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News  /  Published 10.05.22

Cyclone Asani: Commuters struggle to reach flooded tech hub from VIP Road

An official of the Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA), which provides civic services to the tech township, blamed the waterlogging to choked drains. “Several drains that had been...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 10.05.22

Cyclone Asani: Effect felt a day before in the City of Joy

The storm is likely to start losing steam after May 10. By the time it comes close to the Bengal coast, on May 12, it is expected to have lost much of its strength. “The storm is likely to be a ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 09.05.22

Districts to bear brunt of ‘weakened’ Asani, moderate rain likely in Kolkata

A much-depleted version of Cyclone Asani is tipped to come near the West Bengal coast around Thursday. It is likely to be too weak to have any considerable impact on Kolkata, said Met officials. The...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.05.22

Cyclone Asani to bring heavy rain, thunderstorm to Kolkata between May 10 & 13

Q: Does that mean it will make landfall between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha? A: Not necessarily. “There are several possibilities. The cyclone might take a recurve and move towards Bangladesh. It...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 06.05.22

Celsius fluctuation drives infections across age groups

The sudden change in weather from “very hot to pleasant” has unleashed a host of infections, causing fever, sore throat and gastro-intestinal problems, doctors said. Over the past few day...
By Our Bureau in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 06.05.22

Two sets of clouds behind scattered rain

Two sets of clouds brought thunderstorms to south Bengal on Thursday evening. Clouds from Bangladesh that came via the Sunderbans triggered winds, lightning and rain in parts of Kolkata and some of t...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 05.05.22

Salt Lake trees to be pruned ahead of monsoon

The canopies of trees across Salt lake will be pruned from next week in preparation for the monsoon, officials of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation have said.  The city was lashed by thunderstor...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.05.22

IMD predicts rain, thunderstorm

The highest maximum temperature of 40.8°C was recorded at Daltonganj while the lowest minimum temperature 20.3°C was recorded at Deoghar. Rain statistics revealed that Dumka recorded 49.2 mm ...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

News  /  Published 23.04.22

Kolkata misses storm ‘by a whisker’, set to get hotter over weekend

The Met had forecast thunderstorms and rain in the city between Wednesday and Saturday.  The forecast blew away faster than the seasonal squall the city has been yearning for. All Kolkatans got ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.04.22

Kolkata reels under twin assault of heat and humidity

The city has been reeling from the twin assault of heat and humidity and there is little respite in sight. The maximum temperature recorded at Alipore on Saturday was 36.3 degree Celsius, a notch ov...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


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