West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.20

Help for 7 returnees in Hooghly’s Arambagh

A team from Harinkola gram panchayat, headed by its chief and his deputy, on Monday met seven migrant workers who had been spending their quarantine in the veranda of an ICDS centre in Hooghly’s Ara...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 29.05.20

Storm pummels two districts

Three people were killed, several electric posts and trees uprooted and 5,000 houses damaged after a sudden nor’wester hit parts of Hooghly and North 24-Parganas on Wednesday evening.Officials said ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Arambagh

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Hooghly waters leap to 5ft

Columns of water several feet high lashed across the ghats of Calcutta as if the river had turned into a sea as Amphan made its way inland.Across parts of Jagannath ghat, Armenian, Prinsep and Babugha...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.05.20

Swim across Hooghly to float aloft in lockdown

A young goldsmith living on the bank of the Hooghly in East Burdwan’s Kalna has taken the plunge to swim past financial hardships that lockdown has brought on him and his ailing parents.Sanjay Pal, ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

West Bengal  /  Published 01.05.20

Hospital protest after death

A group of health workers of Arambagh sub-divisional hospital in Hooghly agitated for hours and dragged an official to his office demanding protective gear after the Covid-19 test report of an elderly...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 02.04.20

Red cross on quarantine homes

Hundreds of houses of home-quarantined persons who have come from other states or abroad have been marked with red crosses in Hooghly’s Goghat, triggering apprehensions that they might face stigmati...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Arambagh

West Bengal  /  Published 20.03.20

Labour crunch hits potato storage

The fear of coronavirus has cast a shadow over the process of stacking up of potatoes in cold storages as there is a sudden shortfall of over 35 per cent labourers involved in collection and storage o...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Hooghly

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.20

Bangla barge sinks in Hooghly

A Bangladeshi barge ferrying fly ash capsized in the Hooghly after colliding with an Indian port craft in Budge Budge, in South 24-Parganas, on Thursday morning.Calcutta Port Trust officials said MV M...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.02.20

Women burnt to death, 2 held

Two persons were arrested on Sunday for allegedly burning alive a mother and her daughter, from New Barrackpore in North 24-Parganas, and trying to bury them on the banks of the Hooghly near Durgachak...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 22.02.20

Once upon a home

There is a house that oftentimes appears in my dreams. And no, it is not called Manderley. In fact, it is not a house at all, but an apartment building of the old fashioned sort. And most likely it ne...
By Upala Sen in


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