Forest department asks police to step up vigil at pandals to save egrets and storks from being killed to decorate dhaks
Prithvijit Mitra | TNN

The last guard wall protecting a habitation of 25,000 people in Malda gave way this evening and the Fulhar rushed into one village after another.

The water level in the bazaar at Bhaluka, about 500 metres from the river, was over two feet around 9pm. District officials said it was rising alarmingly and the only hope for the residents was the a local canal

Riverbanks continue to crumble in Malda district with a stretch longer than 1.5km along the Fulhar at Ratua, just 9km from Bhaluka, being threatened anew.

Malda, May 25: The public health engineering (PHE) department has shut down its two arsenic treatment plants at Mathurapur and Kahala near Manikchak as fish have started dying in the Phulhar river.

The PHE authorities are clueless why the fish are dying in the river.

The storm that lashed different parts of Malda district yesterday has destroyed mango worth over Rs 15 crore, spoiling completely a season that had already been hit by rainless months.

Malda, May 3: Eight jawans of the railway protection special force have been diagnosed with malignant malaria and kept isolated in a ward of a hospital here.

Raktima Bose

- Englishbazar civic body to build 4 reservoirs

Englishbazar Municipality is set to receive Rs 55 crore for its drinking water project in a week, chairman of the civic body Narendranath Tiwari said here today.

Malda, Feb. 10: Warm weather and dense fog over the past three weeks have left mango growers and exporters in Malda district worried as the fruit trees are yet to blossom fully.

The mango development officer of the state


Malda, Jan. 1: The state irrigation department in Malda is awaiting permission from the Ganga Flood Control Commission to begin a Rs 33 crore anti-erosion work along the river in the border areas.