Opinion  /  Published 31.12.18

The secret support for illegal mining must be addressed

Laws fail only when people in power want them to. The tragedy of the miners trapped since December 13 in a suddenly flooded coal mine in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya is the terrible ou...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.12.18

Samaritan’s so-long to home of four decades

A British doctor who had made Calcutta his home 40 years ago to fulfil his life’s mission of providing medical care and schooling to the poor is returning to London safe in the knowledge that the NG...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 28.12.18

Meghalaya mine rescue efforts get a boost

A multi-agency search and rescue operation will be undertaken from Saturday to rescue 15 miners trapped in a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills since December 13.Personnel of the National D...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 26.12.18

Firm offers aid for rescuing trapped miners

A Pune-based firm, which sent its technical experts to Thailand earlier this year to aid the rescue of 13 people trapped in a cave, said on Wednesday that it was in touch with the Meghalaya government...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.05.19

NDRF chief prods state for own disaster combat unit

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will write to state chief secretary D.K. Tiwari recommending forming a state disaster response force in Jharkhand as soon as possible.Satya Narayan Pradhan, a 1...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 02.05.19

Cyclone Fani: Massive evacuation operations in Odisha

A massive operation was launched in Odisha on Thursday to evacuate over eight lakh people from low-lying coastal areas as the extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Fani' moved closer to the eastern coast, ...
By PTI in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 26.09.19

17 killed in Pune rain

At least 17 people were killed in separate accidents triggered by heavy rain in Pune city and several other parts of the district in Maharashtra on Thursday, officials said.Nearly 16,000 people, incl...
By PTI in Pune

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.19

Social media ads lead to rescue of 24 parakeets

Blue hand-tamed parakeet for sale Beautiful white and yellow parakeets for sale  Advertisements on social media led wildlife officials to three houses in Behala, Rajpur and off the EM Bypass and ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.11.18

Walkers rescue trapped jackal

Early risers out on a stroll inside a suburban housing complex in Calcutta on Tuesday saved a Golden Jackal from being killed by some panicky residents after the animal was found with its hind legs en...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.20

Baby rescued, dad held

A 13-month-old boy who had allegedly been abducted by his father was rescued by police with the help of residents at Shimurali-Manashapota in Chakdah on Monday evening.Sources said the rescue became p...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Chakdah


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