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 when it capsized near the Baro Madirtala ghat.
The pilgrims were bound for Shakuntala Kalibari at Konnagar in Hooghly district.
Locals immediately jumped into the river and rescued 12 pilgrims, the police said....more
11:16 AM, May 12, 2012
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 a diameter of 150 to 180 metres with more than 30 viewing cabins. It will accommodate more than 500...
12:51 PM, Nov 02, 2011