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  • Mamata Banerjee flags off Durga Puja festivities by dancing Garba, sparks hilarious memes Sep 29, 2022 06:19 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee flags off Durga Puja festivities by dancing Garba, sparks hilarious memes

    In another viral video, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is seen cutting a ribbon and walking into the pandal with a dhaak slung around her shoulder and playing it.

  • West Bengal govt extends 2% stamp duty reduction, 10% circle rates rebate until December 31 Sep 28, 2022 07:46 PM IST

    West Bengal govt extends 2% stamp duty reduction, 10% circle rates rebate until December 31

    Realtors welcome the move and request further rebates on stamp duty for constructed properties.

  • CBI arrests four from Kolkata in Rs 565 crore chit fund case Sep 28, 2022 09:38 AM IST

    CBI arrests four from Kolkata in Rs 565 crore chit fund case

    The CBI had registered the case in compliance of orders of the Supreme Court in 2014 against the then managing director of a private company and others, and took over the investigation in the matter which had been registered in Balasore district of Odisha, he said on Tuesday.

  • Motovolt Mobility plans to invest Rs 200 crore for expansion Sep 27, 2022 05:03 PM IST

    Motovolt Mobility plans to invest Rs 200 crore for expansion

    The company, which on Tuesday launched its electric bike URBN in two variants priced at Rs 49,999 and Rs 54,999, is looking to set up satellite manufacturing units to be closer to the market.

  • In pics: Getting Durga ready for puja Sep 26, 2022 08:07 PM IST

    In pics: Getting Durga ready for puja

    Durga Puja begins on October 1 with Shoshti.

  • Nature, life's race among myriad Durga puja themes set to captivate minds in City of Joy Sep 25, 2022 10:23 AM IST

    Nature, life's race among myriad Durga puja themes set to captivate minds in City of Joy

    Every year, preparations for this mega festival run into months, with organising committees brainstorming ideas, hiring artists from far and wide to give shape to those ideas.

  • Kolkata's Alipore jail, where national icons were imprisoned during freedom movement, is now a museum Sep 22, 2022 01:03 PM IST

    Kolkata's Alipore jail, where national icons were imprisoned during freedom movement, is now a museum

    The Alipore Jail is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sprawling more than 15 acres.

  • 3 great places to experience Durga Puja in West Bengal, Rajbari style Sep 18, 2022 07:37 PM IST

    3 great places to experience Durga Puja in West Bengal, Rajbari style

    Plus, a great boutique hotel in town for those who prefer a more laid-back Kolkata vacay.

  • Widows of Vrindavan: take me home, country roads Sep 18, 2022 04:12 PM IST

    Widows of Vrindavan: take me home, country roads

    After decades, grandchildren are seeking out and bringing home widowed old grandmothers languishing in the shelters of Vrindavan, living off alms and charity. This was triggered by the pandemic. Maybe there’s a kernel of good after all in that bad, bad virus — mankind.

  • Kolkata streets turn into war zone as violence shrouds BJP's protest march Sep 13, 2022 05:35 PM IST

    Kolkata streets turn into war zone as violence shrouds BJP's protest march

    BJP agitators brought in by special trains for a protest march to the Bengal secretariat turned violent when they found roads leading to the state’s seat of power barricaded by riot police.

  • ED seizes over Rs 7 crore cash after raids in Kolkata against promoters of fraud gaming app Sep 10, 2022 02:59 PM IST

    ED seizes over Rs 7 crore cash after raids in Kolkata against promoters of fraud gaming app

    The money laundering case stems from an FIR of the Kolkata Police filed against the company and its promoters in February 2021.

  • Mindtree planning to set up development centre in Kolkata: CEO Sep 08, 2022 08:22 AM IST

    Mindtree planning to set up development centre in Kolkata: CEO

    The IT services firm has already onboarded 1,700 people in its existing facility in the West Bengal capital so far, he said.

  • Planning to go to Kolkata for Pujo this year? Here's what to expect Sep 04, 2022 02:37 PM IST

    Planning to go to Kolkata for Pujo this year? Here's what to expect

    Currently, on any given day, the airport experiences a footfall of around 50,000 passengers. During Pujo, it is expected to shoot up to 70,000 passengers per day.

  • West Bengal: I-T department detects Rs 250 crore 'black' income after raids on business group Sep 01, 2022 12:26 PM IST

    West Bengal: I-T department detects Rs 250 crore 'black' income after raids on business group

    The group deals with manufacturing of power transmission & distribution (T&D) structure

  • NCRB reports says Kolkata safest city in India; experts allege suppression of facts Aug 31, 2022 10:20 AM IST

    NCRB reports says Kolkata safest city in India; experts allege suppression of facts

    The city scored 103.4 per 1-lakh people in terms of the number of cognisable offences, marching ahead of Pune, which stood second (256.8) and Hyderabad (259.9), the data showed.

  • TMC leader's son killed in road accident in Kolkata Aug 28, 2022 09:55 AM IST

    TMC leader's son killed in road accident in Kolkata

    He died on the spot, a senior police officer said, adding the driver of the truck and his helper are absconding.

  • Air India plane makes emergency landing In Kolkata for sick passenger Aug 25, 2022 12:32 PM IST

    Air India plane makes emergency landing In Kolkata for sick passenger

    The flight with 159 passengers aboard was at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport for two hours from 4.50 PM till 6.50 PM before leaving for the national capital.

  • POCO launches its first-ever offline sales and service outlet in Kolkata, India; completely operated by an all-women team Aug 24, 2022 04:44 PM IST

    POCO launches its first-ever offline sales and service outlet in Kolkata, India; completely operated by an all-women team

    We aim to provide best in class sales and servicing on POCO devices through the newly launched service centre and will be expanding our outreach to other markets.

  • Skye Air Mobility to take up long distance medicine delivery for Flipkart Health+ in Kolkata and suburbs Aug 22, 2022 03:17 PM IST

    Skye Air Mobility to take up long distance medicine delivery for Flipkart Health+ in Kolkata and suburbs

    In this ongoing trial, Skye Air Mobility has been delivering medicines from Flipkart Heath’s warehouse in Baruipur to its over-the-counter (OTC) shops located in and around Kolkata

  • IndiGo flight suffers 'false cargo smoke warning' before landing at Kolkata airport Aug 21, 2022 07:50 PM IST

    IndiGo flight suffers 'false cargo smoke warning' before landing at Kolkata airport

    After arrival, inspections were carried out in the Airbus aircraft and the "warning was confirmed as spurious", it said in a statement.

  • Top 10 breakfast places in Kolkata Aug 20, 2022 10:54 AM IST

    Top 10 breakfast places in Kolkata

    Kolkata can be divided into two culinary camps; the jol-khabar club and the breakfast club. ‘Jol-khabar’ hints at the local cuisine while ‘breakfast’ in Kolkata’s context is purely colonial.

  • 'Unbearable stress, night terrors': Ordeal of Kolkata professor forced to quit over Instagram photos Aug 19, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    'Unbearable stress, night terrors': Ordeal of Kolkata professor forced to quit over Instagram photos

    In an opinion piece for The Indian Express, the academic recounted a horrifying modern-day "witch trial".

  • In a first, Calcutta High Court judge allows journalists to record proceedings Aug 18, 2022 08:16 PM IST

    In a first, Calcutta High Court judge allows journalists to record proceedings

    The single-judge bench of Justice Gangopadhyay had assembled at 3 pm to hear the case in which petitioners have alleged that the TMC leader Anubrata Mondal had been partial to people close to him, including his daughter, giving them jobs as government teachers.

  • In this city, milk is the cheapest even amid price hike by Amul, Mother Diary Aug 17, 2022 03:55 PM IST

    In this city, milk is the cheapest even amid price hike by Amul, Mother Diary

    Because of this scheme in Karnataka, not only did the state's farmers end up earning Rs 6 extra for per litre of milk, but consumers in Bengaluru also ended up paying Rs 14 per litre less for toned milk than those in other metropolitan cities.

  • Assistant professor forced to resign from Kolkata’s St Xavier's University over Instagram pics: Report Aug 09, 2022 12:39 PM IST

    Assistant professor forced to resign from Kolkata’s St Xavier's University over Instagram pics: Report

    A former assistant professor at St Xavier’s University (SXU), Kolkata, has alleged that the institute forced her to resign over “inappropriate” and “objectionable” photos.

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