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Indian-American aerospace engineer Swati Mohan hopes to see more collaboration between NASA and ISRO in future

American aerospace engineer and NASA scientist Swati Mohan, who is known for her leadership in the guidance, navigation, and control operations of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, on Thursday said she is hopeful to see more collaboration between her organisation and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in future.

Greens, heritage lovers flag off special tram ride in Kolkata to usher in eco-friendly Durga Puja

Kolkata/IBNS: As another Kolkata tram trundled out of the Gariahat depot in the city's south this Sunday to complete a full circle of the surviving tracks of the streetcars, a group of environmentally-conscious, heritage-loving people gathered to flag it off and cheer.

Odisha has impressed me with its handling of climate change effect on the people with disabilities: US journalist Jason Strother

Multimedia journalist, educator, Fulbright scholar, and founder of Lens15 Media, Jason Strother, visited Kolkata recently to conduct a workshop on the topic of 'Disability Representation In Mass Media, Reporting On Disability And Making Media More Accessible For People With Visual Disabilities' at the American Center. In a conversation with IBNS correspondent Supriyo Hazra, he talked about climate change, disability journalism and more. Excerpts:

Kolkata sees a rise in number of cyclists: For livelihood and not lifestyle, says study

Kolkata/IBNS: In keeping with the worldwide movement of cycling to work, SwitchON Foundation, a Kolkata-based environment conservation society, recently launched a sustainable programme in line with the initiative.

India’s most advanced C&D waste recycling facility opens in Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: Kolkata on Friday got its first Construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling plant with a capacity of 1600 tonnes per day in New Town spread across 5 acres.

Kolkata: Awareness and Joint Action by BIMSTEC countries could stem the climate rot

Kolkata: The BIMSTEC conference in Kolkata on Saturday deliberated on the issue of climate change in the region and unanimously called for cooperation and understanding of the problems and creating joint-action tempered by scientific decisions to stem the rot of climate change.

Move for Earth: Kolkata based organisation launches programme to spread awareness about Climate Action

Kolkata/IBNS: With climate change a major concern across the globe, various organisations are trying to address the issue in their way and spread awareness about Climate Action.

Kolkata: Despite slight rise in temperature, city wilts under cold

Kolkata: It's bone-chilling cold in the entire state, although the mercury has risen slightly in 24 hours, the overall winter mood remains.

Cyclone Ashani gradually loses its strength, turns into deep depression in West Bengal

Kolkata/UNI: Cyclone Ashani gradually lost its strength and turned into a deep depression, the weather office forecast stated on Tuesday, adding that scattered rains will be received in the southern part of West Bengal including Kolkata, Howrah, Purba Medinipur, North and South 24 Parganas and Nadia districts.

'Very Severe Cyclonic Storm' Yaas to cross Odisha-West Bengal coast tomorrow: IMD

Met officials on Tuesday said severe cyclonic Storm‘Yaas’ is going to move north-north-westwards, intensify further into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hours.

Cycles and other NMT will help reduce pollution and boost urban mobility in Kolkata, say experts

Kolkata/IBNS: Bengal Clean Air Network under SwitchON Foundation recently organised a stakeholder consultation on sustainable urban mobility in Kolkata.

Severe cyclonic storm Amphan to hit Bengal today, authorities alert

New Delhi/IBNS: Several areas of West Bengal and Odisha are experiencing heavy winds and rainfall as extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Amphan' is expected to make landfall on Wednesday.

Kolkata ranks third in poor air quality, Dhaka stands in fourth place

Dhaka/Kolkata/UNI: Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka has ranked fourth for poor air in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Sunday.

Medicon International conference starts in Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: The two-day Medicon International conference started in Kolkata from Friday with the promise of promoting  high impact learning in the field of general broad-based medicine in India and the recent advances made in the sector by eminent medical professionals both from India and United Kingdom in their fields of expertise. 

Cyclone Bulbul: Flight operations from Kolkata International Airport suspended for 12 hours

Kolkata/IBNS: Flight operations from Kolkata International Airport will remain suspended from 6 pm on Saturday to 6 am on Sunday morning due to cyclone Bulbul, officials said.