West Bengal schools to remain closed till June 30, says Partha Chatterjee

Schools in West Bengal will remain closed till June 30, the state government announced on Wednesday. Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said the decision was taken as several school buildings were damaged by cyclone Amphan in eight districts and there is also a possibility that some of the buildings may be used as quarantine centres for […]

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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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“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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Mamata Banerjee’s Move Earns Rare Approval From West Bengal Governor

Jagdeep Dhankar (left) has been less combative since Friday following Cyclone Amphan (File) Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, known for a stormy relationship with the state government, on Saturday praised Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s decision to call on the army for help in restoring essential infrastructure and services devastated by Cyclone Amphan. “A good […]

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Bengal Calls For Army Support For Restoring Infrastructure Hit By Cyclone

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an aerial survey of affected regions yesterday (File) Kolkata: Bengal has requested Army support for immediate restoration of essential infrastructure and services devastated by Cyclone Amphan, one of the worst storms to have formed over the Bay of Bengal in recent years. In a series of tweets this evening, the Home […]

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At PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee’s Cyclone Survey, A Marked Social Distancing

As PM Modi arrived in Bengal to assess the cyclone damage, the strain showed. Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced Rs 1,000 crore assistance for West Bengal after an aerial tour of the state where 80 people have died and infrastructure has been badly damaged by Cyclone Amphan. “We will support Bengal in this […]

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PM Modi’s Aerial Survey Of Cyclone-Hit Bengal, Mamata Banerjee Present

Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi took an aerial survey in West Bengal. Highlights PM was accompanied by Mamata Banerjee and Governor All three were seen in face masks as they took stock of the situation This is PM Modi’s first travel outside Delhi in nearly three months New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi this afternoon undertook […]

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PM Modi In Bengal, Odisha Tomorrow For Aerial Survey Of Cyclone Amphan Damage

Cyclone Amphan: The Kolkata airport was left flooded and many hangars were damaged New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bengal and Odisha tomorrow to survey the ground situation after yesterday’s havoc by cyclone Amphan. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked the Prime Minister to visit the state and inspect the damage, which […]

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Bhubaneswar Sky Turns Pink And Purple After Cyclone Amphan Passes Over Odisha

Twitter was filled with photos of the pink and purple sky in Bhubaneswar after Cyclone Amphan passed New Delhi: After the monstrous winds of Cyclone Amphan pummeled West Bengal and Odisha on Wednesday, Bhubaneswar had some respite. After the devastating cyclone passed over the city, the skies had a pink and purple makeover. Twitter was […]

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72 Dead In Cyclone Amphan, Says Mamata Banerjee, Asks PM To Visit Bengal

Kolkata: 72 people have died in Bengal because of Cyclone Amphan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today after the powerful storm wrecked cities including Kolkata on Wednesday, destroying thousands of homes and uprooting trees and electric poles. Ms Banerjee said the damage caused by Amphan is more than the coronavirus pandemic and that she had […]

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