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Odisha: Two jawans injured in exchange of firing with Maoists in Boudh-Kandhamal border

Bhubaneswar/UNI: Two security personnel were injured and airlifted to Bhubaneswar during a fierce exchange of fire between police and the Maoists inside the Uma forest bordering Boudh- Kandhamal districts in Odisha on Saturday.

BJP launches three day long agitation in Odisha, demands CBI probe into PMAY scam

Bhubaneswar/UNI: The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday launched three-day long agitation across the state in protest against irregularities in the allotment of pucca houses to ineligible beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

Odisha govt announces 14 days partial lockdown till July 1 in entire state

Bhubaneswar/UNI: The Odisha government on Wednesday announced partial lockdown in the entire state till July 1 but made more relaxations in 17 districts categorized as “A” where the positivity rate has come down to less than five percent.

Senior Maoist cadre killed during police encounter in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/UNI: A senior Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire between the security personnel and the Red rebels inside Jhansi reserve forest near Bhanjagunda village under Padampur Police station of Bargarh district this morning.

Centre should procure COVID-19 vaccines: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik writes to other states

Bhubaneswar/IBNS: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to his counterparts from various states urging them to achieve a consensus on asking the central government to procure anti-COVID-19 vaccines and distribute them among states.

PM Modi to visit Odisha, West Bengal tomorrow to assess cyclone Yaas impact

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday visit Odisha and West Bengal, which have been hit by cyclone Yaas, to assess the damage caused by the calamity.

Cyclone Yaas leaves a trail of destruction in Odisha's Balasore

Balasore/UNI: The cyclone Yass left a trail of devastation when it passed through Bahanaga and part of Balasore town Wednesday morning.

Cyclone Yaas destroys tens of thousands of mud houses in eastern India

Kolkata/UNI: Very severe cyclonic storm Yaas destroyed tens of thousands of mud houses in eastern India on Wednesday, forcing the closure of the busiest regional airport in the city.

Very severe Cyclone Yaas to make landfall at Bengal-Odisha coast tomorrow, states on high alert

New Delhi/IBN: Very severe Cyclone Yaas is likely to make landfall on the  West Bengal-Odisha coast in the early morning of Wednesday, with a wind speed of up to 185 km per hour.

Cyclone Yaas: Odisha evacuates 60,000 people till 10 am, makes accommodation for 7.5 lakh people

Bhubaneswar/UNI: Over 60,000 people were evacuated by 1000 hours today from the vulnerable areas of coastal Odisha as severe cyclonic storm Yaas over Bay of Bengal further intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm and likely to move further close to Chandbali- Dhamra port.

Cyclone Yaas: 8 NDRF teams from Guwahati leave for rescue operations in Bengal, Odisha

Guwahati/IBNS: In view of the latest advisory of IMD, eight teams of National Disaster Response Force  (NDRF) Guwahati were airlifted to Odisha for search and rescue operations in view of impending Cyclonic Yaas in Bay of Bangal.

Yaas Cyclone to cause heavy rainfall in Jharkhand too, MET sounds red alert for Southern districts

Ranchi/UNI: The Super Cyclone Yaas is likely to heavily drench the Jharkhand over the next four days from May 25-28 with districts located in the southern areas likely to witness the maximum fury.

Odisha, West Bengal on high alert over Cyclone Yaas

Bhubaneshwar/Kolkata/IBNS: Two Indian states, Odisha and West Bengal, are on high alert as Cyclone Yaas is set to make landfall on May 26.

PM Modi holds meeting with ministers, officials to review preparedness of Cyclone Yaas

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting with senior officials to review the preparedness for the developing Cyclone Yaas, which is set to cross the Odisha and West Bengal coasts on May 26, media reports said.

Cyclone Yaas likely to hit West Bengal, Odisha on May 26

New Delhi/IBNS: A low pressure area is likely to form over North Andaman sea and adjoining east coast of Bay of Bengal around May 22 and may intensify into a cyclonic storm and reach West Bengal and Odisha coasts on May 26, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said Wednesday.