Kolkata News

CU ranks first among all Indian state-run universities in QS Rankings

While CU is ranked first among all state-run universities in India, it occupies the third rank among all the universities in India.

published : 04 Nov 2021

Bengal bus owners want state government to reduce tax on diesel after Centre's move

In a Diwali bonanza, the central government announced a reduction in excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Rs 10 per litre, respectively.

published : 03 Nov 2021

SEC likely to give nod to polls in Kolkata, Howrah municipal corporations on Dec 19: Official

BJP national vice-president Dilip Ghosh claimed that the TMC had postponed urban local body elections for the past two years, fearing it would lose.

published : 03 Nov 2021

Calcutta HC allows conditional entry into pandals of Kali puja, others

Kali Puja will be celebrated on Thursday, November 4 while the four-day Jagadhatri Puja will start from November 12.

published : 03 Nov 2021

Mamata demolishes BJP in Bengal; Himanta, Nitish and NDA allies salvage reputation elsewhere 

Barring its abject defeat in West Bengal, the BJP and its allies were on song elsewhere in the east and the northeast where bypolls were held on October 30.

published : 02 Nov 2021

SC sets aside HC order banning firecrackers in Bengal, says can't impose complete ban

"Strengthen the mechanism to supervise and see that misuse is stopped," the bench observed, adding that this is not a new issue and it is the executive which has to take a call on the issue.

published : 01 Nov 2021

Kolkata Diary: Niti Aayog team to meet tea estate stake-holders

This is the first time that the BJP-led government is sending a high-level team to north Bengal in recent years.

published : 24 Oct 2021

Two more arrested in Kolkata double murder case

Two more persons were arrested for their alleged involvement in the recent double murder case in the southern part of Kolkata.

published : 22 Oct 2021

Kolkata double murder: Former domestic help arrested

The officer said that the police had reason to believe that two of her sons are also allegedly involved in the double murder.

published : 21 Oct 2021

Junior doctors of Kolkata hospital to continue with strike despite warning of action

The health department on Sunday said striking junior doctors will be marked absent if they do not report for duty.

published : 20 Oct 2021

Kolkata Police make 'Burj Khalifa' Durga Puja pandal out of bounds to people amid COVID concerns

The laser show in the pandal was suspended on Wednesday evening following a massive gathering that stoked fears of the spread of COVID-19.

published : 14 Oct 2021

'Burj Khalifa' Durga Puja pandal suspends laser show over Covid fears

The 150-feet-marquee, modelled on the 828-metre-Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, is the biggest draw among puja revellers this year.

published : 13 Oct 2021

Durga, the Himalayan goddess, arrives to reign over the megapolis of Kolkata

While no one is quite sure where the legend of Durga originated, worshippers in Kolkata are certain that she is their mother and daughter rolled into one.

published : 10 Oct 2021

Kolkata restaurants seek extension of closing hour during Durga Puja

The restaurant owners have taken their appeal to the state chief secretary.

published : 09 Oct 2021

COVID: Calcutta HC bars entry of visitors into Durga Puja pandals for second year

State Advocate General S N Mukherjee submitted that the previous year's orders will be followed by the authorities concerned.

published : 01 Oct 2021