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Monday, May 16, 2022

Cyclone Amphan


Dead fish, flooded fields, submerged homes in cyclone-ravaged Sunderbans, fight for life and livelihood

June 01, 2021 1:25 pm

Jana and Mondal are among thousands of people living in the Namkhana block -- one of the worst-affected in the Sunderbans region in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district who have lost their homes and livelihoods due to the cyclone.

As Yaas nears, nightmares of Amphan haunt evacuees

May 26, 2021 7:02 am

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from coastal and low-lying areas in the district and moved to cyclone and flood centres for safety.

Cyclone Amphan of 2020 resulted in USD 14 billion economic losses in India: UN report

April 20, 2021 12:06 pm

The 'State of the Global Climate 2020' report, released on Monday, said that extreme weather combined with Covid-19 dealt a double blow for millions of people in 2020.

Amphan anger lashes at TMC, but nephew holds party fort steady

April 08, 2021 4:54 am

BJP up against Abhishek Banerjee’s influence, hopes for a ‘silent wave’

Left, Congress hold sit-in against TMC and BJP

December 30, 2020 1:23 am

Leaders of sixteen Left parties and the Congress participated in the sit-in here and demanded that the three farm laws be repealed immediately.

MHA grants Rs 2.7K cr Amphan relief to Bengal

November 14, 2020 5:23 am

West Bengal will receive Rs 2,707.77 crore for Cyclone Amphan, which caused widespread destruction in South Bengal districts in late May.

A Kerala rice variety could be answer to troubles of cyclone-hit Bengal fields

September 01, 2020 9:42 pm

The Super Cyclone Amphan had left a trail of destruction in South 24 Parganas district where it broke embankments causing saline water to seep into agricultural fields making irreversible changes to the soil texture. Enter the endemic Pokkali rice from Kerala famed for its remarkable resistance to saltwater.

Ensure aid to Amphan, Covid victims: Abhishek Banerjee at virtual rally

July 19, 2020 5:04 am

MP Abhishek Banerjee also said co-ordination committees had been formed at all district and state levels. If a member is unable to take care of a particular need of a family, then that person can get in touch with the committees or register the requirement on a portal

The hijacking

July 17, 2020 11:53 pm

Misappropriation of Amphan relief reflects poorly on W Bengal government. State must bring guilty to book, make amends.

In paan belt, Amphan relief leaves bitter taste: ‘Not got a single paisa’

July 17, 2020 12:05 pm

These field visits were a part of The Indian Express investigation into alleged irregularities in the manner in which several of these lists were prepared after Cyclone Amphan tore through Howrah, North 24 Parganas, East Midnapore, South 24 Parganas and Sundarbans on May 20.


Cyclone Amphan: Two weeks on, Kolkata slum struggles to get back on its feet

June 04, 2020 4:20 pm

Amphan is considered to be the second major cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal after the Super Cyclone of 1999 which had claimed around 10,000 lives and inflicted large scale devastation in Odisha.

Cyclone Amphan leaves behind a trail of destruction in West Bengal

May 21, 2020 3:28 pm

Cyclone Amphan (pronounced UM-PUN) wreaked havoc in coastal West Bengal on Wednesday, claiming at least 10 lives. The super cyclonic storm crossed the Bengal coast near Digha at around 2.30 pm with wind speeds of 155-165 kmph, gusting to 285 kmph.

How Bengal, Odisha look after cyclone landfall

May 20, 2020 8:37 pm

Cyclone Amphan, which has now weakened from Super Cyclone to an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm is the second super cyclone to have had formed over the Bay of Bengal in two decades.