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West Bengal

Coal quandary

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2014
  Dirty picture Fate of 218 coal blocks in limbo; Centre seeks to cancel mines yet to be developed ON SEPTEMBER 9, the Supreme Court reserved its judgement on the fate of the 218 coal blocks it had declared illegal a fortnight ago. See also:  Video Senior supreme court lawyer Prashant Bhushan talks about how mining leases should be given; the role of CBI in the coal scam and his involvement in other litigations on mining  

Good ol' dug well

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014

Saving for rainy days

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
Subedan Bibi’s mud hut is a few metres from the banks of the Bakchara river, a distributary of the Hugli in Sunderbans region of South 24 Parganas. When the river is in spate she and most others of Goyadham village move to the main market in the nearby block. “Floods and storms destroy everything, even the grains that we store at home.

Crushed and torn

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2014

Feted and forgotten: poster girl of Polio

Issue Date: Mar 27, 2014
Featured in many national and international programmes and media reports, Rukhshar Khatun has now become a symbol of India’s fight and victory over polio. A resident of Shahpara village in Howrah district of West Bengal, she was only eight months old in 2011 when her parents Abdul Shah and Shobejan Begum observed that her right leg was swollen and the girl was suffering from fever. She was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where she was diagnosed with polio.

Simulating real-life networks

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2014
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Jumbo conflict

Issue Date: Feb 28, 2014
  EAST-CENTRAL LANDSCAPE See also:  Much like Maoists Author(s): Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava Hungry gods Author(s): Sayantan Bera Extreme measure Author(s): M Suchitra Black elephant v white elephant Author(s): Alok Gupta Conflict of interest Author(s): Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava Why do they raid crops? Author(s): M Suchitra Conflicts are no less around national parks, sanctuaries Author(s): M Suchitra Interview ‘Elephant conservation is not exactly anybody’s priority’ Interviewee: M D Madhusudan Photo Gallery Man v elephant Reporter’s Diary On the trail of rampaging elephants Map On the move  

Fishing in new waters

Issue Date: Feb 15, 2014
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