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Calcutta  /  Published 19.01.21

Calcutta records 'very poor' air quality

Victoria Memorial, Fort William and Rabindra Sarobar - where the measuring stations are located within green verge and hence expect to show less pollution — showed AQI values of 308, 317 and 316...
By Jayanta Basu in Chowringhee

Opinion  /  Published 15.12.20

Climate cloud: Paris pact and more

Five years are enough to compile a report card on global action to mitigate climate change. The legally binding climate pact in Paris was adopted by as many as 196 countries in December 2015; it is, t...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 11.12.20

Worst air on BT Road

The air quality recorded on the BT Road campus of Rabindra Bharati University has been the worst while that of Rabindra Sarobar has been the best in the city, a study of the last fortnight’s res...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.12.20

Honey trap: fight against food fraud

Sweetness can leave a bitter taste in the mouth. Researchers from the Centre for Science and Environment have alleged that the honey produced by major Indian brands is adulterated with sugar syrup. Th...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 09.12.20

Air pollution: worst week in two years

The city suffered its worst air pollution in two years in the first week of December, says a study by the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). According to the study, the average PM2...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 05.12.20

Calcutta air ‘poor’, ‘very poor’, ‘severe’

At 11am on Friday  Severe: Rabindra Bharati University (BT Road campus) Very poor: Ballygunge, Bidhannagar, Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Jadavpur  Poor: Rabindra Saroba...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.12.20

‘Impure’ honey with a China hand

The Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment on Wednesday said its tests had found 77 per cent of honey samples sourced from big and small branded companies in India “adulterated with addi...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 02.12.20

Surina Narula on her journey with tve GSFA awards

In the first year, we had a lot of films from Mexico which were about having gender equality in the workforce and how the millennium development goals were being met by many organisations. We often go...
By Surina Narula in

Calcutta  /  Published 27.11.20

Botanic to open on December 1

The Indian Botanic Garden in Shibpur will be open again for morning walkers from December 1. The garden has been closed since March 15 because of the Covid pandemic. According to instructions from th...
By Anasuya Basu in Howrah

West Bengal  /  Published 25.11.20

Saplings distributed by two Murshidabad school teachers

Two teachers of government-run schools in Murshidabad have turned green crusaders and set for themselves the task of distributing one crore saplings free of cost. Humayun Kabir, 29, and Ardhendu Bisw...
By Alamgir Hossain in Beldanga


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