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Cyclone Yaas: Calcutta HC postpones all matters listed for May 26-27

Kolkata: While West Bengal braces itself to face the wrath of Cyclonic storm Yass, Calcutta High Court on Monday announced that it has canceled the hearing of all listed matters for May 26 and 27, amid the warning issued by India Meteorological Department (IMD) for the upcoming cyclonic storm.

Calcutta High Court (Photo Credit: PTI)

Kolkata: While West Bengal braces itself to face the wrath of Cyclonic storm Yass, Calcutta High Court on Monday announced that it has canceled the hearing of all listed matters for May 26 and 27, amid the warning issued by India Meteorological Department (IMD) for the upcoming cyclonic storm.

In an official notice issued by Calcutta High Court, it states: “All matters listed on 26 and 27 may 2021 which cannot be taken up because of the above crisis can automatically be listed on the next available day for sitting of all respective bench or benches.”

“The officers and staff of the court who are unable to attend Court on these two days shall not be marked absent and shall be deemed to be on duty,” it added.

Cyclone aftermath (Photo Source: PTI) (6)

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As per the above-mentioned notification, the orders have been approved by the Chief Justice as well.

“Whereas the committee of the Court is dealing with Covid-19 related matters has been pleased to apprehend on the basis of the report of the Meteorological Department with regards to the cyclone Yass on 26 and 27 May be accompanied by widespread heavy rainfall and damage,” the notification read.

“Considering the aforesaid factors the committee has been please to pass the following decisions and the same has been duly approved by the Honorable chief justice,” it added.

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Cyclone Yaas Update

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) chief, SN Pradhan, has said that 20 more NDRF teams will be deployed in Odisha.

“Cyclone Yaas has developed into a deep depression, it’s moving towards the Odisha coast on the conjunction of Odisha and West Bengal, and is likely to make landfall on May 26. In view of this, 20 more NDRF teams will be deployed in Odisha,” said Pradhan.

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IMD on May 22 said that Cyclone Yaas is likely to transform into a ‘Very Severe Cyclonic Storm’ and will hit the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal on May 26. Ahead of Cyclone Yaas, the Armed Forces have commenced preparations to mitigate the impact of the anticipated disaster by airlifting 950 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel across the country, with 26 helicopters on standby for immediate deployment.

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