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    Powerful explosion rocks Kolkata's Beleghata, no reports of casualties

    According to ANI, the explosion blew off part of the roof & wall of Beleghata Gandhimath Friends Circle Club.

    Fire at Fort William in Kolkata

    The blaze, which was reported at 7.35 am, was brought under control at 11.15 am, a Fire Brigade official said.

    Watch: CM Mamata inaugurates ‘Durga Puja Pandal’ in Kolkata

    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

    Violent protests erupt in Kolkata, Howrah during BJP's secretariat march

    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: Arson and violence breaks out at BJP rally in Kolkata

    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

    PM Modi takes part in Durga Puja celebrations, inaugurates Pandal in Kolkata virtually

    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 cafe offers ‘zip masks’ to customers

    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

    From Kolkata to Vadodara, people appeal to govt to connect Patna Collectorate with tourism

    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.

    IPL 2020: Lockie Ferguson locks it for Kolkata Knight Riders in Super Over

    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 .

    COVID insurance for puja pandal labourers, electricians

    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.

    Calcutta High Court orders all Durga Puja pandals in Bengal be declared no-entry zones

    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.

    PM Modi's address to be streamed live at 10 Durga puja 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.

    Kolkata overtakes Hyderabad to become the most affordable residential real estate market: Report

    The report shows that from 2011 to 2020, home purchase affordability improved across key Indian cities which were part of the Index.

    Piyush Goyal inaugurates Phoolbagan Station of Kolkata's East West Metro corridor

    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.

    Watch: Durga Puja Pandal in Kolkata captures migrants' crisis faced during Covid lockdown

    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

    Govt mulls making Patna a station on Varanasi-Kolkata high speed rail corridor

    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.

    Labour Bureau to conduct 3 surveys to gauge employment situation

    "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.

    Kolkata Metro to resume services on Sundays from October 4

    The East West Metro has been suffering from poor passenger patronisation, with only a little over a 100 people riding it on weekdays.

    Mukul Roy's name not in SIT chargesheet

    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.

    Kolkata consular official briefs Queen Elizabeth II on Covid-19 repatriation

    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.

    Revised cost cleared for Kolkata East West Metro project at Rs 8,575 crore

    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.

    Kolkata Metro plans services for NEET candidates on September 13

    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.

    Air India to operate direct Kolkata-London flight from September 16

    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.

    Kolkata: Fire in city building in Pollock Street, 10 fire tenders pressed into service

    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.

    In Kolkata, drive-in darshan concept to combat COVID-19 crisis this Durga puja

    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.

    Indian Coast Guard Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS 'Kanaklata Barua' commissioned in Kolkata

    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.

    Veteran CPI(M) leader Shyamal Chakraborty dies of COVID-19 at a hospital in Kolkata

    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.

    Sunny Leone's name 'mischievously' makes it to top of Kolkata college's merit list

    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.

    West Bengal comes to grinding halt on first total lockdown of September

    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.

    Indian Hotels to start home delivery of food in Kolkata

    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.

    West Bengal govt extends ban on flights from six cities to Kolkata till August 31

    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

    Complete lockdown in West Bengal on September 7, 11 and 12, says Chief Secretary

    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.

    Strict lockdown enforced across West Bengal, violators taken to task

    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.

    Cyclone Amphan will reach near Kolkata by this evening: IMD

    The cyclone has already triggered heavy rains in coastal Odisha and West Bengal, uprooting trees and forcing evacuation of over four lakh people.

    Awfis forays into Chennai commercial market

    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.

    Kolkata Knight Riders ropes in Mobile Premier League as principal sponsor

    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.

    Over 650 Kolkata Police personnel diagnosed with COVID-19 so far, informs senior cop

    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.

    Harvard Hyderabad and Oxford Kolkata? The future of US higher education could be in India

    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.

    ICICI Lombard & Kolkata Police to offer relief materials to Amphan-affected districts

    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.

    Kings XI Punjab beat KKR by eight wickets on the back of Mandeep and Gayle's fifties

    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.

    India Power scales up network & distribution infrastructure

    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.

    11 Kolkata Police personnel test positive for COVID-19

    "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.

    Onions lying on ports to be exported to countries including Bangladesh

    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.

    Bank fraud: ED slaps biggest ever FEMA notice of Rs 7,220 crore on Kolkata firm

    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.

    People throng streets in large numbers, traffic snarl 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.

    No flight operations at Kolkata airport on revised total lockdown days

    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.

    IndiGo celebrating Durga Puja at six airports

    These six stations are Kolkata, Silchar, Guwahati, Bagdogra, Agartala and Jorhat.

    Royal Challengers Bangalore demolish KKR by eight wickets in IPL

    Devdutt Padikkal top scored for RCB in their chase with his 17-ball 25.

    IPL 2020: KKR releases second anthem 'Laphao' with rapper Badshah, features SRK in a new avatar

    The music video for the anthem has been conceptualised by SRK's son Aryan Khan.

    West Bengal: Raj Bhavan under surveillance, alleges governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

    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

    Cyclone Amphan: Drinking water, electricity restored in most parts of Kolkata

    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.

    SpiceJet launches 4 international flights to Muscat, 58 on domestic routes

    "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.

    Cyclone-ravaged Kolkata dials Army to help clean up

    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.

    JSPL produced rails for high-speed corridors approved by Indian Railways

    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.

    2.5-3 million sq ft of warehousing space to come up in West Bengal in 3 years: Report

    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.

    Central team visits quarantine centre near Kolkata

    Two central teams are in West Bengal to look into the state's preparedness for tackling the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Stock broker buys marquee bungalow in Kolkata for Rs 100 crore

    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.

    Were KKR doing so bad that they had to make a captaincy switch in the middle of the tournament?

    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.

    Watch: Yellow taxis of Kolkata gear up to resume service

    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

    Kolkata stock brokers ask WB govt to scrap or cap stamp duty on proprietary transactions

    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.

    Normal life affected across West Bengal due to complete lockdown as cases spurt

    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.

    Government sets up a panel of secretaries to streamline telecom spectrum allocation

    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.

    Mamata Banerjee relaxes night curfew, restriction now from 10 pm to 5 am

    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.

    Lockdown dates changed in West Bengal for the second time

    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.

    'Universe boss' Chris Gayle recovers from stomach bug in UAE

    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.

    These 5 PSU bank stocks are trading near their face value. Here's why

    Many banks have taken their shareholders' approval for raising capital from the market. This may lead to dilution of stake of the promoter.

    What ails Chennai Super Kings? Too many holes in the ship, batting main worry: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    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.

    Sunil Narine reported for suspect action at IPL

    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.

    Coronavirus outbreak: IMCT carries out inspection in red zones of Kolkata

    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

    Stop transfer of SBI's administrative control from Guwahati to Kolkata: FINER to finance minister

    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.

    Ransomware threats to Kolkata execs working from home, using Zoom: Police

    The hackers demanded ransom to release the data which were encrypted from their computers, a senior officer of the Kolkata Police said.

    Coronavirus outbreak: Rapid antibody tests conducted in Kolkata’s Belgachia

    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

    Kolkata airport issues new set of guidelines for passengers

    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.

    JSPL starts supply of special grade rail tracks for new phase of Kolkata Metro

    Metro Rail corporations and Western Dedicated Freight Corridor used to import Head Hardened rails from Japan and Europe for construction of high-speed tracks.

    India-Bangladesh multi-modal connectivity: A win-win proposition for both nations

    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.

    West Bengal: Indian Army conducts restoration work in Kolkata after cyclone Amphan

    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

    Watch: Locals flouted lockdown norms, attacked police in Kolkata

    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

    Housing supply down nearly 60 per cent in Jan-Sep across top 7 cities: Report

    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.

    4 additional NDRF teams being airlifted to Kolkata in view of damage caused by Cyclone Amphan

    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.

    Cyclone Amphan: Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly can witness extensive damage, says IMD

    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

    Corona 'Sandesh': Dreaded coronavirus finds sweet avatar in Kolkata

    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.

    Cyclone Amphan likely to maintain intensity till May 21 morning: IMD Kolkata

    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

    Unhappy over deployment in COVID-19 containment zones, 500 Kolkata Police personnel stage protest

    "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.

    ‘Corona’ sweets pop up at Kolkata confectionery to ‘digest’ the virus

    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

    Eastern Railway coming up with new facility for serious COVID-19 patients

    "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.

    Watch: Cyclone Amphan leaves Kolkata airport flooded

    Cyclone Amphan: Waterlogging at Kolkata airport. Tarmac in the airport has completely been submerged.Watch: Cyclone Amphan leaves Kolkata airport flooded

    EbixCash becomes preferred travel partner for five IPL teams

    EbixCash to look after chartered flights, ground transportation, hotel rooms and event insurance for KKR, CSK, KXIP, Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals.

    Jindal receives regular rail supplier status from Indian Railways

    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.

    Tilting buildings: Indian Army recommends CBI case after housing project inquiry

    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.

    'It seems there was a war': Fiercest cyclone in 100 years overwhelms Bengal

    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.

    Kolkata-based startup to begin franchise-format quiz league

    The founders are in talks with high networth individuals to buy teams and with broadcasters and video streaming services for media rights.

    Ban on passenger flights to Kolkata from six cities including Delhi, Mumbai extended till August 15

    ​"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.

    PM Modi to launch COVID-19 testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata on Monday

    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.

    State Bank of India planning to monetise its integrated digital banking platform YONO

    ​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.

    Realty hot spot series: Good infrastructure is the main draw of this Kolkata locality

    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.

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