Govt cancels employee holidays in 19 dists for cyclone ‘Titli’

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Dhaka, October 11: The government has canceled all kinds of holidays for employees in 19 coastal districts to battle cyclone ‘Titli’.Relief and Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said this at a press conference held at the Secretariat on Thursday.

We have taken massive preparation for the cyclone ‘Titli’, said the minister.

Earlier, a cyclone packing winds of over 125 kilometres (80 miles) per hour and heavy rains hit eastern India early Thursday, local media reported, with over 300,000 people evacuated from low-lying areas.

Cyclone Titli, which intensified into a “very severe cyclonic storm” over the Bay of Bengal, made landfall near Gopalpur on India’s east coast, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency reported.