Seeking to keep the city on the move in the coming rainy season, the technocrats at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation have recommended more disaster management teams at borough-level to ensure no disruptions in the city even in the wake of any natural calamity.
Pradip Saha, a 38-yearold businessman, was found dead in his Manicktala apartment on Sunday morning. Neighbours and relatives of Saha discovered his wounded body at the flat in the morning.
The Darjeeling Hills has just begun reacting to the recent death of a minor girl in the home of the child development project officer in Darjeeling.
In a fresh blow to the sagging industrial fortunes of the state, the Jindal Group-owned JSW Steel announced its decision to put its proposed Rs. 35,000 crore steel plant project at Salboni on hold on Sunday.
Weathermen rule out rain relief anytime soon, say maximum temperature could go up over the next few days.
Doctor asks two nurses at the hospital to carry out caesarian section, they forget about the other baby.
Dr Kunal Saha, a US-based medical practitioner, will be contesting the West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) elections this year. The last council was dissolved around one year back.
BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday expressed hope that chief minister Mamata Banerjee would protect investors and demanded that the Centre should intervene in chit fund irregularities.
After Saradha, another financial scam has surfaced in Murshidabad. Hundreds of agents of a Murshidabad-based ponzi company, James Dream India Real Estate Ltd (JDIRL), on Saturday ransacked the house of the company’s managing director after the investors did not get their money back with interest. The managing director is absconding after the incident.
The Saradha ponzi scam, that has already claimed a couple of lives in last few days, saw another investor committing suicide late Friday night in Purulia district. Tapan Biswas (36) was found hanging from the ceiling of his house at Balrampur, 50 km from Purulia town. He had deposited Rs. 2 lakh in Saradha and was suffering from depression since the scam broke out.
Scientists, and not weathermen, have spotted dark clouds over Kolkata. Known as Polar Stratospheric Clouds, these formations comprising mainly of gases and fumes from automobiles, reside at a much higher altitude than ordinary rain-bearing clouds.
It’s not just smokers who would have to shell out extra bucks towards the chief minister’s Saradha relief fund, cars and some luxury items may also get a bit costlier to pay for the Rs. 500 crore bill that chit fund money-losers have run up.
Kolkata Metro - the country's first Metro - used to be an island of cleanliness and orderliness in a city known for its dirty walls and disfigured public buildings. But the ruling Trinamool Congress is seeing to it that this civic exceptionalism becomes the political rule.