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The new rule will continue till February 5 as part of efforts to check fatalities because of two-wheeler accidents.(PTI)

Kolkata Police to launch ‘no helmet, no fuel’ rule

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 05:58 AM IST
Nearly half of over 1.8 million vehicles registered in Kolkata in 2019 were two-wheelers. The number of two-wheelers went up from around 83,00,00 to around 93,00,00 between 2017 and 2019.
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No petrol pumps in the city will sell petrol to any two-wheeler rider who arrives without a helmet or is carrying a pillion rider without a helmet.(HT FILE PHOTO)
No petrol pumps in the city will sell petrol to any two-wheeler rider who arrives without a helmet or is carrying a pillion rider without a helmet.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Kolkata to enforce ‘no helmet, no fuel’ rule from December 8

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Nearly half of over 1.8 million vehicles registered in Kolkata in 2019 were two-wheelers. The number of two-wheelers went up from around 83,00,00 to around 93,00,00 between 2017 and 2019.
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File photo: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(PTI)
File photo: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(PTI)

Bengal Guv hits back after TMC MP accuses him of trying to influence police investigation

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:28 PM IST
A day after Kolkata Police arrested financial consultant Govind Agarwal, Dhankhar on November 22 tweeted alleging that the arrests were politically motivated.
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Bengal: Couple held for murder of 20-year-old woman

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 03:21 PM IST
The woman’s body was found inside a white polythene sack that local residents spotted at night and informed the police.
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Police block the road near French Consulate in the view of Muslim groups' protests against French President Emmanuel Macron and republishing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad which they deem blasphemous, in Kolkata.(PTI)
Police block the road near French Consulate in the view of Muslim groups' protests against French President Emmanuel Macron and republishing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad which they deem blasphemous, in Kolkata.(PTI)

Kolkata Police files case against activist for spreading misinformation

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 06:00 AM IST
A senior officer of the Kolkata Police said that the song in the video clearly refers to Bangladesh.
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The Supreme Court stayed the Calcutta High Court order of September 29 asking the Delhi woman to appear in Kolkata while asking the petitioner to cooperate with the investigation.(PTI)
The Supreme Court stayed the Calcutta High Court order of September 29 asking the Delhi woman to appear in Kolkata while asking the petitioner to cooperate with the investigation.(PTI)

Let it remain free country: SC after police summon woman over Facebook post

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 09:50 PM IST
The woman had shared a crowded Raja Bazar area scene of Kolkata and questioned the Mamta Banerjee government’s seriousness to enforce the lockdown.
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A search has been initiated to nab the accused and investigation is on.(HT Photo)
A search has been initiated to nab the accused and investigation is on.(HT Photo)

Amid festive season, Kolkata Police seize huge amount of cash, illegal firearms

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 09:59 PM IST
In one incident, acting on a tip-off, the police raided a house on Eliot Road in south Kolkata and seized cash amounting Rs 1.6 crore.
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A view of a Durga Puja pandal, New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of a Durga Puja pandal, New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

In festival season, exercise due caution

PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 06:42 PM IST
India is at the crossroads. If caution is not exercised and safety protocols are not followed, as the experience in other countries and in Kerala during Onam celebrations has shown, the numbers could shoot up again.
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Significantly, the arrests came five days after an NIA court in Kolkata ordered seven-year jail sentences and fines for two men connected with the 2014 IED blast at Khagragarh in Burdwan district, where the banned terrorist organization Jamat-ul-Mujaheedin of Bangladesh (JMB) was operating a cell.(ANI)
Significantly, the arrests came five days after an NIA court in Kolkata ordered seven-year jail sentences and fines for two men connected with the 2014 IED blast at Khagragarh in Burdwan district, where the banned terrorist organization Jamat-ul-Mujaheedin of Bangladesh (JMB) was operating a cell.(ANI)

NIA questions six arrested al Qaeda men in Kolkata

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 11:46 PM IST
The agency plans to fly the suspects to Delhi on Monday after they are questioned by a team of the Kolkata Police’s Special Task Force (STF), officers aware of the developments said.
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On Monday, the chief minister’s decision to give monthly stipend and houses to Brahmin priests triggered a debate, with the Congress, Left and BJP calling it a desperate move to secure Hindu votes before the crucial assembly polls next year. (PTI Photo)
On Monday, the chief minister’s decision to give monthly stipend and houses to Brahmin priests triggered a debate, with the Congress, Left and BJP calling it a desperate move to secure Hindu votes before the crucial assembly polls next year. (PTI Photo)

‘Does not forget Muharram’: BJP leader taunts Bengal CM over no to ritual

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 04:19 PM IST
The BJP state unit had organised traditional Hindu rituals on the banks of the Hooghly river to pay homage to the souls of 32 party workers who the leadership said had died in political clashes in the last 12 months. However, police denied permission.
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Accident in Bengal’s Hooghly leaves three police personnel, including woman officer, dead

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 11:26 AM IST
The dead have been identified as Debasree Chatterjee, Tapas Burman and Manoj Saha. While Chatterjee was the commandant of the Kolkata Police’s 12th battalion, Burman was her security guard and Saha was the driver
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Bengal is fast emerging a hotbed for political gatherings and protests amid the pandemic because the crucial assembly polls are slated be held in May next year.(ANI)
Bengal is fast emerging a hotbed for political gatherings and protests amid the pandemic because the crucial assembly polls are slated be held in May next year.(ANI)

Covid-19 kills 24 police personnel in Bengal; nearly 8,000 test positive so far

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 09:21 AM IST
Bengal has reported 1,90,063 Covid-19 cases, of which around 1.6 lakh have recovered from their viral infections. While 3,730 Covid-19 patients have died so far. At present, the state has over 23,000 active Covid-19 cases
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Kolkata maid held for stealing 35 lakh using dead employer’s ATM card

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 04:14 PM IST
Taking advantage of the pandemic, both her sons-in-law went to ATM kiosks with masks and caps and withdrew the money
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The Bengal government will observe September 1 as Police Day in recognition of the work done by the state’s police force during the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown.(HT PHOTO.)
The Bengal government will observe September 1 as Police Day in recognition of the work done by the state’s police force during the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown.(HT PHOTO.)

Bengal to observe Sept 1 as Police Day to laud force’s contribution: Mamata Banerjee

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 05:13 PM IST
She also announced several new projects for the Kolkata Police and West Bengal Police. These include setting up of 20 new barracks and scope for more promotion for women in the force.
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Police said that the accused, living a tony high-rise residential complex, used to introduce himself as a staff of a well-known private hospital in east Kolkata to his unsuspecting clients.(HT Photo (Representative Image))
Police said that the accused, living a tony high-rise residential complex, used to introduce himself as a staff of a well-known private hospital in east Kolkata to his unsuspecting clients.(HT Photo (Representative Image))

Kolkata: Police arrest man for duping dozens with promise of testing their swab samples

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 07:10 PM IST
Last week, Kolkata Police had arrested three persons for providing a fake report to a Covid-19 patient, declaring him not suffering from the viral infection.
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Police said that the duo was being interrogated and further investigation was on.(HT Photo)
Police said that the duo was being interrogated and further investigation was on.(HT Photo)

1400 litres of spurious sanitizer seized in Kolkata

By HT Correspondent| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2020 09:08 PM IST
The sanitizers were kept in bottles of various shapes and sizes without any labels or manufacturing certificates. The persons could not produce valid documents.
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More than 1,000 cases have been detected in West Bengal Police till date. Three police personnel have died. (Photo @KolkataPolice)
More than 1,000 cases have been detected in West Bengal Police till date. Three police personnel have died. (Photo @KolkataPolice)

‘Isolation lockups for those who contract Covid-19 in custody’: Kolkata police

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Local police stations have been asked to look for such arrangements where isolation lockups could be set up.
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E, F, G and H blocks are to be set up as quarantine centres.(Image Courtesy: Cricket Association of Bengal’s FB page.)
E, F, G and H blocks are to be set up as quarantine centres.(Image Courtesy: Cricket Association of Bengal’s FB page.)

Eden Gardens’ quarantine facility ready for Kolkata Police

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 09:13 PM IST
Eden Gardens has made available spaces below its five galleries (E, F, G and H blocks) to be set up as Covid-19 quarantine centre.
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The death toll climbed to 1,255 with 34 Covid-patients dying in the last 24 hours.(ANI)
The death toll climbed to 1,255 with 34 Covid-patients dying in the last 24 hours.(ANI)

Covid-19 cases cross 50,000 mark; Bengal enforces state-wide lockdown

By HT Correspondent| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 09:38 PM IST
The total number of cases registered in the state crossed the 50,000-mark and stood at 51,757 with 2,436 new cases being recorded in the last 24 hours.
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On Friday, Simon was sent to police custody till July 28 by the chief metropolitan magistrate at Bankshall Court, Kolkata.(HT Archives. Representative image)
On Friday, Simon was sent to police custody till July 28 by the chief metropolitan magistrate at Bankshall Court, Kolkata.(HT Archives. Representative image)

Nigerian fraudster arrested in South Delhi for running nation-wide racket through WhatsApp

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2020 09:53 AM IST
John Effe alias Simon was arrested by officers of the cybercrime branch of Kolkata Police’s detective department on July 15 and brought to the city on transit remand.
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The current strength of the Chouhan cabinet is 34, including the CM, and one ministerial berth is still lying vacant.(PTI Photo)
The current strength of the Chouhan cabinet is 34, including the CM, and one ministerial berth is still lying vacant.(PTI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Madhya Pradesh CM distributes portfolios, Scindia loyalists in charge of key ministries and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 01:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Since, the administrative functioning majorly happens at Club House, adjacent blocks (B, C, D, K and L) would not be used for it, allowing the association to use them for conducting its activities for its administrative works.)(PTI file photo)
Since, the administrative functioning majorly happens at Club House, adjacent blocks (B, C, D, K and L) would not be used for it, allowing the association to use them for conducting its activities for its administrative works.)(PTI file photo)

Eden Gardens to be used as quarantine facility for police personnel

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2020 11:36 AM IST
It has been decided that under galleries of E, F, G and H blocks would be used to set up such facilities. In case, if more space is required, then J block might also be used. Such areas would be thoroughly segregated as a safety measure.
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Sources at the health department said more than 350 Kolkata policemen here have been diagnosed with the disease over the past four months.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
Sources at the health department said more than 350 Kolkata policemen here have been diagnosed with the disease over the past four months.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)

7 Kolkata policemen test positive for Covid-19, hospitalised:Report

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi | Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 03:06 PM IST
All seven of them have been sent for treatment at different hospitals in the city, a senior officer of Kolkata Police detective department said.
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The family got in touch with the Kolkata Police, the state health department, and the KMC authorities and tried to preserve the body in a mortuary until the test result was made available to them.(File Photo (Representative Image))
The family got in touch with the Kolkata Police, the state health department, and the KMC authorities and tried to preserve the body in a mortuary until the test result was made available to them.(File Photo (Representative Image))

Kolkata: Covid positive patient’s body kept at home for 2 days as family awaited his test result

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 07:01 PM IST
On Wednesday afternoon, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) authorities took the body to a Covid-designated cremation ground in east Kolkata, where his last rites were performed.
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Police suspect the man bought the weapon during one of his visits to Kolkata earlier this year.(Representative Photo/REUTERS)
Police suspect the man bought the weapon during one of his visits to Kolkata earlier this year.(Representative Photo/REUTERS)

Snake bite, contract killer, car accident – options Amit Agarwal explored to kill wife

By Joydeep Thakur| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 10:00 PM IST
Police said Amit Agarwal left a suicide not detailing his plans to kill his wife.
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Upon the revelation of the patient’s health condition, panic gripped the entire police station. The man was asked to sit under the shade of a tree in a corner of the garage adjacent to the police station.
Upon the revelation of the patient’s health condition, panic gripped the entire police station. The man was asked to sit under the shade of a tree in a corner of the garage adjacent to the police station.

Told over phone he is Covid-19 +ve, man walks into police station for help

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 08:54 PM IST
At around 10:30 am, the man walked up to the Tollygunge police station, which is at a distance of one kilometer from his home. When the constable at the entrance checked his temperature with a thermal scanner, he was found to be running a fever.
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Police said that the man was fight a divorce case for the last two years.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
Police said that the man was fight a divorce case for the last two years.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)

Man allegedly kills wife in Bengaluru, mother-in-law in Kolkata and then dies by suicide

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2020 11:27 PM IST
The Kolkata Police are investigation the cause of the double murder.
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The arrested man had some dispute with the father of the deceased child, police said.(PTI)
The arrested man had some dispute with the father of the deceased child, police said.(PTI)

Man held for throwing children from rooftop in police custody

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar | Mumbai, Maharashtra
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 01:52 PM IST
Police sources said the man will be questioned and it will also be ascertained whether he was suffering from any psychological disorder or not.
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Kolkata police personnel patrolling the Tikiapara area.(ANI File Photo)
Kolkata police personnel patrolling the Tikiapara area.(ANI File Photo)

Kolkata man throws 2 children from rooftop, two-year-old dies: Police

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 10:45 AM IST
Preliminary enquiry revealed that the arrested man had a dispute with the father of the deceased child around a fortnight ago, an official said.
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The arrest comes within 10 days of the STF arresting an alleged JMB operative, Abdul Karim, from Murshidabad district.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The arrest comes within 10 days of the STF arresting an alleged JMB operative, Abdul Karim, from Murshidabad district.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Kolkata Police team nab JMB operative, second such arrest in 10 days

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 11:50 PM IST
Since the 2014 Burdwan blast that opened the lid on a flourishing JMB network in Bengal, and some other states like Assam, Jharkhand and Karnataka, more than five dozen suspected JMB operatives have been arrested in West Bengal, according to a senior police officer involved in anti-terror operations.
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