“The Centre will fund only those solar parks with a minimum capacity of 500 MW. But such a huge project requires a big stretch of land ... at least 2,000 acres.

KOLKATA: Come October and a post-graduate course in solar energy will be launched here, as Amity University and the NB Institute for Rural Development (NBIRT) signed an MoU on Wednesday.

13 districts submerged; situation improves in north Bengal; 14 trains cancelled

At least a dozen pollutant industries in Bengal have been ignoring closure orders from the Central Pollution Control Board, The Telegraph has found while following up on the apex agency's reprimand

The government proposes to find a permanent solution to floods in the northeast and has set aside Rs 100 crore for the purpose, MoS for home Kiren Rijiju said in the Lok Sabha on Thursday .

KOLKATA: The city that had been the first to combat sound pollution two decades ago, has emerged as the country's noise capital with silence zones falling prey to the deafening cacophony of honking

A country-wide elephant census has pegged the number of pachyderms in the country at 27,000, of which 514 roam the forests of north Bengal.

The minister said that West Midnapore, Howrah, Hooghly, East Burdwan and Bankura have been worst affected in the floods, while districts such as South and North 24 Parganas, Purulia, Nadia, Birbhum

Out of the 20 lakh, over four lakh people were affected in the last 24 hours alone, while 2,301 people have been evacuated from their houses.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who returned to Kolkata from Delhi on Wednesday evening, asked the Centre to undertake dredging work at Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) to prevent a flood-like situ