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Intensity of severe cyclonic storms increased in past 4 decades, say scientists

Scientists pointed out that global warming has a role to play in bringing about the increasing trend

A man takes pictures as waves lash over onto a damaged shoreline during Cyclone Yaas. (AFP)
A man takes pictures as waves lash over onto a damaged shoreline during Cyclone Yaas. (AFP)
Published on Jul 29, 2021 04:16 PM IST
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

50% applications for cyclone Yaas relief in Bengal binned as 'bogus': Report

The state government last month received 381,774 applications at the camps set up under its Duare Tran (relief at doorstep) programme for cyclone Yaas, the official said.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee takes stock of the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas, in Digha on May 28. (File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee takes stock of the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas, in Digha on May 28. (File photo)
Published on Jul 04, 2021 05:51 PM IST
By | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Cyclone Yaas: Central team returns after review

Earlier PM Narendra Modi had announced financial assistance of ₹1,000 crore for Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand.

Cyclone Yaas coincided with the perigean spring tide and the resulting storm surge devastated the 3 coastal districts in Bengal and the Sunderban delta.
Cyclone Yaas coincided with the perigean spring tide and the resulting storm surge devastated the 3 coastal districts in Bengal and the Sunderban delta.
Published on Jun 10, 2021 12:10 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Central teams visit Yaas-hit Bengal, Odisha

In Odisha, an interministerial team led by joint secretary, home affairs, Sunil Kumar Barnwal toured Bhadrak and Balasore for on-the-spot assessment of damages.

On May 26, Yaas hit the coast between Balasore and Bhadrak districts with a sustained wind speed of 130-140kmph, gusting up to 155kmph.
On May 26, Yaas hit the coast between Balasore and Bhadrak districts with a sustained wind speed of 130-140kmph, gusting up to 155kmph.
Updated on Jun 08, 2021 12:19 AM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty, , Kolkata/bhubaneswar, Hindustan Times

News updates from HT: Building collapse in Bandra kills 1, injures 5

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Rescue and relief work underway after a portion of a four-storey building collapsed on another house, at Rajjak Chawl in Kherwadi, Bandra (east) in Mumbai, Monday, June 7, 2021. (PTI)
Rescue and relief work underway after a portion of a four-storey building collapsed on another house, at Rajjak Chawl in Kherwadi, Bandra (east) in Mumbai, Monday, June 7, 2021. (PTI)
Published on Jun 07, 2021 12:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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