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Playing with sea

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2013

Letters - January 31, 2012

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2012
Safe or unsafe?

Bound and gagged

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2009
Forget Maoists, West Bengal's Left Front has lost its social constituency through years of inaction The situation in Lalgarh in West Bengal's Midnapore district, still precariously poised, seems to have been overtaken by generous helpings of farce in nearby Kolkata and distant Delhi. Union Home Minister P Chidambaram kept urging West Bengal to ban Red ultras even as he

Voters retaliate with boycott

Issue Date: May 15, 2009
Denied rights, aggrieved citizens abstain from voting having lost their means to earn a living, communities are increasingly using their vote to drive home the message they distrust the State. Tribals who lost their agricultural land in a forest area because of faulty implementation of forest rights laws in Maharashtra

Bug love

Author(s): Biplab Das
Issue Date: Jul 15, 2008
a research team has stumbled upon a bug that feasts on arsenic. Present in the root nodules of black gram, the bacteria increases soil fertility and fixes nitrogen. It could be an effective way of bioremediation of arsenic from contaminated soil, says a team of researchers from iit Kharagpur and Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal. They isolated a tolearant strain of rhizobium species from the root nodules of plants growing in contaminated soil.
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