Priyanka Gupta

  • CCTV footage shows 3-year-old child brutally thrashed by his tutor in Kolkata 23-07-2014 04:25 PM

    Kolkata: In a visual that can send shivers down your spine, a CCTV footage has emerged which shows a tutor brutally beating a 3-year-old child in Kolkata. The tutor is seen brutally hitting and throwing the child on the bed. It is being said that the parents of the child...
  • West Bengal: The Gardens of Hunger 21-07-2014 07:34 PM

    Kolkata: In Dante's eighth circle of Hell, Count Ugolini, the infamous political betrayer recounts the grisly details of eating his own children after being driven by hunger. Apart from the gory account of cannibalism the line that perhaps stays with the reader the most is when a blind Ugolini getting...
  • West Bengal: 27 Indians return from Iraq jobless, hounded by moneylenders 15-07-2014 09:53 AM

    Nadia: The Iraq war has hit India. Even as 39 Indians remain in captivity in Mosul, thousands are hoping to come home. But heavily in debt, many of them are worried about what they're returning to. Twenty-seven men have returned to West Bengal's Nadia - jobless and being hounded by...
  • West Bengal crib deaths: Five more infants die at Malda hospital 13-07-2014 10:02 AM

    Malda: In a worsening situation at the Malda Medical College & Hospital, five more infant deaths have been reported on Sunday. This comes less than a day after as many as seven newborne died at the hospital in 24 hours time. Crib deaths is a serious issue haunting the West...
  • Status check: Railway safety, cleanliness, amenities remain huge challenges 08-07-2014 08:59 AM

    Kolkata: Ahead of the Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget, CNN-IBN's Priyanka Gupta did a status check of the condition of trains in the Kolkata route. The government has said that a bitter pill must be swallowed to improve the Railways' financial health. The fare hike was a substantial one,...
  • Mamata Bannerjee faces the heat for inaction against TMC MP Tapas Pal 06-07-2014 09:12 AM

    Kolkata: In West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is facing the heat from intellectuals for downplaying the rape for revenge comment made by her party MP Tapas Pal. Angry and betrayed women are protesting against the first woman Chief Minister of the state claiming that she has disappointed them by...
  • WB: Jute mill worker commits suicide after closure of the mill 30-06-2014 03:54 PM

    Kolkata: A worker at the Northbrook jute mill allegedly commits suicide by jumping on the tracks. Amit Chand Gupta, a worker with the mill for 15 years, was apparently depressed after the closure of the mill earlier this month. The mill was shut after the murder of its CEO SK...
  • CNN-IBN impact: IG level probe initiated into allegations by CRPF commando 26-06-2014 07:38 PM

    Murshidabad: Following a revelation made on CNN-IBN by a commando of the CoBRA battalion, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday initiated an IG-level inquiry into the allegations. Sujoy Mandal, a CRPF commando had told CNN-IBN how Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) were flouted in a botched up anti-Naxal operation....
  • CRPF commando blames officers for botched up anti-Naxal operation 26-06-2014 01:19 PM

    Murshidabad: In shocking revelations, a CRPF commando of the elite CoBRA battalion, Sujoy Mandal has told CNN-IBN how Standard Operating Procedures were flouted in a botched up anti-Naxal operation. When the commando questioned why SOP was not being followed, the Deputy Commandant dismissed his apprehensions. Three security personnel died and...
  • WB: TMC worker caught on camera beating, extorting money from a hotel manager in Howrah 23-06-2014 07:27 PM

    Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker was caught on camera beating a hotel manager in Howrah, West Bengal. He allegedly extorted money from him. The situation took an ugly turn when the owner of the hotel died of a heart attack on Sunday night. The family claimed that he was...
  • Technical snag in Kolkata Metro leaves passengers stuck for over an hour, many faint 23-06-2014 03:06 PM

    Kolkata: Passengers were stuck for over an hour after a train broke down inside a tunnel on the Kolkata metro rail line on Monday. Several passengers fainted and had to be taken to the hospital. The metro services have been hit after a technical snag in one of the rakes....
  • Bengal's jute industry crisis worsens after workers lynch a mill's CEO 23-06-2014 08:59 AM

    Kolkata: Bengal's jute industry crisis is out in the open a week after a jute mill CEO was lynched by workers in Hooghly. Several mills have now suspended operations. The jute mill CEO incident sent shockwaves through the industry. Work is now suspended at the mill as well as three...
  • Bengal's jute industry on life support 20-06-2014 05:40 PM

    A dusty, cratered, Grand Trunk Road separates Northbrook jute mill and a shiny, apartment complex towering over the asphalt in Hooghly. Rows of flats stand on what used to be the staff quarters till they were sold four years ago for real estate. Now, 25 mill officials and their families...
  • Help pours in for 12-year-old Arian suffering from deadly Hunter syndrome, Rs 11 lakh raised 18-06-2014 08:12 AM

    Kolkata: The CNN-IBN initiative in collaboration with change.org to help 12-year-old Arian, who is fighting a rare genetic disorder called hunter syndrome, is bringing results. CNN-IBN reported a father's appeal to help raise money for the treatment for young Arian, that runs into more than a crore a year. In...
  • Fate of 2,600 workers in Bengal hangs in the balance as Ambassador production stops 17-06-2014 10:11 AM

    Kolkata: With the iconic Ambassador car being phased out, the future of workers at the Hindustan Motor's Uttarpara factory in West Bengal now is uncertain. They haven't received wages for the past six months and now have lost their jobs as well. It was the symbol of India's rich and...
  • FIFA World Cup 2014: Kolkata couple creates record 13-06-2014 01:54 PM

    Here is a couple from Kolkata that has been following the football World Cup for the last 3 decades now. ...
  • Living with a rare, deadly Hunter syndrome: 12-year-old Arian's story 11-06-2014 06:11 PM

    Kolkata: In a small, one bedroom apartment on the outskirts of Kolkata, 35-year-old Debjani Chowdhury sits in front of a dusty computer trying to tweet. Her 12-year-old son Arian is lying on the bed, staring at the ceiling. "If I knew I had to go through all this, talk to...
  • West Bengal: Five injured in clashes over lowering of school fees 10-06-2014 06:13 PM

    Kolkata: Five people including a police officer were injured when clashes broke out between police and aggrieved parents at a school in West Bengal over lowering of fees. The incident happened on Tuesday at Akondaberia High School Kaliachowk, Malda. The parents wanted to submit a deputation demanding lowering of fees...
  • West Bengal: Ambassador plant closed, workers face an uncertain future 09-06-2014 05:37 PM

    It was a Saturday and 52-year-old Subhash Paul was at home when he heard that the factory where he worked for 32 years is now shut. The cycle that he had been using for almost three decades to come to work was lying outside. He grabbed it and rushed to...
  • 15 people trapped after roof of a building collapses in Howrah 04-06-2014 05:55 PM

    Howrah: Fifteen people have trapped after a portion of a building collapsed in Salkia in Howrah. The unfortunate incident took place when a portion of the roof of an old, four storied house collapsed. The rescue operation is underway and fire fighters along with police officials are at the spot....
  • In pics: Fans turn up for Kolkata Knight Riders' victory celebrations at Eden Gardens 04-06-2014 08:25 AM

    First the win, then the tweets and the crackers that lit up the sky on a slow Sunday evening in Kolkata. Kolkata Knight Riders had conquered the crown yet again in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. The question that came soon- Will there be another road show and...
  • Devyani's arrest case: Welcome Indian government reaction, says NRI 18-12-2013 03:25 PM

    Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was not only arrested on charges of visa fraud and handcuffed in public view last week but also stripped and searched in the police station in New York. Devyani was kept also in a lockup with common criminals and drug addicts. ...
  • Hate crime: Sikh professor assaulted in US, attackers call him 'Osama' 23-09-2013 10:15 PM

    A group of men allegedly attacked Sikh professor of Columbia University Prabhjot Singh on Saturday night in New York, calling him "Osama" and "a terrorist". The police is investigating the case as a hate crime. ...
  • US: Sikh professor attacked, called 'Osama', 'terrorist' 23-09-2013 02:49 PM

    Dr Prabjhot Singh, a Sikh American professor at Columbia University, was attacked by a group of 15 to 20 men while with a friend in Harlem, New York. He is in hospital with a broken jaw and facial injuries. The attackers reportedly called him 'Osama' and 'Terrorist'. The attack which...
  • In times of turmoil - Little Egypt

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    It was 6 am when Samy Sharkawo, a 60 year old limousine driver from Astoria, Queens saw his television set beaming images from Cairo. Overnight,...

  • Eggs to order

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    It's 2 am, yet it feels like an evening still to come. The slow hum of traffic grates on the asphalt as engines roar and...

  • American dream: what is that?

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    Usually, it's a rainy morning when at the crack of dawn, the shivering and shrunken mass of moldy clothes are seen sailing to the promised...

  • The human cost: Bengal politics and its cycle of violence

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    A small plastic cup with a drop of lebu cha is often a great leveler if you are in Bengal. The sharp contrast of political...

  • WB: 20 killed in political clashes ahead of panchayat elections 30-06-2013 07:58 AM

    Kolkata: Political violence has already claimed 20 lives ahead of the panchayat polls in West Bengal. The five phase panchayat polls in July is a referendum on Mamata's two years in power - a high stake political battle between the Trinamool Congress, the Left Front, the Congress and the BJP...
  • J&K Army convoy attack: Widow of slain jawan commits suicide 26-06-2013 02:34 PM

    Kolkata: The repercussions of Monday's terror attack on an Army convoy in Srinagar that took place ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit have been felt in West Bengal's Bankura district. The grieving widow of one of the jawans killed in the Bemina attack has allegedly committed suicide. The 25-year-old...