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Cyclone Amphan


Cyclone Amphan: 4 more TMC leaders get notice for ‘corruption’ in relief work

June 29, 2020 3:14 am

According to TMC Paschim Bardhaman district president Jitendra Tiwari, the four leaders are Asansol Municipal Corporation Deputy Mayor Tabassum Ara, the civic body’s councillor Baby Khatun, Shankar Chakrabarty, and Prabhat Chattopadhyay.

Act against those misusing Amphan relief funds: Dhankhar to Mamata

June 28, 2020 5:13 am

In his latest tweets, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said it was the time for action, not statements. “Strong action has to be taken to stop corruption in distribution of relief materials... Those who have indulged in misappropriation of relief materials must be punished,” he said.

Governor asks govt to speed up Amphan relief work

June 27, 2020 5:09 am

Jagdeep Dhankhar’s comments came amid reports of angry villagers staging sit-ins in various districts, protesting irregularities in the disbursements of relief funds.

Cyclone Amphan: Doctor-turned-director works to mend people in Sundarbans

June 17, 2020 1:13 pm

“The weaker section of the society has been badly affected due to the cyclone. They lost their livelihoods and are in dire straits. Under this circumstance, the youth and student community of the state have done a lot of work for them," said Kamaleshwar Mukherjee.

Cyclone Amphan: Politicising a disaster

June 16, 2020 5:07 pm

The apathy in the aftermath of cyclone Amphan highlights the need to listen to the people who are affected, hold governments accountable.

Coronavirus: 49 NDRF personnel who fought Cyclone Amphan test positive

June 09, 2020 5:39 pm

NDRF had until recently remained untouched by Covid even as infections in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) had crossed 1,500.

Ensure relief fund is not misused: Oppn to IMCT

June 07, 2020 4:22 am

The CPM and the Congress said there should not be any discrimination in the distribution of relief.

Amphan aftermath: Govt provides IMCT details of Rs 1.02-lakh crore damages

June 07, 2020 4:19 am

The government also sought Rs 5,181 crore for the 244.73 km of embankments, 2,148.22 km of roads, 10,091.17 km of rural roads, and 355 bridges and culverts damaged by the cyclone.

Nothing but politics over cyclone, Covid: BJP and TMC trade barbs

June 06, 2020 6:33 am

State ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim slammed the BJP for indulging in politics at a time when the state was going through a dual crisis. “The BJP knows nothing except doing politics over a natural disaster,” said Mukherjee.

West Bengal: Central team visits cyclone-hit areas, state seeks Rs 80K cr

June 06, 2020 6:01 am

The CM had earlier claimed that the state had been set back by Rs 1-lakh crore. The Centre released advance relief of Rs 1,000 crore after PM Narendra Modi's visit to the cyclone-hit areas on May 22.


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.