CALCUTTA

  • Revamped bus service in Kolkata on anvil October 17, 2014

    Kolkata: The metropolis will soon have a revamped bus service system in place with the Calcutta State Transport Corporation planning to introduce more buses and route realignment. The plan involves putting more buses on roads in addition to a fleet of AC and non-AC Volvo, Ashok Leyland buses already introduced,...
  • East Bengal win Calcutta Premier Division League September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: City giants East Bengal got past Tollygunge Agragami 21 to annex their fifth backtoback and 36th overall Calcutta Football League Premier Division crown on Tuesday. Prolhad Roy and Nigerian striker Ranti Martins found the target for the winners while Bello Rassaq struck for the ultimate losers at the largely attended...
  • IIM Calcutta ranked best Bschool in Asia September 15, 2014

    Kolkata: The premier Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta has been ranked as the best Bschool from Asia in the FT Masters in Management Global Rankings. It has been recognised at rank 13 of the 2014 Financial Times Master in Management (MiM) ranking leaping by 6 places from 2013, for...
  • Two years for me were really painful: Pinki Pramanik September 13, 2014

    It was a big victory for Pinki Pramanik after the Calcutta High Court dropped all charges against the Asian Games gold medallist. ...
  • Calcutta High Court drops charges against athlete Pinki Pramanik September 12, 2014

    The Calcutta high court on Friday quashed all criminal charges, including the charge sheet filed by the police, against 2006 Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik. Justice Subrata Talukdar ordered that all charges framed against Prinki be dropped. Pinki was accused in 2012 by her livein partner Anamika Acharya of being...
  • West Bengal: HC asks CID to probe disappearance of girl from Murshidabad September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday directed the CID to investigate the case of missing of a minor girl from her relative's place in Murshidabd district and asked the agency to file a progress report within 15 days. Justice Nadira Patherya expressed her displeasure at the nonprogress in investigation...
  • West Bengal DGP gives clean chit to TMC leaders in Sagar Ghosh murder case September 4, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Director General of Police (DGP) GMP Reddy on Thursday gave a clean chit to Birbhum district Trinamool Congress leaders Anubrata Mondal and Bikash Roy Chowdhury in the Sagar Ghosh murder case. The DGP appeared before the Calcutta High Court and defended the Special Investigative Team (SIT) move...
  • Rape remark: Calcutta HC extends stay on CID probe against TMC's Tapas Pal August 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has extended the stay on a CID probe into the case against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal by another three weeks. The case has been transferred to Chief Justice's bench court. Earlier, the TMC had appealed against a single bench order to transfer the case...
  • West Bengal government to appeal against HC order on TMC MP Tapas Pal July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to appeal before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. "A decision has been taken...
  • Calcutta High Court directs CID to probe, submit report on Tapas Pal hate speech July 28, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal CID to investigate and submit a report on Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal hate speech by September 1. The court pulled up the West Bengal Police for gross dereliction of duty and for turning a blind eye on the complaints registered...
  • PIL seeking suo motu police FIR registration against Pal filed July 2, 2014

    Kolkata: A PIL was filed before the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday seeking suo motu registration of FIR by the West Bengal Police and penal action against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal who is in the eye of a storm over his derogatory comments against women. Samit Sanyal, a lawyer, filed...
  • Mohun BaganEast Bengal derby clash on August 31 June 26, 2014

    Kolkata: Bitter foes Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will clash in the season's first local derby in the Calcutta Football League (Premier Division) fixture at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on August 31. One of the oldest football leagues of the world, the CFL Premier Division will kick off with defending champions...
  • A Kolkata you haven't seen in your lifetime: 100 years of Calcutta in 30 stunning, black and white images you'll love April 21, 2014

    For some of us, Calcutta isn't a city. It's a way of life. The city's lean, grimy skyscrapers jostle for space with majestic, colonial architecture. Tracks for trams crisscross the rain-washed roads and the pavements are the domain of small-scale businesses flourishing just as well as the swarms of mosquitoes...
  • Calcutta HC expresses anguish over Mamata sharing dais with murder accused April 10, 2014

    The Calcutta High Court on Thursday expressed anguish over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's sharing dais with a Trinamool Congress leader accused in a murder case and directed the DGP to appear before it to clarify why action was not taken against him so far. Showing Thursday's newspapers to the...
  • HC to decide on Saradha petitioner's plea today January 30, 2014

    Kolkata: A division bench of the Calcutta High Court, which passed directions on the multicrore Saradha scam case earlier, will decide on Thursday whether it will continue to hear the matter following a petitioner's plea to release the case. The bench, presided by Justice Asim Kumar Banerjee, will take a call...
  • WB: Damayanti Sen to investigate Madhyamgram rape and murder case January 20, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court entrusted West Bengal DIG CID Damayanti Sen with the task of investigating the entire episode of the Madhyamgram gangrape and alleged murder case. Sen has to choose her own team for this purpose and has to submit the report directly to the court and it will...
  • Kolkata gangrape: WB government proposes Damayanti Sen's name to probe case January 17, 2014

    The West Bengal government on Friday proposed before the Calcutta High Court the name of IPS officer Damayanti Sen, who had solved the sensational Park Street gangrape case, to head a special investigation team to probe the alleged murder and gangrape incident in Madhyamgram. Advocate General Bimal Chatterjee, submitting before Justice...
  • Kolkata: Special HC bench to take up Netaji case January 16, 2014

    The Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered constitution of a special bench to take up a petition demanding declassification of secret documents on the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Hearing the PIL filed by Kolkatabased NGO India's Smile, Chief Justice Arun Mishra said the special division bench...
  • Mohun Bagan win grudge match, but East Bengal claim Calcutta Premier Division title January 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan spoiled East Bengal's CFL Premier Division triumph party with a 10 derby win to end the local league on a high in front of more than a 50,000 strong crowd at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Saturday. Japanese recruit Katsumi Yusa struck with a leftfooter to the far...
  • Give protection to Kolkata rape victim's family: HC to WB government January 9, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has asked the West Bengal government to reply within 7 days on whether it wants an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into into the Kolkata rape and alleged murder case. The court has directed the government to ensure protection to the victim's family....
  • Watch: National anthem completes 102 years December 27, 2013

    The national anthem has completed 102 years today. It was first sung on this day in 1911 at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress. ...
  • West Bengal: Tata wants to retain Singur land, keen on returing November 12, 2013

    Tata Motors, on Tuesday, told the Supreme Court that it wanted to keep the leasehold rights over the 997 acre land, allotted by the Left Front government at Singur in West Bengal as it is keen on returning to the state with next phase of expansion of the Nano car...
  • 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...
  • IIMC tops in finance among global 70 Bschools September 26, 2013

    Kolkata: The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), the country's premier BSchool, has bagged another laurel and the top spot in finance among the world's leading 70 business schools, a statement said Thursday. The finance module, included in the Master of Management programme offered by the institute, has been hailed...
  • From Calcutta to Kolkata: Different names, similar problems September 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Observing that problems that plagued Kolkata (then Calcutta) during British rule have persisted, two West Bengal archivists Friday cited as example the decision to shift the state secretariat - albeit temporarily. "The circle has been completed in one aspect... the Writers' Building was made the office of the Bengal secretariat because...
  • Jhumpa Lahiri's 'The Lowland' shortlisted for Man Booker Prize September 10, 2013

    Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri has made it to this year's Man Booker Prize shortlist for her new fiction 'The Lowland', an intimate portrayal of two brothers set in Kolkata of the 1960's. Her tale, set in the suburban streets of Calcutta of the 1960s and told through the eyes of brothers...
  • Herd of Elephants enters town, damages 'Gibraltar House' September 9, 2013

    A herd of 15 elephants, on Monday, damaged the 'Gibraltar House' built by a judge of the Calcutta High Court at Kanhari Hills in Hazaribagh town 150 years ago. The elephants damaged the "Gibraltar House", built by late S C Mallick, a judge of the Calcutta High Court but none was...
  • Mamata govt requests HC for direction on compensation by GJM September 9, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Monday pleaded before the Calcutta High Court to ask the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to pay Rs 69.163 crore as compensation for losses caused to public and private property during its agitation demanding a separate state in the Darjeeling Hills. Submitting a report before a division...
  • Gorkha Janmukti Morcha moves SC against ban on its shutdown September 9, 2013

    The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has moved the Supreme Court challenging a Calcutta High Court order declaring as illegal and unconstitutional its ongoing shutdown in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills, a lawyer said in Kolkata on Monday. Counsel for the Gorkha outfit Abhijit Bose told a high court division bench of Chief...
  • WB government's allowance for Imams and Muezzins unconstitutional: Calcutta HC September 2, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday ruled that an allowance announced by West Bengal government for Imams and Muezzins was unconstitutional and against public interest. A division bench comprising Justice Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay and Justice M P Shrivastava passed the order on a petition challenging the announcement. The court said the...