A study of three villages in Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal, reveals that there is an alarming decline in female agricultural wage labour, resulting in de-feminisation, devastating poverty and outmigration of young boys and men in the Terai region. De-agrarianisation in combination with the revived patriarchal “good woman” ideology explains the crises of female wage labour. The Government of West Bengal’s Anandadhara programme seeks to integrate poor women into the financial flow through microcredit/self-helf groups.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) dated 29/11/2016 regarding pollution of river Mahananda, West Bengal. National Green Tribunal expressed dismay at the condition of the river Mahananda as evident from the photographs placed by Subhas Datta, the applicant, indicating the situation after Chhat Puja, 2016.

Continuous rain for the past 48-hours in parts of north Bengal, Sikkim and the Bhutan Hills has raised possibility of flood in many parts of Bengal especially in Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Cooch Be

The rich natural heritage of the geographically-diverse West Bengal has now become a motif for the Election Commission to attract voters to polling booths.

The landslides in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong sub-divisions had caused extensive damage to NH-10 and NH-55 — cutting off vital road links to the region.

Atleast four hundred people have been affected in Jalpaiguri district following release of excess water Teesta river after rains in upper reaches.

Suspension Of Health Officials Scares Docs

With one more person dying in North Dinajpore of suspected encephalitis on Monday, the state’s death toll due to the disease reached 120.

The encephalitis in north Bengal has reached 108, with three more deaths being reported from North Bengal Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday.

Municipalities moving piggeries out of human habitation.

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