Kolkata, Aug 2 : The toll in West Bengal due to heavy rain and floods crossed 50 on Sunday, after at least nine more deaths, including that of four children, were reported from different districts.
Kolkata, Aug 1 : Volvo Auto India unveiled its first showroom and workshop in Kolkata on Friday .
Kolkata, Aug 2 : The death toll in West Bengal due to heavy rains and floods crossed 50 on Sunday after seven more deaths, including of four children, were reported from various districts.
Kolkata, Aug 1 : A Myanmar delegation led by its commander in chief of defence services, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, visited the Eastern Command headquarters at the Fort William here on Saturday and discussed ways to enhance security cooperation between the two countries.
Kolkata, Aug 1 : This year happens to be the 50th anniversary of the introduction Feluda - the master creation of writer-director Satyajit Ray, one of the finest and most popular detectives in fiction.
Kolkata, Aug 1 : The three-day Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) opened in Kolkata on Friday.
Kolkata, Aug 1 : A girl was swept away by water current in west Bengal's Murshidabad district, while a woman died in a house collapse in Howrah as the flood toll shot up to 47 on Saturday due to heavy overnight rains across the state.
Kolkata, Aug 1 : Heavy overnight rains triggered by cyclone Komen flooded vital railway stations and railway car sheds in West Bengal hitting train serices on Saturday.
Kolkata, Aug 1 : A girl was swept away by water current in west Bengal's Murshidabad district, while a woman died in a house collapse in Howrah as the state flood toll mounted to 41 with heavy overnight rain across the state.
Kolkata, Aug 1 : At least 39 people have been killed as heavy rain, triggered by a deep depression off the Bay of Bengal, continues to lash West Bengal resulting in a flood like situation, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday.
Kolkata, Aug 1 : Trains services in West Bengal were hit on Saturday following heavy overnight rainfall that flooded some crucial railways stations and car sheds.
Kolkata, Aug 1 : The West Bengal forest department has ruled out foul play in the death of two tiger cubs in the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, an official said on Saturday.
Kolkata, Aug 1 : Several parts of Kolkata were waterlogged following heavy overnight rain owing to a depression over Bay of Bengal caused by cyclone Komen, officials said on Saturday.
Kolkata, July 31 : Amway India, a direct selling FMCG company, on Monday organized a fashion show Miss Attitude to launch a new range of colors under the brand Attitude in Kolkata.
Dinhata (West Bengal), Aug 1 : Crackers were burst and people rejoiced as India and Bangladesh exchanged enclaves at the stroke of midnight on Friday-Saturday, ending the 68 years of stateless existence for over 51,000 enclave dwellers.
Dinhata (West Bengal), July 31 : Having been "stateless" for 68 long years, more than 51,000 enclave dwellers will finally have a country of their own, when at the stroke of midnight Friday-Saturday, the historic exchange of enclaves between India and Bangladesh takes place.
Kolkata, July 31 : The death count in West Bengal floods has gone up to 39, with many areas in six districts inundated, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Friday, even as the met department predicted heavy to very heavy rainfalls in parts of the state over the next 48 hours.
Kolkata, July 31 : Indian museums should go for visitor studies to evaluate visitor satisfaction and overall experience which could help them design better exhibits in the future, said experts associated with US's Smithsonian Institution.
Kolkata, July 31 : The recently resurfaced runway at Air Force Station Panagarh in West Bengal's Burdwan district will be inaugurated on Tuesday, the defence ministry said here on Friday. Panagarh will be the eventual headquarters of a new Indian Army mountain strike corps that is in the process of being raised.
Kolkata, Jul 30 : The fire which broke out at the old complex (Hogg Market) of Kolkata's iconic New Market on Thursday night has been brought under control around 10:30 pm.
Kolkata, Jul 30 : A major fire broke out at the old complex (Hogg Market) of Kolkata's iconic New Market on Thursday.
Kolkata, July 30 : A fire broke out in the 138-year-old historic New Market in the heart of Kolkata on Thursday night, police said. There were no reports of any casualty.
Kolkata, July 30 : Questioning the police action, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed the West Bengal government to submit the recommendations of the state human rights panel regarding a professor who was arrested for circulating emails mocking Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
New Delhi, July 30 : The Government on Thursday issued a high alert of heavy rains expected to lash the southern West Bengal due to a cyclone storm called 'Komen', which will make it landfall in Bangladesh.
Kolkata, July 30 : The entire team of Bengal Warriors from Pro Kabaddi League glittered at ritual ceremony of Khuti Puja at Bhowanipur 75 Palli recently, heralding the countdown to Durga Puja.
Kolkata, July 30 : Neil Roy, a founder-owner of Fame Fashion and Creative Excellence (Fface), hosted a party to celebrate the success of "FFace Calendar 2015" in Kolkata.
Kolkata, July 30 : Over 26,000 people have been moved to relief camps as West Bengal - where 12 deaths were reported due to rains and floods over the past few days - gears up to face heavy to very heavy rainfall following a deep depression over Bay of Bengal intensifying into cyclonic storm "Komen", top officials said on Thursday.
Kolkata, July 30 : A new study carried out in 60 West Bengal schools has revealed that bullying, use of corporal punishment by teachers and presence of "unwelcome elements" outside girls' schools to be major concerns in child protection issues in the state.
Kolkata, July 30 : Heavy rain may occur at isolated places in West Bengal, with the depression formed over the Bay of Bengal intensifying into a cyclone, the met department said on Thursday.
Kolkata, July 30 : While you indulge in a shopping spree before Durga puja, spread some cheer around for the underprivileged through the "Khushir Box" or "happiness box" donation initiative.
Kolkata: 'Flower Power' is a unique exploration into the softness of the 70's peace and love era when joy and vibrancy were not just a celebration, but a way of life.
Kolkata/Purulia, July 29 : Police on Tuesday night arrested two suspected Maoists from Purulia district of West Bengal for putting up posters in favour of the Communist Party of India-Maoist.
Kolkata, July 29 : The Enforcement Directorate, which is probing the Saradha scam, will issue fresh summons to Trinamool Congress MP Satabdi Roy who could not appear before the agency on Wednesday due to the ongoing session of parliament.
Kolkata, July 29 : Five suspected Maoists were arrested from West Bengal's Purulia district for putting up posters in favour of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist, police said on Wednesday.
Kolkata, July 29 : Over 400 houses were damaged and at least six people were injured in storms that lashed a few West Bengal districts since Tuesday night, officials said on Wednesday.
Kolkata, July 29 : The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) would induct fresh blood and restructure its organisation across the country in a bid to rejuvenate itself, an IYC leader said on Wednesday.
Kolkata/London, July 29 : Fears of a cyclone hitting the West Bengal coast on Thursday has forced Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to cut short her trip to London and rush back home.
Kolkata, July 29 : Amid a forecast of heavy rain, the West Bengal government on Wednesday said it is "closely" monitoring the development of a cyclonic depression over the Bay of Bengal.
Kolkata, July 29 : Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam derived "immense satisfaction" from the development of the famed 'Kalam-Raju-Stent' for coronary heart disease since it was saving precious human lives, cardiologist B. Soma Raju recalled on Wednesday.
Kolkata, July 29 : While West Bengal may be able to meet its rice output target this year, it may soon be faced with inflationary prices in the vegetable market if the monsoon downpour continues in excess, experts say.
Kolkata, July 29 : In Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal, teachers are steadily turning out to be 'punching bags', with many calling the frequent attacks on them a reflection of the growing lawlessness in the state.
Kolkata, July 28 : A 25-year-old youth was arrested after Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel seized pistols and bullets from him at a metro station here, police said on Tuesday.
Kolkata, July 28 : The annual celebration of golf in the eastern part of India, Ballantine's presented The Telegraph Merchant's and Challenge Cup kick started on Tuesday at the Mecca of Indian golf, the Par 72 Royal Calcutta Golf Club with 73 teams in pursuit of the coveted crown.
Kolkata, July 28 : In an endeavour to provide world class diagnostic services to people of Eastern India and especially West Bengal, SRL Diagnostics, the leading global diagnostic chain plans to expand their footprints in the eastern part of India.
Kolkata, July 28 : Despite being an eminent scientist and holding a commanding position as India's president, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam used to empathise with people from all sections of society and never displayed a shred of pomposity, say eminent nuclear physicists.
Kolkata, July 28 : Fondly recalling his morning walks with former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam at the Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan, artist Manav Gupta, who was commissioned by Kalam to translate his poems into visuals, says the late scientist was a "true karmayogi" and "never gave up" working for the masses.
New Delhi, July 28 : The Supreme Court on Monday asked West Bengal's police chief to sit with the CBI director to determine the police personnel required by the investigating agency for continuing with its investigation into Saradha and non-Saradha chit fund scam cases.
Kolkata, July 27 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Monday, and called him one of her "favourite people".
Kolkata, July 27 : West Bengal is about to sign over 20 initial agreements with Britain in course of the five-day visit of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, as per a a letter written by the British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Kolkata, July 27 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Trinamool Congress MP Satabdi Roy in connection with the probe on the Saradha chit fund scam, an agency source said on Monday.
Kolkata, July 27 : Heavy and incessant rainfall have indundated stretches in several districts of West Bengal, officials said on Monday.
Kolkata, July 27 : A group of Indian and international artists have captured the essence of the iconic 1970s 'flower power' movement through festive teapots and kettles at an exhibition here.
Kolkata, July 27 : Inspired by 'Man vs. Wild', a survival television series hosted by British adventurer Bear Grylls, a man in West Bengal has changed his eating habits and relishes 'delicacies' like raw fish, snails and insects.
Kolkata, July 27 : Six famed Japanese films will be screened here for enthusiasts at a film festival beginning here from July 31, a release from the Japanese consulate here said on Monday.
Kolkata, July 26 : A minor fire broke out at the pantry car of 13110 Dhaka-Kolkata Maitree Express near Naihati Station in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Sunday.
Kolkata, July 26 : West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee left for her five-day tour to the UK on Sunday.
Kolkata, July 26 : Days after two blood donation camps were conducted in Kolkata's brothel-based sex workers' districts, the Central Blood Bank and the Medical College, Kolkata on Thursday last have decided to segregate and stop the use of blood units which were collected from there.
Kolkata, July 26 : Fashion designer Sharbari Datta, who in the past decades had set a trend in menswear fusing different art traditions thus breaking away from masculine dress code set by the West, says it is not easy to make a mark in the field outwardly cloaked with the euphoria of glamour.
Kolkata, July 26 : In the wake of flood-like situation in several parts of West Bengal following heavy rain, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said a three-member committee has been formed to monitor the situation and take appropriate measures.
Kolkata, July 26 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid tributes to the 1999 Kargil war martyrs.