Kolkata News

10 houses develop cracks during East West Metro tunnel work in Kolkata

Buildings in the Bowbazar area in central Kolkata developed cracks twice earlier during tunnelling work, leading to delay in completion of the East-West Metro project.

published : 14 Oct 2022

Communal violence in Kolkata's Mominpur, over 30 detained

Local residents told the police that what started as verbal spats between two groups resulted in clashes. 

published : 10 Oct 2022

Bengal first state to pass resolution against ED, CBI and other central agencies in Assembly

TMC MLAs Nirmal Ghosh and Tapas Roy tabled the resolution that read 'Central agencies are selectively targeting West Bengal ruling party leaders and creating an atmosphere of fear'.

published : 19 Sep 2022

Covid situation, blue-collar job losses affect glory of Kolkata Vishwakarma Puja

Viswakarma Puja is related to people who are associated with blue-collar jobs, while organisers of Ganesha Puja have a business class background and have patrons.

published : 17 Sep 2022

Violence during 'Nabanna Chalo': Four arrested so far, BJP accuses Mamata government of 'curbing' democracy in Bengal

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Debajit Chattopadhyay was chased and assaulted with sticks by some people in the Bowbazar area during the BJP's 'March to Nabanna' rally on Tuesday.

published : 14 Sep 2022

NCW seeks action against male officers of Kolkata Police who 'assaulted' woman BJP leader

Meena Devi Purohit was brutally assaulted by male police officers during the mega "Nabanna Cholo" (march to the state secretariat) rally taken out by the saffron party.

published : 14 Sep 2022

Crowds cheered, forgetting memories of colonial past: Queen's rendezvous with Calcutta

Prof Aloke Kumar of IIM Calcutta, remembered the visit of the young Queen of Great Britain to Kolkata, then Calcutta, on a winter morning 61 years ago.

published : 11 Sep 2022

Centre's thermocol ban just ahead of Durga Puja puts idol artists in a fix

The Government of India from July 1 banned the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of identified single-use plastic items such as plates, cups, and straws, besides polystyrene.

published : 10 Sep 2022

ED seizes over Rs 17 crore cash after raids in Kolkata against promoters of fraud gaming app

A picture released by the federal agency showed bundles of seized Rs 500 currency notes along with a few in the denomination of Rs 2,000 and Rs 200 stacked together on a bed.

published : 10 Sep 2022

Main accused in murder of two Kolkata teens held

Satyendra Choudhury, the alleged mastermind in the twin murder case, was apprehended by a special team from Howrah railway station, a senior officer of the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate said.

published : 09 Sep 2022

Kolkata safest city in India, says NCRB report; experts allege suppression of facts

The city scored 103.4 per 1-lakh people in terms of the number of cognisable offences, marching ahead of Pune, which stood second (256.8) and third-ranked Hyderabad (259.9).

published : 30 Aug 2022

TMC leader's son killed in road accident in Kolkata

Ram Pyare Ram's son died on the spot, a senior police officer said, adding the driver of the truck and his helper are absconding.

published : 28 Aug 2022

Kolkata to get virtual Partition museum

The virtual Partition museum, a collaboration between KPMP and Architecture Urbanism Research (AUR), is supported by Tata Steel, and will be a free repository for everyone.

published : 21 Aug 2022

IndiGo plane lands safely at Kolkata airport after smoke warning in aircraft

According to aviation sources, IndiGo pilots declared 'May Day' today due to smoke in the cargo hold area of the Kolkata-bound plane.

published : 21 Aug 2022

Bengal to recover ‘funnelled’ Central scheme funds, gives September 9 to officials 

The decision of recovering the fund was taken in a virtual meeting between panchayat department officials and officers assigned to oversee development works in districts.

published : 21 Aug 2022