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Cyclone Amphan
West Bengal  /  Published 06.10.21

Funds to repair schools damaged in cyclones

The Bengal government has sanctioned Rs 109.42 crore to undertake immediate repair of 6,468 affiliated primary, secondary and higher secondary schools that suffered serious damage because of back-to-b...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.21

Calcutta: A city in danger

The climate negotiation has come full circle. Twelve years back, during the United Nations’s climate summit in Copenhagen, mayors of several important cities were shown the door midway through t...
By Jayanta Basu

Opinion  /  Published 30.07.21

Future tense: Resurrecting Sunderbans

Standing amidst the 360-degree devastation wrought by Cyclone Yaas, Bankim Mondal, from Kumirmari in the Sunderbans, echoed what Barack Obama, the former US president, said years back: “[w]hen d...
By Jayanta Basu

Calcutta  /  Published 29.07.21

Bengal tiger beats storms

The Sunderbans tigers are extremely tough because they have to survive in the inhospitable terrain. In the past two years, one tiger had to be captured from a fringe village because it was straying in...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

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

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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


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