Calcutta  /  Published 24.09.20

Still-water panic along canal banks

In Salt Lake, several blocks including AE, AB, BD, AC, AL, BL, SA AH situated off the Kestopur canal in sectors I and II as well blocks HB, IB, IC, KB and KC situated off the Eastern Drainage Channel ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.09.20

Mosquito traps in New Town

The New Town authorities are installing four “mosquito magnets” in open public places in all three action areas in an attempt to bolster their efforts to fight dengue, an official of the N...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

Calcutta  /  Published 17.07.20

Drainage hope for Chinar Park

A drainage pumping station will be set up near City Centre II to prevent water-logging in monsoon. It will be built jointly by Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Housing and Infrastructur...
By Snehal Sengupta in

West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.19

Repellent-resistant mosquito in north Bengal

In at least three north Bengal districts, mosquitoes that spread the parasitic worm that causes lymphatic filariasis, or elephantiasis, show resistance to insecticides used by public health authoritie...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.19

Firing a cannon to kill a mosquito

The Mosquito NetThere is a saying in Bengali, which in translation means — firing a cannon to kill a mosquito. One day last week, some parts of Calcutta witnessed traffic snarls, baton wielding and ...
By Upala Sen in


West Bengal  /  Published 27.10.19

Rain triggers Dengue fear in Calcutta

Last week’s rain has created conditions perfect for a renewed spurt in dengue and the only way to prevent an outbreak is to destroy all potential mosquito breeding sites, public health professionals...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.04.19

What’s biting Birsa airport?

If you are going to board flights from the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi, don’t forget mosquito repellents, a frequent flier has advised.Swarms of mosquitoes at Birsa Munda Airport in the capital’...
By Animesh Bisoee in Ranchi/Jamshedpur

Odisha  /  Published 09.12.18

Mosquito menace grips Cuttack

The mosquito menace in the city has assumed stressful proportions, giving residents sleepless nights with the civic body’s control mechanism through fogging remaining far below the expected level in...
By Lalmohan Patnaik in Cuttack

West Bengal  /  Published 08.05.19

Calcutta police dump bares dengue sting risk

The PWD has issued a circular asking officials overseeing construction sites across Calcutta to ensure “all open pits where water might accumulate and remain stagnant” are “closed immediately”...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.02.20

Mosquito pools being dried up

Action was taken within two days of The Telegraph Salt Lake reporting about the Sector I plots with water accumulating (“Stagnant water turns mosquito pool in Sector I,” published on February 7). ...
By A staff reporter in Salt Lake


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