Calcutta  /  Published 02.11.20

Crowd control holds local train key

The Bengal government has to play a proactive role in crowd control for the resumption of suburban trains in the state, railway officials said ahead of their meeting with state officials on Monday. T...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.10.20

Women of Sunderbans start fightback

Thousands of families in the Sunderbans, ravaged by the twin blows of the Covid pandemic and Cyclone Amphan, are inching towards a marginally better life because of a campaign led by women of the area...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.10.20

Firearms haul in Sunderbans

The Sunderbans coastal police seized a huge cache of firearms from a house in Radhanagar area of the Baruipur police district, South 24-Parganas, in the early hours of Wednesday. Police have also arr...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Baruipur

West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.20

Sundarbans: drive to restore mangroves

Members of the Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha, one of the largest people’s science movements in India, along with a group of students, have launched a plantation drive in the Sunderbans to restore ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Hingalganj

Calcutta  /  Published 17.10.20

New clothes to win trust in conflict zones

Over 2,500 children and women living in areas prone to human-animal conflict will get a new set of clothes in the run-up to the festive season. The areas are Dakshin Shole in West Midnapore, human se...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 10.10.20

Crocodile swims into village pond

A 10ft-long crocodile strayed into a pond in a Sunderbans village prompting villagers to take photographs of the reptile. Officials from the South 24-Parganas forest range office and trained personne...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.10.20

Trapped tiger released in wild

A small trawler stood on the edge of the Thakuran river near a forest in the Sunderbans on Wednesday evening. It was low tide. As soon as the doors of a trap cage on the trawler were lifted, out jumpe...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.10.20

Tiger strays into Sunderbans village

A tiger that had strayed into a village in the Sunderbans on Monday evening killed livestock and squatted on a brick road for hours before retreating into the forest. The intrusion of tigers has come...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.09.20

Tiger claims third victim in four days

A fisherman who was part of a team that had ventured inside the Sunderbans forests to catch crabs died after being attacked by a tiger while he was cooking on the bank of a creek on Sunday morning, a ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Sunderbans

Calcutta  /  Published 08.09.20

Sunderbans: Fishing to save mangroves

Around 20 families in a Sunderbans village will get fish fingerlings to be reared in five ponds. The conservationists and foresters behind the project are hoping that the scope of an alternative live...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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