West Bengal  /  Published 26.07.21

Ganga gobbles up 50 homes overnight

Around 50 houses were gobbled up by the Ganga in a 12-hour period since Saturday night because of the erosion of the left bank at Baishnabnagar in Malda district. Hundreds of residents have started s...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 19.07.21

Hooghly gobbles up more houses

The ongoing spate of erosion of the Hooghly river bank in Nadia’s Santipur continued this weekend with at least five houses being lost, in addition to nearly 30-bigha agricultural land, early on...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.21

Erosion victims find shelter in toilet

For Jaydeb Mandal of Golap Mandal Para village under Baishnabnagar Assembly constituency of Malda, the toilet is a place to stay. In his early thirties, Jaydeb, who will vote on Thursday, has been li...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

North East  /  Published 05.04.21

In deep water: Floods, erosion in Assam

By Umanand Jaiswal in Pathsala

West Bengal  /  Published 15.12.20

Villagers block road for erosion guard wall

Over a thousand villagers from eight villages in Kalyani’s Sarati panchayat on Monday launched an “indefinite” demonstration to protest alleged administrative apathy in starting the ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani


West Bengal  /  Published 21.11.20

Boat rallies for erosion fix in Nadia

Addressing a rally, which was attended by over 1,000 erosion victims, at Santipur’s Balagarh ghat, CPM MLA Rama Biswas said: “Erosion is merely not an election issue. It has become a perma...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

West Bengal  /  Published 17.10.20

Ganga’s rage can’t erode faith in Durga

The organisers of the Manikchak Diara Sarbojonin Durgotsav at Domhaat in Malda district have had to shift the goddess’s mandap or pavilion at least five times in the past 25 years. The frequent...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 25.09.20

Erosion protest yields BDO word

Over 1,000 residents of villages near the Leesh river that flows through Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri on Thursday went to the BDO office to demonstrate for over five hours, alleging government a...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.20

Govt to transfer land to erosion victims

The Mamata Banerjee government has started handing over land to people who were earlier evicted or lost their homes and land because of river erosion in north Bengal. While in Malda, the administrati...
By Our Bureau in Malda, Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Villagers pit self-help against river erosion

An instinct for self-preservation has prompted residents of Sahebnagar-Kanchantola, a village in Manikchak block of Malda district on the banks of Kalindri river, to team up and prevent erosion caused...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda


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