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

Business  /  Published 27.03.19

CPT drill to upgrade facilities at Haldia

Calcutta Port Trust is focusing on expanding capacity and evacuation to maintain growth momentum. The port authority is eyeing an investment of around Rs 330 crore for mechanisation of a berth in Hald...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.05.20

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

West Bengal  /  Published 21.07.19

Attacks spark CM-BJP duel in Bengal

Mamata Banerjee on Sunday sent an apparent message to Trinamul Congress workers across Bengal to put up resistance against the BJP’s alleged attempts to usurp its political space through use of forc...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Sandip Chowdhury in Calcutta

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

India  /  Published 28.06.19

Bullet injury in Hooghly clash

An explosive mix of a bullet injury and chants of “Jai Shri Ram” kept Hooghly’s Gurap on edge on Thursday as the political battle in Bengal again spilled onto the streets.A BJP worker was shot a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Gurap(Hooghly)

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.19

‘Firing’ triggers BJP fury in Hooghly’s Gurap

Violence rocked Hooghly’s Gurap on Thursday after a BJP worker was allegedly shot at by a police officer on Wednesday night while handling an irate mob protesting the stabbing of one of their collea...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Gurap(Hooghly)

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 09.06.19

Flames burn fortunes

Pulin Doshi, a medicine wholesaler, looked lost as firefighters fought the blaze that had gripped a warehouse, which stood almost on the banks of the Hooghly and barely 100metres from the Howrah bridg...
By Subhajoy Roy in Howrah


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