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  • newB'desh help sought to trace body of Dhubri CO

    B'desh help sought to trace body of Dhubri CO

    Authorities of Assam’s Dhubri district have sought the help of Bangladesh to look for Dhubri circle officer Sanju Das, who has been missing since Thursday’s boat capsize, fearing that his body might have been carried away by the Brahmaputra to the neighbouring country.
    - 21 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 8:31am -
  • newModerate rain likely from evening in Kol: IMD

    Moderate rain likely from evening in Kol: IMD

    Kolkata is set to receive light to moderate rain from late on Saturday evening till October 5 under the impact of a low-pressure area over northeast and east-central Bay of Bengal.
    - 22 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 6:40am -
  • newNo to plastic decoration: Salt Lake pandals go green

    No to plastic decoration: Salt Lake pandals go green

    Several puja committees in Salt Lake have abandoned use of single-use plastic or thermocol for decoration and opted for LED lights. "The pandal decoration is plastic free and paints used are made of organic compounds. Over 80% of the lighting is done using energy efficient LED lamps and fixtures," said Salt Lake BE West puja organisers
    - 23 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 6:28am -
  • newKol: Cycle rides to pujas spread green message

    Kol: Cycle rides to pujas spread green message

    Different cyclist groups led by SwitchON Foundation organised 'pandal riding' - a unique rally around New Town - on Friday, to spread awareness about sustainable habits. They took pledges from people to adopt the cleanest mode of transport for pandal-hopping. This rally was joined by people who use cycles to reach their workplace.
    - 23 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 6:27am -
  • newRemove unnecessary guard rails: Kolkata top cop

    Remove unnecessary guard rails: Kolkata top cop

    Kolkata Police commissioner Vineet Goyal on Friday asked cops to take away the guard rails that are blocking the way in residential areas, especially in places that do not have any major Durga Puja in the vicinity.
    - 23 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 6:16am -
  • newStall owners stare at loss, keep fingers crossed

    Stall owners stare at loss, keep fingers crossed

    The rain threat during puja days is keeping businessmen, who have taken stalls on rent around multiple big ticket pandals in the city, worried since many of them have paid a premium hoping for good business on puja days for the first time in two years.
    - 23 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 6:15am -
  • newRain in Kol: 24x7 roster, eye on low-lying areas

    Rain in Kol: 24x7 roster, eye on low-lying areas

    The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has taken several precautions to prevent waterlogging during the puja days.
    - 23 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 6:07am -
  • newKolkata: CBD markets issue advisory against Covid

    Kolkata: CBD markets issue advisory against Covid

    Market committees in the central business district have issued safety advisory against Covid, especially for their elderly members and those with co-morbidities.
    - 23 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 6:07am -
  • new297 bikers booked on Chaturthi night in Kol

    297 bikers booked on Chaturthi night in Kol

    At 10pm on Thursday night (Chaturthi), hordes of bikers stood at the Rashbehari crossing waiting to be tested with a breathalyzer. By 11.30pm, at least five of them were found drunk, some returning with readings twice than the permissible limit. Across the city cops prosecuted 297 rogue bikers.
    - 23 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 5:56am -
  • newOne-way Delhi-Kol flight fare touches Rs 25k

    One-way Delhi-Kol flight fare touches Rs 25k

    The minimum flight fares to Kolkata continued to soar with a one-way ticket from Delhi and Chennai for Shashthi evening breaching the Rs 25,000-mark. Flights from Pune, Mumbai and Bengaluru also pinched pockets with one-way fares hovering between Rs 16,000 and Rs 19,000 per head.
    - 23 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 5:44am -
  • newWB: CBI names Partha SSC scam kingpin

    WB: CBI names Partha SSC scam kingpin

    The CBI, in its first charge sheet in the school recruitment case (Group C category) on Friday, named former education minister Partha Chatterjee the "mastermind" of the scam, less than two weeks since the ED, on September 19, had told a PMLA court the former minister used to "control" the proceeds of ill-gotten money.
    - 24 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 5:27am -
  • newRight to privacy doesn't end with one's death: HC

    Right to privacy doesn't end with one's death: HC

    Right to privacy doesn't end with a person's death and private chats and pictures of a deceased person cannot be disclosed under the RTI Act, the Calcutta High Court has ruled.
    - 24 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 5:20am -
  • Metro work at Chingrighata to start after puja

    Metro work at Chingrighata to start after puja

    There’s good news for Kolkata’s key Metro projects — the New Garia-Airport and Joka-Esplanade corridors — which are headed for truncated operations (Joka-Taratala and New Garia-Ruby) but are stuck in subsequent stretches.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 8:12am -
  • Gaming app fraud: Cops raid mastermind's aide's home

    Gaming app fraud: Cops raid mastermind's aide's home

    A nondescript home in Behala’s Chanditala neighbourhood was among the 10 locations raided on Thursday by Kolkata Police, probing the gaming app, E-Nuggets, which was launched during the peak of the pandemic to allegedly dupe users.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 8:12am -
  • Kolkata Metro footfall crosses 6.5 lakh

    Kolkata Metro footfall crosses 6.5 lakh

    The north-south Metro passenger count crossed 6.5 lakh on Wednesday.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 5:42am -
  • Kol hosps get ready for post-puja Covid spurt

    Kol hosps get ready for post-puja Covid spurt

    Some private hospitals in Kolkata, that saw a minor rise in Covid admissions last week, are preparing for a post-puja surge. A couple have increased the number of Covid beds and a surge could necessitate a further extension of existing Covid facilities which were drastically squeezed three months ago, they say.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 5:34am -
  • West Bengal: Dengue onslaught continues

    West Bengal: Dengue onslaught continues

    Two dengue deaths were reported in the past 48 hours from two government hospitals in Kolkata. While a 34-year-old woman, a resident of Kestopur, died at ID Hospital on Tuesday night, a 24-year old Subho Bramha, a resident of Purba Putiary in Kudghat, died on Wednesday night at MR Bangur Hospital.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 5:28am -
  • Party-hopping to pep revellers up this puja

    Party-hopping to pep revellers up this puja

    If you want to take a break from pandal-hopping during Durga Puja, you can go party-hopping. Discs, lounges and resto pubs in city will be open till wee hours during Durga Puja this year.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 5:19am -
  • Post-Covid plans push up airfares to & from Kol

    Post-Covid plans push up airfares to & from Kol

    Durga Puja has triggered unprecedented interest after receiving the Unesco intangible heritage tag, and has subsequently pushed up fares on flights headed into the city before the festival and departing after it.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 5:07am -
  • Foreign festive footfall peaks in Kol after puja honour

    Foreign festive footfall peaks in Kol after puja honour

    Around 12,000 visitors from abroad have converged on the city, even as several thousand more are scheduled to arrive over the weekend, to experience for themselves the myriad sights, smells and tastes of the grand spectacle that is Durga Puja, fresh on the heels of the festival's inclusion in the coveted Unesco list of intangible cultural heritage last year.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 22, 5:03am -

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