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Days after ‘very severe’ Cyclone Nivar wreaks havoc, Tamil Nadu now fears storm on 2 December
India

Days after ‘very severe’ Cyclone Nivar wreaks havoc, Tamil Nadu now fears storm on 2 December

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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

31 dead in rain-related incidents in Telangana, Andhra, Maharashtra; heavy damage in Karnataka
India

31 dead in rain-related incidents in Telangana, Andhra, Maharashtra; heavy damage in Karnataka

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

Heavy rains disrupt normal life in parts of Telangana, roads water-logged in Hyderabad
India

Heavy rains disrupt normal life in parts of Telangana, roads water-logged in Hyderabad

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

Case of the disappearing hilsa: Prized catch eludes fishermen's nets in Bangladesh's peak season
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Case of the disappearing hilsa: Prized catch eludes fishermen's nets in Bangladesh's peak season

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
India

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
India

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.

Cyclone Amphan: Global warming could make cyclones more dangerous, harder to predict
science

Cyclone Amphan: Global warming could make cyclones more dangerous, harder to predict

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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

Low pressure area formed over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm by 16 May, warns IMD
India

Low pressure area formed over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm by 16 May, warns IMD

A low pressure area, the first step in the formation of a cyclone, was formed over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea on Wednesday morning, the IMD said.

Bangladesh's Jaladash community of fisherfolk dwindles under onslaught of climate change, state apathy
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Bangladesh's Jaladash community of fisherfolk dwindles under onslaught of climate change, state apathy

Almost no member of the Jaladash community owns any land, so farming or aquaculture are not options open to them. They use the same fishing nets that their ancestors did.

Mamata Banerjee accuses Centre of withholding financial assistance from West Bengal's Gangasagar Mela, but granting funds to Kumbh Mela
Politics

Mamata Banerjee accuses Centre of withholding financial assistance from West Bengal's Gangasagar Mela, but granting funds to Kumbh Mela

'Gangasagar Mela is at par with the Kumbh Mela. The Centre provides funds for Kumbh Mela but does not extend financial assistance for Gangasagar', said West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee