updated 1:27 AM UTC, Sep 8, 2016

I have tears of joy, now I can die in peace, says Mamata

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:32
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court's verdict in the Tata Motors' Nano project case as a "landmark victory", adding she had "tears of joy" on learning about the decision and can now "die…

Mamata opposing strike to protect BJP's interests: Central trade unions

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 08:58
Kolkata: The central trade unions, who have called an all India general strike on September 2, on Tuesday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of opposing the strike to protect the interests of the BJP-led central government.The Banerjee-led Trinamool…

One killed, 13 injured in mob-police clash in Bengal

Monday, 29 August 2016 12:51
Kolkata, Aug 28: One person was killed as a mob demanding restoration of power supply fought a pitched battle with police in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Sunday.Thirteen others, including nine policemen, were injured in the clashes, police said.The trouble…

AMRI Hospital tragedy: Kolkata court frames charges

Friday, 01 July 2016 10:57
Kolkata: Nearly five years after a devastating fire at the city's AMRI Hospitals left 92 dead, a city court on Thursday framed charges including culpable homicide against 16 accused.The 16 accused - directors and officials of the hospital-- have been…

Chargesheet in Kolkata flyover case, murder charges withdrawn

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:59
Kolkata: Police on Tuesday filed chargesheet before a city court indicting 10 people for culpable homicide among other offences, in the flyover collapse case that claimed 26 lives.The move came on a day when police arrested two engineers of the…

Brain-dead woman becomes saviour for four in Kolkata

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 09:35
Kolkata: A 70-year-old brain-dead woman here bequeathed a new lease of life to four persons, with her kidneys and cornea were successfully transplanted in the city's first multi-organ cadaver donation operation on Monday.The two kidneys, two cornea and the liver…

Ehsaan Ghungroowala creates magic with his vocal cords

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 12:09
Kolkata: Having mastered the art of vocal percussion, he takes his listeners to a realm of disbelief. With his unique ability to translate musical compositions into sounds of a ghungroo (musical anklet) using just his vocal cords, Ehsaan Ahmed Bharti…

Photo exhibition on hand-pulled rickshaws in Kolkata

Monday, 27 June 2016 11:00
Kolkata: The hand-pulled rickshaw, which has through the decades emerged as a symbol of Kolkata despite facing threats to its existence in an age of speed and mechanised transport, is the cynosure of all eyes in an ongoing photo exhibition…

India's first government-run cord blood bank begins work in Kolkata

Friday, 24 June 2016 17:38
Kolkata: The School of Tropical Medicine's cord blood bank - the country's first government run stem cell preservation centre - formally started its journey on Friday.An official release said the umbilical cord blood of newborns - that contains stem cells…
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