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Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata among world's 10 most polluted cities

The severe air pollution in South Asia is significantly disrupting the daily lives of millions, leading to school closures, affecting sports events, and prompting governments to advise people to stay indoors to prevent health issues. This region has emerged as a major global hotspot for air pollution, with studies revealing that four of the world's most polluted countries and nine out of the top 10 most polluted cities are located here. Among these, three major Indian cities—Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai—ranked in the top 10 most polluted cities globally. 
Published on Nov 13, 2023 04:52 PM IST

Decoding home painting trends across India's urban landscape

The evolution of home painting trends, much like fashion or cuisine, offers a profound window into local culture, climate and lifestyle where in the vast and vibrant tapestry of India, each city wears its unique shade, telling tales of tradition and modernity. These shades not only colour the walls but also the spirit and ethos of these urban landscapes. 
Published on Oct 11, 2023 08:25 AM IST

Kolkata Trams get special Puja makeover to celebrate 150 years of Tramways

The second bogie transports passengers to a heritage location in Kolkata, reflecting the city's luxurious charm. Its exteriors are designed to showcase West Bengal's culture and landmarks, incorporating augmented reality elements. 
Published on Oct 10, 2023 10:38 AM IST

International Day of Yoga: Glimpses of celebration from across the nation

People perform Yoga on International day of Yoga at Kartavya path near India Gate in  in New Delhi.
Published on Jun 21, 2023 12:06 PM IST

Monsoon officially enters north Bengal, Kolkata witnesses thunderstorm

"The Southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of Karnataka, some more parts of Konkan, remaining parts of Tamil Nadu, some more parts of Andhra Pradesh, some more parts of northwest Bay of Bengal today, most parts of Sub-HImalayan West Bengal and Sikkim and some parts of Bihar on the June 12," the met office bulletin said. 
Published on Jun 13, 2023 04:02 PM IST

Photos | Kolkata, Kochi fans celebrate Argentina's FIFA World Cup victory

A group of Argentina football fans in Kolkata celebrate their team's 2022 FIFA World Cup victory.
Updated on Dec 19, 2022 06:31 PM IST

'Chalo Nabanna' march turns into BJP vs police face-off in Kolkata | In photos

Tweeting this picture, the Bengal BJP wrote, “Calcutta's streets are ochreous against Trinamool corruption.”
Published on Sep 13, 2022 06:32 PM IST

Durga Puja 2022: City of Joy Kolkata gears up for biggest festival

The festival of Durga Puja will be observed from October 1 this year and will go on till October 5. It starts with Mahalaya (September 25) with the ritual of 'pran pratistha' which is done by painting the eyes on the idol goddess Durga. Sasthi, Saptami, Ashtami are the other auspicious days with their own significance and rituals. The celebrations culminate on Vijaya Dashami day when the idols are immersed in rivers. After a two-year hiatus due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the City of Joy Kolkata is finally happy to host one of the country's biggest festivals once again with much favour and enthusiasm.
Published on Sep 06, 2022 09:19 AM IST

Here is the list of 10 most polluted cities in the world

According to the latest State of Global Air report on air quality and health in cities, New Delhi and Kolkata are among the top 10 most polluted cities in the world in terms of average annual population-weighted PM 2.5 exposure. New Delhi and Kolkata ranked first and second in the list while Mumbai has been placed at 14th spot.
Updated on Aug 18, 2022 03:57 PM IST

5 haunted places in Kolkata that'll send chills down your spine

Every place in India has its own share of ghost stories. Kolkata, the 'City of Joy,' not only attracts visitors for its rich cultural places but also its spooky sites that send chills down one's spine.
Published on Feb 15, 2022 08:31 PM IST

West Bengal imposes fresh Covid-19 restrictions, read deets inside

The West Bengal government on Sunday decided to shut down schools and other educational institutes, spas, salons, beauty parlours, zoos, and entertainment parks from January 3, in view of rising Covid-19 cases. They also announced that flights to Kolkata from New Delhi and Mumbai will be allowed to operate only twice a week, with effect from January 5.
Published on Jan 03, 2022 11:13 AM IST

Cyclone Jawad: Rain lashes Kolkata, southern parts of West Bengal

Rain lashed Kolkata and other southern parts of West Bengal on Sunday with cyclonic storm Jawad laying centred 180 km from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
Published on Dec 05, 2021 02:38 PM IST

Here's how devotees in Kolkata celebrated Vijayadashami, see pics

Vijayadashami marks the final day of the Durga Puja festival. On this day devotees bid goodbye to Goddess Durga by immersing the idols in water. In the North, devotees burn effigies of Ravan, Meghnad and Kumbhakaran. Here's how the people of Kolkata celebrated Vijayadashami.
Updated on Oct 16, 2021 12:40 PM IST

In photos: Laser show suspended in Kolkata's 'Burj Khalifa' Durga pandal

Devotees take pictures of Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower pandal created by Kolkata’s Sreebhumi Sporting Club as the Durga Puja celebration commences in Kolkata.
Published on Oct 13, 2021 03:48 PM IST

In pics: Kolkata gears up for Durga Puja, preparations in full swing

Durga Puja is celebrated for ten days in the Ashwin month. It is not just a festival for the people of Bengal but also an emotion. This year Navratri will commence on October 7, 2021, and will end on October 15, 2021. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the celebration will be scaled down all over India. Here are a few pictures of how the people of Kolkata are gearing up for the biggest festival in the city.
Updated on Sep 21, 2021 04:27 PM IST

In pics: Incessant downpour leaves Kolkata wading in floods

Heavy waterlogging has been reported from several areas in Kolkata following incessant rain since Sunday evening. 
Updated on Sep 21, 2021 11:12 AM IST

In pics: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee hoists flag at Red Road in Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal state, unfurls the national flag during Independence Day parade in Kolkata on August 15.
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 03:38 PM IST

These 6 irresistible street foods from Kolkata will surely make you drool

From something as light and healthy as jhalmuri to the lip-smacking famous Kolkata biryani, this place has something for everyone. Here are six foods found on the streets of Kolkata that will surely make you drool.
Updated on Jul 17, 2021 01:28 PM IST

Very severe Cyclone Yaas makes landfall over Odisha, Bengal coasts

The weather department has predicted heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand. "Light to moderate rainfall expected at most places with heavy to very heavy rains at few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places in Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Balasore, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Kendrapara, and Keonjhargarh today," the IMD said.
Published on May 26, 2021 11:24 AM IST
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