several houses collapsed and many others developed cracks after over a hectare land subsided at an underground mine of Sangramgarh Coaleries of Eastern Coalfields at Samadi village in Burdwan district of West Bengal on June 18. About 500 villagers have been shifted to a different place. An 11-year-old boy was buried under rubble and could be rescued with great effort. People accused

GALSI (Burdwan), July 24: Indiscriminate felling of trees along the Damodar riverbank has caused extensive erosion in certain villages in Galsi block in Burdwan in the last week. More than a thousand bighas of cultivable land have been washed away and hundreds of houses along the riverbank are under severe threat of being wiped out.
However, the divisional forest authority has made it clear that no permission for tree felling was granted to any individual or a group in the area.

Potato merchants want the state to reimburse the cost of cold storage preservation of potato bags through subsidy. The state this year recorded 25 percent additional yield of potato raising the total production to 85 lakh metric ton. The 104 cold-storages operating across the state have managed to keep 2.42 crore potato packets which according to the potato merchants was 60 lakh more packets compared to last years' preservation.

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.

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