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Why Kolkatans Love Sipping History at Paramount

March 28, 2020 9:43 am

The enduring charm of the 102-year-old sherbet maker in the City of Joy

TMC asks its MPs to skip Parliament over coronavirus fears

March 23, 2020 4:41 am

TMC’s Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien has written to presiding officers of both the Houses urging them to wind up the Parliament session on Monday.

Kolkata: 50 Gangasagar pilgrims, 95 who returned from Kerala take test

March 19, 2020 4:59 am

A group of 50 pilgrims from Kerala and Rajasthan who were on their way to Gangasagar were also stopped and sent back to Kolkata after tests were conducted on them, officials said.

Streetwise Kolkata: Eden Gardens Road — where history, football and cricket meet

March 13, 2020 7:07 pm

Sometime in the 1960s, the Eden Garden Road was renamed Gostha Pal Sarani, after the legendary Indian footballer Gostha Pal. The earlier name recalls the nobleman who was once Governor-General of India, and his sisters who travelled and delighted in the land.

Kolkata Derby likely in empty stadium, East Bengal says 'won't play'

March 12, 2020 7:55 pm

The Kolkata derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan will be this season's second leg clash between the arch-rivals and is scheduled on March 15 at the Salt Lake Stadium.

Watch: A Kolkata cab driver's soulful rendition of a classical song that's gone viral

March 06, 2020 11:29 am

People on social media were blown away by Soni's musical talent and showered heaps of praise on him and thanked the Facebook user for bringing him to limelight.

How Kolkata's iconic cabin restaurants played a part in the freedom struggle

March 01, 2020 8:59 pm

These restaurants were once a refuge of revolutionaries and lovers and invented dishes such as the famous kabiraji cutlet.

All eyes on Amit Shah’s Kolkata rally today

March 01, 2020 1:46 am

According to BJP, over one lakh party workers will attend Shah’s ‘Abhinandan’ rally during which he will speak on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Fire in Kolkata's Rajabazar area doused after 2-hour operation

February 17, 2020 8:23 am

The officials said 12 fire tenders battled the flames that broke out around 2.10 pm in the Chaulpatti area and the fire was doused around 4:15 pm.

Kolkata: Man stabs wife with screwdriver suspecting 'affair', throws acid on her

February 14, 2020 7:25 am

The incident occured in front of their son's school.

KOLKATA PHOTOS

Life comes to a standstill in Kolkata following lockdown

March 26, 2020 9:15 pm

Life has come to a standstill in Kolkata's Barasat area.

Kolkata streets turn eerily quiet after city records first coronavirus case

March 18, 2020 8:05 pm

The state government had already sealed all but one entry point along Bangladesh border.

Kolkata: Basanta Utsav celebrations ahead of Holi

March 05, 2020 3:07 pm

Poet and first non-European Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore was born in this house, which is now a part of Rabindra Bharati University.

Widespread protests in Kolkata over Amit Shah's pro-CAA rally

March 01, 2020 1:26 pm

Hundreds of protesters of the Left Front and Congress, holding black flags and anti-CAA posters, demonstrated outside gate number 1 of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.

On Republic Day, thousands form human chain against CAA-NRC in Kerala, Kolkata

January 27, 2020 8:57 am

After the rehearsal at 3:30 pm, the human chain took shape at 4 pm. It is to be followed by public meetings at over 250 places across the state.

Bank services in Kolkata hit as unions protest against mergers

October 23, 2019 6:55 am

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

October 06, 2019 1:14 pm

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

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

October 03, 2019 7:11 am

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.

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

October 03, 2019 7:13 am

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

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

October 03, 2019 7:14 am

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

KOLKATA VIDEOS

Kolkata medical college fire under control

October 03, 2018 11:50 am

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

September 16, 2018 5:39 am

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

September 04, 2018 1:02 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.