Howrah

  • Earth Hour: A voluntary blackout tonight for environmental issues by over 7,000 cities in 154 countries 29-03-2014 04:58 PM

    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...
  • In support of 'Earth Hour campaign' Howrah Bridge to go dark for an hour 28-03-2014 07:06 PM

    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...
  • Fire in Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, no injuries 11-02-2014 05:53 PM

    Kolkata: The Howrah-New 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 09-02-2014 11:00 AM

    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...
  • Howrah gangrape case: CPM alleges the incident was planned 07-02-2014 01:55 PM

    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, 2-year-old son missing since Jan 12 25-01-2014 09:26 AM

    Mumbai: A woman and her two-year-old 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 31-12-2013 04:20 PM

    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...
  • Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh taken into custody by police 30-11-2013 05:35 PM

    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...
  • Businessman arrested for harassing woman in Rajdhani Express 21-11-2013 07:32 PM

    A businessman has been arrested for allegedly eve-teasing a woman co-passenger while travelling in Howrah-New 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...
  • Mamata inaugurates her government's new seat in Howrah 05-10-2013 05:02 PM

    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...
  • New waterways possible between India and Bangladesh: RITES 18-08-2013 03:50 PM

    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...
  • WB: Man allegedly rapes 6-year-old in Howrah; arrested 17-08-2013 12:12 PM

    Howrah: A 38-year-old man, who allegedly raped asix-year-old 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...
  • Four arrested for allegedly gangraping a woman in Howrah 16-08-2013 03:47 AM

    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 7-year-old girl on train, gives her Rs 10 11-08-2013 08:32 PM

    A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped on Howrah-Kurla 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...
  • WB: Man molests TV anchor, activist say police not doing enough 24-07-2013 03:10 PM

    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 24-07-2013 09:09 AM

    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...
  • West Bengal: Moderate voting during the third phase of panchayat polls 19-07-2013 09:13 AM

    Kolkata: Sporadic violence on Friday marked the third phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal covering three districts of Howrah, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas 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...
  • WB: Man opens fire in a Howrah subway, one seriously injured 22-06-2013 01:32 PM

    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....
  • BJP gifted Howrah seat to Mamata for deserting UPA: Cong 06-06-2013 11:36 PM

    New Delhi: A day after drubbing in Howrah Lok Sabha by-election, 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 by-poll: TMC defeats CPM by 27,000 votes 05-06-2013 02:50 PM

    Howrah: The Trinamool Congress candidate Prasun Banerjee has won the Howrah by-poll 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 by-poll is seen as the trust vote for Chief Minister...
  • WB: TMC wins Howrah by-poll by 27,000 votes 05-06-2013 10:15 AM

    Howrah: The Trinamool Congress candidate Prasun Banerjee has won the Howrah by-poll over its CPI(M) rival Sridip Bhattacharya by 27,000 votes. The result in the by-poll is seen as the trust vote for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after the chit fund scam hit West Bengal. The election has been necessitated...
  • West Bengal: Results for Howrah by-poll to be announced today 05-06-2013 08:20 AM

    Kolkata: By-poll result for the Howrah constituency in West Bengal, which went in for polling on Sunday, will be announced on Wednesday. The election has been necessitated following the death of Trinamool Congress MP Ambika Banerjee on April 25. This will be the acid test for Trinamool Congress as it...
  • West Bengal: 66.2 per cent polling recorded in Howrah by-poll 02-06-2013 03:08 PM

    Kolkata: Over 66 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the Howrah Lok Sabha by-poll in West Bengal on Sunday. The polling was peaceful. Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta told reporters that till 6 pm, when the voting closed, 66.20 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise. However, Gupta...
  • WB: Train runs over woman, protestors squat on track 28-05-2013 04:15 AM

    Kolkata: Train movement to and from the terminal Howrah station was stalled on Monday evening as protestors, angered by a train running over a woman, squatted on track, hurled stones and damaged four trains and injured an assistant driver. The trouble started after a woman was run over by a...
  • Mamata Banerjee dares Centre to use article 365 in WB 28-05-2013 02:38 AM

    Bally: Training her guns on the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday dared it to impose central rule in the state and accused it of disturbing her government and party by issuing threats of engaging CBI against it. "The Centre is economically depriving the state (WB). There...
  • BJP trying to get close to TMC: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee 27-05-2013 03:03 AM

    Howrah: By withdrawing its candidate for the Howrah Lok Sabha by-election, BJP was trying to get close to Trinamool Congress and gain a footing in West Bengal, CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee claimed on Sunday. "BJP is sending a message to Trinamool Congress, which has broken its tie-up with Congress, by...
  • Lok Sabha adjourned after condoling death of TMC member 25-04-2013 11:51 AM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha was adjourned on Thursday without transacting any business as a mark of respect for Trinamool Congress member Ambika Banerjee who died early this morning. Banerjee, who was an MP from Howrah, was 84. As soon as the House met for the day, Speaker Meira Kumar condoled...
  • West Bengal: 15 missing as boat capsizes in Hooghly 24-04-2013 11:54 AM

    Howrah: At least 15 people have gone missing after a boat capsized in West Bengal's Howrah district on Wednesday. The incident happened when the boat was going to Garden Reach from Sankrail. The boat was carrying 45 people and bikes. Reports say the boat capsized due to overcrowding. The search...