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No clear evidence of assault noticed, says Kolkata Metro official over thrashing of couple for hugging

No clear evidence of assault noticed, says Kolkata Metro official over thrashing of couple for hugging

A couple was reportedly beaten up for hugging in a metro train in Kolkata on Monday.

May 02, 2018, 16:21 PM IST
Couple beaten up for hugging in Kolkata metro, protesters seek action

Couple beaten up for hugging in Kolkata metro, protesters seek action

The woman intervened to save her partner and got beaten up by the angry mob.

May 01, 2018, 19:54 PM IST
Kolkata's iconic Kalighat Kali temple decorated with 250-kg silver

Kolkata's iconic Kalighat Kali temple decorated with 250-kg silver

The sanctum sanctorum of the Kalighat Kali temple has been decorated with coloured marbles and the inner walls have been coated with silver carvings by specially trained craftsmen from Rajasthan. 

Apr 18, 2018, 23:56 PM IST
Bengalis celebrate Poila Baisakh

Bengalis celebrate Poila Baisakh

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished people on the occasion as she visited the Kalighat temple and distributed sweets.

Apr 16, 2018, 00:20 AM IST
Bomb found in under-construction metro tunnel in Kolkata

Bomb found in under-construction metro tunnel in Kolkata

A bomb was on Saturday night recovered from an under-construction metro tunnel in Kolkata in West Bengal.

Apr 08, 2018, 14:48 PM IST
Kolkata man preserves mother's body for 2 years, withdraws her pension using fingerprints

Kolkata man preserves mother's body for 2 years, withdraws her pension using fingerprints

The arrest was made from the residence of the man in Behala where the body was discovered in a refrigerator.

Apr 05, 2018, 15:40 PM IST
Shami-Hasin Jahan slugfest: Mamata Banerjee intervenes, to meet cricketer's wife

Shami-Hasin Jahan slugfest: Mamata Banerjee intervenes, to meet cricketer's wife

Jahan has levelled numerous allegations on the Indian pacer, ranging from adultery, match fixing to even attempt to murder.

Mar 21, 2018, 16:10 PM IST
Syama Prasad Mukherjee's engraved name smeared with black ink at Kolkata's Presidency University

Syama Prasad Mukherjee's engraved name smeared with black ink at Kolkata's Presidency University

Earlier this month, another statue of the Jana Sangh leader was damaged in Kolkata's Jadavpur University. Seven people were also arrested in connection with the incident.

Mar 19, 2018, 12:44 PM IST
Bizarre! Son found living with mother's corpse for days without food, water

Bizarre! Son found living with mother's corpse for days without food, water

The man was found in a weak state, unable to speak, living with his mother's body, said police

Mar 18, 2018, 20:37 PM IST
Parents stage protest after Kolkata school 'accuses' 10 students of being lesbians

Parents stage protest after Kolkata school 'accuses' 10 students of being lesbians

The school management claims fellow students have complained of being inappropriately touched by the ten girls in question. Parents of the girls though refute the charges.

Mar 14, 2018, 10:17 AM IST
Smriti Irani applauds jute-based sanitary napkins

Smriti Irani applauds jute-based sanitary napkins

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani today applauded the low-cost jute based sanitary napkin developed by Indian Jute Industries Research Association (IJIRA) here and asked the body to help promote

Feb 28, 2018, 17:34 PM IST
Rohingyas among shelter home girls to walk the ramp

Rohingyas among shelter home girls to walk the ramp

 Thirty-three inmates, including six Rohingyas, of a state-run shelter home for women and girls will walk the ramp for a government-sponsored fashion show on March 7.

Feb 28, 2018, 12:45 PM IST
Sanskrit College to set up gallery on history of College Street

Sanskrit College to set up gallery on history of College Street

A gallery, showcasing the history of the College Street area and the world-famous book market there, will come up at the 194-year-old Sanskrit College and University, a top university official said.

Feb 28, 2018, 11:34 AM IST
Chidambaram blames Centre's ''56 chaati'' approach for J&K turmoil

Chidambaram blames Centre's ''56 chaati'' approach for J&K turmoil

Former Home Minister P. Chidambaram alleged that the Centre's "muscular, macho 56 chaati" (56-inch chest) approach was responsible for the degrading law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Feb 27, 2018, 10:23 AM IST
Kashmiri MBBS student goes missing in Odisha; cops to probe terror links as suspicious letter found

Kashmiri MBBS student goes missing in Odisha; cops to probe terror links as suspicious letter found

Suhail Aijaz Kataria hails from north Kashmir's Kupwara district. He was pursuing MBBS at AIIMS from 2016.

Feb 26, 2018, 00:33 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir safe for tourists: Official

Jammu and Kashmir safe for tourists: Official

Jammu and Kashmir are "completely" safe for visitors and tensions in the border areas have "little effect" on its tourism circuit, a senior official of the northern state said here today.

Feb 25, 2018, 14:03 PM IST
West Bengal: CCTV cameras in ladies compartment of EMU Locals soon

West Bengal: CCTV cameras in ladies compartment of EMU Locals soon

The South Eastern Railway will be installing surveillance cameras in ladies compartments of EMU local trains soon to enhance safety and security of women passengers, a railway official has said.

Feb 25, 2018, 10:36 AM IST
BJP questions proximity between Amit Mitra, Mehul Choksi

BJP questions proximity between Amit Mitra, Mehul Choksi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday hit back at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for cornering the Centre in connection with the PNB bank fraud case and questioned the proximity between state

Feb 20, 2018, 11:15 AM IST
Bagdogra airport to install sanitary napkin vending machines

Bagdogra airport to install sanitary napkin vending machines

The Bagdogra airport in Darjeeling district will soon have sanitary napkin dispensing machines at its terminal, a senior Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said today.

Feb 19, 2018, 11:17 AM IST
Giant replica of moon unveiled in Kolkata, thousands throng Victoria Memorial

Giant replica of moon unveiled in Kolkata, thousands throng Victoria Memorial

The moon has descended on earth, that too in the city of Kolkata. The lawns of Victoria Memorial are flooded with the people who have gathered to witness the 3-D installation of the moon. 

Feb 18, 2018, 16:00 PM IST

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