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Explained: Who is Rajeev Kumar, Saradha-linked IPS officer who is now CBI’s most wanted?

Former Commissioner of Kolkata Police Rajeev Kumar is now wanted by the CBI which has accused him of tampering with evidence in the Saradha chit fund case.

Bowbazar house collapse: 27 buildings need to be razed, say experts

Sources said in the first phase, the team examined 70 buildings and submitted a report on 54 houses. Out of these 54 houses, 27 needed to be demolished.


Kolkata: BJP worker’s family demands CBI probe

Gorai’s wife Cheena and his father Bhuvan said on Wednesday said they had 'no faith' in the state police and wanted the central probe agency to investigate.

Kolkata: BJP workers, police clash during power hike protest, several injured

BJP leader Debjit Sarkar said they had wanted to submit a deputation to the CESC authorities, protesting against the high tariffs.

Wanted JMB member held in Chennai: Kolkata STF

Accused of his involvement in the 2018 Bodh Gaya blasts and other terror attacks, he was arrested from a rented house at Thoriyapakkam in Chennai.

Minor blast in Kolkata business hub, no casualty

Police said there was an electrical chamber and several cable lines underneath the pavement, which may have played a role in the explosion that took place in front of Stephen House that houses several banks and offices.


Kolkata metro project: Minister vacates his Bowbazar house, mayor seeks Goyal's intervention

Mayor Firhad Hakim demands Railway Minister Piyush Goyal’s intervention

In the brothels of Sonagachi and Matiya, there is real life, and pain, beneath the makeup

Trafficked or abandoned, the women have come to terms with their lives in the red light areas of Kolkata, and their stories are as real as they can be.

Five killed in Bengal temple stampede as bamboo stalls collapse in rain

A large crowd had gathered at the temple premises for the celebrations.

West Bengal: Woman ‘gangraped’ for asking cut money refund

According to sources, the accused, Mohammad BulBul Alam, had allegedly assured the woman of providing a house under the Gitanjali Awas Yojna. The scheme, launched by the state government, provides free shelter to the poor.

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Meet Amit Ranjan Karmakar, the radio man of Kumartuli

Set against the unlikely backdrop of Kumartuli, Amit Ranjan Karmakar's little shop is easy to miss. In his mid-60s, the 'radio man' of Kumartuli sits surrounded by radio sets of all sizes and vintages. (Text written by Yajnaseni Chakraborty)

Life in Kolkata: A pictorial tribute to the City of Joy on its birthday

Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, celebrates its birthday on August 24 every year. On January 1, 2001, Calcutta was officially renamed as Kolkata.


Nakhoda Mosque - Kolkata's prime tourist attraction

The Nakhoda Mosque has become one of the prime tourist attractions of Kolkata, owing to its sheer size and magnificence.

Cracks on Kolkata flyover, traffic disrupted on EM Bypass

Airport-bound traffic was on the EM Bypass was affected after an inspection team found cracks on the arterial flyover connecting VIP road and Salt Lake. The bridge has been shut down for 3-days.

Kolkata loves to waste its water

While the nation is grappling under severe water crisis, one stroll down the city streets exposes the real picture of the city residents' approach towards using the resource they get for free.

Mamata Banerjee, Nusrat Jahan attend Kolkata rath yatra festival

Mamata Banerjee pulled the chariot of Lord Jagannath at the rath yatra, where Nusrat Jahan was a special invitee.


Fire breaks out at chemical factory near Howrah Bridge in Kolkata

A fire broke out at a godown adjacent to Howrah Bridge in Kolkata on Saturday. At least 20 fire tenders were deployed at the spot. No loss of life has been reported so far.

Kolkata's iconic tram gets a cool makeover

The refurbished tram car has been incorporated with air conditioners and will run at an average speed of 35 kmph. The transformation was done at a cost of Rs 25 lakh.

Ramzan food walk through Kolkata's Zakaria Street

Here we take you on a food walk through the haven of Chitpur during the holy month of Ramzan.

BJP leaders protest against violence at Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata

BJP national president Amit Shah’s massive roadshow in Kolkata turned violent on Tuesday with the BJP workers clashing with Calcutta University students who were showing black flags to the saffron party leader.

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Kolkata medical college fire under control

An early morning fire at the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital has been brought under control. Ten fire tenders were rushed to the spot and at least 250 people evacuated. But no casualties have been reported.

Massive fire breaks in Kolkata's Bagri market

A massive fire broke out in Kolkata's Bagri market, a hub of retail and wholesale shops. Over 30 fire engines have been trying to douse the fire.


Majerhat bridge collapses in Kolkata, several feared trapped

Several people are feared trapped under the Majerhat bridge in South Kolkata. The collapse happened on Tuesday evening. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

SUCI Members Clash With Police In Kolkata

Demanding step to bring back pass-fail system in state government-run and aided schools’ exams till class-VIII, activists of Socialist Unity Centre of India and its students’ wing AIDSO held a protest rally in Kolkata and staged demonstration near State Assembly’s gate no.6. The agitation turned violent when police intervened and tried to disperse protesters from […]

ABVP holds countrywide protests against anti-nationalism in some groups

Ahmedabad/Bengaluru/Mumbai, Feb 18 (ANI): The Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad members in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Kolkata took to streets to protest against the 'anti-national' sentiments that have risen from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Members of ABVP from Ahmedabad raised slogans against those who supported the anti-national elements in JNU. An ABVP leader said they will continue their protests till the anti-nationalists are punished. In Bengaluru, the student took out a 'Tricolor march'. A protestor of ABVP in Bengaluru said they condemn the act of central universities rising to support the anti-national slogans raised in JNU. In Kolkata, ABVP members were seen raising slogans against the anti-national elements.

Politicians condemn Jadavpur University protest

New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): Condemning the protests in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said strict actions should be taken against people involved in anti-national activities but sedition charges should not be put against them as it fulfils their aspirations of gaining popularity. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon also condemned the protests in educational institutions. Meanwhile, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi emphasised on the need for the Jadavpur University students to come forward and identify the anti-social elements prevalent in the campus.


Bikers open fire outside Loreto School in Kolkata

Kolkata, Feb 15 (ANI): A person was injured after two motorcycle-borne miscreants fired gun shots outside the Loreto School at Convent road in Kolkata on Monday. The victim was shot in the leg and was rushed to the nearby hospital. The site where the victim was shot is reported to be near the jute mill. Police have reached the spot to identify further details and a man-hunt has been launched against the miscreants. Meanwhile, security has been heightened outside the school in light of the shooting.

Amit Shah arrives in Kolkata

Kolkata, Jan 25 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Monday arrived at the Kolkata airport attend his first public rally in poll-bound Kolkata on Monday. After being elected as BJP President for the second time, Shah will attend his first public rally in the city.

AAI to make airport facilities as commercially viable

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): The Airports Authority of India will enhance its marketing strategy to make airports more operationally and commercially viable. At the Airport Marketing Conference held recently in New Delhi, the officials and experts chalked out a strategy to make commercial use of airport infrastructure in the country. Formed in April 1995, the Airports Authority of India manages 125 destinations, including 77 domestic and 21 international airports in the country. The Authority is also looking at focusing on the cargo segment to boost its revenues. It has been undertaking the International Cargo handling operations at international airports including Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Amritsar and Guwahati. Similarly, the Authority has identified 24 domestic airports across five regions, including three civil enclaves to develop such integrated facilities. They include Port Blair, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Raipur, Ahmedabad and others. The Airports Authority of India, which has developed infrastructure at many of its airports, is looking forward to make its commercial use.

Nothing ‘dubious’ found in bag in Kolkata

Kolkata, Jan 21 (ANI): A suspicious bag was found in a car parked outside Netaji metro station in Kolkata on Thursday. Bomb Disposal Squad reached the spot to investigate the same and retrieved the suspicious bag from the car. However, nothing dubious was found in the bag. This comes hours after a suspicious bag was found at the gate of Haridwar railway station earlier on Thursday morning.