Hooghly

  • West Bengal: TMC, BJP workers clash in Hooghly August 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Three people were injured when workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the ruling Trinamool Congress clashed in West Bengal's Hooghly on Monday. The clash took place in Purba Krishnapur village under Arambagh Police Station over the control of lifting sand from Mundeswari river, Superintendent of Police Sunil Chowdhury said,...
  • Bengal's jute industry crisis worsens after workers lynch a mill's CEO June 23, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengal's jute industry crisis is out in the open a week after a jute mill CEO was lynched by workers in Hooghly. Several mills have now suspended operations. The jute mill CEO incident sent shockwaves through the industry. Work is now suspended at the mill as well as three others...
  • Bengal's jute industry on life support June 20, 2014

    A dusty, cratered, Grand Trunk Road separates Northbrook jute mill and a shiny, apartment complex towering over the asphalt in Hooghly. Rows of flats stand on what used to be the staff quarters till they were sold four years ago for real estate. Now, 25 mill officials and their families...
  • West Bengal: Mamata attacks BJP, Left over killing of jute mill CEO June 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Condemning the killing of a CEO of a jute mill allegedly by workers in Hooghly district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday alleged that it was an act of the "CPI(M) and BJP goons". "It is very unfortunate. I heard that the unions of the CPIM and...
  • 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...
  • West Bengal flood situation unchanged, death toll rises to 17 October 19, 2013

    Kolkata: Flood situation in West Bengal's six districts remain unchanged, even as the death toll rose to 17 with reports of eight more deaths from different districts. "There is no major change in the state's flood situation. With the release of more water by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), some more areas...
  • WB polio goof-up: 67 kids administered Hepatitis B, hospitalised September 16, 2013

    Kolkata: In a major goof-up, sixty-seven children were hospitalised in Arambag near Kolkata, after they were mistakenly given Hepatitis B vaccines instead of Pulse Polio drops on Sunday. 40 of them are still under observation. Four health workers have been suspended for the lapse. Panic spread after parents started complaining...
  • Kolkata: Girl jumps before train as lover commits suicide September 12, 2013

    Kolkata: A girl allegedly tried to commit suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train in Metro Railway in Kolkata on Wednesday after hearing the news that her lover had jumped from the Howrah Bridge, the police said. She was admitted to a hospital near Kalighat after she sustained...
  • West Bengal panchayat polls: Singur, Nandigram to vote today July 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Singur and Nandigram, known for the intense protests against farmland acquisition that caused the ouster of the long entrenched Left Front government and propelled Mamata Banerjee to the chief minister's chair, go to the hustings in the second phase of West Bengal panchayat polls on Monday. The two rural hamlets...
  • SC to hear Bengal government's plea in TMC worker's custodial death June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear West Bengal government's plea on Monday challenging the Calcutta High Court order for the CBI investigation into the alleged custodial death of a TMC activist in Hooghly. Trinamool Congress worker Kazi Nasiruddin allegedly died due to police brutality on January 19 after he...
  • WB: Chit fund company chief found dead, wife alleges murder May 7, 2013

    Kolkata: The wife of a chit fund company director on Monday filed an FIR seeking investigation into his death. According to the complainant, her husband was murdered by investors who mobbed him after he was unable to pay them back. Hello India chit fund director Jayanta Sarkar was found dead in...
  • FIFA fears abuse of anti-inflammatory medicine March 18, 2013

    Brussels: FIFA's medical chief says the abuse of anti-inflammatory medicine by football players is a bigger problem facing the sport than doping. Michel D'Hooghe said Monday that the abuse of anti-inflammatories is especially more prominent among teenage players who counter any bruise or over-exertion of muscles with the strong medicines which...
  • Implementation of direct cash transfer scheme slow in WB February 8, 2013

    Kolkata: The direct cash transfer scheme is being implemented at a very slow pace in West Bengal. It is a huge cause of concern. Many of those who queue up outside biometry camps in Hooghly don't understand why they need another card to formalise their citizenship nor what the buzz...
  • West Bengal: Hooch claims 7 lives in Hooghly November 14, 2012

    Hooghly: Seven persons have died after drinking illicit liquor at Payradanga village in Hooghly district, the police said on Tuesday. About 20 villagers drank liquor on Sunday night and fell sick, following which they were brought to Panduah rural hospital. After their condition deteriorated, they were shifted to the Imambara...
  • Hooch claims 7 lives in West Bengal November 13, 2012

    Hooghly: Seven persons have died after drinking illicit liquor at Payradanga village in this district, police said on Tuesday. About 20 villagers drank liquor on Sunday night and fell sick, following which they were brought to Panduah rural hospital. After their condition deteriorated, they were shifted to the Imambara Sadar Hospital...
  • WB: 9yearold molested by teacher in Hooghly September 23, 2012

    Kolkata: In a shocking incident, a class III student has been allegedly molested by her teacher inside school premises in Hooghly district of West Bengal. Angry locals stormed the teachers house in protest and ransacked the place. He was heckled and beaten up before being handed over to the police authorities....
  • WB: Cong workers clash with police, many injured August 15, 2012

    Hooghly: Many persons were injured when Congress supporters, who had blocked the GT Road at Bandel since Wednesday morning to protest against the murder of party local leader Dilip Paswan, clashed with police on Wednesday. The demonstrators also set a police van on fire. Police had to resort to lathicharge and...
  • WB professors pulled up for giving opinion on TV June 9, 2012

    Kolkata: After the cartoon controversy in which a Jadavpur university professor was arrested, the West Bengal government has now issued showcause notices to two government college professors for appearing in a TV programme where they allegedly made 'antigovernment' comments. Debasish Sarkar, professor of Jhargram Raj College and Sampa Sen, professor of...
  • WB: One drowns, six missing in boat capsize May 12, 2012

    Konnagar: One woman drowned and six others, including a two yearold, 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...
  • WB flood situation worsens, death toll rises to 36 August 18, 2011

    Kolkata: Flood situation in West Bengal continued to be grim with most of the major rivers in spate following increased discharge from reservoirs of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and Tilpara and Kangsabati barrages, as the death toll shot to 36 on Thursday. State Irrigation Minister Manas Bhuniya said in the Assembly...
  • Cargo ships collide in Hooghly, no casualty November 23, 2010

    Kolkata: Two cargo vessels were badly damaged after colliding headon 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...
  • Rajdhani derailed in WB, passengers safe August 30, 2010

    Kolkata: Howrahbound Rajdhani Express derailed in West Bengal's Hooghly district on Monday. Passengers of the Rajdhani Express escaped unhurt when two coaches derailed at a Railway station in Hooghly. The incident happened at 9.20 am on Monday morning. The express was at a slow speed while it was passing platform number...
  • Flood death toll rises to three in West Bengal September 10, 2009

    Kolkata: The death toll in the current wave of floods in West Bengal rose to three on Wednesday as the state government requisitioned an Air Force helicopter to airdrop food in the worst-affected areas of the Purusura block in Hooghly district. "Till Tuesday, two deaths were reported. On Wednesday, we have...
  • Kolkata's eco-warrior fights to save Hooghly June 3, 2010

    Kolkata: CNN-IBN-Outlook State of the Environment Poll has found that 77 per cent people have voted cleaning of rivers by government as the top priority. The findings are especially significant in Kolkata as its main river Hooghly is congested with solid waste and effluents. It is said that the character of a...
  • Schoolbus loses control in Hooghly, 2 killed, 40 injured February 5, 2008

    Hooghly, West Bengal: Two school teachers were killed and about 40 students injured after a bus carrying 68 school students and teachers lost control and hit a tree on Delhi Road in Bengal's Hooghly district on Tuesday afternoon. The team was on its way for a picnic from Sree Sitala...
  • Hooghly turns Kolkata's biggest dumping ground October 16, 2007

    It's the pride of Kolkata, but the Hooghly river is also the city's biggest dumping ground. Here's a Citizen Journalist special report on the state of the Hooghly. ...
  • Fourth state-of-the-art bridge on Hooghly June 20, 2007

    Kolkata: A fourth road bridge across the Hooghly is almost ready in Kolkata. It is expected to decongest the other three bridges and provide key links to highways on the other side of the river. Interestingly, it will also halve the distance between Singur and the Kolkata airport. The last...