Cyclone Amphan

Join hands to combat climate change

Scientists are urging immediate combat measures, including climate-proofing of our cities, to mitigate the impact of disasters.

published on : 31st May 2021

Amphan lessons learnt: West Bengal government to plug relief leakage for cyclone Yaas-affected

CM Mamata Banerjee has made it clear that separate task forces, set up at the state, district, sub-divisional and block levels, will work under the direct supervision of the chief secretary.

published on : 30th May 2021

Cyclone Yaas likely to be more severe than Amphan, may affect 20 Bengal districts: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee said West Bengal is targeting to shift at least 10 lakh people to safer places in a bid to avoid any loss of life.

published on : 24th May 2021

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

About 2.4 million people were displaced in India, mostly in West Bengal and Odisha, and 2.5 million were displaced in Bangladesh due to the cyclone, it added.

published on : 20th April 2021

Bhatija and co. swindled central funds worth Rs 10,000 sent for Cyclone Amphan: Amit Shah

"Didi is only interested in making his nephew the next chief minister. Do you want the nephew to be the CM? If not, then vote for the BJP," he said.

published on : 23rd March 2021

Calcutta HC junks Mamata government plea over Amphan relief audit

Refusing to entertain the state government's prayer, the division bench comprising Chief Justice TBN Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee directed the CAG to complete the process.

published on : 21st January 2021

2020: A year of political turbulence, pandemic, natural calamity for Bengal

Flashpoints in Bengal politics were one too many, as the state hogged national limelight for all the wrong reasons and witnessed widespread political violence, as parties are gearing up for 2021 polls

published on : 31st December 2020

Loss of USD 10 Billion, over 2000 dead: India bore brunt of 2020’s weather disasters

Over 2,000 people died between June & October amidst floods, the highest toll due to climate change-induced weather events

published on : 29th December 2020

Centre grants Rs 128 crore more Amphan assistance to Odisha

Cyclone Amphan had brushed past the Odisha coast and made landfall in neighbouring West Bengal.

published on : 14th November 2020

Centre approves Rs 4,382 crore as calamity assistance to six states

The funds will be released to West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Sikkim as assistance for the damage caused by cyclone, floods and landslides during the year.

published on : 13th November 2020