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

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

India-Bangladesh meet on border `haats` put off due to `Mahasen`

A high-level India-Bangladesh meeting on setting up of `Border Haats` (border markets) along the frontier in Tripura has been postponed due to cyclonic storm `Mahasen`, a state minister said here Thursday.

`Mahasen` cyclonic storm moves eastwards

Cyclonic storm `Mahasen,` which lay over west-central Bay of Bengal, has moved eastwards and is now about 730 kms south-southwest of Kolkata.

Bangladesh evacuates one million ahead of cyclonic storm ‘Mahasen’

Bangladesh on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of about one million people from its coastline as the cyclonic storm ‘Mahasen’ in the Bay of Bengal was poised to cross the country`s southern coast early Thursday.

Mahasen: Mizoram schools to remain shut on Friday

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.

Strong wind, rains likely in Odisha due to `Mahasen`

The cyclonic storm `Mahasen` is likely to intensify further and cross Bangladesh coast near Chittagong, with the local Met department forecasting rain or thundershower at many places of Odisha accompanied by strong surface wind.

Bangladesh braces for cyclone `Mahasen`

Bangladesh ordered massive disaster preparedness measures as the cyclonic storm `Mahasen` started moving towards the country`s southern coastline.

Eight killed, four injured in Andhra Pradesh cyclonic storm

Eight people were killed and four others injured in rain-related incidents in Andhra Pradesh, due to yesterday`s `Mahasen` cyclone in the Bay of Bengal.

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

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.

`Mahasen` weakens, moves towards Bangladesh

The cyclonic storm `Mahasen` created over southeast Bay of Bengal has weakened and moved slightly towards the northwest, the local Met office said on Sunday.