News  /  Published 26.04.22

Green tribunal calls noise reduction drive in West Bengal an eyewash

The eastern zonal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said no effective action has been taken by police to check noise pollution in Kolkata and the rest of Bengal. The bench of Justice B. ...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.04.22

Cowsheds back on the banks of Tolly's Nullah, river course as polluted as ever

“Kolkata seems to be wasting a great resource,” said an urban planner with whom this reporter shared a few photographs. ...
By Jayanta Basu

News  /  Published 16.04.22

Trolleybus to run with tram power on trial basis on Kolkata streets

The city will have a trial run for a trolleybus that will draw power from electric cables meant for trams, transport minister Firhad Hakim said last Saturday. If the trial works out, the state govern...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

India  /  Published 15.04.22

SC focus on NCR brick kilns

The Supreme Court has directed the Central Pollution Control Board and state pollution control boards to conduct surprise inspections at brick kilns in the National Capital Region (NCR) to ensure that...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 13.04.22

National Green Tribunal panel to probe Saraswati river encroachment

State pollution control board has been asked to act as a nodal agency. Petitioner Datta has been directed to accompany the committee on its field visits. The committee will try to find out whether f...
By Jayanta Basu


News  /  Published 12.04.22

Santragachi shift order for buses from Esplanade in 14 days

“Santragachi is about 10km from the bus terminus at Esplanade. It cannot be a viable alternative given the prevailing price of diesel,” said the owner of a private bus on route 78. The st...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.04.22

One lakh excess premature deaths linked to air pollution in eight Indian cities including Kolkata: Study

Exposure to air pollution has been linked to 100,000 excess premature deaths in the Indian cities of Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Surat, Pune and Ahmedabad between 2005 and 2018, ac...

News  /  Published 11.04.22

SwitchON Foundation hosts workshop for RIMS students on impact of air pollution

The programme was aimed at motivating, educating and engaging medical students to spread awareness about air pollution...
By Our Correspondent

News  /  Published 08.04.22

National Green Tribunal orders inquiry into the alleged filling up of Saraswati river

“I submitted during the hearing that though river Saraswati is polluting the Hooghly river at Tribeni in Hooghly and Sankrail in Howrah, it has not been included under the Union government&rsquo...
By The Plurals News Network

News  /  Published 07.04.22

Pollution in Kolkata may cause common diseases

Many common diseases — a blockage in the artery or a stomach upset — could be caused by environmental pollution, some doctors in the city said on Wednesday. Doctors spoke at an event orga...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata


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