IMD: Severe cyclonic storm to make landfall near Dhamra Port in Odisha early on Wednesday morning
Nivar is the second cyclone in the Bay of Bengal this year succeeding cyclone Amphan
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
PM Modi and Chief Minister Banerjee are also scheduled to hold review meeting on the post-cyclone situation.
Cyclone Amphan has battered several parts of West Bengal, washing away bridges and swamping low-lying areas.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah, too, said the Centre was closely 'monitoring cyclone Amphan situation and are in continuous touch with concerned authorities'.
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.
Heavy rains and strong winds are likely to continue in Bhadrak and Balasore districts for the next two-three hours.
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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