Nine years after being awarded a Padma Shri in 2011, the central government decided to confer the Padma Bhushan award to veteran vocalist Pt Ajoy Chakraborty. A torchbear
As the silence of the night envelops Kolkata, sports clubs for chess, carrom and more come alive under the flyovers and on the pavements of the city that never sleeps.
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted a smuggling syndicate and seized 10 kg of gold, 429 kg of silver and Rs 20.16 lakh in Indian currency and arreste
A leftover of time but living testament to the Parsis in Kolkata.
Protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on the streets have brought about a mini-revolution in several homes where stereotyped gender roles have turned upside do
This Republic Day, the five Shaheen Baghs in Kolkata and Howrah are planning to organise programmes to educate people on the rights and privileges granted by the Constitu
The school education department has issued a circular asking 26 prominent city schools, irrespective of affiliating boards, to ensure that all their students avail of eit
One evening, while returning home from work at Howrah, railwayman Tapas Bagchi received an SOS from a staffer at Bally station. A girl child was found loitering on the st
The city may receive a light drizzle on Saraswati Puja under the impact of a western disturbance, said the Met office on Friday. The western disturbance could lead to rai
Around 40% flyers scheduled travel to China from Kolkata over the next one week have cancelled their journey, ostensibly after the outbreak of coronavirus in that country
Sheer stroke of luck, timely intervention by a plumber and extraordinary coordination among 100-odd residents of a housing complex on VIP Road saved the life of an 18-yea
Four persons, including two women all reportedly BJP supporters were arrested after overnight raids since Thursday for being involved in the sporadic clashes between Tr
Sunday will witness unprecedented security, not only on Red Road where the Republic Day Parade will be held, but also across Kolkata and the districts of Bengal. While mu
Three eunuchs were arrested after one of twin baby boys they forcibly danced with died soon after at Jhargram hospital on Friday. Villagers in Radhanagar in Jhargrams Si
Several persons including two policemen were injured when two groups clashed in the southern part of the city's Jodhpur Park area over a discussion on the contentious Cit
An intricately carved figure of a Pala Empire Sun God surprised construction workers when they were recently digging the earth for the building of the new administrative
A real-time alert by Kolkata Police prevented a vishing fraud when it advised a Twitter user not to respond to a WhatsApp voice call informing him that he had won a lotte
olkata Police is making sure their four-legged members have more than just a dogs life. Ahead of the dog squads golden jubilee next year, a swimming pool to be used excl
An unexpected morning drizzle accompanied a rise in temperature as Kolkata woke up to a cloudy Thursday morning.
A 75-year-old woman was killed in an accident on Thursday morning.Around 9am, when the woman was getting off a bus on the route 24 A, the driver suddenly started moving t
The extinction of Dholavira the biggest and most spectacular Harappan city in present-day Kutch district of Gujarat was caused by the drying-up of a massive river that
Traffic came to a halt on Kalighat Bridge around 7.30pm on Thursday when a bus hit the newly constructed height barrier. The KMDA officials put up height barriers on both
State-run hospitals will soon start ante-natal checking for hepatitis B in order to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus. This is one of the various measures
A crab catcher was mauled to death by a tiger in the Sunderbans, in spite of the desperate effort of his wife to save him, a forest official said on Thursday.
The state government run hospitals and will soon have facility-based antenatal checking for hepatitis B in order to prevent mother to child transmission of the viral infe
Several BJP activists were arrested by the police from Titagarh area of North 24 Parganas district on Thursday for putting up inflammatory posters against CPM leader Kanh
The woman #39;s fellow passengers informed the GRP after the train reached Malda station, an officer said.
An 87-year-old man underwent a successful angioplasty at a city hospital last week, making him probably the oldest Kolkata resident to go through the procedure that invol
Two policemen, including a sub-inspector, have been arrested along with two villagers after 18 single-barrel guns went missing from the armoury of Lalgarh police station
The special task force of Kolkata Police, probing into the heroin haul worth Rs 105 crore in the international grey market, found that the contraband was to reach the cit
The cyber cell of Kolkata Police, which had received a court order to probe the alleged misuse of a housewifes biometric identity in Rajasthan, is now readying a team to