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On World Environment Day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee urged the people to save green to save lives.(ANI)

We must work together to restore greenery devastated by cyclone Amphan: CM Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, West Bengal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 10:25 AM IST
Cyclone Amphan caused incalculable ecological damage in Kolkata and the districts and uprooted thousands of trees when it made landfall on May 20.
The team is also expected to tour around the state capital Kolkata that had witnessed substantial damages in the wake of the super storm.(PTI)
The team is also expected to tour around the state capital Kolkata that had witnessed substantial damages in the wake of the super storm.(PTI)

Central team to assess quantum loss due to Amphan in Bengal

Kolkata, West Bengal | By Indo Asian News Service | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 01:11 PM IST
The seven-member central team, formed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), will take stock of the overall damage caused by the severe cyclonic storm that battered a large part of south Bengal districts, including Sundarbans, on May 20.
An earthmover carries a boat as fishermen take precautionary measures ahead of Cyclone Nisarga, in Mumbai, June 2(PTI)
An earthmover carries a boat as fishermen take precautionary measures ahead of Cyclone Nisarga, in Mumbai, June 2(PTI)

After Amphan, Nisarga sounds a warning bell

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 09:33 AM IST
The climate crisis is here. Cities will have to prepare better for disasters
A man covers his face during dust storm in India, on Sunday, May 10, 2020.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A man covers his face during dust storm in India, on Sunday, May 10, 2020.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

IMD warns of cyclonic storm; likely to reach near Gujarat, north Maharashtra coast by June 3

Hindustan Times, New delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 04:33 PM IST
The IMD has said that the cyclone will move towards the north and reach near Gujarat and north Maharashtra coast by the evening of June 3.
Commuters face hurdles while crossing a road due to an electric pole which was uprooted by Cyclone Amphan, at Hooghly in Kolkata.(ANI)
Commuters face hurdles while crossing a road due to an electric pole which was uprooted by Cyclone Amphan, at Hooghly in Kolkata.(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Infighting within Trinamool Congress over Cyclone Amphan relief work and all the latest news

New Delhi, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Local people try to enforce the embankment before the cyclone Amphan makes its landfall in Gabura outskirts of Satkhira district, Bangladesh.(REUTERS)
Local people try to enforce the embankment before the cyclone Amphan makes its landfall in Gabura outskirts of Satkhira district, Bangladesh.(REUTERS)

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

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 09:02 AM IST
In an effort to strengthen its climate resilience, the Bangladesh government in 2018 approved Delta Plan 2100, an eight-decade program combining water and land management and development.
In picture: Sheikh Abdul Rauf.(HT Photo)
In picture: Sheikh Abdul Rauf.(HT Photo)

Caught between Covid-19 and Amphan, Bengal’s environment refugees face an uncertain future

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 05:52 PM IST
Every time the rivers erode a portion of the island, some villager loses his house and is pushed further inland to rebuild his house.
In advice to the chief minister, the governor wrote, “Share real loss @PMOIndia: Inflating figures is counter-productive.”(HT file photo)
In advice to the chief minister, the governor wrote, “Share real loss @PMOIndia: Inflating figures is counter-productive.”(HT file photo)

Bengal Guv tells Mamata not to inflate figures on losses due to cyclone Amphan

UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 08:11 AM IST
Dhankhar’s tweets came after CM Banerjee said that the estimated loss due to the cyclone was Rs 1 lakh crore. She has said that 1 crore people have been rendered homeless due to the cyclone.
Cyclone Amphan battered Kolkata with wind speeds gusting up to 130 km per hour.(PTI)
Cyclone Amphan battered Kolkata with wind speeds gusting up to 130 km per hour.(PTI)

Days after cyclone hit state, Kolkata residents recount devastation, horror

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 05:50 AM IST
As the cyclone battered the buildings, chunks of concrete fell off their exteriors. The flat owners are planning to consult a structural engineer for a checkup of the two buildings.
The plane had 107 passengers onboard when it crashed.(@FrankieTutkija/Twitter screengrab)
The plane had 107 passengers onboard when it crashed.(@FrankieTutkija/Twitter screengrab)

News updates from Hindustan Times: 3 amateur videos capture moments after Pakistan plane crash and all the latest news

New Delhi, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Late evening Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office announced that he would carry out aerial surveys of West Bengal and Odisha to assess the damage wreaked by the storm.(PTI)
Late evening Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office announced that he would carry out aerial surveys of West Bengal and Odisha to assess the damage wreaked by the storm.(PTI)

Day before PM Modi’s visit, Odisha says 45 lakh people affected by Amphan

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 09:30 PM IST
Unofficially, three deaths have been reported in Odisha including one of a 2-month-old infant in Bhadrak district due to wall collapse. In Bengal, 72 people were killed by the cyclone
The extent of the damage done by the extremely severe cyclonic storm will become clearer after surveys in the coming days.(ANI)
The extent of the damage done by the extremely severe cyclonic storm will become clearer after surveys in the coming days.(ANI)

4 additional NDRF teams being airlifted to Kolkata in view of damage caused by Cyclone Amphan

Kolkata, West Bengal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 07:46 PM IST
The teams were scheduled to depart at 4.30 pm and arrive at Kolkata at around 8.30 pm.
With roads blocked by fallen trees, hardly any traffic was seen and shops and markets, too, remained closed on Thursday in the aftermath of the storm.(PTI)
With roads blocked by fallen trees, hardly any traffic was seen and shops and markets, too, remained closed on Thursday in the aftermath of the storm.(PTI)

‘Cyclone or Earthquake’: Amphan’s intensity left Kolkata asking as buildings shook

Kolkata, West Bengal | By Joydeep Thakur, Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Edited by: Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 07:10 PM IST
Several parts of Kolkata, including the NSCBI airport, remained flooded with rainwater. The local municipal corporation is yet to come out with the assessment of the damage.
The cylone has now crossed Bengal and is stationed over Bangladesh, however, it is expected to cause mild to heavy rains in the northeastern states of the country.(PTI)
The cylone has now crossed Bengal and is stationed over Bangladesh, however, it is expected to cause mild to heavy rains in the northeastern states of the country.(PTI)

Cyclone Amphan latest: 72 dead in West Bengal, additional NDRF teams being sent

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 06:55 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee also invited prime minister Narendra Modi to visit Bengal to witness the scale of destruction caused by the cyclone.
Around five lakh people have been evacuated to relief camps.(Reuters)
Around five lakh people have been evacuated to relief camps.(Reuters)

Cyclone Amphan leaves a trail of destruction; at least 12 people killed

Kolkata, West Bengal | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 11:05 AM IST
A task force would meet at the state secretariat at 3pm on Thursday to make a preliminary assessment of the damage caused by the cyclone Amphan.
Workers try to restore a power line after a tree fell on it during a storm due to Cyclone Amphan, in Burdwan district of West Bengal.(PTI Photo)
Workers try to restore a power line after a tree fell on it during a storm due to Cyclone Amphan, in Burdwan district of West Bengal.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Amphan takes at least 10-12 lives in Bengal, three in Odisha, total damage being ascertained

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Bhubaneswar | By Joydeep Thakur and Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 12:20 AM IST
Several areas hit by the super cyclone in Bengal were cut off and ascertaining the extent of the damage caused will take time, said Mamata Banerjee.
High tide at Digha in East Medinipur ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall on Wednesday.(ANI)
High tide at Digha in East Medinipur ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall on Wednesday.(ANI)

As Amphan begins landfall, here’s how to track the super cyclone in 3 simple steps

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Cyclone Amphan will cross the West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district and Hatiya Island in Bangladesh.
The landfall process will continue for about four hours, Met department said.(ANI)
The landfall process will continue for about four hours, Met department said.(ANI)

Landfall process of cyclone ‘Amphan’ begins

Kolkata, West Bengal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 03:57 PM IST
Heavy rain and gale wind have affected several districts in the Gangetic West Bengal since morning and the intensity of the downpour and wind increased gradually with every passing hour.
Trees lie uprooted on a highway from heavy winds ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa on May 20.(AP)
Trees lie uprooted on a highway from heavy winds ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa on May 20.(AP)

Cyclone Amphan to hit Bengal at 4 pm, CM Mamata to monitor from secretariat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 02:38 PM IST
The Met department has issued an “orange message” for West Bengal, warning of extensive damage in Kolkata, Hooghly, Howrah, South and North 24 Parganas and East Midnapore districts
A woman dries clay demon masks on a roadside as dark clouds gather over the city ahead of landfall by Cyclone Amphan on the outskirt of Bhubaneswar, Odisha.(PTI)
A woman dries clay demon masks on a roadside as dark clouds gather over the city ahead of landfall by Cyclone Amphan on the outskirt of Bhubaneswar, Odisha.(PTI)

Super cyclone Amphan expected to cause damage to these districts in Bengal and Odisha: Here are the details

Hindustan Tiems, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 02:48 PM IST
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Amphan’s landfall process will commence from today afternoon.
Storm surge during landfall is expected to be 4 to 6 meters above astronomical tide in parts of West Bengal.(PTI)
Storm surge during landfall is expected to be 4 to 6 meters above astronomical tide in parts of West Bengal.(PTI)

Cyclone Amphan continues to be extremely severe, to make landfall near Sunderbans

New Delhi, Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 11:41 AM IST
Winds over coastal Odisha will be 100 to 110 gusting to 125kmph along and off Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Bhadrak till afternoon on Wednesday and over Balasore till evening.
Turbulent waves hit the shore ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Amphan.(PTI)
Turbulent waves hit the shore ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Amphan.(PTI)

Amphan to hit Bengal today, landfall likely near Sunderbans: Here’s how the super cyclone was named

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Amphan was the last name in the current list and was supposed to be taken up as the name of the first cyclone to occur in the region.
IMD officials said though cyclone Amphan was moving at around 20kmph on Tuesday, it has slowed down to 11kmph over the last six hours.(PTI)
IMD officials said though cyclone Amphan was moving at around 20kmph on Tuesday, it has slowed down to 11kmph over the last six hours.(PTI)

Cyclone Amphan brings heavy winds and rain to Odisha coast

Bhubaneshwar, Odisha | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 11:00 AM IST
The cyclone is lying around 110 km south by southeast of the port town.
Cyclone Amphan will cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans during the afternoon to evening hours of May 20., IMD said.(PTI Photo)
Cyclone Amphan will cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans during the afternoon to evening hours of May 20., IMD said.(PTI Photo)

Rainfall, strong winds hit Odisha’s Bhadrak ahead of cyclone Amphan landfall

Bhadrak | By Asian News International | Posted by: Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 06:19 AM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday spoke to Members of Parliament of areas that could be affected by Cyclone Amphan.
The cyclone is being continuously tracked by the Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) at Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.(PTI)
The cyclone is being continuously tracked by the Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) at Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.(PTI)

‘Amphan’ weakens into extremely severe cyclonic storm, rain lashes several parts of Odisha

Bhubhneshwar, Odisha | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Light rain was witnessed in several areas of Puri, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur and Khurda districts of Odisha, and the intensity of rainfall and wind speed was likely to increase gradually.
The revised strategy proposes all symptomatic individuals with history of international travel in the last 14 days to be tested.(ANI)
The revised strategy proposes all symptomatic individuals with history of international travel in the last 14 days to be tested.(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: ICMR revises strategy for Covid-19 testing and all the latest news

New Delhi, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 05:03 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The extremely severe cyclone is expected to cross in between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya islands in Bangladesh, IMD.(PTI)
The extremely severe cyclone is expected to cross in between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya islands in Bangladesh, IMD.(PTI)

Cyclone Amphan intensifies into super cyclone, says IMD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 04:17 PM IST
Heavy rainfall is expected to hit coastal Odisha by Monday evening and then hit West Bengal’s coast the following day
A shopkeeper walking through heavy winds on Fraserganj beach of South 24 Parganas district due to cyclone Bulbul approaching, in Bakkhali, West Bengal, India on Saturday, November 09, 2019/ representative(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
A shopkeeper walking through heavy winds on Fraserganj beach of South 24 Parganas district due to cyclone Bulbul approaching, in Bakkhali, West Bengal, India on Saturday, November 09, 2019/ representative(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

IMD issues cyclone alert for West Bengal, Bangladesh coasts

Bhubaneswar | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2020 01:19 PM IST
The IMD, Bhubaneswar also stated that cyclonic storm AMPHAN is very likely to intensify further into a “Severe Cyclonic Storm” during next six hours and into a “Very Severe Cyclonic Storm” during subsequent 12 hours.
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