Amphan: 80 dead in Bengal, ‘state suffered damage worth ₹1 lakh cr’

PM Narendra Modi made an aerial survey of the Amphan-hit areas of Bengal and Odisha and announced interim relief packages for the states. Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said her state suffered damages worth ₹1 lakh crore. Read More
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Amphan impact ‘more severe than Aila’, Bengal death toll 72

Supercyclone Amphan, which made landfall in southern West Bengal, killed 72 people in the state and left a trail of devastation. Officials said its impact was more severe than Cyclone Aila, which hit the state in May 1999. Read More
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Supercyclone Amphan kills at least 12 after making landfall in Bengal

The severe tropical cyclonic storm Amphan made landfall in West Bengal’s Sagar island, on Wednesday afternoon. Odisha missed a direct hit as the supercyclone changed course slightly. So far, there are reports of 12 deaths in Bengal. Read More
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Cyclone Vayu moves towards sea, will not hit Gujarat

The Indian Meteorological Department announced that Cyclone Vayu will not hit Gujarat on the Saurashtra coast as it has moved towards the sea. Read More
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Cyclone Fani: Odisha moving 8 lakh people, agencies on high alert

Cyclone Fani is expected to make landfall in Odisha around Friday noon. The Category 4 hurricane has now intensified into an “extremely severe cyclonic storm” with wind speed likely to hit 200kmph at the time of landfall. Read More
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Meghalaya mine: Navy, Army men called back from rescue ops

Amid escalated tension between India and Pakistan, Indian Navy and Army personnel occupied in rescue operations at the collapsed rat-hole mine in Meghalaya were called back on Friday, according to the officials. Read More
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Meghalaya: Navy finds body of a trapped miner after over a month

The Indian Navy divers working on the rescue operations spotted a body of a person more than a month after 15 labourers were trapped inside an illegal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills. Read More
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One month on, no headway in finding trapped Meghalaya miners

A month after the collapse and flooding of an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district, the rescue operation still continues despite no hopes of the survival of the 15 workers trapped in the “rat hole”. Read More
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Meghalaya miners: Huge pump being deployed in rescue op

All hopes for the trapped miners are now pinned on a huge pump from state miner Coal India Ltd, which is being deployed on a concrete platform near the mine. Read More
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Meghalaya: Supreme Court ‘dissatisfied’ over mine rescue op

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, while expressing concern for miners trapped in an illegal coal mine since December 13, has asked Meghalaya government as why it has not succeeded in rescuing miners until now. Read More
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