India's first municipal archive comes up in Kolkata
India's first municipal archive comes up in Kolkata

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.

Medical radioisotopes-producing facility to soon open in Kolkata

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 celebrates Holi

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.

Mamata Banerjee defends idea to paint Kolkata in blue and white

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.

CBI raids Trinamool MP Tapas Paul's home, 42 Rose Valley locations

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.

Manchester City youth coaches conduct clinic in Kolkata
Manchester City youth coaches conduct clinic in Kolkata

Youth coaches from Premier League champions Manchester City FC concluded a three-day coaching clinic involving 450 youngsters at the Bidhan Nagar Municipal Sports Complex on Tuesday.

Turkish firm plans solar plant in India

Turkish company Seul Holding will build a 20 MW solar plant in India.

Financial package to West Bengal a bunkum: Mamata
Financial package to West Bengal a bunkum: Mamata

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.

TMC leaders counter Mukul Roy, hail Mamata Banerjee as driving force

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.

Plastic factory gutted in Kolkata

 A plastic factory situated on Rajdanga School Road in the Kasba police station area in south Kolkata was today gutted in a major fire.

Swine flu claims one more life in WB, toll rises to eight

Swine flu has claimed one more life in West Bengal, taking the toll to eight since January this year even as three fresh cases were reported in the state, a senior health official said Sunday.

Bengal hospitals refusing swine flu patients: NGO tells Mamata

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.

Mukul Roy to skip Saturday's TMC meeting

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.

Women's Day special: Top 5 Indian cities best for shopping!
Women's Day special: Top 5 Indian cities best for shopping!

Women love shopping and can spend hours on the street picking up all the stuff that they like. Here in India, women love splurging on clothes, accessories, jewelleries and footwear.

Zee Ananya Samman 2015: Honouring India's unsung heroes

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.

Furore in West Bengal Assembly over East-West Metro

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.

Mother Teresa never participated in conversion: Missionaries

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'.

ED to study CBI chargesheets in Saradha case

Enforcement Directorate, which started the Saradha ponzi scam case in April 2014, would study the charge sheets filed by CBI before filing its own, a source in the Directorate said.

Day after swearing-in, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar settles down to work

A day after being sworn-in again, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar settled down to work as he held a series of meetings since Monday morning.

Won't reconsider decision without academic independence: Amartya Sen

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.