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Heavy rain cripples Kolkata; residents grapple with waterlogging, power cuts

Kolkata received 186.1 mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours till around noon on Saturday. Disaster management teams are on standby and a control room has been set up at the state secretariat. Central Avenue, Behala and Ekbalpore are among the worst-hit parts in Kolkata.

One person dead, several injured as heavy rains batter Kolkata; flights disrupted

The lightning incident took place at Kolkata's iconic Victoria Memorial Complex. The people were standing under a tree which was hit by lightning. The injured were rushed to the nearby SSKM hospital.


Heavy rainfall alert for north Bengal, downpour likely till today

In last two days, rains have played a havoc in several pockets of North Bengal — Siliguri, Alipurduar, Cooch Behar and Darjeeling.

West Bengal: 12 killed in lightning strikes across state

Five deaths were reported from Howrah district’s Uluberia sub-division, while there were two deaths each in Paschim Midnapore, North 24 Parganas and Nadia districts, and one in Murshidabad district, he said.

After storm, KMC to plant deep-rooted trees; activists blame poor urban planning

Over 300 trees were uprooted during the 15-minute storm and caused most of the deaths. Mayor-in-council member Debasish Kumar said that most of uprooted trees had weak roots and were planted during the Left Front rule in West Bengal.

Air traffic disrupted by heavy rains, winds in Kolkata

The continuous rain, which started late Sunday night, not only affected flights but also resulted in waterlogging in and around the airport.


Heavy rain, winds throw life out of gear in Kolkata

The heavy downpour threw movement of vehicles in several parts of Kolkata out of gear. Gusty winds uprooted trees and damaged lamp posts in several areas, disrupting electricity supply.

Heavy downpour cripples life in Kolkata, state toll up to 85

The civic administration officials said water was taking time to recede because of the high tide at River Hooghly during the rains.

Unseasonal snowfall in Darjeeling,heavy rains in Kolkata

Rainfall was the result of a cyclonic trough extending from MP,Chhattisgarh and West Bengal to Bangladesh.

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Kolkata drowns as city recieves heavy overnight rain

Heavy overnight rains lashed the city leading to water-logging in many parts and slow traffic movement.