The entire northern and eastern India is in the grip of a severe heat wave with Sriganganagar in Rajasthan reeling at 44.8 degree Celsius on Sunday and Purulia in West Bengal recording 44 degrees. Kolkata at 41 degrees witnessed five notches above normal temperature at this time.

KOLKATA, 30 March: The state land use board has recommended that the state government should set up irrigation facilities for equal quantum of single crop land land acquired to set up industry to ensure food security even as the state agriculture minister, Mr Naren De admitted in the Assembly that every year the state is steadily losing 1000 acres of agricultural land.

RAGHUNATHPUR (Purulia), 25 MARCH: While chief minister Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, stressed setting up an industrial hub in Purulia district, which is a

Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) has taken up a project to identify people affected by arsenic contamination in Karimpur area of Nadia. It would tap the contamination in the cells of these people and gauge the extent of damage.


Targeting the Leftruled West Bengal government for misuse of NREGA funds, minister of state for rural development Sisir Kumar Adhikari has asked Cabinet minister C.P. Joshi to look into the matter.

Drills and rigs for the exploration of methane in Asansol

Durgapur, Jan. 10: Residents of a CPM-dominated Bankura village have stopped a company

PURULIA, 17 DEC: Owing to lack of adequate healthcare facilities in Puruliua, the patients have to cover long distances to find medical help. They have to travel to Bankura Sammelani Medical College Hospital, Ranchi, Bokaro and Tatanagar to find medical facilities.

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has conveyed to the railways it won

The forest in Purulia

Shokha Ram Das (65) stares at his five bigha land in Dumdumi village under Chharra gram panchayat, nearly 12 km south of Purulia town, awaiting the rains. With just 2 per cent cultivation till date, nearly 280,000 hectares of agricultural land in the district is lying vacant, facing a near drought situation.

Hundreds of farmers wake up every morning, hoping for a downpour.