Calcutta HC lawyers stay away from judge's court for 6th day

Lawyers at the Calcutta High Court continued to boycott the court of Justice Girish Gupta for the sixth day today alleging misbehaviour and demanded that he apologise to the Bar.

Well-prepared to tackle terror attack: Kolkata Police

In wake of the terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur district, a senior officer of the Kolkata police on Thursday claimed that the force was well-prepared to tackle any such attack.

Cyclone Komen to make landfall in West Bengal, heavy rains forecast

A deep depression over northeast Bay of Bengal today intensified into cyclonic storm 'Komen', with the MeT department forecasting heavy to very heavy rains with isolated extremely heavy rains in Gangetic West Bengal.

Maoists would target Howrah, Sealdah, metro stations: Eastern Railway

Maoists would target important stations including, Howrah, Sealdah, Kolkata and metro rail stations in the city, Eastern Railway today said.

Kalam's Twitter account to remain alive in new form

Although former President A P J Abdul Kalam is no more, but his Twitter account will continue to be active in a new form.

Saradha scam: ED summons Trinamool MP Satabdi Roy

 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Trinamool Congress MP Satabdi Roy in connection with the probe on the Saradha chit fund scam, an agency source said on Monday.

West Bengal: Half-burnt body of man recovered from factory

 A half-burnt body of an owner of a rubber factory was recovered from inside the factory at Satgachi area of Dumdum in the northern fringes of the city, police said today.

Illegal dance bars mushrooming in Kolkata

 Rising number of illegal dance bars in the city and its outskirts are playing a pivotal role in pushing women from West Bengal and other states into bar dancing and eventually into organised flesh trade, a senior police official said.

Air India Delhi-Bagdogra flight makes precautionary landing

A Bagdogra-bound Air India flight from Delhi with 115 passengers on board on Sunday made a safe 'precautionary landing' here due to 'technical snag'.

Bomb detected on railway track in Kolkata

 A bomb was found on the rail track between Park Circus and Sealdah South up main line in the city on Saturday, disrupting train services in the section for sometime.

Saradha scam: Hearing on Madan Mitra's bail prayer adjourned to Monday

The Calcutta High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on the bail prayer of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, arrested in connection with Saradha chit fund scam, till Monday on a plea by both his counsel and CBI.

DNA: Uber driver masturbates in front of woman passenger in Kolkata

An Uber cab driver was arrested in the city for an alleged obscene act in the presence of a woman passenger in the cab.

Kolkata students express solidarity with FTII protest

Over 100 students from various educational institutes here on Wednesday expressed solidarity with the FTII students who have been protesting against the appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as its new chairman.

Kolkata's landmark Victoria Memorial getting makeover

Kolkata's iconic monument Victoria Memorial Hall is being given a makeover and will soon turn into an open-space cultural centre besides allowing access to hidden parts of the iconic marble edifice.

Kolkata: City shootout main accused held in Gujarat

The main accused in the shootout at a city bar in which one bystander was killed and two others were injured, has been arrested from Gujarat.

Saradha scam: Calcutta HC bench recuses itself from hearing Madan Mitra's bail prayer

 A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Friday recused itself from hearing a bail prayer of West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested by CBI for alleged complicity in the Saradha scam.

Suranjan Das takes over as new VC of Jadavpur

Professor Suranjan Das, former vice chancellor (VC) of prestigious Calcutta University, today took over as a new VC of Jadavpur University.

Suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh's one-day parole plea rejected

  A city court today rejected suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh's plea for a one-day parole to enable him to be present in the Rajya Sabha on July 21.

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NHRC moves SC, seeks nod to vet cases involving Armed forces

The National Human Rights Commission has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court seeking a mandate allowing it to examine cases of human rights violation by members of the Armed Forces, NHRC's acting Chairperson Justice Cyriac Joseph said here on Wednesday.