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  • ‘Good France’ wins Kolkata hearts with its gastronomic festival

    ‘Good France’ wins Kolkata hearts with its gastronomic festival

    Kolkata, a city that has always stood at the crossroads of multiple cuisines, once again geared up to take a dive into the rich culture of French cuisine through the 2021 ‘Goût de/Good France’ programme

    October 24, 2021
  • Covid pandemic deprives Chandannagar of work orders for Kolkata Durga Pujas

    Covid pandemic deprives Chandannagar of work orders for Kolkata Durga Pujas

    “Over 125 illumination light artists and more than 10 thousand karigars are directly involved in the business but the present situation is so grave that many artists and karigars have opted for other means of livelihood. The abrupt decline in the illuminative light business has caused alarm and insecurity among those involved in the business.”

    October 11, 2021
  • A Month in Kolkata

    A Month in Kolkata

    It wasn’t easy to start with. I had to be awake precisely the time I sleep in Washington. I walked around like a zombie for a few days as a result. Friends were gracious enough to overlook my vacant look and fading voice.

    October 10, 2021
  • Alliance Air announces new flights between city & NE states

    Alliance Air announces new flights between city & NE states

    Alliance Air announced that it will deploy its luxurious 70 seater ATR 72 600 aircraft to connect these cities. The flight will operate four days a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

    October 8, 2021
  • 22 engines douse massive blaze in Colootola area, Sujit says rules flouted

    22 engines douse massive blaze in Colootola area, Sujit says rules flouted

    The devastating blaze made firefighters, disaster management groups, zero in with city police officials on their heels while 22 engines were being pressed into service to douse the blaze. The ravaging fire triggered panic among the residents who came down hurriedly while the neighbouring youths immediately came to the spot and evacuated the people.

    October 5, 2021
  • Start-ups could give W Bengal a leg up

    Start-ups could give W Bengal a leg up

    Even as the world was crippled by the pandemic in 2020, ventures like Pharmeasy, CRED, Groww, Digit Insurance, to name a few, raised a whopping $12.1 million in India.

    October 3, 2021
  • City tram depots to be converted into electric vehicle charging stations

    City tram depots to be converted into electric vehicle charging stations

    “The department is looking for spaces under Kolkata Municipal Corporation for setting up the charging stations. In the next few months, the city and its adjoining areas will have enough charging stations"

    October 3, 2021
  • Highest premature deaths in city due to coal pollution in 2019: Study

    Highest premature deaths in city due to coal pollution in 2019: Study

    The study done by “C40 Cities”, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change, has revealed that out of a study of 61 global megacities, Kolkata had the highest number of premature deaths due to coal plant pollution in 2019.

    October 2, 2021
  • Kolkata SIM boxes seizure ignites fears about major international crime

    Kolkata SIM boxes seizure ignites fears about major international crime

    "We have arrested one Amit Gupta from 16 Swinhoe Lane. Gupta was using three active SIM boxes having 512 slots with 73 active mobile phone SIM cards. He was using the technology to terminate the International Subscriber Dialling (ISD) and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) bypassing international gateways of domestic service providers,"

    September 26, 2021
  • City expected to make narrow escape from Gulab but no relief from low pressure

    City expected to make narrow escape from Gulab but no relief from low pressure

    The Unified Command Centre would keep a close watch on areas that are “low lying” and always run the risk of getting inundated even in a small spell of shower. They have earmarked five such areas and their areas of focus would be mainly Kalighat, Bhawanipore, Alipore, Watgunge and Ekbalpore, where 22 teams of Disaster Management Group ( DMG) had been kept ready.

    September 26, 2021
  • Army to organise ‘Bijoya Sanskritik Mahotsav’ in city

    Army to organise ‘Bijoya Sanskritik Mahotsav’ in city

    Highlights of the event include a fusion band display (an amalgamation of Army Pipe, Brass and Jazz band), performances by renowned Bengali playback singers, and a theatre play on the 1971 Indo-Pak War by RSR Group.

    September 24, 2021
  • Another cyclonic system to trigger more showers; CS alerts NDRF

    Another cyclonic system to trigger more showers; CS alerts NDRF

    With the weather office warning mild to heavy rainfall during the weekend, state administration today asked the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to be ready, particularly in view of the Bhawanipore bypoll on 30 September.

    September 23, 2021
  • Heavy Rainfall engulfs West Bengal

    Heavy Rainfall engulfs West Bengal

    According to the Alipore Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of rain with thunderstorms in the next 1 to 2 hours

    September 22, 2021
  • City to get first solar TV by Dec’21

    City to get first solar TV by Dec’21

    Solar Energy expert, Dr SP Gon Chowdhury feels solar television will reduce the electricity bill of the consumers. Moreover, solar cells can be charged in the sunlight and that too free of cost, he said and added, solar television will decrease the use of fossil fuel and increase green power.

    September 21, 2021
  • Kolkata safest city among metros: NCRB report

    Kolkata safest city among metros: NCRB report

    According to the NCRB report, Delhi recorded the highest cognizable offenses with a crime rate of 1,506.9 per one lakh population.

    September 19, 2021
  • Sputnik Lite trial set to begin in city hospital

    Sputnik Lite trial set to begin in city hospital

    The trial run will be conducted among 179 volunteers across the country. Around 18 volunteers will undergo the vaccine experiment in RGH. Six Covid-19 vaccinesCovishield, Covaxin, Sputnik V, Moderna, Zydus Cadila and Johnson and Johnson have been approved for emergency use in the country.

    September 9, 2021
  • Gruesome Behala murder shocks Kolkata

    Gruesome Behala murder shocks Kolkata

    According to the police, the body of Sushmita Mondal was found in a pool of blood in her master bedroom with her throat slit. Her son Tamajit was found dead in a similar manner but his body was in a sitting position.

    September 7, 2021