World  /  Published 31.08.21

Louisiana powerless as Ida strikes

At least one person has died and power is out across Louisiana and Mississippi on Monday as officials warned residents against venturing out on roads littered with downed power lines and debris from I...
By Reuters in New Orleans

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

Calcutta  /  Published 28.05.21

Hard rain hits Calcutta day after Cyclone Yaas

By Debraj Mitra, Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.05.21

Yaas: Planning helps and how

By Our Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.05.21

Cyclone Yaas: 'CM's insistence on micromanaging preparedness played an important role in containing damage'

A senior official said that whenever the Met office predicts natural calamities, the administration follows a standard operating procedure, evacuating people from vulnerable areas and alerting departm...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.21

Farmers forced to fend for themselves

Sirajul Islam Goldar was busy tying the banana plants on his farm to a bamboo structure in a last-ditch attempt to save the trees from the wrath of Cyclone Yaas. “This is just an attempt to sav...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.21

Yaas path sets up first test for Jungle Mahal

The change in the path of Cyclone Yaas, which is expected to travel towards Jharkhand after making the landfall on Wednesday, has forced four Jungle Mahal districts to evacuate thousands of people to ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bankura

West Bengal  /  Published 24.05.21

Drive to supply power to hospitals during cyclone

On Sunday, South 24-Parganas reported 1,248 new Covid-19 infections, while East Midnapore reported 780. The total active cases are 8,379 and 5,713, in South 24-Parganas and East Midnapore, respectivel...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.05.21

Shelters: at least 12 in poor state

At least a dozen cyclone shelters out of 43 in East Midnapore, constructed by the district administration in 2009, are decrepit and unfit to be used in the lead-up to Cyclone Yaas that is set to make ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

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


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