearing hailstorms to recite Hanuman Chalisa

A former BJP MLA on Monday asked farmers in Madhya Pradesh to recite Hanuman Chalisa to protect their crops from natural calamities like hailstorm.

Hurricane Irma could make a $300 billion dent in US economy, say analysts
World

Hurricane Irma could make a $300 billion dent in US economy, say analysts

As the Texas residents were still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, two weeks later on Sunday, Irma made landfall on America’s southeastern state of Florida causing widespread damage to property, businesses, and crops taking the lives of atleast four people.

West Bengal flooded after heavy rains; Met department says downpour may continue
India

West Bengal flooded after heavy rains; Met department says downpour may continue

Incessant heavy rains in Gangetic West Bengal has led to flooding of several low lying areas, even as the Met department warned of similar weather till Tuesday

Facebook to use 'disaster maps' to mitigate calamities
News & Analysis

Facebook to use 'disaster maps' to mitigate calamities

Organisations working closely with Facebook are UNICEF, the International Federation of the Red Cross, the Red Crescent Societies and the World Food Programme.

Christmas Day fury: Typhoon Nock-Ten batters Philippines
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Christmas Day fury: Typhoon Nock-Ten batters Philippines

Typhoon Nock Ten batters Philippines on Christmas day.

Indian doctor develops app that transmits your location even when burried under debris
News & Analysis

Indian doctor develops app that transmits your location even when burried under debris

A doctor's initiative in harnessing technology has produced an application which can help locate a person trapped in debris in an earthquake or other disasters when communications fail.

Cyclone Winston: India to send 40 tonnes of aid including medicines, tents and food to Fiji
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Cyclone Winston: India to send 40 tonnes of aid including medicines, tents and food to Fiji

India is sending at least 40 tonnes of medicines, food and tents by an Indian Air Force plane to cyclone-hit Fiji as the archipelago nation reached out for foreign help.

Taiwan quake: Woman pulled alive from rubble, 117 people still missing
World

Taiwan quake: Woman pulled alive from rubble, 117 people still missing

A woman was pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan on Monday and another man has been found alive trapped inside more than 48 hours after a deadly earthquake struck, officials said.

Chennai submerged: 3,500 stranded at airport as worst flood in 40 years shows no signs of abating
Politics

Chennai submerged: 3,500 stranded at airport as worst flood in 40 years shows no signs of abating

No electricity, no food, no transportation, no drinking water and a drowning city, this is what residents of Chennai woke up to on Wednesday as life in the Tamil Nadu capital was crippled as fresh downpour worsened an already disastrous flood situation, posing danger to thousands of people in low-lying areas.

Nepal Earthquake: Indian govt asks people not to panic and ignore social media rumours
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Nepal Earthquake: Indian govt asks people not to panic and ignore social media rumours

As the death toll in Nepal's devastating earthquake mounted, government today urged people not to pay heed to rumours being spread on social media as members in Rajya Sabha asked government to prepare disaster management plan.

Cyclone Marcia slams into Australia's Queensland: Buildings damaged, power lines affected
World

Cyclone Marcia slams into Australia's Queensland: Buildings damaged, power lines affected

Two powerful cyclones roared ashore in Australia on Friday leaving a trail of destruction with buildings severely damaged, trees uprooted and power lines downed.

Cyclone Hudhud: Toll rises to 40 in Andhra Pradesh
India

Cyclone Hudhud: Toll rises to 40 in Andhra Pradesh

The death toll in the severe cyclonic storm Hudhud which battered north coastal Andhra last Sunday climbed to 40, officials said on Saturday.