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Jyotiraditya Scindia virtually flags off 6 routes expanding aerial connectivity in North East India

New Delhi/ IBNS: Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia on Monday virtually flagged off 6 routes expanding the aerial connectivity of North-East India.

Durga Puja and Politics: Kolkata pandal with NRC theme wins West Bengal govt's top honour

Kolkata/IBNS: A Durga Puja pandal in south Kolkata themed after the controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC) and detention camps has topped the West Bengal government's "best of the best" list, in what could lead to a political debate amid the festivity.

IMD predicts rain in parts of West Bengal, including Kolkata, during Durga puja

Kolkata/IBNS: The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in Kolkata Wednesday predicted rainfall in seven south Bengal districts, including the state capital, during the Bengalis' biggest festival Durga Puja next week.

Kolkata: Building collapses after heavy rains, two die

Kolkata/IBNS: A portion of an old two-storey building in north Kolkata collapsed after rains lashed the city, leaving two dead, media reports said.

Heavy rain lashes Kolkata, several areas waterlogged

Kolkata: Heavy overnight rains in Kolkata and adjoining areas left several places in the city waterlogged on Wednesday.

Prashant Kishor now a voter in Kolkata's Bhabanipur constituency where Mamata Banerjee resides

Kolkata/IBNS: Former political strategist Prashant Kishor, who played a significant role in catapulting the Trinamool Congress to retain power in West Bengal, is now a voter in Kolkata's Bhabanipur constituency, where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee resides.

BJP accuses Kolkata IPS officer of molesting its Bhabanipur candidate, writes to ECI

Kolkata/IBNS: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday wrote to the Election Commission of India (ECI) alleging that its Bhabanipur bypoll candidate Priyanka Tibrewal was molested and assaulted by Kolkata Police's Deputy Commissioner (South Division), IPS Akash Magharia, during an agitation near West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Kalighat residence on Thursday.

Normal life hit as heavy rain lashes Kolkata, leaves several areas waterlogged

Kolkata: Life in large parts of Kolkata and neighbouring districts was crippled from water-logging on Monday as heavy overnight rains triggered by a cyclonic circulation in the Bay of Bengal battered the region.

Adrian Pratt takes over as Director of American Center in Kolkata

Kolkata: Adrian Pratt has assumed the position of the Director of the American Center Kolkata, and the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) of the U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata, as of Sept 20, 2021, succeeding former Director and PAO Monica Shie.

Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department reaches Kolkata to woo tourists to Kashmir

Srinagar/IBNS: The J&K Tourism Department organised a promotional event at Kolkata in which all the prominent heads of travel trade associations, local media and senior officials from the Tourism Department of West Bengal participated.

Kolkata fake Covid vaccination case: Chargesheet filed against Debanjan Deb, 7 others

Kolkata/IBNS: Two months after busting a fake Covid-19 vaccination drive, the Kolkata Police on Thursday filed a charge sheet in a local court at Alipore naming the key accused in the case, Debanjan Deb, and seven others, officials said.

Kolkata: 5 women teachers protesting against 'punishment transfer' attempt suicide outside Bikash Bhavan

Kolkata/IBNS: Five women teachers agitating against alleged punishment transfer by the state government attempted suicide by consuming poison in presence of police personnel outside state school education headquarter, Bikash Bhavan, in Kolkata's Salt Lake on Tuesday evening, reports said.

Melinda Pavek takes over as U.S. Consul General in Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: Melinda Pavek has become the Consul General of the United States of America in Kolkata, succeeding Patti Hoffman.

CBI raids three locations of Kolkata based chit fund company

Kolkata/IBNS: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday carried out raids at three locations in West Bengal in connection with its probe into a Kolkata-based chit fund scam, officials said.

Kolkata: 31 shops gutted in midnight blaze at Kestopur, 7 injured

Kolkata/IBNS: At least 31 shops were gutted in a major fire that broke out in Kolkata's Kestopur area in the wee hours of Sunday, reports said