Kolkata News

Kicked doors, banged on window panes: Passengers recount metro horror

Kicked doors, banged on window panes: Passengers recount metro horror

Officials of the Kolkata metro, considered the city's lifeline, denied the charge and said the incident was reported at 5 pm and the process to douse the fire began at 5.02 pm. 

Dec 28, 2018, 00:18 AM IST
Fire breaks out onboard Kolkata metro, 16 passengers injured

Fire breaks out onboard Kolkata metro, 16 passengers injured

The incident took place on Thursday evening.

Dec 27, 2018, 18:45 PM IST
Man found living with mother's corpse in Kolkata's Salt Lake

Man found living with mother's corpse in Kolkata's Salt Lake

The police on Monday said they have found a man living with his mother's decomposed body in Kolkata's Salt Lake area.

Dec 24, 2018, 22:24 PM IST
CBI arrests noted journalist in Kolkata in connection with chit fund scam

CBI arrests noted journalist in Kolkata in connection with chit fund scam

The arrested scribe will be produced Friday before the Court of Special CJM in Bhubaneswar.

Dec 20, 2018, 22:16 PM IST
Eden Gardens to be differently-abled friendly

Eden Gardens to be differently-abled friendly

The CAB has also incorporated a Differently Abled Cricket Committee while amending its constitution.

Dec 04, 2018, 07:22 AM IST
Hakim elected Kolkata Mayor, pledges to make city pollution-free

Hakim elected Kolkata Mayor, pledges to make city pollution-free

The post of the mayor had fallen vacant after Sovan Chatterjee resigned following instructions from Mamata Banerjee.

Dec 04, 2018, 07:08 AM IST
Minister Firhad Hakim elected new mayor of Kolkata

Minister Firhad Hakim elected new mayor of Kolkata

After senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sovan Chatterjee stepped down from the post of Kolkata mayor, Firhad Hakim was on Thursday elected as the new mayor of Kolkata. 

Nov 22, 2018, 21:03 PM IST
TMC leader Sovan Chatterjee quits as Kolkata Mayor

TMC leader Sovan Chatterjee quits as Kolkata Mayor

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sovan Chatterjee on Thursday resigned from the post of Kolkata mayor.

Nov 22, 2018, 16:05 PM IST
West Bengal to observe 'Rosogolla Day' on Nov 14

West Bengal to observe 'Rosogolla Day' on Nov 14

West Bengal government decided to observe 'Rosogolla Day' on November 14, to commemorate the first anniversary of the state's famous sweet getting Geographical Indication (GI) tag as 'Bengal's

Nov 07, 2018, 18:42 PM IST
Kolkata: Fire breaks out in high-rise office building on Park Street

Kolkata: Fire breaks out in high-rise office building on Park Street

A massive fire broke out in Apeejay House, a high-rise office building, located in the Park Street on Monday morning. At least 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. No reports of injuries or

Nov 05, 2018, 14:51 PM IST
Kolkata: Close on the heels of Sabarimala, Kali puja pandal disallows women to enter

Kolkata: Close on the heels of Sabarimala, Kali puja pandal disallows women to enter

The shadow of the Sabarimala temple row over the entry of women into the shrine has cast its spell on a local Kali Puja committee which does not allow females to enter its pandal amid protests by

Nov 05, 2018, 11:59 AM IST
Security at Mamata Banerjee’s home to be beefed up with 2 watchtowers; police denies report

Security at Mamata Banerjee’s home to be beefed up with 2 watchtowers; police denies report

Confusion prevailed over the construction of two watchtowers at Mamata's residence between police and state government. 

Oct 23, 2018, 08:39 AM IST
Kolkata Metro records highest-ever footfall in 34 years on sixth day of Durga Puja

Kolkata Metro records highest-ever footfall in 34 years on sixth day of Durga Puja

The Kolkata Metro has recorded its highest-ever footfall of more than nine lakh passengers on Shashti, the sixth day of Durga Puja festival, railways said on Tuesday. Around 9.11 lakh passengers

Oct 17, 2018, 10:13 AM IST
Fearing risk of collapse, Laketown foot overbridge in Kolkata shut for Durga Puja

Fearing risk of collapse, Laketown foot overbridge in Kolkata shut for Durga Puja

Laketown is a major traffic intersection as most pandal hoppers converge at this point.

Oct 16, 2018, 21:11 PM IST
'Padmaavat' returns as Durga puja theme in two pandals in Kolkata

'Padmaavat' returns as Durga puja theme in two pandals in Kolkata

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film has triggered a controversy ahead of its release this year.

Oct 15, 2018, 09:22 AM IST
Kolkata: Death toll rise to 2 in Dum Dum's Nagerbazaar blast case

Kolkata: Death toll rise to 2 in Dum Dum's Nagerbazaar blast case

An elderly man who was injured in Dum Dum's Nagerbazar blast succumbed to his injuries on Sunday morning. 

Oct 14, 2018, 16:01 PM IST
Now, a Durga puja pandal decorated with turmeric in Kolkata

Now, a Durga puja pandal decorated with turmeric in Kolkata

The exteriors, as well as the interiors of the pandal, have been decorated with turmeric. 

Oct 14, 2018, 13:29 PM IST
Durga Puja: 8000 cops, 74 additional CCTVs to keep close watch on Kolkata

Durga Puja: 8000 cops, 74 additional CCTVs to keep close watch on Kolkata

Kolkata Police is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the upcoming festivities are safe.

Oct 12, 2018, 10:02 AM IST
Kolkata: Woman harassed at Esplanade metro, rescued by metro officials;10 arrested

Kolkata: Woman harassed at Esplanade metro, rescued by metro officials;10 arrested

Staff at Kolkata metro came to the aid of a 24-year-old woman who was allegedly being harassed by a group of men on the train on Tuesday.

Oct 10, 2018, 13:16 PM IST
Woman held from Kolkata airport for assaulting airline officials

Woman held from Kolkata airport for assaulting airline officials

The rescue of the woman resulted in a delay and they failed to board the plane.

Oct 10, 2018, 00:36 AM IST