A massive fire broke out around 10 am on the 16th floor of the LIC building on Jawaharlal Nehru Road in central Kolkata. The floor housed the server room of the State Bank of India's (SBI) global market office. The chief general manager (Kolkata circle) of SBI, PP Sengupta, said there was no news of anyone getting stuck on the floor.
The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata continued to be on boil on Wednesday as students' protests against authorities over "moral policing" and "gender-based segregation" rocked the campus for a second day following the expulsion of 14 girl students.
Services of the heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), popularly known as 'toy train', is all set to resume in the hills from October 25, after its suspension for 125 days due to the strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).
Night-long rain and winds at 30 to 40 km an hour brought down dozens of trees in Kolkata, disrupting rush-hour traffic on Monday as the city returned to work after a long Durga Puja break. Incoming flights could not land because of the weather, so hundreds of outgoing passengers are stuck at Kolkata Airport. The Railways has reported disruption because of fallen trees on rail lines.
A special team of the West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) raided a resort in Sikkim's Namchi area following information about the presence of absconding GJM chief Bimal Gurung there but he managed to escape, a senior official said today.
Clinging to a wooden structure of an immersed idol of goddess Durga helped save three people who drifted away after high tide of river Ganga. They were rescued around 8 km away in the city today, police said.
Edited by Nidhi Sethi | Monday September 25, 2017, Kolkata
Five years after sex workers of Kolkata's Sonagachi organised their first Durga Puja, it's going to be a grand celebration this time. A large pandal has been erected and they have collected about Rs 4 lakh to celebrate the only puja for sex workers in Kolkata.