West Bengal  /  Published 01.08.19

Commercial court starts work in New Town

Consumers wanting to file high value commercial suits no longer need to travel to Barasat. A commercial court has opened to cater to four districts — North 24-Parganas, Nadia, Howrah and Hooghly. Th...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.07.19

Worker lynched over mobile theft slur

A 20-year-old contract labourer at a rail project site in Hooghly’s Kamarkundu was allegedly beaten to death by fellow workers early on Wednesday on suspicion that he “tried to steal” the mobile...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Hooghly

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.19

Cargo ripples in Ganga

A barge with 52 containers of edible oil belonging to the Fortune brand of Adani Wilmar on Tuesday began its voyage from Haldia to Patna on the Hooghly, marking the formal start of such cargo trips al...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Haldia

West Bengal  /  Published 13.07.19

Raid on Hooghly CCTV goon sparks ire

Police’s bid to arrest a Hooghly goon, who has become so powerful that he has installed CCTV cameras in the locality to keep a watch on the movement of people in the area, sparked protests in Chinsu...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Hooghly

West Bengal  /  Published 26.08.19

Demolition order for realty project on Hooghly

The state pollution control board has ordered the demolition of a portion of a riverside realty project in Barrackpore that is allegedly “impeding the flow of river Hooghly”.The project, on the no...
By Jayanta Basu in Barrackpore


West Bengal  /  Published 30.05.19

Hygiene lessons at school

A girls’ school in Pandua, around 60km from the city, has been trying to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene among students by holding talks and distributing sanitary towels.Most families in an...
By Our Special Correspondent in Pandua

West Bengal  /  Published 05.05.19

Voting in seven seats today

Seven Lok Sabha seats in Bengal will vote on Monday in the fifth phase of the general election. The Election Commission has directed officials to arrange two quick response teams (QRTs) for each polic...
By The Telegraph

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 11.11.19

Cyclone piles erosion woes

Over 1,000 bighas of farmland have been lost to the Hooghly in a pocket of Nadia’s Santipur since Saturday night, worsened by the rain from Cyclone Bulbul.The erosion in Chowdhurypara began last mon...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur


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