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10 Dec 2021

West Bengal

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.

20 Nov 2021

Rohit Sharma

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.

29 Sep 2021

West Bengal

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.

13 Sep 2021

West Bengal

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.

11 Sep 2021

West Bengal

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.

10 Sep 2021


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.

07 Sep 2021


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.

06 Sep 2021

West Bengal

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.

06 Sep 2021

West Bengal

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.

30 Aug 2021

West Bengal

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.

26 Aug 2021

Trinamool Congress

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.

18 Aug 2021


Uttam Kumar Sarkar named new director of IIM-Calcutta

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

16 Aug 2021

Satyajit Ray

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.

13 Aug 2021

West Bengal

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.

09 Aug 2021

Delhi Police

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.

21 Jul 2021


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.

19 Jul 2021

West Bengal

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.

17 Jul 2021


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.

16 Jul 2021

Jadavpur University

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.

15 Jul 2021

Kolkata Police

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.

14 Jul 2021

Durga Puja

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.

12 Jul 2021


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.

07 Jul 2021


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.

03 Jul 2021

Kolkata Police

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.

01 Jul 2021

Kolkata Police

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.

28 Jun 2021


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.

26 Jun 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine

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.

19 Jun 2021


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.

03 Jun 2021


'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.

COVID-19 positive Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee hospitalized after condition deteriorates

West Bengal's former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, who had tested positive for COVID-19 last week, was admitted to a private hospital in south Kolkata on Tuesday after his health condition deteriorated, officials said.

20 May 2021

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar eclipse cannot be linked to Cyclone Yass: Astrophysicist

The partial lunar eclipse on May 26 will not trigger any tidal waves and cannot be linked to the cyclone that is in the forecast, a senior astrophysicist said on Wednesday.

19 May 2021

Lunar Eclipse

Super Blood Moon to dazzle the sky on May 26

A rare Super Blood Moon will be seen in the eastern sky on the evening of May 26, just after a total lunar eclipse.

29 Apr 2021

West Bengal

West Bengal: Polling for last phase begins amid raging pandemic

Voting for the eighth and final phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal started this morning at 7 am, at a time when the state is struggling to stem the spread of coronavirus.

20 Apr 2021

Calcutta High Court

SC refuses bail to businessman's son in car crash case

The Supreme Court has junked a plea seeking bail to the son of Kolkata restaurant chain owner in the 2019 Jaguar car crash case that left two Bangladeshi nationals dead.

15 Apr 2021

West Bengal Elections

Rezaul Haque, Congress candidate in West Bengal, dies of COVID-19

Congress candidate Rezaul Haque, who tested positive for COVID-19 two days ago, died at a hospital in Kolkata early on Thursday, the State Health Department sources said.

24 Mar 2021


Three Kolkata schools shut as students, teacher found COVID-19 positive

Three schools in Kolkata shut down their campuses after COVID-19 cases were detected, officials said on Wednesday.

19 Mar 2021


Man critical after being attacked by lion at Alipore Zoo

A man was seriously injured after being attacked by a lion when he entered the animal's enclosure at the Alipore Zoo in Kolkata on Friday, an official said.

16 Mar 2021


One more death due to contaminated drinking water in Kolkata

A five-year-old girl died in South Kolkata's Bhowanipur area on Tuesday morning after falling sick allegedly because of the consumption of piped drinking water which has been contaminated, taking the toll to two, an official of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) said.

14 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal election: Mamata Banerjee's wheelchair roadshow in Kolkata today

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was hospitalized after an alleged attack, will lead a roadshow in the state capital Kolkata in a wheelchair.

Kolkata cocaine case: Two more held, 10 arrested so far

Two persons have been arrested from Kolkata in connection with a drug haul case in which two BJP leaders in West Bengal were apprehended earlier, police said on Wednesday.

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