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Come rain or shine, cyclones or floods; CJP's work continues in #Assam:
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After #CycloneAmphan, heavy rains continued to pound many parts of #Assam. Here are a few images captured by CJP Team in #Goalpara (2/6) ImageImage
CJP's work did not stop because of the heavy rainfall and on May 29, we secured the release of four inmates from the #Tezpur detention camp :
cjp.org.in/cjp-impact-fou…
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Last month #CycloneAmphan hit the #Sundarbans. Rebuilding lives will take years & new visions. Meanwhile, even the most #selfreliant residents are struggling w/o basics. Pls donate to DISHA dishaearth.org providing relief to islands most affected. Details below.
DISHA is a small organisation with long term relationships in the #Sundarbans. In partnership with fishers union #DMF, volunteers are serving Sagar, Namkhana, Kakdwip, Kulpi, Goasaba & Hingalganj blocks. For more photographs of relief efforts, look at facebook.com/DISHA-EARTH-10…
For those of you who have already donated, THANK YOU! Volunteers are focused on providing relief & not report writing, nevertheless these will give you a sense of where your donations are being spent. Food, medicines, tarpaulins, sanitary napkins & basics dishaearth.org/CovidnAmphan_R…
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If #AllLivesMatter, it don't matter if u are @BJP4Bengal @AITCofficial @SwarajIndiaWb @INCWestBengal. #Sundarbans ppl need DRINKING WATER after #CycloneAmphan. A mobile desalination machine, solar operated that can fit a 2cylinder boat URGENTLY needed @CSIRCSMCRI1 @VigyanPrasar
Govt/NonGovt, tiger-lovers &/or human rights activists, we can hopefully ALL agree that EVERYONE needs clean drinking WATER @liquidperson @indiawater @WWFLeadWater @IUCN_Water @ActionAidIndia @derekobrienmp @ntca_india @TofTigersIndia @ICSF1 @veenas_wate @epw_in @TeestaSetalvad
Pls DM @ratul_sundarban if you have any further leads @amitangshu @yamunajiye on a mobile water filtration plant for the #Sundarbans & @CSIR_IND @icarindia @CSIRCSMCRI1 please pick up your phones/ respond to e-mails. Water is the stuff of life-giving, life-taking IMPORTANCE. 🙏
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The sky is cloudy, it might rain again in the #Sundarbans post #CycloneAmphan. There is an URGENT need for 5k tarpaulins & food in Sagar, Namkhana, Patharpratima, Kultali, Gosaba & Hingalgang @_YogendraYadav @MahuaMoitra @MamataOfficial @moefcc @TeestaSetalvad @timesofindia
Residents are trying to rebuild homes, but with no drinking water in several blocks & breached embankments, it is crucial that relief reaches them immediately @SanctuaryAsia @ttindia @htTweets @AITCofficial @derekobrienmp @OxfamIndia @ActionAidIndia @PMOIndia @harsh_mander
Get in touch with volunteer networks, #DMF, #DISHA or @Ratulsa69195892 who have a reach on the ground to contribute to rebuilding. Help is needed NOW before full tide on full moon on the 5th of June. @aniruddhg1 @sayantanbera @ndmaindia @UNEP @apupractconnect @TheStatesmanLtd
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#CycloneAmphan cracked Sundarban's lifelines: embankments. Why are these vital? Thread 👇Maybe we need to be more imaginative in how these lifelines and lives on the peripheries are reconstructed @moefcc @MamataOfficial @MahuaMoitra @India4Climate @UNEP @WWFINDIA @SanctuaryAsia
This is a photo I took in 2017 when the concrete embankments post #CycloneAila had just been constructed. The #Embankment Reconstruction Project was allocated a whopping Rs 5,032 crore/ GBP 562 million funded by @WorldBank to build cement and block walls @sayantanbera
After #AmphanSuperCyclone, several of these concrete embankments, 5 meters high and 30-40 meters wide, concretising 35,000 km peripheries of #Sundarbans
have collapsed, broken, and in many places have taken massive chunks of the riverbed down with them @GhoshAmitav
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Dear @Openthemag, I have a story for you. Your owner Sanjiv Goenka's CESC, which supplies power to Kolkata, hasn't managed to restore electricity to swathes of the city post #CycloneAmphan after more than 4 days. The much-maligned West Bengal state supply board, whom I criticised
myself the day after the cyclone, has restored power to the parts of the city it serves by Friday. I can give you all the help on the ground. Free of cost, considering the #Covid19 economy. The CM herself has gone to CESC to ask Mr Goenka to do what it takes. Let me know?
From individual complaints here, I understand CESC is not responding to calls. @Openthemag is pretty fiery on Mamata Banerjee. Will you also be critical of a private entity which charges the highest rate of power per residential unit, but is scared to take calls?
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80% Shramik special trains have been sent to UP and Bihar.
Over the next 10 days @RailMinIndia has formed a schedule to run trains to ferry 36 lakh migrants in 2600 Shramik Trains. Here's the list of the originating and destination states.
Nearly 1000 ticket counters have been allowed to open across stations: @RailMinIndia railway board chairman
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#CycloneAmphaan hit India’s east coast more than 60 hours back and Kolkata is still without electricity, water supply, broadband. Phone networks are patchy. The death toll till now is 80. Videos & pics follow. Thread.
This is the first video @abhirup_chdhry sent me. His experience is bone chilling to listen to. This video is from 20th May, 4.30pm in Kolkata. In front is the Kolkata Airport. Otherwise brightly lit, but hidden by the wind. This was just the start.
He told me the cyclone lasted till about 9.30pm and in those 5 hours it seemed as if nothing will survive. His house is on the fourth floor and water was coming in through doors and A/C vents.
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Got through to 5 friends in the #Sundarbans, only Jio SIMs seem to be working, IF the @PMCares, provide immediate relief to blocks that have been severely hit by #CycloneAmphan @MamataOfficial @AITCofficial @MahuaMoitra @ntca_india @WCCBHQ @moefcc @derekobrienmp Updates below
Migrants not been able to send remittances for the past two months, several haven't returned, others will not be able to find work outside due to the lockdown to rebuild their lives. In the villages, roads have completely caved in; sweet water ponds have submerged.
Even the concrete so called “modern” embankments made up of cinder and cement have cracked, been swallowed by the hungry tide @GhoshAmitav & paddy fields and ponds are submerged with saline water. Fresh water fish have died. It will take 2-3 years before agriculture can resume.
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#VERIFIED #OperationHashtag

👉Reality of the hashtag- #Hinduphobic_Bollywood & how twitter trends are managed

👉Syndicates use private facebook groups to make such hashtags trend

👉I managed to get a source inside one such group who took me deep inside it. READ ON😁

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👉This hashtag was trended because of #PatalLok which they feel is Hinduphobic

👉They began by trolling #PataalLok producer @AnushkaSharma & then @imVkohli

👉Soon it became about the entire bollywood & usual suspects came on their radar, like- @sonamakapoor & @ReallySwara

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👉This pvt group has both men & women

👉Some of its members were SAD that #CycloneAmphan was trending above #Hinduphobic_Bollywood. How humane!

👉For instance, take a look at this comment made while celebrating hashtag's success by a member of this private Facebook group👇

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As #CycloneAmphan rages today one is reminded of the negligence of the state government & uncontrolled human settlement in Sundarbans.The story goes back to 2009. Cyclone Aila has just devastated the rural environs of the North & South 24 Parganas and Paschim Medinipur district.
Major promises were made by the then State & Central governments. Tenders were floated and companies across India were roped in to fix the Sundarban situation by building earthen dams & embankments. The coastal areas of WB, usually the first victims of cyclones had a ray of hope
However due to the usual hindrances of work in WB which involves dealing with the syndicate & local land problems progress continued at a snail's pace. Meanwhile human settlement in Sundarban areas increased rapidly & unchecked losing precious protective mangrove cover.
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#Thread: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Cyclone Amphan leaving behind devastation. #CycloneAmphan
CM: 10-12 persons dead in the wake of Cyclone Amphan says Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
North 24 pgs, South 24 pgs completely ravaged. Even Kolkata is completely damaged, our secretariat has suffered major damages.
Communications snapped in most places.
CM: Everything is finished. From embankment to houses to light posts, everything is destroyed.
This loss is of hundreds of crores. I’m pained to see this natural calamity. Will request the Central govt to not see it as political, but try and help us
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"Yesterday, we concluded a very productive #WHA73.

We saw unprecedented solidarity with Heads of Government from around the world beaming into the World Health Assembly to discuss lessons, challenges and collective next steps to tackle the #COVID19 pandemic"-@DrTedros
"I want to thank
🇨🇭President @s_sommaruga
🇿🇦President @CyrilRamaphosa
🇨🇳President Xi
🇰🇷President @moonriver365
🇫🇷President @EmmanuelMacron
🇨🇴 President @IvanDuque
🇵🇾 President @MaritoAbdo
🇩🇪Chancellor Merkel
..."-@DrTedros #COVID19 #WHA73
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Update: Cyclone #Amphan is now on its final approach toward landfall in less than 24 hours near the India/Bangladesh border.

The storm is no longer a super cyclone, but @IMDWeather is still expecting a surge of sea level of up to 5 meters (16 feet). This storm is deadly serious.
The worst of Cyclone Amphan's storm surge (up to 5 meters / 16 feet) will be near and to the east of the point of landfall. The entire delta area of West Bengal and Bangladesh, and to a lesser extent, Odisha and Burma, will be greatly affected.
The eye of #CycloneAmphan has begun to show up on India's weather radar.

Landfall on Wednesday evening, less than 24 hours from now.
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Media alert : DGs of @IMDWeather and @NDRFHQ will be addressing a press conference at 8.30 pm today ie 18th May 2020 at National Media Centre. This is regarding Super #CycloneAmphan #CycloneAmphanUpdate
#Amphan #AmphanCyclone
WATCH LIVE 📡

Press Conference by Director Generals of @Indiametdept and @NDRFHQ, on Super Cyclonic Storm '#AMPHAN'

📍: National Media Centre, New Delhi

#CycloneAmphan #CycloneAmphanUpdate

Watch on PIB's🔽

Amphan has now converted into a super cyclone, this is very significant: DG, @NDRFHQ #CycloneAmphan #CycloneAmphanUpdate
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Just in | ’Amphan’ to make landfall on West Bengal coast on May 20 evening as extremely severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds up to 195 kmph: govt. PTI
#WestBengal #CycloneAmphan
Cyclone ‘Amphan’ will cause heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in coastal districts of West Bengal: govt.
West Bengal districts of East Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, Kolkata likely to be worst affected by cyclone: govt.
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ବାତ୍ୟା ନେଇ ସ୍ବତନ୍ତ୍ର ରିଲିଫ କମିସନରଙ୍କ ସୂଚନା । ପାରାଦୀପ ଦକ୍ଷିଣରେ ୧୦୬୦ କିମି ଦୂରରେ ରହିଛି ଅବପାତ । ଘଣ୍ଟାକୁ ୨୦ କିମି ବେଗରେ ଗତି କରୁଛି ଅବପାତ । ପ୍ରଥମେ ଉତ୍ତର ଉତ୍ତର-ପଶ୍ଚିମ ଦିଗକୁ ଗତି କରିବ @SRC_Odisha #CycloneAmphan
@SRC_Odisha ୧୭ ତାରିଖ ପରେ ଉତ୍ତର-ଉତ୍ତର ପୂର୍ବ ଦିଗକୁ ଗତି କରିପାରେ । ୨୦ ତାରିଖରେ ପଶ୍ଚିମବଙ୍ଗ ଉପକୂଳରେ ମାଡ଼ ହେବା ଆଶଙ୍କା । ୧୮ ତାରିଖ ସଂଧ୍ୟାରେ ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ଉପକୂଳ ଜିଲ୍ଲାରେ ବର୍ଷା ଆଶଙ୍କା @SRC_Odisha #CycloneAmphan
@SRC_Odisha ୧୯ ତାରିଖରେ ଉତ୍ତର ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଉପକୂଳରେ ପ୍ରବଳ ବର୍ଷା ଆଶଙ୍କା । ୨୦ ତାରିଖରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ଉତ୍ତର ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଉପକୂଳରେ ବର୍ଷା ଜାରି ରହିବ । ୧୯ ସକାଳେ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଉପକୂଳରେ ୬୦ କିମି ବେଗରେ ପହନ ବହିପାରେ । ପରେ ପବନର ବେଗ ଘଣ୍ଟା ପ୍ରତି ୬୦ରୁ ୭୫ କିମି ରହିବା ଆଶଙ୍କା @SRC_Odisha #CycloneAmphan
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#CycloneAmphan to Form and Intensify Over BoB; Threat Lingers Over North AP, Odisha and #WestBengal Coasts

weather.com/en-IN/india/ne…

📷: (N Kanaka / BCCL, Visakhapatnam)
After two weeks of intense debate, most model projections are now agreeing that a cyclone will form over the Bay of Bengal by Saturday.

(Image credit: TWC Met Team)
#CycloneAmphan
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) confirmed on Thursday that the low-pressure area over the southeast Bay of Bengal is now well marked.

#CycloneAmphan
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