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PM-Bengal CM row continues: Mamata Banerjee hits back, says don’t insult me like this

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday countered the narrative ‘spread by the BJP’ after the controversy over her absence at the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the damage from Cyclone Yaas. She accused the PMO of feeding “fake, one-sided, partisan news” to the media. At a news conference to set...

PM Modi to visit Yaas-affected Odisha and Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha and West Bengal on Friday to ascertain the damage caused by cyclone Yaas. He will be holding review meetings with the officials of the Odisha and Bengal government and do an aerial survey of the affected areas, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. PM Modi will...

Cyclone Yaas makes landfall, leaves a trail of destruction

Cyclone Yaas on Wednesday made landfall at around 9 am at the Bahanaga block around 50 km from Balasore in Odisha, leaving behind a trail of destruction in the state as well as in adjoining West Bengal. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the system entered the land from sea with wind speed ranging...

Cyclone Yaas to intensify further in next 12 hours before tomorrow’s landfall

Cyclone Yaas is likely to intensify into a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ in the next 12 hours and is likely to make landfall between Paradip and Sagar Islands close to Dhamra Port tomorrow afternoon, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The cyclonic storm is currently moving towards India’s east coast at a speed of...

Cyclone Yaas intensifies, to make landfall with wind speed upto 165 kmph

Cyclone Yaas has intensified into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ and it is likely to intensify into a ‘very severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. It is currently lying over the east-central Bay of Bengal at a distance of about 630 km north-northwest of Port Blair, 520 km...