West Bengal  /  Published 25.06.22

Ban on boats for violation

The Bengal government on Friday issued a 90-day ban on eight fishing boats registered in South 24-Parganas for violating the mandatory annual embargo on deep marine fishing in the Bay of Bengal. This...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

News  /  Published 07.06.22

Rabindra Sarobar off-limits to rowers, Odisha emerges as likely venue for tourney trials

“We have received the consent of the guardians but we will take the rowers to Jagatpur only after receiving a written clearance from the Kolkata chapter of the Sports Authority of India about th...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.05.22

Brakes on rowing at Rabindra Sarobar, wait for standard operating procedure

Rowing in the Rabindra Sarobar in south Kolkata, where two teenage rowers drowned during a storm last Saturday, will be suspended till police draw up a standard operating procedure in consultation wit...
By Debraj Mitra, Subhajoy Roy and Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 22.05.22

Boat overturns, rowers drown

“We don’t have a direct channel of communication with the Met office. But from what I have gathered, the two children entered the lake when the sky was clear,” said Debabrata Dutta, ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri and Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

People  /  Published 25.02.22

Meet Swarup Bhattacharyya, ‘the boatman of Bengal’, who’s keeping a culture afloat

“I’ve never had a permanent job. I still survive on the contractual remuneration I receive from various government institutes where I work as research fellow. But during lockdown, I h...
By Somen Sengupta


Jharkhand  /  Published 24.02.22

Jamtara: 21 feared dead

Twenty one persons were feared killed owing to drowning in river Barakar between Barbendia in Nirsa block of Dhanbad and Shyampore Birgaon of Jamtara district on Thursday. The tragedy took place...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 06.07.21

Boat load of jabs at island

A boat containing Covid-19 vaccines reached remote islands of the Sunderbans on Monday where most residents are yet to be inoculated because of lack of awareness, shortage of doses and absence of Net ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Sunderbans

West Bengal  /  Published 16.06.21

Yaas damper on hilsa hunt

Cyclone Yaas, which lashed the coastal districts of the state on May 26, has dealt a severe blow to fishermen in East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas as only 40 per cent of trawlers could venture out ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore), Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.05.21

Yaas: vessels, boats warned

The Indian Coast Guard has spotted at least 12 fishing boats and six merchant vessels that are yet to move ashore. Officers said the boats and the vessels were between Fraserganj and Haldia. Aircraft...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.20

5 drown as boat with huge idol capsizes

In Nadia's Hogolberia, a third-year BA student, Bibhash Das, 20, drowned in a pond when Durga idol apparently fell on him during immersion on Monday evening. The body of Bibhash Das, 20, was recov...
By Alamgir Hossain in Beldanga


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