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Abhishek Banerjee performs Jagannath puja at Mamata's Kalighat residence

February 26, 2021 2:12 pm

TMC sources said the ritual was held ahead of the Election Commission of India's announcement on the Bengal Assembly elections to pray for the success of the party.

Kolkata: Four labourers trapped in manhole die

February 25, 2021 5:55 pm

According to the police, the incident happened around 12.30 pm during the construction of an underground drainage system at Purba Putiary Pump house near Aikyatan club.

Mamata Banerjee rides rides e-scooter to protest against rising fuel prices

February 26, 2021 4:44 am

She said the TMC will launch a campaign against fuel price rise from Friday. “The BJP had promised free LPG connections to the people before coming to power and now they are hiking its price... Modi and Shah are selling the country".

Bengal elections: How 'Khela hobe' has become a slogan for both TMC and BJP

February 24, 2021 2:48 pm

Over the last few days, Trinamool Congress as well as BJP leaders across West Bengal have been raising the 'khela hobe' slogan. What is its significance and how did it become so popular?

TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee's sister-in-law questioned, wife tells CBI to come on Tuesday

February 23, 2021 8:20 am

A CBI team including two women officials spent around three hours at Gambhir's house in the Kolkata suburbs. Sources said she was questioned about some bank accounts and related transactions. There was no official statement by the CBI.

Kolkta: TMC rolls out slogan across state

February 23, 2021 4:23 am

On February 21, the party organised celebrations in every district, with its supporters highlighting that the “echo in Bengal is that the state wants her own daughter (as CM) for the third consecutive time.

Kolkata: Sops for cold storage owners, potato farmers

February 23, 2021 4:11 am

Chief Secretary Alapan Bandypadhyay told reporters at Nabanna that in order to help potato farmers in the state, the government will allow cold storage owners to purchase at least 10 lakh MT of potatoes from the farmers at Rs 6 a kg.

Defamation case against Amit Shah transferred to Kolkata court

February 23, 2021 4:02 am

At a rally in Kolkata on August 11, 2018, Shah had alleged that the people of Bengal did not receive the Centre's funds because of “corruption” by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek.

12 CAPF companies reach Kolkata

February 21, 2021 10:42 pm

Meanwhile, a BJP delegation met Election Commission officials in Kolkata, demanding an all-party meeting, proper deployment of the central forces and no poll duty for contractual civic volunteers.

Efforts were made to ensure Netaji’s legacy is forgotten: Amit Shah in Kolkata

February 20, 2021 8:42 am

Shah also urged the Indian youth to draw inspiration from the lives and struggles of freedom fighters.


The largest Buddha statue in India is being made in Kolkata

January 27, 2021 9:25 pm

The Buddha International Welfare Mission has claimed that this reclining Buddha statue is the largest in the country.

No space for Covid-19 rules as people flock to markets in Kolkata

December 03, 2020 9:07 am

The coronavirus tally in West Bengal climbed to 4,86,799 with 3,315 fresh cases on Monday.

You've Got Mail: Kolkata's fading romance with letter boxes

October 04, 2020 12:26 pm

The wooden letter box, once considered an essential for houses in Kolkata, now floats in a state of oblivion, unable to compete with the ever changing technologies of the modern world.

Scenes from last day of August lockdown in West Bengal, violators taken to task

August 31, 2020 5:15 pm

Normal life was affected across West Bengal on Monday, the last day of the month, with most people preferring to remain indoors and vehicles staying off the roads, as a total lockdown was enforced across the state.

Melody of Kolkata getting lost in pandemic

August 13, 2020 6:39 pm

The music of Kolkata bands, which is almost two centuries old, is fading in this pandemic.

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.


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.