News  /  Published 09.07.22

351 pending FIRs against violations in East Kolkata Wetlands

Officials said the plot where the building stands is not classified as “settlement” in the land records. The East Kolkata Wetlands have been classified into three categories — settl...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 08.07.22

KMC, Kolkata police and environment dept pull down wetlands wall in east Kolkata

The East Kolkata Wetlands, protected under the Ramsar convention, is spread over 12,500 hectares. The Ramsar convention is an international treaty for protection and conservation of wetlands.&nbs...
By Subhajoy Roy, Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.07.22

Illegal construction demolished on East Kolkata Wetlands

“We are happy that action was taken against one violation, but what about the rest where no effective action has been taken so far? We will soon write to the authorities demanding appropriate ac...
By The Plurals News Network

News  /  Published 20.03.22

Kolkata girl bags global prize for conservation

“This is not a personal recognition. This is a global recognition for the fishing cat and its depleting habitat, the wetlands,” Adhya told The Telegraph over the phone from Chilika in Odis...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.12.21

EM Bypass-New Town flyover plan spares core East Kolkata Wetlands area

Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) has drawn up a new project report for a proposed flyover connecting EM Bypass and New Town’s Biswa Bangla gate.  The flyover proposal prom...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Calcutta  /  Published 17.11.20

Bortir Bill wetland, a killing field for birds

A vast wetland near Calcutta has emerged as a popular drive destination over the past few months. The wetland is also a killing field for hundreds of birds every day, many of whom fly in from thousand...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 11.02.19

The problem with comparing Modi to Batman

Sir — A recent tweet from the handle of the Bharatiya Janata Party compared Narendra Modi with none other than Batman. The comparison was made with regard to the swift extradition of Deepak Talwar, ...
By The Telegraph


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