West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

Godown gutted near Howrah bridge

A large portion of a godown along the Hooghly and barely 100 metres from the Calcutta end of Howrah bridge was gutted in a blaze that started around 2.15am on Saturday and raged for more than 12 hours...
By Subhajoy Roy in Howrah

West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.19

Barge hits Vidyasagar Setu pier

A barge got unhinged from its anchor in the Hooghly on Saturday afternoon, drifted away and came to a halt after hitting a concrete structure built to protect piers on the Howrah bank of Vidyasagar Se...
By Subhajoy Roy in Howrah

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

West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.18

Durga immersion in Hooghly passes green test

The immersion seems to have been well managed so far this year, going by the condition of some of the Hooghly ghats.At least half of Calcutta’s Durga idols have been immersed but the ghats have rema...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.19

CM Mamata Banerjee housing threat

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday threatened that the Bengal government would withdraw from the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, alleging that the Centre was sending letters to the beneficiaries taking credit for...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Gurap(Hooghly)


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 30.11.19

Fort Feringhee

Four centuries ago, the settlements along the Hugli river or Hooghly as it is called now — a branch of the mighty Ganges — attracted maritime traders from as many as five European nations, turning...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 27.10.19

BJP worker killed, Trinamul Congress blamed

A 28-year-old BJP worker was killed on Sunday following overnight clashes with Trinamul supporters in Hooghly’s Arambagh. Sheikh Amir Ali was a toto driver and BJP leaders alleged he was “beaten m...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Arambagh

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.19

Govt seeks tender for Hooghly bridge repair

The Bengal government has invited tenders for a Rs 154-crore repair job of the 27-year-old second Hooghly bridge that includes replacing some of its 152 cables and underwater investigation of its pier...
By Kinsuk Basu 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


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