West Bengal  /  Published 26.06.22

Sea water salinity keeps hilsa away

Hilsa lovers in Bengal will have to wait at least another fortnight for a supply of the coveted fish as the official fishing season that began last week was marred by turbulent sea wind. Fishery sour...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.22

Fewer trawlers take hilsa plunge

High diesel price, coupled with low hilsa catch in the past two years, is weighing heavy on the minds of fishermen as deep marine fishing season resumes on Wednesday. Only some 4,000 of 8,000 trawler...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

India  /  Published 11.06.22

Cleaner Ganga: govt to study hilsa, dolphin

The government will now study the life cycles of dolphins and the hilsa population in the Ganga to ascertain the health of the holy river at different sections, a senior NMCG official said. The Natio...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 22.04.22

Bangladesh likely to export hilsa to India this Durga Puja as well

Continuing its 'hilsa diplomacy', Bangladesh is likely to export the prized silver fish to India during this year's Durga Puja as well. Bangladesh’s commerce minister Tipu Munshi to...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury/PTI

Places  /  Published 05.04.22

A food tour of Mawa, Bangladesh, where the ‘queen of fish’ still reigns

By the time we finished touring the market, the sun was beaming. It was time for us to move on to Rekabi Bajar of Mirkadim, Munshiganj to taste the matha there — served only from 6am to 8am, and...
By Pinaki Bhattacharya


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)

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


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