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Tag: Cyclone Amphan

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Twelve killed as cyclone Amphan batters Bangladesh

Dhaka: Cyclone Amphan has killed at least 12 people in seven coastal districts of Bangladesh before turning into a land depression, authorities said on Thursday. The cyclone is likely to move further in a north-northeasterly direction and weaken gradually, bdnews24 quoted the Bangladesh Meteorological Department as saying in its latest update. Patuakhali, Satkhira, Pirojpur, Bhola […]

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Cyclone Amphan Wreaks Havoc in West Bengal, Kills 72

Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: A powerful cyclone Amphan that tore into West Bengal has killed 72 people and completely devastated two districts as Kolkata and several parts of the state wore a battered look on Thursday a day after the storm left thousands of people homeless, washed away bridges and swamped low-lying areas. The fiercest cyclone to hit […]

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Cyclone Amphan Leaves Trail Of Destruction In Odisha Before Landfall In WB

Bhubaneswar: Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan caused widespread damages in Odisha as it triggered heavy downpour coupled with high-velocity winds while hurtling towards the West Bengal coast on Wednesday, uprooting trees and flattening fragile structures, the State government said. As per the IMD, the super cyclone hit the landmass as an extremely severe cyclonic storm on […]

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Be Indian, Trust Indian: Three Cheers for IMD!!

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has done it again! The ‘desi’ weather forecast agency has proved once again, if any proof was needed at all, that no ‘phoren’ agency comes anywhere close to it when it comes to predicting the course of cyclonic storms – at least in the India seas. Cyclone ‘Amphan’, as we […]

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Cyclone Amphan: Odisha Targets Restoration Of Road Communication In 12 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has set a target to restore road communication in the State on a war footing as cyclone Amphan on Wednesday uprooted trees, electric poles and damaged houses in several parts of the State, especially in the coastal belt. “As per preliminary reports, several trees were uprooted, electric poles damaged and road communication […]

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Amid A Raging Amphan, Odisha Woman Delivers Baby Inside Fire Services Vehicle

Kendrapara: On a day when a super cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ was unleashing a trail of destruction in the coastal belts of Odisha, a woman delivered a baby girl inside a fire services vehicle in Kendrapara district while being rushed to the hospital. Pregnant woman being carried to CHC Mahakalapada (hospital) in Kendrapara by #Odisha Fire […]

Centre Approves Rs 128.23 Crore For Odisha As Additional Amphan Aid
Amphan Live Updates: Cyclone Crosses Landmass In Sunderbans

Super cyclone Amphan hit the landmass as an extremely severe cyclonic storm on West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) across Sunderbans between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm. It recorded a maximum sustained wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph during landfall, informed IMD DG, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra. The track […]

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Cyclone Amphan: LS Speaker, Top Party Leaders Offer Help To Odisha, WB

New Delhi: With less than 24 hours to go before cyclone Amphan makes landfall somewhere between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya Islands Bangladesh (as per IMD forecast), Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla spoke to more than a dozen MPs from Odisha and West Bengal, and urged them to ensure all possible help to people […]

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Cyclone Amphan: Odisha govt advises migrants against returning home in coastal districts

Bhubaneswar: With cyclone Amphan set to hit Odisha shores, the state government has asked officials to discourage migrants from returning to their hometown in coastal districts and insisted that food and accommodation arrangements be made for them. Additional Chief Secretary and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena, in an advisory issued on Tuesday, said […]

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Super cyclone Amphan weakens a bit, lakhs evacuated in West Bengal and Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Kolkata/New Delhi: Super cyclone Amphan weakened into an extremely severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday but still packed enough force to pulverise coastal districts of Odisha and West Bengal where lakhs of people were evacuated from vulnerable areas and shifted to safety, officials said. As it rumbled over the Bay of Bengal 510 km off the […]

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Potato, Onion Prices Skyrocket As Cyclone Amphan Nears Odisha Coast

Cuttack: As the super cyclonic storm Amphan inches closer to Odisha coast, potato and onion prices have skyrocketed in different parts of the state including Cuttack and Bhubaneswar with people resorting to panic buying. Though vegetable rates remained unchanged, prices of potato and onion have increased between 20% and 40% per kilogram. According to market […]

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Cyclone Amphan: Massive Arrangements To Restore Power, Telecom Services In Odisha, WB

Bhubaneswar: With cyclone Amphan expected to cause extensive damage to electricity and telecommunication network in Odisha and West Bengal, massive arrangements for restoration of these essential services post-cyclone have been made. “As telecom cables, antennas and towers get damaged during cyclone, a disaster preparedness plan has been operationalised after discussion with all telecom operators of […]

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Cyclone Amphan situation under control in Odisha so far: SRC Pradeep Jena

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is taking all precautionary measures to deal with cyclone Amphan and the situation is under control so far, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena in a press meet on Tuesday. Amphan is likely to make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh on Wednesday. He said the district administrations have started […]

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Cyclone Amphan: 41 NDRF Teams Deployed In Odisha, WB, Says SN Pradhan

New Delhi: A total of 41 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed in West Bengal and Odisha to deal with any emergency situation arising out of cyclone ‘Amphan’, NDRF chief S N Pradhan said on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference here, Pradhan said cyclone Amphan is a second disaster coming in the […]

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Super cyclone Amphan: 'Odisha leaves nothing to chance'

Bhubaneswar: Even as Super Cyclone Amphan is heading as per its projected path till now, Odisha government is not taking any chances and gearing up with highest level of preparedness. Odisha Chief Secretary, Asit Tripathy on Monday categorically stated that “Keeping past experiences in view where some cyclones went off track, Odisha is making all […]

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Super Cyclone Amphan Will Not Make Landfall In Odisha: IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: With millions in Odisha keeping their fingers crossed after the cyclonic storm Amphan over Bay of Bengal intensified into a Super Cyclone, India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday categorically stated that the system will not directly hit Odisha. While answering questions on social media, IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that cyclone Amphan will move […]

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Cyclone Amphan Impact: Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Trains' Route Diverted

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the threat posed by cyclone Amphan, the Indian Railways on Monday said that the New Delhi-Bhubaneswar special train will run on a diverted route for the next four days. A senior Railway Ministry official said that the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar AC Special Train starting from Bhubaneswar from May 19 to […]

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Cyclone Amphan To Intensify Into Super Cyclone: IMD DG

Bhubaneswar: As cyclone Amphan hurtles towards the coast, India Meteorological Department (IMD) DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Monday informed that the extremely severe cyclonic storm is very likely to intensify into a super cyclone. Speaking to OTV, Mohapatra said “Cyclone Amphan is gathering more strength and intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm at around 2.30 […]

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Cyclone Amphan: With 7 Lakh Expected To Be Affected, Odisha Swings Into Action Mode

Bhubaneswar: With the depression in Bay of Bengal intensifying into cyclonic storm Amphan, Odisha government is bracing up to face any situation as the storm is expected to re-curve and move towards north Odisha coast. Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba reviewed Odisha’s preparedness for the impending cyclone amidst ongoing COVID-19 management activities. While briefing the Cabinet […]

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Cyclone Amphan: Odisha To Shift Migrants From Covid-19 Quarantine Camps

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha braces up for a possible cyclone amid Covid crisis, just a year after being battered by one of the strongest tropical cyclone named Fani, the State government on Saturday announced to shift migrants lodged in various temporary medical camps after returning from other States. The State government categorically stated that the officials […]

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Cyclone Amphan: North Coastal Odisha On High Alert!

Bhubaneswar: A year-on after the strongest summer tropical cyclone in Bay of Bengal, Odisha seems to be staying at the receiving end of yet another disaster at a time when the entire world is battling COVID pandemic. As the low-pressure system over South-East Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea continues to intensify into […]

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Cyclone Alert: IMD Predicts Cyclonic Storm By May 16 Evening

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued a bulletin forecasting intensification of a presently developing low-pressure system into a cyclone by May 16 evening. “A low-pressure area has formed over South-East Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea in the morning of today, May 13. It is very likely to concentrate […]

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