West Bengal  /  Published 20.09.20

Flames devour hilsa at a godown at Digha

Nearly two tonnes of hilsa valued over Rs 20 lakh were burnt to ashes in a fire at a godown inside Digha’s Matsya Nilam Kendra market. The fire reportedly started around midnight from cigarette...
By Anshuman Phadikar in

West Bengal  /  Published 09.09.20

Cyclone spurs change in site of Jagannath shrine

The Digha Sankarpur Development Authority has decided to shift the site for the proposed 214ft-high Jagannath Temple further away from the sea because of the experience of Cyclone Amphan that caused h...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 04.09.20

Truck rams into bike at Digha, 2 tourists die

Two tourists from Calcutta were killed when a dumper truck rammed into their bike head-on while the duo were returning home from the seaside destination of Digha late on Thursday night. A fire broke ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.20

Digha: bar on sea bathing

A five-day bar on sea bathing as a precaution against the rough sea has been clamped in East Midnapore’s Digha where tourist rush has given lockdown-weary hoteliers a reason to smile. The ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 29.08.20

Fishing village teams up to fix wave-hit dyke

Nearly 500 residents, mostly fishermen, in East Midnapore’s Sankarpur have joined hands to temporarily repair a 1km stretch of an embankment that was damaged over a week ago by incessant rain an...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Sankarpur

West Bengal  /  Published 26.08.20

Jio: Bengal nod to build cable station at Digha

The Bengal cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal by Reliance Jio to set up a cable landing station in Digha at an investment of Rs 1,000 crore. The project, once implemented, will create the neces...
By Pranesh Sarkar and Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.08.20

Waves damage road to Digha park

A big part of the road connecting to a 10-acre recreational park, part of the Digha convention centre inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee last December, was severely damaged by strong tidal waves over Thur...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 14.08.20

Independence Day tourist rush to Digha

Hoteliers in East Midnapore’s Digha and Mandarmani have a reason to smile after almost six months as tourists are back in decent numbers at the sea resorts to celebrate Independence Day. The ou...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 22.07.20

Covid blow to Digha tourism revival

East Midnapore’s Digha recorded its first Covid-19 cases in the past few days, bringing the tourist town’s clean record to an end and threatening to cripple the hospitality sector for long...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 12.07.20

Digha tourism faces choppy waters

Renewed lockdown in containment zones across Bengal starting July 9 has put the tourism industry in East Midnapore’s Digha and Mandarmani on the backfoot again, following a full-scale reopening ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha


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