News  /  Published 07.11.21

Cooch Behar river throws up rare hilsa

Love for hilsa is driving residents of Cooch Behar, especially those living in Mathabhanga sub-division of the district, to the Mansai river for the past couple of days. A number of fishermen casting...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

News  /  Published 27.10.21

Padma Hilsa to reach Kolkata on Wednesday

A consignment of over 3,000 tonnes of Hilsa from Bangladesh will start reaching Kolkata on Wednesday, a day after the ban on the catching, sale and transportation of the Padma Hilsa ends in the n...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.21

Youths on hilsa hunt killed by lightning

Two persons were killed by lightning in East Midnapore’s Mahisadal early on Wednesday while drawing in their catch of hilsa from the Rupnarayan river. The deceased, Samir Pal, 35 and Biswanath ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

Lifestyle  /  Published 20.09.21

Hero the Khichuri but don’t forget the essential sides

By Aatreyee Mohanta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.08.21

Smuggled 250kg hilsa seized at border

Border Security Force personnel on Friday evening seized over 250 kilos of hilsa valued at Rs 4.25 lakh that were being smuggled into India from Bangladesh through a riverine border in Murshidabad dis...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta


Food  /  Published 26.07.21

It’s raining hilsa

The classic Bhapa Ilish is cooked here with mustard paste and curd along with green coriander. Pair the rich and intense gravy with your choice of rice. We relished it with Mughlai Ilish Biryani, pric...
By Nandini Ganguly

Calcutta  /  Published 21.07.21

Big hilsas shy away from rivers

Indiscriminate netting and inadequate rainfall have come in the way of mature hilsa swimming up the Hooghly from the Bay this monsoon, said scientists studying the movement of the fish whose delectabi...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.07.21

Fishy affair on banks of Rupnarayan

 Monsoon ushers in relief from the hot and humid summers everywhere, and for Bengalis it also brings with it a silver lining on their plates in the form of the delectable Hilsa fish, usually savo...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.07.21

Elusive hilsa, diesel price worry fishermen

Rising diesel price and a dip in the hilsa catch for the second year on the trot have left fishermen and the government worried because livelihoods of around 30,000 people are at stake. Because of th...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri, Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.07.21

Boat owner held for juvenile hilsa catch

Kakdwip police jointly with the state fisheries department and a local fishermen’s association arrested the owner of a trawler for “bottom trawling” hilsa spawn, a practice strictly ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kakdwip


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