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Heatwave conditions to prevail in eastern, peninsular India for 2 days; significant rains in some areas: Met office

New Delhi/IBNS: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a heat wave condition in the next two days over parts of east and peninsular India including Odisha and West Bengal.

Tripura emerges as a new mango hub, boosts commercial cultivation for profitable returns

Agartala/IBNS: Tripura, renowned for its agricultural excellence, has joined the ranks of leading mango-producing states, including West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan.

IMD issues 'cyclonic storm' alert to Odisha, West Bengal

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued a warning stating that a "cyclonic storm" may form in the Bay of Bengal by May 9, leading to "heavy to very heavy" rainfall in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and surrounding areas.

Cyclone Sitrang to hit four dists of West Bengal; Kolkata and other southern dists to be partially affected

Kolkata: A low-pressure area developed over the north Andaman sea and adjacent south Andaman sea deepened into a depression on Saturday morning, the IMD said in its bulletin.

World Environment Day: Excess vehicles on Bengal roads major cause of pollution; activists bat for cycle, tram for clean air

Kolkata:  The majority of the respondents of a perception study, conducted by an NGO working for environment conservation, feel that excess motor vehicles on West Bengal roads are the most important contributor to air pollution in the state.

Cyclone Ashani gradually loses its strength, turns into deep depression in West Bengal

Kolkata/UNI: Cyclone Ashani gradually lost its strength and turned into a deep depression, the weather office forecast stated on Tuesday, adding that scattered rains will be received in the southern part of West Bengal including Kolkata, Howrah, Purba Medinipur, North and South 24 Parganas and Nadia districts.

Cyclone Yaas may cross West Bengal by Wednesday evening

New Delhi/UNI: After making the fall at Dhamra port in Bhadrak district in Odisha in the morning, the Cyclone Yaas is likely to cross West Bengal coast by Wednesday evening.

Cyclone Yaas makes landfall in Odisha, Bengal on alert 

New Delhi: The landfall process of Cyclone Yaas has started north of Dhamra and south of Balasore in Odisha, the India Meteorological Department said on Wednesday.

Cyclone Yaas likely to hit West Bengal, Odisha on May 26

New Delhi/IBNS: A low pressure area is likely to form over North Andaman sea and adjoining east coast of Bay of Bengal around May 22 and may intensify into a cyclonic storm and reach West Bengal and Odisha coasts on May 26, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said Wednesday.

Doctors' forum writes to Mamata Banerjee expressing concern over air pollution in Bengal

Kolkata/IBNS: Leading doctors and doctors' forum across Bengal have written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee highlighting the health emergency situation due to air pollution and asking for urgent measures to be taken to fight against air pollution.

WBSEDCL introduces electric vehicles to reduce air pollution

Kolkata/IBNS; To ensure zero emission and reduce air pollution, the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has introduced three electric vehicles (EVs) to be used as official transportation.

West Bengal readies to face Cyclone Amphan

Digha (East Midnapore)/UNI: A silent, sombre frothy Digha awaits with a palpitated heart the unwelcome lashing of Cyclone Amphan on the seashore.

West Bengal and the UK join hands to tackle degradation in the Sundarbans delta

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal government's environment department  together with the British Deputy High Commission Kolkata and the Newcastle University, UK have joined hands as a ‘force for good’ to launch Living Deltas Transdisciplinary Research Hub funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF).

Cyclone Bulbul: CS holds meeting, flight operation shut till Sunday morning

second review meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), to monitor the situation and preparedness to deal with 'Very Severe Cyclone Bulbul' over the Bay of Bengal, which is likely to the affect coastal districts of the state and Odisha.

After India, Cyclone Fani now moves towards Bangladesh

Kolkata, May 4 (UNI)The fast weakening cyclone Fani proved virtually harmless as it passed through West Bengal and headed towards north-east and Bangladesh early this morning.