Cyclone Amphan shows cost of delaying $38 billion Bangladesh delta plan

Mizanur Rahman recalls the last time a major tropical storm hit Bangladesh, when Cyclone Sidr killed more than 3,000 people in 2007. In the aftermath of the destruction, he watched the dead body of a woman being washed ashore by the tide. “That image doesn’t go away. It keeps coming back,” Rahman, a bungalow caretaker, […]

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Army Helps In Kolkata But Protests Smoulder In Cyclone-Battered Bengal

Cyclone Amphan was one of the worst storms to form over the Bay of Bengal in recent years Kolkata: The Indian Army was in action in Bengal today, helping the Mamata Banerjee government deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, which tore through coastal Bengal and large parts of Kolkata on Wednesday, uprooting thousands of […]

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“Cut Off My Head,” Says Mamata Banerjee On Protests After Cyclone Amphan

We are trying to restore everything as soon as possible, Mamata Banerjee said Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday asked for more time to restore electricity and other essential services after Cyclone Amphan tore through the state on Wednesday, causing damage of Rs 1 lakh crore to infrastructure and crops. “It’s just […]

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Modi, Rajapaksa agree to speed up India-aided development projects in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday agreed to accelerate Indian-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka and discussed the possibility of promoting investments by India’s private sector. The move assumes significance against the backdrop of China’s concerted push to develop infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka and other countries under its Belt and […]

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“Nation Stands With Bengal”: PM Modi On Cyclone Amphan

Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi said National Disaster Relief Force teams are working in the affected areas. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the entire nation stands with Bengal and “no stone will be left unturned” to help those affected by yesterday’s devastating cyclone Amphan. The cyclone had pounded state capital Kolkata for more than […]

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“Will Stay Overnight At Control Room”: Mamata Banerjee On Cyclone Amphan

Mamata Banerjee said the seven districts on alert had enough masks and sanitisers. Kolkata: Bengal would monitor “red plus zones” for Cyclone Amphan, which is likely to hit the state tomorrow afternoon, Mamata Banerjee said today, reviewing arrangements at a control room set up in her office building in Kolkata. Three lakh have been moved […]

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Heavy Rain, Gusts In Odisha, Bengal As Cyclone Amphan Nears: 10 Points

Cyclone Amphan: Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea. Highlights Cyclone Amphan has weakened into extremely severe cyclonic storm It is likely to make landfall in West Bengal tomorrow afternoon NDRF said they face “double challenge” of COVID and natural disaster New Delhi: Super Cyclone Amphan, likely to make landfall in West […]

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