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Floodwater gushes through a street following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, 14 October, 2020.| PTI

Pollute oceans and it’ll come back at us like it did in Andhra, Telangana: Manpreet Badal

We don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cyclones Ockhi and Amphan and continue to dump toxic wastes in the Indian Ocean. Our punishment this time could be severe.
Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh leads a rally Friday | Photo: ANI

BJP’s big Bengal plan for October — Amit Shah puja visit, women’s defence training, protests

BJP will train its women workers in self-defence ‘against TMC goons’, conduct marches with youth and farmers, and woo Bengal voters in Durga Puja pandals.
Villagers walking on a broken dyke in Bainara village in Hingalganj, North 24 Parganas. | Photo: Madhuparna Das/ThePrint

Plastic tents on shaky dykes — Bengal’s Amphan-hit villages are waiting for help 60 days on

Amid corruption charges over the relief package in West Bengal after Cyclone Amphan, villagers in the Sundarbans area are still living without water and electricity.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress | Photo: ANI

Mamata govt now in trouble over Amphan relief ‘scam’, after cut-money and PDS corruption

CM Mamata Banerjee formed an all-party committee after 2,100 complaints of corruption in Amphan relief, mostly against Trinamool’s grass-root leaders.

All about cyclone Nisarga, set to hit Maharashtra and Gujarat on 3 June

After Amphan, another cyclonic storm Nisarga is forming over the Arabian Sea. But unlike Amphan, Nisarga is expected to be less intense.
A file photo of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. | Photo: ANI

CM Mamata is a nice person but her govt is ‘outsourced’ to private agency: Governor Dhankhar

In an interview to ThePrint, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar says Covid-19 exposed West Bengal’s inefficient health infrastructure and Amphan crisis showed it is ill-equipped.

Death toll due to cyclone Amphan rises to 98 in West Bengal, says CM Mamata Banerjee

The CM also announced a fund of Rs 6,250 crore to assist the affected people to build houses, help farmers, provide assistance for betel leaf plantations.

Cyclone Amphan timely lesson for states to upgrade infra in rural areas, says NDRF chief

NDRF chief SN Pradhan suggested that housing schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana should also incorporate cyclone-resistant designs.

Cyclone Amphan shows Bangladesh the cost of delaying a $38 billion delta management plan

If nothing is done by 2050, climate change could make another 14% of Bangladesh extremely vulnerable to floods and displace some 35 million people.
To prevent flooding due to cyclone Amphan, villagers had built bunds using sandbags | Madhuparna Das | ThePrint

Drive to Sundarbans sees paddy lands turned into fishing ponds by cyclone Amphan

The Sundarbans, a mangrove forest & UNESCO World Heritage Site, covers about 10,000 sq km & is home to hundreds of flora and fauna species.

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A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.


Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.