CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI ■ ■ sambalpur l wednesday l december 06, 2023 l `9.00 l PAGES 14 l city EDITION looking for normalcy Aamir khan rescued patchy network Actors Aamir Khan and Vishnu Vishal were among those rescued from Karapakkam by the Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services using a boat Michaung dumped 43cm of rain on Chennai in two days and the city is struggling to recover Mobile connectivity remained limited as at least 30% of mobile towers were not operational due to power outages 11 kmph Panic buying Huge demand for essential goods, triggered panic buying across Chennai which in turn created a black market and price hikes for water & milk Speed at which the cyclone moved northwards before entering AP Relief for Odisha as Michaung changes track Collapsed two-wheelers amid floodwaters at KRM colony in Vizag on Tuesday TNFRS personnel rescuing people from waterlogged Mudichur near Tambaram in Chennai on Tuesday | p ravikumar A biker being rescued by a crane in Nellore district | Express Heavy rains lash AP as cyclone makes landfall E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vijayawada Heavy rains lashed Tirupati, Nellore, Prakasam, West Godavari and Konaseema districts as the severe cyclonic storm Michaung made landfall near Bapatla between 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm on Tuesday. After reaching the Nellore coast in the early hours of the day, the storm moved northwards parallel to the coastline, before making landfall near Bapatla. S u r ya l a n k a w i t n e s s e d rough seas with two-metrehigh waves hitting the coast. The sea also surged by a few metres in the coastal areas of Bapatla, Re palle and Nizampatnam. In YSR district, a 45-year-old police constable died after a tree collapsed on him near the Bhakrapet checkpost. The tree had uprooted due to strong winds under the influence of the cyclone. Satya Kumar was Karni Sena chief shot dead in Rajasthan on his way to work on a motorcycle when the accident happened. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the intensity of the cyclone dec re a s e d a f t e r t h e landfall. It is expected to move northwards and dissipate completely by Wednesday afternoon. Under its influence, Srikakulam, Vi z i a n a g a r a m , Parvathipuram-Manyam, Alluri industrial boost Cabinet okays logistics link from Gopalpur port E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bhubaneswar CCTV grab of Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi being shot inside his residence | pti R A J E S H A S N A N I @ Jaipur Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, the chief of right-wing group Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena, was shot dead at his Jaipur residence on Tuesday by three unidentified men. One of the assailants was killed in retaliatory firing by Gogamedi’s security guard but the other two escaped, police said. The assailants shot Gogamedi from close range. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead. Ajit Singh, Gogamedi’s guard who shot dead one of the assailants, sustained serious injuries in the attack. Jaipur Police Commissioner Biju George Joseph identified the slain assailant as Naveen Singh Shaktawat. Sources said Naveen was known to Gogamedi and he brought the other two to the house. Continued on P7 Sitarama Raju, Eluru, Krishna and NTR districts are likely to record light to moderate rains. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea. The strong winds and downpour in parts of the State resulted in inundation of several major roads, and uprooting of huge trees and electrical poles since Monday evening. The severe cyclone resulted The state cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal for development of a utility corridor between Gopalpur port and Tata Steel Industrial Park at Gopalpur with a cost of `128.88 crore to provide logistics facilities for existing and upcoming industries. The cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, approved 10 proposals of different departments during its meeting. Announcing the decisions, chief secretary PK Jena said the government has taken a futuristic initiative to cater to the demand of existing and upcoming industries in the Gopalpur industrial park for effective and economical logistics. The project will be implemented through IDCO. The project cost includes construction and maintenance of the project during the defect liability period of five years besides the operation and maintenance period of 10 years. The cabinet also approved a special incentive package for Welspun Group’s projects at Choudwar in Cuttack and Nilgungri in Sambalpur district. The projects with an investment of `6,600 crore will create job opportunities for more than 20,000 people, revitalise textile industry foster sustainable indus, trial growth and skill development. The Welspun Group has proposed to set up an integrated textiles manufacturing unit at Choudwar at a cost of `3,000 crore and employment potential of 20,000 direct and indirect jobs. The chief secretary said the project will revive the textiles manufacturing tradition at Choudwar and significantly impact the socioeconomic fabric of the region. Besides, the cabinet cleared the proposals for amendments to Odisha MSME Development Policy 2022 and Odisha Food Processing Policy, 2022 to help the MSMEs, which have received financial incentive from the Centre, avail the higher incentives offered in the state policy . The amendment also aims to provide for reimbursement of stamp duty and land conversion premium for entrepreneurs. With this, MSMEs will be able to pay the duty and land conversion premium upfront to expedite their project execution and seek reimbursement later. The Cabinet has also enhanced timeline for condonation of delay and facilitating large investment in packaged drinking water. Besides, to encourage environment-friendly manufacturing activities, recycling of polythene and plastic has been removed from negative list. No surprises as Revanth gets hot seat in T’gana E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Hyderabad It’s official. A Revanth Reddy will be sworn in as the next chief minister of Telangana on December 7. The Congress high command announced Revanth’s name following daylong deliberations with the AICC observers and the other two contenders for the post — Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and N Uttam Kumar Reddy . AICC general secretary K C Venugopal said that the AICC observers D K Shivakumar and Telangana in-charge Manikrao Thakre gave a detailed report on their observations about the CLP meeting. “After considering the report, and following discussions, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has decided to go with Revanth Reddy, TPCC Third youngest CM in undivided Andhra At 54, Revanth will be the second and youngest chief minister of Telangana and the third youngest in undivided Andhra Pradesh. Revanth brought the Congress to power within three years after assuming the reins of TPCC by revitalising the moribund party president, as the new CLP of Telangana,” Venugopal said. He said that the Congress government will be a team and not a one-man show and that the party will give due recognition to seniors. Vikramarka and Uttam had thrown their hats in the CM ring. However, on Tuesday morning, party leader Rahul Gandhi called on Kharge at his residence in Delhi to take the final call. Kharge then informed AICC observers that their choice was Revanth. Following this, the AICC observers spoke to Vikramarka and Uttam, assuring them of key positions within the party and the government. Earlier in the day, Uttam said that he was the most eligible to become the chief minister as he was a seven-time MLA and a sitting MP, and had worked in the Congress throughout his career as a loyal soldier. He, however, said that he would abide by the high command’s decision. in crop damage (agriculture and horticulture) in Nellore, Tirupati, Bapatla, Guntur, Krishna, NTR, Eluru, Konaseema, Kakinada, West and East Godavari districts. Officials said a clear picture will emerge after enumeration of crop loss, which will be taken up once the rains recedes. Managing director of the Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA) Dr B R Ambedkar said 58 mandals in seven dis- tricts were adversely affected by the cyclone. As a precautionary measure, 204 relief camps were set up and 15,173 people living in low-lying areas were rehabilitated. As many as 18,073 food packets and over one lakh water sachets were distributed. A total of 80 medical camps were set up in the cyclone-affected areas. Six teams each of NDRF and six SDRF were deployed to carry out relief and rescue operations. E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bhubaneswar In a major respite for the state, severe cyclonic storm Michaung that ripped through Andhra Pradesh coast on Tuesday afternoon moved northwards reducing the chances of rain havoc in Odisha districts. Parts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur and Nuapada may, however, receive a good amount of precipitation under the influence of the tropical storm even as it has started losing its intensity gradually, met officials said. Te weathermen had kept the south and coastal Odisha districts including Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Nayagarh, Khurda and Cuttack on alert on December 6. Gajapati administration had announced closure of schools and anganwadi centres on the day, while the districts had also kept their administrative machinery ready to deal with any possible eventuality . However, scientist at Bhubaneswar met office Umashankar Das said the system, in the absence of any major wind support, continued to move in the northwards direction, bringing down the changes of very heavy rainfall in the state. Only 1.4 mm rain was recorded in Odisha under the influence of the storm in the last 24 hours.
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