West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.19

Tigers sighted in new pockets

Over 400 pairs of cameras across the Sunderbans and South 24-Parganas have captured tiger images in areas that have not had any previous sighting of the big cat, suggesting a rise in the animal count....
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.07.19

Fish vanishing, crabs lure crusader to peril

Arjun Mondal from Rajatjubilee village in the Sunderbans was fighting for the women who lost their husbands to tiger attacks. This Monday, two persons accompanying him reported that he was dragged awa...
By Jayanta Basu in Gosaba

West Bengal  /  Published 11.07.19

Forest officer hit over Sunderbans boat licence

A range officer was thrashed on Thursday morning by a group of men who apparently wanted licence to fish inside the protected forest areas of the Sunderbans, police said.Ashok Naskar, the Raidighi ran...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.06.20

Student on scholarship remembers to help others

An undergraduate student who is able to pursue math honours because of a scholarship is going around homes at his village in South 24-Parganas providing relief to families left homeless by Cyclone Amp...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.06.20

Fresh tidal wave of woes for cyclone-hit

Large parts of the riverine belt of the Sunderbans in the North 24-Parganas as well as parts of South 24-Parganas were inundated by a heavy spring tide that started on Saturday morning and continued w...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat


Calcutta  /  Published 16.05.20

Sunderbans: aid for residents

Recently, word spread in villages in Sunderbans’ Kultali that free groceries would be distributed from the local forest beat.Since early morning — the distribution was slated to have started from...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.19

Tiger widows seek damages

If a fisherman in the Sunderbans is killed by a tiger, the family not only has to deal with his death but faces intense harassment from the authorities, in case he was fishing in unlawful territory.In...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.03.20

Sunderbans hotels shut down

Hotels, resorts, and guest houses across parts of Gosaba, Sajnekhali and Dhanekhali in the Sunderbans have been shut down till March 31 as part of the efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavir...
By Kinsuk Basu in Sunderbans

India  /  Published 01.12.19

Why no one cares even if it’s ‘Aila plus Bulbul’

On Mousuni island, devastated by Cyclone Bulbul, a group of women gathers around this team of reporters. “We will take you where no one goes,” one of them says.We get off the raised mud road that ...
By Jayanta Basu

West Bengal  /  Published 23.06.20

Double whammy: A pandemic and a cyclone

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the position of women in the workforce influences their position at home and vice versa. While interviewing fishermen and farmers, we understood that the co...
By Trinayana Panda


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