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Feb 20, 2019
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Pulwama aftermath, Saudi crown prince in India and Champions League; today's must-read storiesWar with Pakistan is not a cricket match that one can sit and watch from the comfort of one's home on television and give advice about.
Jan 07, 2019
Gangetic River Dolphins may lose their home due to rise in water salinity: ReportThe increased salinity level is due to hydrological changes such as reduction in freshwater flow.
Aug 10, 2018
Tiger prawns collected by women of the Sundarbans are a global delicacy, but collectors remain a neglected lotThe women who collect tiger prawn seedlings in the Sundarbans risk health hazards as well as their lives because of the threat of crocodiles and tigers.
Aug 01, 2018
Sundarbans forest threatened by heedless industrialisation says UN expert, urges Bangladesh govt to take actionDespite UNESCO objections, the Bangladesh government has approved more than 320 industrial projects in the area, including a massive coal-fired power plant.
May 20, 2017
Sundarbans' wildlife at greater danger due to increased industrial activities, says IUCN reportThe Sundarbans, a natural world heritage site spread across India and Bangladesh, is facing major threats from increased shipping and industrial activities, says IUCN
Dec 24, 2016
Sonia Mehra Chawla’s Critical Membrane frames mangrove ecosystems as metaphor for science, artSonia Mehra Chawla visited the Sundarbans a long time ago. The massive mangrove ecosystem that is now threatened by extinction, fascinated her, not just as an artist but as a person stoked by scientific curiosity as well.
Dec 02, 2016
Navy increases surveillance in Sundarbans: Tells fishermen to install tracking devices in boatsThe Navy is increasing surveillance over the remote islands in the Sundarbans and has asked all fishermen to install AIS tracking device in their vessels without which they will be treated as suspicious.
Jun 19, 2016
In the Sundarbans, Hindu devotees offer 'bhog' to Muslim goddess for protection from tigersThe blessings of Bon Bibi, as popular belief holds, makes life just a little bit easier, in the difficult terrain of the Sundarbans
Jun 08, 2016
Sundarbans: Meet India’s own climate refugees from Ghoramara IslandsThe islands in the Sundarbans are giving birth to India's climate migrants, residents who have nowhere to go as the rising bay washes away their homes.
Mar 21, 2016
Eco-friendly polls: Sundarbans to turn green during Assembly electionsTo ensure minimum damage to the Sundarbans' ecosystem during polling, the district administration and political parties will minimise their carbon footprint