Compelled by the incessant downpour in the Jharkhand catchment areas, the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) would discharge water at the rate of 50,000 cusec from its Maithon reservoir by early tomorrow.

KOLKATA, 19 JUNE: A high-power monitoring committee was constituted by the chief minister, Miss Mamata Banerjee, today to monitor the flood-like situation in parts of south Bengal.

Residents of New Town Rajarhat will organise a convention on 2 July to protest against unplanned planning of Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco) that has led to acute drinking water crisis in the area.
Most of the tube-wells in vast areas surrounding the New Town, including Baguiati, Raghunathpur and Teghoria, have become dry as the water table has gone down by 10 to 15 fee

KOLKATA, 14 FEB: Alarmed at the detection of a fresh polio case in the state in the midst of intensified campaign against the diseases the state government has been compelled to conduct a polio immunisation drive in selected five districts, including Kolkata.

Officials said the polio immunisation drive has been ordered after an 18-month-old child Rupsana Khatun of Panchla in Howrah was found to

Chinsurah: Police today stopped work on a portion of the rail land in Dankuni where water bodies are allegedly being filled up without the state government

KOLKATA: The West Bengal Fisheries Department has lodged an FIR against the Railways for alleged illegal filling up of a segment of the wetlands for a project coming up at Dankuni in Hooghly district.

Tiger Spring, the container vessel which ran aground on the eastern bank of the Hooghly river following collision with another container vessel, Green Valley, on Tuesday, was carrying several boxes of hazardous materials.

According to informed sources, the vessel was carrying 60 tonnes of IMO Class 9 and another 4.6 tonnes of IMO Class 6.1 hazardous cargo in four containers.

When contacted,

Tamluk/Gadiara, Nov. 23: Two container vessels today collided, apparently after one of them went adrift because of a snag, in a narrow stretch of the Hooghly where tide travails compound the space problem.

The 33 sailors of the two ships are safe but both vessels were damaged and started spilling oil after the 11.30am hit at Hooghly Point, around 50km from Calcutta.

A thick film of oil spreads on the waters in the Hooghly after a collision between cargo ships at Nurpur in South 24 Parganas district on Tuesday.

NURPUR (SOUTH 24 PARGANAS DISTRICT): A cargo vessel on its way to the Kolkata port rammed another such ship bound for Colombo on the Hooghly river here on Tuesday.

Though none of the crew was injured, both vessels suffered extensive damage and a l

KOLKATA, 31 OCT: The $28.9 million capacity building project on identification and remediation of contaminated hazardous waste dumpsites in the state funded by the World Bank and implemented by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has made several officials of the board uncomfortable as it questions their competence.

A senior official of the WBPCB, who is also a member of the team co