West Bengal  /  Published 20.09.20

Flames devour hilsa at a godown at Digha

Nearly two tonnes of hilsa valued over Rs 20 lakh were burnt to ashes in a fire at a godown inside Digha’s Matsya Nilam Kendra market. The fire reportedly started around midnight from cigarette...
By Anshuman Phadikar in

Opinion  /  Published 19.09.20

Congress: worries in MP and a rising star in Assam

“Didi paathiyechhen”, quipped the fish-seller to the flummoxed Bengali patron examining the catch of glistening hilsa laid out before him on a wicker basket. “Didi maane? M...
By The Telegraph in

Calcutta  /  Published 14.09.20

Bangladeshi Hilsa arrives

The season’s first consignment of the Bangladesh hilsa arrived in Bengal through the Petrapole land port in three trucks on Monday evening as a pre-Puja gift from the neighbour. Bangladesh had ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bongaon

West Bengal  /  Published 13.09.20

Diesel price hits trawl for hilsa

Fishermen’s associations in South 24-Parganas and East Midnapore are citing the hike in diesel prices as the chief cause for a “notably low” hilsa yield this year, the claim coming i...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.20

Toy story

Sir — It was exciting to hear that Bangladesh has lifted the ban on the export of hilsa to India. Perhaps now Bengalis will finally be able to taste the glorious fish without feeling a steep poc...
By The Telegraph in

Calcutta  /  Published 11.09.20

14000tn Bangla Hilsa for Bengal

Bangladesh will export more than 1,400 tonnes of Hilsa to Bengal, the largest consignment in recent times, according to several fish exporters in Dhaka. The Bangladesh government’s permission t...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.08.20

140kg of smuggled Hilsa seized by BSF

A patrolling team of the BSF’s 117 battalion seized 140kg hilsa, worth Rs 2.35 lakh, from smugglers in Murshidabad’s Bamnabad on Monday morning, said a BSF official.  According to th...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in

Calcutta  /  Published 22.08.20

600kg hilsa seized by BSF

The BSF seized nearly 600kg of hilsa from the riverine India-Bangladesh border on Saturday. The consignment in jute bags was being transported by suspected smugglers swimming alongside. The men manag...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.08.20

Keepers. Preservers. Providers

By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 15.08.20

Teach a man to fish

Sir — The claim of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, that Russia has developed a vaccine for the novel coronavirus ahead of other countries has — understandably — been met with ...
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