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May 22, 2020 10:54 PM IST | Source:

Cyclone Amphan Highlights: West Bengal, Odisha limp to normalcy after super cyclone ravages states

Earlier today, PM Modi had announced interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore and Rs 500 crore, respectively, for West Bengal and Odisha.

Cyclone Amphan is the fiercest cyclone to hit West Bengal in 100 years. Power outage and frequent fibre cuts have disrupted telecom connectivity in the cyclone hit areas, particularly Kolkata, North and South 24 Pargana districts of West Bengal.

In Odisha, nearly 45 lakh people have been affected by the extremely severe cyclonic storm.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take stock of the situation in the two states on May 22.

This LIVE blog will bring you the latest updates from that front. Stay tuned for the latest updates. Catch LIVE updates here:
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  • May 22, 2020 09:52 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE Updates | Indian Air Force has readied 25 aircraft, 31 helicopters for relief operations in areas affected by Cyclone Amphan. (PTI)

  • May 22, 2020 09:07 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE Updates | People in various parts of Kolkata staged protests on Friday demanding the immediate resumption of power and water supply, two days after Cyclone 'Amphan' ravaged West Bengal, snapping cables, uprooting trees and leaving behind a trail of destruction. Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim, on his part, gave assurances that normalcy would be restored in a week, as government officials were working round the clock to improve the situation.

  • May 22, 2020 08:41 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE Updates | PM Narendra Modi: Went to West Bengal and Odisha to review the situation caused by the super cyclone. Conducted an aerial survey and held review meetings with the respective Chief Ministers Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik, as well as authorities. The nation stands in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in West Bengal and Odisha. The Central Government assures all possible support as well as assistance towards the rehabilitation, restoration and reconstruction efforts. 

  • May 22, 2020 07:39 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE updates |  Chief Secretary of Odisha Asit Kumar Tripathy: The road forward for us is to strengthen our infrastructure (like power & housing) & make it cyclone resilient. PM Modi said Odisha has made a good name for itself in rescue, relief & restoration measures. (ANI)

  • May 22, 2020 06:55 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE updates | The EU is determined to start helping people in need with no further delay and provides initial funding of €500.000 for India and €1.100.000 to support the immediate response in Bangladesh: Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management (European Union) (ANI)

  • May 22, 2020 06:40 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE updates | Expressing solidarity with the people of Odisha and deep sorrow for the lives lost, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured in the cyclone in the state.

  • May 22, 2020 06:05 PM IST

    Cylcone Amphan LIVE Updates | PM Narendra Modi: Govt of India announces Rs 500 crore for Odisha, as a measure in advance. Govt will further help Odisha govt and make rest of the arrangements to come out of this crisis, after the complete survey and the formation of a rehabilitation plan.

  • May 22, 2020 06:04 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE updates |  Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a review meeting with senior officials and minister of the state in Bhubaneswar after his aerial survey of the areas affected due to Cyclone Amphan. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan & Pratap Sarangi are also present. (ANI)

  • May 22, 2020 05:27 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE updates | Nepal govt is grieved over loss of lives & destruction of properties in West Bengal by Cyclone Amphan. Govt extends its heartfelt condolences to bereaved families of deceased as well as to Indian Govt. It also wishes speedy recovery of injured: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nepal (ANI)

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