Everything you need to know about Kolkata: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Kolkata: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) With the US government cutting the budget for space missions, former NASA astronaut Marsha S. Ivins Thursday said her country loved to spend more on pizza than on space exploration.
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) It is West Bengal's right to seek a three-year moratorium on interest payments on central loans, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday, adding: "We are not beggars."
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Prince Andrew, son of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is Thursday scheduled to visit a home for rescued, trafficked and orphaned girls and children of AIDS victims in Madhyamgram near here.
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) With all tickets for Saturday's game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors India sold out, plans are afoot to install 12 giant screens across the city so that enthusiasts can watch the action live even when on the move.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Tuesday said it will deploy and manage Bharti Airtel's 4G network in Karnataka.
n the 41st match of IPL played yesterday in M.A Chidambaram stadium of Chennai, Kolkata Knight Riders marked a 5-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings.
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's proposed meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, coming soon after the latter was named one of the world's most influential people by the prestigious Time magazine, may help in removing the adverse feelings that exist in the state about American policies, say analysts. It may also result in increased American investment.
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Exide Industries, the biggest storage battery producing company in India, Monday reported 12.9 percent slide in its net profit in the quarter ended March 31, 2012 to Rs.1.42 billion (over $26 million) from Rs.1.63 billion during the same period an year ago.
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell Monday had a 30-minute meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, apparently to prepare the ground for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the city next week.
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The modernisation of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport here is nearing completion and it may become operational in the next three-four months, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said here Monday.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed "distress" over an overwhelming number of sanitation and drainage projects remaining incomplete, noting that 4,861 cities in the country do not have even a partial sewerage network.
Kolkata, Apr 30 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has described bilateral ties between India and Bangladesh as excellent.
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Describing the eviction of people from slums in Nonadanga in the eastern part of the city as a "tragedy and great crime", human rights activist Binayak Sen Sunday accused the West Bengal government of being inhuman.
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) The West Bengal capital is all geared up for according a warm welcome to a host of international VVIPs who are slated to visit it in a short span of time, beginning with Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, and including US Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell, Britain's Prince Andrew and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Eden Gardens may be the official home venue for the Kolkata Knight Riders, but come May 5 a majority of Kolkatans - from celebrities to the man on the street - seem to be gearing up emotionally to back their eternal favourite "Dada" Sourav Ganguly, who will lead the Pune Warriors out on the historic ground.
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) In spite of the city's favourite son Sourav Ganguly leading the Pune Warriors India against them, Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir hopes Kolkatans will root for his team in the crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) game to be played at the Eden Gardens May 5.
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Powered by skipper Gautam Gambhir's stroke-filled 93, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) trounced Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 47 runs in their Indian Premier league match here at the Eden Gardens Saturday.
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Powered by skipper Gautam Gambhir's stroke-filled 93, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) trounced Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 47 runs in their Indian Premier league match here at the Eden Gardens Saturday.
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 47 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens here Saturday.
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Riding on a stroke filled 93 by captain Gautam Gambhir Kolkata, Kolkata Knight Riders posted 190/4 in their Indian Premier League match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens Saturday.
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and opted to bat in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens Saturday.
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Fresh clashes broke out between evicted slum dwellers of Nonadanga and police personnel here Saturday, leaving several people injured.
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The Bhattacharya family may have won the legal battle against the Norwegian authorities over Abhigyan and Aishwarya's custody but the young boy faces another challenge -- his attachment disorder, an ailment which has rendered him with behavioural problems requiring immediate medical attention.
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) With US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton scheduled to visit Kolkata May 7, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said she was happy that Hillary was visiting the city.
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) How often do you find a government employee who doesn't want a hike in dearness allowance (DA)? But Kolkata resident Hiralal Burman is an exception - he refuses to accept his increased allowance to protest the poor DA hike for workers under the 100-day rural jobs scheme.
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar and ace middle distance runner Shiny Wilson were Friday presented the lifetime achievements award by the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club (CSJC) at a glittering function in the city's Town Hall.
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Bata India, the country's leading footwear manufacturer, Thursday reported a 67 percent slide in its net profit to Rs.36 crore for the quarter ending March 31, 2012, from Rs.109 crore in the same period last year.
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Credit rating agency ICRA Thursday said the provisions of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) prescribed in this year's budget has added to investors' anxiety.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A Bangladeshi Air Force cadet, who force-landed his trainer plane on the Indian side of the border in West Bengal due to bad weather, was Thursday returned to Dhaka, an official said here.
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) City cueists will vie with the likes of former multiple world champions Geet Sethi and Pankaj Advani in the inaugural Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship to be played here May 4-9.
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Credit rating company ICRA Thursday said it is cautious on rating updates on Indian economy and companies but would not give a "panic reaction".
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) After nearly a year's wait, a tearful Sagarika Bhattacharya Wednesday got her two children back in her lap. The children had returned to India from Norway the day before.
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Japanese electronic goods maker Sony is expecting to garner 10 percent of its total global business from India after five years.
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Sony will roll out four new digital still cameras in the next couple of months in a bid to increase its market share in the segment, a top company executive said Wednesday.
New Delhi/Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The two NRI children, who were in foster care in Norway after they were separated from their parents on grounds of alleged negligence, returned to India Tuesday.
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Deccan Chargers (DC) was called off without even a ball being bowled after a thunderstorm accompanied with heavy rain lashed the Eden Gardens Tuesday.
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Two spectators were injured Tuesday after a bamboo-built box collapsed when a thunderstorm accompanied by heavy showers hit the Eden Gardens, where an Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers was scheduled, police said.
Kolkata/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The grandparents of Abhigyan and Aishwarya, the two Indian NRI children who were taken into foster care by the Norwegian Childcare Services, Tuesday expressed happiness at the return of the children to India and lauded the government's efforts in bringing the toddlers back home.
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) The US wants better trade and economic relations between India and Bangladesh through the northeastern region which has "huge scope of progress in future", an American official said here Tuesday.
Kolkata, Apr 23 (IANS) Three days after issuing a 15-day ultimatum to the central government for accepting the state's demand for a moratorium on interest re-payment, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed a section of media for distorting the facts and clarified that it was not an ultimatum but an appeal.
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Pitching for more private sector participation in power distribution, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has said it would help improve efficiency and bring down aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses.
New Delhi/Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) In a major breather for the Bhattacharya family, a Norwegian court Monday decided to hand over the custody of two children, put under foster care due to troubles between their parents, to their uncle.
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Deccan Chargers who are still looking for their first win in the current edition of the Indian Premier League, Monday exuded confidence of reversing their fortunes and hope to qualify for the play-offs.
Cuttack, April 23 (IANS) Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara blamed another bad fielding show for the five-wicket loss against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Barabati Stadium.
In the 29th match of IPL and first IPL match that was played in Barbati stadium of Cuttack, Kolkata Knight Riders marked an easy 5 wicket win over Deccan Chargers.
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Amar Sen knows literally how to create the world with his fingers. With a swish and a flick of his fingers, grains of sand transform into pictures and, in silhouette, his fingers imitate a tiger, a peepul tree, a bird, a house... almost anything.
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Jewellery makers and gold traders are expecting good business this Akshaya Tritiya compared to last year as sales have picked up before the auspicious day despite high gold prices.
Cuttack, April 23 (IANS) Deccan Chargers slumped to their fifth consecutive loss in
Cuttack, April 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Deccan Chargers by five
Cuttack, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders restricted Deccan Chargers to 126 for seven in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Barabati Stadium here Sunday.
Cuttack, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to bowl against Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Barabati Stadium here Sunday.
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Aiming to return to her roots, Kolkata-born Bollywood actress Nisha Kothari Sunday expressed her desire to work in Bengali films with directors like Rituparno Ghosh.
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Metro's automatic signalling system became operational Sunday, enhancing the transit system's safety and paving way for increased frequency of trains.
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to make sure that each and every child of the state ias administered polio vaccine, the West Bengal government Saturday said it will take help of religious leaders to persuade the families who are still resisting the vaccine.
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said the government is thinking about launching a state-owned news channel and bringing out a magazine to highlight achievements of the officials.
Kolkata, Apr 21 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she would start a television channel and a newspaper to cater to the needs of the state government.
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As the West Bengal police booked a university professor for forwarding a cartoon mail on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the state CID asked Facebook to delete some morphed images of her, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said social media had become a reality and there were very restricted opportunities to impose constraints on that.
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) The AMRI Hospital authorities are planning to reopen a portion of their complex in Dhakuria, sealed off by Kolkata Police after a major fire choked 94 people to death in one hospital building last December.
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that her government has completed most of its tasks in its very first year, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surjya Kanta Mishra Friday said after having sent the railways to the ICU as railway minister, she was now doing the same to the state.
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Amid regular reports of crib deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday claimed there has been a fall in the number of infant deaths in the state.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir Friday said he was ready to bat at No.3 if the team needed any time during the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP) Friday said it would launch a campaign in West Bengal demanding monthly honorariums to Hindu priests and unemployed youth to protest against the Mamata Banerjee-led government's decision to pay honorariums of Rs.2,500 to imams.
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) A British minister Friday said his country's government had no hand in selecting Dow Chemical Co. as a sponsor of the London Olympic Games.
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) US-based chipmaker Qualcomm would soon be able to roll out high-speed Internet services with the government willing to provide the firm broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum shortly.
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Forty-two-year-old Jeeja Ghosh, who was offloaded from a Spicejet flight a few months back for being a patient of cerebral palsy, Thursday said she still feels scared whenever she boards a plane and added that she has now learnt to overcome the incident.
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) A prompt response from fire service personnel averted a major disaster here after they successfully contained an Ammonia gas leak from a local cold storage, officials said here Thursday.
Kolkata Knight Rider marked an 8 wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in yesterday match played in PCA stadium of Mohali.
Mohali, April 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders took sweet revenge of their loss at home as they beat Kings XI Punjab comfortably by eight wickets in their return clash in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Wednesday.
Mohali, April 18 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Ground here Wednesday.
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Even days after the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor for circulating cartoons involving West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the city continued to be rocked by protests and counter protests by pro and anti government factions.
Mohali, April 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders cruised to an eight-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Wednesday.
Mohali, April 18 (IANS) Good fielding and bowling by Kolkata Knight Riders helped them restrict Kings XI Punjab to 124 for seven in an Indian Premier League match at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Wednesday.
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) In a bid to pressurize the government to revise taxi fares, a large section of West Bengal Taxi operators have decided to go on a 24-hour strike Thursday.
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) UK-based Camellia Plc, which owns a 74 percent stake in tea major Goodricke Group, Wednesday said it was 'very interested' in buying out tea gardens in Assam to expand its business of the brew in India.
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Turtle, a leading manufacturer and retailer of men's apparel and accessories, registered a growth of 50 percent in revenue during 2011-12 and expects the same level of growth during the current year.
Mohali, April 18 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist won the toss and elected to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Wednesday.
Kolkata, (Xinhua-ANI): Security is being beefed up in Assam ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Guwahati, as the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) reiterated its call for a state-wide shutdown on April 20 to protest against the visit.
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) A woman in West Bengal attempted suicide after she was molested and her family members were beaten up by a group of people for her refusal to join the Trinamool Congress, police said Wednesday.
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Tea major Goodricke Group is planning to foray into dairy business and will soon seek the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) approval for it, an official said Wednesday.
Kolkata Knight Riders, which lost their previous match against Kings XI Punjab by just 2 runs, will look to turn things in their favors this time.
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Days after a Jadavpur University professor was beaten for circulating 'defamatory' cartoons of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a retired scientist and his daughter Tuesday alleged they were assaulted and molestated. Police said they were investigating.
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) A high school student in West Bengal's Murshidabad district was caught with a gun and bullets which he had brought purportedly to kill the principal who had earlier scolded him.
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Under severe criticism for asking Trinamool supporters to 'socially boycott' CPI-M, state Food Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick Tuesday backtracked and alleged that his statement has been tampered with.
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) He regaled masses at the Kolkata film fest inauguration last year and will Wednesday blend Tagore with masters such as Bach before highly discerning listeners at Germany's annual Munich Philharmonic Orchestra festival. But Indian conductor-violinist Abraham Mazumder sees little difference and believes 'the grammar of music is universal'.
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Eminent persons of international repute, including well-known US-based academician-intellectual Noam Chomsky, Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing concern over the use of state force in West Bengal in cracking down on human rights activists or citizens attempting to raise issues of concern.
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Kolkata Monday continued to be rocked by protests over the arrest of Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra for allegedly circulating 'defamatory' cartoons targeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Public sector Coal India Limited (CIL) will sign a fuel supply agreement (FSA) with power companies by April 20, a top official said Monday.
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA), India's premier anti-terror probe outfit, Monday took over the case of five Maoists, including the successor of slain rebel chief Kishenji, arrested in Kolkata in March.
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) A Kolkata Police sub-inspector (SI) was suspended Monday for allegedly letting off a man accused of sexually harassing a woman in the Garfa locality.
In a thrilling match played yesterday in Eden Gardens, Kings XI Punjab thumped a 2 run victory over the host Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) The charred bodies of five members of a family, including one with injury marks, were found from a house that caught fire early Monday, police said.
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Buoyed by his team's two run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League match here Sunday, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist said leg-spinner Piyush Chawla's spell brought his side back into the game.
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Coming down heavily on his batsmen after going down to Kings XI Punjab by two runs in their Indian Premier League match, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir Sunday said the team management was contemplating "some hard decisions" to bring the team back on the winning path.
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir blasted his batsmen, saying they lacked intelligence towards the fag end of the innings as his team slumped to a two-run loss against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here Sunday.
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab rallied from a seemingly losing scenario to put it across the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by two runs in a nail-biting Indian Premier League game that swayed from one way to the other at the Eden Gardens here Sunday.
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens here Sunday.
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab beat Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs in a thrilling finale in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens here Sunday.
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla Sunday expressed satisfaction with the Eden Gardens pitch, saying there has been no complaint from any of the sides which have played on the hallowed ground in the tournament so far.
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders restricted Kings XI Punjab to 134 for nine in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens here Sunday.
After being defeated in two consecutive matches in the home ground, Rajasthan Royls captain Rahul Dravid has said that his team had defeated