Cyclone Amphan
West Bengal  /  Published 27.05.21

Cyclone Yaas: 'CM's insistence on micromanaging preparedness played an important role in containing damage'

107km of embankments were strengthened, nearly 15 lakh people were evacuated and farmers were asked to harvest their boro paddy at the earliest...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.05.21

Yaas: Distance from landfall spares city

The very severe cyclonic storm had little impact in the city, barring intermittent rain and moderate winds...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.21

Farmers forced to fend for themselves

Bhangar suffered huge financial losses last year when Amphan ripped through Bengal ravaging standing crops in several districts, especially South 24-Parganas...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.05.21

Port trust gears up for storm aftermath

Pay loaders have been hired to remove debris and all jetties have been closed as a precautionary step...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.05.21

Govt readies for fast repair of dykes

The government has deployed 36 heavy duty pumps at seven places in Calcutta, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas to ensure that the areas don’t get waterlogged...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 25.05.21

For mangroves, a cyclone too soon

State forest minister Jyotipriya Mullick advised the officials to undertake proper assessment of the possible loss to the mangrove forests...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.05.21

Bid to keep phone network alive

Subscribers in affected areas will have the option to tap into another functional network on another service provider through intra-circle roaming...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.05.21

Yaas: how city is getting ready

Calcutta Municipal Corporation and Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation will deploy small teams in each wards to deal with emergency situation ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.05.21

Shelters: at least 12 in poor state

District officials, however, have insisted that the pandemic was responsible for the ill-preparedness...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 23.05.21

Yaas: Focus on satellite phones

Administration in South 24-Parganas has distributed two dozen satellite calling devices in the district’s remote islands and areas...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Anshuman Phadikar in Calcutta


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