West Bengal  /  Published 02.08.20

Royal Bengal tigress of the Bengal Safari Park to deliver cubs

Shila, a Royal Bengal Tigress of the Bengal Safari Park on the outskirts of Siliguri, will deliver cubs in another fortnight’s time. Dharamdeo Rai, the park’s director, said Shila was aro...
By Bireswar Banerjee in

World  /  Published 25.07.20

Prince William, Kate Middleton on Kaziranga flood

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton expressed concern and distress over the devastation caused in Assam's Kaziranga National Park by flood which has killed many animals and affected livelih...
By PTI in Guwahati

Calcutta  /  Published 24.07.20

Two slums in Calcutta fully sealed

Two slums adjacent to Lake Gardens and Jodhpur Park in south Calcutta have been completely sealed after more than 20 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the past few days. The slums, Gobindapur an...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.07.20

Eco-restoration turns wasteland to park

The Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) in Katras converted a mountain of rock, earth, soil and sand, into a park studded with a wide variety of flowering, fruit, and ornamental plants, which was inaugu...
By Antara Bose in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 23.07.20

Jumbo electrocuted in Jalpaiguri

An adult makna (male without tusks) elephant that entered the Bamandanga-Tondu tea estate in Jalpaiguri was fatally electrocuted before daybreak on Wednesday. Foresters said it came in touch with a p...
By Our Correspondent in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 22.07.20

Stork visits Darjeeling panda pair in Berlin

Tierpark Berlin, a zoo in the German capital, has much to thank the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (PNHZP) of Darjeeling for. The hill zoo had gifted Berlin a pair of red pandas, Joel and Sh...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 13.07.20

Park Street hawker’s son shines in ISC

An 18-year-old scored 94.5 per cent in the ISC exams and is preparing for IIT and other engineering entrance tests. Nothing unusual for a boy of his age, except that he lives in a one-room house and h...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 13.07.20

The Gujarat model

At a time when India and the world are battling both a pandemic and an economic slowdown, there is a thirst for news that uplifts the spirit. What could be better timed than the results of the latest ...
By Mahesh Rangarajan in

World  /  Published 10.07.20

Seoul mayor Park Won-soon dead

The mayor of Seoul, South Korea, the country’s most powerful official after the President, was found dead by the police, hours after his daughter reported him missing, the authorities said on Fr...
By New York Times News Service in Seoul

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.20

Drive-in eateries in times of Covid

Two of the city’s happening places have started operating drive-in restaurants at a time when the Covid pandemic has reshaped the world. The 480-acre Eco Park in New Town and the 40-acre Nicco ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta


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