Natural Calamity
Calcutta  /  Published 23.08.21

Women tie rakhis on mangroves

A group of women in the Sunderbans on Sunday tied rakhis on mangrove trees vowing to protect them in the hope that they would in turn get protected from the vagaries of nature such as cyclones. ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

World  /  Published 16.08.21

Haiti earthquake leaves over 300 dead

The quake sent tremors travelling as far as Jamaica and Cuba. Countries in the region quickly offered help to Haiti. “I am saddened by the devastating earthquake that occurred in Saint-Louis d...
By Reuters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

India  /  Published 12.08.21

Kinnaur: 14 dead in landslide

Four more bodies were recovered from the landslide site in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district where the search and rescue operation resumed early on Thursday, raising the death toll to 14, offici...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Shimla

West Bengal  /  Published 31.07.21

7 die as rain wreaks havoc in south Bengal districts

Seven lives were lost across south Bengal as heavy downpour continued on Friday because of a well-marked low pressure that led to water-logging at several places and disruption in normal life, includi...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.21

Column of wind on river Hooghly

  Residents of Diamond Harbour in South 24-Parganas saw a giant column of wind on river Hooghly on Wednesday evening. Eyewitnesses said the column seemed to “roam” on the river surf...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Hooghly


West Bengal  /  Published 15.07.21

Petition challenges quantum of ex-gratia for Yaas victims

Calcutta High Court on Wednesday admitted a public interest litigation challenging the validity of the Duare Tran scheme undertaken by the state government to compensate those affected by Cyclone Yaas...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 18.06.21

Flood situation grim in Bihar

By Dev Raj in Patna

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.21

Cyclonic wind wreak havoc in North 24-Parganas

Around 200 houses were damaged as a 20-minute-long cyclonic wind wreaked havoc in several areas of Gaighata block in North 24-Parganas on Monday evening. Local sources said that a rotating column of ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Gaighata

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 30.05.21

Floodwater closes Farakka highway

A downward flow of floodwater from the Rajmahal plateau of Jharkhand into Murshidabad’s Farakka, two days after Cyclone Yaas triggered heavy rain in the neighbouring state too, on Saturday morni...
By Alamgir Hossain in Farakka


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