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Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Highlights: Bandhan Bank services impacted in some areas of West Bengal, Odisha

NDRF Chief SN Pradhan said that around 5 lakh people have been evacuated from West Bengal and 2,37,296 have been evacuated from Odisha.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 22, 2020 13:28 IST
Highlights: Bandhan Bank services impacted in some areas of West Bengal, Odisha

Cyclone Amphan, one of the strongest cyclonic storms in decades, caused havoc in the states of West Bengal and Odisha . Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to West Bengal on Friday to conduct an aerial survey of the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that 72 people have died so far. The Bengal government has announced a compensation of 2 lakh to the families of the deceased. Odisha reported two deaths and NDRF Chief SN Pradhan said that situation in the state is under control. NDRF Chief SN Pradhan also said that around 5 lakh people have been evacuated from West Bengal and 2,37,296 have been evacuated from Odisha.

Here are the latest updates on Cyclone Amphan

10:39 PM IST

Bandhan Bank services impacted in some areas of West Bengal, Odisha due to cyclone Amphan

Kolkata-headquartered Bandhan Bank on Thursday said its services have been impacted in some areas of West Bengal and Odisha due to Amphan and the cyclone is likely to impact business worth 260 crore.

08:45 PM IST

PM Modi will take part in review meetings where aspects of relief and rehabilitation will be discussed: PMO

Tomorrow, PM Narendra Modi will travel to West Bengal and Odisha to take stock of the situation in the wake of Cyclone Amphan. He will conduct aerial surveys and take part in review meetings, where aspects of relief and rehabilitation will be discussed: PMO

08:27 PM IST

PM Modi to undertake aerial survey of cyclone-affected areas on Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to undertake aerial survey of cyclone-affected areas on Friday: Government Spokesperson

07:24 PM IST

50-60 Kmph wind expected in Bangladesh, Meghalaya for next 3 hours: IMD

India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director-General Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Thursday said the wind having the speed of 50-60 Kmph is expected in Bangladesh and Meghalaya for the next three hours.

06:42 PM IST

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today took an aerial survey of districts affected by cyclone Amphan

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today took an aerial survey of districts affected by the cyclone Amphan in the state.

06:00 PM IST

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba held a meeting to review post-cyclone scenario in Odisha

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba today held a meeting with Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy through video conference, to review the immediate post-cyclone scenario in the state.

04:47 PM IST

Assam, Meghalaya to receive rainfall today, says IMD Chief

India Meteorological Department Chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said the states of Assam and Meghalaya will experience rainfall with wind speeds gusting to 50 kmph.

04:45 PM IST

Latest technology was used to monitor cyclone movement, says IMD Chief

India Meteorological Department Chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that the latest technology was used to monitor Cyclone Amphan. He also said that developed numerical weather prediction models were used for conducting a successful forecast of the cyclonic storm.

04:27 PM IST

Around 5 lakh evacuated from West Bengal, says NDRF

NDRF Chief SN Pradhan also mentioned that around 5 lakh people have been evacuated from the state of West Bengal. A total 2,37,296 people have been evacuated from the state of Odisha.

04:22 PM IST

4 additional teams being airlifted to Kolkata: NDRF Chief

NDRF Chief SN Pradhan said that 4 more additional teams have been deployed in Kolkata. 2 teams are from Rajali Airbase in Chennai and the other 2 teams are from Pune.

04:19 PM IST

Situation in Odisha under control, says NDRF

NDRF Chief SN Pradhan said that the situation in the state of Odisha amid the impact of Cyclone Amphan has been under control. He also mentioned that all 20 teams of the specialised force deployed in the state are engaged in restoration work.

04:17 PM IST

Request PM Modi to visit cyclone affected areas: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the areas affected by Cyclone Amphan, reports PTI.

04:04 PM IST

72 people died in West Bengal due to Cyclone Amphan: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that a total of 72 people have lost their lives due to Cyclone Amphan, reports ANI.

03:52 PM IST

Bengal govt announces 2 lakh compensation for the deceased

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the state government has announced a compensation of 2 lakhs to the families of those killed in Cyclone Amphan, reports PTI.

03:38 PM IST

Cyclone Amphan weakens into deep depression, centred over Bangladesh

The India Meteorological Department said that at 11.30 this morning, Cyclone Amphan further weakened into a deep depression and centred itself over Bangladesh. The IMD further stated that the cyclonic storm will continue to move towards the north-northeastwards direction.

First published: May 21, 2020 07:16 IST