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

West Bengal  /  Published 26.07.21

Aila lesson: teacher Mangrove Man

Umashankar Mandal, 40, hails from a remote island in the Sunderbans and is a geography teacher at a Murshidabad high school. Over the past decade, he earned the moniker of “Mangrove Man” ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Gosaba

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

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

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

West Bengal  /  Published 09.07.21

Fishermen’s plea to dredge port soon

The Sankarpur Fishermen’s and Fish Traders’ Association has formally requested the state fisheries department to conduct dredging at East Midnapore’s Sankarpur fishing port on an eme...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Sankarpur

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

West Bengal  /  Published 07.07.21

Yaas, Covid pose hurdle to schoolkid bank details

An association of heads of higher secondary schools in Bengal has requested the state government to extend the deadline of uploading bank account details of over 8 lakh students of Class XII as many d...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta


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