DARJEELING, 21 AUG: A sanitation tax of Rs 10 per day per tourist should be collected through hotels, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration chief executive Bimal Gurung has directed Darjeeling muni

TAMLUK: The economy of East Midnapore district could be in trouble, since it is heavily dependent upon the cultivation of Bagda prawns, a product for which there is dwindling demand.

KOLKATA, 16 AUG: The thermal power plant at Nayachar proposed by NRI investor Prasoon Mukherjee has hit a fresh stumbling block due to environmental concerns raised by the Centre.

KOLKATA, 14 AUG: Many farmers whose land was taken away for the Tata Nano project are either working as daily wage earners or searching for jobs.

KOLKATA, 8 AUG: After global warming took its toll on at least 100 people this summer, there are plans for a “green” pandal in Kalikapur off EM Bypass.

KOLKATA, 8 AUG: The state transport department will introduce smart cards for travelling in government-run buses and trams, state transport minister Madan Mitra, said today at Writers’ Buildings.

KOLKATA, 6 AUG: There was quite a bit of confusion within the administration after the Public Works Department (PWD) was asked to execute a project funded by the Asian Development Bank on rural con

KOLKATA, 3 AUG: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) today formed a 14-member committee to probe arsenic contamination.

DURGAPUR, 31 JULY: Mining operations in certain coalmines under Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) was affected, but no miners remained trapped due to today’s power disruption.

NEW DELHI, 29 JULY: The spectre of drought looms large over major parts of northern and western India following a poor monsoon that has already hit sowing of kharif crops and left farmers and lives