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Sagar Island
West Bengal  /  Published 11.07.22

State plans Sagar Island bridge

The Bengal government is contemplating a proposal to construct a four-lane bridge over the Muriganga river to connect Sagar Island with Kakdwip on the mainland using the Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM). U...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

News  /  Published 11.03.22

French consul general tours ground zero of climate change in Sunderbans

Talpain even took a photograph of his toto driver, Maina, and later sent the photo to him. “The impact of climate change is on the rise. In that context, the French consul general’s trip ...
By Jayanta Basu

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.22

CM plea to pilgrims: Keep Mela low-key

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged Gangasagar pilgrims to keep celebrations low-key this time and ensure strict adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols, underscoring the need to comply with Calcutta Hi...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.22

Calcutta HC forms new Mela committee

Calcutta High Court on Tuesday disbanded a committee it had constituted earlier with leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari as one of three members to monitor adherence to Covid-19 protocols at the Gan...
By Tapas Ghosh and Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.01.22

Govt tells HC about wish to hold Sagar fair

Advocate-general S.N. Mukherji informed Calcutta High Court on Thursday that the state government was in favour of holding Ganga Sagar Mela from January 8 to 16 on Sagar Island like previous year by a...
By Tapas Ghosh in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.22

Govt reply sought on Mela PIL

A division bench of Calcutta High Court asked the state government to inform the court by 2pm on Thursday  its opinion to a public interest litigation seeking cancellation of Gangasagar Mela this...
By Tapas Ghosh in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.21

Rehabilitation for islanders in Sunderbans

The state government has started a process to rehabilitate hundreds of families which are perennially exposed to vagaries of nature as their homes are situated on an island surrounded by two rivers an...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.06.21

Column of wind on Hooghly

The Met office called Thursday’s system a waterspout, a whirling column of air and water mist. “It is similar to a mesocyclone or a mini-tornado that was reported on May 25. The previous o...
By Debraj Mitra, Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.06.21

CM orders evacuation before high tides

Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked South 24-Parganas district administration officials to make arrangements to evacuate 20,000 people from Sagar Island and Mousuni island ahead of high tides on June 11 a...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.06.21

Yaas damage takes toll on health services

Floodwater accumulated in the aftermath of Cyclone Yaas at several villages in coastal districts of North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas, including those located in and around Gosaba and Sagar Isla...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Subhasish Chaudhuri in Gosaba/Barasat


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