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Joydeep Thakur

Joydeep Thakur


Joydeep Thakur is a Special Correspondent based in Kolkata. He focuses on science, environment, wildlife, agriculture and other related issues.

articles by Joydeep Thakur (699 results)
Aug 11, 2020 19:47
The two agencies that run the Common Bio-medical Waste Treatment and Disposal Facilities (CBWTF) have drawn the attention of the West Bengal government, which is in talks with the authorities to figure out how to tackle the impending crisis before the toxic waste starts spilling over. read more
Aug 08, 2020 19:37
In June, when the over two-month-long coronavirus disease-induced (Covid-19) lockdown restrictions were lifted, fishermen associations had exuded hope that this year could see a bumper Hilsa catch, as the Ganges and its tributaries were less polluted due to the lockdown coupled with bountiful rains. read more
Aug 06, 2020 16:12
The seizure comes at a time, when millions of Bengalis are facing an acute shortage of their favourite fish. Hilsa is often tagged as the Queen of Fish and the Bangladeshi variant is considered to be tastier than their Indian counterparts. read more
Aug 05, 2020 22:43
One private laboratory tested more than 11,000 samples in the last 15 days in June. In the month of July, however, it could conduct only around 9000 tests. Another well-known laboratory chain conducted more than 60,000 tests in the last 15 days of June. However after the cost was capped, the number of tests came down to half in July. read more
Aug 04, 2020 18:43
Last week, Kolkata Police had arrested three persons for providing a fake report to a Covid-19 patient, declaring him not suffering from the viral infection. read more
Aug 01, 2020 19:05
The governor has asserted that more money was spent in organising these events since 2015 than the investments that these summits have attracted. read more
Jul 31, 2020 14:54
This is the second BJP supporter found dead within a span of 24 hours in south Bengal and third in July. read more
Jul 29, 2020 18:02
The Sundarbans is the world’s largest mangrove delta that is spread over 10,200 square kilometres (sq km). While 4,200 sq km lies in West Bengal in India, the remaining 6,000 sq km falls in neighbouring Bangladesh. read more
Jul 28, 2020 17:51
The state government will enforce complete lockdown over the weekends till August 31, except for August 1, August 15 and August 22, all of which fall on Saturdays. read more
Jul 27, 2020 18:39
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Centre is yet to release the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation worth Rs 4,135 crore for April and May read more
Jul 24, 2020 18:04
Two teams of medical experts, set up by the Mamata Banerjee-led administration, have been making the rounds of the designated Covid-19 hospitals to find critical gaps in treatment protocols and bring uniformity in viral outbreak management. read more
Jul 20, 2020 15:13
Sovan Deb Chatterjee, West Bengal power minister, himself received an electricity bill amounting to Rs 11,000 in June, which he claimed was exorbitant and abnormal read more
Jul 16, 2020 16:59
Bengal has witnessed a sharp spike with more than 22,000 Covid-19 cases and nearly 500 deaths being reported in the past one month alone. Till date, the state has recorded 34,427 Covid-19 cases and 1,000 deaths. read more
Jul 13, 2020 18:32
The number of active cases in Kolkata has doubled in the last fortnight. While on June 29 the city had 1,772 active cases, on Sunday the number was 3,568. The state has 10,500 active cases at present. read more
Jul 09, 2020 20:16
West Bengal registered the first 12,000 Covid-19 cases in three months since the first case was detected in the state. read more