Esha Roy

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Kolkata: Researchers come up with technology for enhanced finger printing system

The paper, jointly written by the two institutes, has been published in Nanoscale. The institutes have developed a technology to enhance latent fingerprinting to increase the efficiency of forensic detection, among other things.

Kolkata: TB related to malnutrition, govt did not acknowledge this, says report

While the officials had declared Tuberculosis (TB) as the cause of the seven deaths, the Right to Food Campaign report, which was released in November, said that TB as a disease is intrinsically related to malnutrition.

Of tiger bones and rhino horns: The ban, how parts are used, points of distribution

China’s Wildlife Protection Law formalises a permit system through which wildlife can be traded commercially and consumed on the acquisition of “special permits”.

Of tiger bones & rhino horns

On October 29, the Chinese government lifted its ban on the use of parts of endangered animals in medicine. The Sunday Express speaks to government officials and activists to gauge how the development could affect West Bengal’s rhinoceros and tiger populations.

Rescued by Myanmar, Andaman fisherman returns

After almost a month at sea, and nearly two months in a fishing town in Myanmar, Biswanath Roy finally made it back to the country on Friday.

Rescued by Myanmar from sea, Andaman fisherman awaits his return at a Kali temple

Stranded at sea for more than 15 days after his boat broke down, he was rescued by Myanmarese authorities and is currently at a temple of the local Indian community, waiting for papers that will bring him back to India.

West Bengal: Unable to beg due to rains, 68-yr-old died of starvation

While the local administration has maintained that Bimla, a widow, died of dysentery, a fact-finding mission of the Right to Food and Work Campaign recently concluded in its report, that her death was caused by starvation.

Swachh Bharat: ‘I have been called a sweeper, it hurts… this is a temple, I am doing God’s work’

The Indian Express reporters fan out across the country to city, town and village that marked milestones in the Mahatma’s journey. To bring you stories of the footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, women and men, whose job it is to wipe, mop and dust where Mahatma Gandhi once walked.

Air pollution: NGT bans hot mix plants for road work in Kolkata, Howrah

The bans, however, do not feature as a recommendation by an expert committees that had been formed to look into the question of dealing with air pollution. Meanwhile, the green court reprimanded the state government for citing lack of funds for its non-compliance in these recommendations.

Kolkata: Gandhi Bhavan to get ‘heritage structure’ tag on October 2

This is the place where Mahatma Gandhi spent Independence eve to single-handedly broker peace between Hindus and Muslims during the riots following Direct Action Day.

‘Illegal khattals, cruelty to animals, govt not implementing own laws’

The report cited illegal slaughter “khattals” coming up across the state ahead of Eid celebrations, cruelty to animals and a largely uncooperative state government during the inspection.

After two years: Bhangar agitators, Bengal govt likely to make peace today

The dispute between residents of 16 Bhangar villages and the West Bengal government over a power grid is likely to come to an end on Saturday.

Tea board gave inflated figures on dues to workers: Govt to SC

The state government had agreed to give interim relief of Rs 15 crore, PBKMS has submitted claims worth Rs 135 crore in the apex court.

A toy train story: What it takes to keep Darjeeling Himalayan Railway running

A recent rap from UNESCO on the ‘diminishing heritage value’ of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has added to a long list of the 117-year-old train’s problems. Esha Roy on what it takes to keep this World Heritage Site running.

How to use spider silk to generate energy and power a pacemaker

Scientists at IIT Kharagpur, along with a team of researchers from South Korea, have devised a self-powered, piezoelectric nanogenerator that can harvest green energy from various mechanical and biomechanical motions.

JJBOPRC petitions to be part of CPM case in Supreme Court on e-filing of nominations

The eight JJBOPRC members who fought the election were the ones who had filed their nominations via WhatsApp. The SEC had accepted their nominations after the HC’s directive.

HC orders Bengal govt to compensate trafficking victim, says right to relief notwithstanding result of criminal proceedings

The compensation, to be given by the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), is to be handed over within ten days of the order.

Bengal Congress to party: No pact with TMC, let’s go with Left, have common offices

West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had announced that his party intended to unite all non-TMC, non-BJP parties in the state. He said a decision had been taken after a meeting with all Congress MLAs and district leaders.

From June, govt to pay interim relief of Rs 15 crore to 35,000 tea garden workers

The disbursement is pursuant to a Supreme Court order passed last month that directed four states — Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal — to ensure that payment is made to workers in their tea gardens.

In violence-hit Bengal area, five key players of land movement win in rural polls

The Trinamool has won three gram sabha seats, a panchayat samiti and one zila parishad seat.