West Bengal  /  Published 10.04.20

Vessel crew denied exit

Residents have forced 36 crew members of four vessels to remain on board at the Guptipara ghat on the Hooghly without essential items for the past nine days, fearing they will spread the novel coronav...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

Business  /  Published 30.10.18

Waterways body IWAI opens up to private role

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will have revenue sharing arrangements with private parties to operate its terminal in Calcutta amid rising corporate interest in inland cargo on accoun...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.04.20

Food for stranded ships’ crew

A social organisation on Saturday handed over food items to the crew of four ships who have not been allowed to deboard for nine days by a section of Nadia residents who fear they might spread the cor...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

North East  /  Published 13.11.18

Another Indo-Bangla waterway in 6 months

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday said a new waterway between Tripura and Bangladesh would be completed within six months to facilitate the movement of ships.Talking to reporters on t...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

North East  /  Published 04.03.20

Dredging along the Brahmaputra not feasible: Panel

An expert committee formed by the Assam government has said dredging operations along the entire length of the Brahmaputra will not be a feasible option to mitigate its flood and erosion hazards.The e...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati


World  /  Published 27.12.19

Build-up against Erdogan’s canal plan

Hundreds of people in Istanbul have signed petitions in the past two days opposing a massive canal project championed by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, which they say will wreak environmental havoc...
By Reuters in Istanbul

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

North East  /  Published 03.11.19

Container cargo sets sail for Pandu

The Centre will start the first container movement on the Brahmaputra (National Waterway 2) on Monday to give a push to inland waterways.A landmark container cargo consignment will sail on the route f...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 18.10.18

Guwahati readies for Durga idol immersion

Elaborate arrangements from security to jetties have been made for the smooth immersion of Durga idols at the ghats along the Brahmaputra here on Friday.Immersion ghats — Kachomarighat and Pandu —...
By Ali Fauz Hassan in Guwahati


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