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Rebuilding lives of Sundarbans' ''tiger widows''

Vishal Gulati/IANS

Tragedy struck this widow twice in the Sundarbans, the world`s largest mangrove forest. First, she watched her husband die of snakebite. Then, her young son was mauled to death by a Royal Bengal tiger.

Deprived of education, 65-year-old yellow cab driver runs two schools, orphanage in Sundarbans

It's been a bumpy ride for a 65-year-old yellow cab driver, Gazi Jalaluddin. A good student who was forced to give up formal education due to poverty, he now runs two schools and an orphanage in his native Sundarbans, ensuring a smoother journey for the underprivileged in a land at the mercy of the rivers.

Centre not giving funds to promote Sundarbans: Bengal minister

The West Bengal government today said it was planning to project Sundarbans as a tourist destination, but the Centre was not coming forward with financial help to support the endeavour.

Sundarbans to become a district in 2016: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the decision was taken because people in the riverine area have specific set of problems.

India's first dolphin community reserve to come up in Bengal

India's first dolphin community reserve to come up in Bengal

Gangetic river dolphins are an endangered species and in order to preserve them, Bengal will soon acquire the country's first community reserve for the mammal.