Locusts attack, a cyclone, forest fires and heatwave add to India's miseries in the middle of COVID-19 pandemic
Locusts, a global pandemic, ravaging cyclone, a deadly heatwave and raging forest fires have all but crushed India's efforts to get back on track at a time when it is dealing with its worst economic crisis since Independence.
Dotted with makeshift bookstalls along both sides of the road, College Street is a one-of-a-kind book market in the world that draws locals and tourists alike from every nook and cranny of the globe.
Cyclone Amphan: Army deployed in parts of West Bengal for restoration work following request from state govt
The Army was deployed in Kolkata and neighbouring districts on Saturday for the restoration of essential infrastructure and services in the wake of the destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, a defence official said.
Cyclone Amphan: Narendra Modi announces Rs 1,000-cr aid for Bengal, Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased; toll jumps to 80
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an advance assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for restoration work in areas in West Bengal that were decimated by cyclone 'Amphan'
Cyclone Amphan leaves 80 dead, millions without power in West Bengal; Narendra Modi arrives in Kolkata
Many parts of Kolkata, home to more than 14 million people, were under water, and its airport was closed briefly by flooding.
72 dead as Cyclone Amphan weakens into deep depression after battering Bengal; 'worse than coronavirus' says Mamata as Modi vows support
Amphan weakened into a deep depression on Thursday afternoon and moved over to Bangladesh but not before leaving at least a dozen dead and wreaking devastation on several parts of West Bengal, including Kolkata.
Cyclone Amphan Updates: Heavy to very heavy rainfall expected in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal, says IMD
Cyclone Amphan LIVE Updates: Director General of National Disaster Relief Force informed the media today that four additional teams of NDRF will be airlifted to Kolkata to boost the rescue and relief operations
Super Cylone Amphan leaves at least 12 dead, several parts of West Bengal ravaged; 'worse than coronavirus,' claims Mamata Banerjee
Super Cyclone Amphan has killed at least 12 persons and ravaged Kolkata and several parts of West Bengal as it left behind a trail of destruction by uprooting trees, destroying thousands of homes and swamping low-lying areas of the state.