Kolkata

  • Armed With Sticks, Locals In West Bengal Chase Away Police On Camera
    Angry villagers including youngsters wearing school uniforms in West Bengal's Murshidabad went on a rampage after a road accident on Friday. According to video footage, the mob also chased away police personnel rushed to control the situation. The police said several personnel were injured. The incident took place on Friday afternoon in New Farrakka, around 300 km from Kolkata, on National Highway 34 which connects the state capital Kolkata to Malda and North Bengal through Murshidabad district.
  • 6 Arrested In Kolkata For Allegedly Running Fake Company, Cheating Bank
    Six people including an employee of a private bank were arrested from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district for allegedly running a fake company and fraudulently withdrawing large amount from the bank, police said on Thursday.
  • BJP Protests Against Trinamool Congress Leaders Seen In Narada Sting
    The BJP in Kolkata on Wednesday hit the streets demanding the resignation of Trinamool Congress lawmakers and ministers who were allegedly seen on tape accepting bribes for favours. The Narada sting was released just before the assembly elections in West Bengal last year but last week the Calcutta High Court said prima facie it seemed to be a cognizable offence and ordered the CBI to investigate.
  • Here's How These Kolkata Residents Are Complaining About Their 'Noisy' Star Hotel Neighbour
    In Kolkata, noise pollution has turned neighbours from friends to, well, nearly foes. Residents of Silver Springs, an upmarket housing complex are spending sleepless nights as their newest neighbour, JW Marriott Hotel has been pumping up the music during what is called the peak season in the business.
  • Left Student Activists Allege Sexual Harassment By Kolkata Jail Staff
    The Students Federation of India (SFI) has alleged that four women, who are party activists and protested against the state government, were groped, strip searched and sexually harassed at a women's jail in Kolkata earlier this month.
  • CBI Probe Ordered In Narada Sting, Cops Acted Like 'Puppets', Says Court
    The Narada sting operation that allegedly showed some Trinamool Congress leaders accepting bribes will be probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Calcutta High Court ordered on Friday. The court observed that the West Bengal police - that had been probing the case - was at best, "puppets of the State".
  • As Cops Land At His Doorstep, Calcutta High Court Judge Justice CS Karnan Says Will Sue For 14 Crores
    Dozens of cops led by the chief of the West Bengal Police arrived at Calcutta High Court judge Justice CS Karnan's home in Kolkata today to serve a warrant issued by the Supreme Court in a contempt case. He has been ordered to appear before the top court at 10:30 am on March 31.
  • Another Ponzi Scam In Bengal, Two Arrested
    Two owners of a chit fund company were arrested by CBI in Kolkata on Wednesday, after five hours of interrogation. Basudev Bagchi and his son Avik Bagchi of Prayag Group of Companies were arrested for collecting nearly Rs 2,862 crore from mostly poor people in the state by making fraudulent promises of very high returns, a statement by the agency read.
  • Three Indian Cities Among Top 20 Global Megacities: Report
    Eighty per cent of the cities across the world are showing signs of fragility, despite the the fact the 55 per cent of the people live in cities, accounting for $62 trillion of economic activity, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) report. Three Indian cities -- Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata -- have been named among the top 20 global megacities.
  • Kolkata Takes First Steps To London-Like All-In-One Transport Pass
    The Mamata Banerjee government today launched what could evolve into London's all- in-one Oyster Card for the metropolis's transport. It is called the 'West Bengal Transport Card' and will enable commuters to swipe and pay fares on all state-run buses, trams and ferries in the city.
  • Popular Bengali Folk Singer Kalikaprasad Bhattacharjee Dies In Car Accident
    Popular Bengali folk singer Kalikaprasad Bhattacharjee died in a fatal accident in West Bengal's Hooghly district on Tuesday after his car reportedly lost control and fell off the highway, police said.
  • When Mamata Banerjee's 'Non-Existent' Appendix Appeared On Nursing Home MRI
    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday narrated a bizarre tale from her experience with the health facilities in the city that gave her the shock of her life. An Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) conducted at a nursing home in the city displayed her appendix, which had been surgically removed years back.
  • Pregnant Woman Served Deep Fried Lizard At McDonald's Outlet in Kolkata
    The Mitras of Kolkata say they got a 'McLizzie' when they ordered breakfast at McDonald's at EM Bypass in the city on Tuesday. A deep fried lizard with their French fries left Priyanka Mitra, who is four months pregnant, rushing to the washroom. She had taken her daughter to the outlet for a treat.
  • BJP Backs Leader Named in West Bengal Child Adoption Racket
    From Juhi Chowdhury to Roopa Ganguly, the West Bengal BJP on Wednesday rallied around all party leaders named by the woman who headed the NGO that has been accused of selling children over the past few years. Chandana Chakraborty, chairperson of the NGO that ran a child-care shelter 'Bimala Sishu Griho', is at the centre of what the state police insist was a thriving child trafficking racket operating out of Jalpaiguri district.
  • People Have To Be More Tolerant In The Present Times: Mamata  Banerjee
    Stating that people nowadays should be more tolerant and there is no place of intolerance, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said it is the fundamental right of a person to choose his religion.

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