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    14th Saras Mela opens at Salt Lake Central Park

    14th Saras Mela opens at Salt Lake Central Park


    The 14th Saras Mela was inaugurated at Salt Lake's Central Park fair ground on Thursday. State panchayat and rural development department minister Subrata Mukherjee inaugurated the...

    The 14th Saras Mela was inaugurated at Salt Lake's Central Park fair ground on Thursday. State panchayat and rural development department minister Subrata Mukherjee inaugurated the fair.
    Kolkata: Brace for thundershowers this weekend

    Kolkata: Brace for thundershowers this weekend


    For the first time since the exit of winter last week, the minimum and maximum temperatures in Kolkata crossed the 20°C and 30°C marks, respectively, on...

    For the first time since the exit of winter last week, the minimum and maximum temperatures in Kolkata crossed the 20°C and 30°C marks, respectively, on Wednesday.
    Pulwama attack: Ostracized Kashmiri doc to stay on

    Pulwama attack: Ostracized Kashmiri doc to stay on


    The Kashmiri cadiologist, who was contemplating to quit the city after children in the neighbourhood stopped mingling with his kids, has now put his foot down and decided to stay on following support from different quarters, including his own...

    The Kashmiri cadiologist, who was contemplating to quit the city after children in the neighbourhood stopped mingling with his kids, has now put his foot down and decided to stay on following support from different quarters, including his own fraternity.
    Kolkata: Five fake NIA officers arrested

    Kolkata: Five fake NIA officers arrested


    The New Town police on Wednesday nabbed five persons who posed as central agency officials - mostly from the National Investigation Agency...

    The New Town police on Wednesday nabbed five persons who posed as central agency officials - mostly from the National Investigation Agency (NIA)
    Businessman shot, finger at extortion gang

    Businessman shot, finger at extortion gang


    A bunch of armed goons barged into the home of a businessman in the early hours of Wednesday at Belgharia, North 24-Parganas, and shot him dead in front of his family after holding his wife at gunpoint. The victim's elderly mother, who tried to save...

    A bunch of armed goons barged into the home of a businessman in the early hours of Wednesday at Belgharia, North 24-Parganas, and shot him dead in front of his family after holding his wife at gunpoint. The victim's elderly mother, who tried to save him, was stabbed.
    20 e-buses to ease Kolkata’s emission burden

    20 e-buses to ease Kolkata’s emission burden


    More than a century after trams were electrified in Kolkata, making it one of only a handful cities across the world with an environment-friendly mode of transport, the first set of electric buses hit the roads on...

    More than a century after trams were electrified in Kolkata, making it one of only a handful cities across the world with an environment-friendly mode of transport, the first set of electric buses hit the roads on Wednesday.
    More than 5% Kolkatans morbidly obese: Experts

    More than 5% Kolkatans morbidly obese: Experts


    More than 5% of the city’s overweight population suffer from morbid obesity making them three times more prone to cardiovascular ailments that could result in a sudden and early death, say...

    More than 5% of the city’s overweight population suffer from morbid obesity making them three times more prone to cardiovascular ailments that could result in a sudden and early death, say experts.
    West Bengal: After tragedy, a veil of safety

    West Bengal: After tragedy, a veil of safety


    A day after an accident claimed the life of a six-year-old girl on her way to school in Dum Dum, allegedly due to illegal parking of buses, the area wore a changed look, with the buses moved to a vacant plot and traffic cops posted to make the roads...

    A day after an accident claimed the life of a six-year-old girl on her way to school in Dum Dum, allegedly due to illegal parking of buses, the area wore a changed look, with the buses moved to a vacant plot and traffic cops posted to make the roads safer.
    Rape, death threats for being Kashmiri sympathiser

    Rape, death threats for being Kashmiri sympathiser


    Hours after a Class XII student alleged harassment - both online and offline - after she wrote about the Pulwama attack, a 35-year-old woman, who is a mental health professional and mother of a seven-year-old child, has alleged that both she and her son...

    Hours after a Class XII student alleged harassment - both online and offline - after she wrote about the Pulwama attack, a 35-year-old woman, who is a mental health professional and mother of a seven-year-old child, has alleged that both she and her son were being threatened over the past four days on Facebook.
    49-yr-old man held for clicking woman's pictures

    49-yr-old man held for clicking woman's pictures


    A 49-year-old man was arrested from Dalhousie area for allegedly clicking photographs of a 29-year-old woman and behaving indecently in front of...

    A 49-year-old man was arrested from Dalhousie area for allegedly clicking photographs of a 29-year-old woman and behaving indecently in front of her.
    Swine flu claims 1 more life, death toll reaches 6

    Swine flu claims 1 more life, death toll reaches 6


    A 62-year-old woman from Kestopur, who tested positive for H1N1, died on Wednesday morning, taking the swine flu death toll this year to six in the city. Officials of the health department, however, maintained that there has been only one swine flu...

    A 62-year-old woman from Kestopur, who tested positive for H1N1, died on Wednesday morning, taking the swine flu death toll this year to six in the city. Officials of the health department, however, maintained that there has been only one swine flu death this year.
    Child with special needs drowns in school pool

    Child with special needs drowns in school pool


    A four-year-old child with special needs drowned on Wednesday in a specialized pool at a school run by the Army’s Eastern Command, on the premises of the Command Hospital in Alipore. The parents of Sambuddha Ghosh have alleged negligence, questioning...

    A four-year-old child with special needs drowned on Wednesday in a specialized pool at a school run by the Army’s Eastern Command, on the premises of the Command Hospital in Alipore. The parents of Sambuddha Ghosh have alleged negligence, questioning how the child gained access to the pool, used to provide hydrotherapy.
    Assaulted J&K trader saved by Nadia cops

    Assaulted J&K trader saved by Nadia cops


    A 27-year-old Kashmiri shawl trader, identified by the police as Jawed Ahmed Khan, was abused, assaulted and forced to chant “Vande Mataram” on Monday...

    A 27-year-old Kashmiri shawl trader, identified by the police as Jawed Ahmed Khan, was abused, assaulted and forced to chant “Vande Mataram” on Monday evening