HOWRAH

  • Kolkata: Mentally-challenged man brutally murdered in NRS Medical College, no arrest yet 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Four days have passed since a mentally challenged patient was brutalised and murdered inside the premises of one of the premier state run medical colleges and hospitals in Kolkata and the police is yet to arrest a single suspect. The victim, Kurban Shah, a resident of the Ulberia in...
  • West Bengal: Student's body found on railway tracks, family alleges murder 6 days ago

    Howrah: A first year college student was found dead near the railway tracks at Howrah's Uluberia station in West Bengal on Friday. The 20-year old was allegedly being ragged and beaten by some seniors in his college. The victim Akash Agarwal was a pharmacy student of Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical...
  • WB: 1st year student found dead near railway tracks in Howrah after being ragged by seniors November 16, 2014

    Kolkata: A first year college student from Bihar was found dead near railway tracks at the Uluberia station in Howrah, West Bengal on Sunday. The student was allegedly being ragged and beaten by some seniors in his college. The victim's father claimed that he was murdered and the body was...
  • Kolkata: Police probing hotel owner's death June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: The police is investigating the death of a hotel owner in Howrah town caused allegedly by repeated threat calls over phone from a local gangster. Sumit Naha, the hotel owner, died on Monday following a heart attack after he was threatened repeatedly over phone by Dipak Shaw, the gangster operating...
  • WB: TMC worker caught on camera beating, extorting money from a hotel manager in Howrah June 23, 2014

    Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker was caught on camera beating a hotel manager in Howrah, West Bengal. He allegedly extorted money from him. The situation took an ugly turn when the owner of the hotel died of a heart attack on Sunday night. The family claimed that he was distressed...
  • Lightning claims two lives in Howrah June 15, 2014

    Howrah: Lightning claimed two lives during a storm in separate incidents in Howrah district on Sunday, police said. While a woman was killed when she was bringing home her cows from a field at Gorchumuk, a youth died when he was walking on a road at Udaynarainpur, they said. ...
  • 15 people trapped after roof of a building collapses in Howrah June 4, 2014

    Howrah: Fifteen people have trapped after a portion of a building collapsed in Salkia in Howrah. The unfortunate incident took place when a portion of the roof of an old, four storied house collapsed. The rescue operation is underway and fire fighters along with police officials are at the spot. No...
  • Postpoll clashes break out in Howrah, 18 TMC workers detained May 1, 2014

    Howrah: As many as 18 workers of the Trinamool Congress have been detained in Howrah for ransacking houses of voters who cast their ballots in favour of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). The postpoll clashes broke out in Dasnagar area of Howrah. After the incident, police forces in heavy number...
  • LS polls: 87 candidates to contest in 9 constituencies in West Bengal April 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Eightyseven contestants will fight it out in nine constituencies that are going to poll on Wednesday in the third of the fivephase Lok Sabha election in West Bengal. The seats are Howrah, Hooghly, Serampore, Bolpur, Arambagh, Burdwan East, BurdwanDurgapur, Birbhum and Uluberia. Among the candidates are BJP's Bappi...
  • Earth Hour: A voluntary blackout tonight for environmental issues by over 7,000 cities in 154 countries March 29, 2014

    London: Lights will be switched off in homes, offices and famous landmarks at 8.30 p.m. Saturday for an hour to mark WWF's annual Earth Hour. Millions of people around the globe will participate in the celebration of the eighth edition of the Earth Hour to show their support for environmental issues...
  • In support of 'Earth Hour campaign' Howrah Bridge to go dark for an hour March 28, 2014

    Some of the iconic structures in Kolkata, including the Howrah Bridge, would go semi-dark for an hour on Saturday to support conservation of energy under the Earth Hour campaign. Between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday, all ornamental lights would be switched off at the famous Howrah Bridge and the...
  • Fire in HowrahNew Delhi Rajdhani Express, no injuries February 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The HowrahNew Delhi Rajdhani Express caught fire at Howrah station on Tuesday. The fire broke out at the generator van of the train while it was standing for departure on platform number 9 at the station. There have been no reports of injuries so far. Four fire tenders are...
  • Howrah gangrape case: Prime accused arrested February 9, 2014

    Howrah: Days after the brutal rape incident rocked West Bengal, the prime accused in the Howrah gangrape case has been arrested on Sunday morning. The accused, Barun Makul is a Trinamool Congress worker. He is likely to be produced in the court on Sunday. Two women were allegedly gangraped by seven...
  • Howrah gangrape case: CPM alleges the incident was planned February 7, 2014

    In Howrah, West Bengal, two women were allegedly gangraped by seven men, led by a Trinamool Congress leader. CPM leader Mohammed Salim on Friday alleged that the incident was planned before. ...
  • Mumbai: Woman, 2yearold son missing since Jan 12 January 25, 2014

    Mumbai: A woman and her twoyearold son have gone missing since January 12. The woman's husband claimed that they had boarded the Howrah Express from Gaya for Mumbai. Her husband claimed that he last spoke to her once she reached Dadar, but his wife and son never reached home. A...
  • WB: Fire breaks out at jute mill in Howrah, no casualties December 31, 2013

    A fire broke out in Shibpur Jute Mill on Tuesday at Foreshore Road in Howrah district, fire brigade sources said. No casualty or injury was reported. The fire was detected at about 1 pm and 15 fire tenders brought the blaze under control. The reason of the fire was not yet known,...
  • Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh taken into custody by police November 30, 2013

    Howrah district police on Saturday took custody of suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, who was arrested in connection with the Saradha Group ponzi scam a week ago. When Ghosh was produced before the Howrah chief judicial magistrate Arun Kumar Nandi, he was remanded to seven days' police custody. Jayanta Bera,...
  • Businessman arrested for harassing woman in Rajdhani Express November 21, 2013

    A businessman has been arrested for allegedly eveteasing a woman copassenger while travelling in HowrahNew Delhi Rajdhani Express. The cloth merchant from West Bengal Pavan Kumar (38) allegedly misbehaved with the woman, a sales officer in Bareilly, while they were travelling in the same compartment of the train, Deputy Superintendent of...
  • Mamata inaugurates her government's new seat in Howrah October 5, 2013

    Kolkata:With the iconic Writers' Buildings undergoing restoration, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday inaugurated the temporary building of the state secretariat in neighbouring Howrah. The HRBC Building, which has been christened "Nabanno (New Harvest)" by Banerjee herself, was decked up in flowers of all hues and wrapped in tight...
  • New waterways possible between India and Bangladesh: RITES August 18, 2013

    New waterways between India and Bangladesh will be possible by connecting two rivers of Tripura with as many rivers of Bangladesh, according to a study by the Rail India Technical and Economic Services. RITES has submitted the Detail Project Report (DPR) after conducting feasibility study to create new inland water transport...
  • WB: Man allegedly rapes 6yearold in Howrah; arrested August 17, 2013

    Howrah: A 38yearold man, who allegedly raped asixyearold girl of Nischinda area of Howrah has been arrested on Saturday, police sources said. Arun Agarwal had allegedly raped the minor on August 5 and had threatened her that if she told about the incident to any one then he would kill her...
  • Four arrested for allegedly gangraping a woman in Howrah August 16, 2013

    A woman was allegedly gangraped by four persons, including a juvenile, when she went to visit her undertrial husband at Howrah correctional home, police said on Thursday. The woman, who is in her thirties, had gone to the correctional home on August 13 but as she did not have the...
  • Man allegedly rapes 7yearold girl on train, gives her Rs 10 August 11, 2013

    A sevenyearold girl was allegedly raped on HowrahKurla Express near Bilaspur inChhattisgarhby an unidentified man who gave her a Rs 10 note after committing thecrimebefore dumping her at the railway station, police said on Sunday quoting her. However, police are trying to verify the girl's claim whether she was sexually assaulted...
  • WB: Man molests TV anchor, activist say police not doing enough July 24, 2013

    A TV anchor and her friend were allegedly molested near the Howrah Station in Kolkata. The anchor, who is in her 30s, was on her way to the hotel with her father when an inebriated man tried to drag her and her woman friend out of the car. ...
  • WB: Man molests TV anchor and her friend as crowd cheers him on July 24, 2013

    Kolkata: A TV anchor and her friend were allegedly molested near the Howrah Station in Kolkata. The anchor, who is in her 30s, was on her way to the hotel with her father when an inebriated man tried to drag her and her woman friend out of the car. Even as...
  • West Bengal: Moderate voting during the third phase of panchayat polls July 19, 2013

    Kolkata: Sporadic violence on Friday marked the third phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal covering three districts of Howrah, North 24Parganas and South 24Parganas where an average 25 per cent polling was recorded in the first four hours of voting. SEC secretary Tapas Ray said the voting process remained by...
  • WB: Man opens fire in a Howrah subway, one seriously injured June 22, 2013

    Howrah: One person has been seriously injured after an unidentified person opened fire in the subway leading to the Howrah rail station in West Bengal. The victim has been admitted to the district hospital and is said to be serious. He has bullet injuries in his right hand and thigh. According...
  • BJP gifted Howrah seat to Mamata for deserting UPA: Cong June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after drubbing in Howrah Lok Sabha byelection, the Congress on Thursday sought to attribute the Trinamool Congress's win to a "nexus between Mamata Banerjee's party and the BJP", saying it was the latter's "gift" to Banerjee for walking out of the UPA. The party claimed that...
  • Howrah bypoll: TMC defeats CPM by 27,000 votes June 5, 2013

    Howrah: The Trinamool Congress candidate Prasun Banerjee has won the Howrah bypoll over its CPI(M) rival Sridip Bhattacharya by 27,000 votes. This, however, was almost 10,000 votes less than the previous TMC victory at the seat. The result in the bypoll is seen as the trust vote for Chief Minister Mamata...