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Haora

(hä`ôrä) or

Howrah

(hou`rä), city (1991 pop. 947,000), West Bengal state, E central India, on the Hugli River opposite Kolkata (Calcutta). It is located at the region's main railway terminus. Second only to Kolkata in the Hugliside industrial complex, Haora produces textiles, glass, hosiery, cigarettes, batteries, and products made from jute, cotton, and wood.
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In remaining districts, the sex ratio is less than the state average and these districts are North 24 Parganas (929), Bankura (924), Bardhaman (920), Haora (910), Darjeeling (868) and Kolkata (739).
Islam said Obaidulah was a resident of West Bengal's Haora district, was trying to expand the network of ARCF, which had claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on the American Centre in Kolkata in 2002 and was closely linked to Harkatul Jihad Bangladesh and Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.
From the opposite bank of the Haora River, it looks like a dazzling white statement of power.
Penny Haora RN, RM, MPH (International Health), PhD Candidate, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, Penny.