KOLKATA, 15 JAN: The state government's decision to facilitate farming through watershed management in around 3.40 lakh hectares of land that has been lying barren due to water scarcity reinstates

KOLKATA/MALDA, 24 AUG: Four more flood-related deaths have been reported from Nadia and Burdwan over the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 62.

Burdwan, Jan. 11: Over 900 land holders have refused to part with their plots for the Andal aerotropolis in Burdwan.

Villagers set to lose their land to the proposed airport city project in Andal today said they wanted direct talks with the developers and demanded jobs and shares as promised by the Jindals in Salboni.

Bengal Aerotropolis Proj-ects Ltd needs around 3,500 ac- res for the Rs 10,000-crore plan in Andal, Burdwan, 220km from Calcutta.

The government today issued a noti- fication for the acquisition of around 3,500 acres for the airport city in Andal amid murmurs of protest.

Burdwan district officials said the notification was put up in panchayat and block offices and villagers have been asked to file their objections, if any, within a month.