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Somnath Chatterjee passes away, his Kolkata's chamber still waits for him

Somnath Chatterjee passes away, his Kolkata's chamber still waits for him

Chatterjee's chamber is studded with books of laws, politics and has witnessed political gatherings and client meetings.

Aug 13, 2018, 16:48 PM IST
'Anti-Bengal BJP Go Back' posters surface ahead of Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata

'Anti-Bengal BJP Go Back' posters surface ahead of Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata

Posters reading 'Anti-Bengal BJP Go Back' were seen around the rally's venue.

Aug 11, 2018, 08:07 AM IST
Kolkata airport asks passengers to check-in three hours before departure

Kolkata airport asks passengers to check-in three hours before departure

Kamalakshya Bhattacharjee reports that special security screening will take place till August 20.

Aug 10, 2018, 23:01 PM IST
Cafe Positive: 10 HIV+ve Kolkata teens open up eating-joint

Cafe Positive: 10 HIV+ve Kolkata teens open up eating-joint

From Cappuccino to grilled sandwich, everything is available at Cafe Positive. The dishes are prepared by the teens themselves and at an affordable price.

Aug 09, 2018, 17:28 PM IST
Unemployed engineers, used by Romanian gang to skim ATMs to clone cards in Kolkata, arrested

Unemployed engineers, used by Romanian gang to skim ATMs to clone cards in Kolkata, arrested

The arrest was carried out after interrogation of three Romanians who were nabbed on August 3.

Aug 09, 2018, 15:12 PM IST
Owner faces the heat after fire incident at Kolkata’s iconic theatre Priya

Owner faces the heat after fire incident at Kolkata’s iconic theatre Priya

Initial investigations have revealed fire at a momo-shop on the ground floor spread even as the Bangla film ‘Happy Pill’ was playing out.

Aug 06, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Fire breaks out in Kolkata's Priya theatre, no casualties reported

Fire breaks out in Kolkata's Priya theatre, no casualties reported

A fire broke out on Sunday evening at Priya Cinema in Kolkata, following which at least five fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

Aug 05, 2018, 23:23 PM IST
Large-scale ATM fraud unearthed in Kolkata; 2 Roman nationals arrested

Large-scale ATM fraud unearthed in Kolkata; 2 Roman nationals arrested

A large-scale ATM fraud has been busted wherein as much as Rs 20 lakh have been siphoned off in the past few days in Kolkata. A special investigation team of Kolkata police has arrested two Roman

Aug 04, 2018, 09:50 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee attacks PM Narendra Modi, says BJP creating Talibanis among people

Mamata Banerjee attacks PM Narendra Modi, says BJP creating Talibanis among people

She also unveiled the strategy for next Lok Sabha elections and said that the Trinamool Congress will fight 2019 without forming an alliance with any other political party.

Jul 21, 2018, 17:16 PM IST
Kolkata turns fortress for Mamata Banerjee's grand Shahid Divas rally; TMC chief may sound 2019 poll bugle

Kolkata turns fortress for Mamata Banerjee's grand Shahid Divas rally; TMC chief may sound 2019 poll bugle

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress is slated to hold Shahid Divas rally at Esplanade on Saturday.

Jul 21, 2018, 07:00 AM IST
Kolkata shocker: 40-year-old wife cuts off 20-year-old husband's ears

Kolkata shocker: 40-year-old wife cuts off 20-year-old husband's ears

The victim was held captive at the woman's residence, where he wasn't allowed to visit his native place or meet his family.

Jul 18, 2018, 13:30 PM IST
India's first government-sponsored transgender poets' meet held in Kolkata

India's first government-sponsored transgender poets' meet held in Kolkata

In a first, a government-sponsored poets' meet was organised for the transgender community at the Sahitya Akademi on Tuesday. The 'Transgender Poets' Meet' was chaired by India's first transgender

Jul 18, 2018, 13:00 PM IST
Kolkata: Hospital gouged out the eyes, say parents of dead 3-year-old

Kolkata: Hospital gouged out the eyes, say parents of dead 3-year-old

Parents of a three-year-old boy have lodged a complaint with the police against the state-run SSKM hospital alleging that the eyes of their son, who died on Tuesday after an accident, were removed,

Jul 14, 2018, 21:45 PM IST
Class 12 student allegedly stabs Class 11 boy over argument in school

Class 12 student allegedly stabs Class 11 boy over argument in school

A Class 11 student of a school in Dum Dum in Kolkata was allegedly stabbed by a Class 12th student after an argument broke out between them. The incident took place on Monday. 

Jul 10, 2018, 13:16 PM IST
Bengali actor Joy Mukherjee given bail after being arrested on charges of assault

Bengali actor Joy Mukherjee given bail after being arrested on charges of assault

It has been alleged that Joy Mukherjee abused fellow actor Sayantika Banerjee and assaulted her brother.

Jul 07, 2018, 18:53 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee names expelled CPI-M leader Ritabrata as head of key tribal panel

Mamata Banerjee names expelled CPI-M leader Ritabrata as head of key tribal panel

Expelled CPI-M leader Ritrabrata Banerjee was on Friday appointed chairman of a tribal welfare committee by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Jul 07, 2018, 12:36 PM IST
Two-year-old boy sexually abused in Kolkata's play school, FIR registered

Two-year-old boy sexually abused in Kolkata's play school, FIR registered

The assault was reportedly confirmed following a medical test, police said. The kid's family has, meanwhile, registered an FIR.

Jul 05, 2018, 15:13 PM IST
Heavy downpour brings Kolkata to grinding halt, more rainfall expected in next 3 days

Heavy downpour brings Kolkata to grinding halt, more rainfall expected in next 3 days

Other parts of West Bengal also witnessed heavy rainfall including South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore districts.

Jun 27, 2018, 10:26 AM IST
Heavy showers lash Kolkata, wet spell to continue

Heavy showers lash Kolkata, wet spell to continue

Reports suggest the city has received 144mm of rain in just 24 hours.

Jun 26, 2018, 09:12 AM IST
Coast Guard saves 11 crew members after merchant vessel SSL Kolkata catches fire, rescue ops underway

Coast Guard saves 11 crew members after merchant vessel SSL Kolkata catches fire, rescue ops underway

Coast Guard ship 'Rajkiran' from Haldia and 'Coast Dornier' have arrived in the area to help in the rescue operation.

Jun 14, 2018, 13:23 PM IST