Calcutta  /  Published 29.06.21

Sunderbans: Covid tools for foresters

Forest guards at dozens of remote camps in the Sunderbans are now slightly better equipped to deal with Covid-related emergencies. In a month-long drive, an NGO that works to reduce human-wildlife co...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.06.21

Tightrope walk for Duare Tran teams

Bamboo bridges or boats, they are all in a day’s work for Duare Tran teams. Government officials and employees, tasked with verifying applications for the state’s Duare Tran (relief on do...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 23.06.21

A life beyond bare existence

Last year, around this time, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, I had written in this column that crises bring us to crossroads where the choice is between doing things that were not considered earli...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

Calcutta  /  Published 22.06.21

Relief plastic chokes Sunderbans

Waste collectors, including ragpickers in the city, have been engaged to weed out the plastic items and take them to recycling units. The plastic bottles are being manually sorted and their lids and l...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.06.21

Legacy that Covid could not overpower

Funds started to pour in as soon as Dasani’s younger daughter Nishita posted a message on social media. “...In these difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic when the entire nation is stru...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.21

Coast villagers set on saving fragile dykes

Thousands of villagers in coastal North 24-Parganas, including a part of the Sunderbans, are spending a sleepless night on the eve of the high tide set to hit Bengal’s coastline on Friday evenin...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Hingalganj

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 07.06.21

Yaas relief carrier overturns, 1 dead

Many vehicles loaded with relief materials are heading for cyclone-affected areas in North and South 24-Parganas every day with police permission. Most of them travel through Basanti Highway, which ha...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ghatakpukur

West Bengal  /  Published 02.06.21

Cyclone Yaas victim killed by tiger in Sunderbans

A woman, who lost her home in Cyclone Yaas last Wednesday, was killed by a royal Bengal tiger in the Sajnakhali sanctuary of coastal Sunderbans in South 24-Parganas when she went to catch crabs early ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 31.05.21

Sunderbans thirsts for water

Around 1.2 lakh residents of the Namkhana, Patharpratima and Sagar blocks in the Sunderbans have been struggling to fetch drinking water since Cyclone Yaas, which made landfall last Wednesday, left la...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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