Nine arrested after alleged CCTV cameras in Kolkata park's ladies room

Nine employees including manager of a water sports park have been arrested following allegations that closed circuit cameras were installed in its women`s changing room, police said on Monday, weeks after union minister Smriti Irani spotted such devices at a store in Goa.

Nepal earthquake: 108 people from West Bengal still missing, says Mamata Banerjee

At least 108 people from West Bengal were missing in earthquake-hit Nepal, where 336 others from the state have been trapped after the devastating natural calamity, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Monday.

Fire at Kolkata shopping mall may be a case of sabotage: WB Fire Minister

West Bengal fire minister Javed Khan on Monday said he suspects sabotage in yesterday's fire in a shopping mall here.

Kolkata, Kanpur, Allahabad among top Ganga polluters: Govt

Kolkata, Howrah, Kanpur and Allahabad are amongst the 118 towns that discharge maximum sewage into the River Ganga, Rajya Sabha was informed Monday.

Bus mishap in Kolkata, eight injured

At least eight persons were injured when a bus overturned here tonight, the police said.

Nepal earthquake: Air India slashes fare to Kathmandu

National carrier Air India has reduced the one way fare to Kathmandu from Delhi, Kolkata and Varanasi from Rs 14,000 to Rs 4,700 inclusive of all taxes, a company release said here on Sunday night.

West Bengal civic elections: Repoll in 36 booths of 5 districts on Monday

Civic repolling will be held tomorrow in 36 booths spread over five districts of West Bengal, the State Election Commission said on Sunday.

Yechury rules out alliance with Congress

Ruling out an alliance with Congress, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday sought co-operation of all "secular" opposition parties to fight the Narendra Modi government's economic policies and the "Hindutva agenda".

Expelled TMC MLA Arabul Islam arrested

Expelled Trinamool Congress strongman and MLA Arabul Islam was arrested on Sunday from the New Town area, the emerging satellite township near Kolkata, for his alleged involvement in an extortion case, police said.

Major fire at Citi Mart mall in Kolkata contained, no casualties
Major fire at Citi Mart mall in Kolkata contained, no casualties

A major fire broke out at a shopping mall in the New Market area here on Sunday afternoon. 

Air India resumes flights to Nepal

National carrier Air India resumed its flights to quake-hit Nepal with two services- one each from Delhi and Kolkata - leaving for Kathmandu early this morning.

Earthquake kills three in West Bengal, CM Mamata Banerjee rings PM Modi

People rushed out of homes and schools while offices were vacated and metro rail services were halted when a high intensity earthquake hit Kolkata and parts of Bengal on Saturday.

Presidency University VC gheraoed, spends night in office

Presidency University students have gheraoed Vice-Chancellor Anuradha Lohia since Thursday night, in a protest against giving autonomy to departments on holding admission tests.

Madan Mitra's bail prayer rejected again in Saradha case

A city court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested by the CBI for alleged complicity in the Saradha chit fund scam.

CBI raids premises of ponzi firm

The CBI on Thursday conducted searches in the premises of Mangaldeep Land Promoters in compliance with the order of the Supreme Court.

Madan Mitra's bail to be sought from CJM's court: Lawyers

The lawyers of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam, on Wednesday withdrew the minister's bail application from the Calcutta High Court.

Father sells newborn daughter for Rs 25,000 in Bengal

A daily wage earner allegedly sold his newborn daughter to a teacher in Dhupguri area here for Rs 25,000 even as police has arrested a middleman who helped in striking the deal.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's family members to meet PM Modi on May 17

Family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will meet Prime Minster Narendra Modi on May 17 and press for the declassification of secret files on Netaji lying with the central and state governments.

Former Bengal U-19 cricket captain Ankit Keshri succumbs to on-field injury
Former Bengal U-19 cricket captain Ankit Keshri succumbs to on-field injury

East Bengal Club cricketer Ankit Keshri on Monday succumbed to injuries, which he picked up during a cricket match.

Six arrested for firing at police SI in post-poll clash

Four more persons, including the prime accused in the firing, in which a police sub-inspector was injured soon after the city civic board poll ended on Saturday, were arrested on Sunday taking the figure to six.