This essay does not probe why there was a malarial epidemic in Bengal in the 19th century, instead it explores how a series of dispersed and dissimilar debilities came to be represented as a single, continuous epidemic of malaria in Bengal and beyond for over most of the 19th century. The making of the Burdwan fever epidemic can hardly be ascribed to conveniently traceable intentions or a straightforward series of causes. The history of the unfolding of the epidemic hints at a "game of relationships'.

Vedanta is planning a 600,500 tonne aluminium smelter and a 1,200-1,300 megawatt power plant in West Bengal's Burdwan district. The company is likely to sign an agreement with the state government soon. State commerce and industries secretary Sabyasachi Sen told Down to Earth the proposed project was "still in the talks phase' and that the company was "looking into the corporate social responsibility aspect' of the project. He didn't clarify how much land would be required for the project, but said the company's subsidiary, Balco, has over 80 ha of unused land in the district.

Anil Agarwal-controlled Vedanta group today signed a development agreement with the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) for a Rs 20,000 crore aluminium and power project.

Aiming at improving the quality of rural education, OneWorld South Asia, in collaboration with British Telecom and Cisco, has launched a pilot project in West Bengal last week for assisting rural teac

Mass petition from the villagers of Nakrasota, P.S. Hirapur

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.

Direction - Whereas, M/S. IISCO Steel Plant (hereinafter referrerd as IISCO) under Steel Authority of India Ltd. operates its integrated steel plant at Burnpur, P.S.- Hirapur, Dist. - Burdwan.

Arsenic has been found in groundwater in seven districts of West Bengal covering an area 37,493 km having about 34 million population. Our survey indicates that 560 villages are arsenic-affected and more than a million people are drinking arsenic contaminated water and more than 200,000 people are suffering from arsenic-related diseases.

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