Bhubaneswar: Just about a year after cyclone Phailin ripped through south Orissa, the state is bracing for another cyclone hitting its coast. IMD said Monday that an upper air cyclonic circulation over the Gulf of Thailand has already led to the formation of a low pressure area over the Andaman Sea.
The low pressure would concentrate into a depression in next the 24 hours. IMD officials said that there is possibility that the depression would become a cyclonic storm. SC Sahu, director of IMD Bhubaneswar, said that whether it becomes a cyclonic storm would be known on October 10.
Muzaffarnagar tense after cattle slaughter rumours
Muzaffarnagar: Tension prevailed in Muzaffarnagar on Monday night as a tractor was burnt in Budhana area of the city after villagers alleged that it was carrying slaughtered cattle. The police later confirmed that the allegations of cattle slaughter were false.
A senior police officer said that the tractor was passing through Hariyakheda village when villagers allegedly saw an animal with ‘white skin’ and got agitated. “They believed that dead cattle were being transported after being sacrificed on Eid.
They were, in fact, animal skins and were being brought from a village in Baghpat,” said the officer. Senior superintendent of police H N Singh said, “We recieved information that the tractor was set aflame. We are looking into the allegations and extra security has been deployed.”