Odisha

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,...

Gautam Gambhir performs last rites of his domestic help amid lockdown, earns praise

Former Indian cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir performed the last rites of his late domestic help after her mortal remains could not be sent to her home in Odisha due to the coronavirus-forced national lockdown. The cricketer posted a tribute on his Twitter page for his employee Saraswati Patra, who was working at his...

Odisha becomes first state to extend coronavirus lockdown till April 30

The Odisha government on Thursday announced the extension of the lockdown over the COVID-19 pandemic till April 30, becoming the first state to do so as the number of patients infected by the novel coronavirus continues to rise across the country. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked the Centre not to start train and air...