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Kolkata: 40 years jail for sex predator stepdad

A city court, completing a Pocso trial in just four months, has sentenced a 39-year-old man to 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting his minor stepdaughter repeatedly for three years.

The Times of India 2 Dec 2021 11:00 am

Cal HC seeks statewide civic polls plan by December 6

Calcutta High Court has directed the state election commission (SEC) and the Bengal government to file affidavits stating their plans to hold civic polls other than in Kolkata by Monday (December 6), when the court takes up the matter again for hearing.

The Times of India 2 Dec 2021 9:30 am

3 killed in cracker factory blast in South 24 Parganas

Three persons died in an explosion that rocked Mohanpur locality of Satgachia in South 24 Parganas on Wednesday morning. The deceased were identified as Asim Mondal (54), his aunt Kakoli Middhe (52) and Atithi Hakder (48), an employee.

The Times of India 2 Dec 2021 7:54 am

In-flying passengers try to make sense of changing rules

The alarm over the variant of concern that has led to India declaring fresh measures to shield itself from the virus has left travellers from countries that have been labelled at-risk, as well as others, confused.

The Times of India 2 Dec 2021 7:30 am

Covid forces Kolkata hospitals to rejig expansion plans

Covid has forced several private hospitals, which had been planning an expansion, to rush back to drawing boards and revise their projects.

The Times of India 2 Dec 2021 7:30 am

Puri-Konark railway line project cost assessed as Rs 725.78 crore

Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw told Lok Sabha on Wednesday that a survey for construction of a new line between Puri and Konark (33km) has been completed and the cost of the project has been assessed as Rs 725.78 crore.

The Times of India 2 Dec 2021 2:28 am

Three killed in Bengal cracker unit explosion

Three persons were killed in an explosion at an illegal firecracker manufacturing unit in West Bengals South 24 Parganas district on Wednesday. The e

The Hindu 2 Dec 2021 12:54 am

Cyclone Jawad might trigger heavy rains in south Bengal

Kolkata: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued an alert for the formation of Cyclone Jawad, which may hit the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on December 4 morning. The cyclone is likely to trigger heavy to very heavy rainfall in almost all the districts of south Bengal. Accordingly, the West Bengal government Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 2 Dec 2021 12:20 am

TMC will sweep KMC polls: Kolkata ex-mayor

The ruling TMC will tide over the challenges that come its way during the upcoming KMC polls by using the momentum of its victory in assembly elections, said former Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim, while sharing his vision for the city's development in the next few years.

The Times of India 1 Dec 2021 7:00 pm

Explosion at illegal firecracker unit kills 3

Three persons were killed and as many injured in an explosion at an illegal firecracker manufacturing unit in Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on Wednesday, the police said.

The Times of India 1 Dec 2021 7:00 pm

Bill fear pushes many Kolkata investors out of crypto market

The governments decision to bring a bill to regulate cryptocurrency this winter session of Parliament has forced many investors in crypto currencies to exit their positions despite incurring big losses.

The Times of India 1 Dec 2021 11:56 am

Child visit rights changing with times in West Bengal?

Conventional ideas of visitation rights in child custody cases are changing in Bengal, with more instances of courts granting weekend and vacation rights to the parent who doesnt have primary custody, in keeping with modern notions of childrens holistic welfare.

The Times of India 1 Dec 2021 10:33 am

Yashwant Sinha admitted to hospital with severe back pain

The Indian Express 1 Dec 2021 10:02 am

More swab units, 350-seat wait area at Kol airport

The city airport has kept all safety measures ready ahead of arrival of passengers from Singapore at 9.40pm on Wednesday. Among the measures are, six swab collection counters, at least 6 hours waiting time for report collection, 350-seat wait area, food-beverage counters and two ambulances.

The Times of India 1 Dec 2021 9:55 am

Relief for Bangla district after 36 hrs of pain & anxiety

Bliss to anxiety and then panic before it culminated in delight. Thousands of businesses in the central tourist district encompassing Marquis Street, Sudder Street, Free School Street, Lindsay Street and New Market experienced a yo-yo of emotions for 36 hours.

The Times of India 1 Dec 2021 9:54 am

Focus on S-gene to identify Omicron in Kolkata

Labs across the city that conducts Covid-19 tests are set to be more stringent in taking down the travel history of the person whose samples will undergo the test. This stricter vigil comes in the wake of the Omicron threat. The latest variant of SARS-CoV2 has already been detected in at least 15 countries. No case, however, has been detected in India so far.

The Times of India 1 Dec 2021 8:18 am

Border Security Force contains Maoist resurgence in Odisha

The BSF, on the eve of its raising day, said their increased presence in the two districts has dealt a blow to Maoist leadership, prevented extremist recruitments and forced many Naxals to surrender in the last few years.

The Times of India 30 Nov 2021 6:50 pm

Mamata for Mumbai, to meet Sharad Pawar, members of civil society

Not to meet Uddhav Thackeray as he is in hospital

The Hindu 30 Nov 2021 4:59 pm

Kolkata: Posta flyover work hits lawsuit wall

A hearing in the case is scheduled on Tuesday, Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) officials said.

The Times of India 30 Nov 2021 12:24 pm

Kolkata: Testing, airport wait to tackle Omicron variant

On-arrival RT-PCR tests and quarantine mandatory even if testing negative for flyers from Dhaka, Singapore and London and institutional quarantine for those testing positive

The Times of India 30 Nov 2021 10:36 am

Lost for 37 years, HAM operators unite woman with family

Thirty-seven years ago, Ganu Mondal (Bauri) had disappeared from her home in Jharkhand's Chorabasti village only to surface near Bakkhali beach in Bengal some 450km away on a fiercely rainy night.

The Times of India 30 Nov 2021 10:28 am

Mamata strongest, most credible oppn leader: TMC

The Trinamool Congress on Monday called CM Mamata Banerjee the entire opposition's strongest and most credible and experienced leader, who was capable of taking the BJP head-on, as it sought a larger space for itself in national politics.

The Times of India 30 Nov 2021 10:27 am

Kolkata: School student attacked by armed youths

A Class IX student of a reputable English-medium school in Sodepur was injured after a group of armed youths attacked him near the school on Monday afternoon.

The Times of India 30 Nov 2021 7:30 am

Glitch halts ICSE marks upload, process to resume today

The marks after evaluation of ICSE semester-I papers could not be uploaded on Monday because of a server glitch.

The Times of India 30 Nov 2021 7:30 am

Two die as motorcycle collides with truck

Saha and Roy were residents of Khempur Gram Panchayat area under Chachol Block-II, he said, their bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination.

The Times of India 29 Nov 2021 7:00 pm

Bail plea of Mamata's poll agent rejected

The Calcutta high court on Monday rejected the anticipatory bail prayer of Trinamool Congress leader Sk Supiyan, who was the election agent of chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram, in connection with a murder case being investigated by the CBI.

The Times of India 29 Nov 2021 7:00 pm

Kolkata: BJP releases candidate list for KMC election

The Indian Express 29 Nov 2021 5:32 pm

Tripura polls: BJP celebrates win, TMC pleased

The TMC, which has left the CPI(M) behind to emerge as the main opposition of the BJP in several wards of Tripura's municipal bodies, said on Sunday that its exceptional performance, despite being a new entrant in the state, is an indicator of the party's prospects in 2023 assembly elections.

The Times of India 28 Nov 2021 7:00 pm

Netas kin in West Bengal seek peoples mandate

From chief minister Mamata Banerjees sister-in-law to late minister Subrata Mukherjees sister and urban development minister Chandrima Bhattacharyas son to state women and child welfare minister Sashi Panjas daughter, this civic election will see kin of popular Trinamool leaders contesting the polls continuing the family legacy of the mentors.

The Times of India 28 Nov 2021 12:09 pm

TMC ticket for ex-LF minister Kshiti Goswamis daughter

A clinical psychologist and a member of the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB), Vasundhara Goswami, was a surprise pick by Trinamool Congress for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation election. Vasundhara is former PWD minister Kshiti Goswamis daughter.

The Times of India 28 Nov 2021 10:31 am

Big, fat Kol weddings back this season after 20-month lull

After a Covid-induced 20-month lull, big fat weddings are back, with couples rushing to the altar and vendors scrambling to keep up.

The Times of India 28 Nov 2021 10:11 am

Kolkata: Larvae notice to several Salt Lake houses

BMC civic teams visiting households across Salt Lake for dengue inspection are finding aedes aegypti mosquito larvae in several houses. This even as BMC board of administrators chairperson Krishna Chakraborty has appealed to residents on Facebook to keep rooftops and other areas of their houses clean to prevent accumulation of stagnant water and breeding of mosquitoes.

The Times of India 28 Nov 2021 8:15 am

Alter Cov vax to fight new variant of concern: Experts

The new variant of coronavirus detected in South Africa, termed B.1.1.529 or Omicron which has been classified as a variant of concern by the WHO will necessitate a new vaccine to act as a shield against it, felt a section of experts in Kolkata.

The Times of India 28 Nov 2021 8:11 am

Kolkata police for blacklisting of vehicles with 200 cases

The Kolkata Traffic Police is likely to submit a working mechanism to the transport department whereby any public transport vehicle with 200 pending cases is effectively blacklisted.

The Times of India 28 Nov 2021 7:30 am

Bengal: 701 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

The Indian Express 28 Nov 2021 5:44 am

3 picnickers killed in road mishap, Odisha CM announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has condoled the death of three students in the accident and announced Rs 2 lakh ex gratia for the families of each victim.

The Times of India 28 Nov 2021 1:49 am

Man kills 2 minor daughters among 5 in Tripura

A man mysteriously killed a police officer and four others, including his two minor daughters in Tripura's Khowai district, police said on Saturday.

The Times of India 28 Nov 2021 1:37 am

Security up for civic poll counting in Tripura

Three tier security is in place for the counting of votes for over 200 seats in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other civic bodies in Tripura, where it was held on Thursday amid court cases, arrests and allegations of attacks by political parties, a senior police official said on Saturday.

The Times of India 28 Nov 2021 1:28 am

ASHA worker from Odisha features in Forbes Indias W-Power 2021 list

Matilda Kullu, an accredited social health activist (ASHA) in Odishas Sundargarh district, has been featured in Forbes Indias W-Power 2021 list along with noted banker and former chairperson of SBI Arundhati Bhattacharya, Bollywood actress Sanya Malhotra and others.

The Times of India 28 Nov 2021 12:16 am

Kolkata Police arrests gangster Sheikh Vinod in Rs 45 lakh bank fraud case

Sleuths of Kolkata Police's bank fraud section have arrested 11 persons in connection with their investigation into the matter.

The New Indian Express 27 Nov 2021 1:04 pm

Now, women outnumber men in Bengal jab count

When Covid vaccination crossed the 9-crore milestone in the state on Thursday, the gender split among the recipients was nearly even. But by Friday afternoon, the scales had tilted in favour of women who accounted for 4,53,48,357 shots against 4,52,55,185 doses administered to men.

The Times of India 27 Nov 2021 10:45 am

Firhad Hakim, 5 other MLAs & 1 MP get civic poll tickets

The Trinamool Congress on Friday released its candidates list for the KMC polls scheduled on December 19, dropping 39 outgoing councillors but renominating the remaining 87, while giving civic poll tickets to six sitting MLAs and one MP in a list that attempted to blend experience with youth and provide adequate representation to women and minority communities.

The Times of India 27 Nov 2021 10:11 am

185 spurious mustard oil cans seized in Burrabazar

The enforcement branch has raided the premises of three edible oil traders in the Posta region after receiving complaints that they were blending rice bran oil with deadly dyes and chemicals and repacking them as mustard oil and selling them at Rs 160 per litre, almost Rs 30-Rs 60 less than the market rate. The government has banned blending of mustard oil since July earlier this year.

The Times of India 27 Nov 2021 8:06 am

39-yr-old Kol's 1st cyclist to be booked for drink-riding

A 39-year-old bicyclist became the first person in the city to be hauled up for failing in the breathalyzer test. He was detained by traffic police at Sovabazar crossing when he was cycling back to his Sinthee home on Thursday night.

The Times of India 27 Nov 2021 8:05 am

Odisha vigilance makes record cash seizure from tainted engineer

A two-day raid by the vigilance directorate on the properties of assistant engineer Santosh Kumar Das in Mayurbhanj has led to a record recovery of Rs 41.77 lakh in cash on Friday.

The Times of India 27 Nov 2021 2:05 am

Kolkata: TMC draws list of candidates for KMC election

The Indian Express 26 Nov 2021 8:56 pm

Odisha: Farmer outfits, trade unions hold rally in Bhubaneswar

Farmer outfits under the aegis of Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and different trade unions staged rally at Lower PMG in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar on Friday to mark the completion of one year of farmer movement and strike of trade unions against the Centres anti-farmer and anti-labour policies respectively.

The Times of India 26 Nov 2021 6:50 pm

West Bengal BJP may bank on known faces

The Bengal BJP may pack its candidate list with some known faces in a bid to make an impact on the electorate and try to get back some of its lost grounds in the city in the civic polls.

The Times of India 26 Nov 2021 1:15 pm

KMC polls on December 19 with strict Covid curbs

The elections to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation will be held on December 19, the West Bengal State Election Commission announced on Thursday, abandoning the state's earlier plan to hold the Howrah civic polls along with that of Kolkata.

The Times of India 26 Nov 2021 11:00 am

Kolkata: Breathalyzer tests keep cyclists in line

Three fatal and 10 non-fatal accidents in the first 24 days of this month involving cyclists have led Kolkata Traffic Police to carry out breathalyzer tests even on cyclists. The order to test cyclists was issued by Lalbazar on Thursday.

The Times of India 26 Nov 2021 8:14 am

Kol: Metro queue returns with tokens making a comeback

Tokens were back at the Metro and so are queues with commuters like Arabindo Dey from Sonarpur, Nitish Ghosh from Belgharia and Kumar Haldar from Haltu queueing up at the ticket counters to collect tokens for a ride on Thursday.

The Times of India 26 Nov 2021 8:13 am

Ballygunge Circular Road gets new traffic signals

Kolkata Traffic Police has started the process of installing two new traffic signals on Ballygunge Circular Road one at the intersection with Deodhar Street and the other with Dover Road following two fatal accidents involving bikers.

The Times of India 26 Nov 2021 8:13 am

West Bengal goes past 9 crore Covid vaccine-mark

The state crossed the 9-crore jab mark on Thursday when more than 4,000 vaccination sites were activated across Bengal.

The Times of India 26 Nov 2021 8:12 am

Abani Roy, key Left Front face in UPA-1, dies

The Indian Express 26 Nov 2021 3:17 am

KMC polls on December 19, counting on December 21: SEC

The State Election Commission (SEC) on Thursday announced that Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) polls will be held on December 19.

The Times of India 25 Nov 2021 2:18 pm

Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls on December19, counting of votes on December 21

The counting of votes polled in the 144 wards of the civic body will be held on December 21, State Election Commissionsaid.

The New Indian Express 25 Nov 2021 10:46 am

Kolkata cops summon Tripura CM Biplab Deb's OSD

Kolkata Police has summoned Sanjay Mishra, officer on special duty (OSD) to Tripura CM Biplab Deb, for questioning at Narkeldanga police station on Thursday.

The Times of India 25 Nov 2021 10:39 am

Live: Tripura civic body polls for over 200 seats under way

The Times of India 25 Nov 2021 9:42 am

SSC appointments: HC stays CBI probe order for 3 wks

Calcutta High Court has stayed for three weeks the single-bench order directing CBI to inquire into the alleged illegal and irregular appointments of 25 Group-D staff under West Bengal Board of Secondary Education based on recommendations of West Bengal School Service Commission (SSC).

The Times of India 25 Nov 2021 9:30 am

12 of Cong's 18 MLAs in Meghalaya set to join TMC

Former Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma, along with 11 Congress MLAs, is likely to defect to Trinamool Congress, senior Trinamool leaders confirmed on Wednesday night.

The Times of India 25 Nov 2021 9:30 am

Kolkata: Doctors worried over late-Nov dengue cases

Dengue and malaria continue to sting Kolkata and the suburbs even at the fag end of November with hospitals still receiving a good number of patients with the vector-borne diseases.

The Times of India 25 Nov 2021 7:48 am

Kolkata-Bangkok services set to resume after Covid break

Air India and Thai Airways subsidiary airlines Thai Smile are set to resume services between Kolkata and Bangkok, a key international sector for business and tourism.

The Times of India 25 Nov 2021 7:47 am

Eggs thrown at Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's convoy in Puri

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik has become the latest target of egg attack by opposition BJP, which has been hurling eggs on the vehicles of several ministers in the last few days, demanding ouster of the minister of state for home, Dibya Shankar Mishra for his alleged links with Gobinda Sahu, the prime accused in the lady teacher Mamita Meher murder case.

The Times of India 24 Nov 2021 6:43 pm

Docu on Kolkata filmmakers Karbala journey wins award

The Times of India 24 Nov 2021 10:52 am

Will kick off civic polls with Kol, Howrah: SEC in HC

The State Election Commission in its affidavit to the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday stated its decision, in consultation with the state government, to hold municipal polls in phases beginning with Kolkata and Howrah.

The Times of India 24 Nov 2021 9:30 am