India-Bangladesh could sign pact for connectivity via all rivers during Sheikh Hasina October 3-6 visit
On October 3 and 4 Hasina will attend the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum here in Delhi while taking the ‘Innovating for India’ and ‘Impacting the World’ themes into consideration.
In financial year 2018-19, West Bengal created tree cover of more than 5,000 hectares
The tree cover in the state currently amounts to 15.50 ...
Leafy Heaven: India’s edible greens satiating the rising interest for sustainable foods
The wide choice of leafy greens that India has to off...
There is a drought, but people are still happy to watch cricket: Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh on his many concerns — migration, climate change, metamorphosis of words and the power of stories — that telescope in his new novel Gun Island.
Chowkidar in their names, long before the hashtag
Every year, after the sowing season is over, seven Chowkidars — yes, that’s their surname—leave in search of jobs as farm labourers in UP, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.
Inside Sundarbans: Wildlife and climate displacements haunt partition refugees
Centenarian Mohindhoro Patra is a rare living witness to the making of 20th century settlements in the Sundarbans, the majority of which sprang up after India’s independence from British rule in 1947.
As tides rise, Indian villagers find a friend in mangroves
Without mangroves, fields would be flooded by brackish sea water, making the soil saline and unfit to grow staple crops or vegetables.
Cruise to Bangladesh, northeast likely from March 2019
A transboundary river cruise operation is expected to commence from Kolkata in March next year through Sunderbans to Bangladesh and then to connect the northeastern destinations by private operators, a senior official said.
Soon, you can plan a cruise to Bangladesh from Kolkata
Kolkata-based Heritage Cruise has proposed to run the first vessel on the river route in the last week of March.
Sundarbans tiger population stable, finds report
Fighting ingress of salt water and erosion of forest land due to climate change, tiger population in the shrinking islands of Sundarbans has remained stable over the last few years with the latest report estimating the presence of 86 big cats.
Sheikh Hasina defends Indo-Bangla power plant project near Sundarbans
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the 57th convention Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh in Chittagong, Hasina asserted that the plant will not harm the mangrove forest.
Health revolution in Sundarbans
Christened 'Sundarini', the district authorities are working on a gigantic plan to ensure 100 per cent institutional delivery and immunisation.
Prawn seed catching in Sundarbans damaging environment: Book
Rampant practice of prawn seed catching along the rivers of Sundarban archipelago is not only damaging the marine ecosystem but also endangering the stability of embankments, says a new book. A Unesco World Heritage site, Sundarbans is home to about 40 lakh people
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