Follow Us:
Friday, May 27, 2022



West Bengal submits primary report to central team, pegs cyclone damage at Rs 21K crore

June 10, 2021 4:24 am

The seven-member central team, which visited East Midnapore and South 24 Parganas districts over the last two days, went to some other affected places in the South 24-Parganas to assess the cyclone damage.

West Bengal: 4,000 evacuated from Yaas-hit islands

June 10, 2021 4:20 am

Banerjee had directed the district administration to evacuate residents of the two islands where embankments were ravaged by cyclone Yaas on May 26 and repairs would not be completed before June-end.

Covid, cyclone, lockdown: All lines blur in Sundarbans

May 31, 2020 10:28 am

Rattled by the Covid outbreak, and struggling to cope with the return of migrant workers in the middle of a lockdown, the Sundarbans woke up to Cyclone Amphan 10 days ago.

Sundarbans threatened by 'heedless industrialisation', says UN expert

August 01, 2018 11:20 am

Last year, the High Court of Bangladesh directed the Government not to approve any industrial development within the 10-kilometre buffer zone of the reserved forest, but according to UNESCO, approvals continue to be given.

Sunderbans to set up infra-ray pillars, smart sensors to keep infiltrators at bay

June 13, 2017 1:30 pm

According to BSF sources, the cost of the installation of the Infra-ray pillars per kilometre will be around Rs 25-30 lakh.

Robbers attack resort in Sunderbans, Mamata ministers calculate effect — ‘on tourism sector, of Bangladeshi criminals’

March 30, 2015 1:55 am

The incident took place at Piyali Island Tourist lodge around 1.45 am when the gang scaled the boundary wall.

Living on the Brink: What will happen to the residents of the sinking Ghoramara island in the Sunderbans

February 15, 2015 1:00 am

Residents of the sinking Ghoramara island in the Sunderbans have been moving inland for the last decade or so, but how long can they do so?

Need to protect Sunderbans, eco-tourism hub can wait, say environmentalists

February 12, 2015 12:53 am

To stop the degradation of Sunderbans, green crusader Subhas Datta has submitted a report to the National Green Tribunal.

Mamata Banerjee plans to turn Sunderbans into world-class tourist destination

October 29, 2014 10:48 pm

The idea behind this is to attract the industrialists to invest in fields like infrastructural development and tourism in the area.

Life saving embankment stuck in land quagmire, blame game

July 16, 2014 4:08 am

Of planned 778-km embankment, only 21 km built in three years.