Over 1.2Cr Hit, Nearly 6L Hectares Of Cropped Area In 12 States Damaged

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Bimal Singh Karnawat & Others Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 21/09/2016 regarding running of a plastic factory in Jorabagan, Kolkata in breach of the Air ( Prevention and Control of Pollution ) Act, 1981 , Water ( Prevention and Control of Pollution ) Act, 1974 and Noise Pollution ( Regulation and Control) Rules 2000, the Environment ( Protection) Act, 1986, the Municipal Solid Waste ( Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 and the West Bengal Fire Services Act, 1950.

KOLKATA: The sense of despair over the foul air that hangs like a shroud over Kolkata can change to hope if it learns from American cities that were as polluted but have since cleaned up their act,

KOLKATA: Reeling under the severest spell of dengue in over half a decade, Bengal is fighting another battle this year -the high fatality rate of the vector-borne disease.

Taxi scrap used in decoration of the pandal.Taxi scrap used in decoration of the pandal.

Kolkata: Abnormally high PM2.5 (particulate matter measuring less than 2.5 micron in diameter) levels in Kolkata's air nearly all through the year, except monsoon, is a major killer and may assume

KOLKATA: In the past two-and-ahalf years, Kolkata's air qualified as 'good' only once for a fortnight in August 2015.

KOLKATA: In the past 12 months, the city has lost over 1,000 full-grown trees, around 100 of them uprooted in storms and the rest hacked down to make way for infrastructure projects.

KOLKATA: The dengue onslaught refuses to stop even after claims of combative steps by health officials and civic bodies.

KOLKATA: New Town will get an e-health centre, the first in the city, on Wednesday. A CSR project of Narayana Health (NH), it's being jointly set up by NH and CISCO.