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Sri Lanka MeT Dept apologises over naming cyclone as ‘Mahasen’

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 16:46

Sri Lanka`s MeT department on Tuesday apologised to the Buddhist community for naming a deadly tropical cyclone `Mahasen` after a revered king.

Monsoon onset over Kerala still a week away

Last Updated: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 10:31

As temperatures zoom northwards, the wait for south-west monsoon could be a bit longer with the weatherman saying the annual rains would arrive in Kerala only next week.

Cyclonic storm `Mahasen`: Death toll in Bangladesh climbs to 48

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 19:04

The death toll in the cyclonic storm `Mahasen` that battered Bangladesh`s southwestern coastlines climbed to 48 on Friday as bodies of nine children were pulled out from the Bay of Bengal.

Border trade talks put off with Bangladesh due to `Mahasen`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 19:49

A high-level talk between India and Bangladesh on setting up of border `haats` (markets) was put off due to tropical storm `Mahasen`.

Cyclone Mahasen likely to hit Tripura tonight

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 15:58

With cyclone Mahasen likely to hit Tripura Thursday night, the state may witness heavy rains and a gale of 50-60 Kmph, the met office said.

Cyclone Mahasen: Alert sounded in Assam, other N-E states

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 15:00

An alert has been sounded across Assam as cyclone `Mahasen` is likely to hit the north-eastern states tonight, officials said today.

Cyclonic storm `Mahasen` kills at least 14 in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 09:02

At least 14 people were killed on Thursday as cyclonic storm `Mahasen` battered Bangladesh`s southwestern coastlines, damaging thousands of thatched houses and forcing evacuation of over one million people from low-lying areas.

Mahasen: Mizoram schools to remain shut on Friday

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 18:22

With Cyclone Mahasen likely to hit the northeast state on Thursday night, the Mizoram government has decided to close all schools on Friday and declared a half-holiday on Thursday.

Cyclonic storm Mahasen: Rain, thundershower likely in Odisha

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 15:10

Rain and thundershower are likely to lash many parts of coastal Odisha and some other areas under the impact of the cyclonic storm `Mahasen`

Seven killed as cyclone `Mahasen` hits Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 14:21

The Disaster Management Centre here said that at least 7 people were killed, while two more are missing as a result of the storm.

Cyclone Mahasen brings rains in Chennai, moves towards Bangladesh-Myanmar

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 12:04

The cyclonic storm `Mahasen` over Bay of Bengal has moved slightly north-westwards and lay centred at 700 km southeast of Chennai, bringing welcome summer rains in several parts of the city.

Bangladesh issues warning as cyclone Mahasen approaches

Last Updated: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 20:07

Maritime ports in Bangladesh were Sunday advised to take adequate precautionary measures as cyclone Mahasen originating in the southeast Bay of Bengal, moved slightly towards the northwest.