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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......

Why big infra projects get delayed in India

If there is one area in India that badly needs some, it is the planning and implementation of infrastructure projects, says Barun Roy. Image: Godavari Rail Bridge. Photograph: Courtesy,......

Soon, you can check in at hotels on the Ganga!

Planning to go sight-seeing on the Ganga? You might soon get to spend a couple of days and nights on it. As part of the Ganga rejuvenation scheme to boost tourism on the sacred river, the Narendra......

Can Mamata change Kolkata into London?

The official Facebook page of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has close to 700,000 followers, mostly in the 18-24 age group.  Many of them frequently ‘like’ and share......

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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101 rivers to be declared national waterways

Centre on Thursday decided to convert 101 rivers in the country, including nine in Karnataka, into national waterways in an effort to support water... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/468325/101-rivers-declared-national-waterways.html
Why Mamata's readiness to ban potato exports scares ...

Abundance has brought misery to the potato growers of West Bengal who were in a state of anxiety when this correspondent visited them last week in... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/politics/why-mamatas-readiness-to-ban-potato-exports-scares-food-processors-2168581.html
Spatial poverty in West Bengal

Poor infrastructure in terms of road connectivity and fewer educational institutions or hospitals are common features of high-poverty zones in all... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/dXPv8bp492mKX9rirXX0hK/Spatial-poverty-in-West-Bengal.html
Campaign to protect Gangetic dolphins

Kolkata: To protect the endangered Gangetic river dolphins here and in nearby districts, a three-day campaign is being run on a cruise. The 'River... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/news/sci-tech/campaign-to-protect-gangetic-dolphins_1565638.html
Chunnel at the end of port tunnel

CENTRE KEEN TO LIFT HURDLE BEFORE BENGAL PORT PLAN Calcutta, March 21: Many a castle has been built in the air in Bengal but this time it... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150322/jsp/frontpage/story_10198.jsp

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