Mamata Banerjee is an Indian politician who has served as the 8th and current Chief Minister of West Bengal since 2011 being the first woman to hold the office.
Cyclone Bulbul has left behind a trail of destruction in West Bengal, taking away eight lives in three districts, affecting 4.65 lakh people and damaging around 60,000 houses, officials said on Sunday.
Severe Cyclone Bulbul has left behind a trail of destruction in West Bengal, taking seven lives in three districts, affecting 2.97 lakh people and damaging over 28,000 houses, senior ministers said on Sunday.
After cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' created havoc in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday announced that she will conduct an aerial survey in affected areas around Namkhana and Bakkhali to take stock of the situation.
Close to 200 people of the villages struck by cyclone Bulbul here have taken shelter at the Sagar Pilot Station of the Kolkata Port Trust on Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held talks with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee regarding Cyclone Bulbul and assured her of all possible help from the centre.
All flight operations in Kolkata airport have been suspended for 12 hours, and over 1.20 lakh people evacuated from the vulnerable coastal areas of West Bengal, as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Bulbul' increased its ferocity with a wind speed of 125-135 km gusting to 150 km, and could make landfall between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday triggering a storm surge, officials said.
The Airport Authority of India (AAI) on Saturady has said it will suspend operations at the Kolkata airport, owing to the expected landfall of Cyclone Bulbul, as a precautionary measure.
Amid deteriorating weather conditions as an impact of approaching very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul, West Bengal on Saturday remained peaceful and calm after the Supreme Court judgement on Ayodhya case.
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