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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.

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.

Police rules out foul play in actor Arya Banerjee's death

14 Dec 2020

Police rules out foul play in actor Arya Banerjee's death

On Friday, actor Arya Banerjee was found dead inside her south Kolkata apartment under mysterious circumstances.

Dating app uses Nusrat Jahan's photo without consent; probe initiated

21 Sep 2020

Dating app uses Nusrat Jahan's photo without consent; probe initiated

Actor and Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Nusrat Jahan has accused a video dating app of using her picture without permission.

Coronavirus is over, says BJP leader. Meanwhile, India breaches 45L-mark

11 Sep 2020

Coronavirus is over, says BJP leader. Meanwhile, India breaches 45L-mark

On a day when India added a record 96,551 new coronavirus cases and the total tally breached the 45 lakh mark, BJP Bengal President Dilip Ghosh declared that the health crisis is over and that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was imposing lockdowns to block the saffron party's rallies.

West Bengal Governor miffed as CM skips Independence Day event

16 Aug 2020

West Bengal Governor miffed as CM skips Independence Day event

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar expressed his annoyance over Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's absence at a traditional tea party at the Raj Bhawan to celebrate the 74th Independence Day on Saturday.

Sushant's 'Dil Bechara' co-star Swastika gets rape threats; two arrested

18 Jul 2020

Sushant's 'Dil Bechara' co-star Swastika gets rape threats; two arrested

One person has been arrested by Kolkata Police for his alleged involvement in posting rape and acid attack threats to actor Swastika Mukherjee on social media.

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

26 Mar 2020

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.

India-Bangladesh Day-Night Test: Five people arrested for placing bets

24 Nov 2019

India-Bangladesh Day-Night Test: Five people arrested for placing bets

The ongoing second Test between hosts India and visitors Bangladesh has been hyped too much, owing to it being the first-ever Day-Night Test for the two nations.

Arrest warrant issued against Mohammed Shami: Details here

02 Sep 2019

Arrest warrant issued against Mohammed Shami: Details here

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami is once again at the center of controversy after an arrest warrant was issued against him.

Trinamool v/s BJP: What is happening in Bengal

10 Jun 2019

Trinamool v/s BJP: What is happening in Bengal

During 2019 Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal (sort of) redefined violence, with clashes between Trinamool and Bharatiya Janata Party workers being reported in all seven phases.

ISC topper made DCP for a day, became father's boss

09 May 2019

ISC topper made DCP for a day, became father's boss

Richa Singh, who ranked fourth across India in the Indian School Certificate (ISC) Class XII examinations, was made the Deputy Commissioner of police (DCP) of Kolkata for a day as a reward for her achievement.

27 gunny bags of explosive substances seized by Kolkata police

09 Mar 2019

27 gunny bags of explosive substances seized by Kolkata police

Kolkata Police have seized a huge quantity of explosive substances from a goods vehicle in Chitpur area of the city today.

CBI begins day-2 of questioning Rajeev Kumar: Details here

10 Feb 2019

CBI begins day-2 of questioning Rajeev Kumar: Details here

After a gruelling eight hour-long questioning session on Saturday, the CBI, on Sunday, commenced questioning Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar again in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.

CBI to question Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar today

09 Feb 2019

CBI to question Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar today

After an explosive showdown with the Kolkata Police earlier, the CBI is slated to question Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Saturday.

#MamatavsCBI: Mamata calls off dharna; to take-up issue in Delhi

05 Feb 2019

#MamatavsCBI: Mamata calls off dharna; to take-up issue in Delhi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called off the "Save the Democracy" dharna in Kolkata after three days.

CBI v/s Kolkata Police: How is it Mamata's moral victory?

05 Feb 2019

CBI v/s Kolkata Police: How is it Mamata's moral victory?

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the Supreme Court's verdict on the tiff between Central Bureau of Investigation and Kolkata police was a 'moral victory'.

IPS Officer Rishi Kumar Shukla takes charge as CBI director

04 Feb 2019

IPS Officer Rishi Kumar Shukla takes charge as CBI director

Newly-appointed CBI chief Rishi Kumar Shukla took charge of the probe agency this morning, CBI spokesperson Nitin Wakankar said.

Mamata-Modi showdown: Didi pulls all nighter in dharna against Center

04 Feb 2019

Mamata-Modi showdown: Didi pulls all nighter in dharna against Center

Following the face-off between the Kolkata Police and the CBI, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee started a dharna on Sunday night, and spent the whole night on a makeshift dias in a mark of protest against what she perceives as a constitutional coup against her government by the Center.

CBI v/s Kolkata police: Supreme Court defers hearing to Tuesday

04 Feb 2019

CBI v/s Kolkata police: Supreme Court defers hearing to Tuesday

CBI's plea related to the investigation in Saradha chit fund scam will be heard tomorrow, the Supreme Court said on Monday.

Fire breaks out in Kolkata Metro; 11 hospitalized

27 Dec 2018

Fire breaks out in Kolkata Metro; 11 hospitalized

On Thursday, metro services in Kolkata were disrupted after smoke was detected on a track.

Kolkata Police offers discounts upto 65% for unpaid traffic fines

24 Dec 2018

Kolkata Police offers discounts upto 65% for unpaid traffic fines

Kolkatans, if you haven't yet paid your traffic dues, do it now, as the city police is offering a discount up to 65% if you settle your pending dues.

Mamata Banerjee's house to get two security watchtowers; Opposition riled

23 Oct 2018

Mamata Banerjee's house to get two security watchtowers; Opposition riled

The Kolkata Police are planning to build two security watchtowers beside West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence to bump up security.

Kolkata: Case registered against unknown persons in Nagerbazar explosion

03 Oct 2018

Kolkata: Case registered against unknown persons in Nagerbazar explosion

A suo motu case has been registered against unknown persons in connection with yesterday's explosion in Nagerbazar area of Kolkata that left a boy dead and nine others injured, an official of the Barrackpore Police Commissionerate said today.

Kolkata: Bagri market catches massive fire, 30 fire-tenders at spot

16 Sep 2018

Kolkata: Bagri market catches massive fire, 30 fire-tenders at spot

A five-storey building at Kolkata's Bagri market caught massive fire late on Saturday night, and 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, reports said.

Kolkata: 7 bridges labeled as 'most vulnerable' by PWD

14 Sep 2018

Kolkata: 7 bridges labeled as 'most vulnerable' by PWD

In the wake of the Majerhat bridge collapse on September 4, the West Bengal Public Works Department (PWD) has identified seven bridges in Kolkata out of the 20, which the PWD has classified as "distressed" structures, as the "most vulnerable" requiring urgent repairs.

Bodies of 14 infants, wrapped in plastic-bags, found in Kolkata

02 Sep 2018

Bodies of 14 infants, wrapped in plastic-bags, found in Kolkata

In a shocking incident, bodies of as many as 14 newborns in various stages of decomposition, wrapped in plastic bags, were found at a vacant land in southern Kolkata's Haridebpur area on Sunday.

Kolkata: Brain dead person donates organs, second-donation within 6 days

23 Aug 2018

Kolkata: Brain dead person donates organs, second-donation within 6 days

Within a span of six days, Kolkata today witnessed another organ donation from a 59-year-old brain dead person, a Health Department official said.

Kolkata: Brain-dead girl brings joy to at least five people

18 Aug 2018

Kolkata: Brain-dead girl brings joy to at least five people

A 15-year-old brain dead girl has brought joy to at least five people who have received her two kidneys, liver, corneas, and skin graft in West Bengal's Kolkata.

Kolkata Police grants permission to Amit Shah's rally on August-11

01 Aug 2018

Kolkata Police grants permission to Amit Shah's rally on August-11

The Kolkata Police today granted permission for BJP president Amit Shah's proposed rally in Kolkata on August 11.

Voting begins for Panchayat polls in West Bengal

14 May 2018

Voting begins for Panchayat polls in West Bengal

The voting for the much-awaited single-phase Panchayat polls has begun today across West Bengal amid tight security. "The polling started at 7 am in the morning," an official said.

1 more arrested for smuggling arms from RFI to Maoists

14 May 2018

1 more arrested for smuggling arms from RFI to Maoists

STF of Kolkata Police on Sunday arrested a man from Bihar on the charge of being involved in an arms smuggling racket busted in Kolkata last week.

West Bengal: Stage set for Panchayat polls tomorrow amid tight-security

13 May 2018

West Bengal: Stage set for Panchayat polls tomorrow amid tight-security

After a protracted legal battle, the much-awaited Panchayat polls are all set to be held tomorrow in West Bengal amid tight security.

Girl's Facebook-post of man masturbating in bus gets him arrested

13 May 2018

Girl's Facebook-post of man masturbating in bus gets him arrested

A girl's post forced Kolkata Police to take action against a repeat offender, who masturbated at her in a crowded bus.

Non-veg lovers opt vegetarian-food in Kolkata. The reason is fear

01 May 2018

Non-veg lovers opt vegetarian-food in Kolkata. The reason is fear

The fear of being served with meat of dogs/cats has reportedly reduced the sale of non-vegetarian food by almost half in Kolkata and surrounding areas.

Kolkata Police summon Mohammed Shami, his brother for questioning

17 Apr 2018

Kolkata Police summon Mohammed Shami, his brother for questioning

Kolkata Police have summoned Mohammed Shami and his elder brother Hasib Ahmed for questioning in the complaints filed by Shami's wife Hasin Jahan.

Kolkata horror: Man living with mother's 'mummified' body for 3-years

05 Apr 2018

Kolkata horror: Man living with mother's 'mummified' body for 3-years

In a horrific case, a Kolkata man in his fifties has been found to be living with his mother's 'mummified' body since three years.

Police seek details about Mohammed Shami's SA tour from BCCI

12 Mar 2018

Police seek details about Mohammed Shami's SA tour from BCCI

Two days after filing non-bailable charges against Mohammed Shami, Kolkata Police have contacted BCCI seeking details about his South Africa tour.

Delhi Daredevils await BCCI's instructions in Mohammed Shami's case

10 Mar 2018

Delhi Daredevils await BCCI's instructions in Mohammed Shami's case

Fresh trouble is brewing for Mohammed Shami.

Kolkata: 3-year-old girl brutally raped by bus cleaner

06 Mar 2018

Kolkata: 3-year-old girl brutally raped by bus cleaner

In a horrific incident, a three-year-old girl has allegedly been raped by a bus-cleaner inside a parked luxury bus on Canal (West) Road in north Kolkata.