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  • City braces for Amphan fury

    City braces for Amphan fury

    A CPI-M delegation team today submitted a memorandum before the Contai sub-divisional officer urging him to open control rooms at each gram panchayat in the vulnerable blocks and to shift the residents living in the coastal areas to cyclone rescue centers.

    May 20, 2020
  • Saving the Sundarbans of crucial importance

    Saving the Sundarbans of crucial importance

    It’s been over 10 years since cyclone Aila ravaged the Sundarbans in 2009, and the devastating cyclone Sidr in 2007 with a wind speed of 250 km an hour hit the forest.

    January 3, 2020
  • A success story

    A success story

    Sometimes a group returned with parts of the bodies of an able bodied man, the remnants of the head of a family who had set out to bring succour to his near and dear ones.

    October 21, 2019
  • Majestic heritage

    Majestic heritage

    An ongoing research project |involving the Universities of Calcutta and Oxford looks at the aristocratic zamindari homes of South Bengal -- their unbridled affluence, inevitable decay and possibilities of resurgence.

    September 9, 2019
  • NGT fines state one crore rupee for failing to demolish tourist lodge

    NGT fines state one crore rupee for failing to demolish tourist lodge

    Time and again, the tribunal has reminded the state government that the Sundarbans fall under ecologically fragile and sensitive zone declared as biosphere hotspot by the United Nations and of the necessity to protect this precious region in the interest of environment and progeny. Godkhali tourist lodge remaining intact displays obstinacy of the state and its violation of the order of the tribunal, the NGT observed.

    July 16, 2019
  • Sundarbans: Climate change

    Sundarbans: Climate change

    There is a shrinking of habitat and food chain is disrupted.

    July 8, 2019
  • Hunt for the hunter

    Hunt for the hunter

    Tribal sentiment and rituals are not relevant in the overall construct. Very pertinently has the Human and Environment Alliance League contended that “there is nothing tribal about these (hunting) festivals"

    April 25, 2019
  • Trap and Kill

    Trap and Kill

    Whether it is a tiger or a deer, the creature gets still more entangled as it tries to free itself.

    April 18, 2019
  • World within a world

    World within a world

    The Sundarbans are under threat due to rising sea levels and global climate change.

    October 26, 2018
  • Battered & Bruised

    Battered & Bruised

    There was no howling of the wind in Kolkata on Tuesday night ~ close to ten years after Cyclone Aila devastated West Bengal on 23 May 2009. The city hadn’t experienced a thundersquall of such velocity for a long time; the windspeed was an almost incredible 98 km an hour ~ marginally less than Aila’s …

    April 21, 2018
  • Bungle in the Jungle

    Bungle in the Jungle

    The majestic walk since 2 March has come to a brutal end. The tiger, that had strayed into Lalgarh in Bengal’s Midnapore district from a neighbouring forest, has been found dead with multiple wounds, even a spear jutting out of the neck ~ altogether a revolting testament to the scant regard for wild life and …

    April 15, 2018
  • Cages set up in Madhupur forest to trap Bengal tiger

    Cages set up in Madhupur forest to trap Bengal tiger

    The forest department has set up two cages inside Madhupur forest in Lalgarh, today, to trap the full grown adult Bengal tiger that was sighted roaming in the erstwhile Maoist dominated forests on Friday on remotely activated camera traps. The forest officials have used goats as baits to lure the tiger and villagers living in …

    March 4, 2018
  • Experts stress on conservation of biodiversity in Sundarbans

    Experts stress on conservation of biodiversity in Sundarbans

    Environment experts on Friday laid emphasis on the need for conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of biological resources, with special reference to the Sundarbans. Dr Punarbasu Chaudhuri, HOD, Department of Science, University of Calcutta, gave a presentation about the Biodiversity of the Sundarbans, which covered nearly 105 species of flowering plants including true mangrove …

    September 1, 2017
  • Rebuilding lives of Sundarbans’ ‘tiger widows’

    Rebuilding lives of Sundarbans’ ‘tiger widows’

    Tragedy struck this widow twice in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest. First, she watched her husband die of snakebite. Then, her young son was mauled to death by a Royal Bengal tiger. This is the heart-rending tale of 60-year-old Panchami Naya of Durgapur – a remote island located in South 24 Parganas district …

    July 10, 2017