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Tag: Kolkata

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WATCH | Howrah Bridge Lights Up On International Women’s Day

WATCH | Howrah Bridge Lights Up On International Women’s Day

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Sindur Khela
Durga Puja 2021: Sindur Khela At South Kolkata Ahead Of Idol Immersion

Women Perform Sindur Khela At South Kolkata Ahead Of Idol Immersion.

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Kolkata Safest City
Kolkata Safest City Among Metros: NCRB Report

In the case of murders, Kolkata recorded only 53 cases whereas Delhi recorded 461 cases -- the highest among all the cities followed by Bengaluru (179 cases), Chennai (150 cases) and Mumbai (148 cases)

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Former Cong MP From Assam Sushmita Dev Joins TMC In Kolkata

Sushmita Dev had been serving as the national spokesperson of the Congress and its women's wing chief. She sent her resignation letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Sunday and offered no reason for quitting the grand old party.

Hope After Despair! Cured After ECMO Treatment, Odisha's Critical Covid Patient Thanks Doctors

This is Sanjay Agarwal from Odisha's Cuttack. On 1st May, he was tested positive for the Covid19 infection.

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Abhisek Mohapatra Set To Be Airlifted To Kolkata For ECMO Treatment

Critically ill Abhisek Mohapatra of Basudevpur of Bhadrak is all set to be shifted to Kolkata from Bhubaneswar through an air ambulance for advance ECMO treatment.

Abhisek Mohapatra Set To Be Shifted To Kolkata For ECMO Treatment, Kin Seek Public Help

A young critically ill Covid-19 patient, Abhisek Mohapatra, who needs urgent ECMO treatment, is all set to be shifted to Kolkata from Bhubaneswar on road as fund crunch has posed hindrance for his airlifting to West Bengal.

9 Killed In Railway Building Fire In Kolkata, PM Modi Condoles

Kolkata: At least nine persons were killed in a major fire that broke out on the 13th floor of a multi-storeyed building in Kolkata’s Strand Road area on Monday evening. Among the dead, four were fire brigade officials, an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Kolkata’s Hare Street police station, a senior railway official and a security […]

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Odisha Man Held Captive In Kolkata For Ransom

Balasore: A man from the district has allegedly been held captive by some miscreants at gun-point in Kolkata for ransom. The miscreants allegedly have demanded Rs 8 lakh ransom from the family members of the victim, identified as Tapas Mohanty of Keshapur under Soro Police station in the district. Sukanti Mohanty, wife of the victim […]

Odisha : IPL Betting Racket Mastermind Arrested From Kolkata

Berhampur: Months of hard work finally paid off for the Berhampur Police when they managed to lay their hands on Dinesh Rathi the mastermind of a major Indian Premier League (IPL) betting syndicate in Odisha, on Thursday. Top police sources said Rathi was nabbed in Kolkata yesterday and brought to Berhampur where he has been […]

Chit Fund Case: CBI Brings Subhra Kundu, Wife Of Rose Valley Group Chief To Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A day after her arrest in Kolkata, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials on Sunday brought Subhra Kundu, the wife of Rose Valley Group chairman Gautam Kundu, to Bhubaneswar for questioning. As per sources, the CBI wants to conduct further probe in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam in Odisha. The […]

Inter-State Sex Racket Busted In Odisha, 6 Including 2 Women Arrested

Malkangiri: In a major crackdown, Malkangiri police has busted an inter-State racket that used to force minor girls into flesh trade. As per reports, six persons including two women from Kolkata have been arrested in connection with the incident. Senior police officials informed that the sex racket was operating in a clandestine manner at several […]

Cattle Smuggling: Over 100 Cattles Rescued, 5 Persons Held In Balasore

Balasore: Palpable tension gripped Khantapada area in Balasore after five vehicles reportedly engaged in illegal transportation of cattle were seized near Seragada tollgate on the National Highway-16 this morning. As per reports, four trucks and a pickup van smuggling over 100 cattle were en-route to Kolkata from Bhadrak when they were intercepted by police at […]

India's Deepest Metro Ventilation Shaft Completed

Kolkata: The country’s deepest underground rail ventilation shaft equal to a 15 storey building and an important part of the city’s East-West Metro line was completed on Monday, officials said. The ventilation shaft, which is 43.5m deep, was completed jointly by Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) and Afcons, a private engineering company. Such shafts are […]

49 NDRF Jawans Test  COVID-19 Positive In Odisha Following Return From West Bengal

Cuttack: At least 49 jawans of 3rd battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Mundali have tested positive for COVID-19, official sources said on Monday. With this, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases detected in NDRF’s Mundali battalion has reached 50. Three days back, one NDRF jawan was tested positive for COVID-19. As […]

Cyclone Amphan: MHA Teams To Assess Damages In Odisha, West Bengal

New Delhi: As cyclone ‘Amphan’ is currently whirling at a speed of 70 kmph over Bangladesh a day after leaving a trail of devastation across a wide swath of West Bengal and Odisha, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is setting up special teams to visit these states and assess the damages. These teams […]

Amit Shah Won't Be Allowed To Step Out Of Kolkata Airport If CAA Not Withdrawn: Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind

Kolkata: West Bengal minister and state president of Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind Siddiqullah Chowdhury on Sunday threatened to disallow Union Home Minister Amit Shah to step out of the airport whenever he visits the city, if the Citizenship Amendment Act is not immediately withdrawn. Chowdhury said the contentious law is against humanity and the citizens of the country […]

Anti-CAA Protests On In Several Cities

New Delhi: Country-wide protests on the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) gained momentum on Thursday as various groups protested in Delhi, Bengaluru, Patna, Kolkata, Hyderabad and many other cities and towns across the country. Meanwhile the authorities have prepared for the protests by deploying police force in large numbers and imposing section 144 in several […]

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Flight Operations Hit In Bhubaneswar Due To Foggy Weather

Bhubaneswar: Flight operations were majorly disrupted at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar today due to dense foggy conditions. At around 09:10 AM, Air India flight AI 77 was diverted to Kolkata after hovering around the city airport as it was unable to land at the airport in view of the inclement weather. […]

Sea Level Along Indian Coast Rose By 8.5 Cm In Last 50 Years: Environment Minister

New Delhi: Sea level along the Indian coast rose by 8.5 cm in the last five decades, Union Minister Babul Supriyo said in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Responding to a question on whether several cities will be submerged as temperatures are rising due to global warming, the minister of state (MoS) for environment said […]

Odisha 'Particularly Vulnerable' As Rise In Sea Level To Affect 36mn People In India By 2050

New Delhi: A study has warned that coastal Odisha is expected to be particularly vulnerable as rise in sea level may put some of India’s greatest cities in the flood-risk zone, affecting a total of 36 million people in the country by 2050 – about 31 million more than previously thought. Worldwide, rising sea levels […]

Cattle-Laden Pickup Van Seized In Bhadrak

Bhadrak: Tension ran high near Motel chhak in Bhadrak after locals today detained a pickup van allegedly involved in illegal cattle transportation. Suspecting that the cows were being illegally transported for slaughter, some youths intercepted the pickup van. It is being said that the cattle were being illegally transported from Jajpur to Kolkata. Getting information, […]

From Mutton Kebab To Payesh, Abhijit Banerjee's Mother Plans Big For Son

Kolkata: Waiting eagerly for her son to come home after winning the Nobel, Economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee’s mother says it is his late father’s rationality and sobriety which has rubbed off on his son making him so balanced and matured in handling criticism as also fame. An award like Nobel, she says, is recognition for […]

Kolkata in race to host India-Qatar WC qualifier in March

Kolkata: The iconic Salt Lake Stadium could once again be packed to the rafters for an India game as it is in the race to host the Group E World Cup qualifier tie against Asian champions Qatar on March 26 next year. The turnout for the Bangladesh game, unprecedented for national team matches in the […]

13 kg Gold Seized In Odisha Was Smuggled From Foreign Countries

Rourkela: A day after the officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) recovered nearly 13 kg gold while it was being transported in Howrah-Mumbai Jnaneswari Express, it has come to the fore that the gold was being smuggled from countries like UAE, Dubai, China, Bangaldesh and Myanmar to India. As per reports, the two accused […]

New Flights From Bhubaneswar airport
4 More AirAsia Flights From Bhubaneswar to Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata

Bhubaneswar: Good news for air travellers as AirAsia will start four new domestic flights from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar. As per airport authorities, AirAsia will launch 2 new flights from Bhubaneswar to Bengaluru from October 27. Moreover, the airliner will operate two flights from Bhubaneswar airport to Hyderabad and Kolkata. “The air […]

Narada case: IPS officer held, sent to 5 days custody

Kolkata: Making its first arrest in the Narada sting case 30 months after taking over the probe, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday took into custody IPS officer S.M.H. Mirza, allegedly shown in the Narada news portal clips accepting Rs 5 lakh from the sting operators. “He has been arrested as part of […]

Petrol price down 6 paise across metros

New Delhi: Petrol price declined by 6 paise across the four metropolitan cities in the country on Sunday, data from the Indian Oil Corp’s website showed. In Delhi, petrol was sold for Rs 69.93 per litre, down from Rs 69.99 a litre on Saturday. In Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, petrol was sold for Rs 72.19, […]

Patients suffer as Bengal doctors strike enters 6th day

Kolkata: Health services in West Bengal remained partially disrupted and state-run hospitals wore a deserted look on Sunday morning as the doctors strike entered its sixth day. Sunday being a holiday, the out-patient departments remained closed and the number of patients waiting outside hospitals or visiting the emergency wards was also low. The emergency services, […]

West Bengal Assembly Passes Anti-CAA resolution
Mamata's invitation for talks declined by striking doctors

Kolkata: Striking junior doctors on Friday rejected a proposal from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for talks at the state secretariat Nabanna, and stuck to their stand that she would have to come down to the NRS Medical College and Hospital to listen to their grievances and apologise for having cast aspersions on them. The […]

Mamata gives 4-hour ultimatum to doctors to resume work

Kolkata: Reprimanding the striking state hospital doctors, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday gave them a four-hour ultimatum to withdraw their strike and warned of “strong action’ if they do not resume work within the deadline. Banerjee visited the state-run Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial (SSKM) Hospital, where the junior doctors had joined in […]

Saradha scam: Rajeev Kumar finally appears before CB

Kolkata: Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Friday appeared before the CBI officials here in relation to the Saradha Chit Fund scam. He has been summoned multiple times by the Central Bureau of Investigation in recent weeks but failed to appear as he said he was on leave. Kumar, who headed the Special Investigation Team […]

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Hum se jo takrayega, woh chur chur ho jayega: Mamata

Kolkata: Assuring the Muslim community that they have nothing to fear, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said with its help she would fight “every battle” to save the country. Banerjee acknowledged that the community has helped her uphold secularism, national unity, the ethos of the country and the state as also “every social […]

Posters threaten to behead Trinamool leader, BJP workers

Kolkata: Two posters threatening to behead a Trinamool Congress leader and those working for the BJP created a sensation in Nimta and Rajarhat-Newtown areas close to Kolkata on Wednesday. The poster at Nimta, around 15 km from Kolkata in North 24 Parganas district, threatened to decapitate a Nirmal Bala for working for the Trinamool. “Nirmal […]

Modi promises Vidyasagar statue at 'same spot'

Mau (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday promised a “grand statue” of 19th century reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at the same spot where his bust was vandalized in Kolkata. A bust of Vidyasagar had been vandalized during the violence that took place during BJP President Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata. The Bharatiya Janata […]

IndiGo to launch six new daily domestic flights

New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier IndiGo will launch six new daily flights to and from Kolkata, effective July 20. According to the airline, it will operate daily non-stop flights on Shillong-Kolkata and Raipur-Kolkata routes with its ATR-18 aircraft. Furthermore, Kolkata-Shillong-Kolkata will be IndiGo’s next route under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).

Stones pelted at Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata, Trinamool student wing blamed

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) activists allegedly pelted stones at BJP president Amit Shah’s roadshow convoy triggering violent clashes in which three motorbikes were set ablaze in the College Street area here on Tuesday. Shah later accused the Trinamool of throwing stones and brick targeting his rally. “There were disturbances in two places during […]

Flight services resume at Jharsuguda Airport

Jharsuguda: Direct flight services resumed from Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda with the arrival of two planes of budget carrier SpiceJet at the airport this afternoon. The two planes were welcomed with the water canon salute at the airport. Later the first commercial flight (189-seater) took off from Jharsuguda airport to New Delhi whereas […]

DRI seizes 16.34 kg gold in Kolkata, arrests six

Kolkata: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 16.34 kg of smuggled gold, valued at Rs 5.37 crore, in three separate operations and arrested six people, according to an official, here on Saturday. “In three separate operations by DRI sleuths, 16.34 kg of smuggled gold valued at Rs 5.37 crore was seized and six people […]

Turtles Smuggling in Train: Railway police arrests 3 persons, seizes 45 live turtles

Balasore: Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel at the Rupsa railway station on Sunday arrested three persons while they were allegedly trying to smuggle 45 live turtles to Kolkata. The arrested persons, Anadi Sasamal, Uttam Mandal and Ashok Paria of Dantan area of West Bengal had reportedly collected the turtles from Sakhigopal area of Puri and […]