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Sunday, September 27, 2020



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.

Bangladesh salvages oil-leaking sunken tanker in Sundarbans

December 11, 2014 7:31 pm

TV footages showed the Shela river painted with black layers of oil with the oil sweeping across the surface

Tiger jumps onto boat, drags away passenger in Sundarbans

June 28, 2014 2:27 am

The attack underlines the risk that many of the villagers in the area face while fishing for crabs in the Sunderbans even though it’s illegal in the protected reserve.

Prodded into Action

November 04, 2013 1:42 am

Manifesto committee members would subsequently be sent to hold ‘Town Hall type’ meetings.

Industrial waste polluting ecosystem of Sundarbans: Report

April 11, 2013 12:12 pm

The scientists studied presence of zinc,copper and lead in the body of a shellfish species.

New toilets aids crop productivity in Sundarbans

March 28, 2013 2:24 pm

These toilets comprise of closed enclosure on a raised platform above two chambers.