August 10, 2020 13:55 (IST)
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Kolkata: Rain brings much-needed relief to city

Kolkata/UNI: After days of scorching heat and humidity, the city and the rest of south Bengal woke up to blinding rain and a dark sky early this morning.

No flight operations from Kolkata Airport on revised lockdown days

Kolkata: Flight operations in Kolkata Airport will remain suspended on the revised dates of state-wide lockdown announced by the West Bengal government on Monday.

Kolkata: CPI-M Politburo member, former Lok Sabha MP Md. Salim tests Covid-19 positive, hospitalized

Kolkata/IBNS: CPI-M Politburo member and former MP from West Bengal's Raiganj Lok Sabha constituency, Md. Salim, on Monday tested positive for novel coronavirus.

Covid-19: KMC begins rapid antigen tests in Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: In the wake of the growing number of Covid-19 cases, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Thursday conducted rapid antigen tests of around 50 local people in south Kolkata's Chetla area, reports said.

COVID-19: West Bengal sees biggest one-day spike of 2436 cases, 34 more fatalities reported

Kolkata/IBNS: With the highest single-day spike of 2436 infections, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in West Bengal has reached 51757, including 18450 active cases, 1255 deaths and 31656 discharges, reports said on Thursday.

Kolkata: 27-yr-old dental student found hanging in college-hostel, police suspect suicide

Kolkata/IBNS: A 27-year-old second-year PGT-MDS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) student of West Bengal government-run Rafi Ahmed Dental College was found hanging in her hostel room inside the college campus in central Kolkata's Moulali area on Thursday afternoon, reports said.

After Kolkata residents, now Bengal Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay complains of huge electricity bill

Kolkata/IBNS: After complaints of inflated electricity bills by an overwhelming number of Kolkata residents, West Bengal Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay on Thursday claimed to have received an exorbitant bill from the privately-run power utility CESC.

COVID-19: Kolkata Police seek space in the iconic Eden Gardens to set up quarantine units for its personnel

Kolkata/IBNS: At a time when West Bengal is grappling with massive surge in COVID-19 cases, the Kolkata Police on Friday wrote to the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) seeking space inside Eden Gardens cricket stadium to set up a quarantine facility for its personnel, officials said.

West Bengal COVID-19 Lockdown: German Consulate says it will restrict office presence to the lowest

Kolkata:  The Germany Consulate in Kolkata on Wednesday said it will restrict its office presence to the lowest with immediate effect as the West Bengal government announced strict lockdown will be imposed in containment zones from July 9.

COVID-19 Lockdown Effect: Three people commit suicide in Kolkata due to financial distress

Kolkata/UNI:  A young bus driver of route No 221, who had been rendered jobless due to the prolonged Covid-19 induced lockdown, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his Dum Dum residence today, while an elderly woman and her son killed themselves by consuming poison last week, police said.

COVID-19: West Bengal records 652 fresh cases, tally reaches 18559

Kolkata/IBNS: With the highest spike of 652 infections in the last 24 hours, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in West Bengal has mounted to 18559, including 5761 active cases, 668 deaths and 12130 discharges, reports said on Tuesday.

Zomato employees burn official t-shirts to protest against bloody face off at Ladakh

Kolkata/IBNS: Some Zomato employees in the city on Saturday tore and burnt their official t-shirts to protest against the killing of 20 Indian soldiers by the Chinese army during a bloody face off at LAC in Ladakh's Galwan Valley two weeks ago, media reports said.

Chartered Accountant commits suicide after killing wife in Bengaluru, mother-in-law in Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: A middle-aged chartered accountant committed suicide in his in-law's flat at Kankurgachi area in north Kolkata on Monday shortly after shooting dead his mother-in-law while his wife's body was recovered from her Bengaluru flat on the same day, officials said.

Kolkata: College girl shot dead by ex-boyfriend; probe begins

Kolkata/IBNS: A 20-year-old college girl was shot dead allegedly by her ex-boyfriend on Saturday early morning at Purba Putiyari's Ananda Pally (West) area under Regent Park Police Station limits in south suburban Kolkata, reports said.

Kolkata man orders Communist Manifesto on Amazon, receives Bhagavad Gita instead

Kolkata/IBNS: A man from Kolkata's Garia area was left 'amazed' after US based e-commerce giant Amazon delivered him a 120-page Penguin copy of Bhagavad Gita instead of the Communist Manifesto that he had ordered on the online platform.