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A total of 274 crew were reported missing on May 17 (261 from Barge P305 and 13 from Tug Varaprada). In picture - Crew members of Barge P305 coming out of INS Kochi after they were rescued.(HT Photo)

Owner of tugboat that sank during Tauktae booked

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2021 03:19 AM IST
Barge P305 and Varaprada -- both support vessels working for the state-run ONGC’s offshore oilfields near Mumbai -- had borne the brunt of the cyclone, which made landfall on Gujarat coast on May 17.
The materials included tarpaulins, mosquito nets, food items and drinking water.
The materials included tarpaulins, mosquito nets, food items and drinking water.

Kolkata's Durga Puja organisers in aid of cyclone-affected people

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 05:19 PM IST
Forum for Durgotsab, an umbrella organisation of 500 puja committees, provided relief materials to the people of Sandeshkhali.
Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Secretariat buildings seen from Vijay Chowk at sunset in New Delhi( Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Secretariat buildings seen from Vijay Chowk at sunset in New Delhi( Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

In rare relief, no heatwave yet, none likely this summer: IMD

By Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 04:33 AM IST
Between March 1 and June 3, Delhi has not recorded a single “heatwave” day, which India Meteorological Department (IMD) scientists said is a “rare” phenomenon for the city.
A woman stands next to her stall damaged by heavy winds due to Cyclone Yaas in Odisha's Balasore district.(Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)
A woman stands next to her stall damaged by heavy winds due to Cyclone Yaas in Odisha's Balasore district.(Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

Remnant of Cyclone Yaas moves away, weakens into a low pressure area

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2021 09:07 AM IST
Cyclone Yaas, second to ravage the western coast of India in a week after Cyclone Taukate, impacted Odisha and West Bengal the most.
Not only are cyclones relatively uncommon in the Arabian Sea, Tauktae also intensified rapidly. (PTI) Exclusive
Not only are cyclones relatively uncommon in the Arabian Sea, Tauktae also intensified rapidly. (PTI)

Cyclone Tauktae is a warning for India’s west coast

By Abhishek Jha, Jayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2021 06:38 AM IST
  • Climate scientists, including those at IMD, also suggest that the Arabian Sea might see a higher increase in the intensity of cyclones, if not the number, than the Bay of Bengal in the future.
A tornado is seen approaching as Cyclone Yaas continues to move inland, in Naihati, West Bengal.(INSTAGRAM @RUPAMSARKAR11)
A tornado is seen approaching as Cyclone Yaas continues to move inland, in Naihati, West Bengal.(INSTAGRAM @RUPAMSARKAR11)

Mini tornado hits villages of West Bengal before cyclone

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 04:01 AM IST
The incident took the residents of Bandel and Chinsurah in the Hooghly district and Halisaha in the North 24 Parganas district by surprise, however, the meteorological experts said tornadoes can develop before an approaching cyclone or a major thunderstorm.
Yaas wasn’t as ferocious as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted it to be when it hit the Odisha coast.(File photo)
Yaas wasn’t as ferocious as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted it to be when it hit the Odisha coast.(File photo)

Cyclone Yaas: 4 killed, mass evacuations minimise loss

By Debabrata Mohanty, Joydeep Thakur, Bhubaneshwar/kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 03:26 AM IST
West Bengal launched the biggest evacuation drive the state has ever undertaken before any calamity. More than 1.5 million people were evacuated since Monday and shifted to 14,000 cyclone shelters and relief camps.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.(ANI)
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.(ANI)

Gujarat CM announces 500-crore relief package for farmers affected by Tauktae

PTI | , Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 11:19 PM IST
“Horticulture and summer crops were destroyed in 2 lakh hectares in 86 talukas of these nine districts. The government had initiated a survey (for damage assessment) which will be completed by Thursday,” Vijay Rupani said.
Satellite image shows formation of a low pressure area between 8:30 pm and 8:56 pm as it develops into Cyclone Yaas and approaches the Indian Eastern Coast. (PTI)
Satellite image shows formation of a low pressure area between 8:30 pm and 8:56 pm as it develops into Cyclone Yaas and approaches the Indian Eastern Coast. (PTI)

Tracking Cyclone Yaas

PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 06:19 AM IST
Cyclone Yaas, the second storm to hit India in less than two weeks, intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday, as it barrelled towards the country's eastern coast.
Tens of thousands of people are being evacuated from low-lying areas of two Indian states to escape the strong cyclone barreling toward the eastern coast. (AP)
Tens of thousands of people are being evacuated from low-lying areas of two Indian states to escape the strong cyclone barreling toward the eastern coast. (AP)

Over 1 million evacuated, states brace for Yaas landfall today

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 05:52 AM IST
In Bengal, two people were electrocuted and around 80 houses were destroyed in a pre-cyclone storm as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the cyclone was likely to hit close to the Chandbali-Dhamra port in Odisha by noon on Wednesday.
The last time Delhi saw more rain in May was in 2008 when it recorded 165mm of rain in the entire month.(HT Photo)
The last time Delhi saw more rain in May was in 2008 when it recorded 165mm of rain in the entire month.(HT Photo)

Tauktae made this May the rainiest in Delhi in 13 years: IMD

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2021 05:19 AM IST
Over 119mm of incessant rain, induced by the remnants of Cycolne Tauktae and a western disturbance, had lashed Delhi in the 24 hours beginning 8.30am Wednesday till 8.30am Thursday last week, breaking the capital’s all-time 24-hour rainfall record for the month of May.
Relatives of deceased in P305 barge incident who came to collect the body at JJ Hospital mortuary in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)
Relatives of deceased in P305 barge incident who came to collect the body at JJ Hospital mortuary in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)

Barge P305 tragedy: Four more bodies recovered; toll touches 70

By Manish Pathak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2021 06:17 AM IST
Barge P305, which was deployed at an unmanned platform in Heera oil fields, one of the largest ONGC rigs in the sea, sank about 40 nautical miles west off Mumbai.
 The powerful cyclone that emerged in the Arabian Sea made landfall on India's western coast on Monday.(AP)
The powerful cyclone that emerged in the Arabian Sea made landfall on India's western coast on Monday.(AP)

What’s in name? The need to rethink naming of calamities after animal species

PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 01:34 AM IST
When cyclones rip through our coasts and forests, we lose not only trees- the most common image- but all manners of fauna and flora. It is reasonable to assume not all of it is known to humans.
A man who was stranded at sea aboard Barge P305 due to Cyclone Tauktae looks out of a bus window after he was rescued by the Indian Navy aboard the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kochi, at Naval Dockyard, in Mumbai, India.(Reuters)
A man who was stranded at sea aboard Barge P305 due to Cyclone Tauktae looks out of a bus window after he was rescued by the Indian Navy aboard the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kochi, at Naval Dockyard, in Mumbai, India.(Reuters)

Navy recovers 6 more bodies of barge’s crew, 20 missing

By Manish Pathak, Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 01:56 AM IST
Search is still on for 20 missing personnel -- nine crew members of P305 and 11 who were on board tugboat Varaprada, which also sank during the cyclone. The Navy dispatched two specialised diving teams from Mumbai on Saturday morning to augment the search.
People who were stranded at sea aboard barge P305 due to Cyclone Tauktae exit the INS Kochi after they were rescued by the Indian Navy, at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.(Reuters Photo)
People who were stranded at sea aboard barge P305 due to Cyclone Tauktae exit the INS Kochi after they were rescued by the Indian Navy, at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.(Reuters Photo)

Case filed against captain of barge P305 that sank off in Arabian Sea

Reported by Manish Pathak | Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2021 09:37 AM IST
As many as 51 lives were lost when barge P305 sank in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai during Cyclone Tauktae.
A man gestures after he was rescued by Indian Navy personnel from a sunken barge in the Arabian Sea in the aftermath of Cyclone Tauktae's landfall.(Reuters Photo)
A man gestures after he was rescued by Indian Navy personnel from a sunken barge in the Arabian Sea in the aftermath of Cyclone Tauktae's landfall.(Reuters Photo)

Palaniswami urges PM Modi to ask navy to search for 9 missing TN fishermen

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2021 01:28 PM IST
Cyclone Tauktae unleashed waves of up to 7.6 metres as it moved along India's western coast. It left a trail of destruction that killed dozens of people.
Delhi's minimum temperature was 21.4 degrees Celsius, five degrees below the season’s normal on Wednesday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Delhi's minimum temperature was 21.4 degrees Celsius, five degrees below the season’s normal on Wednesday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Delhi receives highest rainfall since 1951 in the month of May: IMD

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2021 12:26 PM IST
Delhi's maximum temperature also fell 16 degrees below normal, to 23.8 degrees Celsius, after a day-long spell of rainfall on Wednesday.
As many as 26 personnel on board the barge are dead and 49 still missing(AFP)
As many as 26 personnel on board the barge are dead and 49 still missing(AFP)

Cyclone Tauktae: 49 from barge still missing, Navy continues search on 4th day

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2021 09:43 AM IST
The Navy on Thursday morning launched a fresh aerial search and rescue mission, deploying helicopters to scour the waters off Mumbai coast, where the accommodation barge P305 went adrift in Cyclone Tauktae fury before it sank Monday.
"The stranding, drifting and subsequent events have led to loss of several lives," the central ministry statement said. In picture - Crew members of ONGC's Barge P305 who were stranded in the Mumbai offshore due to Cyclone Tauktae rescued by the Indian Navy.(HT Photo )
"The stranding, drifting and subsequent events have led to loss of several lives," the central ministry statement said. In picture - Crew members of ONGC's Barge P305 who were stranded in the Mumbai offshore due to Cyclone Tauktae rescued by the Indian Navy.(HT Photo )

Cyclone Tauktae: Committee to enquire stranding of ONGC vessels in Arabian Sea

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 09:41 PM IST
A committee comprising Amitabh Kumar, Director General of Shipping; SCL Das, Director General of Hydrocarbons, and Nazli Jafri Shayin, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence has been constituted to enquire into the incidents.
All Deputy Commissioners have been instructed to conduct regular monitoring, Dushyant Chautala said. In picture - Commuters crossing a waterlogged stretch of the road during heavy rains brought by Cyclone Tauktae in Jaipur.(HT Photo (Representational image))
All Deputy Commissioners have been instructed to conduct regular monitoring, Dushyant Chautala said. In picture - Commuters crossing a waterlogged stretch of the road during heavy rains brought by Cyclone Tauktae in Jaipur.(HT Photo (Representational image))

Cyclone Taukte: Haryana deputy CM urges people to stay indoors for next 48 hrs

PTI | , Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 09:12 PM IST
In an official statement, deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala urged the people to stay vigilant during the next 48 hours and not step out of their homes for their safety.
PM Modi conducts an aerial survey of the cyclone Tauktae affected areas of Gujarat and Diu.
PM Modi conducts an aerial survey of the cyclone Tauktae affected areas of Gujarat and Diu.

Cyclone Tauktae: PM Modi conducts aerial survey of damage in Gujarat, Diu

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 02:55 PM IST
PM Modi reached Bhavnagar in Gujarat to review the situation and damage caused by Cyclone Tauktae and was received by Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani at the airport.
PM Modi was received by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani at the airport.(PTI)
PM Modi was received by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani at the airport.(PTI)

PM Modi reaches Gujarat to review damage caused by Cyclone Tauktae

ANI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Bhavnagar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 01:57 PM IST
Prime Minister Modi is also scheduled to visit Diu today to review damage caused by the cyclone.
Deepika Singh Goyal in her latest photoshoot.
Deepika Singh Goyal in her latest photoshoot.

Deepika Singh Goyal called out for dancing in rain amid cyclone Tauktae

PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 01:07 PM IST
  • Diya Aur Baati Hum actor Deepika Singh Goyal was called out online after she posted pictures and videos of herself dancing on the streets and posing with trees as Mumbai braved heavy rains.
Members of the Indian Navy transport a person after a rescue from a sunken barge in the Arabian Sea in the aftermath of cyclone Tauktae's landfall, at naval air station INS Shikra in Mumbai, REUTERS(via REUTERS)
Members of the Indian Navy transport a person after a rescue from a sunken barge in the Arabian Sea in the aftermath of cyclone Tauktae's landfall, at naval air station INS Shikra in Mumbai, REUTERS(via REUTERS)

Cyclone Tauktae: Indian Navy recovers 14 bodies from Arabian Sea so far

Reported by Manish Pathak | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 03:02 PM IST
  • Indian Navy has recovered 14 bodies from Arabian sea during their search and rescue operation
Rakhi Sawant shared her ordeal and revealed that she is very upset.
Rakhi Sawant shared her ordeal and revealed that she is very upset.

Rakhi Sawant says her balcony roof broke due to the rains, watch video

PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 10:29 AM IST
Rakhi Sawant revealed that the roof of her balcony was broken as heavy rains lashed Mumbai as a result of Cyclone Tauktae. In a video, she also claimed that she had to collect water in buckets as it dripped from the terrace.
Satellite image released NASA shows Cyclone Tauktae approaching India's western coast. (AP)
Satellite image released NASA shows Cyclone Tauktae approaching India's western coast. (AP)

Cyclone Tauktae weakens into depression, says IMD

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 09:15 AM IST
  • Cyclone Tauktae has impacted the weather conditions in several parts of northern India. Many areas such as Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi are likely to witness rainfall in the next few hours, the weather department said in a forecast.
At least four people were killed in roof collapse incidents after a dust storm followed by light rain hit parts of Karachi on Tuesday evening after the city remained in the grips of a severe heat spell for two days.(REUTERS)
At least four people were killed in roof collapse incidents after a dust storm followed by light rain hit parts of Karachi on Tuesday evening after the city remained in the grips of a severe heat spell for two days.(REUTERS)

Cyclone Tauktae: 4 killed in roof collapse incidents after dust storm in Karachi

ANI | , Karachi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 07:05 AM IST
The incident took place in Karachi, which has been under the influence of cyclonic storm Tauktae.
NDRF personnel clear a road, obstructed by felling of trees, after Cyclone Tauktae made landfall, in Gujarat.(PTI)
NDRF personnel clear a road, obstructed by felling of trees, after Cyclone Tauktae made landfall, in Gujarat.(PTI)

Cyclone Tauktae: PM Modi to visit Gujarat, Diu to take stock of damage caused

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 06:48 AM IST
Ahead of the PM's visit, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday discussed with his Gujarat counterpart Vijay Rupani the impact of Cyclone Tauktae in the state.
Image courtesy: HT Photo
Image courtesy: HT Photo

Cyclone Tauktae Highlights: 1 dead, 3 injured as heavy rains lash Rajasthan

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2021 12:33 AM IST
According to a report by AFP, at least 33 people lost their lives and more than 90 got missing battered the west coast.
NDRF personnel clear a road, obstructed by felling of trees, after Cyclone Tauktae made landfall, in Gujarat. (PTI)
NDRF personnel clear a road, obstructed by felling of trees, after Cyclone Tauktae made landfall, in Gujarat. (PTI)

Cyclone Tauktae to weaken gradually in next few hours: IMD

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 05:32 AM IST
Cyclone tauktae has impacted the weather conditions in several parts of Northern India. Many areas like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi are like to witness rainfall in the coming few hours.
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