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West Bengal  /  Published 16.06.20

Amphan damper for hilsa hope

Prized delicacy hilsa is likely to be in short supply this year, dashing the hopes of a better catch in cleaner rivers because of the lockdown.Hilsa fishing formally resumed on Monday here — after t...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.20

Didi prod for help to cyclone-hit

Mamata Banerjee has asked top government officials to initiate all required measures to ensure that none of the victims of Cyclone Amphan is deprived of benefits of various schemes announced by her to...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.20

Wave wrecks dam, many homeless

At least 10,000 people of two gram panchayat areas were rendered homeless on Monday after a 50-metre stretch of a thatched dam on river Goureshwar was swept away by a fresh tidal wave during the early...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Hingalganj

West Bengal  /  Published 08.06.20

Fresh tidal wave of woes for cyclone-hit

Large parts of the riverine belt of the Sunderbans in the North 24-Parganas as well as parts of South 24-Parganas were inundated by a heavy spring tide that started on Saturday morning and continued w...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat

North East  /  Published 03.06.20

21 die in Assam landslides in three districts

Nearly 21 people died in three separate landslides on Tuesday morning, triggered by incessant rainfall over the past couple of days in Hailakandi, Cachar and Karimganj districts in south Assam’s Bar...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 02.06.20

Dam collapses, homes surge

A large area of Itinda near Basirhat in North 24-Parganas was inundated on Sunday night when a concrete dam on the Ichhamati river was washed away because of heavy tidal waves.At least 300 fishing boa...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat

West Bengal  /  Published 31.05.20

Cyclone victims shift for migrants

A group of villagers in South 24-Parganas who have been rendered homeless by Amphan have vacated a cyclone shelter to allow a group of migrants to quarantine themselves. The villagers of Kuemuri in He...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 30.05.20

Cyclone ravages pollution shield

Industrialists in Haldia are concerned about the possible environmental impact of the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan in the near future because of the loss of a large number of trees that had be...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Haldia

West Bengal  /  Published 30.05.20

Mobile charging stations in dark zone

The district administration in South 24-Parganas, assisted by a private company, has installed nearly 30 emergency mobile phone recharging stations in remote areas of the district, a little over a wee...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Calcutta  /  Published 29.05.20

Cyclone fallout and response

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday listed in detail the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan in Bengal, attributing the data to primary information sent by officials from the districts.During a vi...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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