Kolkata

  • Rape, death penalty, capital punishment
    Jul 30, 2015 14:40 IST

    East Midnapore: Youth gets death for killing four from his family

    The East Midnapore district court ordered on Wednesday that Debabrata Das, a youth from Contai, be hanged until death after he was found guilty of killing four members of his family, including his mother and elder brother.

  • Mamata Banerjee with Sugato Bose and Derek O’Brien near Big Ben, London
    Jul 30, 2015 10:13 IST

    After UK visit, Mamata rolls out red carpet for PM Cameron

    The Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said both Kolkata and London have their own identities but there are a number of similarities.

  • Hospital
    Jul 27, 2015 12:00 IST

    3 hospitals to start stem cell therapy without MCI approval

    Health dept is already facing a PIL for operating a similar unit at School of Tropical Medicine since 2013. Though the state health department has given clearnace, it is yet to procure permission from MCI, ICMR and drug controller of India.

  • West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Eid al-Fitr at Red Road in Kolkata
    Jul 27, 2015 11:40 IST

    Eye on clean sweep: TMC to sound poll bugle after Kali Puja

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has completed 100 meetings to assess the development work in each district. After Kali Puja is over, TMC will start the campaign as conceived by the state leadership, said Anubrata Mondal, Trinamool’s Birbhum president.

  • Indian Rupee
    Jul 27, 2015 11:29 IST

    NIA gets proof: Fake currency carrier not minor but of 22

    The NIA officers got in touch with officials of the district election commission and sought details of Barkat Ali’s voter’s ID. Barkat had claimed in court the he was 15 and hence should be treated as a minor. His school records show he was born on January 2, 2000.

  • Mamata Banerjee at Martyr's Day rally in Kolkata
    Jul 27, 2015 11:20 IST

    Team Mamata leaves for London to scout for investment

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee emphasised that while her official delegation consisted of 12 members comprising state cabinet ministers, senior officials and MPs, the rest of the 50-member team would bear their own travel expenses.

  • AIPMT
    Jul 25, 2015 13:15 IST

    Thousands appear for AIPMT retest amid tight security

    Students across the country appeared for the re-examination of the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) amid tight security measures like pat downs before being allowed inside the centres on Saturday.

  • Rohingya
    Jul 25, 2015 13:09 IST

    Fate of jailed Rohingyas in Bengal hangs in the balance

    For the past two months, the fate of 62 Rohingya Muslims including 21 children, the first batch among hundreds behind bars in Bengal jails, who were able to send application for refugee status to United Nations high commissioner for Refuges (UNHCR), hangs in a balance.

  • Jul 22, 2015 12:19 IST

    Despite B rating, Tagore's Visva-Bharati university still popular

    Despite securing a B grade in the NAAC assessment, Visva-Bharati, the only central university in the state, has been witnessing a steady flow of students who are seeking admission to the varsity’s courses.

  • Mamata Banerjee at Martyr's Day rally in Kolkata
    Jul 22, 2015 12:08 IST

    Mamata Banerjee sets aggressive tone for 2016 assembly polls

    As she set the tone for the crucial assembly polls next year, Mamata Banerjee highlighted her government’s achievements on Tuesday.

  • Mamata Banerjee at Martyr's Day rally in Kolkata
    Jul 22, 2015 00:29 IST

    Mamata dares BJP, CPM and Congress to unite against her

    The annual Martyr’s Day rally comes at a time when West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is riding high on a string of recent poll victories, overcoming the fallout of the multi-crore Saradha scam.

  • Uber has partnered with Carnegie Mellon University
    Jul 21, 2015 22:06 IST

    Kolkata: Uber cabbie masturbates while driving woman, arrested

    An Uber cab driver has been arrested in Kolkata for allegedly masturbating while driving a 25-year-old woman passenger, a virtual repeat of an incident involving another taxi aggregator service in the national capital earlier this month.

  • Ghosts of Calcutta by Sebastian Ortiz.
    Jul 20, 2015 13:38 IST

    French diplomat's Kolkata love leads to book on its spooky side

    The ghosts of Kolkata and the spirit of the city have fascinated Fabrice Etienne, the French consul general in Kolkata, so much that he has ended up writing a book on its spookier side.

  • Kishenji
    Jul 18, 2015 13:58 IST

    For the first time, TMC claims credit for Kishenji killing

    Kishenji, the CPI (Maoist) politburo and central military commission member, was killed in a controversial encounter in 2011. He was incharge of West Bengal and the architect of the militant Lalgarh movement.

  • Modi's speech on Teachers' Day
    Jul 17, 2015 22:04 IST

    RSS moves against madrasas, claims they teach 'incomplete history'

    A storm is brewing in Bengal’s educational politics with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders planning to move the Calcutta High Court, alleging state madrasas are teaching an “incomplete history” of the nation that only begins with the Muslim period and omits the Vedic era and the age of emperor Ashoka altogether.