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Centre responds to Banerjee’s request, sends 5 Army columns to help cyclone-hit Bengal


New Delhi, May 23: The Centre on Saturday decided to send five columns of Indian Army to help Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to restore infrastructure in state capital Kolkata.

The move followed by a request from the West Bengal government that appeared to have been overwhelmed by the magnitude of the relief work needed in the state battered by cyclone Amphan.

In a string of tweets, the home department said the state had mobilised just about everyone it could within the constraints of the lockdown in a unified command mode but it needed more help.

"The Indian Army has provided ...


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