News  /  Published 04.05.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation vows to enforce plastic ban

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to enforce the plastic ban across markets and, according to Debabrata Majumder, the mayoral council member in charge of solid waste management, the ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 02.05.22

Poisoned: The need to eradicate plastic

The world seems to have realized — a bit too late in the day? — that plastic does more harm than good. Recently, at the United Nations Environment Programme’s fifth Environment Assem...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 24.04.22

Kolkata kids vow to reduce use of plastic

A group of students went home with non-laminated exercise books, a packet of seeds and a promise to reduce the use of plastic, from an earth day programme held on Friday. Students from seven differen...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 22.04.22

Penalty rap for thin plastic bags in Salt Lake

“Most people don’t bring their own bags and we have to hand out groceries in something that they can carry easily. If not, our sales will dip. We have to rely on plastic as alternatives li...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Opinion  /  Published 06.04.22

Letters to the Editor: When dowry gets the veneer of respectability

Twisted logic Sir — The progressive, urban Indian family no longer asks for or provides a dowry during marriage. But does that mean that this reprehensible social custom has been rooted out for...
By The Telegraph


West Bengal  /  Published 04.04.22

Bogtui sits on a tinderbox

Birbhum police on Sunday recovered a plastic container packed with crude bombs from Bogtui village, the spot barely 150 metres from where chief minister Mamata Banerjee met family members of the March...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Rampurhat

News  /  Published 24.03.22

IIT Mandi researchers develop photocatalyst that can convert plastic to hydrogen

The Union ministry of education funded this study, which focuses on converting plastic waste to non-polluting fuel ...
By Our Correspondent

West Bengal  /  Published 20.03.22

Mirik bans plastic carry bags

The Trinamul-led civic board of Mirik municipality ahead of the summer tourist season has announced a complete ban on use of plastic carry bags across the civic area, effective from Monday. “Ou...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 15.03.22

Letters to the Editor: The mirage of yellow taxis in Calcutta

Cancelled ride Sir — Whether it is a film on Calcutta or a photograph of the city, one will be hard-pressed not to find a yellow taxi cruising down Howrah Bridge or speeding past Princep Ghat. ...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 25.02.22

Letters to the Editor: Seafood can help us adopt an environmentally sustainable diet

Hidden treasures Sir — For most Indians, even those living in coastal areas, the word, ‘seafood’, evokes limited imagery. It is usually fish, crab or shrimp, and the occasional octo...
By The Telegraph


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