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 9 dead in massive Kolkata fire, PM Narendra Modi condoles loss of lives, announces compensation

9 dead in massive Kolkata fire, PM Narendra Modi condoles loss of lives, announces compensation

At least 20 fire tenders and two hydraulic ladders were pressed into service to douse the blaze.

Mar 09, 2021, 07:37 AM IST
West Bengal BJP leader Pamela Goswami's drugs case taken over by Kolkata Police's detectives

West Bengal BJP leader Pamela Goswami's drugs case taken over by Kolkata Police's detectives

Pamela Goswami, the state secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), was also reportedly taken by the sleuths of the city police to the parlour she allegedly owns in the New Town area. They

Feb 22, 2021, 23:52 PM IST
Vishwa Hindu Parishad attacks Mamata Banerjee on her protest over 'Jai Shri Ram' chant

Vishwa Hindu Parishad attacks Mamata Banerjee on her protest over 'Jai Shri Ram' chant

The VHP leadership on Sunday (January 24) Came down heavily on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for not delivering her speech at the main 'Parakram Diwas' celebration hereafter 'Jai Shri

Jan 24, 2021, 15:59 PM IST
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had dreamt of strong India; from LAC to LOC, we are following his footsteps, says PM Narendra Modi in Kolkata

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had dreamt of strong India; from LAC to LOC, we are following his footsteps, says PM Narendra Modi in Kolkata

PM Modi during an event on Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary at Kolkata's famous Victoria Memorial said, "Whenever our sovereignty was challenged, we gave a befitting reply. Netaji had

Jan 23, 2021, 18:54 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee refuses to address Netaji event in Kolkata after crowd shouts 'Jai Sri Ram' slogans in presence of PM Narendra Modi -- Watch

Mamata Banerjee refuses to address Netaji event in Kolkata after crowd shouts 'Jai Sri Ram' slogans in presence of PM Narendra Modi -- Watch

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday refused to address the event on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Kolkata after the crowd raised 'Jai Sri Ram' slogans in presence of Prime Minister

Jan 23, 2021, 17:41 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Kolkata, pays tribute to Subhas Chandra Bose at Netaji Bhavan

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Kolkata, pays tribute to Subhas Chandra Bose at Netaji Bhavan

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Kolkata on the occasion of Parakarm Divas and paid tributes to Subhas Chandra Bose at the Netaji Bhavan. PM Modi also attended the international conference on

Jan 23, 2021, 17:05 PM IST
Former Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee remains 'critical'

Former Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee remains 'critical'

Veteran CPI-M leader and former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee remained critical on Friday but he is responding to medical treatment, sources said.

Dec 11, 2020, 14:57 PM IST
CBI arrests BSF officer Satish Kumar in connection with cattle smuggling case

CBI arrests BSF officer Satish Kumar in connection with cattle smuggling case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday (November 17, 2020) arrested the then commandant of 36 Battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF), Satish Kumar in connection with a cattle

Nov 17, 2020, 20:56 PM IST
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal gives 'Durga Puja' gift to Kolkata, inaugurates Phoolbagan metro station

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal gives 'Durga Puja' gift to Kolkata, inaugurates Phoolbagan metro station

The first phase of the East-West metro from Salt Lake Stadium to Salt Lake Sector V was inaugurated by Goyal on February 13 in 2020.

Oct 04, 2020, 20:16 PM IST
NIA court grants transit remand to 6 Al Qaeda terrorists arrested in West Bengal

NIA court grants transit remand to 6 Al Qaeda terrorists arrested in West Bengal

The six arrested persons suspected to be Al Qaeda terrorists were produced before the NIA Special Court in Kolkata.

Sep 20, 2020, 00:26 AM IST
NIA court convicts two more accused in Burdwan blast case, awards 7-year jail term

NIA court convicts two more accused in Burdwan blast case, awards 7-year jail term

The case pertains to a powerful bomb (IED) blast that took place on the first floor of a house in the busy Khagragarh locality of Burdwan district of West Bengal on October 2, 2014. 

Sep 15, 2020, 19:47 PM IST
Police arrests 3 for taking photos of women, making lewd comments in Kolkata restaurant

Police arrests 3 for taking photos of women, making lewd comments in Kolkata restaurant

"When protested, the three allegedly attacked the women and outraged the modesty of the complainant," the officer said, adding that CCTV footage of the restaurant is being checked.

Sep 07, 2020, 23:33 PM IST
Two fake Indian currency note smugglers sentenced to four years in jail by NIA special court in Kolkata

Two fake Indian currency note smugglers sentenced to four years in jail by NIA special court in Kolkata

During the investigation, it was revealed that the accused had hatched a criminal conspiracy for procuring and circulating fake Indian currency notes in India. 

Sep 05, 2020, 18:59 PM IST
Driver of app-based cab apprehended for molesting woman passenger in Kolkata

Driver of app-based cab apprehended for molesting woman passenger in Kolkata

Both the woman and the driver were taken to Garfa police station and the man was arrested after a formal complaint was lodged against him.

Aug 24, 2020, 16:21 PM IST
Woman found living with father's body for three days in Kolkata

Woman found living with father's body for three days in Kolkata

Body of the deceased was sent for post mortem and a probe has been started into the matter.

Aug 19, 2020, 23:05 PM IST
Durga idol in Kolkata sports silver mask, holds sanitisers to send message on COVID-19

Durga idol in Kolkata sports silver mask, holds sanitisers to send message on COVID-19

Traditionally, Khuti puja is performed on a wooden frame on which the clay idol is built and is usually performed on Ulta Rath Puja but this year it was delayed due to coronavirus.

Aug 17, 2020, 16:05 PM IST
Kolkata Airport suspends flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, Ahmedabad from July 6 to July 19

Kolkata Airport suspends flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, Ahmedabad from July 6 to July 19

As of Saturday morning, West Bengal has a total of 20,488 COVID-19 cases, out of which 6,200 are still active.

Jul 04, 2020, 16:34 PM IST
BSF driver who drove escort car for IMCT convoy in Kolkata tests positive

BSF driver who drove escort car for IMCT convoy in Kolkata tests positive

According to sources the driver who tested positive for COVID-19 was in an escort vehicle and so his chances of coming into contact with IMCT team are nil.

May 04, 2020, 21:39 PM IST
Calcutta High Court asks if Foreigners Act, 1946 relevant, stays ‘Leave India Notice’ to Polish student for anti-CAA rally

Calcutta High Court asks if Foreigners Act, 1946 relevant, stays ‘Leave India Notice’ to Polish student for anti-CAA rally

Kamil Sedchinski, studying for his post-graduate degree in the Department of Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University, was summoned by the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office and

Mar 06, 2020, 12:28 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar hints at deletions, additions to Assembly address

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar hints at deletions, additions to Assembly address

The state Cabinet on Monday had ratified a draft of the Governor's speech at the start of the Budget session on February 7 and sent it to him.

Feb 05, 2020, 18:07 PM IST