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  • 50 NDRF personnel on cyclone Amphan duty in  Bengal test positive for COVID-19 Jun 09, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    50 NDRF personnel on cyclone Amphan duty in Bengal test positive for COVID-19

    The NDRF had deployed 19 teams in West Bengal for relief and rescue work during and after the cyclone Amphan that made landfall on May 20

  • Mangrove withstood cyclone Amphan, saved Bhitarkanika national park Jun 06, 2020 11:01 AM IST

    Mangrove withstood cyclone Amphan, saved Bhitarkanika national park

    The tropical cyclone had triggered damage in coastal parts, but it had spared Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) and adjoining hamlets in Kendrapara district with lush-green luxuriant mangrove cover acting protective barrier to natures fury.

  • Odisha seeks Rs 20,000-crore package for damages caused by cyclone Amphan Jun 06, 2020 08:17 AM IST

    Odisha seeks Rs 20,000-crore package for damages caused by cyclone Amphan

    "Due to the geo-climatic location of Odisha and climate change impacts, cyclones are going to be a regular feature in summer, monsoon and post-monsoon months," Tripathy said.

  • Central team visits cyclone-hit areas of West Bengal Jun 05, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    Central team visits cyclone-hit areas of West Bengal

    The seven-member team, headed by Joint Secretary (Cyber and Information Security) in the Ministry of Home Affairs Anuj Sharma, arrived in Kolkata on Thursday evening on a three-day visit.

  • Cyclone impact: Insurers will see rise in aviation claims, but reinsurance will offer cover Jun 03, 2020 05:37 PM IST

    Cyclone impact: Insurers will see rise in aviation claims, but reinsurance will offer cover

    While there is a fear that premium refund would mean that insurers are exposed to higher risks, the reinsurance cover would come handy.

  • Double blow to the Bengal economy Jun 01, 2020 09:05 AM IST

    Double blow to the Bengal economy

    Cyclone Amphan could not have been more ill-timed for a state scarred by the outbreak of coronavirus.

  • Pictures of whiskey bottles in MHA’s FB post on Cyclone Amphan relief work cracks up Twitter May 29, 2020 06:44 PM IST

    Pictures of whiskey bottles in MHA’s FB post on Cyclone Amphan relief work cracks up Twitter

    The post captioned “NDRF continued restoration at Deulpur, Panchla Block, Howrah” had tagged NDRF, PIB India, and DD Bangla News was taken down immediate;y after social media users started pointing out the mistake.

  • Cyclone Amphan: Drinking water, electricity restored in most parts of Kolkata May 27, 2020 01:00 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan: Drinking water, electricity restored in most parts of Kolkata

    Private power utility, CESC Ltd, which supplies power to most parts of the metropolis claimed that 95 per cent of 33 lakh consumers have been reconnected to power.

  • Cyclone Amphan comes as blessing in disguise for lockdown-hit jobless labourers, electricians in West Bengal May 26, 2020 10:10 AM IST

    Cyclone Amphan comes as blessing in disguise for lockdown-hit jobless labourers, electricians in West Bengal

    On one hand, Cyclone Amphan has wreaked havoc in large parts of south Bengal and affected millions of people, while on the other, it has also opened up livelihood opportunities for electricians and daily wagers sitting idle for more than two months due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

  • JUTA to raise funds to help students affected by cyclone Amphan May 26, 2020 10:00 AM IST

    JUTA to raise funds to help students affected by cyclone Amphan

    After coming to know the losses suffered by the students and their families, the association members have decided to provide urgent financial assistance to them, JUTA general secretary Parthapratim Roy said.

  • Telecom network working at 85% capacity in Amphan-hit areas of West Bengal May 26, 2020 07:36 AM IST

    Telecom network working at 85% capacity in Amphan-hit areas of West Bengal

    Earlier in the day, the Department of Telecom had asked the companies to bring the connectivity level to 95 per cent by Monday evening.

  • Food prices go up in West Bengal due to Cyclone Amphan May 25, 2020 05:25 PM IST

    Food prices go up in West Bengal due to Cyclone Amphan

    The cyclone has hit supplies and prices of most vegetables have spurt by 20 to 30 percent and will soar further, vendors said.

  • Cyclone Amphan: Water supply restored, Haldia units normalise operations May 24, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan: Water supply restored, Haldia units normalise operations

    "Electricity for supplying water to industrial units has been restored. Despite massive damage to power structures and poles, we have completed maximum restoration job," Haldia Development Authority CEO Hari Shankar told PTI.

  • Don't indulge in politics, have patience: Mamata after protests in several areas in WB May 24, 2020 08:00 AM IST

    Don't indulge in politics, have patience: Mamata after protests in several areas in WB

    The chief minister conducted an aerial survey of the worst affected regions of South 24 Parganas district for the second consecutive day, after accompanying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday.

  • Army deployed in cyclone-ravaged Bengal for restoration work May 24, 2020 07:00 AM IST

    Army deployed in cyclone-ravaged Bengal for restoration work

    Five columns of the Army were deployed in different parts of the city and North and South 24 Parganas districts, he said.

  • 'Everything gone': People of Sundarbans stare at bleak future May 23, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    'Everything gone': People of Sundarbans stare at bleak future

    With livelihood lost and homes washed away, observers of the Sundarbans region feel the ecologically-fragile region, which has been under stress due to rising sea levels, would witness a migration surge in the months to come.

  • Cyclone Amphan: West Bengal asks Railways not to send Shramik Special trains till May 26 May 23, 2020 12:10 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan: West Bengal asks Railways not to send Shramik Special trains till May 26

    West Bengal Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha in a letter to the Chairman of the Railway board V K Yadav dated May 22, stated that the state has been severely impacted by Super Cyclone Amphan on May 20-21 which caused extensive damage to the infrastructure.

  • Cyclone Amphan: IRDAI asks life insurers to expeditiously settle claims May 22, 2020 08:32 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan: IRDAI asks life insurers to expeditiously settle claims

    In a circular, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) said there are reports of loss of human lives and loss of belongings in the cyclone affected districts, primarily in the states of West Bengal and Odisha.

  • Cyclone Amphan impact | Insured losses may touch Rs 350 crore May 22, 2020 04:58 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan impact | Insured losses may touch Rs 350 crore

    A majority of the claims pertain to crop loss due to destruction of agriculture land as well as motor insurance losses.

  • No loss of life due to cyclone Amphan in Odisha, claims govt May 22, 2020 03:13 PM IST

    No loss of life due to cyclone Amphan in Odisha, claims govt

    Though there were reports of two cyclone-related deaths in Bhadrak and Kendrapara districts, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena claimed the causes were different.

  • Cyclone Amphan: West Bengal suffered losses of Rs 1 lakh crore, says Mamata Banerjee May 22, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan: West Bengal suffered losses of Rs 1 lakh crore, says Mamata Banerjee

    At least 77 people have been reported killed so far in the state due to the extremely severe cyclone.

  • Cyclone Amphan | PM Modi announces Rs 1,000 crore interim assistance for West Bengal May 22, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan | PM Modi announces Rs 1,000 crore interim assistance for West Bengal

    After reviewing the situation with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district, the prime minister made this announcement in a video message.

  • Cyclone Amphan 'more than a national disaster', never seen such devastation: Mamata Banerjee May 22, 2020 11:57 AM IST

    Cyclone Amphan 'more than a national disaster', never seen such devastation: Mamata Banerjee

    Banerjee said it will take time to restore normalcy, with cyclone Amphan having ravaged at least seven to eight districts in Bengal.

  • Naveen Patnaik speaks to Mamata Banerjee, assures support amid Amphan crisis May 22, 2020 11:50 AM IST

    Naveen Patnaik speaks to Mamata Banerjee, assures support amid Amphan crisis

    During a telephonic conversation, Patnaik enquired about the intensity of the damage caused due to the extremely severe cyclonic storm and conveyed Odisha's absolute solidarity with the people of West Bengal at this hour of crisis, a statement released by the Odisha Chief Minister's Office said

  • Cyclone Amphan considered even more destructive than Cyclone Aila: UN May 22, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    Cyclone Amphan considered even more destructive than Cyclone Aila: UN

    Cyclone Amphan, the strongest to hit the region in nearly two decades, made landfall on Wednesday evening. It has battered several parts of the state, washing away bridges and swamping low-lying areas.

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