The eastern state of West Bengal has shifted about 1.1 million people to various relief centres, while neighbouring Odisha has so far moved more than 500,000. Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

India has evacuated more than 1.6 million people from the east coast to safer places as a powerful cyclone hit the nation at a time when authorities a(...)

 Local policemen petrol near coastal line at Konark in Puri district on the eve of cyclone Fani’s landfall in Odisha coast, India. Photograph: EPA/STR

India has accelerated efforts to evacuate more than a million people along its northeast coastline as a cyclone intensifies ahead of landfall on Frida(...)