World  /  Published 13.08.22

Drought hits Europe and beyond

Around much of the Northern Hemisphere, from Hungary to Hawaii, from the drying Rhine River to the now-recovering Rio Grande, or from Casablanca to California, summer droughts and high temperatures ar...
By Deutsche Welle

News  /  Published 12.08.22

Tree library spreads joy of reading in Alipurduar

Books placed on a tree in Alipurduar are not just driving out drug addicts from a 109-year-old club ground, but also spreading the joy of reading. Nimesh Lama, 25, an unemployed graduate from Kalchin...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

News  /  Published 12.08.22

Green drive by New Town residents

People from different parts of New Town have come together for planting saplings and flower plants on median dividers and parks. The group, comprising people from different walks of life, including d...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

News  /  Published 11.08.22

IIT Guwahati partners with AICTE to develop solutions for remote institutions in North East India

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati is entering into a partnership with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)...
By Our Correspondent

News  /  Published 11.08.22

Bag’s the way for these Kolkata school students

Class IX student Afsha Ali can’t wait for her half-yearly exams to get over so that she can stitch some cloth bags. Jaya Gupta of Class  VIII is already on it in-between exams. They both ha...
By Chandreyee Ghose


World  /  Published 10.08.22

One who quit flying for climate

"With the remaining carbon budget we have, we can't continue to double air traffic every 15 years, like we have historically. We want to empower aviation workers to understand that we need to...
By Deutsche Welle

News  /  Published 10.08.22

Kolkata students make and sell paper bags

“In the beginning of the academic session, the school distributed cloth bags to all students. We insisted that the children bring the cloth bag to school and not a plastic bag if they need ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 10.08.22

Farmers in West Bengal turn their homes into homestays

Prankrishna Maity and his wife from Ramnagarabadh village in Patharpratima in the Sunderbans, South 24-Parganas, have raised a brick and mortar two-storey house. In the surrounding space, they grow bo...
By Anasuya Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 10.08.22

Key data divergence in Kolkata air pollution reports triggers confusion

The report prepared by NEERI, which was assigned by the state pollution control board to carry out the study, says vehicles were responsible for 23.5 per cent of Kolkata’s PM 2.5 load. The SAFA...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

India  /  Published 09.08.22

CAG questions inept coastal projects

Several projects in coastal regulation zones were approved during 2015-2020 despite inadequacies in environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports, according to a new CAG report. Coastal land up to 50...
By PTI in New Delhi


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