India  /  Published 08.10.20

Chilika adopts Fishing Cat as ambassador

Chilika, the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia and India’s oldest Ramsar site, on Thursday adopted Fishing Cat as its ambassador. The decision was taken on the concluding day of the wildlif...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 05.09.20

They, the people

By Manjira Saha in

Calcutta  /  Published 27.08.20

Fishing on New Town Road

The group fled on seeing cops, leaving behind the nets and the fish they had caught. They were later prosecuted and the fish seized. “They violated the lockdown by stepping out of their homes. ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.07.20

Weather tweak makes hilsa scarce

Bengal’s quintessential monsoon romance with the hilsa is in for a rude shock this year. Shoals of hilsa have dwindled sharply, fishermen in coastal South 24-Parganas and East Midnapore aver. T...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

Calcutta  /  Published 27.06.20

Fishing cat 'poisoned'

A fishing cat, Bengal’s state animal, was poisoned and killed in a village in Howrah on June 11, animal lovers and some villagers have alleged.They said the fishing cat was pregnant and that it had ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.01.20

Fishing cat killed

A fishing cat was found dead in Hooghly’s Konnagar on Monday evening. Forest officials suspect residents killed it thinking that it was a tiger.Some witnesses have apparently told the officers that ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Hooghly

Travel  /  Published 20.07.19

Sun-kissed Sicily

On the map, Sicilia or Sicily is that island just off the toe of Italy’s ‘boot’. This part of Italy was made famous by the Sicilian Mafia which received further attention with the book and movie...
By Natasha Celmi in

West Bengal  /  Published 29.10.18

Nadia fishing nets turn bird graves

Fishing nets over ponds in Nadia to keep birds away have killed hundreds of them and led to an FIR against a farmer, ruffling feathers instead of ensuring bigger catches.Fish-eating species like kingf...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.07.19

Angle for a bigger catch

A cleaner lake and a much bigger turnout will be the highlights of the silver jubilee year of the annual angling competition at the Jayanti Sarovar here organised by Jamshedpur Angling Club to mark th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 11.07.19

Forest officer hit over Sunderbans boat licence

A range officer was thrashed on Thursday morning by a group of men who apparently wanted licence to fish inside the protected forest areas of the Sunderbans, police said.Ashok Naskar, the Raidighi ran...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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