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West Bengal minister claims no deaths in Majerhat bridge collapse, says those trapped rescued

West Bengal minister claims no deaths in Majerhat bridge collapse, says those trapped rescued

While initial reports said that at least 5 people had died in the Majerhat bridge collapse, a West Bengal minister said that there were no reports of any casualty.

Sep 04, 2018, 17:07 PM IST
Plastic bags found in Kolkata had medical waste, not newborns, clarify officials

Plastic bags found in Kolkata had medical waste, not newborns, clarify officials

The 14 plastic bags recovered from a vacant piece of land in the southern part of Kolkata contained only medical waste and not bodies of newborns or foetuses as stated earlier, police said on Sunday.

Sep 02, 2018, 23:36 PM IST
Cops to scan CCTVs for clues after bodies of 14 newborns found dumped in Kolkata

Cops to scan CCTVs for clues after bodies of 14 newborns found dumped in Kolkata

According to the police, no human tissues were found in the plastic bags in which the bodies were wrapped.

Sep 02, 2018, 19:51 PM IST
Bodies of 14 newborns found at vacant plot in South Kolkata, probe begins

Bodies of 14 newborns found at vacant plot in South Kolkata, probe begins

The bodies were found in various stages of decomposition during a cleaning programme on Sunday.

Sep 02, 2018, 17:44 PM IST
Kolkata man makes video, 4000 posters to confess love for woman he saw on train

Kolkata man makes video, 4000 posters to confess love for woman he saw on train

He made a video of himself confessing his love and also posted it on video sharing platform YouTube. He even gave a link of the video on the posters that he got made. 

Aug 30, 2018, 17:45 PM IST
Amit Shah summoned by Kolkata court in criminal defamation case filed by Mamata Banerjee's nephew

Amit Shah summoned by Kolkata court in criminal defamation case filed by Mamata Banerjee's nephew

On August 13, a legal notice was sent to Shah in which Abhishek had sought an apology from him for allegedly making defamatory statements against him.

Aug 29, 2018, 15:17 PM IST
Hasin Jahan loses maintenance litigation against husband Mohammed Shami

Hasin Jahan loses maintenance litigation against husband Mohammed Shami

Hasin Jahan had demanded Rs. 7 lakh per month as family maintenance.

Aug 17, 2018, 18:15 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee sends legal notice to Amit Shah

Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee sends legal notice to Amit Shah

A legal notice was sent by Abhishek Banerjee's lawyer after Amit Shah in a rally organized on August 11 accused the former of being involved in Saradha Chit fund scam. 

Aug 13, 2018, 18:03 PM IST
Somnath Chatterjee passes away, his Kolkata's chamber still waits for him

Somnath Chatterjee passes away, his Kolkata's chamber still waits for him

Chatterjee's chamber is studded with books of laws, politics and has witnessed political gatherings and client meetings.

Aug 13, 2018, 16:48 PM IST
'Anti-Bengal BJP Go Back' posters surface ahead of Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata

'Anti-Bengal BJP Go Back' posters surface ahead of Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata

Posters reading 'Anti-Bengal BJP Go Back' were seen around the rally's venue.

Aug 11, 2018, 08:07 AM IST
Kolkata airport asks passengers to check-in three hours before departure

Kolkata airport asks passengers to check-in three hours before departure

Kamalakshya Bhattacharjee reports that special security screening will take place till August 20.

Aug 10, 2018, 23:01 PM IST
Cafe Positive: 10 HIV+ve Kolkata teens open up eating-joint

Cafe Positive: 10 HIV+ve Kolkata teens open up eating-joint

From Cappuccino to grilled sandwich, everything is available at Cafe Positive. The dishes are prepared by the teens themselves and at an affordable price.

Aug 09, 2018, 17:28 PM IST
Unemployed engineers, used by Romanian gang to skim ATMs to clone cards in Kolkata, arrested

Unemployed engineers, used by Romanian gang to skim ATMs to clone cards in Kolkata, arrested

The arrest was carried out after interrogation of three Romanians who were nabbed on August 3.

Aug 09, 2018, 15:12 PM IST
Owner faces the heat after fire incident at Kolkata’s iconic theatre Priya

Owner faces the heat after fire incident at Kolkata’s iconic theatre Priya

Initial investigations have revealed fire at a momo-shop on the ground floor spread even as the Bangla film ‘Happy Pill’ was playing out.

Aug 06, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Fire breaks out in Kolkata's Priya theatre, no casualties reported

Fire breaks out in Kolkata's Priya theatre, no casualties reported

A fire broke out on Sunday evening at Priya Cinema in Kolkata, following which at least five fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

Aug 05, 2018, 23:23 PM IST
Large-scale ATM fraud unearthed in Kolkata; 2 Roman nationals arrested

Large-scale ATM fraud unearthed in Kolkata; 2 Roman nationals arrested

A large-scale ATM fraud has been busted wherein as much as Rs 20 lakh have been siphoned off in the past few days in Kolkata. A special investigation team of Kolkata police has arrested two Roman

Aug 04, 2018, 09:50 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee attacks PM Narendra Modi, says BJP creating Talibanis among people

Mamata Banerjee attacks PM Narendra Modi, says BJP creating Talibanis among people

She also unveiled the strategy for next Lok Sabha elections and said that the Trinamool Congress will fight 2019 without forming an alliance with any other political party.

Jul 21, 2018, 17:16 PM IST
Kolkata turns fortress for Mamata Banerjee's grand Shahid Divas rally; TMC chief may sound 2019 poll bugle

Kolkata turns fortress for Mamata Banerjee's grand Shahid Divas rally; TMC chief may sound 2019 poll bugle

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress is slated to hold Shahid Divas rally at Esplanade on Saturday.

Jul 21, 2018, 07:00 AM IST
Kolkata shocker: 40-year-old wife cuts off 20-year-old husband's ears

Kolkata shocker: 40-year-old wife cuts off 20-year-old husband's ears

The victim was held captive at the woman's residence, where he wasn't allowed to visit his native place or meet his family.

Jul 18, 2018, 13:30 PM IST
India's first government-sponsored transgender poets' meet held in Kolkata

India's first government-sponsored transgender poets' meet held in Kolkata

In a first, a government-sponsored poets' meet was organised for the transgender community at the Sahitya Akademi on Tuesday. The 'Transgender Poets' Meet' was chaired by India's first transgender

Jul 18, 2018, 13:00 PM IST