Cyclone Yaas
West Bengal  /  Published 20.09.21

Bengal meets kharif paddy target

The Bengal government has achieved the target of sowing kharif paddy this season despite Cyclone Yaas and floods and the officials are giving the credit to the welfare schemes initiated by the state f...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.21

Odisha blocks Digha dyke work by Bengal government

The construction of an embankment by the Bengal government on Udaipur beach, on the Odisha border of East Midnapore’s Digha, was stalled on Thursday evening by police in the neighbouring state. ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 09.09.21

Rain and tides flood Mousuni island

A spring tide, coupled with incessant rain, caused breaches to numerous earthen dykes and contributed to widespread flooding for the second consecutive day on Wednesday in and around Mousuni Island. ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.08.21

Delay in Yaas aid in Jharkhand

People affected by Cyclone Yaas in Jharkhand are yet to receive compensation nearly three months after the storm struck, officials said on Thursday. Sources in the disaster management department said...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

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 24.07.21

Family, fun and social call

The Blue Umbrella, Born Free and Battleship Potemkin — students of classes IX to XII got to enjoy such box office favourites at Cinema Paradiso, a virtual film festival organised by all the four...
By Chandreyee Ghose , Ayan Paul, Arundhati Bhattacharya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.21

Plans for Digha, Sunderbans

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her government had taken up an initiative to prepare masterplans for the Sunderbans and Digha to minimise the damage the two areas faced on a regular basis because of ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.07.21

Petition challenges quantum of ex-gratia for Yaas victims

Calcutta High Court on Wednesday admitted a public interest litigation challenging the validity of the Duare Tran scheme undertaken by the state government to compensate those affected by Cyclone Yaas...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 11.07.21

Hem and awe

For the longest time, Hindu widows were not allowed any stitched garments but borderless white saris or thaans. So far as sartorial cues go, the missing paar further reminded that these women had fall...
By Paromita Sen


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