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Kolkata Metro records highest-ever footfall in 34 years on sixth day of Durga Puja

Kolkata Metro records highest-ever footfall in 34 years on sixth day of Durga Puja

The Kolkata Metro has recorded its highest-ever footfall of more than nine lakh passengers on Shashti, the sixth day of Durga Puja festival, railways said on Tuesday. Around 9.11 lakh passengers

Oct 17, 2018, 10:13 AM IST
Fearing risk of collapse, Laketown foot overbridge in Kolkata shut for Durga Puja

Fearing risk of collapse, Laketown foot overbridge in Kolkata shut for Durga Puja

Laketown is a major traffic intersection as most pandal hoppers converge at this point.

Oct 16, 2018, 21:11 PM IST
'Padmaavat' returns as Durga puja theme in two pandals in Kolkata

'Padmaavat' returns as Durga puja theme in two pandals in Kolkata

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film has triggered a controversy ahead of its release this year.

Oct 15, 2018, 09:22 AM IST
Kolkata: Death toll rise to 2 in Dum Dum's Nagerbazaar blast case

Kolkata: Death toll rise to 2 in Dum Dum's Nagerbazaar blast case

An elderly man who was injured in Dum Dum's Nagerbazar blast succumbed to his injuries on Sunday morning. 

Oct 14, 2018, 16:01 PM IST
Now, a Durga puja pandal decorated with turmeric in Kolkata

Now, a Durga puja pandal decorated with turmeric in Kolkata

The exteriors, as well as the interiors of the pandal, have been decorated with turmeric. 

Oct 14, 2018, 13:29 PM IST
Durga Puja: 8000 cops, 74 additional CCTVs to keep close watch on Kolkata

Durga Puja: 8000 cops, 74 additional CCTVs to keep close watch on Kolkata

Kolkata Police is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the upcoming festivities are safe.

Oct 12, 2018, 10:02 AM IST
Kolkata: Woman harassed at Esplanade metro, rescued by metro officials;10 arrested

Kolkata: Woman harassed at Esplanade metro, rescued by metro officials;10 arrested

Staff at Kolkata metro came to the aid of a 24-year-old woman who was allegedly being harassed by a group of men on the train on Tuesday.

Oct 10, 2018, 13:16 PM IST
Woman held from Kolkata airport for assaulting airline officials

Woman held from Kolkata airport for assaulting airline officials

The rescue of the woman resulted in a delay and they failed to board the plane.

Oct 10, 2018, 00:36 AM IST
3 arrested in Kolkata with banned drugs

3 arrested in Kolkata with banned drugs

The police on Sunday arrested three persons who were found in possession with banned drugs in Kolkata. 

Oct 07, 2018, 23:50 PM IST
Kolkata: CID team begins probe in Dum Dum's Nagerbazar blast case

Kolkata: CID team begins probe in Dum Dum's Nagerbazar blast case

The horrifying explosion claimed the life of an eight-year-old boy and left nine others injured.

Oct 03, 2018, 21:42 PM IST
CID takes over probe into Kolkata blast amid BJP, TMC blame game

CID takes over probe into Kolkata blast amid BJP, TMC blame game

The low-intensity blast took place in front of a multi-storey building at Nagerbazar in Kolkata's northern suburbs on Tuesday.

Oct 03, 2018, 13:22 PM IST
Fire breaks out in Kolkata Medical College and Hospital, all patients safe

Fire breaks out in Kolkata Medical College and Hospital, all patients safe

As per initial reports, all patients at the hospital are safe.

Oct 03, 2018, 08:59 AM IST
Fire breaks out at hotel kitchen in Kolkata

Fire breaks out at hotel kitchen in Kolkata

Five fire tenders took about half-an-hour to douse the flames.

Oct 03, 2018, 00:48 AM IST
TMC blames RSS for Kolkata Nagerbazar blast, BJP hits back

TMC blames RSS for Kolkata Nagerbazar blast, BJP hits back

The explosion was reported outside a fruit shop on the ground floor of a multi-storey building in the congested Kazipara area under the jurisdiction of Dumdum PS.

Oct 02, 2018, 17:16 PM IST
1 dead, several injured in high-intensity blast in Kolkata's northern suburbs, CID begins probe

1 dead, several injured in high-intensity blast in Kolkata's northern suburbs, CID begins probe

The nature of the high-intensity blast was not known as yet. 

Oct 02, 2018, 13:34 PM IST
DRI seizes exotic birds smuggled into India from Bangladesh

DRI seizes exotic birds smuggled into India from Bangladesh

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized exotic birds smuggled into India from Bangladesh at Kolkata airport, according to an official statement.

Sep 28, 2018, 20:42 PM IST
Sporadic violence during BJP's 12-hour Bandh in West Bengal, 1600 people arrested

Sporadic violence during BJP's 12-hour Bandh in West Bengal, 1600 people arrested

Scattered incidents of violence, including torching of buses and clashes, occurred and 1,600 people were arrested during the 12-hour bandh. 

Sep 26, 2018, 21:05 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee blames RSS, BJP for the student deaths, accuses them of creating communal disturbance

Mamata Banerjee blames RSS, BJP for the student deaths, accuses them of creating communal disturbance

The BJP has called a 12-hour shutdown in the state on September 26 to protest against the death of the two students.

Sep 22, 2018, 23:17 PM IST
West Bengal Fire Department files FIR against CEO, owner of Kolkata's Bagri market

West Bengal Fire Department files FIR against CEO, owner of Kolkata's Bagri market

A major fire broke out in the wee hours on Sunday at Kolkata's Bagri Market in Canning Street.

Sep 18, 2018, 19:49 PM IST
It took over 48 hours to control Kolkata's Bagree Market fire

It took over 48 hours to control Kolkata's Bagree Market fire

The massive fire at Bagree Market in Burrabazar area in the business hub of the city has been brought under control after two days, a senior officer of the fire department said Tuesday.

Sep 18, 2018, 12:51 PM IST