In a bid to preserve and narrate the over four centuries old history and evolution of Kolkata, the city's civic authorities have launched a comprehensive archive, complete with rare photographs, texts and digital records, an official said here on Wednesday.
A high energy, indigenous particle-accelerator that churns out a special kind of radioactive material for diagnostic purposes, such as cancer detection, will be operational in a year, it was announced here Thursday.
West Bengal's rich culture was on display here on Thursday as people dressed in saffron smeared each other with organic coloured powder, danced to the rhythm of Rabindrasangeet and joined in cultural programmes observing Holi, known here as Dol Jatra.
The move to give Kolkata the distinctive blue-white signature theme has earned brickbats from opposition parties, prompting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to back her decision today by giving example of famed "Pink City" Jaipur.
The CBI on Wednesday raided the Kolkata residence of Trinamool Congress actor-MP Tapas Paul and 42 other locations of the Rose Valley Group across India in connection with a multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has sought to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for debt waiver, Monday termed as a 'bunkum' reports that West Bengal had been given a financial package and stuck to her demand that Centre stop deducting interests on loans.
As deposed Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy's future course of action is the subject of animated discussion in political circles here, several TMC leaders have reposed their faith in party supremo Mamata Banerjee, saying she is the driving force.
NGO People for Better Treatment (PBT) has termed as "unlawful" the refusal to treat swine flu patients by certain hospitals in West Bengal, and said it would move court if the state government fails to meet its demands of ensuring proper treatment for all patients.
Amid speculation of a rift between him and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, party all-India general secretary Mukul Roy on Friday said that he will not be able to attend the party's working committee meeting Saturday due to the union budget and some personal work.
Zee organised Ananya Samman for the 7th consecutive year this year in Kolkata.The awards are for the acknowledgement and felicitation for the outstanding talents and bravehearts that have made the state award.
Opposition Left members Tuesday created an uproar inside the West Bengal Assembly when Speaker Biman Banerjee refused to admit an adjournment motion moved by Forward Bloc MLA Paresh Adhikary on the ongoing East-West Metro project in the city.
The Missionaries of Charity on Tuesday rubbished RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's claim that religious conversions had taken place under Mother Teresa's leadership of the organisation, saying he was 'misinformed'.
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Saturday night ruled out reconsidering his decision not to seek a second term as Chancellor of Nalanda University since that would require a change in the position of the government on the academic independence of Nalanda University.