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Now, an all India guide map on snakes


March 15th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) With 46,900 people in India succumbing to snake bites in a year, an NGO has now come up with the novel 'All India Snake Guide Map' ... Read more...

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On bookshelf, India blooms in all its colours (IANS Books This Week)


March 10th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) This weekend, the book shelf is a portrait of India in all its mysterious - yet realistic - shades. Flip through the must-read titles with ... 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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Mamata enjoys relaxing day at Sundarbans


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sonakhali (West Bengal), Feb 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee enjoyed a rare relaxing day on cruise, piloting a launch in the tranquil of Sundarbans, the home ... 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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Indo-Bangla trade route changed for security


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) In order to step up coastal security of India, the Indo-Bangladesh Trade Protocol Route through West Bengal has recently been changed so that it does not ... Read more...

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Bangladesh fishermen to get identity cards


November 4th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 4 (IANS) Bangladesh will soon issue identity cards to local fishermen in a bid to check piracy in the Sundarbans and the Bay of Bengal.Without the identity cards ... 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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PM returns to Delhi after Dhaka visit (Lead)


September 7th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned to New Delhi Wednesday after a two-day visit to Bangladesh, during which the two countries inked pacts on ... Read more...

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Tigers facing doom in Bangladesh?


July 30th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 30 (IANS) Tiger, tiger burning bright - goes the saying. Not so for the big cats of Bangladesh. Recent discoveries of tiger skin and bones near the Sundarbans ... Read more...

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Moving beyond mere travellers’ tales (Feature, IANS Books)


July 28th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The core of travel writing may not have changed much over the centuries, but an emerging breed of travel writers, both Indians and others, ... 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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West Bengal to set up NRI cell to attract investment


May 28th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said a special non-resident Indian (NRI) cell will be created soon under the state finance ministry to facilitate ... Read more...

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26 Bengal ministers lose in elections


May 14th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and 25 of his ministerial colleagues were humbled by opposition nominees - some of them first time contestants - as ... Read more...

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Battered but still balloting, Sundarbans shows way


April 28th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Gosaba (West Bengal), April 28 (IANS) They say their lives are as hollow as the promises of politicians. But, walking on treacherous terrain or ferried by boat, as many as ... 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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Tiger population in India rises to 1706


March 28th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): As per the second all-India tiger population estimation study, carried out in the designated 39 tiger reserves across the country, there has been an increase of 295 ... 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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On Dominique Lapierre’s mind - Sundarban and Africa


December 1st, 2010 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The Sundarban mangrove forests of West Bengal and Africa are bound by a thread in eminent French writer-humanitarian Dominique Lapierre's literary landscape - they are ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh, Rani to perform in Bangladesh


November 26th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 26 (IANS) Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Arjun Rampal and Isha Koppikar will perform here Dec 10 to campaign for the world's largest mangrove Sundarbans as one ... Read more...

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India’s future lies in primary education for all: Lapierre


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhangar (West Bengal), Nov 23 (IANS) Famed French author Dominique Lapierre says the future of India lies not in improving facilities in the metro cities but in developing regions like the Sundarbans ... Read more...

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Sundarbans faces threat from charcoal smugglers


October 31st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 31 (IANS) The endangered ecology of the Sundarbans that straddle Bangladesh and India is facing a new challenge from poachers who chop down and burn the trees to sell charcoal ... Read more...

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Left Front demands master plan to develop Sundarbans


October 24th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front chairman Biman Bose Sunday accused the central government of failing to do enough for development of the state's Sundarbans region and demanded a ... Read more...

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Sundarbans tigers are ‘half the weight of other Bengal tigers in South Asia’


October 4th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): A study has found that tigers in the Sundarbans in Bangaldesh are nearly half the weight of other wild Bengal tigers in South Asia.The average weight of female ... 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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Dhaka, Delhi join global move to save tigers


July 30th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 30 (IANS) Bangladesh and India, home to the famous Royal Bengal tiger, will attend the 13-nation Tiger Conservation Summit in St. Petersburg in September to plan out urgent measures ... 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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Bangladesh needs tougher law to save Royal Bengal tigers


July 4th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) Wildlife enthusiasts here have mooted tougher laws, like the ones India proposes to have, to save between 300 and 500 Royal Bengal tigers in the Sundarbans. The punishment provided ... Read more...

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Left Front calls 12-hour shutdown in Sundarbans


May 23rd, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front Saturday called a 12-hour shutdown in the Sundarbans area Tuesday to protest against the central government not releasing the promised funds for reconstruction ... Read more...

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Camera, collars, marks - Sundarban counts its tigers


May 11th, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
By Biswajit Choudhury Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Sundarbans, the largest estuarine mangrove forest in the world, also boasts of the highest number of tigers in the country. Now enumerators are carrying out ... Read more...

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In Sundarbans, weak embankments a major concern this monsoon


April 12th, 2010 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The memories of last year's cyclone Aila are still fresh in the minds of thousands of people living on the Sundarbans islands. Fear of another catastrophe ... Read more...

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I have never taken my career seriously: Moushumi Chatterjee (Interview)


March 30th, 2010 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) The charming Moushumi Chatterjee returns to celluloid after several years in "The Japanese Wife" and is as self-effacing as ever, calling herself a "very lazy actor" ... 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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