Cyclone Bulbul
West Bengal  /  Published 03.12.19

Storm over Bulbul ‘aid’ from Centre

The Bengal government has contested the BJP’s claims that the Centre released Rs 414.90 crore for rehabilitation and restoration work in areas hit by Cyclone Bulbul.BJP leaders have cited a release ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.19

Firing a cannon to kill a mosquito

The Mosquito NetThere is a saying in Bengali, which in translation means — firing a cannon to kill a mosquito. One day last week, some parts of Calcutta witnessed traffic snarls, baton wielding and ...
By Upala Sen

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.19

Tax share ache for Bengal

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said Bengal was suffering in the aftermath of cyclone Bulbul as the Union government could not release Rs 640 crore from central taxes in the current fiscal ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.11.19

Mamata Banerjee warns against bias in cyclone aid

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday warned against “politics in distribution of relief material and rehabilitation programmes” for people affected by Cyclone Bulbul.Addressing a meeting at...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat

West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.19

Bulbul fells 45 trees in city, Salt Lake

At least 40 trees were uprooted in Calcutta and branches fell at around 40 other places on Saturday and Sunday under the impact of Cyclone Bulbul, which made landfall on Saturday evening around 150km ...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 07.11.19

Bulbul triggers heavy rain alert

By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.11.19

Push for first-hand cyclone loss report

The Mamata Banerjee government has asked field officers of 14 departments to survey the three Bulbul-hit coastal districts and send feedback that will help in preparing a “near-perfect” report on ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.11.19

Cyclone piles erosion woes

Over 1,000 bighas of farmland have been lost to the Hooghly in a pocket of Nadia’s Santipur since Saturday night, worsened by the rain from Cyclone Bulbul.The erosion in Chowdhurypara began last mon...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.19

Thousands stranded at airport

The closure of the city airport for 12 hours from 6pm on Saturday left thousands of fliers stranded. While many stayed overnight at the airport, others headed to the hotels and guest houses.An AirAsia...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.11.19

Youth dies as tree falls on him in Ballygunge

Even before Cyclone Bulbul made its landfall, six trees were uprooted in the city with one cedar tree killing a young Tangra resident, who worked as an assistant in a Ballygunge club’s kitchen, arou...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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