Calcutta  /  Published 25.02.21

Fishermen driven to jaws of tigers

The lure of crabs that fetch good prices is proving to be fatal for fishermen and inexperienced groups venturing deep inside the core areas of the Sunderbans to lay traps despite the risk of tiger att...
By Snehal Sengupta in Sunderbans

West Bengal  /  Published 18.02.21

Fisherman mauled to death by royal Bengal tiger

Bengal on Wednesday logged 249 Covid-19 recoveries, 133 new infections and two deaths, including one from the city, achieving a drop in its total active cases for the 114th day on the trot since Vijay...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.02.21

Fatal end to unavoidable venture into Sunderbans

A man who had ventured deep inside the Sunderbans to catch crabs and fish died after being mauled by a tiger on Tuesday morning. Samaresh Ray had set out on a small boat with several others from Kult...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.02.21

Tiger sneaks out of forest

A Royal Bengal tiger triggered panic among tourists and villagers in the Sunderbans’ Samshernagar area early on Wednesday when it escaped through a breach in the Jhinga Khali jungle’s wire...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Hingalganj

Calcutta  /  Published 01.02.21

1 dead, 1 missing as boat capsizes

A 65-year-old man drowned and a woman went missing after a boat carrying tourists from Calcutta capsized off Jharkhali in the Sunderbans in South 24-Parganas on Sunday. The motorised boat carrying ar...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 26.01.21

Climate change: from Paris to Glasgow

The Paris climate agreement completed five years recently. One can still remember Prakash Javadekar, India’s environment minister, saying, “All our demands have been met; we are going to c...
By Jayanta Basu in

Calcutta  /  Published 25.01.21

Teachers carry relief to Sunderbans

Teachers of a city school travelled more than 80km carrying clothes and other relief materials that students had collected for villagers in the Sunderbans who are yet to recover from the impact of Cyc...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.01.21

5 crocodiles released in Sunderbans

Five saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) bred in captivity for conservation were released into the wild in the Sunderbans on Thursday. The crocodiles have been bred at a sanctuary in Bhagabatpu...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.01.21

Glare on loud music in Sunderbans

Patrol teams of the forest department will remove sound systems and loudspeakers from launches and motor boats hired by tourists in the Sunderbans, an official of the department said. Hundreds of lau...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 31.12.20

Sunderbans researcher passes away

Amalash Choudhury, retired professor of zoology and marine sciences from Calcutta University and a pioneering personality in Sunderbans research, succumbed to Covid-19 on Wednesday in a hospital at No...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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