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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......

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......

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......

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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Counting of municipal election votes postponed indefinitely following reports of violence

The counting of votes in the elections held on Saturday was scheduled to be conducted on October 7. The SEC also postponed counting of votes for... ...
Historian tips for Hooghly heritage

The Hooghly isn't just an Indian river but belongs to the world, historian and international authority on heritage conservation Philip Davies said... ...
West Bengal may get dolphin reserve

KOLKATA: The Ganges river dolphin — India's national aquatic animal — is set to get more protection in Bengal. The stretch of river Hooghly... ...
Top five Dussehra celebrations in India

Have you seen these unique Dussehra festivals in India? If not, then start now. Chhattisgarh Tourism facebook Bastar Dussehra in Jagdalpur,... ...
The connection

Armenia and India, two of the world's oldest civilizations, have also shared socio-cultural ties for many centuries as new research shows. Mane... ...

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