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Fire in Kolkata chemical godown

    Updated On : Oct 16,2018   12:24 am
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) A fire broke out in a chemical godown in the eastern part of the city on Monday evening, but no casualty was reported, an official said. View More..

5.5 kg of silver seized in Bengal

    Updated On : Oct 15,2018   9:40 pm
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Some 5.5 kg of silver ornaments worth Rs 2.2 lakh was recovered from the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district on Monday, an official said. View More..

Durga Puja begins in Bengal

    Updated On : Oct 15,2018   8:58 pm
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Durga Puja rituals began in West Bengal on Monday as enthusiastic devotees plunged into merriment marking the first day of the biggest festival in this part of the world. View More..

Durga puja begins in Bengal

    Updated On : Oct 15,2018   1:24 pm
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Durga Puja rituals began in West Bengal on Monday as enthusiastic devotees plunged into merriment marking the first day of the biggest festival in this part of the world. View More..

Bengal decks up to bask in Durga Puja fervour

    Updated On : Oct 14,2018   8:08 pm
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) With "cotton-ball" clouds floating in the blue sky, the beat of Dhak (drums) mixed with popular melodies filling the air, and frenzied last-minute shopping, Bengal looks set to indulge itself in the state's biggest festival - Durga Puja - from Monday. View More..

Man injured in Bengal blast dies in Kolkata hospital

    Updated On : Oct 14,2018   7:28 pm
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) A fruit seller injured in a bomb blast in West Bengal's Dum Dum area died at a government hospital here on Sunday, police said. View More..

From pain and penury to pinnacle of success: The winning tale of gritty Swapna Barman (IANS Special Series)

    Updated On : Oct 14,2018   12:32 pm
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) Until that evening in Jakarta when the country celebrated her success with much fanfare, everything about heptathlete Swapna Barman spelt hardship. From extreme poverty to physical deformity of the kind that threatened to time and again derail her ambition, Swapna pushed every odd to its limits on course to become the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold. View More..

Indian classical music fascinates me: Reunion's Maya Kamaty

    Updated On : Oct 14,2018   11:48 am
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) Maya Kamaty, a prominent Maloya musician and singer of Indian origin from Reunion Island, the French overseas territory, thinks good music can transcend all geographical barriers and says she is deeply inspired by Indian classical music and fascinated by the traditional instruments used here. View More..

Green themes abound in Durga Puja marquees

    Updated On : Oct 14,2018   11:34 am
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) At a time when global warming and high pollution levels have emerged as major challenges for policy planners worldwide, a number of community Durga Puja organisers in and around Kolkata have come up with green themes to spread awareness about a clean environment among the public. View More..

Mamata condoles death of Annapurna Devi

    Updated On : Oct 13,2018   5:18 pm
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed grief over the demise of Annapurna Devi, doyenne of classical Hindustani music, who was in her early nineties. View More..

This Kolkata community Puja welcomes the sightless to touch and feel the festivities

    Updated On : Oct 13,2018   1:40 pm
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) As Bengal gets decked up in a shimmery jacket of lights to celebrate its biggest carnival in style, the organisers of a famous community Durga puja here have built their marquee with artefacts and elements dedicated to the visually impaired to help them experience the festive grandeur they otherwise miss out on. View More..

People-to-people ties provide strong connect between US and India: Juster

    Updated On : Oct 13,2018   1:58 am
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) Affirming that the US has deep admiration for India's history and rich culture, US Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster on Friday said people to people ties have provided a strong connect between the two countries. View More..

Bandhan Bank receives exemption from Sebi

    Updated On : Oct 12,2018   11:06 pm
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Bandhan Bank on Friday said it has received an exemption from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) with respect to lock-in of one year on the equity shares held by the promoter and eligibility condition of one year from listing in order to comply with licensing condition. View More..

Emami Cement files DRHP for Rs 1,000-crore IPO

    Updated On : Oct 12,2018   11:00 pm
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Emami Cement on Friday filed the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with the capital market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), for its Rs 1,000-crore initial public offering (IPO). View More..

Want to re-live your childhood days? Visit this Puja marquee in Kolkata

    Updated On : Oct 12,2018   5:20 pm
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) While the debate is on over Durga Puja's gradual shift from traditional presentation to the modern theme-based versions, the revellers should not miss the chance to relive their childhood days at a Puja marquee in Kolkata's Bhowanipur. View More..

Kolkata Bridge Collapse: Commuters get alternative road

    Updated On : Oct 12,2018   4:58 pm
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) An alternative road parallel to a bridge that collapsed over a month ago in south Kolkata was thrown open to the public on Friday, much to the relief of a large number of daily commuters to and from the city and its suburbs. View More..

Kolkata tramcar reinvents itself to offer a culinary ride

    Updated On : Oct 12,2018   1:08 pm
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) The trams in the City of Joy may not have kept up with the fast pace of the metropolis, but they refuse to quietly roll off into the sunset. A newly refurbished tramcar, designed as a fine-dining 28-seater restaurant, will trundle out from October 13, offering a culinary ride to customers. View More..

Asha Bhosle makes comeback in Bengali Durga Puja song circuit after 23 years

    Updated On : Oct 12,2018   12:10 pm
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Breaking an almost 23-year hiatus, legendary singer Asha Bhosle has recorded a Bengali song on the occasion of Durga Puja. View More..

Kolkata's first Puja organised by street kids (Social Feature)

    Updated On : Oct 12,2018   11:38 am
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) The revelry surrounding West Bengal's Durga Puja festival is not new, but a humble community puja named "Footpather Durga Pujo" in north Kolkata -- organised by children living on the pavements -- is grabbing attention despite the absence of pomp and glitter associated with the city's high-budgeted community puja pandals. View More..

It's a relief that cyclone Titi is weakening, says Mamata

    Updated On : Oct 11,2018   9:46 pm
Kolkata, Oct 11 (IANS) Even as the Durga Puja organisers worry about the effect of cyclone "Titli" in Gangetic West Bengal, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the gradual weakening of the cyclone is a relief. View More..