According to ANI, the explosion blew off part of the roof & wall of Beleghata Gandhimath Friends Circle Club.
The blaze, which was reported at 7.35 am, was brought under control at 11.15 am, a Fire Brigade official said.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated ‘Durga puja pandal’ in Kolkata. She also inaugurated ‘Durga Puja Pandals’ of North Bengal, Naida and other districts, virtually. Watch: CM Mamata inaugurates ‘Durga Puja Pandal’ in Kolkata
Clashes erupted at several places during the march called by Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the BJP, to Nabanna, the state secretariat, when they tore down barricades, officials said.
West Bengal protests: BJP holds 4 protest rallies simultaneously in different parts of West Bengal. Almost 10 BJP workers have been detainedWest Bengal: Arson and violence breaks out at BJP rally in Kolkata
Invoking Goddess Durga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reaffirmed his government's irrevocable commitment to women's empowerment. Reaching out to the people of West Bengal during the state's biggest festival, the prime minister said though it was being celebrated on a limited scale due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the "enthusiasm is still unlimited".PM Modi takes part in Durga Puja celebrations, inaugurates Pandal in Kolkata virtually
Kolkata (West Bengal), Oct 18 (ANI): A Kolkata-based restaurant decided to make the ‘new normal’ convenient as COVID spread continues. Cafeteria introduced customised masks for its customers. The zip feature in the masks makes it unique. Special masks can be kept on while having the food. “So masks have been made mandatory, so when you eat food here, zip out and eat, when you are done with eating, zip in,” said cafe’s owner, Somoshree Sengupta.Kolkata cafe offers ‘zip masks’ to customers
Hearing a petition by heritage body INTACH, the Supreme Court on September 18 had ordered a stay on the demolition of the Patna Collectorate, two days after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had laid the foundation stone for its new complex.
Ferguson was magnificent during the regulation 20 overs also as his 3/15 in 4 overs had SRH in all sorts of trouble. He bowled a first spell in which he dismissed Kane Williamson with a short ball, got rid of Priyam Garg with a slower one and saw the back of Manish Pandey with a yorker .
According to the city's to puja organisers, including Badamtala Asahar Sangha, 66 Pally, Dum Dum Sarbojanin, the labourers, many of them residents of faraway districts, toil hard for three months to give set up the pandals, bedeck it with decor and lights, with the committees making arrangements for their accommodation somewhere nearby.
For small pandals, barricades will have to be put up five metres from the entrance, while for the bigger ones, the distance has to be 10 metres, the court ordered. There should be no-entry boards on the barricades, it said. The court also ordered that only 15 to 25 persons belonging to the organising committees will be allowed to enter the pandals.
According to the sources, Modi's virtual address on 'Maha Sasthi' -- which marks the beginning of the five-day festival -- will set the tone for Durga puja this year.
The report shows that from 2011 to 2020, home purchase affordability improved across key Indian cities which were part of the Index.
Piyush Goyal said the project, which has suffered delays owing to several issues, has been fast-tracked since 2015 because of the personal intervention and monitoring by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The lockdown imposed due to COVID-19 has brought in tremendous crises, especially for migrants. Migrants across the country, stuck with no money, food and shelter were battling to survive and reach their home towns. To raise this social concern Kolkata Puja Pandal took a great initiative. Durga Puja Pandal in Prafulla Kanan, Keshtopur in Kolkata captured the migrant crisis during Lockdown. Lifesize installations of human figures showing different stories of migrant suffering are seen.Watch: Durga Puja Pandal in Kolkata captures migrants' crisis faced during Covid lockdown
The NHSCRL has already invited bids for preparation of detailed project report for the 865-km-long Delhi-Varanasi corridor, which will pass through the proposed Jewar International Airport in Noida and Lucknow, and this will join the proposed Varanasi-Patna-Howrah high-speed rail corridor.
"The government in an endeavour to understand the issues concerning special segments of labour has entrusted Labour Bureau with the task of conducting three ambitious surveys," Gangwar said.
The East West Metro has been suffering from poor passenger patronisation, with only a little over a 100 people riding it on weekdays.
One person had in 2019 lodged a case alleging that he was duped of around Rs 70 lakh by Roy and three named in the chargesheet others, who, he claimed, had assured him of a berth in one of the Railway committees.
Sanjibita Tariang, who works at the British Deputy High Commission in Kolkata, narrated her experience on Friday of helping stranded British travellers get home during India's lockdown.
The project is being implemented by Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, which is a central public sector enterprise under the ministry of railways, set up as a special purpose vehicle.
As per the plan, candidates along with guardians will be allowed to board the trains on showing their admit cards, Metro Railway general manager Manoj Joshi said. He said the modalities are being worked out and the details will be shared next week.
According to the spokesperson, the service would be available on Thursdays and Sundays from Kolkata, and Wednesdays and Saturdays from Heathrow, he said. These flights would be in addition to the existing fleet operating between India and the UK, he said.
At least 10 fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the fire which broke out at the G+5 building housing several offices, fire brigade officials said.
Three Durga puja committees in the city, all crowd- pullers and located within one-km stretch in south Kolkata, have joined hands to introduce a drive-in 'darshan' concept - an arrangement which would allow people to slow down their car to take a look at the pandal and the Durga idol without having to alight from their cars.
The FPVs are medium-range surface vessels with a length of 50 metres, width of 7.5 metres and displacement of around 308 tonnes, a GRSE official said. "These powerful, fuel-efficient platforms are designed to perform multipurpose operations like patrolling, anti- smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations," the official said.
Chakraborty, the three-time transport minister of West Bengal from 1982 to 1996, was admitted to the hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19 on July 30. He was also a two-time Rajya Sabha member and a veteran trade unionist.
Asutosh College's website had the actress' name at the top of the admission list.
IPL 13: Kolkata Knight Riders defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad to register their first win in the tournament
Opting to bat first, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 142 for four with Manish Pandey making a 38-ball 51 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
The WB govt has declared complete lockdown across the state on Sept 7, 11 and 12. Kolkata Police conducted naka-checking in several areas of the metropolis, while mobile units visited different localities to ensure that people remained indoors on the first day of lockdown this month.
In the first phase, guests can order from four iconic restaurants like the Chinoiserie, Sonargaon and Cal27 from Taj Bengal, Kolkata and Mynt from Vivanta Kolkata EM Bypass, a statement said on Friday. In Kolkata, guests can call the dedicated toll-free number 1800 266 7646 to place their orders.
Ban on flights to Kolkata Airport from 6 cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur & Ahmedabad) has now been extended upto August 31, 2020. The West Bengal govt has extended till August 31, the embargo on direct flights to Kolkata from six Indian cities. The ban on flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Nagpur and Ahmedabad came into force on July 6 and was initially in place till July 19 before being extended July 31 and then to August 15.West Bengal govt extends ban on flights from six cities to Kolkata till August 31
However, in addition to the relaxations permitted outside the containment zones, operations of Metro Rail in a graded manner from September 8 would be allowed, the order said.
Streets in the city and elsewhere mostly wore a deserted look, with police personnel keeping a strict watch on all major thoroughfares, and traffic intersections.
Sharbari Dutta had made a mark in designing men's ethnic wear.
The 63-year-old was found unconscious in the bathroom.
The cyclone has already triggered heavy rains in coastal Odisha and West Bengal, uprooting trees and forcing evacuation of over four lakh people.
The flex office operator plans to set up 5-6 centres in Chennai in the next 12 -18 months and further strengthen its presence in Chennai in the near future.
Initially, edutech company Byju’s, of which Khan is brand ambassador, had signed the principle sponsorship deal with KKR for IPL 2020. However, after the league was rescheduled for September, and moved out of India, Byju’s has pulled out of the deal. MPL will also be the principal sponsor of Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR), the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise, owned by Knight Riders.
Sixteen personnel of the Kolkata Police traffic department had on Wednesday tested positive for the disease - some of them posted at its headquarters in Lalbazar, and others at Charu Market and Entally police stations, the officer said.
India could find itself in a situation much like that of the U.S. in 1900, when most American universities and scholars lagged behind those of Europe but were within decades of overtaking them. Competitive pressures would kick in, and the very top schools that initially were reluctant to enter India would find themselves drawn in.
The duo intends to provide ration kits such as rice, dal, oil, salt, toothpaste, soaps, and other essentials to the affected families. Each kit can sustain a family of five for 15 days.
KXIP scored the runs in 18.5 overs with Mandeep Singh scoring unbeaten 66 not out off 56 balls and Chris Gayle smashed 51 off 29 balls with five sixes.
Additionally, the company has chalked out investment plans to expand its operations in new geographies and work closely with several state governments to ensure that consumers do not suffer voltage fluctuations, power failures, blackouts and load-shedding, a press statement issued by the company stated.
"At the moment we have around 217 policemen who have been diagnosed with the disease. We have several of our colleagues who have recovered and resumed duty... I think our colleagues are doing a fabulous job. I wish everyone will be safe and all those down with the disease will get well soon," the IPS officer said.
The central government on Monday banned the export of all varieties of onions except those cut, sliced or broken in powder form, with immediate effect, in an apparent move aimed at increasing domestic supply and reducing the prices.
The central probe agency has charged Shree Ganesh Jewellery House (I) Ltd and its promoters by an order issued by the adjudicating authority of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) in Kolkata.
Religious places like the Thantania Kali temple and Lake Kali Bari also reopened, but the Kalighat temple remained closed. "A decision on reopening will be taken by the shrine committee," sources said.
As per the new changes the Lockdown will be enforced on August 20 and 21 and August 27 and 28, instead of August 16, 17, 23 and 24 as announced earlier, the government order said. The other lockdown dates - i.e. August 5, 8 and 31 are unchanged.
These six stations are Kolkata, Silchar, Guwahati, Bagdogra, Agartala and Jorhat.
Devdutt Padikkal top scored for RCB in their chase with his 17-ball 25.
The music video for the anthem has been conceptualised by SRK's son Aryan Khan.
Kolkata: Raj Bhavan has been placed under surveillance "undermining the sanctity" of the institution, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar alleged on Sunday, a development that could plunge his already strained ties with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to newer depths.West Bengal: Raj Bhavan under surveillance, alleges governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
Drinking water and electricity was restored in most parts of Kolkata on Wednesday, a week after a cyclonic storm tore through the state, decimating houses, uprooting trees and snapping power cables.
"As we are slowly returning back to normalcy and there is a continued improvement in demand, we are delighted to launch 62 new flights on our domestic and international network which will provide our customers with multiple travel options," said Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Commercial Officer, SpiceJet.
The Indian Army has been mobilised to help with the clean-up after super cyclone Amphan hit Kolkata, as thousands protested over power and water shortages. Army and NDRF teams have been helping forest department and civic agencies to get cyclone-ravaged West Bengal back on its feet. On Friday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee described the situation as "more than a national calamity" and put the estimated loss at more than Rs 1 lakh crore.
Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) is the first and only Indian manufacturer to develop 60E1 1175 Heat Treated(HT) Rails suitable for High speed and High Axle Load applications.
In its report 'Looking East: Warehousing in Kolkata', the US-based property consultant highlighted that Kolkata and adjoining areas currently have 17.2 million sq ft of organised warehousing space.
Two central teams are in West Bengal to look into the state's preparedness for tackling the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to people familiar with the matter, the bungalow spread over 3734 sq yard was owned by Avijit Mazumder, former managing director of Kolkata headquartered company TIL limited.
Covid-19: Kolkata top destination as Bengaluru airport completes 100 days of operation after resumption
The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru, along with other airports in the country, completed 100 days of successful operations on Tuesday since the resumption of domestic air travel in India.
As a captain, Karthik is neither woeful, nor exceptional; he is a fine leader with enough experience to make tactical decisions and a lot of coolness to handle the heat of a tough game.
Kolkata, May 17 (ANI): To curb the spread of COVID-19, Yellow Taxi Association is getting geared up by making special arrangements for the safety of passengers. They are using plastic shield covers to separate row of driver and passenger’s seats to mitigate the spread. Taxis are also being sanitized. Taxi services are yet to resume in the city. Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Kolkata stands at 2461, which includes 225 deaths so farWatch: Yellow taxis of Kolkata gear up to resume service
This would not only help the state boost its pro-business image, but also arrest flight of brokerage firms to places like Mumbai that offers voluminous trade opportunities, or Gujarat where brokers domiciled in the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (Gift City) are reimbursed the duty.
Security has been tightened to enforce the lockdown and to avert untoward incidents in the wake of the groundbreaking ceremony of Ram temple in Ayodhya during the day, a police official said.
Telcos have for long been demanding that the government gives a clear road map for auctioning spectrum, which would help them plan and allocate resources efficiently, roll out latest technologies, optimise networks and ensure quality services. In the past 10 years, the government has auctioned spectrum six times - in calendar years 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 - but has refrained from giving any clarity on the frequency of future airwaves sale.
She also said she wants the metro services to resume from July 1, but only with 100 per cent seat occupancy, and no passenger standing.
The order issued by state chief secretary Rajiva Sinha saidWe have taken this decision to partially modify the order keeping in view of the requests received and in due consideration of the public sentiment.
Gayle has not played a single game for the KL Rahul-led side and coach Anil Kumble revealed last week that the explosive West Indies batsman missed out on being part of the XI after being down with an upset stomach.
Many banks have taken their shareholders' approval for raising capital from the market. This may lead to dilution of stake of the promoter.
CSK failed to chase a target of 170 against Royal Challengers Bangalore to go down by 37 runs on Saturday night. This was their fifth loss in seven games.
The 32-year-old picked up two wickets in his four overs during the match on Saturday, which KKR won by two runs defending 165.
Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) carried out inspection in COVID-19 hotspots in Kolkata on April 24. There is complete prohibition on the movement of the people from the 'Red Zones' to outside areas and vice versa. IMCT visited quarantine center at Dumurjala stadium to review COVID-19 preparations. Earlier, Inter-Ministerial Central Team was blocked by West Bengal government from carrying out their duty of assessing COVID-19 risk zone.Coronavirus outbreak: IMCT carries out inspection in red zones of Kolkata
The industry body argued that the branch catered to the needs of the seven states of the North East and funded many a now greenfield MSME units, large units, and was a part of many a success stories written in the region. Over time its MSME customers graduated to be large scale players due to the support, understanding and trust reposed by this branch.
The hackers demanded ransom to release the data which were encrypted from their computers, a senior officer of the Kolkata Police said.
Rapid antibody tests for COVID-19 conducted at Belgachia in Kolkata. Belgachia area is one of the most sensitive areas of West Bengal. 392 cases of coronavirus reported in West Bengal as of now. In wake of coronavirus, the nation is under lockdown currently. Coronavirus outbreak: Rapid antibody tests conducted in Kolkata’s Belgachia
It asked passengers to reach the airport three hours before departure time since COVID-19 prevention measures such as bag sanitisation and thermal screening will take longer than usual.
Metro Rail corporations and Western Dedicated Freight Corridor used to import Head Hardened rails from Japan and Europe for construction of high-speed tracks.
Both sides recognize that increasing connectivity through air, water, rail, road offers mutually beneficial opportunity for enhancing economic cooperation between Bangladesh and the North Eastern States of India and beyond. Therefore first trial of container ship from Kolkata to Agartala through Chattogram Port of Bangladesh, therefore assumes significance.
Indian Army on Sunday conducted restoration work at Purna Das Road in south Kolkata, following cyclone Amphan. On Saturday, the Central Government sent five columns of Indian Army to help the state restore infrastructure in Kolkata. The Centre took this decision after receiving a request from the West Bengal government."Based on the request from the Government of West Bengal, five columns were deployed today in the state to assist the civil administration in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan. West Bengal: Indian Army conducts restoration work in Kolkata after cyclone Amphan
Kolkata police came under attack when they confronted the locals for flouting the lockdown norms on Friday night. The five officers were on lockdown duty. The incident happened in the Metiabruz area in Kolkata.Watch: Locals flouted lockdown norms, attacked police in Kolkata
Fresh housing supply in January-September 2020 across seven major cities declined to 75,150 units from 1,84,700 units in the same period previous year. This is in line with sales that plunged 57 per cent to 87,460 units, the data showed.
Addressing a press conference here, NDRF chief Pradhan said two teams each from Chennai and Pune are being airlifted to Kolkata in view of the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan and they will be at the disposal of the West Bengal government. He said the teams were scheduled to depart at 4.30 pm and arrive at Kolkata at around 8.30 pm.
The situation related to Cyclone Amphan, which has started landfall, is fast transforming and a close watch is being kept, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General S N Pradhan said on Wednesday. IMD Director General Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, while briefing media on Cyclone Amphan, said Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly can witness extensive damage.Cyclone Amphan: Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly can witness extensive damage, says IMD
COVID-19 has taken away everything we had our freedom, our peace of mind and even our lives. Now, the time has come to take revenge on the coronavirus by digesting it, literally.
Deputy Director of India Meteorological Department in Kolkata, Sanjib Bandyopadhyay on May 20 said cyclone Amphan, which will hit coastal parts of West Bengal in the evening hours and then venture towards Bangaldesh, is likely to retain its intensity till the morning of May 21. “Cyclone Amphan lies 177 kms south southeast of Digha. After landfall, it is likely to move north northeast close to Kolkata. At the time of crossing coast, wind speed to be around 155-165 kmph. It is likely to retain intensity as cyclone till May 21 morning,” Bandyopadhyay told media in Kolkata. Cyclone Amphan likely to maintain intensity till May 21 morning: IMD Kolkata
"We are being sent on duty in high-risk areas. There are several policemen who have been infected with the virus. This cannot go on," a police officer of the Combat Force said.
Kolkata, Apr 07 (ANI): Even as the country has not reached midway in its fight against coronavirus, a sweet shop owner in Kolkata has come up with ‘corona’ sweets which look like the coronavirus to “uplift the spirit” of the people in these testing times. Cakes, cupcakes and other desserts were designed in shape of coronavirus, and according to the shop owner, the idea behind it was to tell people to fight and digest the virus and not vice versa. “Thousands of people are dying due to the coronavirus. It's a message to uplift the spirit of people that we will fight and digest corona and not vice versa,” the shop owner said.‘Corona’ sweets pop up at Kolkata confectionery to ‘digest’ the virus
"We are finalising the nitty-gritties for starting the unit, and the number of beds in it will be decided upon the requirement," he said. Railway employees, retired staff and their dependents will have access to the new facility in Sealdah area.
Cyclone Amphan: Waterlogging at Kolkata airport. Tarmac in the airport has completely been submerged.Watch: Cyclone Amphan leaves Kolkata airport flooded
EbixCash to look after chartered flights, ground transportation, hotel rooms and event insurance for KKR, CSK, KXIP, Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals.
Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO), which works under the ambit of the Railway Board, has approved field performance of the UIC 60 kg, 880 Grade prime (Class-A) rails made by JSPL at its Raigarh Plant.
Constructed under the Married Accommodation Project (MAP), the buildings were found to have faulty foundations, that caused a visible tilt in the structure, rendering them unusable. A formal court of inquiry by the Eastern Army Commander in 2018 led to the conclusion that structural distress occurred due to a poorly executed project.
Buses and taxis crashed against each other, small fishing boats turned turtle and grounded planes shook at the inundated Kolkata airport as winds of up to 190 kmph rampaged through West Bengal, already reeling under the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown caused by it.
The founders are in talks with high networth individuals to buy teams and with broadcasters and video streaming services for media rights.
"The restriction on arriving flights to #KolkataAirport from 6 cities viz Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur & Ahmedabad has been extended up to 15th August 2020," the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport tweeted.
Spicejet’s freighter Q400 arrived from Kolkata to Lengpui airport in Mizoram carrying 5,800 kg air cargo
The weekly cargo service will be available from Lengpui to Kolkata and to other cities of North East India depending on potentiality of Air Cargo in the area. In return outgoing cargo flight from Mizoram, different type of local products such as Orange, lemon, banana, ginger, pineapple and cut flowers were loaded.
The virtual launch event will be attended by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and the chief ministers of Maharashtra, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh -- Uddhav Thackeray, Mamata Banerjee and Yogi Adityanath respectively.
The country's largest bank may soon carve out the digital platform into a separate entity, he said at a CII event. "The work has started," the chairman said.
There are 1,2,3 and 4 BHK properties in the locality. The houses are priced between Rs 2,700 per sq foot (sq ft) and Rs 5, 900 per sq ft. A 1-BHK (480 sq ft) costs an average of Rs 17 lakh and a 4-BHK (1,900 sq ft) costs about Rs 80 lakh.