Gangasagar

  • Parents abandon three minor girls December 30, 2013

    Bihar Police on Monday found three minor girls abandoned by their parents in a train and handed them over to an NGO. "Three girls aged between three to seven were spotted travelling alone in GangaSagar Express (train). On inquiring they told us that their parents have abandoned them," said railway official...
  • WB: Transport department to start helicopter service December 27, 2013

    West Bengal transport department is all set to start helicopter services from Kolkata to Gangasagar and other parts of the state, transport minister Madan Mitra said on Friday. "We are starting helicopter services to Gangasagar, Durgapur, Shantiniketan and Malda and Balurghat. This initiative has been taken for quick transport links to...
  • 5 lakh take holy dip at Gangasagar on Makar Sankranti January 14, 2013

    Sagar Islands: Around 5 lakh pilgrims on Monday took a holy dip at Gangasagar, the confluence of Ganga with Bay of Bengal, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Calcutta High Court Chief Justice Arun Mishra along with relatives and West Bengal Industries Minister Partho Chatterjee and his family also took...
  • Pilgrims flock to Bengal for Gangasagar Mela January 15, 2008

    Gangasagar (West Bengal): About 150 kilometre south of Kolkata lies Sagar island, a landmass on the Bay of Bengal hosts the Gangasagar Mela. It is an annual ritual with strong mythological connections. Spread across 100 acres, more than five lakh pilgrims attended the fair this year, and they came from...