KOLKATA: The Hooghly riverfront in Kolkata will get a makeover with World Bank sanctioning funds under the National Ganga River Basin Project scheme.

A team of experts along with KMDA CEO Surendra Gupta, environment activist Subhas Datta and a battery of lawyers inspected two locations along the riverfront in Kolkata to ascertain whether portion

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Eastern Zone bench, on Tuesday, directed the chairman of Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) and officer on special duty (OSD) of KMDA to inspect the Hooghly riverfront and

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of 2ND Vivekananda Bridge Toll Way Co. Pvt. Ltd. VS Subhas Datta & Ors regarding install a temporary floating jetty on the bank of river Hooghly near Pier P2 for providing transportation of sand-filled bag and sand bolder-crate for completing the maintenance and repair work of P4. (river well of 11 metre diameter).

34 new cases of swine flu, highest reported in a day since January, today surfaced in West Bengal even as no death was recorded in the last 24 hours due to H1N1 virus, officials said here.

The present study reports on a systematic procedure and maintenance plan for conducting dredging activity at the Kolkata port located in the Head Bay region, east coast of India. It is one of the oldest riverine ports in the country constructed by the British East India Company.

NEW DELHI: River cruises, floating hotels, moving sound and light show and even apps to provide information on religious ceremonies are all part of tourism ministry's proposal to rejuvenate the Gan

Strict vigil and stringent law have spared river Hooghly from bearing the brunt of pollution triggered by idol immersion, but local waterbodies were not so lucky.

Nine persons have died in the floods, even as the situation in four districts of south Bengal continued to be grim. New areas were inundated on Thursday.
Seven of the deaths were reported from Paschim Medinipur district alone, according to the Disaster Management Department (DMD).

The Reserve Bank of India has directed all banks to maintain "no-frills accounts" - a bank account at zero balance - for 100% fi nancial inclusion so as to include all households under the ambit of the formal fi nancial sector. This study conducted in 2008 in Hooghly district of West Bengal reveals that the scheme has been largely unsuccessful in the fi nancial inclusion of excluded categories such as the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, Other Backward Classes and those who are less educated.