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

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 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

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

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.20

Amphan damper for hilsa hope

Prized delicacy hilsa is likely to be in short supply this year, dashing the hopes of a better catch in cleaner rivers because of the lockdown.Hilsa fishing formally resumed on Monday here — after t...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

Calcutta  /  Published 10.06.20

Fishing cat trapped and killed ‘for meat’

A fishing cat, Bengal’s state animal, was allegedly trapped, killed and skinned — purportedly for its meat — by some residents of a village in West Midnapore on Wednesday.A forest official in Ca...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Odisha  /  Published 10.11.18

Bhubaneswar to lease out ponds to repay loan

The civic body will lease out the natural water bodies in the city to private entities in a bid to repay the loan it had taken to restore the ponds from the Odisha Urban Infrastructure Development Fun...
By Sandeep Mishra in Bhubaneswar


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