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  • Launch of Katwa project offers hope for Gangetic dolphins

    Launch of Katwa project offers hope for Gangetic dolphins

    The choice of Katwa as the awareness cum breeding centre for the protection of Gangetic dolphins cannot be faulted as their number has already crossed the three figure mark, a senior forest department official said.

    July 12, 2020
  • Kolkata must reclaim its place

    Kolkata must reclaim its place

    More than three hundred years ago Kolkata was promoted by a band of adventurous British traders with a vision to make it a competitive business centre on the eastern bank of the Bhagirathi.

    November 21, 2019
  • Tanuja is chief guest at Pune film appreciation course

    Tanuja is chief guest at Pune film appreciation course

    The veteran actress will award certificates to the course participants. Her daughter Tanisha Mukerji will also be present during the function.

    September 24, 2019
  • Rivers of despair

    Rivers of despair

    James Rennell, an Englishman, prepared a Bengal Atlas, which was dedicated to Lord Clive in 1780. The map shows the Ganga flowing towards the East and then meandering towards Murshidabad district as Baugrutty (presently Bhagirathi) that was flowing southwards. The reasons for the Bhagirathi’s disconnection from the Ganga are unknown. However, there was reportedly a …

    July 12, 2018
  • The turgid river

    The turgid river

    The Ganga originates in the glacial peaks of Gangotri and flows to a point below Farakka, where it bifurcates. The main channel, known as Padma, flows towards Bangladesh, while the other channel called Bhagirathi enters India at a place close to Jangipur in Murshidabad district. Lower down, the name of Bhagirathi changes to Hooghly. The …

    December 29, 2017