West Bengal's best-known expert on rivers, Kalyan Rudra, 62, and Babu Bhai, a 32-year-old fisherman, have a common lament-hilsa, the fish that can tingle Bengali taste buds like nothing else on ear

At 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, the school bell tolled to signal lunch.

Everyday at half-past-nine, Father Mathew settles down at the workshop in the St. Mary's Church campus of Phulwarisharif, Patna, where he stays till 5.30 p.m. His day is spent not dealing directly with the divine but monitoring and fine-tuning the manufacturing process of solar appliances.

A public-private partnership, it delivers water and power services to eight states. From maintaining the water system of Mysore to distributing electricity in Jamshedpur, JUSCO (Established 2004) has won the National Urban Water Award for 2009.

Far from providing reliefto flood victims, the state government and centre are busy blaming each other

Even as he faked calmness, Dr Shakeel-ur Rahman was in turmoil as he tried to save a two-year-old girl suffering from acute diarrhoea. He needed to put her on intravenous therapy but the doctor and his staff could not locate her veins.

This is a region where, if you have survived the night, you are not likely to get your morning cup of tea because all milk-producing livestock is dead

The future of two hydel power plants is stalled in the wake of a stand off between two different NGOs contesting over its religious and developmental implications in the state.

For a species classified as critically endangered, Gavialis gangeticus, or the gharial, has had it good over the years at Patna zoo. From just 11 in 2002, there are now over 130 gharials in the zoo, officially called the Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park. And the number is only set to grow.

Badal valley in Uttarakhand has now become a demo valley for green energy----

The coming years are going to be quite difficult for the world if preventive measures are not taken to tap new and non-conventional sources for its energy requirements.