Cyclone Amphan
West Bengal  /  Published 24.05.22

Spotlight on missing 'majhis' at Rabindra Sarobar

A controversy has broken out after Saturday’s Rabindra Sarobar tragedy on whether the rowing clubs at the lake have a dedicated cadre to watch the boats and issue timely warnings about changes i...
By Debraj Mitra and Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

News  /  Published 23.05.22

Kolkata loses more than 50 trees to Saturday’s Nor’wester

“Uprooted trees as well as those that lost significant portions to the storm total 50, at least,” said a KMC official. Hundreds of trees fell in the city during Cyclone Amphan in May 2020...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 22.05.22

Squall tears through Calcutta

A 90kmph Nor’wester tore through Calcutta late on Saturday afternoon, felling trees and lamp posts, sending billboards flying, choking traffic and disrupting Metro services. At the Salt Lake St...
By Debraj Mitra and our bureau in Calcutta

News  /  Published 11.05.22

Mother of infant uses Patachitra to rebuild home in Diamond Harbour

The house of a patachitra artist in Diamond Harbour got damaged in the first squall of the season around 10 days back but the woman with a three-year-old son managed to hold an exhibition on Sunday to...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.05.22

English-medium school for Sunderbans village

The NGO has been teaching literacy and numeracy skills to the children. “An English-medium school is our USP. We saw that not only the students but also the parents were keen to send their chil...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar


News  /  Published 05.05.22

Seeds of depression over Bay of Bengal, cyclone blips on West Bengal radar

A cyclonic circulation that formed over the South Andaman Sea on Wednesday is set to transform into a depression by this weekend. It is still too early to predict if the system will intensify into a ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.04.22

Green activists see red over tree ‘hacking’ on Ballygunge Circular Road

Several trees on Ballygunge Circular Road in south Kolkata have been hacked randomly in the name of pruning, alleged environment activists. An horticulturist with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation de...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 13.04.22

Villagers with permits enter Sunderbans buffer zones to collect honey

The bees are back in the Sunderbans after two years as the forest recovers from the assault of Cyclone Amphan. Their return has prompted foresters to revive honey collection in the mangrove forests. ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 10.04.22

Mahatma Gandhi statue to get back glasses

• He started wearing glasses after 1920 • He stuck to the round glasses from 1930 onwards • The last time he got his eyes tested and ordered a new pair of glasses was on June 2, 1947,...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Maidan

News  /  Published 07.03.22

Bengal govt waives off trade licence fee for book fair stall owners

The Bengal government on Sunday waived the trade licence fee that stall owners at the International Kolkata Book Fair have paid for the 45th edition. The move came days after chief minister Mama...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata


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