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‘Caste Bias’ Denies Rehabilitation To Erosion Victims In Chakdaha

Chakdaha, Aug. 29: At least 16 families of ‘Dom’ community in Gournagar area of Nadia’s Chakdaha who either lost their home due to erosion of the Hooghly river bank or facing the threat were denied rehabilitation on government land by the local panchayat authorities because of opposition by a section…


Protective Works Begin To Save Erosion Prone River Banks

Santipur, June 27: The state government has taken up protective works in the erosion-prone areas of river banks in six districts so that a difficult situation likely to emerge upon due to monsoon could be tackled effectively. With the continued spate of intermittent rain that has led to fresh erosion…


Gharial Trapped In Fishing Net In Chakdaha

Chakdaha, May 17: A mature fish-eating crocodile, commonly known as ‘Gharial’ was trapped in a fishing net on the river Hooghly in Raninagar area of Chakdah town during the early hours of Sunday morning. Fishermen Subhash Biswas and Dipankar Sarkar who were sailing a fishing boat on Hooghly spreading a…


Avigyan’s ‘SAVE’ Can Stop Train If Driver Suffers Heart Attack

Kalyani, March 13: A class seven boy of Hooghly Collegiate School has developed a device that can automatically stop a running train to avert a possible accident in case the driver suffers a cardiac arrest and collapses being unconscious. Chinsura’s Avigyan Kishor Das’s device, titled “Safety and Alert for Vulnerable Emergency” (SAVE)…


WB Govt To Launch ‘Ro-Ro’ Boat Service Between Kalyani And Bansberia

Kalyani, March 11: Bengal government would soon launch ‘Roll-on-Roll-off’ (“Ro-Ro”) boat service between Kalyani and Bansberia over river Hooghly to ferry trucks and heavy loaded vehicles since it has decided to stop plying of heavy vehicles over the 30 year old Iswar Gupta Bridge from April owing to its poor…


New Ishwar Gupta Bridge To Add Beauty To 21Km Long Mogra-Barojaguli Flyover

Kalyani, Jan. 15: The 21km flyover that would link Mogra (Hooghly) with NH12 near Barajaguli in Nadia will have a 714-meter long six lane ‘extradosed’ bridge of artistic look designed by Danish designing giant COWI. The new bridge, which is set to come up soon over the river Hooghly parallel to the existing one, has…


2 Students Escaped School, Drowned In Hooghly River

Chakdaha, July 17: Bodies of two class twelve students, who drowned in the Hooghly river on Monday afternoon, were recovered on Tuesday evening from two different locations near Sannyalchar area of Chakdaha. Jyotirmoy Ghosh and Utpalentdu Singha, both aged about 18, drowned in Hooghly when they were taking bath at…


‘Killfie’ Craze: Motorcyclist Dies While Filming Ride Video

Santipur, March 17: Craze for an ambitious picture while riding a motorcycle claimed life of a second year polytechnic student in Nadia’s Santipur on Friday evening. Subhranil De (19), a mechanical engineering student at Hooghly’s Saroj Mohan Institute of Technology   (SMIT), died on Guptipara ghat road as he lost control…


Walk To Rebuild Cultural Bond Between Hooghly And Thames

Krishnanagar, Dec. 9: A  group of contemporary artistes, authors and historians from Bengal and London walked in a rally today in a bid to rediscover the cultural relationship between Kolkata and London that developed over the years along the bank of river Hooghly and Thames. The walk which is part…


Erosion Poses Fresh Threat In Chakdaha

Fresh erosion that has been started in last week posing serious threat to around fifty families in Sarati village of Chakdaha block. In last month, the irrigation department made some patch works to prevent erosion by boulder pitching filling during the incessant rain that created a flood like situation in…