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Trees Uprooted
Calcutta  /  Published 06.06.20

Tree makeover for New Town

Palm, coconut, cherry blossom, pine and casuarina will be planted across New Town where more than 4,600 trees were damaged by Cyclone Amphan.The New Town authorities have decided to change the way it ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.06.20

JU puts trees back on feet

Jadavpur University, which lost one in 10 trees on its campus to Cylcone Amphan, has constituted a committee to try and save some from the uprooted 181.Giants like mahogany, banyan, peepal were ripped...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.05.20

‘Misled’ fireman killed

A young fireman was electrocuted in Belur, Howrah, while sawing branches off a partially uprooted tree that had got entangled in electrical wires, allegedly after power utility CESC told his team that...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.05.20

A trek in cave of trees in city

First the full disclosures: I am on the wrong side of 50, I weigh 120-kg-plus, my exercise is limited to squeezing the lemon wedge and shaking the bottle to extract the last drop from both and I gener...
By R. Rajagopal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.05.20

Tools that cleared roads of trees

Army teams have been deployed across Calcutta to cut uprooted trees and remove them from roads.The Telegraph on Sunday watched from close quarters the work of a joint team of the Kumaon Regiment,...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Storm strikes 270-year-old

Cyclone Amphan did not spare the 270-year-old Great Banyan Tree in the Indian Botanic Garden in Shibpur, Howrah.Wednesday’s cyclone ravaged its old prop roots leaving a gaping hole in the northwest ...
By Anasuya Basu in Howrah

Calcutta  /  Published 14.06.20

26 trees at IIEST ‘straightened’

A team of horticulturists has been able to save 26 of the 250-odd trees that had fallen on the Shibpur-campus of IIEST after Cyclone Amphan had hit the city, officials said on Sunday.The institute inv...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.06.20

250 IIEST trees fall, 50 can be saved

Cyclone Amphan uprooted more than 250 trees on the IIEST Shibpur campus but about a fifth can be saved, a group of horticulturists said after inspecting the damage on Monday.An official of the institu...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.05.20

A dark reptile slithers through city

Calcutta's waterlogged roads looked like a dark and slithering reptile on Wednesday night as howling winds continued to haunt the city's deserted, Amphan-ravaged corridors.Snapped power lines left man...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta


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