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Ananya Dutta

KOLKATA: A new study of the environmental impact of the lifestyle of West Bengal

Cyclone Aila hit West Bengal on May 25 with a fury unprecedented in recent history.

KOLKATA, 5 JUNE: Mr SP Gon Chaudhuri, managing director of West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation Limited, has proposed a project to utilise the roofs of high rise developments to harness solar power.

Kolkata: An Indian national who arrived at the airport here from Dubai was straight away sent to hospital on Wednesday for a check-up for suspected swine flu after he was found suffering from fever and upper respiratory congestion.

KOLKATA, May 14: Agencies working on various projects funded by the Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) have sought the intervention of the chief minister Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, asking him to initiate steps against persons causing trouble at construction sites, leading to delay in work.

Mamata Banerjee is a cult figure." This is how a Iwl resident of her constituency describes her. "She is I sure to crush her opponent, who is no match for her," he adds. This comment comes from a member of the upper middle class, the self-same group that analysts predict is least likely to vote Trinamool Congress because of the Tata Nano issue.

The 20-year study report on status of groundwater arsenic contamination in West Bengal by Jadavpur University, based on the analysis of water samples from tube wells in all 19 districts of West Bengal. Groundwater in nine highly affected districts had arsenic at concentrations of 300 lg/L and above.

In Kolkata, pavement hawking is an everyday phenomenon and hawkers represent one of the largest, more organised and more militant sectors in the informal economy. This note documents the hawkers