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09 Mar 2021

Eastern Railway

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.

09 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee

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.

07 Mar 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

07 Mar 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

02 Mar 2021

West Bengal

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

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.

23 Jan 2021

West Bengal

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.

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.

14 Jan 2021

West Bengal

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.

07 Jan 2021

West Bengal

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.

23 Dec 2020

Calcutta High Court

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.

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.

12 Dec 2020

Rajkummar Rao

'The Dirty Picture' actor Arya Banerjee, 33, found dead

Actor Arya Banerjee, who had worked in Vidya Balan-starrer blockbuster The Dirty Picture, was found dead in her apartment on Friday.

24 Nov 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput

'Sasural Simar Ka' actor Ashiesh Roy passes away

TV actor Ashiesh Roy passed away on Tuesday at the age of 55.

15 Nov 2020

Soumitra Chatterjee

Iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee (85) dies of COVID-19

Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee, part of some of Bengali cinema's finest gems of all time, has passed away at the age of 85.

03 Nov 2020


Filmmaker and actor Ashish Kakkad passes away at age 49

Filmmaker and actor Ashish Kakkad, considered one of the most progressive artistes in the Gujarati film industry, has passed away at the age of 49.

16 Oct 2020

Amitabh Bachchan

Runa Saha, first contestant to sit directly on 'KBC's hot-seat

Runa Saha, a 43-year-old homemaker and entrepreneur from Kolkata, created history by becoming the first-ever contestant to sit directly on the Kaun Banega Crorepati hot seat.

08 Oct 2020

West Bengal

BJP workers marching to West Bengal secretariat clash with police

The West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party's march to the state secretariat, Nabanna, turned violent on Thursday as BJP workers clashed with cops in Kolkata.

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.

18 Sep 2020

Vidya Balan

Noted fashion designer Sharbari Datta found dead at Kolkata home

Eminent fashion designer Sharbari Datta was found dead inside a washroom at her residence late on Thursday night in Kolkata. She was 63.

25 Aug 2020


By Diwali, domestic air operations could be restored: Hardeep Puri

Come Diwali (November 14), much of India's domestic civil air traffic will be restored to original numbers, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday.

12 Aug 2020

West Bengal

West Bengal seventh state with over 1 lakh coronavirus cases

West Bengal reported 2,931 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, taking the total case count in the state to 101,390.

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.

04 Jul 2020

West Bengal

Kolkata temporarily bans flights from 6 cities starting July 6

The Kolkata airport, also called the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, has banned flights from six cities for three weeks starting July 6.

30 Jun 2020

West Bengal

West Bengal announces free ration; 'better quality than Centre'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the state government will provide the poor with free ration till next year.

17 Jun 2020

Fuel Price Hike

Why are petrol and diesel prices rising in India?

On Wednesday, petrol and diesel prices rose for the 11th consecutive day, reaching record highs in over a year.

13 Jun 2020

Ajay Devgn

'Lalbazaar': Ajay Devgn teases upcoming ZEE5 crime thriller series

Bollywood star Ajay Devgn has shared the teaser of an upcoming ZEE5 crime thriller web series titled Lalbazaar.

Shah Rukh Khan to support cyclone-ravaged West Bengal

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has come forward to support the people of West Bengal, who are currently reeling under the aftermath of the catastrophic Amphan cyclone.

24 May 2020

West Bengal

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

Even as domestic passenger flights are set to resume in India from Monday, some states have questioned the move citing issues with rules and their reluctance to accept flights.

22 May 2020

West Bengal

PM Modi visits cyclone-ravaged Bengal, announces Rs. 1,000 crore aid

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in West Bengal, to take stock of the situation in the state. Bengal is dealing with catastrophic damage, that the landfall of Cyclone Amphan caused on Wednesday.

21 May 2020

West Bengal

Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs. 2.5L compensation announced

A day after Cyclone Amphan made landfall at West Bengal's Digha, the super cyclonic storm left the state in ruins.

21 May 2020


Cyclone Amphan leaves behind trail of destruction; 12 dead

After brewing over the Bay of Bengal for some days, the severe cyclonic storm, Cyclone Amphan, made landfall on Wednesday, battering parts of West Bengal and Odisha.

17 May 2020


These 30 cities will face 'maximum restrictions' during lockdown 4.0

As India is set to enter the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown, 30 municipal areas that account for 80% of all cases in India will reportedly face maximum restrictions.

01 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

List of districts designated as red zones after May 3

The Union Health Ministry has decided to segregate the 733 districts in India into three categories of red, orange, and green zones as the "lockdown 2.0" nears its scheduled end.

22 Apr 2020

West Bengal

Bengal assures cooperation to Centre's COVID-19 teams sent for assessment

Earlier, the coronavirus pandemic fueled tensions between Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government and the Centre, ruled by BJP. But, the Bengal government assured on Tuesday that the visiting teams would be given full cooperation in the state.

21 Apr 2020

West Bengal

Centre's COVID-19 team stopped from leaving hotel in Bengal

Already on two ends of the political spectrum, the BJP-led Centre and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool locked horns again today when a team was sent to the state to assess COVID-19 spread.

04 Apr 2020


Lockdown Impact: Prices of pulses, sugar, potatoes, and onions rise

India is almost half-way through the 21-day lockdown which began on March 25, but the days haven't been easy. With rocky transportation and disruption in supply chains, wholesale prices of vegetables, fruits, pulses, and sugar have increased in the last fortnight of March, a report in Indian Express said.

11 Mar 2020

Deepika Padukone

5 famous fashion designers of India

India is blessed with immensely talented designers who render exemplary designs to our fashion circuit.

01 Mar 2020

West Bengal

Separatists must fear NSG: Amit Shah in West Bengal

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that those who want to "divide the nation" should fear the presence of the National Security Guard (NSG).

14 Feb 2020


Should more Indian cities adopt 'Honk More, Wait More'?

Recently, the Mumbai Police introduced a scheme to discipline reckless honkers at traffic signals: 'Honk More, Wait More'.

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