Calcutta

Fire breaks out at Calcutta maternity ward, no casualty reported

The Manipur government is facing a unique problem -- of militants killing persons accused of rape and other heinous crimes against women. A suspected rapist was on Friday night brought blindfolded to Imphal and shot dead with two bullets to the head, police said.

Jul 29, 2017, 14:44 PM IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned prematurely for the day due to lack of quorum

The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims), 2016, which was pased by the Lok Sabha in March this year, could not be deliberated upon as the House had to be adjourned prematurely.

Jul 21, 2017, 20:20 PM IST

Cardinal choler over copyright of Mother Teresa's sari

"Holy Mother Teresa of Calcutta is a universal symbol, beloved by believers (and) unbelievers," said Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, 85, an ex-prefect of the powerful Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Jul 18, 2017, 18:55 PM IST
IIM Calcutta hikes fees by 16 percent

IIM Calcutta hikes fees by 16 percent

The fees was hiked from Rs 16.3 lakh after two years.

Apr 02, 2016, 22:53 PM IST
'Mumbai becomes Bombay as Sena renamed it, Kolkata not to return to Calcutta as renaming was by Left'

'Mumbai becomes Bombay as Sena renamed it, Kolkata not to return to Calcutta as renaming was by Left'

Questioning British newspaper The Independent's secular credentials over its decision to switch back to using Bombay in place of Mumbai when referring to India's financial capital, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday asked why the decision was not taken to refer Istanbul as Constantinople?

Feb 12, 2016, 19:02 PM IST
On this day 20 years ago; India made its first mobile phone call!

On this day 20 years ago; India made its first mobile phone call!

India now boasts of being the world’s second-largest telecom market in the world. But do you know how it all started?

Jul 31, 2015, 20:43 PM IST

Justices Mishra, Goel and lawyer Nariman appointed SC judges

Chief Justices of Calcutta and Orissa High Courts, Arun Mishra and Adarsh Goel and eminent lawyer Rohinton Nariman, who were in the panel recommended by the Supreme Court collegium along with Gopal Subramanium, have been appointed as judges in the apex court.

Jun 26, 2014, 23:05 PM IST

89 contestants in the fray for third phase LS polls in Bengal

Altogether 89 contestants remained in the fray for the third phase Lok Sabha elections on April 30 in West Bengal after scrutiny of nominations, Election Commission officials said here on Thursday.

Apr 10, 2014, 20:38 PM IST

Trinamool leader`s hate speech: Calcutta HC questions police inaction

The Calcutta High Court Thursday directed the West Bengal DGP to personally appear before it Friday and explain police inaction against a Trinamool Congress leader for a hate speech.

Apr 10, 2014, 17:50 PM IST

Calcutta CAT bench head alleges phone tapping

Justice Pratap Kumar Ray, a retired Calcutta High Court judge and current head of the Central Administrative Tribunal`s Calcutta bench, has complained to the home secretary that his mobile phone is being tapped.

Mar 27, 2014, 16:17 PM IST

Buchanan took Oz players to `red-light areas` in Calcutta to `broaden their horizons`

Former Australian coach John Buchanan has stated that he tried to make travelling an enlightening experience for cricket players and took them to red-light areas in Calcutta, and albatross rookeries in New Zealand.

Nov 22, 2013, 15:08 PM IST

From Calcutta to Kolkata: Different names, similar problems

Observing that problems that plagued Kolkata (then Calcutta) during British rule have persisted, two West Bengal archivists Friday cited as example the decision to shift the state secretariat - albeit temporarily.

Sep 15, 2013, 11:14 AM IST

From Calcutta to Kolkata: Different names, similar problems

Observing that problems that plagued Kolkata (then Calcutta) during British rule have persisted, two West Bengal archivists on Friday cited as example the decision to shift the state secretariat - albeit temporarily.

Sep 14, 2013, 18:18 PM IST

Calcutta HC upholds appointment of Amit Banerjee

The Calcutta High Court upheld the appointment of Dr Amit Banerjee as vice-chancellor of West Bengal University of Health Science.

Sep 27, 2012, 21:20 PM IST

Sky gazers to witness celestial fireworks display

Sky watchers will be able to witness a celestial fireworks display on Aug 13.

Aug 10, 2010, 18:01 PM IST

Calcutta HC gives week to edu dept on corporal punishment

The Calcutta High Court on Friday gave a
final week`s time to the West Bengal Education Department to
file an affidavit on steps it had taken to stop corporal
punishment in schools after it failed to do so last week.

Dec 04, 2009, 23:03 PM IST

Mother Teresa : The “living” saint of Calcutta

I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper`s wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?: Mother Teresa.

Sep 05, 2009, 15:47 PM IST

Calcutta HC sets aside CLB order on Birla Corp AGM

The Calcutta HC on Friday set aside an order of the Company Law Board directing Harsh Vardhan Lodha not to chair the annual general meeting of MP Birla group flagship Birla Corporation and ordered it to hear the matter again.

Aug 21, 2009, 18:04 PM IST

SC upholds Calcutta HC order on vehicle ban

There was no relief for transporters in West Bengal as the Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the Calcutta High Court order directing the phase-out of diesel-powered 15-year-old commercial vehicles.

Aug 10, 2009, 14:14 PM IST