The fire at Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar district broke out in the late afternoon and spread quickly through at least four blocks
Amitav Ghosh on his book Jungle Nama, folk traditions: 'We have to find ways to make reading collaborative'
Through his new book Jungle Nama — written completely in verse, with artwork by Salman Toor — the writer wishes to uphold and celebrate folk traditions of storytelling by engaging with diverse mediums such as audiobooks, graphic novels and video-gaming.
Cyclone Burevi to make landfall in Sri Lanka later today; India issues red alert, bans fishing till Friday
The cyclonic storm will pack gusts of up to 100 kms an hour when it makes landfall late in Sri Lanka before moving west and hitting India around 24 hours later, forecasters said
Depression forms over Bay of Bengal, to intensify soon, says IMD; likely to cause rainfall over Tamil Nadu, Kerala
In south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at a few places and extremely heavy showers at isolated places on 3 December, as per the weather agency
The storm is likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next 24 hours and further into a cyclonic storm, following which it is expected to cross the Sri Lanka coast on 2 December, the IMD predicted
Cold weather prevails in north India; Tamil Nadu, Pondichery likely to receive more rainfall next week
Delhi's air quality also improved to the "moderate" category due to favourable wind speed and is likely to get even better, according to the Centre's Air Quality Early Warning System
IMD says depression over Bay of Bengal moving away from West Bengal, heavy rains unlikely during Durga Puja
However, the IMD added that 'light to moderate' rain is likely in isolated pockets and cautioned fishermen against venturing into the sea on Friday
Indian, Sri Lankan navies begin Slinex 2020: Three-day exercise to highlight 'growing congruence' between two countries
The Indian Navy will deploy anti-submarine warfare corvettes INS Kamorta and INS Kiltan as well as a sizeable number of advanced light helicopters, Chetak helicopter and Dornier maritime patrol aircraft
Heavy rainfall claims 47 lives in over three days in Maharashtra, flood situation remains grim in Karnataka
IMD also said that a low-pressure area brewing over the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause rainfall in Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal during the Durga Puja festival
While 15 people died in Hyderabad following incessant rainfall, 10 people were killed in rain-related incidents across Andhra Pradesh in the last 48 hours. In Maharashtra, six people died in a wall collapse triggered by heavy rains
GHMC Commissioner DS Lokesh Kumar urged people to vacate dilapidated buildings and sheds while Bhadradri-Kothagudem district administration urged people not to venture out till water receded
Overfishing had decimated Hilsa stocks in this part of the world until the Bangladeshi government imposed a ban in March and April, when the juvenile fish are growing up and moving out to sea.
With ill-conceived resettlement schemes, Chennai's river restoration projects weigh heavily on riverside poor
Sathyavani Muthu Nagar is one of hundreds of informal settlements in the process of being demolished by Chennai officials — part of a vast effort, they say, to restore the city’s heavily polluted and constricted waterways.
How the shrinking island of Mousuni in the Sundarbans underlines the region's growing concerns about rapid land loss
In the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, a small island lying on the border of the Sundarbans tells the tale of the ecological and economic damage sustained by the mangrove forests guarding the east coast of the country.
Last year, the cyclone season was a monster with six severe, six very severe, and three extremely severe cyclone storms.
Cyclone Amphan likely to hit West Bengal tomorrow: Why do we name catastrophes and how cyclonic storms get their names
For tropical cyclones developing in the North Indian Ocean, countries like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan and Thailand send their names to the regional tropical cyclone committee
Cyclone Amphan: Cyclonic storm to make landfall on West Bengal coast on Wednesday; 200-250 mm rain likely to lash Bengal, Odisha coast
Cyclone Amphan, which has been intensifying over the Bay of Bengal, will most probably make landfall over West Bengal on 20 May.
Cyclone Amphan: PM Narendra Modi reviews situation; 25 NDRF teams deployed on ground, 24 teams on standby in other parts of India
Cyclone 'Amphan' intensified into a super cyclonic storm on Monday and is likely to move across the northeast Bay of Bengal
Cyclone Amphan: Narendra Modi to chair high-level meet this evening; storm likely to intensify into super cyclone by Monday evening
Cyclonic storm Amphan is likely to intensify into a super cyclone by Monday evening and hit the West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts as a very severe cyclone with a wind speed upto 185 km per hour on Wednesday, the home ministry said.
Cyclone Amphan to intensify by 16 May; IMD warns of heavy rainfall across Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Odisha and West Bengal
IMD said that Cyclone Amphan is likely to bring heavy rain in some parts of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on 15 and 16 May, in parts of coastal Odisha on Tuesday, and in a few places in West Bengal on Wednesday