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The prime minister is also scheduled to hold a public meeting at Dunlop Maidan in Hooghly.(Twitter/narendramodi)

PM Modi to inaugurate Kolkata Metro extension to Dakshineswar on Monday

Posted by Prashasti Singh | PTI, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 02:50 PM IST
The prime minister will flag off a train from Noapara to Dakshineswar from a programme in the Hooghly district, Kolkata Metro spokesperson Indrani Banerjee said.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public rally at Poilan in Kolkata, (PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public rally at Poilan in Kolkata, (PTI)

CM Banerjee alleges conspiracy in attack on TMC minister, BJP seeks CBI probe

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 02:52 AM IST
Addressing a rally in South 24-Parganas on Thursday, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar backed a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
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Representative photo of handcuffs(Shutterstock)
Representative photo of handcuffs(Shutterstock)

72-year-old Assam woman, others nabbed in Kolkata with drugs worth 17.5 cr

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 04:50 PM IST
  • Five alleged drug dealers, three of whom are based in Assam and Manipur, were arrested during the operation.
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The themes showcased in his work -- domestic life, memories, fear and fragility,(YouTube/@CIMA gallery)
The themes showcased in his work -- domestic life, memories, fear and fragility,(YouTube/@CIMA gallery)

Maharashtra-based artist's 3D art on display at gallery in Kolkata

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 11:51 AM IST
Patil, who hails from Koregaon and completed his Masters in Fine Arts from Visva-Bharati, said light and shadow play an important role in almost all his works.
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As the activists tried to head further by breaking the heavy metal barricades, police used water cannons. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI02_11_2021_000205A)(PTI)
As the activists tried to head further by breaking the heavy metal barricades, police used water cannons. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI02_11_2021_000205A)(PTI)

Left-Cong activists clash with police during march over jobs

PTI, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 09:28 PM IST
Condemning the brutal attacks on students and young men and women by the "police force of the Trinamool Congress government", Left Front Chairman Biman Bose announced a 12- hour West Bengal bandh by the Left and associate parties from 6 am on Friday in protest.
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Sugata Bose calls Netaji relics at Victoria Memorial exhibition as 'fake copy'(Twitter/Anamika1424)
Sugata Bose calls Netaji relics at Victoria Memorial exhibition as 'fake copy'(Twitter/Anamika1424)

Sugata Bose calls Netaji relics at Victoria Memorial exhibition as 'fake copy'

PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 05:56 PM IST
'You should investigate who produced the fake item as it is extremely embarrassing that the Prime Minister of India inaugurated the exhibition with the fake item on display': Netaji's grandnephew Sugata Bose on the legendary freedom fighter's relics at Victoria Memorial exhibition
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Authorities of those medical establishments also hailed the allocation of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>35,000 crore for Covid-19 vaccine.(AFP)
Authorities of those medical establishments also hailed the allocation of 35,000 crore for Covid-19 vaccine.(AFP)

Kolkata healthcare sector hails increased allocation in Union budget

PTI, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 11:51 PM IST
"In this year's budget, we see a significant rise in budgetary allocations for healthcare, particularly under the Atmanirbhar Bharat project," President of the Association of Hospitals of Eastern India, Rupak Barua, said.
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69-year-old Abhijit Banerjee and 60-year-old Shipra Banerjee’s groovy moves may fill your heart with an unexplained joy.(Instagram/@thebohobaalika)
69-year-old Abhijit Banerjee and 60-year-old Shipra Banerjee’s groovy moves may fill your heart with an unexplained joy.(Instagram/@thebohobaalika)

Video of elderly couple grooving to 90’s pop song will make you smile

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 09:14 PM IST
“My parents have always been the livewire of any party while I was growing up,” Kaustav Banerjee, the lead singer told HT.
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The image shows the boat library.(Twitter)
The image shows the boat library.(Twitter)

Kolkata gets its first boat library, over 500 books available

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:34 AM IST
The idea behind the boat library is that one can read some good collection of books while appreciating the beauty of Kolkata, cruising on the Hooghly.
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Tamil translation of French novel wins Romain Rolland Book Prize at Kolkata(Twitter/IFInde/TounkaPodcast)
Tamil translation of French novel wins Romain Rolland Book Prize at Kolkata(Twitter/IFInde/TounkaPodcast)

Tamil translation of French novel wins Romain Rolland Book Prize at Kolkata

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:37 AM IST
After winning the Romain Rolland Book Prize, the publisher and Tamil translator of French novel 'Le mariage de plaisir' will now be invited by the French Institute in India to the Paris Book Fair 2021 (Livre Paris 2021) as the guests of honour.
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Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Netaji Bhavan to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Kolkata.(PTI)
Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Netaji Bhavan to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Kolkata.(PTI)

Modi becomes 3rd PM to visit Kolkata's Netaji Bhawan on Bose's birthday

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:24 PM IST
  • The central government is celebrating Bose’s birthday as Parakram Diwas - the day of valour.
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Kolkata: Children look at a mural depicting frontline workers fighting against COVID-19, at Brahmahapur in Kolkata, (PTI)
Kolkata: Children look at a mural depicting frontline workers fighting against COVID-19, at Brahmahapur in Kolkata, (PTI)

Doctors plan to set up Covid-19 museum in Kolkata to commemorate pandemic fight

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 05:08 PM IST
The museum will showcase items like PPE kits, masks, gloves and sanitisers, besides several other materials that became essential in the fight against the virus, West Bengal Doctors' Forum (WBDF) office-bearer Dr Rajiv Pandey said on Wednesday.
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"The reason for the fire is not known. The firemen are fighting it tooth and nail and hopefully, it will soon be under control," a senior officer of the Kolkata Police was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.(Sourced Image)
"The reason for the fire is not known. The firemen are fighting it tooth and nail and hopefully, it will soon be under control," a senior officer of the Kolkata Police was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.(Sourced Image)

Fire breaks out at a slum in Kolkata's Baghbazar area

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Harshit Sabarwal, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 08:46 PM IST
This is the second fire incident reported in the capital city of West Bengal today. Earlier, a fire broke out at a go-down in the Manicktala area with five fire tenders rushed to the spot, according to police officials.
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Hoping that distribution of the vials to other districts may begin shortly after it arrives, or on Wednesday, the official said all "transportation has been arranged".(HT_PRINT)
Hoping that distribution of the vials to other districts may begin shortly after it arrives, or on Wednesday, the official said all "transportation has been arranged".(HT_PRINT)

First lot of Covid-19 vaccine vials to arrive in Kolkata on Tuesday

By Harshit Sabarwal | PTI, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 07:56 PM IST
The central government had last week said that the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive would begin on January 16. Frontline workers will be among the first ones to receive the dose.
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Bengali chef Vikramjit Roy’s Kolkata-food delivery service Park Street Rolls and Biryani offers (above) puchkas too
Bengali chef Vikramjit Roy’s Kolkata-food delivery service Park Street Rolls and Biryani offers (above) puchkas too

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Bae of Bengal

PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 03:04 PM IST
From puchkas and rolls to biryani, Kolkata food is stealing the show
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File photo of Eden Gardens.(PTI)
File photo of Eden Gardens.(PTI)

Eden Gardens' journey from quarantine centre to cricket

UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 06:23 AM IST
It was at Eden in 1945 that Syed Mushtaq Ali was inducted in the India team on popular demand. “No Mushtaq, no Test” banners came up at Eden forcing the selectors, Duleepsinhji among them, to bring Ali back for the unofficial Test against Australian Services.
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File photo of East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan I-League match.(HT Photo)
File photo of East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan I-League match.(HT Photo)

Took great effort from stakeholders to organise I-League in times of COVID-19: AIFF Secy

By Press Trust of India | Chennai
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:03 PM IST
as said the qualifiers for the I-League in October 2020 was the first sporting event to be organised in India during the COVID-19 pandemic and with the tournament slated to get underway, the league committee has ensured that football stays undisturbed by the pandemic.
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When it comes to sector-wise impact, the hospitality/travel sector has been hit the most with a 60 per cent decline in hiring followed by power/infrastructure/energy sector (39 per cent), retail (30 per cent), telecom/ISP (25 per cent) and accounting/taxation/finance (20 per cent) in December 2020 year-over-year.(HT Archive/Getty)
When it comes to sector-wise impact, the hospitality/travel sector has been hit the most with a 60 per cent decline in hiring followed by power/infrastructure/energy sector (39 per cent), retail (30 per cent), telecom/ISP (25 per cent) and accounting/taxation/finance (20 per cent) in December 2020 year-over-year.(HT Archive/Getty)

December hiring activity in nation up by 14%: Report

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 07:06 PM IST
The medical/healthcare sector witnessed a positive growth of 11 per cent due to macro conditions. Further, the hiring trend in pharma/biotech sector remained less impacted with only 1 per cent fall.
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Sourav Ganguly with friend Joydeep Mukherjee(Instagram/Sourav Ganguly)
Sourav Ganguly with friend Joydeep Mukherjee(Instagram/Sourav Ganguly)

‘What you’ve done in last 5 days is something I’ll remember forever’: Sourav Ganguly thanks friend Joydeep

By hindustantimes.com | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:45 PM IST
Sourav Ganguly took to Instagram and said he would never forget what Joydeep has done in the last five days he has been admitted in the Woodlands hospital in Kolkata.
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Former India cricket captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.(File photo)
Former India cricket captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.(File photo)

I am absolutely fine, says Ganguly after being discharged from hospital

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:37 AM IST
Ganguly was scheduled to be discharged on Wednesday but he sought to stay back for one more day
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The home sales rebounded sharply in July-September strongly after the lockdown and it was the best quarter for the industry backed by pent up demand. The October-December demand was down 40% 2,054 units compared to the corresponding period of 2019.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))
The home sales rebounded sharply in July-September strongly after the lockdown and it was the best quarter for the industry backed by pent up demand. The October-December demand was down 40% 2,054 units compared to the corresponding period of 2019.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))

Kolkata residential property price eases 4% in 2020

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Sales in city’s residential properties were up by over 100% to 5,975 units in the second half (July-December 2020) period over the first six months of the pandemic year when it sold 2,937 units in the metropolis, Frank Knight, property consultant said.
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A doctor holds up a vial of a mock Covid-19 vaccine during the mock drill and vaccination dry run at community health centre in Bisrakh, Greater Noida.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
A doctor holds up a vial of a mock Covid-19 vaccine during the mock drill and vaccination dry run at community health centre in Bisrakh, Greater Noida.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Transportation to jabs: Centre outlines Covid vaccination plan

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 08:36 AM IST
Health ministry details delivery, registration and tracking of vaccines.
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Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI (Board Of Control for Cricket in India) president Sourav Ganguly.(REUTERS)
Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI (Board Of Control for Cricket in India) president Sourav Ganguly.(REUTERS)

Sourav Ganguly fit enough to fly plane, run marathon, his heart is strong: Dr Devi Shetty

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 04:10 PM IST
Ganguly was rushed to the hospital on Saturday after he complained of chest pain while working out at a gym. He underwent angioplasty after three tiny blockages were detected in his coronary artery
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Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly reacts during a press conference at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly reacts during a press conference at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to be discharged from hospital on Wednesday

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:38 PM IST
Dr Rupali Basu, MD & CEO Woodlands Hospital, Kolkata, confirmed the news and said that Ganguly will be monitored daily at home.
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Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Arjun Singh (L), Mukul Roy (c) and Kailash Vijayvargiya (R) during a road show in Kolkata on Monday.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Arjun Singh (L), Mukul Roy (c) and Kailash Vijayvargiya (R) during a road show in Kolkata on Monday.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)

BJP’s Kolkata zone observer skips road show, leaves party red-faced

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 04:06 AM IST
Former Trinamool Congress heavyweight Sovan Chatterjee who was supposed to lead the road show along with Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP’s national general secretary and the party’s observer for the state, did not turn up.
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PM Modi also spoke to Sourav’s wife Dona Ganguly.(ANI)
PM Modi also spoke to Sourav’s wife Dona Ganguly.(ANI)

PM Modi speaks to Sourav Ganguly, wishes him speedy recovery

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:16 PM IST
Ganguly, 48, was stable and had a light dinner hours after undergoing coronary angioplasty at 3 pm on Saturday at a private hospital in Kolkata, where he was detected with three blocked arteries.
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Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed her sadness after former India cricket captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata when he complained of chest pain.(PTI)
Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed her sadness after former India cricket captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata when he complained of chest pain.(PTI)

Mamata Banerjee wishes Sourav Ganguly ‘a speedy recovery’ after BCCI president complains of chest pain

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 05:06 PM IST
Sourav Ganguly is ‘stable’ and admitted to the emergency ward of a private hospital. He complained of chest pain following a workout session on Friday evening and family members took him to the hospital this afternoon when the problem recurred, reports PTI.
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In Kolkata, LPG cylinder price has been increased by Rs 22.50 to Rs 1,410 from 1,387.50. In Mumbai, it has become costlier by Rs 17, from 1,280.50 to Rs 1,297.50.(HT Photo)
In Kolkata, LPG cylinder price has been increased by Rs 22.50 to Rs 1,410 from 1,387.50. In Mumbai, it has become costlier by Rs 17, from 1,280.50 to Rs 1,297.50.(HT Photo)

Non-subsidised LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs 17

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 01:02 PM IST
According to the IOC website, the new rate of 19 kg LPG cylinder in Delhi is now Rs 1,349 per cylinder as against the previous price of Rs 1,332.
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People out at Park Street on New Year's Eve, in Kolkata.(HT Photo)
People out at Park Street on New Year's Eve, in Kolkata.(HT Photo)

Kolkata: Around 200 booked for violating Covid-19 safety protocols on New Year’s Eve

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:38 AM IST
The Kolkata Police had put in place measures and had deployed additional personnel on the ground to ensure that safety protocols were maintained
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The initial lots of the vaccine will be sent only to government hospitals, public health centres or large private hospitals. The first two priority groups—health care and other frontline workers
The initial lots of the vaccine will be sent only to government hospitals, public health centres or large private hospitals. The first two priority groups—health care and other frontline workers

Elaborate distribution plan on track as India awaits vaccine approval

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 11:31 PM IST
The vaccines will be stocked at four Government Medical Store Depots (in Karnal, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata) and state and regional vaccine stores.
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