Articles about Kolkata

Petrol, diesel prices drop sharply after Centre cuts excise duty

23 May 2022

Business
Petrol, diesel prices drop sharply after Centre cuts excise duty

Fuel prices saw considerable change after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Saturday announcement of an excise cut of Rs. 8/liter on petrol and Rs. 6/liter on diesel.

Heatwave in north, Delhi records 49°C; rainfall in south, east

16 May 2022

India
Heatwave in north, Delhi records 49°C; rainfall in south, east

The temperatures in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh breached the 49 °C mark on Sunday amid an intensive heatwave in north India, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

WB: BJP worker found dead on brink of Shah's visit

06 May 2022

Politics
WB: BJP worker found dead on brink of Shah's visit

On the brink of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's arrival in Kolkata, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth leader was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Thursday.

Best tourist places in Deoghar, Jharkhand

20 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Best tourist places in Deoghar, Jharkhand

Deoghar in Jharkhand is a sacred place for Hindus as it is home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas sites Baba Baidyanath Dham.

Fuel prices hiked again, 13th increase in 15 days

05 Apr 2022

Business
Fuel prices hiked again, 13th increase in 15 days

State-owned fuel retailers on Tuesday raised the price of petrol and diesel by 80 paise, the 13th increase in the last 15 days.

5 must-visit zoological parks in India

01 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
5 must-visit zoological parks in India

Growing up we used to be so curious about zoo visits.

Fuel prices increased again; Rs. 2.40/liter hike in four days

25 Mar 2022

Business
Fuel prices increased again; Rs. 2.40/liter hike in four days

After a one-day pause, prices of petrol and diesel were once again increased by 80 paise on Friday.

Cartoonist, Padma Shri awardee Narayan Debnath passes away at 97

18 Jan 2022

India
Cartoonist, Padma Shri awardee Narayan Debnath passes away at 97

Legendary cartoonist Narayan Debnath is no more.

BJP's Kolkata civic poll manifesto talks security, health, education

10 Dec 2021

Politics
BJP's Kolkata civic poll manifesto talks security, health, education

The West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party released its poll manifesto for the civic elections in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Decoding the international stats of Rohit Sharma at Eden Gardens

20 Nov 2021

Sports
Decoding the international stats of Rohit Sharma at Eden Gardens

The third T20I between India and New Zealand will take place at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Fuel price hike: Petrol crosses Rs. 110/liter in Mumbai

10 Oct 2021

India
Fuel price hike: Petrol crosses Rs. 110/liter in Mumbai

Petrol and diesel prices across the country soared to a record high on Sunday after the rates were hiked for the sixth consecutive day.

Bhabanipur by-poll: Voting underway; BJP alleges booth capture by TMC

30 Sep 2021

Politics
Bhabanipur by-poll: Voting underway; BJP alleges booth capture by TMC

Voting for the hotly-contested Bhabanipur by-poll began at 7 am today in South Kolkata.

Kolkata: A portion of two-story building collapses amid heavy rainfall

29 Sep 2021

India
Kolkata: A portion of two-story building collapses amid heavy rainfall

A portion of an old two-story building in the northern part of Kolkata's Ahiritola lane collapsed following heavy rainfall on Wednesday morning, police said.

BJP questions law and order situation over south Kolkata shooting

13 Sep 2021

Politics
BJP questions law and order situation over south Kolkata shooting

BJP's West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh on Monday alleged that the law and order situation in the state has deteriorated with shootings becoming a regular affair.

Kolkata: Presidency University students withdraw 96-hour sit-in

11 Sep 2021

India
Kolkata: Presidency University students withdraw 96-hour sit-in

The Presidency University Students Council (PUSC) in Kolkata withdrew its 96-hour sit-in after the varsity authorities agreed to provide free COVID-19 vaccination to all students.

Debojyoti Mishra wins best music director award in Spain

10 Sep 2021

Entertainment
Debojyoti Mishra wins best music director award in Spain

Indian music composer Debojyoti Mishra has won the Best Music Director award at the 20th Imagine India Film Festival in Spain for his work in filmmaker Hari Viswanath's Bansuri: The Flute.

Kolkata: Thirteen-year-old boy, mother found dead at home, six detained

07 Sep 2021

India
Kolkata: Thirteen-year-old boy, mother found dead at home, six detained

The bodies of a teenage boy and his mother were recovered from inside their flat in the southern part of Kolkata's Parnasree, following which six persons were detained in connection with the case.

Kolkata: Durga puja committees cut costs to support orphans, poor

06 Sep 2021

India
Kolkata: Durga puja committees cut costs to support orphans, poor

With West Bengal still recovering from the ravages of the COVID-19 second wave and Cyclone Yaas, several Durga puja committees in Kolkata have decided to allot a portion of this year's budget for humanitarian causes.

Bengal education minister criticizes governor for comment against state government

06 Sep 2021

Politics
Bengal education minister criticizes governor for comment against state government

West Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu on Sunday took a dig at Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar for his tweet on injustice to para and contractual teachers, saying that the state government has done a lot for them and he could instead turn his focus on states like Tripura.

Eminent Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha no more

30 Aug 2021

India
Eminent Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha no more

Eminent Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha, the author of many notable works such as Madhukari (Honey Gatherer), is no more. He was 85.

TMC MP Nusrat Jahan now a mother, delivers a boy

26 Aug 2021

Entertainment
TMC MP Nusrat Jahan now a mother, delivers a boy

Nusrat Jahan, who was in news in June for her personal life, is now a mother.

Uttam Kumar Sarkar named new director of IIM-Calcutta

18 Aug 2021

India
Uttam Kumar Sarkar named new director of IIM-Calcutta

Uttam Kumar Sarkar was on Wednesday named the new director of IIM-Calcutta.

Awards, exhibition to mark director Chidananda Dasgupta's birth centenary

16 Aug 2021

Entertainment
Awards, exhibition to mark director Chidananda Dasgupta's birth centenary

A trust named after renowned film critic and director Chidananda Dasgupta is set to celebrate his birth centenary year in November with screenings, memorial lectures, and exhibitions of his works.

West Bengal ranks second in alcohol consumption

13 Aug 2021

India
West Bengal ranks second in alcohol consumption

West Bengal ranked second after Uttar Pradesh in terms of absolute number of people who consume alcohol, a joint study by economic research agency ICRIER and law consulting firm PLR Chambers said.

Doctor arrested for duping Delhi man of lakhs

09 Aug 2021

Delhi
Doctor arrested for duping Delhi man of lakhs

A doctor has been arrested from Kolkata for allegedly duping a Delhi-based man of lakhs on the pretext of getting his son admitted to a medical college, police said on Monday.

Lamborghini aims at triple digit sales in India

21 Jul 2021

Business
Lamborghini aims at triple digit sales in India

Super luxury car manufacturer Lamborghini aims at triple-digit sales in India and plans to launch models concurrently in the country along with other nations, a company official said on Wednesday.

Bengal fishermen net year's first Hilsa haul

19 Jul 2021

India
Bengal fishermen net year's first Hilsa haul

Fishermen in South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal have netted this year's first Hilsa fish haul of around 400 kg in the last two days, an office-bearer of a fishermen's organization had said on Sunday.

IRCTC brings a 'fishy affair' on banks of Rupnarayan river

17 Jul 2021

India
IRCTC brings a 'fishy affair' on banks of Rupnarayan river

Monsoon ushers in relief from the hot and humid summers everywhere, and for Bengalis it also brings with it a silver lining on their plates in the form of the delectable Hilsa fish, usually savored steamed, smoked, deep-fried, or with mustard paste.

Several instruments of Civil Engineering Department of Jadavpur University missing

16 Jul 2021

India
Several instruments of Civil Engineering Department of Jadavpur University missing

Several instruments of the Civil Engineering Department of Jadavpur University were found missing, the varsity Registrar Snehamanju Basu said.

Kolkata man stabbed by snatchers, two others robbed

15 Jul 2021

India
Kolkata man stabbed by snatchers, two others robbed

A man, who went out for a morning walk, was stabbed in Kolkata's Maidan area on Wednesday as his belongings, including a high-end mobile phone, were snatched by two bike-borne miscreants, police said.

Kolkata: Everyone involved in Durga Puja work will be vaccinated

14 Jul 2021

India
Kolkata: Everyone involved in Durga Puja work will be vaccinated

The community Durga Puja committees in Kolkata will ensure that all those who are involved in the rituals and other related works are vaccinated in the next three months, an official said on Wednesday.

Bengal Forest Department seeks approval for zoo at Eco Park

12 Jul 2021

India
Bengal Forest Department seeks approval for zoo at Eco Park

The West Bengal Forest Department has sent a proposal to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) for developing a mini open-air zoo having two sections - herbivore and carnivore - at the Eco Park in New Town, the emerging satellite township near Kolkata city.

Olympic gold-winning hockey legend Keshav Datt passes away at 95

07 Jul 2021

Sports
Olympic gold-winning hockey legend Keshav Datt passes away at 95

Two-time Olympic gold medal-winning hockey legend Keshav Datt died Wednesday due to age-related ailments, marking the end of a glorious era in the sport.

Two injured in fire at closed cinema hall in Kolkata

03 Jul 2021

India
Two injured in fire at closed cinema hall in Kolkata

At least two people were injured when a massive fire broke out at a closed cinema hall in the city's Lake Town area, a senior official of the fire department of Kolkata said.

Constable dead, several injured in bus accident in Kolkata

01 Jul 2021

India
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

India
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

India
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

Technology
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

India
'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

Business
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.

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