Calcutta, Nov.

Kolkata, 1 NOV: The Cabinet sub-committee on industry chaired by the chief minister, Miss Mamata Banerjee today gave its approval to the regularising of ceiling-excess land purchased by private inv

KOLKATA, 28 SEPT: The state public health engineering department will supply piped water to the arid districts of Purulia and Bankura from Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) by undertaking a Rs 2,600

Chief minister Miss Mamata Banerjee today urged the residents of low-lying areas to move to safer places in view of the forecast of heavy rains and release of water from DVC and Chandil barrages.

BANKURA, 7 SEPT: The state Public Health Engineering department today entered into an agreement of sharing 50 per cent of river water with a private steel unit in drought-prone Bankura.

KOLKATA, 3 AUG: A 13-member committee, tasked with looking at the environmental pollution caused by sponge iron units, is going to be set up by the state environment minister, Mr Sudarshan Ghosh Da

Seventeen people have died and over nine lakh people have been affected in the nearly fortnight-long spell of rains in West Bengal. Ten districts have been affected by heavy floods, Disaster Management Minister Javed Khan has said in the Assembly.

He said that 25,750 mud houses have been damaged or washed away due to the rains caused by a depression.

The Mamata Banerjee government has taken up a scheme to supply 70 litres of safe drinking water daily to each household in rural areas by 2020.

The chief minister has asked public health engineering (PHE) minister Subrata Mukherjee to draw up a detailed report on the project

More than 500 areas in North and South 24 Parganas districts vulnerable
Incessant rain has led to a flood-like situation in some parts of West Bengal on Sunday, even as heavy rainfall is predicted over the next 24 hours.

Parts of Bankura, Paschim Medinipur and Hooghly districts and the Sunderbans experienced heavy rainfall over the past 72 hours.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday her government's decision to increase the number of those to whom rice is being made available at Rs.