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

Calcutta  /  Published 15.06.20

The scare: Salt Lake fountains

Several fountains in Salt Lake that have been lying defunct for months have turned into mosquito breeding sites following the recent spells of rain, leaving residents worried about a possible dengue o...
By Snehal Sengupta 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

West Bengal  /  Published 06.02.20

Stagnant water turns mosquito pool in Sector I

At least two under-construction buildings in Sector 1 have been accumulating water in their plots and neighbours are worried about them breeding mosquitoes by the dozen.“Previously we would have to ...
By Brinda Sarkar in

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.02.20

RMC to beef up sting fight

The state capital’s civic body plans to procure four more cold mist fogging machines by April to add to its mosquito-fighting arsenal.The Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC), has three such machines....
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur/Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.12.19

Fogging now twice a day in Ranchi

Municipal commissioner Manoj Kumar has asked all ward supervisors to ensure fogging twice a day in all the 53 wards under Ranchi Municipal Corporation after receiving frequent complaints from resident...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 06.12.19

The importance of mosquitoes

Sir — The name mosquito instantly brings to mind tiny, blood-sucking insects responsible for spreading fatal diseases like malaria, dengue and the zika virus. But many breeds of the insects — and ...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 05.12.19

New Town block bars plastic bags

Residents of New Town’s AA Block walked around the block on Sunday in a bid to create awareness about mosquito breeding grounds and the use of plastic. “Mosquitoes are a menace in our block, breed...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

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


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