East Midnapore
West Bengal  /  Published 12.06.21

High tides spare coast damage in 3 districts

Thousands of residents of coastal areas in East Midnapore, North 24Parganas and South 24Parganas and the administration heaved a sigh of relief as high tides on Friday didn’t cause much damage a...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri, Anshuman Phadikar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.06.21

Bengal: People asked to shift before high tide

The Bengal government has placed estimated damages of Rs 20,000 crore in Cyclone Yaas before the central team that visited the affected districts in the past three days. The team on Wednesday met the...
By Anshuman Phadikar, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Tamluk(EastMidnapore), Basirhat

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.21

Dyke repair races against time in Bengal

The irrigation department is faced with the daunting task of repairing long stretches of damaged earthen embankments before high tide strikes coastal districts of South 24-Parganas, North 24-Parganas ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore), Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.06.21

Central team to visit cyclone-hit areas

A seven-member inter-ministerial team from Delhi would visit areas hit by Cyclone Yaas in South 24-Parganas and East Midnapore and make on-spot assessment of the damage. The team headed by S. K. Shah...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.06.21

Villagers put dyke repair over politics

Over 1,000 disgruntled residents in East Midnapore’s Tajpur on Thursday afternoon surrounded Trinamul’s Diamond Harbour MP Abhishek Banerjee and demanded that a 3km stretch of embankment a...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha


West Bengal  /  Published 02.06.21

Yaas: relief not enough

Floods triggered by Cyclone Yaas have led to drinking water shortage at several places in coastal South 24-Parganas, North 24-Parganas and East Midnapore, with most sources of drinking water remaining...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.21

Didi slams ‘poor work’ in Digha

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed dissatisfaction with the “poor quality” of development work in East Midnapore’s Digha and advised her officials to do more than jus...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.21

Bengal to write to Niti Aayog for shelters

Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that her government would write a letter to the Niti Aayog, the Centre’s apex think tank, seeking funds to set up 500 cyclone and flood shelters in the state, cons...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.05.21

Mamata stresses flawless relief

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday repeatedly told government officials during her three review meetings in Yaas-hit East Midnapore, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas to ensure that affect...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.05.21

Veggie prices set to soar

The price of eggs, a cheap source of protein, has gone up by Re 1.50 apiece in a fortnight and the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas may push up vegetables prices, too. The rise in the price of eggs, cou...
By Kinsuk Basu and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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