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Amphan: Protests continue in Bengal for restoration of power, water supply

Sporadic protests over demands for restoration of power and water supply continued in several cyclone Amphan-hit parts of West Bengal for the fifth consecutive day on Monday while normalcy has returned in other affected areas of the state. Agitators in several areas in Kolkata blocked roads with branches of uprooted trees and placed barricades to...

Mamata requests Centre not to send migrants back to Bengal amid Amphan relief work

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has requested the Ministry of Railways to not send any Shramik Special trains to the state till May 26 as officials are busy in relief work after the havoc wreaked by cyclone Amphan. “As the district administrations are involved in relief and rehabilitation works, it will not be possible...

Amphan: Death toll in Bengal rises to 85, widespread protests against waterlogging & power outage

The death toll due to cyclone Amphan in West Bengal has risen to 85, as angry Kolkatans resorted to protest and road blockades in various parts of the city over the administration’s failure to restore normalcy even after three days. With normal life thrown out of gear by the region’s worst weather disasters, the authorities...

Congress links PM Modi’s Bengal visit to elections next year

The Karnataka Congress on Friday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to cyclone Amphan ravaged West Bengal as “double standards” while pointing out that he did not visit Karnataka during the floods in 2019 and tried to draw a connection between the visit and Assembly elections there next year. “We stand in solidarity with cyclone-affected...

Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi visits Bengal, offers Rs 1,000 cr immediate assistance

The Union government stands with West Bengal in these testing times and will provide immediate advance assistance of Rs 1,000 crore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday during a visit to West Bengal and Odisha that had been battered by cyclone Amphan this week. This is PM Modi’s first outstation visit in nearly three...

Amphan kills 72 in Bengal, Mamata asks PM to visit state

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said 72 people have lost their life due to cyclone Amphan in the state. The CM’s statement came a day after the powerful cyclone destroyed thousands of homes, uprooting trees, electric poles and flooding low lying areas, leaving authorities struggling to mount relief efforts amid the coronavirus...

At least 3 dead as cyclone Amphan leaves a trail of destruction in Bengal

An extremely severe cyclone, Amphan, packing winds of up to 190 kmph, battered through West Bengal Wednesday, causing heavy rain and leaving a trail of destruction that left at least two people dead, officials said. After making landfall at 2.30 p.m. between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya Island in Bangladesh, cyclone Amphan cut a...

Cyclone Amphan: Around 4.5 lakh people evacuated in Bengal, Odisha

Around 4.5 lakh people have been evacuated from vulnerable areas in West Bengal and Odisha ahead of the landfall of cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’, NDRF chief S N Pradhan said on Wednesday. ‘Amphan’, termed as an extremely severe cyclonic storm, is expected to make landfall on Wednesday evening at a coastal area between West Bengal and...

Cyclone Amphan to disrupt rail, road transport, warns IMD

Cyclone Amphan is likely to make landfall in West Bengal as an extremely severe cyclonic storm on Wednesday afternoon. The Indian Metrological Department and National Disaster Response Force have predicted that the cyclone is likely to cause heavy damage in the area. The IMD has requested the government to suspend all rail and road transport...

Centre will support Bengal and Odisha to tackle cyclone Amphan: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik and offered the Centre’s support to deal with the situation arising out of super cyclone Amphan. The super cyclonic storm is very likely to weaken into an extremely severe cyclonic storm before it hits...

Amphan to intensity into a super cyclone, landfall likely on May 20

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday said that cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ is likely to intensify into a ‘super cyclone’ by Monday evening. It said that Amphan will hit West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts as a ‘very severe cyclone’ with wind speed up to 185 km per hour on Wednesday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah...

17 teams of NDRF deployed in Odisha, Bengal to tackle cyclone Amphan

Seventeen teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Odisha and West Bengal in view of the approaching cyclone ‘Amphan’. NDRF Director General SN Pradhan said in a video message that the federal contingency force is “watching the situation closely from the headquarters and we are in touch with state governments,...