The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Metro
Calcutta's longest flyover, already delayed by 18 months, has become embroiled in litigation with Mumbai-based firm HCC dragging the Bengal government to court for terminating its contract last December.
President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the bill that upgrades the Bengal Engineering and Science University to an Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology (IIEST).
Senior doctors asked their junior colleagues at SSKM Hospital on Thursday to be polite with patients, underscoring the rampant complaints of misbehaviour in state-run healthcare units and the widening physician-patient communication gap.
An Alipore court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of suspended constable Tarak Das after police submitted medical reports confirming attempts to strangle a Trinamul activist, who has accused the tainted cop of assault.
A retired bank official was fatally impaled by an iron spike on the front gate of his Haridevpur house after he fell off the second-floor terrace on Thursday morning.
Besu's new tag as the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Technology (IISET) is expected to bring about an all-round development of the institution set up more than 150 years ago. Many on the campus hope the upgrade will turn the institute into one of the best in the country. Metro lists some of the areas where the campus will see some radical changes.
She doesn't consider "US imperialism" to be the biggest threat to mankind or the dynamics of class struggle her prime concern. She prefers Tagore to Marx and Engels and makes no bones about it.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee kickstarted Trinamul candidate Sugata Bose's Lok Sabha poll campaign on Thursday evening, albeit from Calcutta's newest art address that falls in his constituency.
The taxi whose driver allegedly tried to abduct a CBSE Class XII examinee near Park Street on Wednesday is yet to be tracked down.
Burglars broke into the New Garia house of a Calcutta police sub-inspector early on Thursday while the family was away, underlining once again the need for better policing on the city's fringes.
For the Third Tiger Pataudi Memorial Lecture the crowd at The Oberoi Grand was a bit different from the one that had attended Imran Khan's inaugural lecture two years ago. There were a few ladies from Calcutta's upper crust but no three generations of women standing cheek by jowl waiting for Imran; none of that surging, heaving, breathlessness from a female mass most of whom couldn't tell a gully from a googly and didn't particularly care so long as it was 'Himmraan' who was bowling it, batting it, wearing it or running down it.
Lalit Mohan Sen (1898-1954) was once a reputable and distinguished artist from this part of India but he is all but forgotten today.
Wicked, Peter Pan in Neverland, Smike, Snow White: A Love Story! Calcutta's school calendar rivals a Broadway showlist.
Humaira Liyaqat had seen Howrah bridge only in the movies. On Wednesday afternoon, she was walking on it.
The Lok Sabha election schedule is likely to result in the postponement of several exams. The state joint entrance exam, however, will remain unaffected.
Interventional cardiologists from both Bengals exchanged notes on the latest in their line of work and bonded over Tagore at the fourth Bangla Interventional Therapeutics (BIT) held at Santiniketan.
A Class XII student of a CBSE school in south Calcutta was allegedly kidnapped and robbed by a taxi driver ferrying her from home near Chatterjee International to her examination centre off Minto Park on Wednesday morning.
As masons set the last lump of mortar to dry and painters mixed an emerging palette of delicate hues, artist Shuvaprasanna's decades-long dream of a composite arts hub began to bloom.
Calcutta-born education scientist Sugata Mitra grew up in a strict Jesuit-school environment in Delhi where life was all about discipline and order.
A young woman who was allegedly harassed on a crowded Metro train on Monday morning got off six stations before her destination to pursue her tormentor and get him arrested.
A Madhyamik student gravely injured her writing hand in an accident on Saturday but that didn't get in the way of her taking the exam on Monday.
The school service commission has postponed the March 9 test to recruit teachers for classes V to VIII in state-aided schools to March 29.
Suspended constable Tarak Das, who was arrested on Sunday after a month on the run, was sent to judicial custody on Monday as the government lawyer failed to convince the magistrate that the police needed him for interrogation.
Colleges and state universities across Bengal will have to admit all students to undergraduate courses online from the next academic session.
Seventeen-year-old Hafiz Ahmed stepped out of his home for the first time in two years wearing his school uniform: to write the ICSE exam on Monday.
He is just nine and his feet barely touch the stirrups when he is astride but Josh Dasgupta took everyone by surprise when he rode Aperitivo, once one of the city's biggest and best racing horses and now known for its difficult temperament.
A suspended sub-inspector who was in jail custody for allegedly abetting the trespass bid on 9A Short Street has been named as an accused in another property grab attempt.
Calcutta's "small" band of Harley Davidson diehards rode high on passion and attitude rather than quantity to grab the Chapter of the Year Award 2013 at the second edition of the India Bike Week held in Goa early this year.
Some watch movies, some play cards and some go salsa dancing. For businessman Pawan Khaitan, life after work is largely devoted to playing sabziwallah.
A teenager and two of his friends were injured when a Ford Figo in which they were speeding along an empty stretch in Salt Lake's DD Block turned turtle on Sunday evening. The site of the accident is barely 50m from Indira Bhawan where former chief minister Jyoti Basu lived. A witness said: "The car, with the teenager at the wheel, was moving at 100kmph or so with music blaring from the stereo. Suddenly, the driver slammed the brakes. The car spun 360 degrees, jumped the pavement and overturned." Bystanders pulled the trio out.