KOLKATA MUNICIPAL CORPORATION

  • West Bengal: If needed beat policemen, they work for TMC, says Congress 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Triggering a row, a Congress councillor on Wednesday asked his party workers to thrash policemen when under attack, as "they work for ruling Trimanool and have no morals." Congress Councillor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation ward no 45, Santosh Pathak, while addressing a rally during a protest-march to the state...
  • Kolkata Municipal Corporation denies permission for Rahul's rally May 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Monday denied permission to the Congress for holding party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi's rally. The rally was scheduled to be held at Park Circus Maidan on May 8. Seventeen constituencies of West Bengal will go to polls on May 12 in the last phase of the...
  • Kolkata: Mark Tully's birth certificate located by KMC November 19, 2013

    Mark Tully, the BBC correspondent in India for nearly half a century, must be happy that at 78 his birth certificate has been located from Raj era archives by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. Tully, who was born at Regent Park in Tollygunj area in Kolkata (then in undivided 24 Parganas district)...
  • Casino ads at Eden Gardens create flutter November 8, 2013

    Kolkata: Gambling in India being restricted, advertisement by two Sri Lankan casinos at the Eden Gardens hosting the IndiaWest Indies Test match caught the fancy of spectators. The large banners atop the stand bearing the name of two Colombobased casinos became the talking point during the match. The organisers, the Cricket Association...
  • Kolkata: After Reliance, Airtel also rolling out 4G September 13, 2013

    Two days after Reliance Jio signed an MoU with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation for laying out 4G network in the city, Airtel also followed suit on Thursday. Airtel's eastern region CEO PG Sharma signed an MoU with KMC to lay 400 km of optical fibre cable in the city. Sharma said...
  • Crackdown on films by Mamata government? November 3, 2012

    Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government is under fire for allegedly stopping the screening of Bengali film 'Teen Kanya', at the Kolkata Municipal Corporationowned Star Cinema hall. The movie has scenes which refer to the Park Street Rape case a raw spot for the West Bengal Chief Minister who faced...
  • Kolkata: Heavy showers cause waterlogging April 6, 2012

    Kolkata: Heavy thundershowers woke Kolkata on Friday morning. In fact, overnight rains have left several parts of the city waterlogged. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has been working to drain out the water. While the showers have stopped for the time being, the MET predicts more rainfall through the day. The...
  • Uncertainty over iconic Star Theatre's future March 20, 2012

    Kolkata: With the Kolkata Municipal Corporation deciding to take over the centuryold Star Theatre from a private operator, the fate of the heritage cultural institution lies uncertain. Starting from April 1, Star Theatre will have new bosses from the civic body, who are yet to decide on the future of the...
  • Trinamool goes alone; Cong at crossroads May 4, 2010

    Kolkata: As the war of words continues between friendsturnedfoes in Bengal, it's the Congress more than the Trinamool which faces a trial by fire. The Congress is struggling in southern Bengal and will have to fight bare knuckles in the Kolkata municipal polls. Only numbers can keep the party afloat...
  • Cong, Trinamool to contest alone in KMC polls May 1, 2010

    Kolkata: The alliance between the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) suffered a setback on Saturday as the talks between the two parties on seat sharing during the forthcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls failed. The polls, scheduled for May 30 would see both parties fighting each other in...
  • Aila washes out Kolkata, city limps back to normalcy May 27, 2009

    Kolkata: A fallen tree has brought Professor RK Das's life crashing down in Kolkata. Wind and rain caused by Cyclone Aila uprooted the tree and brought it down on Das' house on Monday evening. Now there is no electricity, water and the telephone line doesnt work in the Das household. I...
  • Cloud of gloom sets in as monsoon woes hit City of Joy June 18, 2008

    Kolkata: Folded pants, hiked up sarees and that wet bothered look these sights along busy crossings in Kolkata are nothing unusual for this time of the year. Monsoons are fast gathering over the northern reaches of the Bay of Bengal and the picture looks grim for an administration ill...
  • Kolkata municipal body??s profitearning move March 25, 2008

    Kolkata: The threeandahalf acre plot adjacent to the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass is Kolkata Municipal Corporation's newest gold mine. After fetching a whopping Rs 276 crore from an auction of a fiveacre plot last year, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation is all set to repeat the act. The civic body believes it can raise...
  • City of Joy in troubled waters over water tax March 17, 2008

    Kolkata: Should residents be charged for the cost price of piped water, which is usually higher than what people actually pay? Mayor of Kolkata, Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, says one should. Every city pays water tax, Bhattacharya reasoned. The Kolkata Mayor is determined to go ahead with plans to impose domestic water tax...
  • Metro Wipes: Big news from big cities March 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Reverend Valson Thampu, the officer on Special Duty in St Stephens college has resigned from the post of principal. Four people were injured after a gas cylinder exploded in a local train in Mumbai. A domestic water levy has been proposed in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation's 200809 annual...
  • Kolkata to levy taxes on domestic water usage February 23, 2008

    Kolkata: Kolkata is very soon going to tax the water it supplies to its residents. Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is going to install meters for reading water usage and tax them. As expected, the denizens are not happy about the move. Already we are paying a lot of taxes and water is so...