West Bengal  /  Published 16.06.20

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

West Bengal  /  Published 14.06.20

So long, thanks for no fish?

Every year at this time, fishermen get ready to set sail once the annual deep-sea fishing ban ends mid-June. The harbour at Digha in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district is typically chock-a-block ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Calcutta  /  Published 12.06.20

Prized catch: hilsa bounty hope

The monsoon is near and the ilish is not far behind. Scientists who have been studying the migration of hilsa from the saline Bay of Bengal to the sweet waters of Bengal predicted a bountiful crop thi...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.19

Bangladesh Hilsa gift for Durga Puja trickles in

Eight trucks carrying 30.5 tonnes of Bangladeshi Hilsa out of 500 tonnes promised by Dhaka arrived in Bengal late on Monday evening after a day-long wait blamed on sluggish Indian customs clearances a...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bongaon

North East  /  Published 30.09.19

Massive footfall brings curtains down on The Telegraph Food Festival

 The first edition of The Telegraph Food Festival here concluded on Sunday with a massive footfall of gourmets.The three-day festival at Sonaram field in Bharalumukh from Friday to Sunday was not...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.19

Disregard for the dwindling hilsa population

Sir — It was deeply heartening to read about the group of fishermen who caught a huge bluefin tuna off the shore of Ireland and then released it into the waters again. It is true that they are a par...
By The Telegraph in

Culture  /  Published 31.08.19

Hello, Hilsa!

Rains alone do not a Bengal monsoon make. There must be the ilish — or hilsa — on the plate, redolent with its unique goodness. Ilish fried along with its roe and served with the oil it is cooked ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.19

If there is will, there is hilsa

The absence of a will to implement a ban on catching juvenile hilsa has forced the delicacy off plates in Bengal, while the fish continues to tickle taste buds in neighbouring Bangladesh as the govern...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.19

Hilsa makes Mamata wade into Teesta

Mamata Banerjee made it clear in the Bengal Assembly on Tuesday that she was still opposed to the Teesta water sharing pact, an agreement that both New Delhi and Dhaka are keen to seal since September...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


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