For love or for money, you may not get a taxi in Kolkata between 11 am and 4 pm starting Monday. The drivers have decided that it is simply too hot to work in the afternoon and most taxi unions have backed the idea.
A proud day for Kolkata. Two toppers - of the Class 12 ISC exam and the Class 10 ICSE exams - are both from this city. And with stunning scores. Arkya Chatterjee of Vivekananda Mission School in Behala aced the Class 12 boards with 99.75 per cent and Sougata Chowdhury of St Xaviers Collegiate School topped the Class 10 exams - along with three others - with 99.20 per cent.
Air India today became the first airline to start commercial operations from recently opened Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, at Durgapur, 170 kms from in Kolkata, with a flight connecting Kolkata to Durgapur and back.
A crude bomb blast in a local train in West Bengal's Titagarh early this morning left six people seriously injured and hospitalised. One of them was a 18-year-old, who had his hand blown off and is suspected to have bene the one carrying the bomb.
Delhi's Metro service was halted at 12.38 pm today, soon after a big earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale hit Nepal today, with tremors were felt across much of North and East India, including the capital.