Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021

Cyclone Amphan

Cyclones Like Yaas Can Become Mass Killers When They Bring The Sea Inland

May 25, 2021 Ruben Banerjee

IMD: Severe cyclonic storm to make landfall near Dhamra Port in Odisha early on Wednesday morning

Cyclone Nivar Likely To Intensify Into Very Severe Cyclonic Storm: IMD Director

Nov 24, 2020 PTI

Nivar is the second cyclone in the Bay of Bengal this year succeeding cyclone Amphan

After Cyclone Amphan Shattered Hopes Of Many In Sundarban, This NGO Comes To Their Rescue

Cyclone Amphan last month caused widespread damage to several parts of Bengal, especially the Sundarban area that left the locals crying in despair. It is then, a local NGO named Calcutta Foodies Club came to their aid.

Kolkata Knight Riders Extend Support In Aftermath Of Cyclone Amphan

May 27, 2020 IANS

Cyclone Amphan left scores of people dead and devastated various coastal cities and towns after it made landfall last Wednesday, lashing the area with ferocious wind and rain

Protests Continue Over Restoration Of Power, Water Supply In Cyclone-hit Bengal

Agitators in several areas in Kolkata blocked roads with branches of uprooted trees and placed barricades to restrict movement of vehicles to press for their demand.

23 May, 2020

West Bengal Seeks Army's Support To Restore Essential Services After Cyclone Amphan Devastation


The West Bengal government sought support of the Indian Army, Railways and port for restoring essential infrastructure and services in the Cyclone Amphan-ravaged areas of the state.

23 May, 2020

Aerial Surveys Are Outdated But Good For Optics

Ruben Banerjee

What sets aerial surveys apart is not its functionality, but clearly its optics. It isn’t enough to help, but more important is that one has to be seen to be helping.

23 May, 2020

Cyclone Amphan Death Toll Rises To 85 In Bengal; People Protest Over Electricity, Water Supply


With normal life thrown out of gear by the region's worst weather disasters, the authorities scrambled in various parts of the state to restore normalcy.

23 May, 2020

Amphan Diary: How A Jurassic Storm Uprooted Bengal's Trees And Lives In One Evening

Anjana Basu

Right now our lives are uprooted – internet connectivity and mobile data are gone, milk is coming in a slow trickle – and what happened in the Sunderbans one can only guess.

22 May, 2020

Sourav Ganguly's Love Story With 'Balcony' Continues, This Time With Mango Tree

Outlook Web Bureau

With Cyclone Amphan leaving a trail of destruction in its path, Sourav Ganguly was forced to play a salvaging act at his own balcony. And it reminded fans of what he did at Lord's

22 May, 2020

Cyclone Amphan: Kolkata Police Makes Sourav Ganguly 'So Proud,' BCCI Boss Shares Viral Video - WATCH

Outlook Web Bureau

Cyclone Amphan has left 72 people dead and thousands homeless in West Bengal, battering several parts of the state and washing away bridges and swamping low-lying areas

22 May, 2020

PM Modi Announces Rs 1000 Cr Assistance For Cyclone-hit Bengal, Says 'Country Stands With You'

Outlook Web Bureau

PM Modi and Chief Minister Banerjee are also scheduled to hold review meeting on the post-cyclone situation.

22 May, 2020

'Cyclone Amphan Even More Destructive Than Cyclone Aila': United Nations


Cyclone Amphan has battered several parts of West Bengal, washing away bridges and swamping low-lying areas.

21 May, 2020

PM Modi To Conduct Aerial Survey Of Cyclone Amphan-Hit Areas Today; Mamata To Accompany Him

Outlook Web Bureau

The decision to undertake the aerial survey comes hours after Mamata Banerjee urged the Prime Minister to visit the areas ravaged by the cyclone Amphan.

21 May, 2020

Cyclone Amphan Was Terrible. It Could Have Been Worse

Ruben Banerjee

Battered and bruised, West Bengal was unfortunate to find itself in Cyclone Amphan's path. But if the storm surges haven’t wreaked havoc as it could have, the state can only consider itself lucky since the cyclone arrived in summer, that too a few hours early.

21 May, 2020

'No Stone Will Be Left Unturned In Helping The Affected': PM Modi Tweets On Destruction Caused By Cyclone Amphan

Outlook Web Bureau

Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah, too, said the Centre was closely 'monitoring cyclone Amphan situation and are in continuous touch with concerned authorities'.

21 May, 2020

72 Dead In Cyclone Amphan In Bengal; CM Mamata Says '2 Districts Completely Devastated'

Outlook Web Bureau

Heavy rains and a huge gush of wind storms damaged the roofs of several buildings and uprooted a massive number of trees across Kolkata and its adjoining Howrah district.

20 May, 2020

Cyclone Amphan: Heavy Rains, Strong Winds Pound Odisha; 3-Month-Old Killed After Wall Collapse

Sandeep Sahu

Heavy rains and strong winds are likely to continue in Bhadrak and Balasore districts for the next two-three hours.

Photo Gallery

An injured BJP worker being carried after being beaten by alleged TMC workers, during last day of by-poll election campaign in support of party candidate Priyanka Tibrewal at Bhawanipur constituency, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

BJP leader Subhendu Adhikari addresses during last day of by-poll election campaign in support of party candidate Priyanka Tibrewal (unseen) at Bhawanipur constituency, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

A rickshaw-puller rides past the mural depicting Hindu god Hanuman, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Debris lie on the ground after a three-storey building that housed metro construction workers collapsed in Lakkasandra area in Bengaluru. No casualties reported so far.

PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak

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