Odisha

‘Pralay’, India’s surface-to-surface ballistic missile, testfired successfully

New Delhi: India’s surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Pralay’ was successfully testfired on Wednesday, officials of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) said. According to the officials, Pralay can hit targets from 150 to 500 km. In a tweet on Wednesday, the DRDO said, “Indigenously developed new surface-to-surface conventional...

India successfully testfires nuclear-enabled Agni Prime

New Delhi: India successfully testfired the Agni Prime Missile from Balasore in Odisha on Saturday. Belonging to the Agni class of missiles, Agni Agni-P is a new generation advanced variant and is nuclear-capable. It is a canisterised missile with a range capability of 1,000 to 2,000 km.     To read the latest news in...

Cyclone Jawad coming; Odisha, Andhra Pradesh begin evacuations, IMD issues red alert

New Delhi: With Cyclone Jawad expected to hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, both the states have begun preparations to deal with it. Cyclone Jawad, likely to be a powerful one, is expected to turn towards northeast after hitting Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone has been caused due to the depression over...

Cyclonic storm Gulab weakens into deep depression: IMD

Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storn ‘Gulab’ has weakened into a deep depression, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday morning. The system is likely to weaken further, the weather department has said. The cyclonic storm over north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha moved westward with a speed of 14 kmph, weakening into a deep depression, said...

Cyclone Gulab coming; Odisha on high alert

Ganjam: The Odisha and Andhra Pradesh administration are bracing up for cyclone Gulab which is expected to hit the two states on Sunday evening. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Chhatisgarh are likely to receive heavy rains due to the cyclone. The depression over Bay of Bengal has intensified and is likely to make landfall on...

It’s a bronze! Indian men’s hockey team lifts first Olympic hockey medal in 41 years

Tokyo: The disappointment that had clouded many a heart and mind after the Indian men’s hockey team suffered a loss in the semi-finals turned into a wave of celebration. Team India defeated German 5-4 in the play-off for the bronze medal. This is the first time that India has won a medal in hockey after...

SC upholds Odisha govt’s order restricting Rath Yatra celebrations to just Puri

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to interfere with the Odisha government’s order confining the Rath Yatra celebrations scheduled on July 12 to the Puri Jagannath Temple. The state government had issued the order due to the rising concerns of a fresh wave of COVID-19. Multiple petitions were filed in the Supreme Court against the...

Centre sends teams to six states witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases

The Union government has sent high-level multi-disciplinary public health teams to six states that are reporting a surge in COVID-19 cases. The teams have been sent to Odisha, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala and Chhattisgarh to assist the state administrations in combating and containing the spread of the deadly virus. The development comes at a...

PM Modi to visit Yaas-affected Odisha and Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha and West Bengal on Friday to ascertain the damage caused by cyclone Yaas. He will be holding review meetings with the officials of the Odisha and Bengal government and do an aerial survey of the affected areas, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. PM Modi will...

Cyclone Yaas makes landfall, leaves a trail of destruction

Cyclone Yaas on Wednesday made landfall at around 9 am at the Bahanaga block around 50 km from Balasore in Odisha, leaving behind a trail of destruction in the state as well as in adjoining West Bengal. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the system entered the land from sea with wind speed ranging...

Cyclone Yaas to intensify further in next 12 hours before tomorrow’s landfall

Cyclone Yaas is likely to intensify into a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ in the next 12 hours and is likely to make landfall between Paradip and Sagar Islands close to Dhamra Port tomorrow afternoon, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The cyclonic storm is currently moving towards India’s east coast at a speed of...

Cyclone Yaas intensifies, to make landfall with wind speed upto 165 kmph

Cyclone Yaas has intensified into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ and it is likely to intensify into a ‘very severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. It is currently lying over the east-central Bay of Bengal at a distance of about 630 km north-northwest of Port Blair, 520 km...