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

West Bengal  /  Published 24.05.19

Locket shines in land-stir cradle

Locket Chatterjee’s final victory margin was over 72,000, but she was jittery even when she was ahead by over 65,000 votes and her supporters had started celebrating. She was convinced only when the...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 04.12.18

Conserving 'Little Europe' on the banks of the Hoogly

Four centuries ago, the shores of the river Hugli (or, Hooghly, as it is called now), a branch of the mighty Ganges, had turned into “Little Europe”, attracting maritime traders from as many as fi...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

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 in

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 in

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


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