West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.22

Joint efforts to tackle Ganga erosion

The Malda district administration, along with the Farakka Barrage Project Authority (FBPA), has taken an initiative to address the issue of erosion that has been plaguing certain areas of the district...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 20.07.22

Bridge work stops as Ganga rises

Construction work of the second bridge over the Ganga at Farakka has come to halt for the third time in the past three years. This time, work stopped in July first week because of the rise in the wat...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 19.07.22

6-hour jam after Farakka bridge accident

Three persons, including both the drivers of the accident-hit vehicles, were seriously injured and were taken to Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital after their rescue by cops. The police also h...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.22

Police, locals clash over power cables

Police and residents of Dadantola village in Murshidabad clashed on Saturday morning over the installation of high-tension electricity lines that are necessary to supply power from an Adani Group-owne...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.22

5 more arrested over bank robbery

Jangipur police on Thursday arrested five more suspects in connection with the Farakka bank robbery that had taken place on April 13. Special teams had been conducting operations since the robbery. O...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore


News  /  Published 11.04.22

West Bengal’s boat culture comes alive in Kankurgachi museum walk

A group of guests, mostly from abroad, has got a taste of West Bengal’s heritage, including its rich boat culture, during an hour-long walk through Ambedkar Bhavan - Cultural Research Institute ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 23.02.22

Plea to PM on Ganga erosion

Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, urging him to reconsider the 2017 decision of curtailing the work jurisdiction of the Farakka Barrage Project Authority and restore its...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

News  /  Published 25.11.21

Overnight state-run Volvo buses to Kolkata

State-run Volvo buses will now connect Purulia, Jhargram, Farakka and Asansol to Kolkata with most of the buses travelling overnight. Senior officers of the South Bengal State Transport Corporation (...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.21

2 workers jump off train, hurt

Two migrant workers sustained serious injuries as they jumped off the Malda bound Farakka Express while it was moving through Malda town on Thursday in a bid to catch a bus for home. Both were rushed...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Opinion  /  Published 20.10.21

Flow with the times

Five-sixth of the time has elapsed for the treaty between Bangladesh and India on sharing of the waters of the Ganges at Farakka. It will expire on December 12, 2026. The treaty was necessitated by th...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda


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