World  /  Published 31.03.21

Pollution alert in Nepal

Nepal has ordered schools to close for four days after air pollution climbed to hazardous levels, forcing millions of students to stay home across the country. Air pollution is a chronic problem in t...
By Reuters in Kathmandu

Calcutta  /  Published 31.03.21

Ward-wise data to fight air pollution

Calcutta, like Delhi, will soon start generating ward-wise air pollution data that will make it easier to manage local pollution, an air pollution expert from IIT Delhi said. “Based on our sugg...
By Jayanta Basu in Ballygunge

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.03.21

Clean air: state signs up BIT, IIT

The state government has roped in two premier institutes for consultancy and advisory activities in a bid to reduce air pollution in key towns of Jharkhand under centrally sponsored National Clean Air...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 26.03.21

Pollution test must for govt buses

Government buses can ply only after they have cleared pollution tests, the transport department has decided. Machines to test tail-pipe emissions are being set up across 11 bus depots. “Only a ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.03.21

Health minster joins river cleanup drive

Steel city residents on Sunday joined Citizen's Campaign, an initiative of Jusco (Tata Steel Utilities and Infrastructure Services Ltd ) on the eve of World Water Day, to clean  water hyacint...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshdepur


Opinion  /  Published 21.03.21

Bengal’s sorrow

Can geography become history? The query need not necessarily be looked at as a riddle. Geography — Bengal’s riverine geography, a fragile landscape threatened with imminent destruction &md...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 18.03.21

Save rivers meet urges political action

More than 1,000 people from all over Bengal assembled at the Ramlila Maidan in central Calcutta on Wednesday to demand appropriate action from political parties to save rivers, and wetlands and other ...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.03.21

NGT prod on New Town crop burn

The principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed chief secretary of West Bengal, Alapan Bandopadhyay, to look into the issue of burning of crop residue in various parts of West Be...
By Jayanta Basu in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 09.03.21

City's 'unhealthy' air footprint spreads

Winter is gone but the air quality of the city and its fringes continues to be “unhealthy”, according to data generated by West Bengal Pollution Control Board as well as by a consortium le...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.03.21

Clean air funds lie unused in Dhanbad

Hubban Mallick, Director of Pay and Clean service, which is looking after the operation and maintenance of the five dust sweeping machines, said that they have been operated for less than seven months...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


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