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Saturday, December 04, 2021



Bengal: Fisherman killed in Sundarbans tiger attack

October 27, 2021 4:59 am

Forest officials said Bhakta had gone out to fish with six others. In the afternoon, he was having his lunch on the boat when a tiger sneaked up on him and tried to drag him into the forest.

An Expert Explains: How rare species of Sundarbans are threatened by human activities

September 23, 2021 10:54 am

Settlement mangroves which used to be safe havens of diverse molluscs and crustaceans are disappearing due to the polluted discharges from shrimp ponds

Dead fish, flooded fields, submerged homes in cyclone-ravaged Sunderbans, fight for life and livelihood

June 01, 2021 1:25 pm

Jana and Mondal are among thousands of people living in the Namkhana block -- one of the worst-affected in the Sunderbans region in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district who have lost their homes and livelihoods due to the cyclone.

Tigers stalk as storms, poverty force Indians deep into mangrove forests

January 15, 2021 10:27 am

India's Sundarbans is a mangrove area bordering Bangladesh. As farmland shrinks, some risk fishing in dangerous areas. Number of reported fatal tiger maulings jumps in 2020 COVID lockdown meant local migrant workers were stuck.

Adulterated honey: Sweet success for Sundarbans’ Moulis as buyers make a beeline for their organic stuff

December 05, 2020 9:18 pm

While brands like Dabur and Patanjali rejected the investigation’s findings, defending the quality of their processed honey, Indian Forest Service officials took to social media to draw attention to unadulterated organic honey from the Sundarbans as a healthier alternative.

Guess which of these houses got cleared for Cyclone Amphan relief?

July 16, 2020 10:08 am

The one on left, of a Panchayat member. In rural Bengal, the politically connected — mainly TMC, some from Opposition — are jumping line for relief even if there’s little damage to show.

Why the Sundarbans has unwavering faith in Bon Bibi -- a forest deity with a stage presence

July 05, 2020 2:22 pm

What a centuries-old folk theatre form, Bon Bibi'r Palagaan, unique to the Sundarban islands in West Bengal tells us about human fragility, survival and surrender in the tide country.

Mamata writes to NITI Aayog for inter-disciplianry team for Sundarbans

June 30, 2020 10:28 pm

A central team had visited certain Amphan-ravaged villages in the Sunderbans to assess the extensive damages.

Husbands of 3,000 women killed: NGO ‘Tiger widows’ of Sunderbans seek Rs 10-lakh relief

June 28, 2019 5:10 am

In a first, NGO ActionAid along with its partners brought a team of 20 ‘tiger widows’ from Gosaba in Sundarban to Kolkata to share their plight with members of the civil society to commemorate the International Widow Day, observed on June 23 every year.

Only 14 villages in Sundarbans have no power, it will be done this year: West Bengal minister

June 04, 2016 1:06 am

The minister added that the state-run West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited has come up with a mobile app named Bidyut Sahyogi.