Kolkata: Toxic sludge being released by an illegal plastic factory into the canals that feed fish farms in East Kolkata Wetlands has triggered concern among ecologists.

As soon as civic workers immersed the idol into the Ganges, a herculean crane moved into action.

KOLKATA: In a unique Durga Puja celebration, people in Central Kolkata's Nonapukur Lohapatty area have made pandals out of scrap automobile materials and spare parts.

Prime Minister Narendra ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi

Two persons in south Dum Dum municipality area died of dengue in the past 48 hours, taking the toll from the locality to nine this season.

KOLKATA: The sense of despair over the foul air that hangs like a shroud over Kolkata can change to hope if it learns from American cities that were as polluted but have since cleaned up their act,

KOLKATA: Reeling under the severest spell of dengue in over half a decade, Bengal is fighting another battle this year -the high fatality rate of the vector-borne disease.

Taxi scrap used in decoration of the pandal.Taxi scrap used in decoration of the pandal.

Kolkata: Abnormally high PM2.5 (particulate matter measuring less than 2.5 micron in diameter) levels in Kolkata's air nearly all through the year, except monsoon, is a major killer and may assume

KOLKATA: In the past two-and-ahalf years, Kolkata's air qualified as 'good' only once for a fortnight in August 2015.