Indrani Dutta

Kolkata: This is a man-animal conflict of another kind. In the nearly year-old gunfight between security forces and Left Wing Extremist rebels and also due to the activity of the LWE in general in the Jangalmahal forest area, elephants are increasingly being forced to escape from the woods into human habitation.

DURGAPUR, 1 JUNE: The last surviving leopard in Ramana Bagan Zoological Park in the Burdwan forest range died today (See photo). It was gasping for life and according to the veterinary surgeons supervising the inquest:

Emission of iron dust from twin hearth furnace chimney at ISP, Burnpur.

1. Men mount wagons to dump coal on the ground at Hazratpur dump yard of Borjore on Tuesday 2. The coal emptied from the rakes piles up while police keep watch

3. The looted coal is carried away from the dump yard in baskets 4. Coal is transferred from baskets to gunny bags and wheeled away

demand for shortlisting of beneficiaries

DURGAPUR, 25 MARCH: The peasant wing of the Congress today joined the farmland labourers

DURGAPUR, 23 MARCH: Hundreds of housewives carrying broomsticks (in SNS photo) protested against the state's bid for acquisition of farmland to help set up an Aerotropolis project by a private agency at Andal, today.

Goats are increasingly seen as a threat to the ecology as they feed on any type of plant species. But goat keeping continues to be an important livelihood activity for the resource poor people. BAIF has promoted a number of initiatives with twin goals of helping small farmers in rearing goats and also protecting the environment.

About 50 Trinamul Congress supporters today stopped work on a fencing around the land acquired for the first phase of the airport city project in Burdwan


Targeting the Leftruled West Bengal government for misuse of NREGA funds, minister of state for rural development Sisir Kumar Adhikari has asked Cabinet minister C.P. Joshi to look into the matter.

Indronil Roychowdhury

Kolkata: The Bengal government is redrawing proposed power projects in the state due to difficulties in acquiring land.

The government had planned to set up four power plants in Birbhum, Purulia Murshidabad and Burdwan districts during the 11 th five-year plan period for an additional generation of 3,390 mw, but all the projects had to be stalled.