Kolkata News

1,000 volunteers from Kolkata needed for COVID vaccine trial at NICED

NICED has already started getting applications from people interested to be part of the trial for the vaccine, the official of the medical institute said.

published : 27 Nov 2020

When Kolkata made America hater Diego Maradona feel like 'President of USA'

Overwhelmed by the response, Maradona stopped the auction and removed his blazer, took off his tie and wrapped it around the football.

published : 26 Nov 2020

BJP activists clash with Kolkata police during march towards under-construction Majerhat Bridge

The police erected barricades at Taratala More to prevent the saffron party cadre from marching towards the construction site

published : 26 Nov 2020

Semi-decomposed bodies of elderly couple found in Kolkata flat

Neighbours alerted the police after they noticed that foul smell was emanating from a flat on the second floor of an apartment on Ram Dulal Sakar Street.

published : 24 Nov 2020

Discontentment brewing in Trinamool camp ahead of 2021 Bengal polls

As state minister Suvendu Adhikari, along with other functionaries, openly air grievances against the Mamata Banerjee-led dispensation, senior leaders are frantically looking for answers.

published : 23 Nov 2020

Uber launches 500 e-rickshaws in Greater Kolkata

The cab aggregator had deployed 100 e-rickshaws in Delhi early this month.

published : 19 Nov 2020

Fire breaks out at two-storey building in Kolkata, one dies

Four fire tenders were pressed into service to douse to the flames -- spotted around 4.40 am -- the sources said.

published : 12 Nov 2020

Social distancing? COVID-19 norms go for a toss as commuters cram local trains in Bengal

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had also urged railway authorities on Wednesday to run more trains to ensure that people do not jostle to board the rakes.

published : 12 Nov 2020

After winning in Bihar, Bengal is prime focus for BJP: Vijayvargiya

Vijayvargiya asserted that BJP's victory in West Bengal will be "much bigger" as it will "storm to power with a two-thirds majority".

published : 12 Nov 2020

Owaisi's AIMIM to contest Bengal polls, Trinamool calls it BJP's B-team

The minorities, who comprise nearly 30 per cent of the state's electorate, are a deciding factor in almost 110 assembly seats spread across its various districts.

published : 12 Nov 2020

SC refuses to interfere with HC cracker ban, says preserving life more important

A vacation bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee said though festivals were important, but 'life itself has been imperilled now' amid the pandemic.

published : 11 Nov 2020

COVID-19: With new rules, local train services resume in Bengal after over seven months

The local train services under the jurisdiction of the Eastern and the South Eastern Railways resumed early in the morning.

published : 11 Nov 2020

Calcutta HC imposes curbs on Chhath puja, asks state to strictly enforce ban on crackers

A division bench comprising justices Sanjib Banerjee and Arijit Banerjee directed the state to ensure that the prohibitory orders are followed everywhere.

published : 11 Nov 2020

Bengal minister Suvendu Adhikari, Trinamool spar openly over Nandigram movement

Adhikari expressing his gratitude towards those who took an active part in the movement but did not take the name of the party nor its supremo.

published : 11 Nov 2020

Fire breaks out in Kolkata's Topsia area, 20 shanties gutted

At least six fire tenders were pressed into service to control the blaze, which was first spotted around 3.30pm, a fire department official said.

published : 10 Nov 2020