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Natural Calamity
West Bengal  /  Published 23.05.21

Yaas: Focus on satellite phones

The administration in South 24-Parganas has distributed two dozen satellite phones in the district’s remote islands and areas ahead of Cyclone Yaas, to ensure early transfer of information, the ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Anshuman Phadikar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.05.21

Evacuation: CM to be at control cell

The Mamata Banerjee government has nearly completed the planning to evacuate people in vulnerable areas, particularly coastal belts of East Midnapore, as the Met office has warned the state that cyclo...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.05.21

Scurry to repair earthen dams before cyclone

The Bengal government has asked district administrative officials in North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas and East Midnapore as well as the irrigation department to identify vulnerable stretches of ea...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.05.21

Battered home witness to a year of govt neglect

“We are CPM supporters. This is why we weren’t helped by the (Trinamul-run) panchayat or the administration,” she accused. “These walls are all that is left of our house. Now w...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.05.21

Bengal help rebuilds life

Fisherman and farmer Ram Bag, 43, a resident of Mohonpur village at Haroa in North 24-Parganas, was left devastated a year ago as Cyclone Amphan destroyed both his home and livelihood. A year later, R...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri

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West Bengal  /  Published 20.05.21

Hint of cyclone next week

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to keep all arrangements — like deploying teams to clear fallen trees, restore electricity and relocate people from vulnerable areas — ready to d...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 30.04.21

Assam for Japan earthquake help

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) to explore opportunities for a tie-up with Japan to “develop” an early warning syste...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.21

Erosion victims find shelter in toilet

For Jaydeb Mandal of Golap Mandal Para village under Baishnabnagar Assembly constituency of Malda, the toilet is a place to stay. In his early thirties, Jaydeb, who will vote on Thursday, has been li...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 23.04.21

Snow surprise in Sandakphu

A sudden storm, coupled with thundershowers, razed various parts of Siliguri subdivision and adjoining Jalpaiguri district on Thursday morning, damaging hutments, cars and houses, while untimely snowf...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri, Jalpaiguri

Opinion  /  Published 19.04.21

Burning country: forest fires and more

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