Kolkata: News

21 Sep 2023

Government of India

ONDC's mobility project crosses over 5,000 rides/day in Kolkata

The Indian government-backed Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) is making waves in India's ride-hailing sector.

09 Sep 2023


Book towns in India that every bibliophile must visit

India is home to many book towns and villages that are no less than a paradise for bibliophiles.

01 Sep 2023

Street Food

Exploring delightful Indian street foods: A mini guide across cities

India's vibrant street food culture captivates both locals and tourists with its array of flavors, aromas, and textures.

23 Aug 2023

Jadavpur University

Jadavpur University student was molested, paraded naked before death: Probe

The initial investigation into the tragic death of a first-year student of Jadavpur University, Kolkata, revealed that he was sexually molested and paraded naked in the hostel before his death by suicide, PTI reported.

17 Aug 2023

Jadavpur University

Assaulted, thrown out of room: JU students recount ragging horror

As many as nine current and former students of Jadavpur University in Kolkata have been arrested amid furor after Swapnadip Kundu, a first-year student, allegedly died by suicide following ragging by seniors.

01 Aug 2023

LPG Cylinder

Commercial LPG cylinder price reduced by Rs. 100

Oil marketing companies have cut the price of commercial liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders by up to Rs. 100, reported News18.

26 Jul 2023


Assam: Engineer's COVID-19 lockdown love story ends in triple murder

In a shocking development, a 25-year-old mechanical engineer killed his wife and her parents before surrendering to the police with his nine-month-old son in his arms.

06 Jul 2023

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee may undergo knee surgery for ligament injury

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may undergo surgery on Thursday after suffering a ligament injury on her left knee, PTI reported, quoting sources.

05 Jul 2023

West Bengal

Kolkata: Outrage after college denies admission to non-English medium students

Loreto College, a leading educational institute in Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, is experiencing a massive backlash after it allegedly denied admission to students from Hindi and Bengali-medium schools.

25 May 2023

IIT Madras

80-year-old Howrah Bridge to undergo health checkup: Here's why

Kolkata's iconic Howrah Bridge, which sees around 80,000 vehicles every day, will undergo a detailed health checkup after 11 years, PTI reported, quoting an official from Kolkata Port, which maintains the structure.

10 May 2023

Subramanian Swamy

Mamata Banerjee should be PM of India: BJP's Subramanian Swamy

In an embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), party veteran Subramanian Swamy said on Tuesday that West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee should be the prime minister of India.

21 Apr 2023

Petrol Diesel Prices

Fuel prices revised in Mumbai, other major cities: Check rates

Petrol and diesel prices remained constant on Friday in the figures across major cities like Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and New Delhi, as fuel prices continued their ten-month streak of rate stability.

15 Apr 2023

Hong Kong

Hong Kong-bound cargo flight makes emergency landing in Kolkata

A Saudi Arabian Airlines cargo flight transporting goods from Jeddah to Hong Kong's Guangzhou reportedly made an emergency landing at the Kolkata airport on Saturday.

13 Apr 2023

Kolkata Metro

Bengal: India's first underwater metro begins trial run in Hooghly

Kolkata Metro achieved a historic milestone as its rake ran through a tunnel under a river on Wednesday for the first time. Reportedly, the rake only had engineers and officials on board and ran under the Hooghly from Kolkata to Howrah on the other side of the river.

06 Apr 2023

West Bengal

Heavy police deployment in West Bengal ahead of Hanuman Jayanti

The West Bengal Police is on its toes for the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti on Thursday following the recent communal unrest on Ram Navami in West Bengal's Hooghly and Howrah districts.

Bengal: BJP leader Raju Jha shot dead in Purba Bardhaman

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Raju Jha was allegedly shot dead in Shaktigarh of West Bengal's Purba Bardhaman district on Saturday night, reported IANS citing officials.

01 Apr 2023

LPG Cylinder

Delhi: Commercial LPG cylinder price cut by Rs. 91.5

Amid the soaring inflation across India, petroleum and oil marketing companies have reportedly decided to slash the price of commercial liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders in Delhi by Rs. 91.5 per unit with immediate effect from Saturday.

22 Mar 2023

Airtel Plans

Airtel launches Rs. 599 postpaid plan; 5G expanded to Kolkata

Airtel has released a new postpaid plan priced at Rs. 599. The new recharge offers an Amazon Prime subscription for six months and Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription for one year at no extra cost.

14 Mar 2023


India was 8th most polluted country in 2022: Report

India was the eighth most polluted country in 2022, dropping from fifth rank in 2021, according to the latest World Air Quality Report released by Swiss firm IQAir.

04 Mar 2023


40% of Kolkata households hit by viral infections: Survey

Four in 10 households in Kolkata have had at least one person suffering from health conditions such as cough, congestion, fever, body ache, and fatigue in the last 30 days, a LocalCircles survey found.

06 Feb 2023


A to Z guide to International Kolkata Book Fair 2023

"That I can read and be happy while I am reading, is a great blessing."

30 Jan 2023

Travel And Tourism

5 must-visit places in Kolkata for those 'zamindari' vibes

A melting pot of traditions, heritage, and culture, Kolkata is home to several rajbaris and royal residences that belonged to zamindars during the British Raj.

27 Jan 2023


BBC documentary on PM Modi screened at Kolkata's Jadavpur University

The left-wing Students Federation of India (SFI) screened the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kolkata's Jadavpur University campus on Thursday evening, reportedly without any interference from the police or university administration.

24 Jan 2023

Cricket News

Kolkata court orders Mohammed Shami to pay alimony to wife

In a big blow to cricketer Mohammed Shami, a Kolkata court has ordered him to pay a monthly alimony of Rs. 1.3 lakh to Hasin Jahan, his estranged wife, reportedly.

03 Jan 2023


Missing late wife, Kolkata man installs her lifelike silicone statue

A 65-year-old man named Tapas Sandilya from Kolkata's Kaikhali area proved that love never dies even if the person passes away.

01 Jan 2023

Satyajit Ray

#NewsBytesExplainer: Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute—history, legacy, and alumni

Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray is credited with being one of the pioneers of Indian cinema, considering he put India on the global pedestal through Pather Panchali, Charulata, and Apur Sansar, among others.

31 Dec 2022


A fan of rasgullas? Try these unique recipes

One of the most popular Bengali sweets, rasgullas are ball-shaped dumplings that have a soft spongy texture and are made from semolina dough and chenna.

29 Dec 2022

Arijit Singh

#NewsBytesExclusive: Arijit Singh's Kolkata show not canceled; details inside

A political row picked up after reports of Arijit Singh's Kolkata show's cancelation spread on Thursday. Reports claimed that Singh's show, which was to take place at Eco Park early next year, was canceled.

15 Dec 2022

Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata International Film Festival 2022 begins today; all details inside

The 28th Kolkata International Film Festival was inaugurated by Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Rani Mukerji among others in the star-studded guest list on Thursday.

15 Dec 2022

Christmas Day

Visit these Indian places to witness the best Christmas celebrations

Santa Claus is calling you to visit these five places in India.

27 Nov 2022

Bollywood Films

5 Hindi films to watch for quintessential Kolkata vibes

Featuring yellow taxis and trams to Victoria Memorial, Kolkata is referred to as a city stuck in its past.

19 Nov 2022

Arunachal Pradesh

#NewsBytesExplainer: Arunachal Pradesh's first greenfield airport, its significance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated Arunachal Pradesh's first greenfield airport—the Donyi Polo Airport—at Hollongi, 25 km from the capital city of Itanagar.

14 Nov 2022


Kolkata boy wins Doodle for Google 2022 contest

Tech giant Google announced the Doodle for Google 2022 competition winners, flagging off Children's Day celebrations in India.

25 Oct 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 haunted places in Kolkata to go ghost-hunting this Halloween

The vintage charm of Kolkata, the City of Joy attracts a lot of tourists.

18 Oct 2022


Diwali long weekend: 5 getaway options from Kolkata

This year, Diwali is bringing us a long weekend, which also happens to be the last of its kind in 2022.

10 Oct 2022

West Bengal

West Bengal: Section 144 imposed in Ekbalpur following communal violence

After clashes between two communities on Sunday night, Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code was on Monday imposed in West Bengal's Ekbalpur until Wednesday to restore law and order.

04 Oct 2022

Durga Puja

Recipe-o'-clock: Here's how you can make Kolkata chicken biryani

Durga Puja not only calls for fun and frolic but also triggers a bong's immense love for food, especially biryani.

03 Oct 2022

Durga Puja

West Bengal: Durga Puja economy creates 3 lakh job opportunities

Durga Puja, West Bengal's largest festival, has evolved into a magnanimous industry over the past few decades.

29 Sep 2022

Durga Puja

Visiting Salt Lake and Dum Dum? Check out these pandals

Although Durga Puja begins this weekend, people have already started hitting pandals across Kolkata to avoid the rush on the main days of the festival.

26 Sep 2022

Durga Puja

Unique Durga Puja pandals to visit this year in Kolkata

Durga Puja is less than a week away, and the festival preparations are in full swing in the City of Joy.

26 Sep 2022

Durga Puja

5 traditional Bengali sarees to wear on Durga Puja

Durga Puja is all about good food, reunion with friends and family, and pandal hopping while flaunting your new stylish outfits.

26 Sep 2022

Durga Puja

5 must-visit Durga Puja pandals in north Kolkata

Kolkata is welcoming Durga Puja with open arms this year after two years of the pandemic suffered pandals and mask mandates.

23 Sep 2022

Durga Puja

5 must-visit Durga Puja pandals in south Kolkata

Durga Puja is almost here and we can't help but count the days for the five-day extravaganza that feels like a carnival.

23 Sep 2022

Durga Puja

Kolkata: Durga Puja pandal based on 'Vatican City' theme inaugurated

Durga Puja preparations are in full swing in Kolkata, and with an early inauguration this year, Lake Town, Bidhannagar's Sree Bhumi Sporting Club is ready to awe devotees with their pandal designed like the Vatican City's St. Peter's Basilica.

18 Sep 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Cyclonic formation over Bay of Bengal, warning issued for Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued a warning for Odisha predicting heavy rainfall in the state over the next few days because of the formation of a cyclonic circulation over the west-central Bay of Bengal.

16 Sep 2022


8 years into marriage, woman learns husband underwent sex-change operation

A woman (40) from Vadodara in Gujarat filed a case against her husband for cheating and unnatural sex when, eight years into the marriage, she found that her husband had undergone a sex reassignment surgery (SRS) and was previously a woman.

11 Sep 2022

West Bengal

Kolkata: ED raids gaming app firm, unearths Rs. 18 crore

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided six locations in Kolkata over allegations of money laundering on, mobile gaming application E-Nuggets and unearthed cash worth Rs. 18 crore.

09 Sep 2022

West Bengal

5 things to take back from your West Bengal trip

Known for its vibrant art and culture, colonial-era monuments, mesmerizing landscapes, ancient temples, and mouth-watering food, West Bengal is the perfect amalgamation of tradition and modernity.

Threat to Arpita Mukherjee's life, food must be tested: ED

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) informed a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court that the life of former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee's aide Arpita Mukherjee is in danger.

Kolkata school to launch its own nanosatellite in 2023

It seems we have a new competitor for ISRO in satellite launching. It's called South Point High School, and it is from Kolkata.

02 Aug 2022

West Bengal

Crores kept in my flats without my knowledge: Arpita Mukherjee

Arpita Mukherjee—a close aide of arrested former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee—has now claimed the money recovered from her two Kolkata flats does not belong to her.

01 Aug 2022


Lawyer fighting PIL against Jharkhand CM Soren arrested in Kolkata

A lawyer fighting two PILs against Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was arrested in Kolkata on Sunday.

29 Jul 2022


IndiGo plane skids off runway during take-off, wheels get stuck

An IndiGo flight from Jorhat, Assam, to Kolkata was reportedly canceled on Thursday after the aircraft went off the runway before takeoff and a pair of its wheels got trapped in the muddy outfield.

22 Jul 2022


Best planetariums in India to introduce your kids to astronomy

If you are inclined toward space exploration and astronomy, then planetariums or taramandals are a must-visit for you.

20 Jul 2022


5 most iconic libraries in India you must visit

If you are a bookworm and looking for a quiet and peaceful spot to read some of your favorite books, what's better than a library?

06 Jul 2022


Domestic LPG increases by Rs. 50/cylinder; third hike since May

In a blow to the common man, the price of domestic liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders weighing 14.2 kilogram has been hiked by Rs. 50 from Wednesday.

25 Jun 2022


Kolkata: Mentally-ill patient jumps from hospital's eight floor, extremely critical

A patient at the Institute of Neuroscience Hospital in Kolkata suffered serious injuries after jumping from the eighth floor of the building.

24 Jun 2022

Pakistan News

#NewsBytesExplainer: How dangerous is poliovirus found in London sewage

Health authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) said a national incident of recurrent poliovirus was reported in London sewage.

24 Jun 2022

West Bengal

How Kolkata's new co-working space is helping freelancers, working mothers

A new co-working space in Kolkata's New Town, named Happy Works, is bringing smile on the faces of freelancers and working mothers as it is providing a comfortable setting for people to work at minimal rate of Rs. 30 for 90 minutes.

18 Jun 2022

West Bengal

#NewsBytesExplainer: Is discovery of poliovirus in Kolkata cause for worry?

Amid reports of the resurgence of the poliovirus, a pathogen responsible for poliomyelitis (polio), in Kolkata, health experts have dispelled the fear and rubbished claims.

17 Jun 2022

Sexual Harassment

Kolkata: Call center employees gang-rape colleague at office party

Amid reports of a string of sexual assault cases across India, a woman was gang-raped in a Kolkata guesthouse on Saturday last week.

10 Jun 2022


Kolkata: Constable kills woman, self outside Bangladesh Deputy High Commission

In a shocking incident, an armed policeman in Kolkata on Friday fatally shot a woman riding a bike before killing himself.

09 Jun 2022


5 most beautiful churches in India

A huge chunk of India's rich history of multiple cultures and religions comes from the colonization by the British, French, Dutch, and Portuguese.

08 Jun 2022


Teen shoots mother dead for not letting him play PUBG

In a shocking incident in the Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, a 16-year-old boy killed his mother for not letting him play mobile games.

05 Jun 2022


KK's video of being rushed to hospital fake: Event managers

KK's demise on Tuesday (May 31) due to a cardiac arrest after a pulsating concert in Kolkata has left India grieving.

03 Jun 2022


Kolkata: Start-up to deliver liquor in 10 minutes at doorstep

In a first, a Hyderabad-based startup has launched a 10-minute express liquor delivery service in Kolkata.

02 Jun 2022


KK had heart blockages; timely CPR could've saved him: Experts

Two days after popular Bollywood singer KK died in Kolkata after a live concert, details of his autopsy have come up.

02 Jun 2022


KK's funeral held in Mumbai's Versova Hindu Cemetery

Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath or KK passed away on Tuesday night.

01 Jun 2022


Commercial LPG prices slashed by Rs. 135/cylinder

Oil marketing companies (OMCs) have reduced the price of the 19-kg commercial liquefied petroleum gas (LPG cylinder) by around Rs. 135.

30 May 2022

Bengali Cinema

Aspiring model found dead in Kolkata, fourth incident within fortnight

Saraswati Das, an 18-year-old make-up artist and aspiring model, was reportedly found dead at her home at Bediadanga, in Kasba, Kolkata on Sunday.

27 May 2022

Bengali Cinema

Shocking! Now, Bidisha De Majumder's friend Manjusha Neogi found dead

The Kolkata acting-modeling circuit is in utter shock.

25 May 2022

West Bengal

Purulia: A beautiful weekend getaway from Kolkata

Located 299 kilometers from Kolkata, West Bengal, Purulia has a rustic ambiance and is filled with ancient temples, dense forests, towering hills, and lush green surroundings.

06 May 2022

West Bengal

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.

20 Apr 2022


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.