The Union Home Ministry had on May 31 served a show-cause notice to Bandyopadhyay under a stringent provision of the Disaster Management Act that entails imprisonment up to two years
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had alleged that Alapan Bandyopadhyay was targeted by the central government due to a 'political vendetta'.
While the Centre invited Bengal leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari to a review meeting post cyclone Yaas, it did not invite the Gujarat leader of Opposition for a similar meeting after cyclone Tauktae
Barge P-305, which housed personnel engaged in maintenance work of an offshore oil drilling platform run by ONGC, sunk on Monday off the Mumbai coast due to cyclone Tauktae
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray was criticised by the BJP for only spending ‘four hours’ in cyclone affected districts of the state
The rainfall in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, northern Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Wednesday was a result of interaction between the remnant of cyclonic storm Tauktae and a western disturbance.
The Indian Navy has so far rescued 186 of the 261 people who were on board the barge P305 and two personnel from tugboat Varaprada.
The announcement was made after Modi held a review meeting here with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and top officials to assess the damage caused by the cyclone.
The Navy said its personnel, battling extreme weather, have so far rescued 186 of the 273 people who were onboard barge P305 and also two from tugboat Varaprada.
The IMD said that after causing widespread rain in Gujarat, the cyclone is expected to bring showers in many other states also including Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
The Navy on Tuesday morning also deployed the P-8I long-range, multimission maritime patrol aircraft to join the search and rescue operations
Cyclone Tauktae, equivalent of a category 3 hurricane, slammed Gujarat state late on Monday, with wind speed surging as high as 190 kilometers (118 miles) per hour, according to the India Meteorological Department.
The Gujarat government has evacuated 1.5 lakh people living in the coastal areas of the state.
While two persons died in Maharashtra's Konkan region, one person died in Raigad on Monday in separate rain-related incidents.
The airport earlier decided to suspend flight services from 11am to 2pm.
Cyclone Tauktae swept across the coastal belt of Kerala, Karnataka and Goa on Sunday. The storm is expected to make landfall on the Gujarat coast within the next 24 hours.
According to the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD, by May 18, the wind speed is expected to increase to 150-160 kilometres per hour, gusting up to 175 kmph.
The IMD has issued an `orange alert' which means heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over entire Konkan and hilly areas of western Maharashtra.
Members of the Muslim community conduct Friday prayers in an open site amid heavy police presence, during protests by residents and members of various pro-Hindu organisations, at Sector 12 area, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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