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Calcutta High Court orders an inquiry into Cyclone Amphan relief corruption

Kolkata/UNI: Calcutta High Court on Tuesday asked the Comptroller and Auditor General of India to investigate into the alleged Cyclone Amphan’s relief corruption incident and submit a report in the next three months.

West Bengal shares details of Amphan damages of over Rs. 1 lakh crore with IMCT

Kolkata/IBNS: The West Bengal government on Saturday shared with the Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) the details of the damages worth Rs. 1,02,442 crore caused due to super cyclone Amphan that has left a trail of devastation in the eastern state.

Ahead of 2021 assembly elections Mamata Banerjee warns party against corruption and infighting

Kolkata/IBNS: Trinamool supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has told her party to refrain from discriminating against coronavirus pandemic and Cyclone Amphan affected people based on political affiliation and corruption in the state's public distribution system.

Bengal's political cauldron boils again as Mamata and BJP fish in Covid waters

Kolkata/IBNS: The pandemic Novel Coronavirus and super cyclone Amphan may have claimed several lives in West Bengal but served some political agendas to two political foes in the state, Mamata Banerjee-led ruling Trinamool Congress and rising opposition the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

High-powered central team begins surveying Amphan-hit areas in West Bengal

Kolkata/UNI: A high-powered central team on Friday began surveying the impact and damages, especially in the two contiguous districts of South and North 24 Parganas, caused on the people and property by the super cyclone Amphan, in which at least 98 people were killed and left trails of destruction on May 20, official sources said.

French President Emanuel Macron underscores India's role in ensuring equitable access to Covid-19 diagnostics, treatment and immunization

New Delhi/IBNS: French President Emanuel Macron has stressed on India's role in making equitable access to diagnostics, treatment and immunization amid the Covid-19 pandemic, in a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing his condolences for the loss of life in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, said a media report.

Central team to visit West Bengal today for ground assessment of Cyclone Amphan impact

New Delhi/Kolkata/IBNS: Almost 15 days after severe cyclonic storm Amphan devastated  large parts of the coastal districts of West Bengal, an Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) will arriving on Thursday for making ground level assessment of the damages, sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Wednesday late night.

Cyclone Amphan sparks TMC squabble, Sadhan Pandey accuses Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim of failure

Kolkata/IBNS: Triggering an internal clash in the wake of the super Cyclone Amphan's devastation, West Bengal’s Consumer Affairs Minister and Trinamool Congress MLA Sadhan Pandey slammed Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) administrator Firhad Hakim for not being able to restore power and water supply to several parts of the city till now.

Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury requests PM Modi to deploy more Army personnel in Amphan-hit Bengal

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deploy more Army personnel to manage the post-Cyclone Amphan situation in West Bengal, blaming the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government for the prevalent mismanagement in the state.

BJP-TMC faceoff as Dilip Ghosh en-route to his constituency stopped by police

Kolkata/IBNS: A new faceoff between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal occurred on Sunday after the saffron party chief Dilip Ghosh, who was on his way to Medinipur Lok Sabha constituency to assess the cyclone Amphan-affected areas, was stopped by police.

Bengal Guv urges people to remain calm, asks govt to act fast in restoring services

Kolkata/IBNS/UNI: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Sunday urged the Mamata Banerjee government and its agencies to be in overdrive to restore essential services for the people post super Cyclone Amphan's wreckage even as the Indian Army swung into action to clear obstacles created by largescale falling of trees on roads affecting supply of drinking water and electricity.

Cyclone Amphan: Army deployed in Bengal as state govt seeks support to restore normalcy

Kolkata/IBNS: The Indian Army on Saturday provided three columns to assist the Kolkata administration while two more columns were sent to North and South 24 Paraganas district to help the authorities in restoring normalcy in the wake of massive destruction inflicted by Cyclone Amphan, said reports.

West Bengal seeks Army support from Centre to manage post-Amphan situation

Kolkata/New Delhi/IBNS: The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal on Saturday sought the support of the Indian Army from the central government to mange the post-Cyclone Amphan situation in the state.

Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi announces Rs. 500 crore as 'advance assistance' for Odisha

Bhubaneswar/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced Rs. 500 crore as an "advance assistance" for the eastern state of Odisha which was hit by Cyclone Amphan along with West Bengal.

Modi announces advance Rs. 1,000 cr for Bengal to recover from Cyclone Amphan, praises Mamata govt

Kolkata/Basirhat/IBNS: To combat the devastating impact of Cyclone Amphan which hit southern parts of West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced an advance Rs. 1,000 crore for the state after an administrative meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and some union ministers were also present.