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18 Nov 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: Bengali lit fest explores changing tastes, language evolution

Specially curated sessions on "changing literary taste" and factors influencing it were highlights of a Bengali lit fest at Jorasanko Thakurbari, Rabindranath Tagore's ancestral home in Kolkata.

17 Nov 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: Fire engulfs two floors in Kolkata's tallest building

A fire has broken out in Kolkata's tallest building - a 60+ storey, under-construction skyscraper called 'The 42' on Chowringhee Road.

10 Nov 2018


Kolkata: Train starts moving while guard mends glitch, escapes unhurt

The guard of Howrah-Digha AC Express had a providential escape today, as the train started moving while he was attending to a glitch in the air pipe between two compartments under the rake.

06 Nov 2018

Hong Kong

PNB Scam: Mehul Choksi's associate Deepak Kulkarni arrested in Kolkata

After months, authorities have finally made a break in the Rs. 13,000cr PNB fraud case.

05 Nov 2018

Sabarimala Temple

Since 34 years, no woman has entered this Kali temple

Kolkata has its own Sabarimala to fight with, with a local Kali Puja committee not allowing women to enter its pandal, ever since the worship of the idol began 34 years ago by priests of the Tarapith, a Shakti pith in Birbhum district.

05 Nov 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: High-rise building in Park Street catches fire, operations underway

A major fire broke out at Apeejay House server room in a high-rise building at Park Street in Kolkata on Monday morning.

02 Nov 2018

West Bengal

Condemning Assam killings, TMC to organize protest rallies across Bengal

The Trinamool Congress will organize protest rallies across West Bengal today to protest the "brutal killings" of five Bengali-speaking people in Assam.

02 Nov 2018


Two IndiGo aircraft were 45 seconds away from mid-air collision

In a very close shave, two IndiGo aircraft were on the brink of a mid-air collision in the airspace over the India-Bangladesh border before disaster was averted by air traffic control (ATC).

01 Nov 2018

Qatar Airways

Kolkata airport: Water tanker hits Qatar Airways aircraft, none hurt

More than 100 passengers were stranded at Kolkata airport early today after a water tanker hit a Qatar Airways aircraft, which was preparing to take off for Doha.

01 Nov 2018


#QatarAirways: Water tanker collides with aircraft in Kolkata airport

In yet another avoidable mishap in India's aviation sector, around 100 passengers were stranded at the Kolkata airport in the wee hours of Thursday after a water tanker collided with a Qatar Airways aircraft near its landing gear.

25 Oct 2018


In an unforeseen twist, Paytm secretary claims she was extorted

In what can only be called an unforeseen twist in the extortion case involving Paytm employees and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the mastermind of the extortion plot has claimed to be a victim of extortion herself.

19 Oct 2018


Statues of Kishore Kumar, SD Burman in Kolkata soon

If you're a fan of Kishore Kumar or SD Burman, you might want to visit Kolkata next as a fan club is going to install the statues of the music maestros in Kolkata next week.

18 Oct 2018

Durga Puja

Fighting dengue, another extraordinary theme of a Durga Puja committee

Experimenting with something new every year in the sacred season of Navaratri, a North Kolkata Durga Puja committee has created a giant mosquito at the entrance of the pandal to create awareness about Dengue.

16 Oct 2018


#MeToo: Another journalist accuses Akbar of sexual-harassment, amid his denials

Journalist Tushita Patel is the latest addition in the long list of women who have accused MoS External Affairs Ministry, MJ Akbar of sexual harassment, just as the former editor has rubbished the allegations.

15 Oct 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: 'Padmaavat' returns as Durga Puja theme in two pandals

The Chittorgarh Fort as seen in the period film 'Padmaavat' has been recreated by two crowd-pulling Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata.

Happy birthday Gautam Gambhir: A look at his achievements

Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir turned 37 today as wishes poured in from all quarters.

Kolkata: Presidency University students call off 10-day-long hunger strike

Agitating students of Kolkata's Presidency University have withdrawn their 10-day-long hunger strike after authorities gave them a written assurance that they would be provided accommodation at a hostel, adjacent to the institute's campus, by November 15.

10 Oct 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: Woman harassed, molested by group of 10; all held

A woman in her early 30s was allegedly molested by a group of 10 at a metro station in the southern part of Kolkata, police said.

09 Oct 2018


Kolkata: 6-year-old molested in school, angry parents stage demonstration

A six-year-old student was allegedly molested by a male teacher at a South Kolkata school, which triggered protests by angry parents in front of the institution.

08 Oct 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: Durga Puja street graffiti narrates sex workers' tale

A street graffiti dedicated to the life and struggle of the sex workers was unveiled by a Durga Puja organizer in North Kolkata today.

07 Oct 2018


IIT-KGP collaborates with French doctoral network in doctoral education, research

IIT Kharagpur and REDOC SPI, a French network of doctoral schools, have come together to strengthen institutional collaboration in doctoral education and research.

07 Oct 2018


Kolkata: Fizz to stay in carbonated drinks, feels Greenfizz Beverages

Despite an estimated Rs. 70,000cr carbonated soft drinks (CSD) under pressure in the beverages market, a Kolkata-based company remains optimistic about its future in the country.

05 Oct 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: TERI bats for dual-use of trams' overhead power lines

A policy research organization has advocated bolstering Kolkata's tram infrastructure, including exploring the possibility of electric buses making use of the same overhead power supply network.

03 Oct 2018

Gandhi Jayanti

#KolkataBlast: Father of deceased says his son could've been saved

A bomb blast in Kolkata's Nagerbazaar area on Tuesday left a six-year-old dead and his distressed father said his child could have been saved.

03 Oct 2018

Trinamool Congress

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.

03 Oct 2018

Durga Puja

Kolkata: Massive fire breaks out at Medical College, 250-patients evacuated

On Wednesday morning, a massive fire broke out at Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata due to which at least 250 students were evacuated.

02 Oct 2018


Village Financial Services targets Rs. 1,500 crore disbursements in FY19

Kolkata-based micro-finance institution (MFI) Village Financial Services (VFS) is targeting to touch a disbursement figure of Rs. 1,500cr in FY2018-19.

02 Oct 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: Bomb-blast in Dum Dum Area kills child, injures 10

A high-intensity bomb blast in Dum Dum's Nagerbazaar area of Kolkata on Tuesday killed one child and injured ten others, reports said.

30 Sep 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: WB government takes up renovation work at Gandhi Bhavan

The West Bengal government has undertaken the renovation work of the Gandhi Bhavan in Beleghata area of Kolkata, a two-story building where Mahatma Gandhi spent 25 days between August and September in 1947 when Kolkata was in the grip of riots.

29 Sep 2018

West Bengal

Smriti Irani calls for innovation and initiatives in textiles sector

Union Minister Smriti Irani, who heads the Textiles Ministry, today urged the industry to go for innovation and come forward in taking new initiatives.

29 Sep 2018


Kolkata: Foot over-bridge's slab collapses at railway station, woman killed

A 43-year-old woman was killed and another injured after a slab of the foot over-bridge at Kolkata's Baruipur railway station fell on them yesterday evening.

29 Sep 2018


Got logged out of Facebook? Well, your account was breached

On Friday, millions of user started getting abruptly logged out of Facebook. Some, including myself, even got logged out of Messenger.

24 Sep 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal: Under-construction bridge collapses in South 24 Parganas

An under-construction bridge collapsed in Kakdwip area of West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district today.

18 Sep 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: Bagree Market fire brought under control after 2 days

The massive fire at Bagree market in Burrabazar area in the business hub of Kolkata has been brought under control after two days, an official said today.

17 Sep 2018


Consumer Commission asks IndiGo to pay Rs. 20,000 to passengers

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), hearing a review plea of IndiGo Airlines against the Tripura state commission's order, asked IndiGo to pay Rs. 20,000 to Kalpana Rani Debbarma and her family, who failed to board the flight due to a deficiency in the airline's services.

17 Sep 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: 30-hours on, Bagri Market fire still rages; operation underway

A massive fire broke out in Bagri market of Kolkata on Sunday, and firefighters are still struggling to contain it.

16 Sep 2018

Kolkata Police

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.

14 Sep 2018

Bridge Collapse

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.

12 Sep 2018


IIT-KGP signs MoU with Carleton University to support research collaboration

The IIT Kharagpur has signed a MoU with the Carleton University of Canada to support research collaboration, capacity building, and other forms of academic partnerships.

11 Sep 2018


Kolkata tops in 4G availability, much ahead of Delhi, Mumbai

Kolkata, India's City of Joy, has a reason to cheer.

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