West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.19

Reel to real: Water for all

A rainwater harvesting system that was part of a film set has turned into a major source of drinking water for around 2,500 residents of a Cooch Behar village.Rop Akter Ahamed, a mechanical engineer w...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

India  /  Published 11.11.19

Hundreds of birds found dead in Rajasthan

Hundreds of migratory birds belonging to about 10 species have been found dead around Sambhar Lake, the country’s largest inland saltwater lake, near Jaipur.Officials said they suspected water conta...
By PTI in Rajasthan

Opinion  /  Published 10.11.19


A festival in its broadest sense in these scattered times is less about faith, more about identity. Chhath is a pre-Vedic festival of Bihar, which has now travelled out to every part of India wherever...
By Upala Sen

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.11.19

Water bodies to get monthly care

The water bodies of Ranchi will be cleaned every month, the civic body has decided. Taking lessons from the difficulties in cleaning water bodies during festivals, Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) h...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur/Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 29.10.19

Don’t mix cricket with Teesta: Sheikh Hasina

If a Bengali invites another Bengali to enjoy a game of cricket, there is no point “mixing Teesta” and pouring cold water over it. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sent out this message on ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


Jharkhand  /  Published 26.11.18

Ranchi ponds cry for post-Chhath clean-up

By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

World  /  Published 24.11.18

Yellow vest protests spill out on Paris streets

Police firing tear gas and using water cannon clashed with protesters in Paris who are angry over rising fuel costs and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, the second weekend of “yellow...
By Reuters in Paris

Opinion  /  Published 24.04.20

Essence of life

An overwhelming anxiety about health brought about the lockdown as a means of protection. But the state of lockdown itself brings on a different set of anxieties, not all of which can be articulated w...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 13.08.19

Water: That precious, public resource

The water crisis is on everyone’s lips. Volumes are being written on how to tackle this calamity — rainwater harvesting, irrigation and farming practices, restoring water bodies, interlinking rive...
By Mina Anand

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.19

We have failed at even basic water management

Look for Mawlynnong on the map of Meghalaya. It’s a village relatively close to Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram, and is one of the wettest places on earth. But the villagers there often run out of water ...
By Pinaki Roy


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