KOLKATA, 25 JULY: Despite implementing the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme nine years back, more than 50 per cent of the students who get enrolled in class I in the state drop out before reaching even class IX. This has been revealed by the Assembly Standing Committee on School Education.

Calcutta, July 18: Just as India was making progress in checking polio, Bengal threatens to spoil the effort because of what state officials themselves admit to be

KOLKATA, 9 MAY: The Centre has recently cleared five important projects in West Bengal involving construction, widening and strengthening of roads and construction of an international standard carriageway way along the State Highway 2.
The work under the projects would start after municipal elections are over and the state government is in the process of floating tender.

The continuing hot spell across the state has claimed three lives

- Nandigram in another protest, land scarce for substations

Tamluk, March 28: Farmers in East Midnapore have refused to give land for power substations needed to electrify about 2,800 villages, demanding more than double the price being offered in some places.

Among the seven substations planned in East Midnapore, one is in Nandigram.

- Late melting of glaciers & dry spell decrease ganga flow
The Farakka barrage in Murshidabad

BALASORE: The outbreak of bird flu in Murshidabad district of neighbouring West Bengal has spread panic among the poultry farmers in Balasore district. While the border villages in Balasore and Mayurbhanj have been put on alert, Chief District Veterinary Officers (CDVOs) of both the districts have been asked to inspect chicken farms and hatcheries.


The Centre on Sunday said it was monitoring the situation in West Bengal in event of the outbreak of avian flu in two villages in the state.
The health ministry in its report on the current situation over the flu said that culling of birds have commenced and more than 3,209 birds have already been culled as per the contingency plan chalked out by the state and Centre.

Less than three months after the country was declared free from avian influenza (bird flu) in October, it has again been hit by another outbreak in the Khargram block of Murshidabad district of West Bengal. Poultry samples collected from the block tested positive for H5 strain of avian influenza during the tests conducted at the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL), Bhopal.