Sources at state secretariat, Nabanna, said, they had a control room from where the chief minister would monitor the situation across the state.

“Cow dung cakes are more environment-friendly. Secondly, there is a religious angle. Some people consider it holy to cremate in cow dung cakes. We have given them an option.

“We will work in coordination with police. We have already conducted a series of meetings with police,” Kalyan Rudra, Chairman of West Bengal Pollution Control Board, told The Indian Express

“The Centre will fund only those solar parks with a minimum capacity of 500 MW. But such a huge project requires a big stretch of land ... at least 2,000 acres.

Out of the 20 lakh, over four lakh people were affected in the last 24 hours alone, while 2,301 people have been evacuated from their houses.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who returned to Kolkata from Delhi on Wednesday evening, asked the Centre to undertake dredging work at Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) to prevent a flood-like situ

AMONG THE 144 wards under Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), 100 have significantly higher arsenic contamination in water than the limits deemed safe by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Private hospitals have been asked to keep the state health department updated on the number of patients they are receiving.

‘Taking my name won’t save you,’ was the message the West Bengal CM gave.

The set-up of the climate change cell has been supported by the UK under a two-year UK-Kolkata Municipal Corporation Programme of 1 million pound technical assistance on low carbon and climate-resi