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Weather Forecast Today update: 2 killed as rains lash north Bengal; heavy rainfall predicted in Delhi tomorrow 

July 28, 2020 4:16 pm

Today, heavy spells are likely over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Coastal Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala.

Renowned danseuse Amala Shankar passes away in Kolkata

July 24, 2020 2:38 pm

The centenarian, who had been active even in her early 90s, was awarded Banga Vibhushan by the Bengal government in 2011 for her contributions in the field of art.

BJP seeks CBI probe into death of Bengal MLA, calls for Mamata govt to be dismissed

July 15, 2020 6:59 am

The BJP delegation, led by party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, demanded that the TMC-led government in the state be dismissed.

Guess which of these houses got cleared for Cyclone Amphan relief?

July 16, 2020 10:08 am

The one on left, of a Panchayat member. In rural Bengal, the politically connected — mainly TMC, some from Opposition — are jumping line for relief even if there’s little damage to show.

No passenger flights to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and 3 other cities between Jul 6-19

July 04, 2020 5:32 pm

Kolkata Airport tweeted on Saturday that no flights between Kolkata and Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Nagpur and Ahmedabad will operate between July 6 and July 19 as novel coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country.

Weather Forecast Today, July 4: Widespread rain likely in plains of Northwest India

July 04, 2020 9:47 am

Weather Forecast Today: Yesterday, the highest maximum highest temperature of 45.1 degrees Celcius was recorded from Bikaner and Phalodi in West Rajasthan, while Chandrapur in Vidarbha reported the lowest minimum temperature of 21 degrees Celcius.

Rare disorder: Kolkata woman discovers she is suffering from testicular cancer

June 26, 2020 11:36 pm

Doctors at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Hospital where the woman went for a checkup found out that she was diagnosed with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome' -- a condition in which a person is born genetically male, but has all physical traits of a woman.

With no melas this Rath Yatra, jatra dols in Kolkata bear the burnt

June 23, 2020 4:59 pm

Considered one of the busiest times of the year, scenes are very different this year -- torn posters, closed gates and silent alleys greet people coming there. While most groups would book back-to-back shows for the Rath Yatra melas hosted widely in various towns, owing to pandemic everything changed.

Kolkata sweet shop makes herb-infused 'Immunity Sandesh' to battle Covid-19

June 08, 2020 7:15 pm

Launched earlier this week in June, the hexagonal sandesh features 14 ingredients known for boosting immunity.

Former Kolkata Police Commissioner's ex-wife, her mother found dead in Salt Lake home

June 08, 2020 8:55 am

According to police sources, Surajit Kar Purkayastha's ex-wife and mother-in-law had been unwell for a long time and had not been interacting with neighbours for a while.

KOLKATA PHOTOS

Tough match: A traditional Kolkata akhada wrestles with Covid-19

August 05, 2020 9:06 pm

Chhote Lal Ki Ghat, at Mullick Ghat near the Howrah Bridge, once attracted spectators all year round. The coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing lockdown have thrown up new challenges.

Kolkata's iconic Coffee House reopens minus the adda and chatter

August 02, 2020 4:12 pm

Started as Albert Hall in 1942 by the Coffee Board, it was named Coffee House in 1947 and was frequented by intellectuals such as author Sunil Gangopadhyay, poet Shakti Chattopadhyay and even American poet Allen Ginsberg during his sojourn to India.

Deserted roads, flyovers mark third day of biweekly lockdown in Kolkata

July 29, 2020 9:37 pm

Only movement related to health services, pharmacies, police stations, courts, correctional services, fire and emergency services, electricity, water and other utility services will be allowed.

Shops shut, transport off roads as lockdown enforced in West Bengal

July 23, 2020 9:58 pm

Life came to a near standstill across West Bengal on Thursday as the state was put under a complete lockdown to break the chain of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases.

Signs of life on Kolkata streets, before it locks down again

July 22, 2020 10:01 pm

More than 70% of the latest infections, and all the deaths were recorded in the South Bengal hotspot comprising Kolkata; its adjoining districts North 24 Parganas, Howrah and South 24 Parganas; and Hooghly.

TMC's Martyrs’ day rally goes virtual amidst Covid-19 pandemic

July 21, 2020 4:02 pm

The rally, held in memory of the 13 youth Congress workers killed in police firing in Kolkata on July 21, 1993, is usually held at Esplanade in the heart of Kolkata.

New times for Kolkata's New Market: Shops open, few customers

July 16, 2020 6:52 pm

The West Bengal government on Tuesday extended till July 19 the total lockdown in containment zones to stem the spike in COVID-19 cases.

Laughter locked down: How 'Mickey Mouse' lost his job in pandemic

July 16, 2020 11:59 am

Due to coronavirus, many people have lost their jobs due to lockdown. As the country is unlocking, there are many who have not yet started working including Kolkata's Prabir Kumar Sajjan and Gautam Adhikari.

Flooding in parts of North Bengal, heavy rains in Kolkata, Siliguri

July 13, 2020 7:44 pm

With rivers such as Teesta, Sankosh, Kaljani and Mansai in spate owing to very heavy downpour in the catchment areas, several hamlets in these north Bengal districts have been inundated.

Bengal resorts to panic buying ahead of lockdown in containment zones

July 09, 2020 10:15 pm

People resorted to panic buying in several markets of West Bengal on Thursday disregarding social distancing norms, ahead of the imposition of a total lockdown in the containment zones in the state.

KOLKATA VIDEOS

Kolkata medical college fire under control

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

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

ABVP holds countrywide protests against anti-nationalism in some groups

February 18, 2016 10:59 am

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

February 17, 2016 8:07 am

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

February 15, 2016 7:15 am

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

January 25, 2016 11:53 am

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

January 23, 2016 12:50 pm

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

January 21, 2016 11:38 am

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.