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Saturday, May 21, 2022



HC orders dismissal of Bengal minister’s daughter from govt job, tells her to return salary

May 21, 2022 6:23 am

The single-judge bench of Justice Avijit Gangopadhyay directed Ankita to return her salary since November 2018 in two instalments. Also, he ordered her to submit the first installment to the High Court Registrar on June 7.

HC rejects TMC leader’s plea on Assembly poll result

May 21, 2022 5:07 am

The single bench of Justice Bibek Chaudhuri said Sarkar cannot declare herself as a citizen of this country as she has her name on the voters' list in Bangladesh.

Court order & CBI probe give us hope: Protesting teaching job aspirants

May 21, 2022 7:01 am

Soma Das, a blood cancer patient, who is known among her friends for her fighter spirit, too, welcomed the court’s order.

Political outfits protest, demand ministers’ resignation

May 21, 2022 4:53 am

Members of the All India Democratic Students' Organisation (AIDSO), an affiliate of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist), held an agitation near Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence in Kalighat.

High Court rejects minister Partha’s plea seeking legal immunity from CBI arrest

May 21, 2022 4:44 am

A Division bench of the High Court on Wednesday upheld the April 12 order of a single judge bench that had directed the CBI to probe into the alleged illegal appointments made by the School Service Commission (SSC) between 2014 to 2021.

Calcutta HC orders release of state govt staff’s DA

May 21, 2022 4:39 am

A bench of Justices Harish Tandon and Rabindranath Samanta said the allowance be released within three months.

Probe: RTI used as weapon to fudge answer sheets in Bengal SSC scam

May 21, 2022 2:22 pm

A Division Bench of Justices Harish Tandon and Rabindranath Samanta set up the Committee on February 22 to look into the alleged irregularities in the recruitment process.

Distribute midday meal supplies to parents during vacation, govt tells schools

May 19, 2022 7:13 am

This will be the first time that midday meal supplies will be distributed among schoolchildren during summer vacation, a school education department official said.

Road accident deaths down by half in six years: Kolkata police chief lauds traffic dept

May 19, 2022 7:06 am

Praising the efforts made by the traffic department, Goyal said, “The Kolkata traffic police has successfully implemented the Safe Drive Save Live campaign since 2016."

New film show at Kolkata Science City

May 19, 2022 6:55 am

The film will generate awareness about the flora and fauna in the arctic region and the need to protect its rich biodiversity from the onslaught of global warming.


Pictures from the 45th Kolkata International Book Fair with Bangladesh as its theme

March 06, 2022 6:25 pm

Starting as the Boi Mela in 1976 and later conceptualised as The Kolkata International Book Fair, till date it continues to be organised by the Publishers & Booksellers Guild

Delhi to Bengal: Women take to streets to protest Karnataka hijab ban in educational institutions

February 11, 2022 9:50 pm

The interest of students in Karnataka will be served better if they return to classes rather than raise protests over issues like wearing the hijab and saffron shawls in classrooms, a full bench of the Karnataka High Court has stated

In pictures: Kolkata tramcar converted into a restaurant

February 04, 2022 7:13 pm

'Kolkata Street Food' tram restaurant, a 20-seater-eatery, serves varied street foods ranging from pav bhaji and chhole bhature to chaats and rolls.

Covid cases rising, but markets, monuments crowded in holiday season

December 26, 2021 10:10 pm

People crowd markets without wearing masks amidst rising Omicron cases.

Exhibition portrays Bhū, the act of becoming, through ceramics

December 01, 2021 7:01 pm

The exhibition features works of 11 established as well as emerging artists with a diverse range of visual languages within ceramic art.

Keeping tradition alive, Kolkata 'baris' celebrate Durga Puja

October 13, 2021 11:05 pm

In a unique ritual, the Goddess Durga idol is made from soil borrowed from the red-light districts of Kolkata mixed with silt from the banks of the river Ganges.

That Pujo feeling: Cities across country celebrate Durga Puja

October 11, 2021 11:12 pm

Durga Puja celebrations began around the country, following Covid-19 protocols, from Monday.

Mamata Banerjee wins Bhabanipur bypoll, supporters celebrate

October 03, 2021 9:49 pm

The Trinamool Congress has also won the Shamserganj and Jangipur seats.

World Photography Day: Inside Kolkata's century-old photo studio

August 19, 2021 3:55 pm

On World Photography Day, C.Bros at the Arabinda Sarani locality in Shobhabazar, one of Kolkata's longest surviving studios, reminds us of the time when still photography revolutionised India.


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:

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.