West Bengal  /  Published 14.03.22

Mayor hears out water gripes

Demand for water supply emerged as the prime concern for Siliguri residents with their new mayor Gautam Deb on Saturday during his first interaction with them after assuming the chair. After becoming...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

People  /  Published 11.03.22

Watercolour, women and wonder: Inspirations of a ‘real world’ artist

“My art is driven by emotion. It lets me explore the white, black and grey that I see in people everywhere. I’m hoping that people can acknowledge and accept their whole selves when they s...
By Rumela Basu

News  /  Published 08.03.22

Indian embassy aborts evacuation from Sumy, students taken back to hostels from bus

This newspaper reported on Monday that the three hostels of Sumy State University where 700 Indian students have been staying have been without water. Students have spent days without showers and are ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

India  /  Published 08.03.22

Ganga stink after PM clean-up

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 27 said that Varanasi no longer disgorged dirty sewage water into the Ganga, eight years after claiming “Mother Ganga” had summoned him to the temp...
By Piyush Srivastava in Varanasi

News  /  Published 07.03.22

Holed up in Ukraine’s Sumy, Indian students queue for water, chew gum to kill hunger

“Civilians are walking with arms. Even if we spot a roadside tap, Ukranians are not allowing us to collect water. They will collect water first and we have no option but to stand in silence, esp...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata


Opinion  /  Published 07.03.22

Poisoned water: river pollution

The deteriorating quality of India’s rivers has been a long-standing concern. An estimated 40 million litres of wastewater enter rivers and other waterbodies every day of which only 37 per cent ...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 05.03.22

More water from Dhapa treatment plant in two years

Kolkata Municipal Corporation has received approval from the state government to augment the capacity of the Dhapa water treatment plant in the eastern part of the city.  The Dhapa water treatme...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 05.03.22

Gautam Deb picks his team with a mix of old and new

Gautam Deb, the new elected mayor of Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) — the largest civic body in north Bengal — on Friday tried to strike a balance between veteran councillors and fir...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

People  /  Published 03.03.22

Art blog Calcuttascapes’ Tuhina Chatterjee revels in city’s old-world charm

Chatterjee’s artworks, in the form of digital postcards, can be availed here.  ...
By Lygeia Gomes

News  /  Published 03.03.22

Waste disposal gets top priority in Kolkata Municipal Corporation 2022-23 budget

The solid waste management department of the city civic body received the highest allocation in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s 2022-23 budget presented on Wednesday. The water supply and r...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


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