Cyclone Amphan
Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.21

Eco Park’s Ekante cottage to get a facelift

Four rooms have been added on an upper level to provide space for bridal make-up and such related functions. Storage space has been added as well. “It is an island in the middle of the waterbody...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Opinion  /  Published 08.07.21

Reimagining embankments

The Sunderbans delta and Bengal’s coastal districts are facing a disaster, once again. Flooding induced by the cyclone, Yaas, facilitated by numerous breaches in the embankments, has severely af...
By Nirmalya Choudhury

Calcutta  /  Published 25.06.21

Sunny Fort residents plant 200 amlaki saplings

A plot of land next to Bagjola Canal in Action Area III will be a source of Vitamin C in near future. The amlaki saplings planted there in September have already grown threefold. A group of residents...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Opinion  /  Published 23.06.21

A life beyond bare existence

Last year, around this time, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, I had written in this column that crises bring us to crossroads where the choice is between doing things that were not considered earli...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

West Bengal  /  Published 04.06.21

Bengal: strict govt vigil on relief distribution

The state government started its Duare Tran (relief on doorsteps) camps from Thursday to provide financial help to people affected by Cyclone Yaas that hit coastal Bengal on May 26. Unlike after Amph...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta


Business  /  Published 03.06.21

Clampdown on raw jute stockpile

An unabated increase in raw jute prices has prompted the Jute Commissioner of India to enforce the  Jute and Jute Textiles Control Order, 2016, to liquidate stocks and prevent any unaccounted acc...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.05.21

Mamata unveils 'Duare Traan'

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced Duare Tran (relief on doorstep), a government programme with initial funds of Rs 1,000 crore to distribute compensation and relief to people affected by Cyclone Y...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.05.21

Cash in water, asks Didi on dykes

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday asked the finance department to conduct an inquiry into breaches on the stretches of embankments repaired after Cyclone Amphan last year. “There were breaches on the...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.21

Editorial: After the storm

Data suggest that there has been a 26 per cent increase in severe cyclonic storms in the Bay of Bengal in over a century. Given the rise in their frequency, the management of extreme-weather-related d...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 27.05.21

Hunt for shelters after high tides

The devastation caused by high tides in the rivers of North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas districts was beyond estimates, prompting authorities to open state government offices to accommodate peop...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat


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