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‘I will not lead my life at mercy of others… finally’
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

18-year-old who used to beg outside malls is among 60 who are training to be Kolkata’s first women auto-rickshaw drivers

Govt: Water clean, 51 cases of ‘diarrhoea-like’ symptoms
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Official sources said wards 101, 102, 107, 108, 109 and 110 of the KMC were hit, with 102 — comprising Jadavpur, Ramkrishna Pally, Chittaranjan Colony, Central Park, Kajipara, Baghajatin and other areas — being among the worst affected.

Dance teacher held for molesting Class II student in Kolkata
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

The teacher was detained amid a violent protest by parents outside the school, which left two police officers injured and charged under the provisions of IPC and the POCSO Act.

Kolkata: Class 2 student allegedly sexually assaulted by teacher for two months, accused arrested
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said: "We have already set guidelines for school to follow we will see if in this case the guidelines were followed or not."

Raids at Bharati Ghosh’s flats: Police is after her like a dog, say BJP, Cong as they take on TMC
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

“Police is after her like a dog, definitely she has something that is keeping Trinamool under pressure. The way TMC is reacting... it shows Bharati Ghosh has a lot of explosive files that can land them in trouble," claimed the BJP state president.

Kolkata vandalism: Mob fury a rising trend, it’s tough to find rogues in a crowd
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

Police sources said that hooligans always take advantage of accidents or communal tension to foment further trouble, and identifying them becomes the most challenging part.

Extortion case: CID raids ‘associates’ of IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, denies searching her house 
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Sources said the raids began Thursday night and were ongoing when this report was filed. Officers have recovered Rs 60 lakh, 2-kg gold and several deeds to land and properties. 

Two JMB members arrested by STF in connection with Bodh Gaya blast
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Primary investigation has revealed that the two accused were involved in the incident. Police had recovered explosives from them including Ammonium Nitrate.

Murshidabad bus accident: Six more bodies recovered, death toll rises to 42
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Sources said five people are still missing. "Six more bodies have been found today, the rescue operation will continue," Additional Superintendent of Police (Murshidabad) told The Indian Express

West Bengal: 36 killed as bus falls into canal; ‘driver was talking on phone while driving’
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Terming the incident as "sad", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for the next of the kin of the deceased

Dhupguri police station in Jalpaiguri named fourth best across country
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

“This kind of competition between police stations will improve the law and order situation, bring down the crime rate and increase prosecution rate,” a senior officer said.

Howrah cop with brain haemorrhage still critical; TMC, CPM deny links with accused
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Das, who sustained a head injury in the incident, was shifted from Belle Vue Clinic to the Institute of Neuroscience on Tuesday, where he is still unconscious due to a brain haemorrhage.

As real estate thrives, south east Kolkata turns ‘safe haven’ for syndicates, promoters
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

“The illegal construction being carried out is not a secret... even the police and local administration know about it,” said a friend of slain Atikur Rahaman

Businessman shot dead in Kolkata’s Karaya area; shooter still at large
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

The accused Sheikh Idrish alias Bhola remains at large. Rehman took a bullet to the stomach and died at SSKM Hospital, the police said.

Lawyer moves Calcutta HC, wants Bitcoin to be regulated
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

The public interest litigation (PIL) was filed on Friday by advocate Bivas Chatterjee, who is also the state government’s nodal officer for cases related to cyber crimes.

Faces on the fringes of news: ‘Demonetisation, GST, now coins’
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

‘We got a special trunk made to stock coins,’ says Rajiv Thaman

Looking back, Bengal fights ‘Communal’ tag: Basirhat riots lead the pack, social media ‘menace’ under police scanner
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Bengal saw its biggest riot of the year at Baduria in North 24 Parganas in July, when a Class XI student posted an “objectionable image’’ linked to the Prophet and Kaaba Sharif in Mecca on Facebook. The tension eventually spread across the Basirhat sub-division, claiming a 65-year-old man

Kolkata: Admin of a Facebook page arrested for allegedly posting obscene memes
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

According to police sources, the page was created about two years ago. Initially the page would create humorous cartoons using pictures of actor and actress. However, slowly the page started creating morphed and derogatory cartoons of freedom fighters and political leaders.

Fire breaks out at West Bengal factory, three people dead; police suspect short circuit
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Police said the trio, including a minor, died due to suffocation and were in their sleep when the fire broke. The factory allegedly had no fire-alarm system

Kolkata STF arrests one tout , looks for two more ABT members
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

On the basis of the information revealed STF arrested a tout Sahadat Hossain (26), a Bangladeshi national who had helped two alleged members of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) team to enter India illegally.

India-Bangladesh joint military exercise concludes in Mizoram
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

The CIJWS is considered one of the premier institutes of training in the country.

Bengal doctor suspended for Facebook post on govt ‘pressure’
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The post attracted several comments, with other doctors sharing their stories about working in government hospitals and dealing with the vector-borne disease.

Ranaghat nun rape case: Bangladeshi native awarded imprisonment till death
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

On Tuesday, a Kolkata sessions court found Bangladeshi native Nazrul Islam Alias Naju guilty of raping a septuagenarian nun at a convent in Nadia’s Ranaghat in 2015

Delhi Police suspends senior cop after arrest in J&K terror funding case
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Six people were arrested after the NIA seized demonetised currency worth Rs 36 crore from them. On Wednesday, a special court sent nine accused to NIA custody till November 21

Demonetisation anniversary: Rs 1.22 crore in fake notes seized in one year
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

While the figure looks encouraging in the Centre’s fight to clamp down on the fake currency market, new fake notes have also entered the system.

Calcutta University students protest ‘dirty surroundings’ amid ‘panic’ over dengue cases
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Students said that the recent spurt in dengue cases had triggered panic in the hostel, with many even leaving it in fear of the contracting the disease.

In Kolkata, 5 more die of dengue in 2 days
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Govt says cause of deaths yet to be verified; sticks to 38 toll

SRFTI protest: ‘Can’t revoke expulsion without giving minor punishment to students’
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Director claims she was gheraoed; students deny, say will escalate protest

Held for Facebook criticism of traffic curbs, Bengal man says it’s like British rule
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

On Sunday, a special court granted them bail against a personal bond of Rs 2,000 each.

‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport saw 24% more passengers since last year, figure likely to go up’
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Officials said at least 25,000 passengers had travelled to and from Kolkata during the four days of Durga Puja.

CM Mamata Banerjee to inaugurate Biswa Bangla centre today, venue to host ‘landmark’ business summit
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

“It will have huge exhibition space. This is first single indoor auditorium with 3,200 seating capacity. The centre will have multi-level underground parking. The campus has four banquet halls”, said Debasis Sen, West Bengal Additional Chief Secretary

Airport to be CAT-IIIB compliant by November
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

CAT-IIIB is an instrument landing system (ILS) that will help guide pilots to land during difficult visibility conditions. 

‘Tell us how to improve’: CISF conducts pan-India customer survey
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

“In order to improve security standards and reduce waiting time, this is being done pan India,” an official told The Indian Express.

Pandal turns into iconic stadium to showcase Bengalis’ love for football in Kolkata
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

The pandal has been turned into a model of the iconic Salt Lake Stadium and will have paintings, which will capture the moods of a crowd during a football match.