Aila devastation in Howrah. Pictures by Gopal Senapati
Garbage dumped on the Howrah bank of the Hooghly
A chimney of an industrial unit belches out polluting fumes

A rare political unanimity has enabled Howrah to come up with a long-term plan to combat climate change, apparently a first in the country.

Calcutta began the week as a polluted city but will end it as a critically polluted city.

The new standards for air quality announced by the environment ministry on Wednesday have pushed Calcutta firmly into the hall of shame, with the toxic count of at least two major pollutants being 1.5 times higher than the permissible limit.

New Delhi, Aug. 31: When India battles the developed world at the Copenhagen Climate Conference in December, it will have a new ally by its side: Pakistan.

Plan to evacuate Jharia residents: more to it than underground fires?

Housewives in Kolkata move the court against the irresponsible and negligent functioning of factories in their area

In the melee over moving Kolkata s tanneries to a new site, the initiative to tackle pollution has been nearly lost sight of. The Supreme Court zooms in on this lack of focus in its latest directive

Chittaranjan township sports a new look as its residents say no to plastic carrybags

The ban on conch shell trading has sent the industry into a tizzy

A mystery disease kills 35 people in Siliguri

Air pollution has put the city of joy on top of the lung cancer map in the country