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  Howrah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is also the name of the Howrah administrative district which includes the city and its surroundings.
One of the attractions in Howrah is Belur Math.
At Howrah do visit the village of Gadiara, which is the point of convergence of the Damodar, the Rupnarayan and the Hoogli rivers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Howrah   (380 words)

 Encyclopedia: Howrah
Howrah is a district of the Indian state of West Bengal.
Howrah Bridge, also known as the Rabindra Setu, is a bridge over the Hoogli River in West Bengal, India.
Howrah Station is one of the major train stations serving Howrah and Kolkata (India), along with Sealdah Station.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Howrah   (779 words)

 WEST BENGAL: HOWRAH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It is the headquarters of the Howrah district.
The Howrah Railway station is one of the largest in the world with rail connections to all major Indian cities and towns.
Howrah is not a tourist town but the Great Indian Banyan Tree at the Indian Botanical Gardens is a popular spot.
www.bengalweb.com /city/wbenci11.html   (334 words)

 Howrah Foundry Project - An ideal anti-pollution model for India's small sector!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
TERI's current action research project in the Howrah foundry belt of West Bengal could prove to be an ideal model for the entire small-scale sector of the country, inspiring small-scale units in the foundry sector to re-engineer environmentally sound technologies as per their needs while reducing production costs.
TERI's current design of the demonstration unit at Howrah is a total-solutions exercise, providing both a radically new energy-efficient furnace and the state of the art pollution control system to accompany it.
Now with the unit in place at Howrah, the foundry belt of the region and the entire small-scale industrial sector of the country have a model to follow in reducing production costs while meeting the most stringent of environmental standards.
www.teri.res.in /teriin/news/terivsn/issue3/specrep.htm   (725 words)

 West Bengal Howrah District
Howrah : One part of the district is fully engaged with industrial activities while other part is still going through the agricultural efforts.
Howrah, also called HAORA Howrah lies along the west bank of the Hooghly River directly opposite Calcutta.
Howrah's river port is lined with shipbuilding and repairing docks, and on the riverbank and elsewhere are jute, flour, rice, oilseed, and cotton mills; sawmills; iron and steel rolling mills; and factories making chemicals, glass, hosiery, cigarettes, and batteries.
www.wb.nic.in /dist/how.html   (250 words)

 Calcutta: The Howrah Bridge / Rabindra Setu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The famous Howrah Bridge: Also known as the Rabindra Setu, this cantilever bridge is an engineering marvel.
Howrah is an important industrial area and also serves as the railroad terminus of Calcutta.
From dawn to dusk the Howrah bridge hums with activity which makes it the world's busiest bridge.
www.bengalweb.com /vtour/calsl6.html   (76 words)

 Small-Scale Foundries at The Cross Road: Case Study of the Howrah foundry cluster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Howrah foundry cluster is one of the oldest and largest cast iron foundry centers in the country, accounting for around 20% of the total castings produced in the country.
The growth of the foundry industry around Howrah in the 1940s and 1950s can be attributed to the concentration of jute, sugar, textile and engineering industries in that region and easy availability the foundry clusters in India, its share in the total castings produced in the country has gone down considerably since 1950.
Many of the foundries in Howrah cluster were set-up three of four decades back and are family owned and managed.
www.teriin.org /division/eetdiv/cres/docs/abs08.htm   (284 words)

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Howrah Bridge is a suspended bridge on pillars.
This bridge is supposed to reduce the traffic on the old Howrah Bridge.
www.budget-hotels-kolkata.com /howrah-bridge.html   (128 words)

 Bharat Bhari Udyog Nigam Limited   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Howrah Bridge is the first cantilever suspension bridge of its type.
Constructed in 1941 over the river Hooghly, the bridge joins the twin cities of Howrah and Kolkata (Calcutta).
Construction of the bridge involved 26,000 MT of steel work with Monolith piers having a Central Span of 1,500 feet with approximate truss height of 300 feet.
www.bbunl.com /bridge_howrah.html   (74 words)

 INDIA: 7,000 Untouchables in Belilious Park evicted by the governments of West Bengal and the Howrah Municipal ...
The background of the incident is (in short) that an organization namely Howrah Ganatantric Nagarik Samity filed a writ petition in Calcutta High Court in the year 1987 on the issue of pollution in the park, popularly known as Bellilious Park.
The fact as disclosed that thousands of sweepers/scavengers, coming from Dalit community, were employed at Howrah Municipality hundreds years ago and they were not allowed to take any rented accommodation in the localities of upper-caste people in the town area as they belonged to Sweeper/Dalit community, the untouchables.
The Government of West Bengal and the Howrah Municipal Corporation did not give any notice of eviction to the residents and did not consider the legal status of the affected persons/families who have been residing in that place for hundreds of years.
www.ahrchk.net /ua/mainfile.php/2003/485   (1351 words)

 Property tax reduced in Howrah- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
KOLKATA: A bill was passed in the West Bengal assembly on Monday, bringing down the property tax rate in Howrah municipal corporation to 30 per cent from 40 per cent.
Bhattacharya said the amendments to the Howrah Municipal Corporation act were necessary because the municipal laws in Howah were not in conformity with tax laws prevailing in other municipal corporation and municipality areas.
In Howrah, for instance, a large number of property owners had not been assessed at all.
www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/965537.cms   (347 words)

 Howrah -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The city also contains (Click link for more info and facts about Howrah Station) Howrah Station, one of the major (Terminal where trains load or unload passengers or goods) train stations serving Kolkata as well as Howrah.
One of the attractions in Howrah is (Click link for more info and facts about Belur Math) Belur Math.
At Howrah do visit the village of Gadiara, which is the point of convergence of the (Click link for more info and facts about Damodar) Damodar, the Rupnarayan and the Hoogli (A large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)) rivers.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/ho/howrah.htm   (425 words)

 Howrah's first: Ship stuck under- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
KOLKATA: In an unprecedented incident, a private cargo vessel trying to pass under the busy Rabindra Setu better known as the Howrah Bridge during high tide was stuck underneath for three hours leading to suspension of traffic and massive traffic snarls in the central business district.
Howarh Bridge is the third largest cantilever in the world, connecting the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah.
The incident, unheard since the Howrah bridge opened in 1943, raised safety concerns prompting the police to stop vehicular traffic from Kolkata and Howrah over the bridge from 3:00 pm causing traffic jams.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/1151756.cms   (334 words)

 Fool-Proof System Soon to Protect Howrah Bridge
Calcutta Port Trust (CPT), which is responsible for the maintenance of the picturesque bridge on the River Hooghly, has sounded other regulatory authorities to prevent a repetition of the shocking accident involving a small cargo ship, MV Moni, which hit and got stuck in the underbelly of the landmark bridge when the tide was high.
“Howrah Bridge is a heritage property and its protection is the responsibility of all,” CPT chairman, A.K. Chanda, said yesterday.
Chanda said that regulators like the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), Mercantile Marine Department (MMD) and the state transport department are being roped in to stop plying of unlicensed vessels and to keep vigil on those sailing under the bridge during high tide.
www.arabnews.com /?page=4§ion=0&article=66048&d=28&m=6&y=2005   (401 words)

The Howrah district is situated on the western bank of the Hoogly River.
The Howrah district is not just accessible by air, rail and road but by water transport also.
The renowned Howrah Bridge is often referred to as the Rabindra Setu.
www.indianvisit.com /travel_destinations_india/howrah.html   (485 words)

 CBI puts KoPT in dock over Howrah Bridge upkeep
THE Howrah Bridge may have suffered a damage pegged at Rs 1.5 crore caused by a cargo ship recently, but the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has said that the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) — the commissioners of the bridge since 1943 — has been ‘‘faltering’’ in maintaining the city’s ‘‘masterpiece of steel’’.
But A B Pal, KoPT executive engineer, Howrah Bridge, admitted: ‘‘Between 1994 and 2002, Rs 17 crore was sanctioned by the Central Government for repair and restoration works.
According to the Howrah Bridge Act of 1926 the bridge is owned by the Public Works Department (PWD).
cities.expressindia.com /fullstory.php?newsid=137196   (464 words)

 Howrah may get a police commissioner- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
KOLKATA: The West Bengal government is planning to give Howrah its own police commissioner, state chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said in the Assembly on Thursday.
Replying to a question, he said, “Howrah, along with parts of North and South 24-Parganas which adjoin Kolkata, do not have the same level of police infrastructure as the police stations in Kolkata.
We are thus thinking of strengthening the infrastructure here.It has been decided in principle that Howrah will have a police commissioner.
www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/msid-15701857,prtpage-1.cms   (155 words)

 Space crunch affects attempt to tame errant Howrah drivers- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The cops are deterred by the lack of space for parking the seized vehicles.
In a letter to the principal secretary of the transport department dated December 4, Howrah district magistrate S Kishore claimed that until parking space is provided for the seized vehicles, the district administration will not book even a single vehicle for flouting rules.
The police need to keep the seized vehicles in their custody until the case is disposed of.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/429971.cms   (227 words)

 INDIA: Limited progress shown in pursuing the perpetrators who beat a man to death in Howrah, West Bengal
Hazra's husband, Bhanu Hazra was at the time together with his brothers Kanai and Gautam and their neighbours when they came across the couple and proceeded to beat Tarun with extreme force.
Tarun was taken and admitted to the T.L. Jaiswal Hospital, Lilluah, Howrah but he later died as a result of his injuries.
I have learned that Tarun is yet another victim in the alarming rise of mass lynching in West Bengal.
www.ahrchk.net /ua/mainfile.php/2005/1291   (986 words)

 Howrah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Howrah es una ciudad industrial en la India.
Howrah es también el nombre de las estaciones de un tren en Calcutta.
Howrah es también el nombre de un suburbio de Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/ho/Howrah.htm   (98 words)

 The Hindu : 'SIMI planned to blow up Howrah bridge'
Raja was arrested on March 18 in Kolkata by a special police squad and 500 gms of RDX was seized from him.
It was with this RDX that Raja planned to blow up the Howrah bridge but his plan was foiled, Mr.
Raja was remanded to police custody by a local court till March 30.
www.hindu.com /2002/03/30/stories/2002033001501300.htm   (152 words)

 XI LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session IV (Budget)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The metropolitan city of Howrah, which is one of the oldest in India, 510 years old, is faced with untold miseries in the slum, sanitation, health, road and drinking water.
The Ninth Plan document must ensure a comprehensive master plan concept for the revival of such old cities with a proper living condition and phase by phase replacement of the slums for a proper living condition of the poorest of the poor.
The idea of combining the development work in a model twin city project between Howrah and Calcutta must get special priority in the ultimate economic development with a view to strengthening the infrastructure shall depend on how we handle the urban problems of Calcutta and Howrah.
www.parliamentofindia.nic.in /lsdeb/ls11/ses4/09140397.htm   (300 words)

 Howrah Skyscrapers, Architecture, Buildings, Real Estate, and Construction News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Howrah bridge (Rabindra Setu) across the river Hooghly, connecting Howrah and Kolkata, is said to be the busiest bridge in the world.
The Indian Botanic Gardens, Howrah is home to one of the world's largest banyan trees.
The city is extremely congested and the novel "City of Joy" (Ananda Nagari) is based on one of its numerous slums.
www.emporis.com /re/en/wm/ci/103726   (120 words)

 Work begins on new Howrah platform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Howrah station currently has a total of 21 platforms of which no. 1 to 15 are in the old complex, which is mainly used by the mail/express and EMU trains of Eastern Railway and a few trains of South Eastern Railway.
The cost of the construction of the new platform (no. 17) is estimated to be Rs.3.5 crore.
Eastern Railway has plans to organize a series of programmes to celebrate the completion of 100 years of the Howrah station building (old complex) from 1st to 7th December.
cities.expressindia.com /fullstory.php?newsid=151773   (222 words)

 PIB Press Releases
Efforts are being made to take the stranded passengers to the destination in Delhi and Howrah direction.
Special trains are being run from Delhi and Howrah and some other places to carry the relatives and well-wishers.
The entire focus of activity at present is on rescuing trapped passengers.
pib.nic.in /archieve/lreleng/lyr2002/rsep2002/10092002/r100920021.html   (381 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Metro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
“We can’t do this” was the response of a top official of the Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) to a circular by the district magistrate, asking the civic body to assess the industrial pollution level in the district and send her a report within two weeks.
According to an official of the board, foundries in Howrah and Liluah are causing a great deal of pollution.
Industries with the Orange and Green tags are categorised as moderately-polluting and non-polluting, respectively.
www.telegraphindia.com /1050302/asp/calcutta/story_4440043.asp   (259 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Metro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The state government is in the process of selecting plots for the construction of industrial parks in Howrah.
The chosen areas for the parks are on Kona Expressway and National Highway 6.
A fault-repairing and mobile complaint-booking centre of the WBSEB was set up in the Baltikuri area of Dasnagar, in Howrah.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040101/asp/calcutta/story_2739690.asp   (577 words)

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