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Bay of Bengal: Northeastern part of the Indian Ocean
The Bay of Bengal is the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean, bounded on the west and northwest by India, on the north by Bangladesh, and on the east by Myanmar and the Andaman Islands of India and Myanmar and the Nicobar Islands of India. Its southern limit is a line between Sangaman Kanda, Sri Lanka and the north westernmost point of Sumatra (Indonesia). It is the largest water region called a bay in the world. There are countries dependent on the Bay of Bengal in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

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Cyclone kills at least 82 in India and Bangladesh [Video]

Cyclone kills at least 82 in India and Bangladesh

The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in more than a decade has killed at least 82 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Joe Davies reports.

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Deadly cyclone kills at least 14 in India and Bangladesh [Video]

Deadly cyclone kills at least 14 in India and Bangladesh

A deadly cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes. Gloria Tso reports.

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India, Bangladesh brace as super cyclone is poised for landfall [Video]

India, Bangladesh brace as super cyclone is poised for landfall

India and Bangladesh are evacuating millions before the path of Tropical Cyclone Amphan.

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With wind speed of 200-240 kmph, Amphan Cyclone moving towards north-westward: IMD [Video]

With wind speed of 200-240 kmph, Amphan Cyclone moving towards north-westward: IMD

IMD Chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Amphan Cyclone said that this is the most intense cyclone which has been formed in Bay of Bengal after 1999. He informed that its wind speed in the sea is 200-240 kmph..

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India and Bangladesh brace for super cyclone [Video]

India and Bangladesh brace for super cyclone

Coronavirus quarantine shelters in India were being converted to cyclone shelters ahead of a super storm expected to inflict large scale damage across India and Bangladesh.

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Cyclone Amphan: NDRF campaigns in WB's Sagar Island to create awareness among masses [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: NDRF campaigns in WB's Sagar Island to create awareness among masses

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on May 17 made preparations in West Bengal's Sagar Island as cyclone Amphan has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm. The NDRF team is also doing..

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12 killed as cyclone Amphan batters Bengal at 165kmph

Barrelling in from the Bay of Bengal with wind speeds of up to 185kmph, severe cyclonic storm Amphan on Wednesday cut a swathe through northern Odisha before bearing down on West Bengal, where it..
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Bangladesh moves Rohingya to island shelters as huge cyclone nears

Authorities in Bangladesh have moved hundreds of Rohingya refugees living on a flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal to storm shelters as super cyclone Amphan, the strongest recorded in the region,..
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'Amphan' weakens into extremely severe cyclonic storm; 41 NDRF teams deployed in Odisha, Bengal

Amphan lay centred over Westcentral and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal, about 320 km nearly south of Paradip (Odisha), 470 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal) and 610 km south-southwest of..
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'Amphan' still intensifying, only Super Cyclone in Bay of Bengal since 2,000: Skymet Weather

The private weather company warned that the wind speed is likely to cross 275kmph, which has rarely ever been achieved in the past.
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Cyclone Amphan intensifies into a ‘supercyclonic storm’

With the cyclone Amphan over Bay of Bengal intensifying into a ‘super cyclonic storm’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed response preparedness as well as evacuation plans of disaster..
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PM Modi reviews Cyclone Amphan situation in meeting with MHA, NDMA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a high-level meeting with officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to review the Cyclone..
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'Amphan' to intensify into super cyclone by evening: MHA

Cyclonic storm 'Amphan' is likely to intensify into a super cyclone by Monday evening and hit the West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts as a very severe cyclone with a wind speed up to 185 km per hour on..
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'Amphan' intensifies into severe cyclonic storm: MeT department

Cyclone Amphan gathered strength and intensified into a severe cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal on Sunday, raising the likelihood of heavy rainfall coupled with high-velocity wind in several..
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Amphan to turn into extremely severe cyclonic storm on May 19, to cross Odisha and West Bengal on May 20

The IMD on Saturday said the deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal intensified into a Cyclonic storm - called 'Amphan'. It will turn into an extremely severe Cyclonic storm on May 19 and bring..
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Cyclone 'Amphan' likely to intensify over Bay of Bengal in next 24 hours; might turn into 'Severe Cyclonic Storm'

It is likely to intensify into a 'Cyclonic Storm' by 12.00 noon and 'Severe Cyclonic Storm' in the next 24 hours.
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Cyclone Amphan headed towards WB, Odisha, Andaman; to intensify over Bay of Bengal soon

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Bangladesh quarantines hundreds of Rohingya boat people on island: officials

The Bangladesh navy has rescued around 280 Rohingya Muslims from the Bay of Bengal, towing their stranded boat to an island where they will be quarantined as a precaution against the coronavirus, coast..
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Normal monsoon likely; Bay of Bengal area set to get below-normal rains: WMO-led forum


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U.N. concerned over 'grave immediate risk' to Rohingya refugees on boats

The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR voiced mounting concern on Thursday over a “grave immediate risk” to Rohingya refugees aboard boats in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, urging Southeast Asian..
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Dozens of Rohingya refugees missing, 15 confirmed dead after boat capsizes

Dozens of Rohingya refugees were missing and 15 confirmed dead on Tuesday after a ship carrying about 130 people capsized in the Bay of Bengal while trying to reach Malaysia, a Bangladesh coast guard..
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Boat capsizes in Bangladesh killing 15 Rohingya refugees

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(CNN)A vessel carrying Rohingya refugees capsized in the Bay of Bengal Tuesday, killing at least 15 people, Bangladeshi authorities told CNN. The wooden fishing boat carrying 130 Rohingya capsized near..
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At least 15 Rohingya die in boat capsize, dozens missing

At least 15 Rohingya Muslim refugees died and many more were missing on Tuesday, after a ship carrying about 130 people capsized in the Bay of Bengal while trying to reach Malaysia, a Bangladesh coast..
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Eye on China, South gets 1st Sukhoi squad with BrahMos

India now has a new lethal weapons platform to keep a ‘strategic eye’ over the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), especially the Bay of Bengal, as well as carry out ‘long-range precision strikes’..
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Bangladesh coast guard rescues 122 Rohingya from sinking boat

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DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh coast guard rescued 122 Rohingya Muslim refugees from the Bay of Bengal on Thursday as the boat they had boarded to illegally flee to Malaysia started sinking due to a..
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India, US tri-services disaster relief exercise from November 13

The first tri-Service exercise between India and the US, which will largely focus on amphibious HADR (humanitarian relief and disaster relief) operations, will kick off along the eastern coast in the..
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NDRF deploys 16 teams to deal with cyclonic situation in West Bengal, Odisha

Earlier on Friday, the IMD said that 'Cyclone Bulbul' formed over the Bay of Bengal has intensified and is set to head towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts. Following which the NDRF on Friday..
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Cyclone 'Bulbul' likely to intensify into 'Severe' Cyclonic Storm, IMD issues warning

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into east-central Bay of Bengal and east-central & adjoining northeast Arabian Sea and along & off Gujarat & north Maharashtra coasts.
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Heavy rain lashes Odisha, more downpour forecast for next 3 days

Heavy rain lashed parts of Odisha since Tuesday due to a low pressure area over Bay of Bengal, disrupting normal life even as more downpour was forecast in the next three days. The low pressure area,..
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Northeast monsoon arrives in south India, moderate rains expected: IMD

The northeast monsoon which was expected to reach the southern states on October 17, arrived a day earlier said S Balachandran, the South Zone Head of the IMD. Isolated places in Tamil Nadu, Southern..
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India-US to hold first tri-service exercise in November

The first-ever tri-Service exercise between India and the US will focus on large-scale amphibious HADR (humanitarian relief and disaster relief) operations along the eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal..
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Depression may bring heavy rainfall in Gujarat

The system combined with an east-west trough from Saurashtra to east-central Bay of Bengal is likely to cause heavy rainfall across several districts in the state.
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India successfully tests air-to-air missile Astra

India's indigenously designed air-to-air missile Astra was successfully test-fired from the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha on Tuesday. The Astra is capable of engaging targets of different..
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Gujarat clocks over 100% of average annual rains

Private weather forecaster Skymet said that a low-pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal was expected to move in a westerly direction bringing rains to Gujarat particularly South Gujarat.
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Red alert in 3 districts in Kerala; flood toll climbs to 88

The red alert has been sounded in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki on Tuesday and in northern districts of Malappuram and Kozhikode on Wednesday, IMD sources said adding over 20 cms of rains are..
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Ships and aircrafts on high alert

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Fast-expanding Indian city forced to use trains to bring in drinking water

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Good rains in interiors, Mumbai to remain dry

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When contacted, official spokesperson of the ministry of defence Col Aman Anand told TOI that there were no updates about the AN-32 aircraft that went missing three years ago.
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