Hooghly River

  • WB: One drowns, six missing in boat capsize May 12, 2012

    Konnagar: One woman drowned and six others, including a two year-old, are reported missing after a country boat capsized on Saturday in Hooghly River near a ghat in Konnagar. Police said the boat with about 19 pilgrims and oarsmen was on way from Sukhchar in North 24 Parganas district to here...
  • City of Joy to have 'Eye' like London November 2, 2011

    Kolkata: Kolkata, once the capital of British India, is set to get a giant wheel on the lines of 'London Eye' which would give tourists a bird's eye view of the city. To be set up on the Hooghly riverfront, the giant wheel to be known as 'Kolkata Eye' would have...
  • Cargo ships collide in Hooghly, no casualty November 23, 2010

    Kolkata: Two cargo vessels were badly damaged after colliding head-on in Nurpur in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal at about 11.30 AM on Tuesday. Reports say there have been no casualties but the crew was still on board both the ships. The ships are reportedly sinking. The Indian Coast...