Articles about Kolkata

Constable dead, several injured in bus accident in Kolkata

01 Jul 2021

Constable dead, several injured in bus accident in Kolkata

A police constable died and 13 others suffered injuries on Thursday when a bus carrying passengers hit the wall adjoining a gate of Fort William, the Army's Eastern Command headquarters, with its driver having lost control on the wheels, an officer said.

Left protests in Kolkata over dubious COVID-19 vaccine camps

28 Jun 2021

Left protests in Kolkata over dubious COVID-19 vaccine camps

Activists of several Left-backed organizations staged a protest outside Swastha Bhavan in Salt Lake on Monday, alleging links between Trinamool Congress leaders and fake IAS Officer Debanjan Deb who organized dubious COVID-19 vaccination camps in Kolkata.

Kolkata: Three more arrested in dubious COVID-19 vaccine camps case

26 Jun 2021

Kolkata: Three more arrested in dubious COVID-19 vaccine camps case

Three more associates of fake IAS Officer Debanjan Deb were arrested today morning in connection with the dubious COVID-19 vaccination camps in Kolkata, a senior police officer said.

New software developed to identify patients who require ventilator support

19 Jun 2021

New software developed to identify patients who require ventilator support

The government on Saturday said that new software - Covid Severity Score -has been developed to identify patients who require ventilator support as well as to detect emergency and intensive care unit needs early.

'Vaccine bus' will inoculate vegetable vendors and others in Kolkata

03 Jun 2021

'Vaccine bus' will inoculate vegetable vendors and others in Kolkata

A bus was turned into a COVID-19 vaccination center, which will travel to different markets of Kolkata to vaccinate priority groups, including vegetable and fish sellers, who cannot go for inoculation leaving their businesses for hours.

Fuel prices hiked again; petrol crosses Rs. 100/liter in Mumbai

29 May 2021

Fuel prices hiked again; petrol crosses Rs. 100/liter in Mumbai

The prices of petrol and diesel are once again on the rise across the country with Mumbai becoming the first metro city in India to witness the cost of petrol crossing the Rs. 100/liter-mark on Saturday.

COVID-19 positive Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee hospitalized after condition deteriorates

26 May 2021

COVID-19 positive Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee hospitalized after condition deteriorates

West Bengal's former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, who had tested positive for COVID-19 last week, was admitted to a private hospital in south Kolkata on Tuesday after his health condition deteriorated, officials said.

Lunar eclipse cannot be linked to Cyclone Yass: Astrophysicist

20 May 2021

Lunar eclipse cannot be linked to Cyclone Yass: Astrophysicist

The partial lunar eclipse on May 26 will not trigger any tidal waves and cannot be linked to the cyclone that is in the forecast, a senior astrophysicist said on Wednesday.

Super Blood Moon to dazzle the sky on May 26

19 May 2021

Super Blood Moon to dazzle the sky on May 26

A rare Super Blood Moon will be seen in the eastern sky on the evening of May 26, just after a total lunar eclipse.

West Bengal: Polling for last phase begins amid raging pandemic

29 Apr 2021

West Bengal: Polling for last phase begins amid raging pandemic

Voting for the eighth and final phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal started this morning at 7 am, at a time when the state is struggling to stem the spread of coronavirus.

SC refuses bail to businessman's son in car crash case

20 Apr 2021

SC refuses bail to businessman's son in car crash case

The Supreme Court has junked a plea seeking bail to the son of Kolkata restaurant chain owner in the 2019 Jaguar car crash case that left two Bangladeshi nationals dead.

Rezaul Haque, Congress candidate in West Bengal, dies of COVID-19

15 Apr 2021

Rezaul Haque, Congress candidate in West Bengal, dies of COVID-19

Congress candidate Rezaul Haque, who tested positive for COVID-19 two days ago, died at a hospital in Kolkata early on Thursday, the State Health Department sources said.

Three Kolkata schools shut as students, teacher found COVID-19 positive

24 Mar 2021

Three Kolkata schools shut as students, teacher found COVID-19 positive

Three schools in Kolkata shut down their campuses after COVID-19 cases were detected, officials said on Wednesday.

Man critical after being attacked by lion at Alipore Zoo

19 Mar 2021

Man critical after being attacked by lion at Alipore Zoo

A man was seriously injured after being attacked by a lion when he entered the animal's enclosure at the Alipore Zoo in Kolkata on Friday, an official said.

One more death due to contaminated drinking water in Kolkata

16 Mar 2021

One more death due to contaminated drinking water in Kolkata

A five-year-old girl died in South Kolkata's Bhowanipur area on Tuesday morning after falling sick allegedly because of the consumption of piped drinking water which has been contaminated, taking the toll to two, an official of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) said.

West Bengal election: Mamata Banerjee's wheelchair roadshow in Kolkata today

14 Mar 2021

West Bengal election: Mamata Banerjee's wheelchair roadshow in Kolkata today

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was hospitalized after an alleged attack, will lead a roadshow in the state capital Kolkata in a wheelchair.

Kolkata cocaine case: Two more held, 10 arrested so far

10 Mar 2021

Kolkata cocaine case: Two more held, 10 arrested so far

Two persons have been arrested from Kolkata in connection with a drug haul case in which two BJP leaders in West Bengal were apprehended earlier, police said on Wednesday.

Kolkata fire: Doctors mull DNA test to identify some bodies

09 Mar 2021

Kolkata fire: Doctors mull DNA test to identify some bodies

The bodies of some of the nine people who were killed in the fire at a multi-storeyed building in Kolkata's Strand Road area are so badly burnt that they could not be identified, following which doctors are mulling DNA tests to ascertain their identity, officials said on Tuesday.

Kolkata: Nine, including firemen, killed in fire; CM visits spot

09 Mar 2021

Kolkata: Nine, including firemen, killed in fire; CM visits spot

A massive fire in a high-rise building, that houses the offices of Eastern Railways, in Kolkata's Strand Road claimed the lives of nine people, including four fire department personnel.

Kolkata rally: Modi takes dig at Mamata; promises 'Sonar Bangla'

07 Mar 2021

Kolkata rally: Modi takes dig at Mamata; promises 'Sonar Bangla'

Launching the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) election campaign in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a rally in Kolkata on Sunday.

Bengal election: Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP at Modi's Kolkata rally

07 Mar 2021

Bengal election: Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP at Modi's Kolkata rally

Ahead of the Assembly elections in West Bengal, actor and former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mithun Chakraborty joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday.

Heroin worth over Rs. 25 crore seized in Bengal: Details

02 Mar 2021

Heroin worth over Rs. 25 crore seized in Bengal: Details

The Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police has seized over five kg of heroin, worth Rs. 25.09 crore in the international market, from West Bengal's Purba Bardhaman District and arrested a person in this connection, a senior officer said on Tuesday.

Bengal: BJP youth leader arrested for allegedly carrying 100gm cocaine

20 Feb 2021

Bengal: BJP youth leader arrested for allegedly carrying 100gm cocaine

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth leader - Pamela Goswami - was arrested on Friday evening in Bengal's Kolkata for allegedly carrying 100 grams of cocaine.

Ganguly re-admitted to hospital after he complains of chest pain

27 Jan 2021

Ganguly re-admitted to hospital after he complains of chest pain

In a piece of disturbing news, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is being rushed to the hospital after complaints of chest pain.

Kolkata: PM Modi attends event commemorating Bose's 125th birth anniversary

23 Jan 2021

Kolkata: PM Modi attends event commemorating Bose's 125th birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon to take part in the Parakram Diwas celebrations to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

IPL 2021 Auction: Released players who could find no takers

23 Jan 2021

IPL 2021 Auction: Released players who could find no takers

The eight franchises of the Indian Premier League announced their list of released players during the IPL 2021 Player Retention Day on Wednesday.

Banita Sandhu clarifies "misinformation" around testing COVID-19 positive

14 Jan 2021

Banita Sandhu clarifies "misinformation" around testing COVID-19 positive

Actor Banita Sandhu, best known for her role in October, has issued a clarification regarding the "misinformation" around her COVID-19 diagnosis earlier this month.

Major blaze in Kolkata's Bagbazar, 24 fire tenders at spot

14 Jan 2021

Major blaze in Kolkata's Bagbazar, 24 fire tenders at spot

At least 24 fire tenders were pressed into service as a major fire broke out at a slum in north Kolkata's Bagbazar area on Wednesday evening.

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

On Thursday night, the Pune Airport was prepared to airlift vials of coronavirus vaccine, the first such exercise in India's massive inoculation drive.

COVID-19 vaccine transport to start soon; government readies plan

07 Jan 2021

COVID-19 vaccine transport to start soon; government readies plan

The central government has prepared a detailed draft for the transport of vaccines across India ahead of a nationwide roll-out.

I am absolutely fine, says Sourav Ganguly after being discharged

07 Jan 2021

I am absolutely fine, says Sourav Ganguly after being discharged

Former Indian cricket team captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was on Thursday discharged from the Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata after being declared clinically fit.

Shah Rukh Khan to grace 26th Kolkata film festival inauguration

07 Jan 2021

Shah Rukh Khan to grace 26th Kolkata film festival inauguration

The ongoing coronavirus health crisis has put a halt to almost everything, with top film festivals and various cultural activities facing the brunt of the pandemic.

How will coronavirus vaccine reach Indians? Centre outlines plan

06 Jan 2021

How will coronavirus vaccine reach Indians? Centre outlines plan

As India faces a mammoth challenge of administering the coronavirus vaccine to 1.3 billion people, the Centre on Tuesday explained how the drive will be conducted.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to be discharged on January 6

05 Jan 2021

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to be discharged on January 6

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly will be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday.

Woodlands Hospital CEO gives update on Sourav Ganguly's health

03 Jan 2021

Woodlands Hospital CEO gives update on Sourav Ganguly's health

Woodlands Hospital CEO Rupali Basu, on Sunday, assured that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly's recovery is on track.

BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly suffers heart attack, admitted to hospital

02 Jan 2021

BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly suffers heart attack, admitted to hospital

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has been admitted to Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital in Kolkata after complaining of acute chest pain.

BCCI denies Yuvraj permission to play Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

29 Dec 2020

BCCI denies Yuvraj permission to play Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Indian legend Yuvraj Singh has been denied permission by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to participate in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

'Tenet' becomes the most-watched film in India after lockdown

24 Dec 2020

'Tenet' becomes the most-watched film in India after lockdown

Christopher Nolan-directed Tenet has become the most-watched film in India post the coronavirus-induced lockdown as per the #ShowOffTheYear2020 report by the ticket company BookMyShow.

Coronavirus: 22 who returned to India from UK test positive

23 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: 22 who returned to India from UK test positive

At least 22 people who returned to India from the United Kingdom in the past few days have tested positive for COVID-19.

No interference in marriage as per choice: Calcutta HC

23 Dec 2020

No interference in marriage as per choice: Calcutta HC

Hearing a petition by a father claiming his daughter has been unduly influenced to marry a man of a different religion, the Calcutta High Court observed that there can be no interference if an adult marries as per her choice and decides to convert.