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Land acquisition hampering embankment building in Sunderbans


February 29th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) The building of embankments in the Sunderbans areas devastated by the 2009 cyclone Aila has been hampered due to land acquisition problems, a West Bengal ... Read more...

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Bengal fishermen, abducted by Bangladeshi pirates, traced


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Eleven Indian fishermen who went missing following an attack by Bangladeshi pirates in West Bengal's Sundarbans area have been located in Bangladesh and efforts are to ... Read more...

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Three Indian fishermen killed by Bangladeshi pirates


January 28th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Three Indian fishermen were killed and eight others injured in an attack by Bangladeshi pirates in West Bengal's Sundarbans area Friday night, police said."Three Indian fishermen ... Read more...

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Kolkata ushers in New Year on merry note


January 1st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) The residents of Kolkata welcomed the New Year on a note of merriment Sunday with huge crowds thronging to various tourist and picnic spots and popular ... Read more...

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Sunderbans out of wonders race - a lost opportunity?


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) With the Sunderbans voted out of the race for the 'New Seven Wonders of Nature', tourism industry insiders say the world's single largest block of mangrove ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Sundarbans to have dolphin sanctuaries


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 3 (IANS) Bangladesh will soon declare parts of the river area near the Sundarbans as "dolphin sanctuaries" to ensure a safe environment for the endangered freshwater mammals, officials ... Read more...

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Fully booked: Puja high for Bengal tourism


September 28th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 28 (IANS) Private operators and hoteliers are ecstatic over full bookings for the coming festive season, heralded in West Bengal by Durga Puja, an occasion that draws ... Read more...

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Bengal to acquire land for building river embankments


June 4th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said land will be acquired under a special project for building embankments along rivers in Sunderbans areas devestated ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in third phase of Bengal elections (Second Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Brisk polling was reported in West Bengal Wednesday with 15 percent ballots cast within the first two hours of the third phase of assembly elections ... Read more...

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Bengal holds third phase of elections (Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) People queued up outside polling booths in large numbers as voting began in 75 constituencies of three districts, including this metropolis, in the third phase ... Read more...

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Third phase of Bengal polls Wednesday


April 26th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal is all set for the third round of the assembly elections Wednesday, as polling will be held in 75 constituencies spread across ... Read more...

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657 new islands discovered


April 24th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) A total of 657 new islands have been discovered around the world, a global survey has said.The Earth has many more barrier islands than previously thought, ... Read more...

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Released Pakistani man brings good news from India


April 13th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Steadfast devotion, uncanny coincidence and real-life adventure... packing all the elements in is the story of Pakistani fisherman Abdul Rasheed Gugo, swept away into Indian waters ... Read more...

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Mangroves among most carbon-rich tropical forests


April 6th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Coastal mangrove forests across the Indo-Pacific region store more carbon than almost any other forest on earth.A research team from the US Forest Service's Pacific Southwest ... Read more...

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Over 200 or 70: Difference in Sundarbans tiger numbers?


March 28th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) How many tigers are there in West Bengal's Sundarbans area? While the latest national tiger census puts the figure at 70 in the dense mangrove forest, ... Read more...

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Sunderbans was the biggest challenge for tiger census: Ramesh


March 28th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) It was a big challenge for forest officials to count tigers in the Sunderbans mangroves, which has reported 70 out of a total of 1,706 ... Read more...

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Tigers retreat with tails between their legs! (World Cup Diary)


March 19th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) "Doura, Tiger ailo" (Run, the Tigers are coming), "Tiger khepse, Smith polaise" (Tiger is angry, so Smith has fled) - these two posters stood out from ... Read more...

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West Bengal seeks fund for Sundarbans


February 18th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government has sought funds for the development and restructuring of the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, from the World Bank, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee ... Read more...

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SRK enthrals Dhaka crowd


December 12th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan enthralled a packed event in Dhaka, dancing to his hit numbers and also spoke snatches of Bangla. But the superstar did not ... Read more...

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India’s commercial hub to get second airport after ‘green’ nod (Roundup)


November 22nd, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India's commercial and entertainment capital Mumbai will finally get its second airport, some 35 km from the existing one, with the environment ministry's clearance Monday after all ... Read more...

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Navi Mumbai airport gets green nod, finally (Lead)


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India's commercial capital Mumbai will finally get its second airport, some 35 km from the existing one, with the environment and forests ministry giving its nod Monday ... Read more...

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Navi Mumbai airport may get the nod this week


November 10th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The union environment and forests ministry is likely to clear the Navi Mumbai airport project this week with the ministry's expert appraisal committee (EAC) giving it a ... Read more...

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Time to integrate nature into national plans: UN environment chief (Interview)


October 28th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 28 (IANS) Economists have proved that countries are paying a great price by not integrating the values of natural resources into their budgets and plans. Now that ... Read more...

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Bengal tiger which killed three goats trapped


October 23rd, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) A Royal Bengal tiger, which strayed away from a protected area and killed three goats, was trapped Saturday in West Bengal's Sunderbans area, a forest official said."The tiger, ... Read more...

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Navi Mumbai airport plan tweaked on green concerns


October 23rd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Friday made minor changes in the design of the proposed international airport at Navi Mumbai, keeping in view the objections raised by the environment ministry ... Read more...

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Environment panel to re-assess Navi Mumbai airport plan


October 15th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The environment ministry's Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) will visit Mumbai next week to hold talks with the Maharashtra government on the Navi Mumbai airport project, Environment Minister ... Read more...

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Missing boat will 42 pilgrims located, all passengers safe


October 7th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Oct 7 (ANI): The 42 pilgrims, who went missing in the Bay of Bengal near Dhamra port in Orissa's Bhadrak District due to the bad weather, have been located on Thursday ... Read more...

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9 Sundarbans tourist lodges served demolition notices


September 9th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) To stop encroachment and reduce pollution levels in the Sundarbans, a Unesco world heritage site, the West Bengal government has served demolition notices to nine tourist lodges built ... Read more...

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New satellite images reveal how world’s mangrove forests have declined


August 19th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists have got the most comprehensive and exact data on the distribution and decline of mangrove forests from across the world, all thanks to new satellite imagery.The research, ... Read more...

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TATA tries to silence critics, takes Greenpeace to court


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Claiming defamation and trademark infringement, TATA Sons has filed a lawsuit against Greenpeace in the Delhi High Court, asking for Rs. 10 crore in damages. The case ... Read more...

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Kerala’s CPI-M, Jairam Ramesh in face-off over theme park


July 17th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh appears to have rubbed Kerala's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) the wrong way by ordering a CPI-M-controlled society to close down ... Read more...

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15 percent of Sunderbans may be submerged by 2020


July 13th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) At least 15 percent of the Sunderbans - the world's largest mangrove forests - will be submerged by 2020 and neglecting the area further can have global implications ... Read more...

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Militants demand $1.5 mn for release of Russian sailors


June 9th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nigerian militants are demanding a $1.5 million ransom for the release of two Russian sailors abducted from a ship at a Cameroon port last month, a media ... Read more...

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Joint Indo-Bangladesh forum to save Sundarbans


March 25th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) An India-Bangladesh joint forum will soon be established to take measures to check the impact of climate change on Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, Environment Minister ... Read more...

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Major fire breaks out in Bangladesh’s Sunderbans


March 21st, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 21 (DPA) A major blaze has broken out in parts of Bangladesh's southwestern Sundarbans, a World Heritage site, ravaging trees in the world's largest mangrove forest, officials said Sunday. Foresters, nearby ... Read more...

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