West Bengal  /  Published 27.10.19

Hooghly erosion, soil removal for brick kilns blamed

Nearly 40 bighas (10 acres) of agricultural land were lost on Saturday night following erosion of the Hooghly embankment in Nadia’s Santipur, with residents blaming soil excavation by the land mafia...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

Opinion  /  Published 26.11.18

Littering is a deeply rooted cultural problem

Swachhta in New India remains a distant dream, no matter what governments might say. The most recent evidence of this were the circumstances that led to the substantial hike in the penalty for litteri...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 22.06.19

The vanishing waterways of Bengal

Even as late as the 1920s, squabbling sisters in households across Bengal were rebuked thus — Gaang-e gaang-e dekha hoy, kintu bon-e bon-e dekha hoy na. Meaning, even rivers meet but not sisters —...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.06.19

Kalyani to get parallel OPD

Senior doctors of College of Medicine and JNM Hospital here have decided to set up a parallel outpatient department to examine patients from Monday, but will not issue official prescriptions.Professor...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

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 28.07.19

BJP worker’s body found in Hooghly canal

The body of a BJP booth committee president, who was an accused in the murder of a Trinamul supporter, was found in a canal at Kota village in Hooghly’s Goghat on Sunday morning. The BJP has alleged...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Hooghly

West Bengal  /  Published 13.07.19

Death politics in Hooghly

The elderly mother of a BJP worker in Hooghly died under contested circumstances early on Saturday, with the BJP making contradictory claims over an alleged police raid and cops denying having conduct...
By Our Special Correspondent in Haripal(Hooghly)

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.19

Mamata rues ‘sad-but-true’ RBI transfer

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday expressed concern at the Centre’s move to dip into the Reserve Bank of India’s reserves and asserted that the economy was in “recession”.Mamata, who c...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Gurap(Hooghly)

West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.19

Hole under the Hooghly

The distance between Howrah Station and Calcutta’s Dalhousie Square is two kilometres. On a given day with regular traffic on the road, this commute takes nothing less than 20 minutes. Once the East...
By Manasi Shah


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