While Khan said 2,470 houses were damaged, according to state Food and Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick, as many as 3,100 houses collapsed in the worst-hit Basirhat sub-division alone.
'So far we have received information on three deaths. They all died due to falling trees,' said Health Emergency Operation Control Room spokesperson Enayet Hussain.
Odisha's four districts were severely affected due to the impact of the cyclone that uprooted several trees and damaged roads as well as communication and power services, the Ministry said.
At least 75 passengers of a cruise ship in the Bay of Bengal were rescued by the West Bengal police while Severe Cyclone Bulbul raged on Saturday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
The met office said light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over East Midnapore, West Midnapore, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas during the next 12 hours.
The government has also deployed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and fire service personnel in nine districts as a precautionary measure.
The ministry has suggested Directorate General, Defence Estates (DGDE), an inter-services organisation of the ministry which directly controls the cantonment administration, to replicate the Chennai Cantonment area development model.
To improve air quality by natural means, keep the doors and windows open for a short duration when the pollution levels are high. Keeping indoor plants can help purify indoor air, said Biswal.
Astronaut Andrew Morgan took to Twitter on Wednesday as he shared the images of the California wildfires burning north of the Bay area from the International Space Station.
Rise in sea level may put some of India's greatest cities in the flood-risk zone, affecting a total of 36 million people in the country by 2050 - about 31 million more than previously thought, warns a study.
After the Uttarakhand High Court banned the practice of using red chillies and chilli bombs to drive away the elephants, the local people are at their wit's end now.
The four-month-long southwest monsoon has withdrawn from eastern and northeastern states and most parts of India during the last few days, a top Met department official said on Tuesday.
The unexpected 'heavy to extremely heavy rain' has so far claimed the lives of over 24 people - mostly drowned, across the state, officials of Disaster Management Department said here.
The sweet-delicious smell that uses to come out when sugarcane juice is put on woven for boiling was, undoubtedly, one of the nostalgic experiences of rural upbringing in Tripura, at least, until a few decades ago.
In a country that suffers from water scarcity all year, farmers in the villages of Narsinghpur district in Madhya Pradesh have come up with ingenious solutions for rainwater harvesting to address the issue.
Sepahijala Zoo and wildlife sanctuary has been reeling under several problems since last few years and requires a broad level initiative for modernization and upgradation, observed the people who work in the sanctuary from beginning.
The meaning of climate change is a change in global or regional climate patterns and the concept indicates it also the increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels and others thing.
Newly discovered Kajin Sara lake in Manang district of Nepal is all set to become the world's highest lake replacing Tilicho lake (also in Manang), which currently holds the title.
In 2008, the Hangul count was 127. In 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017 it was 175, 218, 186 and 214 with ratio of 26, 29, 22 and 16 males for 100 females and 27, 25, 14 and 19 fawns for 100 females, respectively.
It was Sinha's idea to set up the NDRC in Patna and a proposal was approved by then Planning Commission Chairman Montek Singh Ahulwalia during his visit here in mid 2011 and early 2012.
Though, the government of India had shown that the number of elephants in Tripura is 102, but forest officials believe the number is near 60 to 65. And if everything falls in the right direction, the number might increase in the near future,
At a time of widespread agricultural distress caused by successive droughts, unremunerative farming and debt-trapped rural economies, a young man with his mobile app is showing how change can be brought in the life of farmers at the grassroot level.
In some countries, farmers capitalized on the leaves of their planted Aquilaria tree by producing a tea drink, and thus it is named as ‘agarwood tea’. The tea acts as a natural detoxifier and removes all the toxins from the body.
Aquilaria malaccensis Lam. Syn. A. agallocha Roxb. (Thymelaeceae) is a resinous tree and commonly known as agar. The tree is distributed in South and South East Asia from the foothills of the Himalayas to the rainforests of Papua New Guinea.