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India vs Bangladesh: Kolkata a riot of colour as city turns pink for day-night Test

In preparation for India's historic pink-ball Test against Bangladesh, the towering structures around the Eden Gardens including the high-rise, The 42, and the Shahid Minar will be lit up in pink.

Mamata Banerjee restores portfolios of two ministers, takes away ministry from Shovandev

Banerjee has taken away the portfolio of non-conventional energy from Shovandev Chatterjee, who recently made news about her tiff with party MP from Kolkata South, Mala Roy.


In Kolkata — co-living, co-working spaces for tech workers

Additional Chief Secretary of the state's IT department, Debashis Sen, said that the state government would tie-up with private companies and form joint ventures to come up such facilities.

Follow Netaji’s secularism or country will disintergrate: Bose kin to BJP

Chandra had unsuccessfully contested the Kolkata South Lok Sabha seat on a BJP ticket.

Kolkata city news: Five injured in clash in Hasnabad 

The argument turned violent and crude bombs were hurled by both sides, leaving five persons injured, police said.

Kolkata news: Ahead of Tallah bridge demolition, Transport Dept searches for alternative routes

As per sources, authorities are working on to see if BT Road-bound buses can be allowed through Lockgate flyover in Chitpore to cut down travel time.


Building Blocks: How the City Centre mall captured the spirit of Kolkata

When the City Centre mall opened in Salt Lake, Kolkata, in June 2004, it was a hybrid mall with closed and open spaces.

Bengal labourers killed in Valley: At the funeral prayer, friends and strangers from far and near

Shaken by the tragedy, villagers have spent sleepless nights since Tuesday. Around 3 am on Thursday, people started milling around the ground, where a makeshift structure was set up to keep the coffins.

Weather forecast today: IMD predicts extremely heavy rains in Lakshadweep, issues red alert for two days

Weather forecast Today: In Delhi, the air quality plummeted to "severe" with major pollutants PM 2.5 at 500 (severe) and PM 10 at 379 (very poor), in Lodhi Road area, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data.

Kolkata: Five-year-old among two killed in firecracker bursting, two arrested

According to police, both the victims had received injuries to their neck and face while bursting tubris (clay flowerpot crackers).

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Bank services in Kolkata hit as unions protest against mergers

Some of the employees’ unions of public sector banks (PSBs) have decided to observe nation-wide strike to protest against the merger of 10 nationalised banks. Though officers and private sector banks will not take part in the strike.

Grand Durga Puja at Kolkata's Belu Bari

For the last 250 years, Durga Maa is being worshiped at Hidaram Banerjee Road in Kolkata's Bow Bazaar.


Grand Durga Puja at Khelat Chandra Ghose's palace in Kolkata

Pathuriaghata Khelat Ghosh Bari Durga Puja is almost 170 years old.

From Kumortuli to Pujo Pandals: The men who transport Durga idols

The workers, most of them poor farmers and daily labourers, act as a bridge between the idol makers and worshipers in Kolkata.

The house in Kolkata that hosted Gandhi is now a museum; see pics

In 1947, just as India was becoming independent, Mahatma Gandhi was quietly protesting the sectarian violence that had engulfed the nation. He had moved to Kolkata's Hyderi Manzil along with some of his followers. On his 150th birthday, the house has become a full-fledged museum.

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.

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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.