Cyclone 'Yaas': 20 lakh evacuated; four dead

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 19:55:53 IST - kolkata

Thick sheets of rain blurred the vast coastline, as the cyclone made landfall around 9 am near Dhamra port in Odisha, with surging waters swamping the mud-and-thatch houses in the low-lying areas, where a massive evacuation drive has been undertaken to move more than 20 lakh people to safety.

Cyclone 'Yaas': Rain pounds coastal Odisha

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 18:51:45 IST - kolkata

Cyclone 'Yaas' wreaked havoc in the beach towns in north Odisha and neighbouring West Bengal, as it hit the coast around 9 am with wind speeds of 130-140 kmph, inundating low- lying areas amid a storm surge, officials said.

WB ex-CM Buddhadeb's condition stable: Hosp

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 17:32:34 IST - kolkata

The health condition of former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is stable and he is responding to commands, the private hospital where he is undergoing treatment said in a statement on Wednesday.

4-time MLA dies of post-Covid complications

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 18:46:46 IST - kolkata

Four-time Gossaigaon MLA Majendra Narzary died due to post-Covid complications at a state-run hospital in Guwahati on Wednesday, its doctors said.

WB: 1 cr people affected, 3L houses damaged

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 16:14:23 IST - kolkata

Yaas: 1 dead after tree branch falls on him in Keonjhar

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 13:38:25 IST - kolkata

A 50-year-old man died after a branch of a tree fell on him at Panchupali village under Anandpur block of Keonjhar district around 7am on Wednesday amid Cyclone Yaas triggered heavy winds.

Sputnik V might be available in Guwahati hosps next wk

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 13:34:54 IST - kolkata

Suppliers of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid vaccine are in talks with private healthcare institutions in Assam, expressing willingness to deliver the doses.

Kolkata: Complexes take e-route to get Yaas-ready

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 04:09:00 IST - kolkata

The social media groups of residents in high-rises and residential complexes which were being used by resident welfare associations to provide help to the dwellers during the pandemic have pivoted to disseminate information regarding the cyclone and other logistical supports.

Yaas landfall: Seawater gushes into coastal areas

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 11:15:54 IST - kolkata

The Cyclone Yaas landfall has begun near Dhamra port in Odisha at 9.15am on Wednesday, even as strong winds and heavy tides saw seawater ingress in many coastal towns and villages in Odisha and West Bengal ahead of the landfall.

75,000 Covaxin doses arrive in West Bengal

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 04:37:00 IST - kolkata

After getting 2 lakh doses of Covishield after midnight on Monday, Bengal received another consignment of 75,000 doses of Covaxin early on Tuesday.

Yaas Cyclone: Landfall process began at 9am in Odisha

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 10:22:47 IST - kolkata

While the cyclone amid pandemic has doubled the people’s agony, the ferocity of the storm would be less than what was predicted earlier, the IMD chief said, adding the overall impact may be less than the recent Cyclone Tauktae that hit Gujarat and last year’s Amphan that battered West Bengal and parts of north Odisha.

Covid positive Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee taken to hospital

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 04:31:00 IST - kolkata

Former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was admitted to a private hospital on Tuesday with shortness of breath and drowsiness.