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Hooghly
West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.21

Erosion forces dismantling of school

The Nadia administration on Thursday began dismantling a primary school on the banks of the Hooghly at a village near Chakdaha to retrieve building materials like bricks, steel bars as well as door an...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Chakdaha

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.21

Flood-hit areas marooned

Thousands of people in at least 100 villages in the state’s three flood-hit districts —Howrah, Hooghly and West Midnapore — remained inaccessible to the administration as water level...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Anshuman Phadikar in Khanakul, Ghatal

West Bengal  /  Published 04.08.21

Building crumbles at flooded-Bandar village in Hooghly

A two-storey house, which went under water at the flooded-Bandar village near Khanakul in Hooghly district three days ago, completely collapsed on early Tuesday morning. Sources said Bandar and sever...
By The Telegraph in Hooghly

West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.21

Bengal flood: 15 dead, 3 lakh affected

At least 15 people have died, and lakhs of people were rendered homeless or marooned, as the flood situation in six districts of West Bengal aggravated on Tuesday, triggering a slugfest between the ru...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.21

31 airlifted from flood-hit Hooghly

“I had never witnessed such a flood earlier. I had never flown before and I was afraid after I saw it (the chopper). I told them that I would not fly but they assured me that there was nothing b...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Anshuman Phadikar in Khanakul, Ghatal

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West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.21

Column of wind on river Hooghly

  Residents of Diamond Harbour in South 24-Parganas saw a giant column of wind on river Hooghly on Wednesday evening. Eyewitnesses said the column seemed to “roam” on the river surf...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Hooghly

West Bengal  /  Published 19.07.21

Hooghly gobbles up more houses

The ongoing spate of erosion of the Hooghly river bank in Nadia’s Santipur continued this weekend with at least five houses being lost, in addition to nearly 30-bigha agricultural land, early on...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

Calcutta  /  Published 16.07.21

A canal stolen from Calcutta

The canal has been filled over several years. It used to run close to the Garden Reach water treatment plant and the slush removed from the raw water in the plant was used to fill up the waterway. &l...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.07.21

Swing strangles 10-year-old

A 10-year-old student was accidentally strangled by a cloth that her father had hung from a wooden structure attached to the bed to create a makeshift swing for his two daughters at home in Hooghly&rs...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Hooghly

Calcutta  /  Published 28.06.21

Masters of spices, markers of time

From the Fifties, the brand has been making powdered spices, as well as pastes and ready-to-use mixes, moving away from the original business of whole spices, and the innovations, though not exclusive...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta


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