KOLKATA

  • Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan in Kolkata to shoot music video Yesterday

    Kolkata: After cycling around the city in November for a movie last year, megastar Amitabh Bachchan is back in Kolkata Saturday to shoot for a music video. The actor was spotted at the historic Jorasanko Thakurbari - the birthplace of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore - in north Kolkata, with filmmaker Shoojit...
  • Sex workers take out candle light march against violence 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Demanding police action in the recent murder of a 24-year-old sex worker, a group of women from Sonagachi red-light area on Tuesday took out a candle light march. Sathi Das, who was trying to exit the dirty world of brothels, was found murdered earlier this month, activists of the NGO...
  • Muttiah Muralidaran: 1996 was Sri Lanka's cricketing awakening 6 days ago

    That tournament and its meaning is a line in the sand for the sport in our country. Before 1996 cricket was amateur. It was popular, but not a uniting force by any means. But when we won in Lahore in 1996 that all changed. The success reached out to the...
  • Mark-sheets with fake seals of Rajasthan college found in Kolkata January 17, 2015

    Jodhpur: Engineering mark-sheets bearing fake seals and signatures of a state-run university were found to be trading in Kolkata, police said. Mark-sheets of B.Ed with fake seals and signatures of Jodhpur-based Jai Narayan Vyas University were found by a student in Kolkata under an RTI inquiry, they said. After having a couple...
  • Saradha scam: CBI arrests Saradha Realty director Shib Narayan Das January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The CBI on Saturday arrested Shib Narayan Das, director of Kolkata-based firm Saradha Realty, in connection with the multi-crore rupee chit fund scam. CBI apprehended Das in Kolkata and seized a fully-loaded .38 calibre revolver from him. Sources said it was Das who had allegedly suggested to the chairman of...
  • ED officer probing Majithia in drug trafficking case shifted to Kolkata January 17, 2015

    Chandigarh: In a latest twist in the probe into drug trafficking charges against Punjab Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, the Enforcement Directorate's investigating officer has been shifted to Kolkata. ED sources said that there was no external pressure. But the transfer has surprised some officials probing the case. Majithia came...
  • Mukul Roy seeks 15 days time, CBI says no January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy on Wednesday sought 15 days extension of time to appear before CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam but the investigating agency said the plea would not be granted. Roy said "I had confirmed to CBI while I was Delhi that...
  • Shashi Tharoor mobbed by media, evades questions on Sunanda case January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday was mobbed by television reporters after he evaded answering any question related to the murder case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Tharoor who was in Kolkata to attend the inauguration of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) maintained silence as television journalists kept on...
  • Will continue to work for the people despite abuses: Mamata Banerjee January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: With the Opposition and a section of the media critical of her party and the government over different issues, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday put up a brave front saying she will continue to work for the people irrespective of 'abuses' hurled against her. "No matter how much you...
  • West Bengal: TMC MP slaps traffic constable, allowed to go scot-free January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Prasun Banerjee allegedly slapped a traffic constable for stopping his car from driving in the wrong lane. The incident happened on Wednesday evening in Kolkata. No complain was lodged with police and Banerjee was allowed to go scot-free. ...
  • Saradha scam: ED questions Hyatt Regency, Kolkata officials January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned officials of Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kolkata on Wednesday in connection with the Saradha scam. According to sources, the hotel had played host to the meetings held between Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders and Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen. Reportedly, Mukul Roy, Madan Mitra and Kunal...
  • My resignation is a mark of protest against anarchism: Jadavpur University VC January 13, 2015

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti on Tuesday while addressing a press conference in Kolkata said that his resignation was a mark of protest against anarcharism. Chakrabarti took on the media, for presenting a wrong picture of his. He also blamed a section of teachers of the university for...
  • Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti resigns after Mamata meets students January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti has resigned from his post. The announcement came after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday met the agitating students of the university and told them that the vice chancellor had expressed his desire to resign. Twelve students were on an indefinite hunger...
  • Kolkata: Low intensity blast reported at Dumdum Railway station, two children injured January 10, 2015

    Kolkata: Two children on Saturday injured after a container exploded near rail gate no 2 at the Dumdum cantonment railway station in the northern outskirts of Kolkata. The two children, ages 11 and 12, who were rack pickers were playing with the containers when it exploded. Three more similar containers also...
  • Speakers brag about feats of historic India, science meet marred by controversies January 5, 2015

    Kolkata: The controversy surrounding topics like aeroplanes existed 7000 years ago and surgery had its roots in India overshadowed the Indian Science Congress in Kolkata. A paper on aviation by Captain Anand J Bodas, part of a session on 'Ancient sciences through Sanskrit', said, "These aeroplanes travelled from one country...
  • Threat caller to Air India office remanded to judicial custody January 5, 2015

    Kolkata: A city court on Monday remanded Prasanta Biswas, arrested for allegedly making a threat call to the city office of Air India that one of its planes will be hijacked, to judicial custody till January nine. Additional chief metropolitan magistrate II Deepto Ghosh rejected the bail plea of Biswas and...
  • Five arrested in connection with gangrape of Japanese tourist January 4, 2015

    Kolkata: A test identification parade would be held by the Kolkata Police for the Japanese tourist, who was allegedly confined and gang raped for over a month in Bihar's Gaya district. A top police official said on Sunday that five persons were arrested in connection with the gangrape - three in...
  • Kolkata: Presidency University student dies of suspected drug overdose January 4, 2015

    Kolkata: A Presidency College student was found dead in a mysterious condition on Sunday. The student and her room mate were found unconscious on Sunday morning after police opened the door of the room, they were staying as paying guests, under Muchipara police station in central part of the city,...
  • Air India Kolkata office receives threat call January 3, 2015

    Kolkata: A threat phone call was made to the city's Air India office on Saturday evening and a complaint was lodged with the police. An Air India spokesperson said the call was received by its officials at the city booking office at around 5:40 PM and a complaint was subsequently lodged...
  • Madan Mitra undergoes check-up at hospital; goes back to jail January 3, 2015

    Kolkata: A medical check-up on Saturday was conducted on West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra, accused in Saradha scam, at a state-run hospital after which he was taken back to the Alipore prison as doctors found "nothing serious". Mitra underwent a "regular medical check-up" and "There is...
  • Bihar: Two arrested for raping Japanese girl in Gaya January 3, 2015

    Gaya: A Japanese research scholar was allegedly abducted and raped by five men in Bihar's Gaya district. The accused have been arrested on Friday by a joint team of Kolkata and Gaya Police. "A joint team of Kolkata and Gaya Police arrested two brothers Zahir and Shahid from their house...
  • Mamata Banerjee debuts on Twitter January 1, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday debuted on micro-blogging site Twitter and greeted the people on New year. Her very first tweet from '@MamataOfficial' read: "A New Year. A new beginning for me on Twitter". "Mamata Banerjee has always been comfortable addressing large gatherings and comfortable in communicating with...
  • Kolkata: TMC office gutted in Ulberia, party workers allege BJP's hand January 1, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) office has been burned down in Ulberia area of Howrah district in the early hours on Thursday. The TMC workers alleged that the office was burned down by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers. It was a thatched office in Ulberia area of Howrah district. ...
  • Siliguri: Two dead, three injured after fire broke out in a hotel December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Two tourists from Kolkata died after a fire broke out at a hotel in Siliguri, West Bengal. The fire broke out around 1 am on Tuesday night. Reportedly, three others were injured and are now receiving medical treatment. Preliminary reports suggest that a short circuit may have caused...
  • A calendar on LGBT community December 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Of the several calendars being brought out in the New Year, one is on the LGBT community. The "City of Love" calendar has been photographed by lensman Archan Mukhopadhaya. Mukhopadhaya says he wanted to raise awareness about the community among the masses and prove that the word "queer/strange" that has...
  • Tollywood actress alleges molestation December 30, 2014

    Kolkata: A Tollywood actress has alleged molestation by unidentified man near her house in Kolkata. In her police complaint, the actress has stated that someone tried to grab her while she was entering her house. On protesting, the attacker fled the scene with her mobile phone. Police have registered a case and...
  • Bengaluru blast: Are SIMI suspects behind the terror? December 29, 2014

    After the low intensity blast in Bengaluru, the Home Ministry says it was a terror attack but has no information on who is behind it. However, according to the sources, there are clear similarities with the Pune and Roorkee blast which was carried out by the 5 absconding terrorists of...
  • Bengaluru blast: How safe are our metros? December 29, 2014

    After the low intensity blast in Bengaluru, a high alert has been sounded in the national capital. The intelligence agencies have asked the Delhi police to beef up security in busiest streets and adjoining areas. ...
  • Indian Super League 2014: Super XI from the inaugural edition December 27, 2014

    So it's Athletico de Kolkata who got their hands on the Indian Super League trophy at the end of a breathtaking and amazing two-and-a-half months of football in India. But who made the cut for the team of the tournament? Goalkeeper: Subrata Paul The battle for the best man in gloves is...
  • Kolkata's love for new champions in the Indian Super League December 23, 2014

    Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 in stoppish time to clinch the first Indian Super League title on Saturday. ...