Tag: Kolkata

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  • Dateline Dhulagarh

    Dateline Dhulagarh

    It may be a while before the truth about Dhulagarh is unravelled as no responsible government would dare to rock the communal apple-cart. Suffice it to register that the allegations of appeasement –since the late 1970s to be sure –and the kind of vandalism that was witnessed in this part of Howrah district recently call …

    December 28, 2016
  • Tale of One City

    Tale of One City

    In 1961, Dr BC Roy, then the Chief Minister of West Bengal, met President Kennedy at the White House and requested him to help in the planning of Calcutta as the city was facing various disasters. The US President immediately asked Ford Foundation to assist as they were preparing a master plan for Delhi. On …

    December 25, 2016
  • Go for Christmas tours to Mother House, Bandel Church

    Go for Christmas tours to Mother House, Bandel Church

    Travellers to West Bengal can now soak in the Yuletide spirit with a special tour package covering Mother House and important Christian centres including the 417-year-old Bandel Church on the banks of the Hooghly river, it was announced on Friday. The West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTDC) has announced the start of a special chartered …

    December 23, 2016
  • Winter of delight

    Winter of delight

    Long before the carols echoed from the interiors of missionary schools as the children prepared for the Christmas vacation, Kolkata has invented its own version of the winter carnival. Old-timers may look back at the swinging sixties when Park Street would come alive with floral decorations and illuminations for a week of non-stop revelry. Now …

    December 19, 2016
  • St Xavier’s university

    St Xavier’s university

    The upgradation of Kolkata’s St Xavier’s College to a university is quite the most profound gift to Jesuits on the eve of Christmas. On closer reflection, the award so richly deserved has been a belated recognition… more than a decade after the college was declared an autonomous institution. Hence the anomaly that despite a free …

    December 17, 2016
  • Fire at food plaza in Howrah Station

    Fire at food plaza in Howrah Station

    A fire broke out in a food plaza at the busy Howrah Station on Friday, a fire brigade official said. However, no one was injured in the incident, he said. Five fire engines were pressed into service to douse the fire that broke out at 6.20 AM, the official said. The fire fighting operation lasted …

    December 16, 2016
  • Kolkata wins solid waste award at Mayors’ Summit

    Kolkata wins solid waste award at Mayors’ Summit

    Kolkata Solid Waste Management Improvement Project (KSWMIP), won the ‘Solid Waste Category Award’ at Mexico City at C40 Mayors’ Summit. C40 is a network of the world’s mega cities such as New York, Tokyo and London, committed to addressing climate change. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which supported the project, said in a statement that …

    December 5, 2016
  • Kolkata continues to queue at banks, ATMs run dry

    Kolkata continues to queue at banks, ATMs run dry

    People at ATMs, more than at bank offices, in Kolkata felt dejected as they first queued up for long hours and then returned empty-handed as no cash was vended out on the first Monday after December pay day. Be it Kalikapur, Southern Avenue, Elgin Road, or Dhakuria, the ATM machines mostly became dry shortly after …

    December 5, 2016
  • Fire breaks out at Kolkata shopping mall

    Fire breaks out at Kolkata shopping mall

    A fire broke out at the plush South City Mall here on Sunday. There were, however, no reports of casualties or injuries, an official said. At least five fire tenders have been rushed. “The shops were yet to open when the fire broke out. Only the morning film shows were on. Everybody has been evacuated,” …

    December 4, 2016
  • Fire breaks out at Kolkata shopping mall

    Fire breaks out at Kolkata shopping mall

    A fire broke out at the plush South City Mall here on Sunday. There were, however, no reports of casualties or injuries, an official said. At least five fire tenders have been rushed. “The shops were yet to open when the fire broke out. Only the morning film shows were on. Everybody has been evacuated,” …

    December 4, 2016
  • Capturing Life

    Capturing Life

    Photowalks, as people call it nowadays are the best opportunities to observe people around us.

    November 30, 2016
  • Yangon to Kolkata flights from tomorrow

    Yangon to Kolkata flights from tomorrow

    Myanmar Airways International (MAI) has announced the commencement of its new service from Yangon to Kolkata from tomorrow. MAI will operate its twice a week service between Yangon and Kolkata using Airbus A320 and A319 aircraft, a release issued by the Airlines today said. The MAI, was founded in 1993 as a joint venture company …

    November 30, 2016
  • Child trafficking : Two more doctors arrested

    Child trafficking : Two more doctors arrested

    Two more doctors alleged to be actively involved in the international child trafficking racket in the state have been arrested by the CID. Dilip Ghosh, formerly working with state-run R G Kar Medical College and Hospital linked to Sri Krishna Nursing Home on College Street in the city and Nityananda Biswas were arrested by CID …

    November 30, 2016
  • Congress holds protest-rally in Kolkata

    Congress holds protest-rally in Kolkata

    Kolkata took out a rally in Kolkata as part of the nationwide 'Jan Aakrosh Diwas' to protest against the central government's demonetisation decision.

    November 28, 2016
  • Winter Thoughts

    Winter Thoughts

    There are crafts shows on the Milan Mela grounds and off-season offers that customers should only be too happy to grab.

    November 27, 2016
  • Ninaad

    Ninaad

    Since Ninaad died, every object that belonged to him has turned somewhat queer and eerie.

    November 26, 2016
  • Baby deserves better

    Baby deserves better

    The baby-sale racket in Kolkata has been as horrifying  as it is direly criminal, if somewhat overshadowed by the crippling economic crisis. It is shocking too that it took the police as long as it did to take the lid off a pretty kettle of fish. It is a racket that extends from Baduria in …

    November 25, 2016