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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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Mamata announces sops for Sunderbans


January 31st, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Gosaba (West Bengal), Jan 31 (IANS) Announcing various sops for the development of the Sunderbans area of South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday criticised ... 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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Bengal should protect fishermen’s rights: Mahasweta Devi


October 8th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Writer and activist Mahasweta Devi Saturday urged West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee-led government to ensure that the rights of fishermen are preserved and that they are ... Read more...

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Two-day folk festival to celebrate India’s forest


August 4th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Folk musicians from across the country will celebrate the country's bountiful forests at a two-day festival of folk music at the India Habitat Centre here ... Read more...

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Explore Ladakh, Sunderbans through the lens


July 20th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Week-long photo-tours of Ladakh and the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve in August-September will give photography enthusiasts an opportunity to explore the country's wilderness through the lens.The ... Read more...

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Former FICCI official is Trinamool nominee for Bengal polls


April 6th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) former FICCI secretary general Amit Mitra Wednesday filed his nomination as Trinamool Congress candidate for the West Bengal assembly polls.Mitra, an economist, joined the poll fray ... Read more...

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Transparent land acquisition, no division of Bengal: Congress


April 4th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) The Congress Sunday promised a transparent and efficient policy for acquiring land for industrialisation in West Bengal and proper compensation to the owners, if it ... Read more...

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Off they go to hills and marshes - on poll duty


April 1st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) From bullock carts to helicopters, everything is being used to ferry more than 300,000 poll officials across the topographically diverse state of West Bengal - a ... Read more...

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Rise in tiger count due to new areas counted: Experts


March 28th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The welcome increase in the number of tigers in India as seen in the latest census released Monday could be also due to new ... Read more...

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India’s tiger count rises to 1,706, habitat shrinking (Second Lead)


March 28th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India has 1,706 tigers in the wild, marking an increase of 295 in the big cat's numbers, says the tiger census released Monday. But Environment ... Read more...

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India’s tiger count rises to 1,706


March 28th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) There are 1,706 tigers in India today - 295 more than in the last count in 2006 - says the latest tiger census released Monday.The ... 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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Rectify mistakes, manifesto asks Left workers


March 17th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front Wednesday asked its workers to rectify mistakes, check corruption, nepotism and misbehaviour with the masses."The main reason behind the success of ... Read more...

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India named global host of World Environment Day 2011


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Feb 23 (IANS) The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has named India for the first time as the global host of World Environment Day 2011 (WED) on June ... Read more...

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Kolkata welcomes New Year with picnics and prayers


January 1st, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) Hundreds of Kolkatans thronged various tourist spots, churches and crowded the popular Dakshineswar Temple to usher in 2011 on a note of merriment Saturday.Tourism hot-spots like the Alipore ... Read more...

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Tiger census by February: Ramesh


December 29th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The results of the tiger census now under way will be released by February 2011, Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday."We can expect the tiger ... Read more...

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Himalayan monks to launch green movement in Kolkata


December 17th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) The fast-melting glaciers in the Himalayas could destroy Hindu pilgrimage spots as well as the caves where thousands of sadhus meditate, and monks have decided to launch a ... 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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Four held for poaching tiger, smuggling wildlife goods


November 16th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Four people, involved in poaching of the Royal Bengal tiger and smuggling of wildlife goods, were arrested in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district, an official said Tuesday."A trap ... 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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Bangladesh, India to protect Sunderbans


September 7th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 7 (IANS) Bangladesh and India will soon sign a protocol to protect the riverine Sunderbans that covers parts of both the South Asian neighbours. Sunderbans is home to famous ... Read more...

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Nine spotted deer die in West Bengal


August 19th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Six spotted deer died of exhaustion while being transported to another park in West Bengal Thursday, a senior forest official said. Three other spotted deer died in another incident.The ... Read more...

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Alipore Zoo’s 60 spotted deer to be sent to Sunderban Park


August 7th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Sankha GhoshKolkata, Aug 7 (ANI): Alipore zoo authorities here have decided to release 60 spotted deer into Sunderbans Tiger Reserve to improve the food supply of Bengal tigers, which usually strayinto ... Read more...

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West Bengal releases three district human development reports


July 12th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 12 (ANI): An in-depth study of three districts in West Bengal reveals that where you live can determine your well-being as there are wide variations in human development between districts ... Read more...

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Children of Sunderbans still bear scars of Aila havoc


May 25th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Gosaba (West Bengal), May 25 (IANS) Archia Khatun, 16, does not know Kusum, a year younger to her. Nor has she heard about 10-year-old Asma. The three have never met but they ... Read more...

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Varanasi holy men demand scrapping of dam projects on Ganga


May 9th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, May 9 (ANI): Hundreds of holy men in Varanasi held a rally on Saturday and demanded scrapping of dam projects on the River Ganga to save the livelihood of people. ... 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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Court asks for report on attack on Mumbai activists


March 17th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Wednesday ordered the state government to file a report within 24 hours on the attack on two prominent social activists in Raigad Tuesday. A division ... Read more...

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Long awaited Aparna Sen’s “The Japanese Wife” to release on April 9


March 13th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Mar 13 (ANI): Much-discussed film "The Japanese Wife", directed by National Award winner Aparna Sen will be released on April nine, according to reports.Written by Kunal Basu, produced by Saregama, ... Read more...

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Aparna Sen’s Japanese Wife has lyrical beauty


February 26th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
February 26, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Director Aparna Sen has teamed up with actor Rahul Bose yet again after the success of the poignant 'Mr. and Mrs. Iyer'. The film, titled 'The ... Read more...

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India to spend Rs 200 crore for tiger conservation: Jairam Ramesh


January 13th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sunderbans (West Bengal), Jan 13(ANI): Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said that India will spend around Rs 200 crore over the next five years for the development ... Read more...

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Tigers sneak out of Sundarbans forest in West Bengal


January 3rd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) A tiger and its cub sneaked out of West Bengal's Sundarbans biosphere and entered human habitation Sunday morning, state forest department officials said. The incident took place at Kultali ... Read more...

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Note from Sunderbans to fight climate change at Copenhagen


December 6th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sunderban (West Bengal), Dec 6 (ANI) : In the face of mounting pressure on world bodies to cut their carbon emissions, residents in the Sunderbans delta of West Bengal are using electricity ... Read more...

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