from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Hugli.


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  • The Hooghly is a tortuous stream of mud that can be navigated by large vessels only by daylight and with favoring conditions of tide, for its channel is seldom two days alike.

    East of Suez Ceylon, India, China and Japan

  • The water of the Hooghly, which is the source of municipal water for the densely populated areas on its banks, may in course of time become unfit for


  • But the Singur and Nandigram upheavals helped the TMC come back strongly, winning 19 Lok Sabha seats in 2009 and later sweeping the panchayat and civic body polls in 2010, capturing major corporations such as Kolkata and cracking open the red bastions of Hooghly and North 24-Paraganas.

    The Anti-Communist of West Bengal

  • In this picture, dated June 8, 1944, Chittaprosad shows us a deserted village in Hooghly, an area in India's present-day state of West Bengal.

    Chittaprosad's Bengal Famine

  • Our map shows the road sprouting into life near the Hooghly, the mighty river that carves through Kolkata.

    Riddle On Grand Trunk Road: Where To Begin?

  • A few miles downriver from the city, the Hooghly, an arm of the Ganges, opens out to become an inland sea of Amazonian proportions.

    Oh! Kolkata!

  • Conolly notes that Sayyid Karamat Ali went on to serve the British Indian Government in Kabul (and Qandahar, see later), then became the mutawali or administrator of religious endowment or waqf property in Hooghly. back

    Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier

  • The first Investigating Officer (GRP) and the key witness of Rizwanur case, Arindam Mannafound dead at Mankundu Railway Station in Hooghly, some 25 km from Kolkata.

    Invistagiting Cops in Rizwanur Case died

  • Chinsura, June 1: - Fifteen people died when a country boat, carrying about fifty passengers, capsized today in the mid-stream on the river Hooghly near Chandannagar.

    Boat Capsized

  • Though this was a private affair, community or ‘Baroyari’ Durga puja was started in Guptipara, in Hooghly by 12 young men when they were barred from participating in a family Durga puja in 1761.

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