Kolkata

  • Maggi
    May 24, 2015 15:04 IST

    After UP, Kolkata food inspectors collect Maggi samples for testing

    Authorities in Kolkata said on Sunday that samples of Maggi instant noodles will be sent for testing in a central government laboratory, just days after Uttar Pradesh sought the recall of the popular brand on the ground that it contains a dangerously high level of lead.

  • West Bengal board results
    May 22, 2015 13:23 IST

    Boys outshine girls in Bengal board Class 10 exams, check results

    The West Bengal board declared the Class 10 exam (popularly known as Madhyamik exam) results on Friday. It has recorded an overall pass percentage of 82.66%.

  • Dussehra
    May 20, 2015 14:53 IST

    RSS registers jump in membership for training camps in West Bengal

    At a time when the BJP is losing its momentum in West Bengal, the party’s ideological mentor RSS has seen an increase in the number of people attending its special training camps, the only way to become a trained Sangh member.

  • New Market
    May 18, 2015 13:28 IST

    Fire sweeps through part of Kolkata's New Market

    A fire swept through the fishmongers' section of Kolkata's famed New Market on Monday.

  • Students celebrating after the declaration of ICSE
    May 18, 2015 00:54 IST

    Girls outshine boys in ICSE, ISC 2015 exam results

    The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) declared the Class 10 (ICSE) and Class 12 (ISC) 2015 results on Monday.

  • Nepal earthquake
    May 14, 2015 08:03 IST

    Kolkata’s arsenic levels to rise after recent Nepal earthquake

    Scientists and experts in Kolkata dealing with arsenic contamination in the city’s groundwater are now exploring this possibility after a Chinese study revealed how the arsenic level in the groundwater shot up hundreds of times after an earthquake in China, before it settled again over time.

  • Nepal earthquake
    May 13, 2015 09:27 IST

    Kolkata lies right on top of faultline, may face major quake in future

    Every time the ground shakes beneath Kolkata, we move an inch closer to Dooms Day, experts warned after Tuesday’s earthquake in Nepal. For there lies a ‘faultline’, a fractured zone, just 4.5km below the city, which has been lying almost in active for years but could become hyperactive and trigger a massive quake measuring at least 6 on the Richter scale, seismologists claim.

  • Kolkata bandh
    Apr 30, 2015 08:57 IST

    First bandh in two years sees Kolkata wake up to deserted streets

    Important junctions that usually spring to life by 8 AM on weekdays such as Esplanade, Shyambazar, Park Circus, Sealdah and Howrah Station wore a deserted look.

  • WB civic poll results
    Apr 28, 2015 10:21 IST

    WB civic polls: TMC set for big win, workers start celebrations

    The Trinamool Congress juggernaut started rolling from the first few minutes of counting of votes in polls to 92 civic bodies in West Bengal on Tuesday, steamrolling the opposition across the state.

  • CPI(M), Bengal 
    Apr 25, 2015 08:28 IST

    Bengal: One shot dead as violence casts pall on civic polls

    A man was shot dead, another sustained bullet injuries and a former minister alleged abuse as violence early on Saturday cast a pall on elections to 91 civic bodies across West Bengal.

  • AMRI
    Apr 24, 2015 23:26 IST

    Trinamool Congress won't support land acquisition bill: Mamata

    The Trinamool Congress will not support the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by the Narendra Modi-led central government, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.

  • Netaji Nehru
    Apr 21, 2015 00:53 IST

    Subhas Chandra Bose’s family to ask Modi for SIT probe under SC judge

    Members of Subhas Chandra Bose’s family will demand a special investigation team (SIT) be formed under a sitting Supreme Court judge to probe the freedom fighter’s last days when they meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi next month, Netaji’s grand nephew said on Monday.

  • Netaji
    Apr 20, 2015 23:04 IST

    Suspecting sadhu to be Netaji, WB intelligence snooped on him for years

    The West Bengal intelligence branch snooped on a sadhu for many years, suspecting he was Subhas Chandra Bose in hiding, recently declassified documents show.

  • Ankul Maiti
    Apr 17, 2015 11:56 IST

    I-Core owner, another ponzi king, lands up in jail

    Just a couple of years ago, it was an unqualified boom. Various ‘groups of companies’ sprung up in various corners of Bengal producing, or claiming to produce, just about everything under the sun — from cement to edible oil, newspapers to TV channels, apartments to resorts and motorcycles. However, on Thursday, the CID of the state police swooped down on I-Core group owner Anukul Maiti

  • mamta
    Apr 15, 2015 10:49 IST

    Bangladesh minister meets CM, voices hope of sealing Teesta deal

    Bangladesh land minister Shamsur Rahman Sharif sought to pick up the threads from the Mamata-Hasina meet in Dhaka as he met the chief minister at Nabanna on Monday. However, he didn’t say if his optimistic tone on the Teesta issue was the result of discussions with the chief minister on the day.