Calcutta  /  Published 08.09.20

Rain respite from heat and humidity

The mercury hovered around 34 degrees Celsius for several days at a stretch. The minimum relative humidity, a measure of the moisture content in the air during the driest part of the day, was consiste...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.09.20

Hot & sultry as rain takes a break

The axis of the monsoon trough at mean sea level passed through Amritsar, Meerut, Bahraich, Muzaffarpur and Jalpaiguri. Director of Ranchi Meteorological Centre S.D. Kotal said the southwest mon...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 02.09.20

Sky set to clear, heat & humidity to rise: Met

A cyclonic circulation triggered moderate rainfall in the city on Tuesday and Wednesday. It brought temporary relief from the rising heat and humidity in the city since last weekend. But sweaty condi...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.09.20

Lightning kills 4, rain floods hospital

“We have told the health department repeatedly to clean the hospital’s choked drains. But neither they nor the municipality paid any heed,” said West Bengal State Workers’ Fede...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 29.08.20

Fishing village teams up to fix wave-hit dyke

Nearly 500 residents, mostly fishermen, in East Midnapore’s Sankarpur have joined hands to temporarily repair a 1km stretch of an embankment that was damaged over a week ago by incessant rain an...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Sankarpur

Calcutta  /  Published 27.08.20

24 hours late, it pours and floods in city

Around 11am on Thursday, several stretches of Amherst Street, Thanthania and Muktaram Babu Street in the north had ankle-deep water. In the south, some areas in Kidderpore and Tangra were waterlogged....
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.20

Rain-fed rivers flood 50 Bengal villages

Over 50 villages in West Midnapore’s Ghatal were inundated since Tuesday night after rivers Parang and Shilabati overflowed in the wake of heavy rainfall in the region. Over 40,000 persons in t...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Ghatal

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.08.20

Heavy rain floods steel city areas

“The low-pressure, which originated from the Bay of Bengal and resulted in heavy rains especially in southern Jharkhand since Tuesday has moved  towards northwest. It is gradually beco...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

World  /  Published 26.08.20

100 killed in northern Afghanistan floods

Heavy flooding has killed at least 100 people and injured scores of others as heavy seasonal rains drenched northern and eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday.  Annual heavy rains, co...
By AP in Kabul

Jharkhand  /  Published 26.08.20

Thunderstorms pound state

Statistics revealed that the rain deficit witnessed a drop of two per cent from Tuesday’s nine to seven per cent, due to a good shower show in the past 24 hours According to Met data,...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur


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