Trinamool Congress councilor from ward number 2 of North Barrackpore Municipality, Champa Das has been shot at by miscreants in West Bengal. She has been admitted to a hospital. She has suffered bullet injuries in her left leg.
Hero Cycles CMD Pankaj Munjal said that there has been increase in sales in parts of Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha after return of migrant workers during coronavirus-induced lockdown. "Major thing I am observing, people are opting for cycles for fitness, which is a good thing for the country," he added.
Locals blocked a road in Kolkata's Baghajatin area on May 26 to demonstrate a protest against administration's negligence against post cyclone 'Amphan' help in the state. They demanded restoration of electricity and water supply as their daily lives have been badly hit due to the cyclonic storm. One of the locals said, "It is being reported in media that electricity has been restored here but we don't have electricity and water since last 6 days. We are suffering. We haven't received any help from administration." Cyclone 'Amphan' crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans on May 20.
Odisha Fire Service (ODF) teams left for West Bengal for restoration work post-cyclone Amphan. Central Government had also announced Rs 1500 crore relief fund for West Bengal and Odisha. Cyclone 'Amphan' crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans on May 20.
In the view of cyclone Amphan, residents of Ramnagar I panchayat, Digha of East Midnapore were shifted at 'Multipurpose Cyclone Shelter' in West Bengal. Arrangement of foods has also been done for them at the shelter. Several damages were caused by the cyclone in West Bengal and Odisha after making landfall on May 20.
Rooftop of a school in Howrah was blown away by strong winds as cyclone 'Amphan' hit the state on May 20. Cyclone Amphan crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans.
Asansol received heavy rain and strong winds due to cyclone 'Amphan'. Local lives got affected due to it. Cyclone 'Amphan' crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel cleared electricity wires and uprooted trees off the road between Digha in East Midnapore district and Odisha border. The landfall process of cyclone Amphan commenced since 2:30 PM and will continue for about 4 hours.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel made announcements for people in Digha of East Midnapore district, as a part of their awareness drive, ahead of the landfall of Amphan Cyclone. The cyclone is likely to hit Indian coasts on May 20. 2nd Battalion of NDRF, Assistant Commandant Abhishek Kr Gaurav said, "We're requesting people to follow instructions of government and administration. We're also requesting them to follow procedure as per preparations made by government."
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on July 03 chaired high level meeting on preparedness to tackle flood situation in different parts of country. Senior officials of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Home Ministry joined the meeting. Floods have adversely affected lives in Assam.
A team of 1st battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescued a person who was trapped under a heavy concrete boulder at Kahilipara, Guwahati. He was admitted to a hospital. The landslide was triggered by the incessant rains. Earlier this month, over 18 people were killed in several landslides in Assam.
Two persons died in massive fire that broke at Oil India's gas well in Assam's Tinsukia on June 9. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are present at the spot. Flames continue to erupt from the gas well.
Massive fire continues to rage at Oil India's gas well in Assam's Tinsukia on June 10. Fire broke out at the gas well at Baghjan in Assam's Tinsukia on June 09. Teams of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and fire rangers are present at the spot. Gas was leaking from well since couple of weeks. Well caught fire during clearing operation.
A massive fire broke out at the gas well of Oil India Ltd at Baghjan in Assam's Tinsukia on June 09. "Well is flowing gas uncontrollably," stated Oil India Ltd on June 08. A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is present at the spot to take the situation under control. More details are awaited.
A horrific incident came to light where a crocodile was allegedly killed and eaten by some people at Kaladapalli village under Podia block in Odisha's Malkangiri. District Forest Officer Pradeep Mirase said, "Three teams have been formed to investigate the matter."
Sale of liquor began in Odisha amid unlock 2.0 on July 01. Liquor shops reopened after gap of over 3 months in Bhubaneswar amid coronavirus pandemic. Liquor will be sold through both online and offline mediums to customers. Wearing face masks is compulsory while buying alcohol as per government guidelines. There are over 1800 active cases of COVID-19 in Odisha.
The return journey of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra will commence on July 01. The preparations are underway in Puri for the return journey and in view of COVID-19, the temple was also sanitized. The annual chariot festival of Puri, known as 'Rath Yatra' of Lord Jagannath, began on June 23 this year.
A part of Odisha's Nayagarh Sub-Jail has been converted into a vegetable garden. This initiative was begun by Jail Superintendent Umesh Chandra Balbantaray. Nayagarh Sub-Jail is situated hilly area. While speaking to ANI, the Superintendent of Nayagarh Sub-Jail, Umesh Chandra Balbantaray said, "Once a person is convicted he is psychologically affected. If they are engaged at jail garden, they will get some incentive." "That incentive will be deposited in their savings account in the local post office. Their family members will be benefitted through this account," he added. "After the convicts are released, they will be at a stage where they will be capable to work or earn," the Jail Superintendent further stated.