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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 ...
Kolkata Municipal corporation KMC engineers were clueless about Wednesday's collapse. A senior building department official said, "There is no need to worry about these structures anymore. KMRC and Afcons will handle the situation. They have high-tech instruments to strengthen the buildings.
Muslim groups in the state on Thursday hit the streets of Kolkata, protesting against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India. Protesters chanted slogans against Netanyahu and Modi, sprinkled ink on posters of Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump and later burned their posters.
AMRITSAR: veteran Akali leader and former chief secretary of the SGPC Manjit Singh Calcutta died in Amritsar on Wednesday. He was 79. ... Later, he entered religious circles and became secretary, Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Kolkata. ... After his LLB from Kolkata, he shifted base to Delhi in 1966. He took ...
According to Dipak Haksar, Chairman, CII National Committee on Tourism and Hospitality, and Chief Executive of ITC Hotels & Welcome Hotels, its strategic location holds Kolkata in good stead to become the next important MICE destination in the country that will in turn lend strength to the hospitality as a ...
Kolkata: Kolkata police have introduced uniforms with LED lights attached to them for traffic police officers, who toil after sunset, especially during winter. ... According to a senior official of the Kolkata Traffic Police, the LED-studded uniforms will ensure safety of traffic police personnel on stretches that are ...
Kolkata: The city is going to have a first-of-its-kind autism village, a centre where people suffering from the developmental disorder will be schooled, treated, ... Summit (BGBS) on Wednesday to start the centre on 52 acres at Shirakol, around 11kms south to the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
It was an evening dedicated to literature and poetry in Kolkata recently with several noted writers, authors and artists under one roof. Here: Art curator Alka Pande at the event. 1/5. BCCL. Twinning. filmmaker Mira Nair and Apeejay Surrendra Group's Shirin Paul catch up at the event. 2/5. BCCL. Of Books ...

Kolkata: In a unique incident in Kolkata, the hotel stay of a couple fighting for divorce was sponsored by a district judge. More, the couple has been advised to stay together for a few days to ease out the tension. The strange incident occurred on Tuesday in Suri when district judge Parthasarathi Sen ...
According to the US Embassy & Consulate that monitors particulate matter emission around the globe, Kolkata's PM 2.5 count shot up to 565 at 5am on Tuesday, which was 9 times more than the permissible limit of 60 and higher than any other city in the world at the time and more than double the highest ...
The 200-year-old Presidency University (till recently, Presidency College) is set to launch its own museum, which will showcase the history of the institution since its inception in 1817 as Hindu College in Kolkata. West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi will inaugurate the museum, to be housed in the ...
Kolkata: A 35-year-old man was arrested by the Kasba police for allegedly raping a 26-year-old bar singer several times after falsely promising to marry her. The cops said that the accused - identified as one Binay Chakraborty (35), a resident of Kanchrapara in North 24 Parganas - had lived in with the ...
Jamshedpur: Private operator Air Deccan plans to start its Calcutta-Jamshedpur flight on January 23, three weeks before the civil aviation ministry's deadline of February 15. What's more, the one-way fare should be around Rs 1,670, well within reach of many. Air Deccan authorities have already written to ...
Setback for Mamata Banerjee, Calcutta High Court Upholds Order Allowing BJP bike Rally in Bengal ... Kolkata: The Chief Justice's Division Bench of Calcutta High Court has upheld the court's earlier single Bench order to allow a week-long bikers' rally organised by the BJP'S Yuva Morcha in Bengal.
Kolkata: Will the chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee be decorated with D.Litt., a higher doctorate degree, on Thursday, as planned months in advance by the University of Calcutta? What stands in the way is a public interest litigation (PIL) filed at the Calcutta high court, challenging the ...
Calcutta: CID sources said 2.95kg heroin seized from Lalgola in Murshidabad on Tuesday had been meant for sale in Calcutta and other locations in South Bengal. The consignment worth Rs 3 crore on international market had been seized from Abdul Sukur by the CID. "Preliminary inquiry by the CID has ...
He said that people are investing in the currencies which are unregulated. They hope that their investment will grow manifold in a short span of time. Moneycontrol News @moneycontrolcom. Photo illustration of bitcoins. A lawyer in Kolkata has knocked the doors of the Calcutta High Court asking it to ...
Kolkata: In what is being seen as yet another shot in the arm for the BJP in Bengal and an embarrassment for the Mamata Banerjee administration, the Calcutta High Court allowed BJP's Yuva Morcha to take out a rally in the state. The order was passed by setting aside the Bengal police's last minute refusal ...
Their Instagram account, 'Calcutta Houses,' is a diverse collection of aesthetically shot photographs of heritage buildings in Kolkata. Aiming to archive the rich history and culture behind these timeless buildings, the trio, via their Instagram account, also wants to ensure that these structures remain immortal.
Three projects under the title 'Know Your Indo-French Heritage' will provide the foundation for the development of this longterm initiative in Chandernagore," said Damien Syed, consul-general of France in Kolkata, on Thursday. Syed was announcing the events included in the Kolkata leg of the third edition ...
Kolkata: The security at the US installations in Kolkata - US consulate and USIS - was stepped up on Thursday following an alert from the Centre on possible threats to the US installations across the country. The advisory from the ministry of home affairs (MHA) followed a specific input regarding a ...
Kolkata: The commissioning of the advanced version of instrument landing system (ILS) on Thursday marked the evolution of a grass strip that served as the city's rudimentary airport a century ago to an all weather facility today. The Rs 100 crore CAT III-B ILS will enable pilots to land and take off even in ...
Lou Majaw stole the show with his trademark shorts and his amazing original numbers. "It is an amazing experience. Kolkata is very welcoming and always supports good music," said Majaw while describing his experience of performing in the city of music lovers. He also added, "Indie musicians need ...
A Nigerian national has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Kolkata for carrying 170 grams of cocaine. Acting on specific information that a huge consignment of the banned drug was being delivered in the city, the NCB zonal unit in Kolkata carried out a surveillance near a shopping ...
Kumar wrote the letter after declining to be questioned by the CBI's investigating officer. The agency sent formal notices to Kumar at least twice but the Kolkata police chief said in his letter that "there are strong reasons to believe" that the investigating officer was looking to question him to "satisfy a senior ...
Kolkata: citizens on Thursday evening finally put on the thick jackets, mufflers and monkey caps that they had taken out of storage for the winter but had failed to utilize till now. At 12.6°C, Thursday was the coldest day of the season. It was also the coldest January 4 in the past five years and the Met office ...
Kolkata: Inmates of three penitentiaries of Kolkata will participate in the 'Safe Drive Save Life' half-marathon, along with celebrities and citizens. The Kolkata police will organise the event on January 7 to promote safe driving. This is a pet project of chief minister Mamata Banerjee. A total 15 prisoners ...
On a recent visit to Kolkata - which when i lived there for many years before moving to Delhi was called Calcutta - i was very agreeably surprised by many aspects of the city which once had been my home. Compared with Delhi and Gurgaon, where i now live, Kolkata is pollution-free; you can actually ...
From 2005, a woman started to work as a clerk in Subhomoy's factory in Topshia, Kolkata. The woman claimed that right from the beginning, Subhomoy's behavoiur was improper. The owner allegedly used to ogle at her and tried to touch her inappropriately. In April 2013, the woman resigned because of ...
Kolkata: The Vivekananda Road flyover, a portion of which had collapsed on March 31, 2016, claiming 27 lives, will have to be pulled down, going by the recommendations of a team of IIT experts tasked by the state government to decide on the structure's future. The team has also ruled out constructing ...
Kolkata: The state has decided to supply more piped water to Bidhannagar Municipal corporation and South Dum Dum Municipality to address the supply crisis during summer. Officials of the urban development and municipal affairs (UD & MA) department and the public health engineering (PHE) ...
Kolkata is to get the country's first floating market on the lines of the one in Bangkok, Thailand. More than 200 shops in four clusters, for vegetables, fish, grocery and meat, would come up over 30,000 sqm at Patuli, where the local water bodies were recently cleaned at a cost of `10 crore. Walkways would ...
Kolkata: Some of the popular cable television channels that make for the staple diet of evening Entertainment in nearly 30 lakh city households have gone off the air in nearly half the homes as the biggest operator in Kolkata pulled them out of its packages on Sunday. SitiCable Kolkata director Suresh ...
Tarapith: Bihar urban development and housing minister Suresh Kumar Sharma was allegedly assaulted at a hotel in Tarapith on Monday afternoon following an altercation over the refund of booking charges. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar called Sharma to inquire about the matter. Trouble broke out when an ...
Kolkata: Three pavement dwellers from north Kolkata had a narrow escape after a vehicle nearly ran them over shortly after midnight on Sunday. The driver succeeded in fleeing with the vehicle before locals could note down its registration number. The police suspect that the driver was inebriated.
Kolkata: The New Year started on a gloomy note for Kolkata with a cyclonic circulation in neighbouring Bangladesh keeping the city cloudy. But the cloud cover is set to recede and chill will take over, predicted the Met office. The minimum temperature could drop by a degree on Tuesday and eventually ...
Kolkata generally enjoys pleasant weather during the winter months of December and January, though January being the coldest for the city. The maximums throughout the month keep rolling in upper 20's while the minimums remain in lower teens. The average monthly maximum temperature of Kolkata is ...
Top Comment. Triples, without helmet is common in Kolkata! Let them die coz nobody cares !! However having said that women should take precaution coz our society is still not matured . Never get off the car and c... Read MoreTriples, without helmet is common in Kolkata! Let them die coz nobody cares !!
Someone else said it was a good thing that seasons changed in Calcutta because nothing else did. That is not criticism. That is our strength. Whatever we may debate about, it is the legacy this city has and that cannot be denied. This sense derived from being citizens of a very unique human agglomeration ...
Kolkata: A group of revellers on Monday dragged a Kolkata police home guard personnel out of a bus and assaulted him brutally with bricks and bamboos after he protested against their misbehavior. Two of the youths have been arrested while the remaining four are absconding. Around 2.45 pm on ...
Kolkata: If Maidan and Alipore zoo turned into a palette of colours on Monday, the city's hottest Christmas hotspots cried for attention the day after. On Tuesday, the buzz was missing at both the places. Instead, they were littered with plastic cups, paper plates, empty food packets and innumerable orange ...


 

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