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  • newKol gets no rain in 2 winter mnths; 'a rarity'

    Kol gets no rain in 2 winter mnths; 'a rarity'

    This winter has been an exceptionally dry one in Kolkata with the city receiving no rain in December and January, something which rarely happens, says the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC). While western disturbances usually trigger clouds and light rain across south Bengal in mid-January, this time there has been no precipitation. In January 2022, Kolkata had received more than 12mm rain over six days.
    - 3 hours ago 4 Feb 23, 4:55am -
  • newTwo brothers drown in West Bengal's Jhargram lake

    Two brothers drown in West Bengal's Jhargram lake

    While Soumitra was supposed to appear in class 10 board exams this year, Subrata was an undergraduate student of first year.
    - 14 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 5:27pm -
  • newSand mafias attack IAS officer in Odisha's Balasore

    Sand mafias attack IAS officer in Odisha's Balasore

    Balasore collector Dattatraya Bhausaheb Shinde said the sand mafias pelted stones at the sub-collector’s vehicle. He has sustained minor injuries. His driver’s head was injured which required two stiches by the doctors. His condition is also stable.
    - 14 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 5:13pm -
  • newOdisha assembly LoP gives up security

    Odisha assembly LoP gives up security


    - 16 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 3:46pm -
  • newJewar airport ready for takeoff in early 2024

    Jewar airport ready for takeoff in early 2024

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the Noida International Airport would be operational by early next year, while the 594-km Ganga Expressway connecting Meerut and Prayagraj will be opened for commuters before the Maha Kumbh in 2025.
    - 21 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 10:08am -
  • newCyclists to go on 800 km ride for a greener world

    Cyclists to go on 800 km ride for a greener world

    Flagged off by mayor Firhad Hakim, the Cycle Yatra will start from Kolkata on February 6 and then pass through Ranaghat, Krishnagore, Burdwan, Durgapur, Asansol, Purulia and culminate in Bankura on February 11.
    - 23 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 8:19am -
  • new3 get life term in Kol for 2014 kidnap of bizman

    3 get life term in Kol for 2014 kidnap of bizman

    ​​Praveen Chhajer (32), a web design and development business owner, was kept hostage for over a day along with an employee, Daman Singh (46), before Chhajer’s family paid Rs 7.5 lakh.
    - 23 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 8:19am -
  • newSkeleton found in septic tank of Narendrapur house

    Skeleton found in septic tank of Narendrapur house

    Sanjit Sarkar, who works in a private firm, had hired help to clean his home’s septic tank.
    - 23 hours ago 3 Feb 23, 8:19am -
  • Gold sales dip in Kol as price sails past Rs 60k

    Gold sales dip in Kol as price sails past Rs 60k

    The decadal growth in prices of gold has been phenomenal with a steady hike in prices. In 2002, the price of 24K gold was Rs 4,990 for 10 gm.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 7:25am -
  • Funds push for airport and Joka Metros in Budget

    Funds push for airport and Joka Metros in Budget

    The official break-up for the city's Metro projects or the zonal railways in the Rs 2.4 lakh crore allocated for Indian Railway in Wednesday's Union Budget should be available on Friday when the Pink Book or the railway ministry's comprehensive allocation for assets-acquisition, construction and replacement for the new financial year is expected to be released.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 7:19am -
  • Ganguly seeks KMC nod to demolish bungalow

    Ganguly seeks KMC nod to demolish bungalow

    The handover of the Rs 40-crore property had become a talk of the town after Ganguly expressed his desire to shift to his new prime central Kolkata address from his Behala residence.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 7:11am -
  • Woman assaulted with hammer & robbed in WB

    Woman assaulted with hammer & robbed in WB

    Family members claimed around 80g of gold, including the chain and bangles she was wearing, 40 pieces of silver items, and Rs 78,000 in cash have gone missing from the house.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 7:00am -
  • 'Visva-Bharati's 'political' attack on CM shameful'

    'Visva-Bharati's 'political' attack on CM shameful'

    Banerjee on Thursday did not refer to the university's statement but vowed to stand by Visva-Bharati's students and professors.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 6:54am -
  • Calcutta HC judge irked with CBI over edu probe

    Calcutta HC judge irked with CBI over edu probe

    The judge, observing that the CBI officers were "not worthy of conducting any investigation", threatened to take steps against "non-performing" investigating officers. "Do we now have to bank on MI5 (the UK security service)?" he observed.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 6:47am -
  • Kolkata chickenpox deaths worry doctors

    Kolkata chickenpox deaths worry doctors

    A single hospital in the city has reported 26 deaths from chickenpox over the last three months, the highly unusual spurt in fatalities causing concern among state health officials. Chickenpox, a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus, is rarely fatal, with only around 1 death per 1,00,000 cases among children aged 1-14 years; 6 per 1,00,000 cases in the 15-19 age group; and 21 per 1,00,000 cases in adults, experts said.
    - 1 day ago 3 Feb 23, 2:43am -
  • CBI court rejects Partha Chatterjee's bail plea

    CBI court rejects Partha Chatterjee's bail plea

    A CBI court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, arrested in connection with the recruitment irregularities in state schools, and extended his judicial remand till February 16.
    - 2 days ago 2 Feb 23, 6:08pm -
  • Dharmarajan appointed GOC Bengal Sub Area

    Dharmarajan appointed GOC Bengal Sub Area

    Major General H Dharmarajan took over as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Bengal Sub Area on Wednesday.
    - 2 days ago 2 Feb 23, 2:52pm -
  • Budget boost to northeast air connectivity, infrastructure

    Budget boost to northeast air connectivity, infrastructure

    Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed more wings to take air connectivity and aviation infrastructure in the northeast to newer heights.
    - 2 days ago 2 Feb 23, 9:31am -
  • Calcutta HC upholds life sentence for Pakistani terrorist

    Calcutta HC upholds life sentence for Pakistani terrorist

    The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday upheld the life sentence of Pakistani terrorist Shahbaz Ismail (39) - a Pakistan Rangers-turned-Al-Badr member - who had been found carrying explosives to Jammu and Kashmir. He had been given a life term by a trial court for being involved in terrorist activities in India.
    - 2 days ago 2 Feb 23, 8:50am -
  • TV actor arrested for abusing live-in partner in Kolkata

    TV actor arrested for abusing live-in partner in Kolkata

    Actor Atish Bhattacharjee - who starred in several episodes of a popular crime-based show in Bengal - was arrested by Haridevpur police on Tuesday for allegedly physically assaulting and sexually exploiting his live-in partner, an aspiring model, for the past six months.
    - 2 days ago 2 Feb 23, 8:36am -

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