Kolkata News

Mumbai tap water safe for drinking; Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata not: Govt study

Similarly, samples drawn from 17 other state capitals were not as per the specification 'Indian Standard (IS)-10500:2012' for drinking water.

published : 16 Nov 2019

'The Weeping Woman' best international film in 25th KIFF

The Special Jury prize in International Competition section went to 'Aga's House' (Shpia e Ags) by Lendita Zeqiraj.

published : 15 Nov 2019

Some people using tongue very loosely: Bengal Governor hits back at Mamata

In a veiled reference to Dhankhar, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said that those holding constitutional posts have become BJP mouthpieces.

published : 15 Nov 2019

In a first, Bengal government all set to manufacture 'Banglar Rosogolla'

The decision was taken after Bengal bagged Rasgulla’s Geographical Indications status following a bittersweet battle with the Odisha government over the origin of the coveted dessert.

published : 14 Nov 2019

Mentally ill woman abducted from Kolkata road, gang-raped

Her family members lodged a complaint with the police but none was arrested as yet.

published : 13 Nov 2019

BJP activists clash with cops during Kolkata rally to protest spike in dengue cases

As many as 44,852 dengue cases were reported from Kolkata and its adjoining areas, a report of the state health department has revealed.

published : 13 Nov 2019

Babul Supriyo faces protest during visit to cyclone-hit areas, TMC call its 'political gimmick'

Supriyo, who said on Tuesday that he had been asked by PM Modi to visit the cyclone-affected areas, claimed that the agitators were activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress.

published : 13 Nov 2019

Bengal minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay alleges assault by fellow party leader's supporters

The charge has been denied by Trinamool MP Mala Roy, who also filed a police complaint against the West Bengal Power Minister.

published : 13 Nov 2019

Trinamool fumes as Bengal Governor makes unscheduled visit to Singur BDO office

Jagdeep Dhankar, while returning to the city from Shantiniketan after attending the convocation of Visva-Bharati University, dropped by the BDO office of Singur.

published : 12 Nov 2019

After facing flak on NRC, Ayodhya verdict to give BJP political heft in Bengal

The TMC, which had maintained complete silence on the issue till Saturday night, said the BJP's dream of consolidating Hindu votes would fall flat in 2021.

published : 10 Nov 2019

Cyclone Bulbul: Eight killed, 7,000 houses destroyed in West Bengal; PM assures help to state government

The aftermath of the cyclone threatened to coastal erosion in Sagar Island, where Bulbul made landfall. 

published : 10 Nov 2019

Bulbul intensifies into 'severe cyclonic storm', to make landfall in Bengal by Saturday night

The regional Met office issued a warning saying the squally wind of 100 km per hour with gust up to 135 km per hour is likely to hit Sunderbans and the Bay of Bengal.

published : 09 Nov 2019

Bengal will never bow its head before others: Mamata attacks BJP from KIFF stage

Bengal has produced a number of award-winning filmmakers and the largest number of Nobel Prize winners in the country, she said inaugurating the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival.

published : 09 Nov 2019

Kolkata's air quality dips to 'very poor' category, pollution level hits 300 mark for first time

The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Kolkata was recorded at 343, which falls in the 'very poor' category, at the green zone Fort William automated air monitoring station at 11 pm.

published : 07 Nov 2019

I am not at war with the ruling party: Bengal Governor lashes out at Mamata

Dhankhar, who has been at loggerheads with the Bengal government over several issues, also said that universities in the state are not allowed to function the way they should.

published : 07 Nov 2019