Alipurduar (Jalpaiguri), Aug. 12: If you see the sweet little leopard cub pottering around all by itself, don

Kolkata, June 14 The West Bengal Tourism Department Corporation (WBTDC) has identified 22 waste lands that could be developed into tourist destinations. The move, to have the lands now belonging to the West Bengal Government transferred to WBTDC, is afoot. Giving this information to newspersons here on Saturday, Mr T.V.N.

The wheels which were set in motion by 12 Nobel Laureates in Germany would now break new ground in Guwahati. Science Express, the prestigious project of the Department of Science and Technology today opened its doors to residents of the city, and captivated a large number of schoolchildren.

Kalimpong, March 16: A fault in a pipeline has hit the water supply to Kalimpong, which is already reeling from acute water scarcity this summer.

In the past few days, the people had been provided with water only once in three days as the reservoirs are not getting enough water from the Neora Water Supply Scheme (NWSS).

A rhino in Jaldapara during the census on Sunday. Picture by Anirban Choudhury
Alipurduar, Feb. 24: The forest department will conduct a feasibility study to see if rhinos can be introduced in the Buxa Tiger Reserve to try and expand their gene pool in neighbouring Jaldapara, where it has apparently suffered because of years of breeding among a small group of animals.

Conservation policies to protect wildlife and biodiversity ignore the basic survival needs and imperatives of local people. This article aims to show how conservation policies trigger floods in protected areas, especially those located in the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges, leading to huge damage to plantations and habitats as well as settlements of the local people.

Raktima Bose

KOLKATA: The Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology has approved a Rs. 30 lakh proposal of the city-based Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute (NSCBCRI) to conduct a study on the health patterns and health management of the Toto tribal people in north Bengal.


Chickens being culled in Kamrangaguri in Jalpaiguri district on Sunday. (Kundan Yolmo)
Siliguri, Jan. 4: The sale of poultry and eggs has been banned within 10km of the bird flu-affected areas of Matigara. The entire Siliguri town and Rajganj block of Jalpaiguri district will come under the ban.

Siliguri: A study will be conducted to see if it is feasible to construct a railway overbridge at Ghumtee 4, one of the main entry points to Jalpaiguri town, to ease traffic congestion.

The state wildlife week this year turned out to be