Kolkata News

BJP leader Hazra detained after scuffle with police in Kolkata

Demanding jobs for trained teachers who had qualified in 2005-06, members of the West Bengal Primary Trained Teachers’ Association organised the rally from Central Avenue to Esplanade.

Railway team examines Kolkata metro rake, suggests convex mirrors for better view after death of senior citizen

The inspecting team asked Metro officials to install convex mirrors so that the motorman gets the full view of the platform, said Indrani Bandopadhyay, chief public relations officer of Kolkata metro.

Legal notice to BMC mayor over ‘graft’ claim against TMC councillor, wife

TMC Councillor Subhas Basu and his wife Sharmistha Basu have sent the notice asking Dutta to tender his apology within three days or face a defamation suit. Dutta has allegedly hurled corruption charges against the TMC councillor in several WhatsApp groups.

Fresh wave of violence in West Bengal: Low intensity blasts rock Kankinara, two arrested

Section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits assembly of more than four persons, has been imposed in the area following the fresh wave of violence that began since the Lok Sabha elections in May.

West Bengal: BSF steps up vigil after jawan injured in smugglers’ attack; 150 bovines seized

The BSF has increased its vigil in the Indo-Bangladesh border areas in the wake of rising cases of cattle smuggling. On July 11, a BSF jawan had lost his hand after bombs were hurled at him by cattle smugglers in Bongaon.

Two held at Kolkata’s Jadavpur University for trying to sell ganja to students

The duo, from Joynagar, used to sell ganja mainly to students of the university and other colleges in Jadavpur area, said police. They had allegedly been selling drugs for the last three-four months.

FIR filed against Kolkata Metro authority for causing death due to negligence

Commission of Railway Safety to start independent probe after the death of a 66-year-old passenger, whose hand had got stuck in the train door and was dragged for nearly 60 metres as it started moving

Kolkata: FIR lodged against Metro Railway after death of senior citizen

According to fellow passengers, 66-year-old Sajal Kumar Kanjilal was trying to board a crowded Kabi Subhash-bound train from the Park Street Metro station Saturday when the doors of the third compartment closed with his hand inside.

Bengal BJP’s special membership drive targets 5 lakh from minority communities

The decision to reach out to minority communities is seen as a fresh attempt by the party to further divide the minority voters and brigde the 3 per cent point- gap.

Man dies after his hand gets stuck between Kolkata Metro doors; Mamata Banerjee orders inquiry

The passengers blamed the Metro Railway authorities for negligence. They raised questions regarding the sensor of the doors that did not work at the time of the incident.

Kolkata: Man beats mother to death for refusing to pay bike EMI

Accused Rakesh Mondal, a jute mill employee, allegedly beat up his mother at their Uluberia residence in Howrah district.

Kolkata: DGCA orders inquiry into SpiceJet technician’s death

Technician Rohit Pandey, 22, had died after the hydraulic doors of a plane allegedly inadvertently got closed and he was stuck between the door flaps.