A fresh coat of paint for Howrah Bridge

The British-era Howrah Bridge, Kolkata`s iconic landmark that serves as a crucial gateway for the eastern metropolis and ferries hundreds of thousands of vehicles every day, is getting a fresh coat of paint after eight years.

Girl jumps before train as lover commits suicide

A girl allegedly tried to commit suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train in Metro Railway here on Thursday after hearing the news that her lover had jumped from the Howrah Bridge, the police said.

Only in India - Gutkha sputum corrodes Howrah Bridge!

The base of the pillars of the landmark Howrah bridge, used by 1.2 lakh vehicles and 5 lakh pedestrians daily, have been encased in fibreglass casings after severe damage was caused to them by gutkha-laced sputum.

Fire engulfs clothes godown in Kolkata’s Barabazaar

In an untoward incident a major fire broke out at a clothes godown at Barabazaar in Kolkata on Thursday.

Gutka, paan stains turn Howrah Bridge into spittoon

Kolkata`s famous landmark Howrah Bridge, regarded as one of the world`s most busiest, would soon undergo a makeover to protect its pillars from being used as spittoons by pedestrians.

Bomb scare on Howrah bridge

Howrah Bridge, now called Rabindra Setu, is the link between Howrah station and Kolkata metropolis.