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Cyclone Amphan
West Bengal  /  Published 22.05.20

Amphan deaths in Bengal cross 70

Chief minister Ma­­mata Banerjee said on Thursday that Cyclone Am­­phan had resulted in at least 72 deaths before announcing that the state go­vernment would give Rs 2.5 lakh to the family of eac...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Storm rips what lockdown didn’t

The last living link with the rest of the wo­rld was snuffed out for ma­ny Calcuttans when their mobile phone batteries we­nt dead.There was already no TV, no Internet, no music being delivered rig...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Death knell for Sunderbans

Rising salinity in water will put tens of thousands of people out of work in the Sunderbans in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, like it did after Cyclone Aila.But unlike 2009, when Aila struck, affect...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Water supply hit as power was turned off

Water supply in several parts of Calcutta was affected on Thursday as the Calcutta Municipal Corporation could not operate water treatment plants between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning because...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.06.20

250 IIEST trees fall, 50 can be saved

Cyclone Amphan uprooted more than 250 trees on the IIEST Shibpur campus but about a fifth can be saved, a group of horticulturists said after inspecting the damage on Monday.An official of the institu...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

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North East  /  Published 28.05.20

Deluge claims one more life in Assam

Assam flood situation on Thursday remained unchanged though one more death was reported from Balijana revenue circle of Goalpara district, the worst affected district in the state. The first death was...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.20

Fallen trees hurdle to power supply

Six days have passed since Amphan hit Bengal but Nibedita Dutta of Thakurnagar in North 24-Parganas is yet to enter her damaged home. She, along with her husband Sagar, had left home on the night of t...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bongaon

Calcutta  /  Published 25.05.20

Power and water protests

Several pockets of the city remained without power and water for the fifth consecutive day, since Cyclone Amphan passed, on Monday. People took to the streets to protest the delay in restoration of po...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 25.05.20

Moment of rupture

There is a scene in Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai where a foolish novice challenges the master swordsman, Kyuzo, to a duel. The novice raises his sword, lets out a yell, and charges at the older ma...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Opinion  /  Published 25.05.20

In the dark: Power outage and outrage

Prolonged outage seems to have led to severe outrage. Several parts of Calcutta have witnessed spontaneous demonstrations and roadblocks after residents alleged that households in large parts of the c...
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