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KOLKATA: A class 10 examinee allegedly committed suicide over relationship issues with her boyfriend in Rajarhat in North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, the police said on Thursday. The 15-year-old who appeared in the class 10 board examination conducted by the West Bengal Board of Secondary ...
KOLKATA: Forensic experts on Wednesday said the ambulance in which Madhyamik examinee Arijit Das was transported from Annapurna Nursing home in Burdwan to Kolkata was “not life supporting”. Further, the interrogation of the four accused in the case has revealed that each trip made by the vehicle ...

A critical phase of tunneling under the busiest part of the city, which houses a number of heritage buildings, was completed today by the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation, a Metro official said. Starting from Howrah Maidan on the other side of the Hooghly, the west-bound line tunnel boring machine 'Prerna' ...
Flipkart, India's leading e-commerce major, plans to invest about Rs600 crore for an integrated mega logistics hub in West Bengal, to cater to the eastern and northeastern regions of the country. The company plans to set up the 40 lakh sq ft high-tech logistics hub near Kolkata, the state capital. A company ...
KOLKATA: The city will play host to a drama that seeks to connect science and storytelling in a unique way. Based on the life of Nobel laureate Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, the play — 'The Square root of a Sonnet' — depicts his journey in science and also explains black holes through an audio-visual ...
Businesses keep recalibrating their strategies and sometimes they may have to go back after having moved forward. In a world, where outsourcing most functions except the core activities, has become the norm, the Indian ecommerce giant Flipkart has decided to set up its own large warehousing facilities.

Shiraz The Golden Restaurant– This restaurant at Mullikbazaar crossing, Park Street has been serving one of the best Kolkata style biryani in town for decades. Subtlety is the keyword here. The spices always compliment the fragrance of rice and pieces of meat can be taken off the bone with just the touch ...
KOLKATA: A 55-year-old woman was mowed down by a private as she tried to cross the road immediately after getting down from the same bus at Kidderpore crossing on Thursday morning. Police said, Gita Jaiswal had got down from the bus of route 80A near J&N island and tried to cross the road in a ...
By Anirban Ghosh KOLKATA: West Bengal's largest blood bank Maniktala Central Blood Bank is in the eye of a storm. It has been disclosed that in the past six weeks, more than 1500 units of blood were thrown away. All these units were well past expiry dates, with the incident creating a stir. With people ...
Safety for women has been a priority for the Kolkata Police—in 2014, female officers, part of the Reinforce City Patrol fleet, were posted at strategic locations. Their objective? React quickly to street crime, and be the first point of contact for victims. Kolkata also has eight all-women police stations, one in each ...
KOLKATA: About 1,000 files have piled up at the mayor's desk at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation headquarters as Sovan Chatterjee stayed away from office for the last three days since he last came during the KMC budget session on March 14. Some relate to finance, some are work orders relating to ...
KOLKATA: A day after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested a man from Maharastra for allegedly selling party drugs in the city, three persons, including a Mumbai ... Cops said Kolkata Police has seized 16.3gm MDMA and the NCB has seized 13.5gm, as well as nine ecstasy pills this year alone.
KOLKATA: Thousands of exemployees and their spouses and dependants of the State Trading Corporation of India (STC) are in for a rude shock with the company, under the Union ministry of commerce, taking a decision on Thursday to suspend the STC (Retired Employees') Medical Benefit Scheme, ...
KOLKATA: Cargo movement along a number of national and state highways close to Kolkata, including Jessore Road and National Highway 34, will be greatly reduced with the commissioning of dumb-barges, which were flagged off by secretary, ministry of shipping, Gopal Krishna from IWAI's GR Jetty in ...
Kolkata: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is coming down to Kolkata on Monday to meet chief minister Mamata Banerjee over shaping up the ... “The fulcrum of the anti-BJP alliance is shifting from Delhi to Kolkata,” a Trinamool senior said, adding that Banerjee had the experience and ...
He has made around 18-20 trips with Tara Babu Sha (26), the ambulance driver, to Kolkata. He said there were not enough doctors in his place who would have the time to travel to Kolkata,” an investigating officer said. A police team has left for Nababhaat in Burdwan to investigate the role of the nursing ...
KOLKATA: A 43-year-old woman leapt to her death from the 17th floor of her rented apartment in the South City residential complex on Saturday afternoon. She was undergoing treatment for acute depression. Sonali Aikat's death marks the ninth suicide at South City since 2012, with eight of the nine ...

The decomposed body of a 70-year-old woman was recovered from her central Kolkata residence on Sunday after neighbours complained that the son was living with his mother's dead body for days without taking any steps to perform her last rites, police said. The police broke into the house at Sash ...
"Part of a large window in an old three-storied building at 104 AP Road (central Kolkata's Srimani Market area), cracked and fell down on Sunday afternoon. Two shopkeepers sitting on the opposite pavement got injured as a chunk of concrete fell on them," said an officer from Amherst police station.
KOLKATA: Tagore's houses – both in Kolkata and Santiniketan- draw innumerable number of tourists from across the world. Yet, the best preserved house of Bengal's greatest literary giants has not been able to securely keep the Nobel prize. If this is what happens to Tagore's memorabilia, what are the ...
KOLKATA: Starting Wednesday Kolkata is going to get special night bus and tram service which will run all through the night. The service will be inaugurated ... The bus and tram service will cover some important places in Kolkata, such as railway stations, airport and big hospitals. Read this story in Bengali.
Altogether 30 BJP workers were arrested on Wednesday after they forcibly tried to enter the city police headquarters in Kolkata during a law violation programme to protest against the “worsening” law and order situation in the state, police said. The BJP workers, led by its state president Dilip Ghosh, ...
While Jahan kept posting screenshots throughout Tuesday on Facebook, Shami was playing a Deodhar Trophy match at Dharamshala, representing India A against Karnataka. He ended up conceding 96 runs in his 10 overs and India A eventually lost the match. He was scheduled to return to Kolkata on ...
A statue of Sangh ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee was damaged today in Kolkata. The incident of vandalism comes after two Lenin statues being toppled in Tripura and a Periyar bust being vandalised in Tamil Nadu. The Kolkata police arrested seven people for the alleged vandalism. At least five of ...
Calcutta: A fringe ultra-Left student group allegedly vandalised a bust of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee in the Keoratala crematorium here on Wednesday morning purportedly in revenge for demolition of a Lenin statue in Tripura. A minister claimed that local Trinamul workers had ...
The Kolkata Police on Wednesday arrested seven people who allegedly damaged and defaced a bust of Jana Sangh leader Syama Prasad Mookerjee in South Kolkata's Kalighat locality, The Telegraph reported. The six claimed to be students of Jadavpur University and members of a far-Left group called ...
The Northeast is home to more than 200 tribes and the difference in culture, food habits or language have become a subject of cultural stereotyping, making them extremely vulnerable in any city, says Aungdu Wakhet, president of Calcutta Arunachal Students' Association. “This is often the ground for ...
In Sanskrit, “Dhrubajyoti” refers to the light (jyoti) emitted by the pole star (dhruva tara). The ecologist, who passed away in February, was unwavering in his commitment to the cause he lived for and fearlessly defended: saving the ecologically critical East Kolkata Wetlands from the greed of developers for ...
Kolkata: On 28 February, the principal of a college in Kolkata personally appeared before a Calcutta high court judge, seeking justice for 218 students ... On Monday, the cease work at the Calcutta high court entered the third week as three associations of lawyers unanimously agreed to extend the strike.
Most people who are interested in India know of its great cities, Mumbai with its Bollywood and the Gateway of India, Delhi with its Lutyens-designed government buildings and Mughal Red Fort. But Kolkata and Hyderabad, India's third and sixth largest cities? Not so much. Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, is more ...
KOLKATA: The World Bank will fund the environment department's multipoint real-time air quality monitoring system and the methods to counter pollution. Apart from a few stationary air-quality monitoring devices, around 10 others mounted on government buses will generate area-specific real-time air ...
Biswajit, a resident of Ichapore in North 24-Parganas, had come down to Kolkata with his family on February 2 to attend awedding. Though the ceremony got over on February 7, they decided to stay on for another week to visit relatives and friends. On hindsight, this decision proved fatal: he was one of ...
KOLKATA: An NGO in Kolkata dedicated to the welfare of stray animals has lodged a police complaint against the principal of Lady Brabourne College for alleged "cruelty to animals". The complaint came in response to a recent notice put up at the college gates imposing a fine of Rs 2,000 on any student or ...
Calcutta: A 40-year-old man died on Wednesday afternoon after complaining of diarrhoea since morning at Baghajatin, the suburb in the grip of an outbreak of the enteric disease. Biswajit Das, a resident of North 24-Parganas' Ichhapore, had been staying in Baghajatin's J block since February 2 for a family ...
After six cuts in past eight days, petrol and diesel prices were reduced across four metros Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai on Thursday (February 15). While the decrease in petrol rates was of magnitude 15-16 paise per litre across the four cities, diesel rates were lowered by 90-96 paise per litre.
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Feb 15 (ANI): Breaking the old age customs, the women in Kolkata are getting trained to drive autos for their livelihood. Belonging to a lower income family, these women are receiving training to drive autos by an auto union leader Gopal, in South Kolkata. After completion of ...
KOLKATA: The first public display of “ghar wapsi” in the heart of Kolkata occurred on Wednesday when 16 members of a Muslim family, who were “re-converted to Hinduism”, were showcased on the dais of right-wing organisation Hindu Samhati at Esplanade. Hindu Samhati founder Tapan Ghosh said his ...
The diarrhoea outbreak reported from 10 wards in south Kolkata may have been triggered by a bacterial growth in the drinking water supplied by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. State Director of Health Services Ajay Chakraborty said the preliminary report of tests conducted by the Calcutta School of ...
An evening of aimless internet surfing took me to the haunting photograph of a grand but dimly lit courtyard. A flight of stairs at the centre steered my gaze to the iconic pillars at the end that supported an imposing roof. The two-storey building was flanked by tall fluted columns and arched verandas.
The congested and dilapidated neighbourhood of Chatawala Gali, Lu Hsien Sarani and Tiretti Market in central Kolkata where residences, small Chinese eateries and small manufacturing units hang cheek by jowl are already in celebratory mode. The entire neighbourhood is wrapped in red and gold.
KOLKATA: Real estate developers have welcomed the 1% reduction in stamp duty on property valued up to Rs 1crore that was announced at the state budget on Wednesday. But they feel finance minister Amit Mitra could have provided more relief to home buyers as the latter has to fork out more in GST ...
KOLKATA: When a young Abinta Kabir, settled in Florida, cancelled her Europe tour and instead chose to visit Kolkata with her family, she took back with her two vivid memories: the image of the Firpo Market that her grandfather Malzur Murshed (82) once frequented as a student of Ballygunge Government ...
Musicians of such ilk will take over Mohar Kunja in Kolkata at the eighth edition of Sur Jahan, a three-day, open-to-all 'world peace music festival' that is held in Kolkata in an open air space and then in Goa at the Kala Academy in Panjim. Starting in Kolkata on February 2, the festival will travel to Goa where ...
KOLKATA: The Kolkata Police top brass has approved the formation of a new division - the ninth in the city. ... Initially, Lalbazar has decided to bring in the recently acquired Kolkata Leather Complex police station along with Pragati Maidan, Anandapur, Panchasayer, Purba Jadavpur and Survey Park.
KOLKATA: West Bengal's budget for 2018-19, presented in the assembly today, announced a number of relief measures targeting the agriculture sector. Finance Minister Amit Mitra, in his budget speech, announced relief in payment of stamp duty fees for the rural sector, exemption of agriculture tax and ...
KOLKATA: For over five hours on Wednesday evening, most Kolkatans were looking at the sky with a searching gaze. On a terrace in Dhakuria ... Finally "super blue blood moon" --- a rare celestial phenomenon --- that everybody had been waiting for past many days made an appearance on Kolkata sky.
KOLKATA: For over five hours on Wednesday evening, most Kolkatans kept their eyes on the sky. On a roof in Dhakuria, where more than 250 people had been waiting for the rare phenomenon of a super blue blood moon eclipse, a loud cry went up a little after 6.21pm when a hint of faint red appeared on ...
According to a Railway Board official, removal of encroachments from railway land is turning out to be a major problem. "This is happening along the existing Metro stretch where efforts are on to extend the corridor to Dakshineswar and the Kolkata airport. All projects are facing cost and time overruns due to ...
What would be Kolkata's advantage if it is included in the SCN of 122 cities? The city can be part of a very active network where some of the biggest security experts — former extremists — will share their experiences. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has been chosen as the nodal agency that reaches ...
KOLKATA: Calcutta University has convened a syndicate meeting on February 6 to decide on the fate of the students who failed to clear their BA and BSc (honours and general) Part I examinations. Only 43% BA students and 73% BSc candidatescleared their exams this year. On Tuesday afternoon, a ...


 

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