On a day Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan put the death toll in West Bengal due to encephalitis at 208, the state government Monday suspended North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH)

Only six patients admitted to NBMCH in 24 hours: Director of Health Services

Municipalities moving piggeries out of human habitation.

AES outbreak in Siliguri in 1996, traced to imported raspberry, may have led to ‘litchi theory’.

Local people gheraoed north Bengal development minister Gautam Deb as he laid the foundation stone for a new electric crematorium near the existing Kiranchandra crematorium here today.

Worried over deforestation, Siliguri residents resort to this novel way

Residents of Siliguri district in West Bengal came together to “save mother nature” through a tree wedding ceremony on Saturday. Marriage rituals were performed for intertwined trees, adorned with traditional attires of saree and dhoti, representing man and woman.

West Bengal’s first wildlife safari displaying the mega fauna of north Bengal is proposed near Siliguri in Darjeeling district, senior officials of the West Bengal Zoo Authority said on Monday.

Assam-based Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL), which has a massive expansion plan of its refinery on the cards, is eyeing the Bangladesh market to sell products in near future.

A senior company spokesperson confirmed Business Standard that NRL was exploring the neighbouring country’s market and business discussions with Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) and the government of Bangladesh for supplying diesel were on. “Both BPC and government of Bangladesh have expressed keen interest in the project and desired that this project be pursued expeditiously,” the spokesperson added. NRL and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), NRL’s parent company, had “detailed discussion” with BPC and Bangladesh government representatives in the month of January 2013 to “progress on this proposal”.

Siliguri: A group of environmental activists set out from here on a 2,000km awareness yatra on Tuesday to press for the introduction of what they are calling gross environmental product (GEP), a me

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.