Tag: North Bengal

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  • Eklavya’s kinship with ancient North Bengal

    Eklavya’s kinship with ancient North Bengal

    Eklavya, a character from the longest recorded epic Mahabharata, who disparages the heroic greatness of Arjuna, the gallant conqueror of the great epic and gleams with his chivalry, his sacrifice, and his devotion to the preceptor, somehow had a kinship with the ruler of ancient North Bengal, which was famously known as Pundravardhana in the primordial period.

    October 25, 2019
  • Creating environmental awareness

    Creating environmental awareness

    A North Bengal-based environmental group is set to host a nature camp, which will engage around 100 underprivileged children in activities like trekking, camping and rock-climbing.

    October 16, 2019
  • Studying the barking deer

    Studying the barking deer

    The barking deer, though not an endangered animal, is a rare species which must be protected from poachers as well as local villagers who are known to consume their meat.

    October 10, 2019
  • Concerted effort to save rhinos

    Concerted effort to save rhinos

    An initiative was undertaken by several environmental organisations to help protect Indian rhinos, an endangered species, from poachers and smugglers.

    August 13, 2019
  • Light rainfall in city, north Bengal sees heavy downpour

    Light rainfall in city, north Bengal sees heavy downpour

    Heavy rainfall with thunderstorms was witnessed in Haldia and Kalimpong with 24 mm and 15 mm of rainfall respectively.

    July 28, 2019
  • Mahananda in Malda threatens English Bazar areas

    Mahananda in Malda threatens English Bazar areas

    According to sources, erosion has also started in some areas of Kaliachak, but no extensive damage has been done there so far.

    July 24, 2019
  • The PUJO SPIRIT begins

    The PUJO SPIRIT begins

    Like every year, organising committees of different pujas in North Bengal have enthralling ideas up their sleeves that are ready to lend every worshipper a great experience.

    July 20, 2019
  • Foresters rescue birds

    Foresters rescue birds

    Forest officers suspected that the accused persons had captured the birds from the forests with the intention smuggling them out and selling them for a good price.

    July 18, 2019
  • Noted Nepali litterateur no more

    Noted Nepali litterateur no more

    Apart from an iconic literary figure and social worker, he was also an educationist in the Dooars, while he was a teacher by profession.

    July 16, 2019
  • DUKPA, the vanishing TRIBE

    DUKPA, the vanishing TRIBE

    The central government, as well as the state government, can immediately implement schemes and programmes for the development of the Dukpas, as the community is up to the creek and there is almost no means left for them to bring home the bacon.

    July 15, 2019
  • Attempts to safeguard jumbo corridors

    Attempts to safeguard jumbo corridors

    Environmental groups have been taking measures to limit human-elephant conflict and to create an environment in which animals do not feel threatened.

    July 15, 2019
  • Rain continues to wreak havoc in north Bengal; one dead

    Rain continues to wreak havoc in north Bengal; one dead

    'Bimal Sil, a man in his early 40s, reportedly slipped into the gutter while wading through a flooded street on Saturday night at Shanupara locality of the district.'

    July 14, 2019
  • Reducing human-animal conflict

    Reducing human-animal conflict

    An initiative was taken by an Odlabari-based environmental outfit to prepare children from different walks of life to deftly deal with nature.

    July 10, 2019
  • Showers, curd, lassi help city zoo animals combat summer heat

    Showers, curd, lassi help city zoo animals combat summer heat

    Mr Asis Kumar Samanta, director of the Zoological Garden said that just like humans, animals too suffer from the extreme heat and delayed monsoon.

    June 29, 2019
  • Exploration for the cause of conservation

    Exploration for the cause of conservation

    Seasoned adventurists face trekking challenges head-on and teach younger generations the ropes.

    June 28, 2019
  • FOCIN seeks AIIMS-like facility in North Bengal

    FOCIN seeks AIIMS-like facility in North Bengal

    Focin has particularly pointed this out, and has urged the finance minister to take appropriate steps in this regard, so that employees can get their due treatment facilities.

    June 25, 2019
  • After vaccines, drop in Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) cases in North Bengal

    After vaccines, drop in Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) cases in North Bengal

    Meanwhile, the department has taken up surveillance of Streptococcus pneumonia (SP) on children in the age group of one month and 59 months under projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    June 24, 2019