Kolkata

  • 'Mardaani' actress Rani Mukerji's arrival at Kolkata's Kalighat temple creates mass frenzy 3 hours 15 minutes ago

    Kolkata: It was not just another day for the locals, particularly the street urchins, scattered outside the sleepy Kalighat temple complex here. As word spread about Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji's visit, a huge mob descended from nowhere and chaos reigned. Her career might not be in top form at the moment,...
  • Terrorists in Kolkata jail get mobile phones, Internet access for just Rs 1,000 per month: Report 13 hours 59 minutes ago

    Kolkata: In a shocking revelation, glaring lapses in security have been reported from Kolkata's Alipore prison (earlier Presidency jail), sending the city's police force into a tizzy. In a report submitted before a Delhi court, the Special Cell said that top Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives lodged in the jail were in direct...
  • Mamata hopeful about Singapore talks, asks media to be positive 2 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said she was hopeful that talks can open new investment possibilities during her maiden Singapore visit. "Talks and dialogues can open new possibilities. Don't you want development of Bengal? Please think positively," the Chief Minister told the waiting newspersons as they wanted...
  • INS Kolkata inducted into the Navy, PM Modi calls it prime example of India's defence capabilities 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inducted India's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan were also present at the ceremony. Modi congratulated everyone associated with the project and said, "INS Kolkata is an example of...
  • Modi inducts INS Kolkata into the Indian Navy: As it happened 4 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will induct country's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai on Saturday. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan will also be present at the ceremony. The warship has been constructed by the Mazagon Dockyards Limited and has been...
  • Modi to induct country's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata today 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will induct country's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai on Saturday. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan will also be present at the ceremony. The warship has been constructed by the Mazagon Dockyards Limited and...
  • West Bengal: One more dies of Encephalitis, toll mounts to 217 4 days ago

    Kolkata: One person died on Friday from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), a health official said. One person from Basirhat died because of AES at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in the last 24 hours, West Bengal Health Services Director Biswaranjan Satpathy said. Taking into account another AES death in May...
  • Delay mars main air defence weapon deployment on INS Kolkata 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The largest indigenously-built warship INS Kolkata, to be inducted into the Navy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 16, will be commissioned without its main air defence weapon which protects the vessel from aerial attacks. The Long Range-Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM) is under development in a joint...
  • Delhi Police takes alleged LeT operative Arshad into nine-day custody 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has taken alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba operative Arshad into nine-day custody from Kolkata Police, after sources confirmed that LeT commander Javed Baluchi had instructed him to help the terror outfit find a local hawala operator. Security agencies have intercepted conversations between the two that took place during the months...
  • Furore over dancing with woman police officer sexist: Shah Rukh Khan August 12, 2014

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan hit back at those who criticised a woman police officer for dancing with him at an event in Kolkata recently. The actor said the furore of the incident is silly and sexist. Sub-inspector Sampa Haldar was seen dancing to a popular number from the Khan-starrer...
  • SRK's dance with Kolkata police officer draws criticism, opposition targets Mamata Banerjee August 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Politicians Sunday criticised a woman police officer for dancing in uniform alongside Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan at an event here. They pointed fingers at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who was also present. Sub-inspector Sampa Haldar was seen dancing to a popular number from the Khan-starrer "Jab Tak Hai...
  • West Bengal: Tiger carries away woman August 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Officials say a tiger snatched a woman and disappeared into the surrounding mangrove forest in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. Forest official Nabin Chandra Bahunguna said that the woman, her husband and a boat driver were trying to catch crabs in a shallow river near the Pirkhali Forest...
  • Clean up India: Kolkata's flower market also serving as a garbage dump August 8, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Here's a look at Kolkata's flower...
  • Kolkata: Fire breaks out at Academy of Fine Arts; evacuation underway August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Fire broke out in the Academy of Fine Arts on Thursday evening during the course of an ongoing play. Two fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and evacuation is currently underway. No casualties have been reported so far. Further information awaited. ...
  • Ratan Tata has lost his mind: Bengal minister Amit Mitra August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengal Indutsries Minister Amit Mitra on Thursday hit back at top industrialist Ratan Tata for his comment that there is no sign of development in Kolkata. "Ratan Tata must have lost his mind. His own companies are adding 20,000 jobs in Bengal, I'm surprised his own companies don't brief...
  • Chances of contracting encephalitis more in rural side: Doctor August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: As north Bengal grapples with encephalitis and its deadlier variant Japanese encephalitis, residents of Kolkata have little to fear about the infection, according to a senior doctor at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. Virology department-in-charge at the facility Dr Nemai Bhattacharya said, "Kolkata has little chances of being infected...
  • West Bengal Urban Development department to launch website on Tagore August 4, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Urban Development department is ready to come up with a website on the biography on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a senior official in the government said on Monday. "We've plans to launch a digital biography of Rabindranath Tagore and an agency has already been entrusted to set...
  • BJP, Congress and CPI(M) workers join Trinamool: Mukul Roy August 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Several members of the rival political parties like BJP, CPI(M), and the Congress have joined the Trinamool Congress on Saturday, its General Secretary Mukul Roy said. "Rival party workers have realised that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is the best person to run the state and take it forward...
  • Encephalitis under control, claims Bengal Health Department July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Health Department on Tuesday said that the spread of encephalitis was "completely under control" as hardly any new case of the vector-borne disease was reported. "The situation is totally under our control now. The number of new cases has reduced drastically and there are hardly any new...
  • Big Bazaar to connect the masses through kabaddi July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Future Retail entity Big Bazaar, a leading retailing chain, is aiming to connect the masses through associating the brand with kabaddi sport, a senior company official has said. "Kabaddi is a national sport and played by the masses particularly in rural India. So we came in close association with the...
  • Indian Newspaper Society asks West Bengal government to clear dues of publications July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Newspaper Society (INS), a body of newspapers in the country, on Monday expressed concern over "non-payment" of advertisement bills to certain publications by the West Bengal government and asked its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to clear the dues. "This has caused severe financial distress to these newspapers...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll rises to 111 July 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Two more persons died of encephalitis in West Bengal since Saturday, taking the toll to 111 as six more were admitted to hospital with suspected infection. "Two persons have died of encephalitis since yesterday, while six new admissions have been made with suspected infection," West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan...
  • Bengal film industry accuses Mamata Banerjee of interference, nepotism July 27, 2014

    Kolkata: A big Trinamool show with a Tollywood twist- then a glittering state award ceremony for those who many say are Mamata Banerjee loyalists with party MPs winning top prizes. The Bengal film industry is split between the pro-Trinamool camp and those who think Mamata's politics is threatening good cinema. Mamata...
  • Railway employee alleges gangrape, three co-workers arrested July 26, 2014

    Kolkata: A middle-aged woman working with Railways on Saturday alleged that four co-workers had gangraped her for days together and the GRP Sealdah in a quick action arrested three of them. The victim, a married woman, had lodged an FIR with Dum Dum GRP on Friday accusing four co-workers of Chitpur...
  • KKR to play CSK in 2014 Champions League Twenty20 opener July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will play Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match of this year's Champions League Twenty20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on September 17. The sixth edition of the Twenty20 tournament will be held in four Indian cities -- Hyderabad,...
  • Atletico de Kolkata biggest spender in ISL draft July 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata were the biggest spenders, splurging Rs.3.91 crore in buying 14 Indian players at the two-day Indian Super League (ISL) players' draft that concluded here Wednesday. In all, the six ISL franchises spent over Rs.20 crore buying 84 players in the two- day draft. Close on the heels...
  • CM hints at Naxal hand in rail track blast, sets up a high-level probe committee July 23, 2014

    Maoists blasted a portion of a railway track between Ismailpur and Rafiganj section in Bihar, leading to derailment of a pilot engine running ahead of the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express. Chief Minister Jitam Ram Manjhi said the government has constituted a high level committee to inquire into the matter. He hinted...
  • Atletico de Kolkata select seven Indian players July 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata on Tuesday signed seven Indian players on day one of the two-day inaugural eight-team Hero Indian Super League domestic players draft held here on Tuesday. Atletico de Kolkata signed up Arnab Mondal, Mohammed Rafi, Mohammed Rafique, Rakesh Masih, Cavin Lobo, Biswajit Saha and Denzil Franco. The club...
  • Forward Bloc leaders join BJP July 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Hundreds of workers and leaders of the All India Forward Bloc, part of the Left Front, on Sunday joined the BJP. At a function here, BJP state president Rahul Sinha welcomed around 1,500 Forward Bloc workers into the party fold. Sinha said, "We are in touch with more party leaders. They...