Places  /  Published 27.10.21

Sunderbans tiger attack kills 21-year-old

A 21-year-old man, part of a group trying to catch crabs from a creek in the Sunderbans, was killed in a tiger attack on Monday. Sankar Bhakta was a resident of Paschim Dwarikapur village in Patharpr...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 25.10.21

Sunderbans youth on mission oxygen on two wheels

Soumitra Mondal, 29, from the remote Bali island of the Sunderbans, proved humanity exists even in the bleakest of times. On Saturday morning, Soumitra tied an oxygen concentrator to the carrier of h...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Gosaba

West Bengal  /  Published 19.10.21

Two nights on trees on tiger turf

Nine fishermen from Raidighi in South 24-Parganas spent two sleepless nights on trees inside the tiger reserve of the Sunderbans to protect themselves from tigers after their boat toppled in Bidyadhar...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.21

College-goers hold awareness camp for women

A group of 15 college-goers, under the banner of NGO Chandernagore Bhu-Sankalpa, held an awareness camp on menstrual health for women of the remote Parashmani Island in the Sunderbans, on a boat on Su...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Sunderbans

West Bengal  /  Published 11.10.21

IIT students in Sunderbans to plant mangroves

A group of students from IIT-Kharagpur planted 10,000 saplings of mangroves at a village in Satjelia island of the Sunderbans, which had suffered damage during Cyclone Yaas this year in May. For this...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


West Bengal  /  Published 08.10.21

Street theatre speaks for the mangroves

A theatre troupe from Nadia’s Krishnagar has enlisted the help of local theatre groups for to create awareness among residents of the Sunderbans delta on the need to stop illegal felling of tree...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 06.10.21

Tiger drags away fisherman

In the third attack in four days, a royal Bengal tiger dragged away a fisherman inside the dense forest early on Tuesday, leading the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve (STR) authorities to issue a ban on fishi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.21

Fisherman rescued from tiger’s jaws

A 37-year-old fisherman was severely injured by a royal Bengal tiger in Gosaba area of the Sunderbans in South 24Parganas when he, along with four others, went to collect crabs from a restricted area ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 26.09.21

Sunderbans tiger tourism

The Sunderbans Tiger Reserve will be thrown open to tourists from October 1, with only one condition. All adult tourists must be vaccinated with at least one dose against Covid-19. Over half a dozen...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.21

4 helipads for quick response to crises

The state government will set up four permanent helipads in remote and strategic locations of the Sunderbans and coastal South 24-Parganas in a bid to reach out to these pockets during cyclones or flo...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


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