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A shop owner waits for customers at a roadside stall in Calcutta, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal, July 10, 2014.
Durgapur, July 9: A Trinamul MLA in Durgapur has written to police urging them to stop "extortion" by a construction-materials syndicate allegedly run by a party colleague, the first such letter to the law-enforcers by a ruling party leader.
Howrah, a view from the top. Urban development minister Firhad Hakim on Wednesday promised to turn it into a mega city Howrah could shed years of hurt as Calcutta's neglected sister to become a mega city if urban development minister Firhad Hakim's promise on Wednesday comes true.
The Calcutta High Court Wednesday asked the West Bengal government to spell out its stand on the rape-and-violence remarks made by Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member Tapas Paul.
New Delhi, July 8: If any two states can be called winners and losers in the battle for railway largesse, they were... : railway minister Sadananda Gowda's Karnataka and former railway minister Mamata Banerjee's Bengal, respectively.
D.V. Sadananda Gowda never mentioned Calcutta in his budget speech but the city of stuck railway projects can take heart from the budget's emphasis on pending schemes.
Calcutta's is looking for some help from the sun to satiate its growing hunger for power, which touched an all-time high of 2,042MW in the afternoon of June 12 in the CESC-served areas.
A 10-minute smart shower on Tuesday afternoon was described as dress rehearsal for a big monsoon show scheduled for Thursday.
Calcutta, July 7: State BJP president Rahul Sinha today said around two lakh people had joined the party as primary members since the Lok Sabha polls in May, an over 70 per cent surge for the organisation that is trying to establish itself as the principal Opposition in Bengal.
The interior of the Sea Ip shrine , A modern version of a hand-written community newspaper , The former chamber of the Chinese dentists' association , A closed municipal vat near the Toong On Church The breakfast served in Calcutta's Tiretta Bazar - ostensibly the city's older, original China Town - is truly appetizing.
Calcutta, July 5: The dismembered body of a college student who was the face of protests against hooch dens and alleged harassment of women in his North 24-Parganas neighbourhood was found beside railway tracks near Barasat this morning.
Captain Aninda Sengupta, the Calcuttan in command of the ship stranded off the Dubai coast for a year, set foot on shore on Wednesday night after 201 days of 'living like a hostage'.
Updated: Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:59 am
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