Tag: Kolkata

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  • Puppy killing: Maneka Gandhi demands action against Kolkata nursing students

    Puppy killing: Maneka Gandhi demands action against Kolkata nursing students

    But nurses and medical students demand immediate release of the two students detained for killing the 16 puppies, ask for NRS Hospital be made dog-free zone

    January 18, 2019
  • Illegal arms, fake notes racket busted in Kolkata; 8 arrested

    Illegal arms, fake notes racket busted in Kolkata; 8 arrested

    The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with a total face value of Rs 60,000, three improvised semi-automatic pistols, 14 firearms and several rounds of ammunition and arrested eight persons from the eastern metropolis, a senior officer said on Sunday.

    January 14, 2019
  • CPI-M’s embarrassment

    CPI-M’s embarrassment

    This is the grim lesson to be drawn from the two-day “strike”.

    January 11, 2019
  • Mohun Bagan appoint Khalid Jamil as head coach

    Mohun Bagan appoint Khalid Jamil as head coach

    Football giants Mohun Bagan on Monday appointed Khalid Jamil as the head coach for the remainder of the season.

    January 8, 2019
  • Ola helped millions celebrate New Year’s Eve with #PeekeMatChala campaign

    Ola helped millions celebrate New Year’s Eve with #PeekeMatChala campaign

    With aggregated data of New Year’s Eve rides in cities, the Ola "How India Welcomed 2019" infographic gives a glimpse of how the celebrations were in the major cities.

    January 5, 2019
  • Pabuk to strike Andaman Sea on Saturday, alert issued for fishermen

    Pabuk to strike Andaman Sea on Saturday, alert issued for fishermen

    Kolkata and its surroundings are not expected to be affected; Alipore Meteorological department office has alerted fishermen not to venture into the sea from 5 to 7 January

    January 4, 2019
  • Wounds that will never heal

    Wounds that will never heal

    As old buildings are razed to ground overnight, they disappear into rubble and with it a piece of the city’s history, culture and way of life too vanishes. In a documentary titled Khawto (The Wound) lensman Bijoy Chowdhury captures the demolition of one nondescript old house to tell a story of a city losing its identity.

    December 30, 2018
  • Horror of Horrors

    Horror of Horrors

    People use the Metro, albeit an extension of the suburban track, to travel fast, not to fracture both legs or leave the station for the nearest hospital on stretchers.

    December 29, 2018
  • Petrol prices go down to touch new 2018 low; diesel remains unchanged

    Petrol prices go down to touch new 2018 low; diesel remains unchanged

    In Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, diesel was prices were maintained at Rs 63.83, Rs 65.59, Rs 66.79 and Rs 67.38 respectively.

    December 25, 2018
  • Kolkata Christmas: Past and present

    Kolkata Christmas: Past and present

    Park Street continues to be the epicentre of joy and festivity of Christmas in Kolkata

    December 24, 2018
  • Petrol price down by 20 paise across metros

    Petrol price down by 20 paise across metros

    Prices in Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai were Rs 72.16, Rs 75.69 and Rs 72.70, respectively, against the previous levels of Rs 72.36, Rs 75.89 and Rs 72.91 per litre.

    December 23, 2018
  • Aneek Chaudhuri’s next silent film Cactus is about Jesus Christ, played by an actress

    Aneek Chaudhuri’s next silent film Cactus is about Jesus Christ, played by an actress

    Cactus focuses on the story of Jesus Christ and Mother Mary. What’s surprising is that Jesus Christ in Chaudhuri’s film is a woman. Actor Amrita Chattopadhyay has been cast for the role.

    December 20, 2018
  • IAF airlifts severely injured NHAI workers from Andaman to Kolkata within 6 hours

    IAF airlifts severely injured NHAI workers from Andaman to Kolkata within 6 hours

    The aircraft flew down to Port Blair negotiating deteriorating weather over Andaman and Nicobar Islands which was likely to widen into a cyclone.

    December 18, 2018
  • Rainy Monday for Kolkata as cyclone ‘Phethai’ hits Andhra

    Rainy Monday for Kolkata as cyclone ‘Phethai’ hits Andhra

    Heavy rainfall was on the cards for one or two places of East and West Midnapur, Jhargram, Bankura, East Burdwan, North and South 24 Parganas, Nadia, Howrah and Hooghly districts

    December 17, 2018
  • Striving for women’s safety

    Striving for women’s safety

    Despite humankind's extraordinary progress in every sphere, the 21 century is proving to be increasingly unsafe for women, be it the nation's capital or our own city of joy. To highlight better awareness, Swayam observed the International Campaign to Stop Violence against Women and Girls from 25 November to 10 December in Kolkata.

    December 16, 2018
  • Kolkata’s polluted air

    Kolkata’s polluted air

    Kolkata's air pollution, as reported by WHO and UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) has assumed gruesome proportions and the city's pollution level is next to Delhi's. Following the apex court's stricture, Delhi has adopted certain stern measures, and these include the use of CNG and the planting of more trees. Virtually nothing has been done in Kolkata.

    December 12, 2018
  • No water to drink!

    No water to drink!

    The short point must be that people of Tollygunge and Jadavpur have been consistently complaining about the water problem, but with little or no effect. They need water to drink and can well do without the frippery masquerading as fast connectivity.

    December 12, 2018