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Kolkata: Teacher detained for sexual assault of Class 2 girl

The development triggered angry protests by parents, who gathered outside the school, demanding suspension and punishment for the accused.

09 Feb 2018

Scolded by father, teenager spends 6 hours on sunshade threatening to jump

The incident occurred at Dum Dum area in north Kolkata after the 15-year-old boy's father scolded him for riding a motorbike without a driving license.

01 Jan 2018

Open dialogue, let democracy prevail in Bhangar: Bengal agitators

They had accused the Mamata Banerjee government of trying to throttle their movement by "using bombs, bullets, terror and false cases".

30 Dec 2017

Kaushik Sen and family. (Facebook Photo | Riddhi Sen)
Three held for misbehaving with Bengali actor Kaushik Sen, son at Kolkata airport over parking fee

An altercation broke out between an airport parking employee and the actor on Saturday night after the employee allegedly misbehaved with Sen's driver and slapped a fine on them.

18 Dec 2017

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Writer cries foul over denial of entry to Calcutta Swimming Club for wearing kurta-pajama

The issue surfaced after Batliwala took his Facebook account to describe the incident and urged his friends and followers to blacklist the club for following "British" rules.

17 Dec 2017

Voters in a queue show their voter identity card at a polling booth in Mandi Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.
Ahead of Monday's counting, Congress, BJP confident of Himachal Pradesh win

While most exit poll surveys indicated BJP's return to power in the November 9 assembly polls, political observers said it was a neck-and-neck contest between the Congres and the party.

17 Dec 2017

Actor Kaushik Sen, son allege heckling at Kolkata airport, one arrested

The actor said the accused misbehaved with the driver of his car when he stopped the vehicle outside the domestic terminal area to drop his son, who had gone there to receive his parents.

17 Dec 2017

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Bengal terror trail: Raids launched to nab 70 people making fake passports for Bangladeshi criminals

The people are making Indian passports from fake voter IDs and Aadhaar cards for alleged Bangladeshi criminals and terror operatives sneaking into India.

15 Dec 2017

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Diego Maradona returns to Kolkata after 9 years, to play charity match against Sourav Ganguly

The Dubai-based Al Fujairah Sporting Club coach, clad in cap and blue t-shirt, was seen flashing victory signs and throwing flying kisses to his fans and supporters upon landing at the airport.

11 Dec 2017

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Kolkata sexual assault: Principal removed, school to reopen tomorrow

Stormy scenes were witnessed outside the school premises during the meeting when two sections of parents engaged in sloganeering ending in a brawl over differences over re-opening the school.

06 Dec 2017

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Kolkata sexual assault: Parents meet school authorities; demand principal’s arrest, expulsion

Parents vowed to continue the stir, including the closure of the school, until principal Sharmila Nath is arrested and expelled from her position.

05 Dec 2017

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Kolkata nursery student sexual assault case: Accused PT teachers sent to police custody

The school has already sacked the two teachers and suspended classes for a indefinite period in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of a four-year-old city school girl.

05 Dec 2017

Committee formed to investigate Kolkata molestation case

A special committee was formed on Monday to look into allegations of negligence by GD Birla Centre for Education school in connection of molestation of a four-year-old girl.

05 Dec 2017

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Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata to get more airports

While the Centre’s plans for the new Delhi and Mumbai airports are on in full swing, the Civil Aviation Ministry has written to the Tamil Nadu and West Bengal governments to suggest plots of land.

10 Nov 2017

Delhi-Kolkata GoAir flight G8 127 has made an emergency landing at Kolkata airport.
GoAir plane lands under bomb threat in Kolkata, declared hoax

An airline official told news agency ANI that the flight was landed after a bomb threat letter

07 Nov 2017

Kolkata Diary

Sucheta said initially she had to face rebuke and ridicule in the male-dominated cab business but has always received the respect from the customers.

02 Nov 2017

Kolkata Diaries: Mukul Roy's rosogollos, smaller Hilsas and many more

Thrown out by Didi, the former Trinamool Congress number two, Mukul Roy sent rosogullas to BJP Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh on Vijayadashami day.

06 Oct 2017

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Only in Kolkata: Durga Puja marquees themed on FIFA U-17 World Cup turning crowd pullers

Intensifying the excitement, the state's biggest carnival is highlighting the overflowing passion for the game in this part of the country.

28 Sep 2017

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Now, reach Kolkata Police faster via Uber app

The release claimed that since its launch on June 22, 2017, around 40,000 people have downloaded the Bondhu app.

18 Sep 2017

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West Bengal government-owned auditorium cancels RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat programme booking

The RSS today alleged that a state-owned auditorium here where its chief Mohan Bhagwat was scheduled to attend a programme on October 3 has cancelled the booking for the event.

05 Sep 2017

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Fire at hospital in Kolkata triggers panic

The blaze broke out at 12.05 p.m. on the fifth floor of the hospital in Beniapukur in southeast Kolkata.

29 Jul 2017