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Demand in LS for Indo-Bangla border fencing

Issues ranging from fencing of the Indo-Bangla border to desilting of Hooghly river and spread of fluorosis among people in Telangana were among several issues raised in the Lok Sabha during Zero......

Bengal: Two cargo ships collide in Hooghly

A cargo ship is sinking after it collided with another cargo vessel coming from the opposite direction in Hooghly River in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on Tuesday. The collision between......

Toll in Bengal trawler mishap climbs to 83

With two more bodies fished out of the Hooghly river, the toll in the trawler capsize mishap rose to 83 on Thursday.Meanwhile, fishermen spotted a piece of wood floating in the middle of the river......

Bengal trawler capsize toll increases to 69

The death toll in the trawler capsize in Hooghly river shot up to 69 on Monday night with 28 bodies retrieved from the waters, even as search for 43 others missing was suspended for the night due......

'Indian Navy cannot come second in war'

In the hot Kolkata sun, on the banks of the Hooghly river, craftsmen from Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) swarm over what will be the Indian Navy's most high-tech stealth warship. For......

Kolkata has enough water, yet there's a problem

Kolkata is one place where domestic water supply isn't billed. The Hooghly river is the primary source and there's no supply crisis looming, unlike some other cities. Also, there are no charges......

Bengal offers new location for chemical hub

The West Bengal governmentproposed on Monday Nayachar island on the Hooghly river, off Haldia, as the new destination for the state's chemical hub project that was derailed following an unrest in......

Singur works even during the Pujas to return land to farmers

Government officials working overtime to dismantle the Tata plant and return land to farmers, says Ishita Ayan Dutt. The road to the erstwhile site of Tata Motors’ Nano factory in Singur,......

India's pride: A stunning cable-stayed bridge in Jammu & Kashmir

Strategically important and first of the kind in North India and Jammu and Kashmir, the 592-meter long Basohli Bridge over River Ravi will be the fourth such bridge in the country Defence Minister......

Rediff poll: Can Mamata still transform Kolkata into London?

Soon after Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee became the West Bengal chief minister, she declared her intent to transform Kolkata into London. At the foundation stone-laying event of a......

Slumdog Millionaire sold out!

All eyes it seems are on the triumphant American release of Quantum of Solace which has hijacked $70 million in just three days, far exceeding the Hollywood expectations. But discerning eyes will......
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Dine at 450ft, majestic view of Hooghly on menu

The article below represents a preview only and is not meant for reuse or republishing. Kolkata, Oct. 26 -- Your rooftop dining and revolving... ...
Ma Durga's second innings

Chandannagar and Krishnanagar, just hours from Kolkata, give you a chance to revisit the goddess in a different avatar Durga Puja was too short... ...
Smugglers using river route to Akra to avoid cops

24 October 2016, Kolkata, Pritesh Basu With the Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police tightening vigil to check the smuggling... ...
Govt plans special training for drivers of ministers cars

24 October 2016, Kolkata, Team MP The Bengal government has taken the move in order to ensure safety and security of ministers, senior MLAs... ...
IIT-Kharagpur, Rabindra university to give heritage areas in Kolkata a makeover

The initiative, which is being carried out under the Sandhi project of the Union HRD ministry, will assist in the upgradation and resurrection of... ...

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