Calcutta  /  Published 07.10.20

Trapped tiger released in wild

The tiger, a male aged around “five-six years”, was released into Chulkata forest in the South 24-Parganas division of the Sunderbans, on the banks of the Thakuran river and not far from J...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.10.20

Tiger strays into Sunderbans village

A tiger was captured in a trap cage in the patch of forest on the edge of Baikanthapur 6 on Tuesday evening. The trap had been laid because the tiger spotted earlier was expected to come back for the ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.10.20

Tiger drags fisherman into Jhila forest

A tiger was spotted on Monday evening seated on a brick pathway in Baikanthapur village in the Kultali Block in Baruipur, South 24-Parganas. Cops from Maipith coastal police station and forest offici...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.09.20

Move to calm frayed nerves

Forest department officials have held meetings with panchayat pradhans, members of joint forest management committee members and villagers from the Sunderbans and asked them not to harm tigers if they...
By Snehal Sengupta, Debraj Mitra in Sunderbans

Calcutta  /  Published 15.09.20

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 03.09.20

Tiger attack in Sundarbans

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

Opinion  /  Published 03.08.20

The changing isle: Poll-bound Sri Lanka

The campaigning for the Sri Lankan parliamentary elections scheduled on August 5 ended yesterday. Pundits have predicted the outgoing prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, to be the frontrunner in the ra...
By Sonia Sarkar in

Calcutta  /  Published 10.07.20

Fish answer to tiger risk in Sunderbans

Altogether 1.5 tonnes of fish fingerlings will be released in over 500 ponds in villages bordering the Sunderban tiger reserve by the end of July. The fish farming will reduce the number of people en...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

Rs 12cr for tiger release in Buxa

The National Tiger Conservation Authority has sanctioned Rs 12 crore for reintroduction of royal Bengal tigers in the Buxa Tiger Reserve in Alipurduar district. The Bengal forest department had decid...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.19

Leopards suffer due to focus on 'iconic' animals

Grave problems are often overlooked or forgotten in favour of those that are considered to be more serious. This is evident from the information recently given to Parliament by the Union ministry of e...
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