High winds and heavy rain from an incoming deep depression (next only to a cyclone in strength and intensity) could inflict damage to thatched huts, power and communication lines and standing crops along East and West Godavari district, Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam districts of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Sunday’s depression had intensified into a deep depression on Monday morning and was expected to cross Andhra Pradesh coast between Narsapur and Vishakhapatnam, close to Kakinada, early Tuesday morning with wind speeds of 55-65 km/hr gusting to 75 km/hr.

Warning for fishermen

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into West-Central, North-West and South-West Bay of Bengal and along and off the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha-Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coasts till Tuesday, while similar warning is valid over Gulf of Mannar on Monday and Tuesday.

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The sea condition

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A depression has formed over West-Central Bay of Bengal that has prompted the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to simultaneously mark up the likely hazard of rainfall, wind speeds and state of the sea till the landfall of the system, now pushed further to Monday night along the North Andhra Pradesh coast.

The IMD located the depression, about 430 km South-South-East of Vishakhapatnam, 490 km South-East of Kakinada and 520 km East-South-East of Narsapur. It would intensify further into a deep depression with a system strength next only to a conventional cyclone, later into Monday night.

The likely deep depression would continue to move to West-North-West and cross the North Andhra Pradesh coast between Narsapur and Vishakhapatnam. The projected time and day of landfall too has been adjusted with change in the complexion of the storm from a depression to a deep depression.

Heavy rain, high wind alert

The IMD has

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India Meteorological Department (IMD) has pushed the landfall of depression from a resident low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal from Sunday afternoon/evening to Monday morning, besides extending the high wind forecast to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts.

Updated wind warning said squally conditions with wind speeds of 40-50 km/hr gusting to 60 km/hr would prevail over the Andaman Islands, the Andaman Sea and adjoining East-Central Bay of Bengal on Friday, as the low-pressure area stays parked over the North Andaman Sea.


Slightly enhanced wind speed of 45-55 km/hr gusting to 65 km/hr is forecast over the West-Central and adjoining North-West Bay, South-West Bay and along and off the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coasts from early Sunday to till forenoon of Monday.

Landfall on Monday morning

Along with this, squally winds with speed reaching 45-55 km/hr may also prevail over the Gulf of Mannar during the same period. The expanse of

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The uncertainty of the pandemic, job loss, isolation contribute to the increase of people feeling depressed, lonely, and mentally unstable.

But for thousands of people around the world, a simple act of kindness is helping them pull through.

Robert Mason writes letter after letter after letter to people all across the world who are suffering in silence.

“I went through a very bad spiral of depression,” explained Mason.

He created a Facebook post asking for anyone who felt the same way and promised to write them a letter. There was an immediate response that kept growing.

“We have sent out letters to just over 2,000 people to date from all over the world,” Mason shared.

That was the start of Letters Against Depression, a website where people can fill out a questionnaire and be matched with a volunteer who writes them a letter.

Emily Dehmer reached out

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India Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared a watch for a monsoon depression in the Bay of Bengal, the first in the post-monsoon season, from a new low-pressure area materialising around October 9 after an incoming ‘pulse’ from the upstream South China Sea matures in stages.

In the post-monsoon season, it is usual for the Bay of Bengal and the upstream South China Sea to rhyme in unison as south-westerly monsoon flows gradually ebb and are replaced by the north-easterly to easterlies conjured up by the seasonal anticyclone over the Tibetan highlands.

Buzz over North Andaman Sea

The low would form around the North Andaman Sea and adjoining East-Central Bay of Bengal and move towards North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts with gradual intensification into a monsoon depression. BusinessLine had hinted at this probability in these columns already.

Rainfall may increase over Odisha and coastal Andhra Pradesh from October 11-13 as

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A Liverpool mum who battled post-natal depression to build her successful children’s entertainment business has credited the support from The Prince’s Trust.

Lucie Campbell praised the charity as they mark the milestone of having helped one million young people across the UK since being founded in 1976.

The 40-year-old from Netherley set up her own business, Jumping Jacks, back in 2009 after turning to The Prince’s Trust for help after facing challenges including leaving home at 16, having a baby at 19 and then suffering from postnatal depression.

She told the ECHO: “Exercise really helped me with postnatal depression and I wanted to help others in a similar situation.

“At the time, I felt lonely. I had trouble sleeping, I would only get about three or four hours a night, I was worried all the time and wondering whether I was doing a good enough job as a mum.


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The Great Depression was the worst economic period in US history.

It lasted roughly a decade: from 1929, the year the stock market crashed, to 1939, when the US started mobilizing for World War II. Industrial production fell by nearly 47% and gross domestic production (GDP) declined by 30%. Almost half of US banks collapsed, stock shares traded at a third of their previous value, and nearly one-quarter of the population was jobless — at a time when unemployment insurance didn’t exist.

While the stock market

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According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of California, published in the journal Science Advances, the general public in the United States is witnessing rising acute stress and depressive symptoms.

The authors of the study stated that this has a direct link with multiple stressors triggered by the ongoing pandemic. The stressors include unemployment and media consumption, among others.

Lead author E Alison Holman, UCI Professor of Nursing, said in the study: “The pandemic is not hitting all communities equally. People have lost wages, jobs and loved ones with record speed.”

He added: “Individuals living with chronic mental and physical illness are struggling; young people are struggling; poor communities are struggling. Mental health services need to be tailored to those most in need right now.”

The authors noted in their study that there is a strong connection between mental health and exposure to media coverage of the

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The Bay of Bengal is buzzing away furiously with the latest low-pressure area (fifth in the August series) intensifying a round within 12 hours of genesis and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) putting the same under watch for further intensification as a rare monsoon depression, signalling a new peak in monsoon activity.

The IMD located the well-marked low over the North-West Bay of Bengal on Wednesday evening. It is forecast to travel westwards gradually and concentrate into a depression by Thursday, catapulting the monsoon to its most active phase yet this season. As if not enough, the IMD has put out a watch for a successor low, the sixth, to form by August 23, which BusinessLine had hinted earlier.

Clouds take position

Menacing clouds have already taken position all the way along the monsoon trough from the centre of the well-marked low in the Bay towards North-West India – across

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ONS data shows growing depression since the pandemic hit. Photo: Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa USA
ONS data shows growing depression since the pandemic hit. Photo: Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa USA

UK business leaders have spoken out over their mental anguish in recent months after new official data suggested depression rates have doubled since the coronavirus crisis began.

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Tuesday suggested almost one in five adults were likely to be experiencing “some form of depression” in June, up from one in 10 last year. It found 12.9% of adults affected had seen symptoms develop since the pandemic began, with stress and anxiety most common.

The figures encouraged several entrepreneurs to highlight their own mental health struggles as they have battled to keep their firms afloat and radically overhaul business models during the pandemic.

Entrepreneur sells house to keep firm afloat

Many entrepreneurs’ deteriorating mental health has been almost inextricably linked with the turmoil facing the companies they have

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