Calcutta  /  Published 17.09.20

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 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 04.09.20

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...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 05.01.20

Pugmarks set off tiger alarm

Pugmarks spotted in the Simplapal forest in Bankura and the Malaboti forest in Jhargram’s Silda on Sunday morning have prompted the forest department to launch an inquiry to find out whether they be...
By Snehal Sengupta and Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 26.03.19

Searching tiger, spotting heron

In a classic example of serendipity, a search for tigers caught the critically endangered white-bellied heron for the first time on camera.A rare white-bellied heron (Ardea insignis) has been captured...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati

Travel  /  Published 23.03.19

Wild about Kabini

Imagine sitting by a large window at Glenary’s Bakery & Cafe, sipping hot coffee and soaking in the sun, enjoying the view of Darjeeling . Life could hardly get better on your birthday. Then sud...
By Tarun Sircar in


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