Hooghly

  • West Bengal flood situation unchanged, death toll rises to 17 19-10-2013 09:40 AM

    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...
  • WB polio goof-up: 67 kids administered Hepatitis B, hospitalised 16-09-2013 08:50 AM

    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 12-09-2013 07:19 AM

    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 14-07-2013 09:25 PM

    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...
  • SC to hear Bengal government's plea in TMC worker's custodial death 24-06-2013 10:07 AM

    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 06-05-2013 07:51 PM

    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...
  • West Bengal: Hooch claims 7 lives in Hooghly 14-11-2012 07:16 AM

    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 13-11-2012 09:27 PM

    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...
  • City of Joy to have 'Eye' like London 02-11-2011 12:51 PM

    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...
  • WB flood situation worsens, death toll rises to 36 18-08-2011 08:03 PM

    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...
  • Cargo ships collide in Hooghly, no casualty 23-11-2010 04:13 PM

    Kolkata: Two cargo vessels were badly damaged after colliding head-on 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...
  • Rajdhani derailed in WB, passengers safe 30-08-2010 11:07 AM

    Kolkata: Howrah-bound 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...
  • Kolkata's eco-warrior fights to save Hooghly 06-06-2008 02:58 PM

    Birmingham, England: England bowling coach David Saker has seen his current charges bowl the hosts into a 2-0 lead in their five-match one-day international series against his native Australia. But the former paceman's influence extends to the opposition, with fellow Victorian Clint McKay impressing for Australia by conceding only slightly...
  • Schoolbus loses control in Hooghly, 2 killed, 40 injured 05-02-2008 09:57 PM

    Southampton: England captain Andrew Strauss is to play for Somerset against India next month in a bid to warm up for the Test series with MS Dhoni's ICC table-toppers. Strauss, who led England to a 1-0 Test series win against Sri Lanka after the third and final Test was drawn...
  • Hooghly turns Kolkata's biggest dumping ground 16-10-2007 09:50 AM

    Joshua D' Souza and Aman Garg report from the Rainbow Warrior Ship. ...