Eye of Cyclone Hudhud makes landfall at North Vizag; more News updates of October 12

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5.30 pm: PM Narendra Modi addresses rally in Loha, Maharashtra.

5.10 pm: John Kerry pushes for Middle East peace, pledges $212 million aid for Gaza.

4.40 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh addresses a rally in Dhule, Maharashtra

4.25 pm: Empty train coaches serve as relief centres in Andhra Pradesh as Cyclone Hudhud hits.

4.10 pm: PM Narendra Modi addresses rally in Maharashtra's Tuljapur, says small investment can lead to massive gains. [Read more...]

3.55 pm: PM Narendra Modi speaks to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, assures him of all help in relief and rescue ops.

3.40 pm: Vladimir Putin to attend G20 leaders summit: Australia.

3.35 pm: Visuals from Vizag after Cyclone Hudhud makes landfall.

3.10 pm: I am very thankful to central government, they have assured us all possible help: Andhra Chief Minister on Cyclone Hudhud

2.45 pm: I am writing a letter to Center to declare Cyclone Hudhud as national calamity: Andhra CM

2.20 pm: Shashi Tharoor informs Kerala High Court he has not acquired any assets of late wife Sunanda Pushkar either individually or jointly with her son.

2.00 pm:

1.50 pm: Chance of hilly rains which can cause in flood, our team is also working in the flood prone areas: OP Singh, DG, NDRF saud, adding that  "We have deployed 52 teams, out of that 10 are deployed in Vizag".

1.07 pm: Rift between public and police as people try to enter Gopalpur coastal areas. Tidal waves cross boundaries.

1.00 pm: We are monitoring situation and taking precaution: Naveen Patnaik, CM Odisha on Cyclone Hudhud.

12.35 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses rallies in Maharashtra. [Read more...]

12.20 pm: Met department says Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will also see rainfall due to Cyclone Hudhud.

12.11 pm: Cyclone Hudhud will weaken considerably in another six hours, says Met department.

12.09 pm: Most damage is in Vizag. Winds are not very strong in Odisha but heavy rainfall will be seen in south Odisha: IMD

12.05 pm: Vizag and surrounding areas will witness a lull for about one hour before Cyclone Hudhud storm intensifies again, says met department.

11.55 am: MoS PMO: All the concerned departments fully geared up to face any situation on Cyclone Hudhud.

11.47 am: 2 NDRF teams have been spread in districts, relief material has been provided in shelter homes: Mansi Nimbhal (Collector, Gajapati) on Cyclone Hudhud.

11.39 am: Eye of Cyclone Hudhud has made landfall to the North of Vizag, maximum winds upto 205KmPH.

11.30 am: Current speed of Cyclone Hudhud is 170-180 kmph, gusting upto 195 kmph.

11.25 am: Cyclone Hudhud's landfall has started in Andhra Pradesh, coastal regions seeing top-speed winds now: met department.

11.20 am: 2 killed in rain-related incidents in Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts under influence of severe storm of Cyclone Hudhud: Andhra govt

11.10 am: 5 diving teams dispatched to Srikakulam, 10 teams to low lying areas in and around Vizag for Rescue and Relief ops, Navy says.

11.05 am: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth to chair meeting of National Crisis Management Committee at 11:30 am.

11.00 am: Cyclone Hudhud expected to pass through Kalinga, Bheemunipatnam. Diameter of eye is 50km wide, will be a lull in storm between 11 am-12:30 pm.

10.55 am: Outer edge of Hudhud has made landfall at Kailasagiri in Vizag, 180 KmPH winds recorded in Vizag. Navy says worse phase begins now

10.30 am: RK Rana, DIG NDRF says No casualties have been confirmed until now on Cyclone Hudhud.

"Chances are that in about one hour Cyclone Hudhud will cross Vizag. 42 teams have been deployed in total", he said.

10.15 am: After crossing coast the cyclone will maintain its intensity", says SC Sahoo (Director MET Dept Bhubaneswar)

9.55 am: Maharashtra BJP President Devendra Fadnavis reacts on RR Patil's staement, says "something like this is very insensitive. RR Patil should apologise for his statement".

9.40 am: Electricity and communication systems in Vizag to take a hit.

9.34 am: One civilian injured in ceasefire violation in Arnia in Jammu and Kashmir.

9.30 am: Flight operations in Vizag remain suspended due to poor visibility, transport services too disrupted.

9.25 am: "Cyclone Hudhud might end up being a severe cyclone, will gust up to 162kmph in south east of Vizag", says Sitaram, Scientist E, MET Dept.

9.20 am: Andhra Pradesh government identifies 365 villages in 4 districts as cyclone prone.

9.15 am: Over 46,000 people evacuated from four districts of Odisha.

9.00 am: In Berhampore, Odisha, 8 relief teams have been deployed at Gopalpur.

8.30 am: Number of hotels cancelled booking, local toutist bus services stopped, power failure reported in Andhra Pradesh

8.20 pm: Ichapuram-Kakinada highway blocked, roads deserted.

8.17 pm: 66Km wide cyclone eye formation, winds upto 195-220Kmph. Power failures in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam

8.00 am: As 'very severe' Cyclone Hudhud picks up speed, thousands evacuated near Visakhapatnam coast in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha also braces up for the severe storm.

7.24 am: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Saturday said his country is a staunch supporter of the European integration and wishes to see a united, prosperous and strong European Union (EU).

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