India  /  Published 07.08.22

New plan to fight air pollution

The revamped Graded Response Action Plan, a set of anti-air pollution measures followed in Delhi and its vicinity according to the severity of the situation -- will come into force from October 1; 15 ...
By PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 06.08.22

Pollution fight tops environment minister Manas Bhunia’s list

Manas Bhunia, the new state environment minister who took charge on Friday, identified air pollution and degradation of rivers and canals as the greatest challenges faced by the department. Bhunia, g...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 04.08.22

Curb use of sound boxes, plead NGOs

Voluntary organisations and NGOs gave a memorandum to the inspector-general of police of north Bengal on Wednesday, seeking stern steps to restrict the use of sound boxes and sound mixers to prevent e...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

News  /  Published 03.08.22

Poor air can impact the brain & heart

Poor air quality can impact multiple organs and its harmful effects are not only limited to the lungs and the respiratory system, doctors and public health experts said on Tuesday. The cardiovasc...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 03.08.22

Letters to the editor: repercussions of global warming are being felt across the globe

Simple steps Sir — The repercussions of global warming are being felt across the globe. As unprecedented heatwaves sweep across countries that have historically experienced mild summers, people...
By The Telegraph


Opinion  /  Published 01.08.22

Breathe easy: scrapping vehicles in Bengal

The National Green Tribunal has ordered the West Bengal government to phase out private and commercial vehicles that are over 15 years old and all public transport vehicles below Bharat Stage-IV withi...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 28.07.22

West Bengal govt to seek extension of National Green Tribunal order on old vehicles

“A huge number of private and commercial vehicles older than 15 years are plying in the cities of Kolkata and Howrah and also in other places in the State of West Bengal which amounts to few lak...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 27.07.22

National Green Tribunal orders Bengal to phase out all 15-year-old vehicles in 6 months

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday ordered the West Bengal government to phase out all vehicles — both private and commercial — that are over 15 years within six months. The trib...
By Subhajoy Roy, Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 26.07.22

NGT orders phase out of all 15-year-old vehicles, including private cars

According to an estimate submitted by the Union ministry of road transport to the bench earlier, more than 92 lakh vehicles aged 15 years or older are plying in the state, of which over 20 lakh vehicl...
By The Plurals News Network

Lifestyle  /  Published 25.07.22

Explore India’s rich water heritage through the Living Waters Museum

In March of 2021 and 2022, LWM launched large online exhibitions —  Confluence and Punyache Paani respectively, looking at Mumbai and Pune’s water history, heritage and livelihoods. T...
By Vedant Karia


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