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Jatindra Das

India to move over a million people to safety as cyclone approaches

May 25 2021

BHUBANESWAR, India, May 25 Authorities on India's east coast began moving more than a million people to safety on Tuesday as a "severe" Cyclone Yaas neared, days after deadly cyclone hit the west coast.

Cyclone Fani hits Indian coast, a million people evacuated

May 03 2019

BHUBANESHWAR, India A powerful cyclone lashed coastal areas of eastern India on Friday with torrential rain and winds gusting up to 200 kilometers per hour (124 mph), but there were no early reports of casualties with a million people evacuated before it made landfall.

More than 300,000 evacuated as cyclone intensifies off eastern India

Oct 10 2018

BHUBANESWAR, India, Oct 10 Authorities in India's eastern state of Odisha evacuated 300,000 people, suspended operations at a major port and cancelled many trains and flights on Wednesday as a severe cyclone in the Bay of Bengal gains strength and barrels towards the state.

India asks states to inspect childcare homes run by Missionaries of Charity

Jul 16 2018

NEW DELHI India has instructed all its state governments to conduct an immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic order founded by the late Mother Teresa, amid concerns over baby trafficking.

In the eye of a storm: How Indian bureaucrats got it right

Oct 14 2013

BHUBANESHWAR As the fiercest storm to hit India this century barrelled across the Bay of Bengal last week, a local mandarin frantically worked the phones from his hot and humid office, leading the charge in an operation to move nearly a million people to safety.

In the eye of a storm: How Indian bureaucrats got it right

Oct 14 2013

BHUBANESHWAR, India As the fiercest storm to hit India this century barreled across the Bay of Bengal last week, a local mandarin frantically worked the phones from his hot and humid office, leading the charge in an operation to move nearly a million people to safety.

In the eye of a storm - How Indian bureaucrats got it right

Oct 14 2013

BHUBANESHWAR, India As the fiercest storm to hit India this century barrelled across the Bay of Bengal last week, a local mandarin frantically worked the phones from his hot and humid office, leading the charge in an operation to move nearly a million people to safety.

In the eye of a storm: How Indian bureaucrats got it right

Oct 14 2013

BHUBANESHWAR, India, Oct 14 As the fiercest storm to hit India this century barrelled across the Bay of Bengal last week, a local mandarin frantically worked the phones from his hot and humid office, leading the charge in an operation to move nearly a million people to safety.

Orissa villagers substitute medicine cocktail for alcohol, 29 killed

Feb 08 2012

BHUBANESWAR At least 29 people died and about 40 fell sick in Orissa after they consumed cough and cold medicine as a substitute for liquor, officials said on Wednesday.

Orissa villagers substitute medicine cocktail for alcohol, 29 killed

Feb 08 2012

BHUBANESWAR At least 29 people died and about 40 fell sick in Orissa after they consumed cough and cold medicine as a substitute for liquor, officials said on Wednesday.

World News

Australia defends its handling of French submarine deal

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia defended its scrapping of a deal for French submarines on Sunday, saying the government had raised concerns to Paris for months, as a new deal with the United States and Britain continued to fuel a multinational diplomatic crisis.