Reports of a large number of fish dying in a river in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district have raised concerns about the toxicity of the water, particularly as it joins the Teesta river further downs

Death of nine infants was reported over two days at the Malda Sadar Hospital in West Bengal's Malda district on Thursday.

While six were reported dead on Wednesday, three more deaths were reported till Thursday evening.

During the hearing of the appeal filed by Tata Motors Ltd. against the verdict of the Single Bench of Calcutta High Court that held the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011, “Constitutional and valid”, the company submitted before a Division Bench here on Tuesday that the Court “cannot rewrite the law”.

Even as the number of crib deaths reported from the state-run Dr. B.C.

Five soleckshaws – a solar-powered vehicle that also allows the rider to pedal – were distributed among rickshaw pullers here on Sunday to mark the launch of the vehicle in the city.
Developed and manufactured by Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute in Durgapur, the zero-carbon-emitting vehicle, uses both the mechanical energy and electrical energy achieving a maximum speed of 18 kilometres per hour.

The Centre has allocated an immediate grant of Rs. 50 crore to the Sikkim government that will be followed by a detailed assessment to ensure the medium-term and long-term rehabilitation of the victims of the September 18 earthquake that devastated the region, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said in Gangtok on Thursday.

The West Bengal Government on Thursday told the Calcutta High Court that it was ready to compensate Tata Motors for taking over the land of the now relocated Tata Motors small car factory at Singur according to the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act if the company applies to the District Judge of Hooghly.

Countering the State government's claims that the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011, was legislated not to acquire property but merely to extinguish the lease given to Tata Motors, the company told the Calcutta High Court on Monday that the Act pertained to “nothing but acquisition” as West Bengal had not terminated the lease.

While asserting that there could be “no compromise” on ensuring the highest safety standards for nuclear reactors, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday emphasised the importance of nuclear power.

The West Bengal government will commence its arguments on the petition filed by Tata Motors challenging the Constitutional validity of the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act 2011 before the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday.