West Bengal  /  Published 01.08.20

Oh woe, our wares and worldly goods

Nearly one crore people are directly and indirectly employed in the 10,000 garment manufacturing units in this area in the southwestern part of the city. Cutters, tailors, people who stitch buttons an...
By Manasi Shah and Moumita Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.07.20

Bengal: flood fight hit by virus

A team of 26 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), stationed at Hooghly’s Arambagh in anticipation of floods, were isolated after two members tested Covid-19 positive on Thur...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Arambagh

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.19

PM politicises jawan deaths, says Mamata

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused Narendra Modi of indulging in political opportunism over death of jawans and questioning the patriotism of anybody who criticised the Prime Minister or his governm...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.06.20

Howrah the 2nd most polluted city

Howrah is the second most polluted city in the country in terms of nitrogen oxide emission, says a report by the Center for Science and Environment.Nitrogen oxide is mainly released by diesel-driven v...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.05.20

Port, rail brace for cyclone

The Calcutta Port Trust on Tuesday asked 19 vessels that had anchored at Sandheads in the Bay of Bengal to proceed into deep sea to avoid the path of Cyclone Amphan.Vessels that were docked at Calcutt...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.20

On 1st train from Howrah station: stuck son, employee…

An air-conditioned passenger train rolled out of Howrah station for Delhi on Tuesday evening, 48 days after passenger services were suspended in an attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavir...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.05.20

Howrah seeks private doctors’ help

The Howrah civic body has sought the services of private medical practitioners to tackle the spread of Covid-19.“The Howrah Municipal Corporation is reaching out to all private doctors who can volun...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 04.05.20

Not unusual but it shouldn’t be unsung

Rabindranath Pal, terminally ill for the past few years, breathed his last at 62 on Saturday night at his home in Howrah’s Sijberia.Three crematoriums in the region conveyed to the Pal family that t...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Howrah

Calcutta  /  Published 04.05.20

Residents hang bags, youths fill them

A group of young men has been taking care of the daily needs of the residents of Nandibagan and Uriyapara in Howrah’s Golabari, both of which are containment zones, as no one is allowed to step out ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.05.20

Covid-19 test kiosk in Howrah

The Howrah district administration has installed a kiosk to collect swab samples for the Covid-19 test at the quarantine centre in the Dumurjala stadium. At least five such kiosks will start functioni...
By Subhajoy Roy in Howrah


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