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  • Fani Now "Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm", Odisha On Alert: 10 Points
    Cyclone Fani, which is forming over the Bay of Bengal with wind speeds up to 200 kmph, has turned into an "extremely severe cyclonic" storm, the Navy said late on Tuesday night. Coastal Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are on high alert. Cyclone Fani is expected to hit the Odisha coast by May 3. "The speed of Cyclone Fani at the time of rainfall will be 175-185 kmph," HR Biswas, director of Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar, told news agency ANI. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his officials and the National Crisis Management Committee to stay in touch with the states at risk from Cyclone Fani.
  • Cyclone Fani May Intensify Further, Heads Towards Odisha Coast: 10 Points
    The Navy is on high alert as Cyclone Fani, that is nearing coastal Odisha, intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" today. It could strengthen further and turn to a "extremely severe cyclonic storm" in the next 36 hours, the weather department said in Fani cyclone update. Coastal Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are on high alert as Cyclone Fani intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" last evening. The Navy, the National Disaster Response Force and the Indian Coast Guard are on high alert.
  • 64% Voting In Fourth Phase Of Polls, Clashes Reported In Bengal: 10 Facts
    Sporadic violence in Bengal and complaints to the Election Commission from the BJP and the state's ruling Trinamool Congress marked polling in fourth phase of the national election. The Election Commission said the provisional voting figure is 64 per cent. The highlight of this round was Mumbai, the country's financial capital home to billionaires and celebrities. For the ruling BJP, this round was crucial, with voting beginning in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan - heartland states won by the Congress in assembly elections last year. Overall, polling took place on 72 seats across nine states. The seven-phase election ends on May 19 and the results will be declared on May 23.
  • Voting On 72 Seats Today, NDA Took Home 56 Last Time: 5-Point Guide
    The Hindi heartland, at the heart of the BJP's spectacular win in 2014, is voting in the fourth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections today. The BJP and its allies had won 56 of the 72 seats up for grabs - an impressive strike rate of 77 per cent but an equally large score to defend. From more than half-a-dozen union ministers to movie stars - there are several high-profile contenders whose fortunes will be decided today.
  • Cyclone Warning In Bay Of Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala On Alert: 10 Points
    A low pressure system south of Bay of Bengal is likely to turn into a cyclonic storm, Indian Meteorological Department said. The system is likely to develop in the southeast of Sri Lanka and it may transform into a depression in the next 36 hours. If it develops into a cyclone, there is a possibility that it can cause damage on the coast of Tamil Nadu, the agency added.

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