Issue Date: Oct 15, 2002
Ever since 1999, anxiety clouds the faces of coastal Orissa's local inhabitants as October and November draw near. Around this time that year, the region was struck by the super cyclone that claimed nearly 30,000 lives. It is a sad reflection on the state of disaster preparedness that three years down the line, residents still knit their brows in consternation during the two most cyclone-prone months.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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