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Cyclone Phailin weakens; 23 dead

GOPALPUR/SRIKAKULAM: Cyclone ‘Phailin’ on Sunday left a trail of destruction knocking down lakhs of homes affecting nearly 90 lakh people and destroying paddy crops worth about Rs 2,400 crore, but Odisha and Andhra Pradesh escaped from widespread loss of life.

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Cyclone Phailin weakens; 23 dead

GOPALPUR/SRIKAKULAM: Cyclone ‘Phailin’ on Sunday left a trail of destruction knocking down lakhs of homes affecting nearly 90 lakh people and destroying paddy crops worth about Rs 2,400 crore, but Odisha and Andhra Pradesh escaped from widespread loss of life.

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Rahul Rises

Anikendra Nath Sen 
The Congress is under intense media pressure to declare party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi as its Prime Ministerial candidate and come on head-to-head with the BJP’s Narendra Modi.

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Cyclone Phailin hits Odisha, north Andhra coast; 5 killed

GOPALPUR (ODISHA)/SRIKAKULAM (AP): ‘Phailin’, a very severe cyclonic storm, said to be the second strongest after the disastrous super-cyclone of 1999, on Saturday  struck the Odisha coast, bringing in its wake torrential rains and wind speeds of over 200 kmph in the state and in the neighbouring north coastal Andhra Pradesh.

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Shah quizzed in Ishrat case

NEW DELHI:  CBI has questioned Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah in connection with 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case after claims of an accused IPS officer that Gujarat government was monitoring every police action during that period.

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