The Kolkata bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) headed by Justice Pratap Kumar Ray last week show-caused 70 hotel owners of Tarapith as they were operating without the approval of the state poll

KOLKATA: A report filed by river expert Kalyan Rudra to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) pointed to 'total extinction of biodiversity' in the Chandrabhaga River in Birbhum due to dumping of flyash

Soil enzyme activities provide unique biochemical assessment of soil function as a good indicator of soil fertility which can be altered due to the profusion of fluoride in soil and seasonal change. Seven sites were chosen in the fluoride affected area of Nasipur, Birbhum district, West Bengal, India, to make a comparative assessment of the seasonal changes of enzyme (urease, amylase, cellulase and invertase), fluoride content, physicochemical characteristics along with the availability of microbes in the soil with control.

The West Bengal government has undertaken a Rs 500-crore programme to convert 50,000 hectares of non–arable land into cultivable area in the State’s four drought-prone districts — Bankura, Birbhum,

Kolkata: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to junk Bengal’s decade-old industry policy drawn up by the Jyoti Basu government in 1994 and adopt a new one in keeping with changing realities.

The violence in Dubrajpur in Bengal’s Birbhum district by villagers protesting against land acquisition by a private coal mining company has a strong resemblance to similar campaigns in Singur and

In fresh trouble for the West Bengal government, thousands of villagers who were protesting against land acquisition by a private coal mining company took on the police in Dubrajpur in Birbhum dist

Kolkata Yet another case of land-related unrest is roiling West Bengal, this time around developing a coal mine allotted to Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) in 2004.

At least 27 policemen, including three officers, and six villagers were injured in a pitched battle early on Tuesday at Dubrajpur in Birbhum district, 226 km from Kolkata. Clashes erupted when policemen turned up to retrieve an excavator seized a few days back by villagers protesting against land acquisition for an open-cast mine. Coal from the mine is expected to power the 2x500 MW Durgapur Steel Thermal Power Project.

NEW DELHI, 29 JULY: The spectre of drought looms large over major parts of northern and western India following a poor monsoon that has already hit sowing of kharif crops and left farmers and lives

KOLKATA, 26 JUNE: The state water resource investigation and development department has declared 38 blocks out of 341 blocks as "black zone'' where the groundwater level has gone down alarmingly.