Howrah: News

06 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi inaugurates India's first underwater metro rail service in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled India's first underwater metro rail service in Kolkata—the Howrah Maidan-Esplanade section.

04 Jun 2023


Triple train crash in Odisha: How it happened

The triple train crash that took place on Friday in Odisha's Balasore district involved two passenger trains, moving in opposite directions near Bahanaga Bazar station, and stationary goods train.

03 Jun 2023


'Dead bodies everywhere': Survivors of Odisha train accident recount horror

"Families crushed away, limbless bodies and a bloodbath on the train tracks." This is how Anubhav Das, a survivor of Odisha's Balasore triple train crash on Friday, described the aftermath of India's worst train accident.

13 Apr 2023

Kolkata Metro

Bengal: India's first underwater metro begins trial run in Hooghly

Kolkata Metro achieved a historic milestone as its rake ran through a tunnel under a river on Wednesday for the first time. Reportedly, the rake only had engineers and officials on board and ran under the Hooghly from Kolkata to Howrah on the other side of the river.

MHA issues advisory to states ahead of Hanuman Jayanti

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued an advisory to all states ahead of Hanuman Jayanti to prevent any communal violence.

03 Apr 2023

Mamata Banerjee

BJP-led processions 'deliberately' entered minority areas, triggered violence: Mamata Banerjee 

Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) for the clashes in the state during Ram Navami rallies last week.

03 Apr 2023


Bengal: BJP MLA injured in clash during Ram Navami-themed rally

West Bengal continues to witness communal tensions, as fresh clashes erupted between two communities in the state's Hooghly district during a Ram Navami-themed procession on Sunday.

02 Apr 2023


Maharashtra: 2 groups clash in Jalgaon over vandalized statue

Nearly a dozen people have been arrested after fresh clashes broke out in Maharashtra's Jalgaon between two groups over an alleged vandalization of a statue on Saturday, reported the news agency ANI.

01 Apr 2023

Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani slams Mamata Banerjee over Ram Navami violence

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday over the recent violence in the state's Howrah during a Ram Navami procession.

31 Mar 2023

Ram Navami

Communal violence engulfs country on Ram Navami

Ram Navami celebrations on Thursday saw communal violence break out in several states. Scores of people were injured in clashes, while the police arrested hundreds to restore law and order.

31 Mar 2023

Ram Navami

West Bengal: 1 dead after violence erupts on Ram Navami

One person died and several others sustained injuries after a clash broke out between two communities during a procession of Ram Navami in West Bengal's Dalkhola on Thursday, reported India Today.

23 Jan 2021

West Bengal

Howrah: BJP-TMC clash; several injured, many vehicles vandalized

Several people were injured and many vehicles vandalized as BJP and Trinamool Congress supporters clashed in West Bengal's Howrah district on Saturday.

21 May 2020

Mamata Banerjee

Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs. 2.5L compensation announced

A day after Cyclone Amphan made landfall at West Bengal's Digha, the super cyclonic storm left the state in ruins.

18 May 2020


Cyclone Amphan becomes 'extremely severe storm'; Odisha, Bengal on alert

After brewing over the South Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Amphan has now intensified into an "extremely severe storm" and is likely to turn into a "super cyclonic storm" on Monday.

11 Aug 2019


Zomato 'forcing' us to deliver beef and pork: Delivery executives

The delivery executives of India's leading online food delivery platform, Zomato, in West Bengal's Howrah have alleged that the company is hurting their religious sentiments by "forcing" them to deliver beef and pork.

27 Oct 2018

West Bengal

Amazing! 12-year-old, who never went to school, qualifies for board-exam

A 12-year-old girl, who never enrolled in school and only studied at her home was allowed by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) to sit for the Madhyamik Examination 2019 as an external candidate.

05 Mar 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal: Six more districts to become ODF by March-end

Six more districts in West Bengal are likely to be declared open defecation free (ODF) by the end of March this year, an official said.

13 Dec 2016

Mamata Banerjee

Letter demands Rs.50 crore from Eastern Railway; threatens CM Banerjee

A letter reached the Eastern Railway headquarter demanding Rs.50 crores.