The continuing heat wave with heat wave claimed six lives in Burdwan and Bankura districts today. Most of the victims were residents of Asansol-Durgapur industrial zone where mercury touched nearly 43 degree Celsius. Gouri Mondal (80), a resident of Taldangra, Bankura was found dead at her courtyard at about 11.30 am today. The doctors said that she died of sunstroke.

Tourism has become a part of Bankura ever since other parts of the state came to know about places like Jhilimili, Mukutmonipur, Bishnupur. The district has been trying for the past few years to woo the tourists who would be interested in exploring the unique natural beauty of Bankura. Last week a new tourist destination, Sunukpahari was added to the district tourism map.

A pull of the neck and then a twist is all that is needed to bring silent death to a hen or a duck. In scientific terms, the bird

The South West Bengal constitutes the districts of Purulia, Bankura, East and West Midnapur, Burdwan & Birbhum. From the District Gazettes and records of British period, it is known that large number of elephants used to move into the dense forest areas of Bankura, Burdwan, Midnappur and Purulia districts.

violent protests against the public distribution system have spread across many districts in West Bengal over the past weeks.

Under the Joint Forest Management (JFM) programme in south-western West Bengal, regenerating deciduous forests are being managed for the extraction of numerous plant products, both for commercial benefits and subsistence-level use, on a large scale.

Sept. 17: The Centre today announced a diesel subsidy of up to Rs 500 per hectare to farmers in drought-hit Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand to help them irrigate their fields.

BANKURA : Though the government initiatives didn't fetch any effective results, Bankura may have a solar power plant within the next two fiscals. This has been proposed by a multinational non-conventional power major. Besides, electronic giant Videocon too has proposed for solar power plants in Bankura and Purulia. The district administration is looking for land availability for the upcoming power projects.

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