The country will have to wait for at least one more year to know the number of Royal Bengal Tigers in the Sunderbans — the largest tiger habitat in India.
A silent killer seems to be lurking in most Indian rural kitchens using biomass as fuel, a World Health Organisation (WHO)-sponsored study has concluded.
Jyoti Basu is no more. But his eyes, which saw so much — the two world wars, the freedom movement, the Partition, the rise to prominence of the communist movement in India — will continue to see.
Concerned over the daring attack on the Bhubaneswar-Delhi Rajdhani Express by Maoist-backed agitators, the railways has decided to come up with its own commando force to counter threats from Naxals and militants.
Amid renewed controversy over Arunachal Pradesh, the United States government has made it clear that they consider Arunachal Pradesh to be part of India and hopes that China and India would resolve the bilateral issue peacefully.
A lady delivers a baby boy in the toilet of a moving train. The new-born slips through the hole in the pan and falls on the tracks. But she finds him unhurt — all happening in the night. Rakeeb Hossain reports.
West Bengal has never received so much in a single budget from the railway ministry. Not even when the flamboyant A B A Ghani Khan Chowdhury was railway minister in the 1980s.
Lalgarh may have been freed from Maoist control by the security forces, but the Maoists have not yet been completely flushed out of the region, reports Rakeeb Hossain.
Dharampur, the last Maoist stronghold in Lalgarh, had been deserted by Sunday evening. The security forces were planning the final operation to take control over Lalgarh. Sources reveal that forces will move in early on Monday, report Debdatta Ghosh & Rakeeb Hossain.
Security forces today captured key Maoist stronghold of Ramgarh as they launched a two-pronged attack to reclaim areas in West Midnapore district. This area was under control of Left-wing ultras who offered stiff resistance by detonating landmines and opening gunfire, reports Rakeeb Hossain.
The final assault on the Maoists who had carved out stronghold in Lalgarh and areas around it in W Bengal was under way on Friday. By nightfall, security forces had regained seven km of territory from Goaltor to Kadashol after gunbattles with the Maoists who retreated towards their bastion of Ramgarh, reports Rakeeb Hossain.
Security forces led by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) regained state control over a seven-kilometre stretch from Lalgarh town as they advanced northwards towards Ramgarh, the last Maoist bastion in Bengal’s West Midnapore district on Friday.
The battle lines have been drawn. The final assault on the 45-sqkm Maoist-held “no-police zone” in Lalgarh, just 1 km east of Lalgarh police station where security forces are stationed, is likely to begin today, reports Rakeeb Hossain
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A handful of rice seemed to have won half the battle for the West Bengal government when bullets and ballots failed to make much headway in Lalgarh in West Midnapore district, about 250 km from Kolkata.
Despite not being a conventional war zone, Lalgarh is slowly heading towards a humanitarian crisis. With police and central forces on one side and Maoists in the no-police zone, refugees at relief camps are increasing every day. Over 1.37 lakh people have been affected across the 413 mouzas, which is now a troubled zone. Rakeeb Hossain reports.
The final round of polling in Kolkata saw a huge turnout, partly prompted by good weather, despite stray incidents of violence across the city and its suburbs. A Trinamool Congress worker was killed in Barasat constituency late last night.
If last week’s voting had the Left in West Bengal on edge with Maoist threats in the south west and the Gorkhaland upsurge in the North, Thursday’s will be an acid test for the Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance. Rakeeb Hossain reports.
Lalgola had been waiting patiently since morning braving the hot sun to see the historic moment. It finally came five minutes before 11 am. Rakeeb Hossain reports.
Since 1980, CPM has lost LS polls from here just once; land acquisition row may change that, reports Rakeeb Hossain.
They are the nowhere people. They have valid ration cards. Many of them even have voter cards, but they can’t vote.