The city experienced its coldest day in 16 years on Wednesday as the mercury dipped to 9 degree Celsius, five degrees below normal.

“The minimum temperature will hover around 9 degree C for the next 48 hours. It is not likely to fall any further,” said Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre G.C. Debnath. The previous lowest temperature was 9.9 degree Celsius on December 11, 1992.

Hundreds of dead fish were found floating in the Teesta this morning, sparking a rush to catch them before experts warned that pesticides may have been sprinkled in the water, rendering the fish un

KOLKATA, 15 OCT: Two cyclists and a tableau covered 1,200 km in 10 days to create awareness about solar energy, rainwater harvesting and other issues related to sustainable development.

Agartala, 19 Sept: The Rubber Board has begun trial cultivation of rubber with tea in West Bengal to change the perception that rubber is harmful to environment and other crops cannot be grown in r

KOLKATA, 8 AUG: The state transport department will introduce smart cards for travelling in government-run buses and trams, state transport minister Madan Mitra, said today at Writers’ Buildings.

Even as 1.25 lakh people have been affected by floods in the northern districts of the State, the Army has been called out for rescue operations in the affected areas.

According to a press release issued by the Press Information Bureau, Army personnel were able to restore connectivity to Khairkatta village near Nagrakata in Jalpaiguri on Friday morning by constructing a 90-foot-long Bailey bridge across Kucchi Diana River.

Siliguri, July 17: The state irrigation department has decided to introduce an early warning system in case of a sudden rise in river water levels in north Bengal.

SILIGURI, 15 JUNE: Nearly 10,000 people of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts have been affected due torrential rains since yesterday.

Jalpaiguri, July 4: Residents of a Jalpaiguri hamlet clashed with police over dumping of garbage on a government plot this morning, claiming it is a wetland.

KOLKATA, 3 JULY: Plots belonging to the tribals in north Bengal have been occupied by non-tribals but the state backward classes welfare department is unable to restore them because of legal compli