Calcutta, Nov.

In late 2010 a group of professionals published a report of surveys conducted in the Sundarbans following the destruction caused by cyclone Aila in May 2009. This report shows how little we care to know about the people living in the delta. While the state government attempts to include it among the wonders of the world, the people living here are impoverished and vulnerable. The Sundarbans is a disasterprone region, but the government is yet to come up with a disaster management policy.

For transmitting the fruits of administration in an effective manner the West Bengal Government is planning to create at least six new districts in the State.

KOLKATA, 17 JUNE: One person today died as heavy rain pounded the city and its adjoining districts since last night caused by a deep depression that lay centred 80 km from here.

North 24-Parganas has emerged as the second most densely populated district in the country with a population of 1,00,82,852 followed by Thane in Maharashtra, according to the 2011 Census report.

The statistical figures regarding population, literacy rates, sex ratio in West Bengal ~ released at Writers' Buildings today by the state

KOLKATA, 14 SEPT: Accepting the revised estimate for acquisition of land for the upgrade of the International Check Post (ICP) at the Petrapole border, the Centre has released Rs 7 crore sought by the state government to avoid any trouble during acquisition of plots.

A senior official at the Writers

Calcutta, Aug.

KOLKATA, 19 AUG: While six out of 25 deer died when they were being relocated to Dobanki camp in the Sunderbans from Parmadan Deer Park in North 24-Parganas, three more were killed following a fight among themselves at the Parmadan Park today.

The deer were being taken from Parmadan to Dobanki to get them acclimatised with forest conditions, before releasing them in the Sunderbans.

Ananya Dutta

KOLKATA: Six spotted deer from a herd of 25 that was being moved from the Bibhuti Bhushan Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district to supplement the prey base of the Sunderbans tiger died early on Thursday morning.


Kolkata: Eleven West Bengal districts were declared