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Mamata Banerjee names expelled CPI-M leader Ritabrata as head of key tribal panel

Mamata Banerjee names expelled CPI-M leader Ritabrata as head of key tribal panel

Expelled CPI-M leader Ritrabrata Banerjee was on Friday appointed chairman of a tribal welfare committee by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Jul 07, 2018, 12:36 PM IST
Two-year-old boy sexually abused in Kolkata's play school, FIR registered

Two-year-old boy sexually abused in Kolkata's play school, FIR registered

The assault was reportedly confirmed following a medical test, police said. The kid's family has, meanwhile, registered an FIR.

Jul 05, 2018, 15:13 PM IST
Heavy downpour brings Kolkata to grinding halt, more rainfall expected in next 3 days

Heavy downpour brings Kolkata to grinding halt, more rainfall expected in next 3 days

Other parts of West Bengal also witnessed heavy rainfall including South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore districts.

Jun 27, 2018, 10:26 AM IST
Heavy showers lash Kolkata, wet spell to continue

Heavy showers lash Kolkata, wet spell to continue

Reports suggest the city has received 144mm of rain in just 24 hours.

Jun 26, 2018, 09:12 AM IST
Coast Guard saves 11 crew members after merchant vessel SSL Kolkata catches fire, rescue ops underway

Coast Guard saves 11 crew members after merchant vessel SSL Kolkata catches fire, rescue ops underway

Coast Guard ship 'Rajkiran' from Haldia and 'Coast Dornier' have arrived in the area to help in the rescue operation.

Jun 14, 2018, 13:23 PM IST
BJP scouting for big, spacious locations in West Bengal

BJP scouting for big, spacious locations in West Bengal

The BJP is planning to shift its state headquarters to a nearby spacious place, ahead of the Lok Sabha poll, due next year

Jun 13, 2018, 11:43 AM IST
18-year-old Kolkata woman commits suicide, streams act live on Facebook

18-year-old Kolkata woman commits suicide, streams act live on Facebook

She had streamed the entire incident live on Facebook with a person standing on the other side and watching the entire act.

Jun 12, 2018, 10:21 AM IST
Kolkata Police arrests Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist, a key suspect Bodh gaya blast

Kolkata Police arrests Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist, a key suspect Bodh gaya blast

On January 19, during Dalai Lama's visit, a blast took place at Kalchakra ground in Bodh Gaya.

Jun 12, 2018, 09:17 AM IST
Central team to urge Bengal government to switch over to Real Estate Regulatory Act

Central team to urge Bengal government to switch over to Real Estate Regulatory Act

A recent report by global real estate consultancy firm Frank Knight has said that Kolkata is the only major market in the country which lacks a functional RERA.

Jun 10, 2018, 10:35 AM IST
RPF constable's gun goes off in Kolkata metro station, 3 injured

RPF constable's gun goes off in Kolkata metro station, 3 injured

The incident occurred at the Dumdum Metro railway station premises on Friday afternoon, Kolkata police said.

Jun 09, 2018, 00:34 AM IST
Ferrari sportscar crashes on Kolkata flyover, driver dead

Ferrari sportscar crashes on Kolkata flyover, driver dead

A truck in front of the car reportedly changed lanes without warning, leading to the crash.

Jun 04, 2018, 10:40 AM IST
Kolkata student allegedly 'stripped naked', 'filmed' inside college for inquiring about fest

Kolkata student allegedly 'stripped naked', 'filmed' inside college for inquiring about fest

The video of the incident went viral on social media after it was shared by one of the accused.

Jun 04, 2018, 07:57 AM IST
Shocking: Woman beats up elderly mother-in-law for plucking flowers without permission  in kolkata

Shocking: Woman beats up elderly mother-in-law for plucking flowers without permission in kolkata

In the video, the accused Swapna Pal is seen yelling at and repeatedly hitting her 75-year-old mother-in-law Jashoda Pal.   

Jun 01, 2018, 12:05 PM IST
Soldier from Kerala dies of suspected Nipah virus infection in Kolkata

Soldier from Kerala dies of suspected Nipah virus infection in Kolkata

Seenu Prasad, the soldier who is the latest victim suspected to have fallen prey to the deadly Nipah Virus infection, hailed from Kerala.

May 30, 2018, 16:38 PM IST
Kolkata man masturbates while ogling at two women in bus, arrested

Kolkata man masturbates while ogling at two women in bus, arrested

The video shows an elderly man making vulgar gestures inside a bus. 

May 13, 2018, 07:06 AM IST
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

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