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Cyclone Fani: Sikh NGO Serves More Than 45,000 People in Odisha

Cyclone Fani, the first major storm hitting eastern parts of the Indian subcontinent in the last 43 years, had a devastating impact on the state of Odisha earlier this month. With winds at 200 kilometers an hour, the region is still coming to realize the extent of damage and the storm’s lingering effects. While the government was able to evacuate approximately 1.2 million residents prior to the storm, there are still millions who remain without water and power.

Fact Finding Report on Alleged Gang Rape Of A Minor Girl By Security Force Personnel

On 10th of October, a case of gang rape on a minor girl from Patangi area of Koraput district of Odisha was reported in the media.

Odisha Government Must Not Ignore Forest Rights Claims On POSCO Project Site, Says Amnesty International India

The Government of Odisha must urgently process individual and community forest rights claims on land it had taken over for a POSCO project instead of transferring the land

Cyclonic storm Phailin

Cyclonic storm Phailin weakens but leaves a trail of destruction in Odisha; Over 8 Lakh were evacuated

Odisha, India (October 13, 2013): According to media reports severe cyclonic storm Phailin, which forced the evacuation of over 8 lakh people in eastern states of India, left a trail of destruction in coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and disrupted communication lines before weakening considerably on October 13, 2013.

40K+ people evacuated as Cyclone Phailin set to hit coastal areas of Andhra, Odisha

Odisha, India (October 12, 2013): According to a news reported by the Hindustan Times (HT) the residents of low-lying villages on the coast of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh began evacuating on Friday morning as cyclonic storm Phailin is set to lash the coastal districts of the two states on Saturday (October 12).

Cyclone Phailin ‘may be worse than Katrina’ that hit US in 2005; Top 11 developments on Cyclone Phailin

Orisa, India (October 11, 2013): A super cyclone-like calamity is about to hit Odisha coast of India Saturday (October 12). According to a report published by the Times of India (TOI) "Cyclone Phailin 'may be worse than Katrina' that hit US in 2005". The intensity of cyclonic storm is likely to reach 200 kmph at the time of landfall.