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Al Qaeda front's two militants among three held in Kolkata

Three persons, including two suspected members of Bangladesh-based Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), were arrested on Tuesday from the Kolkata railway station, a police officer said.

Nov 21, 2017, 22:06 PM IST

Linking of Aadhaar with personal details dangerous: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that linking of personal details with Aadhaar number was "dangerous" for individuals and society.

Nov 21, 2017, 21:28 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee to be awarded D.Litt by Calcutta University, opposition slams decision

Mamata Banerjee to be awarded D.Litt by Calcutta University, opposition slams decision

Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be conferred D.Litt (honoris causa) by the Calcutta University.

Oct 26, 2017, 09:43 AM IST
Muslim outfits to hold massive rally in support of Rohingyas in Kolkata today

Muslim outfits to hold massive rally in support of Rohingyas in Kolkata today

As many as 14 Muslim organisations will hold a massive protest march in support of Rohingyas in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Oct 24, 2017, 07:31 AM IST
Thematic Durga Puja pandals are in-thing in Kolkata this year

Thematic Durga Puja pandals are in-thing in Kolkata this year

North Kolkata's Kashi Bose Lane Durga Puja Committee has reportedly themed its puja on 'How music resonates in our lives and surroundings'.

Sep 18, 2017, 00:46 AM IST
Building collapses in Kolkata's Burrabazar; 1 dead, rescue ops underway

Building collapses in Kolkata's Burrabazar; 1 dead, rescue ops underway

At least one person died and several others were critically injured after an old building collapsed in Kolkata's congested Burrabazar on Tuesday.

Sep 05, 2017, 13:21 PM IST
Wild jumbo stops truck, removes tarpaulin and starts eating potatoes: Video has over 5 lakh views - Watch

Wild jumbo stops truck, removes tarpaulin and starts eating potatoes: Video has over 5 lakh views - Watch

The elephant's sudden snack break disrupts traffic on the highway. 

Aug 04, 2017, 19:48 PM IST
Supreme Court allows Kolkata woman to abort 23-week-old foetus

Supreme Court allows Kolkata woman to abort 23-week-old foetus

Kolkata based Sharmishta Chakraborty, in her petition, has claimed that her foetus had severe complications and may die if allowed to be born.

Jul 03, 2017, 13:33 PM IST
Centre can't decide what we eat, we won't abide by it: Mamata on govt's cattle directive

Centre can't decide what we eat, we won't abide by it: Mamata on govt's cattle directive

“My government will fight this unilateral measure legally because it stands to destroy the country's federal structure,” Mamata said at a press conference.

May 29, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
Gone, red beacon as well as Shahi Imam post - Tipu Sultan Mosque authorities sack Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati

Gone, red beacon as well as Shahi Imam post - Tipu Sultan Mosque authorities sack Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati

Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati had recently threatened 'jihad' and refused to take off red beacon from his vehicle.

May 17, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
Tipu Sultan Mosque Imam, who threatened 'jihad', likely to be terminated today

Tipu Sultan Mosque Imam, who threatened 'jihad', likely to be terminated today

Tipu Sultan Mosque Shahi Imam Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati, considered close to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, is known for his repeated controversial comments.

May 17, 2017, 08:59 AM IST
Calcutta High Court judge Justice CS Karnan refuses medical test by Supreme Court, calls it 'mad order by mad judges'

Calcutta High Court judge Justice CS Karnan refuses medical test by Supreme Court, calls it 'mad order by mad judges'

Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan on Thursday here refused to be examined by a medical team, as ordered by the Supreme Court, terming it a "mad order passed by mad judges".

May 04, 2017, 13:21 PM IST
Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan hits back at Supreme Court over his medical test, says 'corrupt judges targeting me as I'm dalit'​

Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan hits back at Supreme Court over his medical test, says 'corrupt judges targeting me as I'm dalit'​

Hitting back at the Supreme Court over order of his medical examination, Calcutta High Court's Justice CS Karnan on Monday said that the SC order is not sustainable in law.

May 01, 2017, 13:56 PM IST
'Vistaar Yatra': Trinamool even worse than Left, says BJP chief Amit Shah

'Vistaar Yatra': Trinamool even worse than Left, says BJP chief Amit Shah

Kicking-off his 15-day "Vistaar Yatra" (party expansion tour) in West Bengal's Naxalbari, the birthplace of the Maoist movement in India, on Tuesday, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday took on the

Apr 25, 2017, 23:02 PM IST

Air India flight suffers bird hit while landing in Kolkata

An Air India flight from Delhi with 254 passengers and crew on board suffered a bird hit while landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here on Monday, an AI spokesman said.

Apr 24, 2017, 14:45 PM IST
Cow slaughter: Calcutta Beef Dealers' Association to meet Kolkata civic body over change in timings

Cow slaughter: Calcutta Beef Dealers' Association to meet Kolkata civic body over change in timings

The Calcutta Beef Dealers' Association plans to meet the Kolkata civic body regarding a change in cow slaughter timings to check illegal abattoirs in the city.

Apr 11, 2017, 19:54 PM IST

Woman molested, husband beaten at Kolkata restro-bar

A woman was allegedly molested while her husband was beaten up severely trying to save her at a posh restro-bar in Kolkata, police said.

Apr 04, 2017, 09:46 AM IST
Student of Kolkata's Jadavpur University raises 'Azadi' slogans; Twitter users mock him for poor physique - WATCH

Student of Kolkata's Jadavpur University raises 'Azadi' slogans; Twitter users mock him for poor physique - WATCH

According to latest reports, some students of Kolkata's Jadavpur University in West Bengal raised 'Azadi' slogans.

Apr 03, 2017, 09:24 AM IST

Kolkata Presidency University student runs canteen in campus

A first year student of Presidency University has set up a mobile canteen in the campus offering fast food, favourite among the Gen Next.

Mar 28, 2017, 11:17 AM IST

Hoax bomb call creates scare at Calcutta High Court

Security authorities were on Thursday thrown in a tizzy after a bomb scare at the Calcutta High Court premises.

Mar 17, 2017, 00:32 AM IST

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