Women in Delhi and Jaipur have done it. Now women in Kolkata are going to breach a male bastion and hit the streets as chauffeurs. Lending them a hand are two NGOs and their project - Women on Wheels. Their objective is to empower disadvantaged women by teaching them to drive as professionals.
A class 8 student of a private boarding school in West Bengal has died allegedly after he was beaten to death by his teacher late night on Monday. The 14-year-old's family says he was "punished" for meeting his father at the hostel gate without seeking permission.
Stating that student activism has reached a tipping point, former Governor of West Bengal MK Narayanan on Thursday said that students' union politics has reached a stage where unions have become mere extension of political parties.
On January 16, Kolkata woke up to a shocking triple murder at a businessman's home. A woman and her twin sons were found dead and her husband badly wounded. The husband, Neil Fonseca, has reportedly "confessed" to killing his wife and sons.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is awaiting a final nod from the Ministry of Defence to start its ambitious drone monitoring project for combating wildlife poaching and man-animal conflict.
Trinamool Congress leader Naren Chakraborty, arrested for trying to board a Chennai-bound flight with an unlicensed gun, was on Monday remanded to a day's police custody by a court in Barrackpore near Kolkata.
A number of religious paintings, rare books, prints, photographs including an original poster of Satyajit Ray's iconic film 'Pather Panchali' will go under the hammer in a two-day online auction beginning tomorrow.
The brother of one of three persons arrested in the Audi hit-and-run case claimed a relation of the main accused was trying to tamper with evidence and frame an innocent. In a letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, he has also claimed the man has the support of a police officer.