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Trees sway as heavy wind induced by Cyclone Bulbul hits Bakkhali, in South 24 Parganas district. | PTI

All about Cyclone Amphan, the extremely severe storm with 185 kmph wind speeds to hit Bengal

Low-lying areas of South and North 24 Parganas and East Medinipur district of West Bengal are likely to be flooded due to storm surge caused by the cyclone.  

Nearly half of 136 coastal cities yet to implement policies to fight climate change: Study

Six Indian cities — Chennai, Cochin, Mumbai, Surat, Visakhapatnam and Kolkata — were included in the analysis that covered 136 coastal cities worldwide.
Fishermen try to control their boat amidst rough sea waters at Veraval, in Gir Somnath

This phenomenon in Indian Ocean has caused the ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ Vayu

Cyclone Vayu, which was expected to make landfall in Gujarat, has now changed its course. But, it will still bring extremely heavy rainfall and strong winds.
Villagers at the beach as dark clouds hover above the sea ahead of cyclone 'Fani'

Indian Ocean is spawning deadly tropical cyclones for a reason

The Indian Ocean is warming rapidly, raising alarm bells for high-intensity storms.

There’s a big change coming to how India uses funds after cyclones, earthquakes, floods

15th finance commission is exploring ways to ensure funds are available to states not just for relief, but also for rehabilitation, mitigation & capacity-building.
Puri: A view of the destruction caused by Cyclone Fani

Centre to assess impact of Cyclone Fani in Odisha

An inter-ministerial team is in Odisha 10 days after Cyclone Fani battered the coast, in which 64 people were killed.
Cyclone Fani

Cyclone Fani: Protests in Odisha over water shortage & power cuts, death toll rises to 43

A week after Cyclone Fani hit the coast, some parts of Bhubaneswar have still been facing power outages.
Ranjan Gogoi

Election Commission’s ‘clean chit’ machine and Mumbai Indians now ‘own’ Chepauk

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Puri: A view of the destruction caused by Cyclone Fani

Odisha death toll in Cyclone Fani rises to 37, govt seeks Centre’s help in relief works

The state has been struggling to restore power, drinking water & telecom infrastructure to the cyclone-affected areas due to shortage of skilled manpower.

On Camera

GPS, watch out. Here comes China with a better satellite navigation system

China has launched the final leg of its BeiDou Navigation Satellite system, or BDS, completing the build-out of a network that competes with US’ GPS and Europe’s Galileo.

Jugaad and Covid pose new threats to India’s diesel consumption

Rise of natural gas & electric vehicles will crimp diesel demand over longer-term, but coronavirus is adding to the pressure by cutting economic activity.

Defence

File image of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.