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Natural Calamity
Calcutta  /  Published 28.12.20

Amphan havoc worst in world this year

Cyclone Amphan, which had struck south Bengal on May 20, accounts for “the biggest displacement” in the world caused by a natural calamity this year, according to a report released in the ...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.11.20

Boat rallies for erosion fix in Nadia

Addressing a rally, which was attended by over 1,000 erosion victims, at Santipur’s Balagarh ghat, CPM MLA Rama Biswas said: “Erosion is merely not an election issue. It has become a perma...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

World  /  Published 30.10.20

Hurricane Zeta tears into south US states

Hurricane Zeta tore across southern US states on Thursday, leaving a trail of downed trees and damaged buildings and killing at least two people along its path. The storm brought 175kmph to the Louis...
By Reuters in New York

Calcutta  /  Published 08.10.20

Amphan-hit racecourse trees back on their feet

The Kadam and Krishnachura trees will be close to 30 years old, Basu Roy said. There is no count on the number of trees Calcutta lost to Amphan that had struck the city on May 20. Many had fallen but...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.10.20

Amphan: Midnapore receives Rs 24 crore

The state government had transferred Rs 24.74 crore to West Midnapore authorities to clear pending compensation of those hit by Cyclone Amphan a day before chief minister Mamata Banerjee held an admin...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Kharagpur

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Calcutta  /  Published 05.10.20

Durga puja gift to Amphan-hit village

“Their situation made us determined to do something for them. When we brainstormed, it struck us that we would not be able to hold the community lunch for our neighbours anyway this year because...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Dum Dum

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.20

Rivers swell, flood several Malda blocks

Areas under Mahanandapur gram panchayat in Chanchal-I block have been flooded by the Mahananda. Nearly 200 families are affected, said administrative sources. Also, nearly 500 families in two neighbou...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 24.09.20

Four landslides block NH10

Road connectivity between Sikkim and Siliguri snapped on Wednesday when four landslides triggered by heavy rain struck NH10, the principal highway to the Himalayan state. As traffic to Sikkim and Kal...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

World  /  Published 14.09.20

800km apart, same fiery grave

They lived more than 800km from each other — one in the wooded foothills of the Sierra Nevada, northeast of California’s capital Sacramento, the other in a thickly forested canyon east of ...
By Thomas Fuller, Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio in San Francisco

West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.20

Amphan: Peanuts to fix cyclone scars

Authorities of 2,472 schools in East Midnapore, devastated by Cyclone Amphan, had asked the district administration for funds to repair the buildings. What they received from the state government fel...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)


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