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West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.22

Trade licence threat to enforce plastic ban

The Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) has threatened to cancel the trade licence of traders if they are found using plastic carry bags or styrofoam items. According to the Plastic Waste Management...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

News  /  Published 02.07.22

Plastic ban not hasty, says central minister in Kolkata

Union minister of state for environment, forest and climate change Ashwini Kumar Choubey, director of ZSI Dhriti Banerjee and several scientists were present at the event. “The craftsmanship of...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.07.22

New Town community market’s biodegradable effort from 2021

According to an NKDA official, they hand out brown paper bags, degradable plastic bags that are made out of vegetable starch and clay pots to the shops in the market and the temporary stalls. Everyone...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

News  /  Published 02.07.22

Plastic ban holds in Kolkata markets on first day for fear of raids

A resident of Kasba in south Kolkata said several fishmongers at Jadavgarh market did not open stalls on Friday. “I was told that these people did not open their stalls as they feared action if ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 01.07.22

Worry grips Kolkata markets over plastic bags ban from Friday

Plastic bags less than 75 micron cannot be used from July 1. But across markets in Kolkata, plastics that are much thinner were still being used till Thursday. Traders in several markets felt that it...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 30.06.22

Plastic waste clean-up plan for New Town

Several parts of New Town, including stretches of the Major Arterial Road, got flooded when the city was lashed by rain last week. A senior NKDA official said they carried out a survey to find out th...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

News  /  Published 30.06.22

Fine and reward to check plastic use in Kolkata, rest of West Bengal

The state government will slap a fine of Rs 500 for selling and stocking thin plastic carry bags and other banned plastic items and give a reward of Rs 500 for a valid complaint regarding any manufact...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.06.22

Green activists unsure about implementation of new plastic law effective from next month

Green experts remain doubtful about the implementation of the new plastic norm that will come into effect in West Bengal from Friday, citing the futility of such norms brought over the last two decade...
By The Plurals News Network

India  /  Published 29.06.22

Single-use plastic ban from July

India will ban the production, sale and use of identified single-use plastic items that have low utility and high littering potential from July 1, the Union environment ministry said on Tuesday, a rem...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Entertainment  /  Published 27.06.22

YouTube takes down Moosewala’s ‘SYL’

Sidhu Moosewala’s song SYL, which was released posthumously, is now no longer available on the video-sharing and streaming platform YouTube in India. SYL was written and composed by Moosewala, ...
By PTI, Entertainment Web Desk in New Delhi


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