October 24, 2020 14:35 (IST)
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NSCN (K-Nikki) cadre nabbed in Kohima | Weeks after Nabanna Abhiyan, West Bengal BJP dissolves BJYM district committees | Kashmir: Security forces launch CASO in Sopore | India's Covid-19 tally crosses 78-lakh mark with over 53,000 cases in 24 hours | Will set record straight, Amazon says after refusing to appear before parliamentary committee

Midnight blaze ravages residential building in Kolkata, two killed

Kolkata/IBNS: Two persons, including a 12-year-old boy, were killed in a fire that broke out in a multi-storey residential building in central Kolkata's Ganesh Chandra Avenue on Friday late night, reports said on Saturday.

Turban case: West Bengal Guv Dhankhar asks CM to withdraw case against Balvinder Singh

Kolkata/UNI:  Asserting that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should send human rights and Rule of Law friendly signals, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday urged her to withdraw the case against Balvinder Singh whose turban was allegedly removed by the West Bengal Police.

Kolkata: Powerful explosion blows off clubhouse's roof at Beliaghata, no casualties reported

Kolkata/IBNS: A portion of a roof of a two-storey club building was blown off following a powerful explosion in Kolkata's Beliaghata Main Road area on Tuesday morning, reports said.

Kolkata: Bengali serial actor, 15 others arrested for running sex trade

Kolkata/UNI: A Tollywood actor was among 16 others who have been arrested for allegedly running sex trade in Kolkata, police said on Sunday.

Kolkata Police book top BJP leaders for unlawful assembly, violation of law during Nabanna Cholo rally

Kolkata/IBNS: A day after a massive showdown was witnessed with activists of BJP and its youth wing, BJYM, clashing with the police at multiple locations in Kolkata and Howrah during the party's Nabanna Cholo rally, the Kolkata Police on Friday registered two suo motto FIRs against multiple BJP leaders, including party's national secretary Kailash Vijaywargiya, national vice president Mukul Roy, state president Dilip Ghosh, and lawmakers- Rakesh Singh, Arjun Singh and Locket Chatterjee, officials said.

Kolkata: Renowned academician Ananda Deb Mukherjee passes away

Kolkata/IBNS: Well-known Bengal academician and geologist, emeritus professor of Jadavpur University (JU) and former Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Vidyasagar University, Ananda Deb Mukherjee, who was diagnosed with Covid-19, died in a south Kolkata hospital on Thursday morning. He was 82.

Hathras case: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee leading protest march in Kolkata

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday hit the streets of Kolkata as she is leading a protest march held over the Hathras gangrape and murder incident.

Mamata Banerjee to hit streets today in protest against Hathras incident

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will join the protests against the 19-year old woman's fatal gangrape which took place in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras by hitting streets here on Saturday.

No Durga Puja carnival in Kolkata due to Covid-19 this year: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said people of her state will have to give the Durga Puja carnival a miss this year, owing to the Covid-19 situation.

Kolkata taxi driver harasses Mimi Chakraborty, arrested

Kolkata/IBNS: A taxi driver was arrested here on Tuesday for allegedly harassing and making lewd comments at actress-parliamentarian Mimi Chakraborty while she was travelling in her car.

Bihar boy misses NEET by 10 minutes after travelling 700 kms to Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: In another instance of the ordeal of lakhs of students who appeared for the joint and medical entrance examinations, a Bihar boy missed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) by a few minutes after travelling 700 kilometers from Bihar to West Bengal on Sunday, media reports said.

Congress holds pro-Rhea Chakraborty rally in Kolkata, alleges political vendetta against her

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Pradesh Congress, led by WBPCC General Secretary Manoj Chakraborty, on Saturday took to the streets of Kolkata in solidarity with arrested Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty.

Mumbai Police arrest Kangana Ranaut's fan from Kolkata for allegedly threatening Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut

Kolkata/IBNS: A Mumbai Police team on Thursday midnight arrested a Kolkata gym instructor, who is claiming to be a fan of actress Kangana Ranaut, for allegedly giving threat calls to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, reports said.

Kolkata: Fire at Narkeldanga; 50 shanties gutted

Kolkata/UNI: A massive fire broke out at Chhagalpatty of Narkeldanga in the eastern part of the city this morning, reducing to ashes at least 50 shanties.

Bengal observing complete lockdown for second consecutive day to break pandemic chain

Kolkata/UNI: West Bengal is observing complete lockdown for the second consecutive day on Friday as part of the bi-weekly lockdown imposed across the state since July 23 to break the Covid-19 pandemic chain.