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Normal life comes to standstill in Kolkata as heavy rains pound city

More than 100 mm rain was recorded at different places in the city from 1 am to 7 am, submerging many important thoroughfares and low-lying areas under knee-deep water.

published : 20 Sep 2021

Left government failed to commission Kolkata's 'Maa' flyover on time: State minister Firhad Hakim

CPM leader Bikash Bhattacharya had said that 'neither the Centre nor the TMC government in the state should seek recognition' for the flyover.

published : 16 Sep 2021

Bhowanipore set for unequal battle as CM Mamata Banerjee faces 'lightweight' rivals

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is locked in an unequal battle as she squares off with 'lightweight' rivals in her own lair--Bhowanipore.

published : 13 Sep 2021

Debt-ridden relatives held for killing Kolkata woman, son

Acting on circumstantial evidence, sleuths of Kolkata Police's Detective Department arrested two cousins of Sushmita Mondal for killing her and her son Tomojit Mondal at their residence.

published : 12 Sep 2021

Politicians, industrialists visit Kolkata's Kalighat temple as monetary issues, poll battles sharpen

The last crush of worshippers, few of whom bother about the social distancing norms codified in large letters on a board outside, are anxious to have a glimpse of the reigning deity of Calcutta.

published : 12 Sep 2021

Kolkata: President University students withdraw 96-hour sit-in after authorities accept free vaccine demand

PUSC office-bearer Adrija Adak told PTI Saturday, the authorities issued a notice promising to start free vaccination at the earliest at the campus in collaboration with the state government.

published : 11 Sep 2021

Major fire at plyboard godown in north Kolkata, no casualties reported

Six fire tenders were working to douse the flames, first spotted around 7.45 am at the first floor of the godown in the congested area filled with old structures, officials said.

published : 10 Sep 2021

Pakhtoon residents to sing theme song of Durga Puja committee of North Kolkata 

The theme song, in the 40th year of the popular puja in the Baguiati, Kestopur, Lake Town and Dumdum Park area, will have typical Afghan folk tunes and Pushtu language.

published : 09 Sep 2021

Four held for intrusion into actor-politician Moon Moon Sen's residence in Kolkata

According to the officer, a group of around 15 people had allegedly barged into the former TMC MP's Ballygunge flat on Saturday and assaulted three of her domestic helps.

published : 07 Sep 2021

West Bengal logs 686 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths 

North 24 Parganas accounted for four deaths, Kolkata for three and Hooghly district for two.

published : 03 Sep 2021

Kolkata to be Durand Cup venue for next five years 

The 130th edition of the tournament, which is held under the aegis of Indian Armed Forces, will get underway in and around Kolkata from Sunday.

published : 02 Sep 2021

Eminent Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha dies of post-covid complications

The writer was suffering from post-Covid complications and had been hospitalised earlier this month after complaining of breathlessness and urinary infection.

published : 30 Aug 2021

Delhi-bound Air India plane suffers tyre burst on Kolkata airport taxiway

The aircraft, carrying 226 passengers, was subsequently brought back to the parking bay.

published : 28 Aug 2021

Calcutta University professor booked for allegedly threatening to kill CM Mamata Banerjee 

Arindam Battacharya said it was a personal conversation between him and a friend which was made public on social media.

published : 28 Aug 2021

Two arrested in Kolkata for illegal possession of radioactive substances

One of the four pieces seized is suspected to be Californium, which has several practical uses and costs something around Rs 170 crore for one gram, police sources said.

published : 26 Aug 2021