KOLKATA, 23 AUG: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has proposed to upgrade the Gardenreach water works under public-private-partnership (PPP) model with the loan available from the Asian Deve

The West Bengal government on Tuesday reported eight more deaths in floods in 15 districts of the State. The death toll now stands at 58.

KOLKATA, 22 AUG: The flood situation in 15 districts of the state continued to remain grim with the death toll touching 50.

Siliguri, Aug.

Just three days after the West Bengal government declared in the Assembly that it would oppose all nuclear plants in the state, including the proposed one at Haripur in East Midnapore district, Pri

Heavy rainfall has led to floods in several districts of the state, putting the rice crop in West Bengal in jeopardy.
Although the state was hopeful of reaching record production in 2011-12 backed by good rainfall in the first half of the monsoon, prolonged rain has inundated vast areas in several districts of south and north Bengal.

KOLKATA, 19 AUG: Four more persons died today in West Midnapore and Malda taking flood-related death toll to 40 even as the meteorological department predicted heavy rainfall in the state over the

The Mamata Banerjee government on Friday scrapped the proposed petroleum, chemicals and petrochemicals investment region (PCPIR) at Nayachar in East Midnapore district, citing environmental reasons. While in the Opposition, the Trinamool Congress had opposed the Nayachar project vociferously.

The Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011, came under the scrutiny of the Calcutta High Court on Friday, with Justice I.P. Mukerji saying it did not mention the quantum of compensation and the time of payment.