Tag: kolkata

Mamata Banerjee lines up opposition meet at Delhi’s Banga Bhawan

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 25, 2021) KOLKATA: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to attend a meeting in New Delhi’s Banga Bhawan...

Actor Mithun Chakraborty interrogated by Kolkata Police

Veteran actor-turned BJP politician Mithun Chakraborty was interrogated by Kolkata Police virtually on Wednesday, based on an FIR lodged against him, alleging that the actor...

About 20.8% elders surveyed lost family members or friends to COVID-19: Report

About 20.8 per cent of elders have lost either family members or friends due to COVID-19 and most of them believe that a better medical...

With a drop in COVID positivity rate, Bengal govt prepares to unlock

Even as the West Bengal government prepares to unlock post-June 15, Covid positivity rate has dropped in Bengal with the only exception being South 24...

IBBI nudges Resolution Professionals for timely compliance

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) is looking to plug rule gaps, especially pertaining to the power of the resolution professional to make...

Mamata to stage dharna in Kolkata Tuesday to protest EC’s ban on her

Lashing out at the Election Commission over its decision to bar her from campaigning for 24 hours, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she...

View: A frank opinion on opinion polls

Major opinion polls of the upcoming 294-seat West Bengal assembly elections so far have been more or less consistent. Earlier this week, the Times Now-CVoter...

View: Whoever forms the next government, West Bengal will need a new economic template

Just after May Day, there will be a new government in West Bengal. Even if the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is reelected, it will technically be...

Death toll in Kolkata railway building fire rises to 9; Union Minister Piyush Goyal orders high level inquiry

The toll in the fire that broke out at the Eastern Railway office building in Kolkata‘s Strand Road on Monday night mounted to nine with...

You don’t have to be rich to do good, says octogenarian billionaire GP Hinduja

In a lively virtual session of Tete-a-tea, octogenarian billionaire-industrialist and businessman of Indian origin in the UK, Gopichand Hinduja aka G P Hinduja, said, “I...

View: How the tyranny of distance amplifies some protests, ignores others

Nine years ago, vicious sectarian riots broke out between Bodos and Muslims in the Kokrajhar district of Assam. The disturbances left nearly 80 people dead...

Netaji would have been proud to see the India of today, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

KOLKATA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while launching year-long events to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Saturday said...

Living with less: How pandemic has inspired some people to make permanent changes in their lives

You cannot convince a resident of Mumbai to give up on their city easily. Inured to its frenetic pace, they often believe that there is...

Udayan Bose: The affable deal maker of the ‘90s

MUMBAI: Udayan Bose, the affable deal maker of the ‘90s — an era when a rich contact-book and trustworthiness of an investment banker mattered more...

India and Bangladesh seal seven agreements to expand cooperation in diverse areas

India and Bangladesh sealed seven agreements to expand cooperation in diverse areas including energy, development projects and agriculture, at a virtual summit on Thursday, and...

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

NEW DELHI: West Bengal will see a fresh supply of 2.5-3 million sq ft of warehousing space over the next three years with an investment...

IJ Ahluwalia, economist who broke glass ceilings, dies | India News

Isher Judge Ahluwalia, one of India’s most influential economists and public policy thinkers, passed away on Saturday at the age of 74. She was known...

Amphan toll rises to 85 in Bengal; protests over electric, water supply

The death toll due to Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal has risen to 85, as angry Kolkatans resorted to protest and road blockades in various...

Over 3.5 million drivers don’t have a vehicle to make both ends meet

MUMBAI: Schoolchildren and office employees across the country may have started getting adjusted to learning and working from home, but millions of drivers who had...

Steel ministry seeks help over disruption caused by COVID-19

KOLKATA: The domestic steel sector will need a clutch of fiscal incentives, including tax cuts and exemptions, to recover from the disruption caused by the...

Net office space leasing across 7 major cities drops 30% in Jan-Mar: Report

NEW DELHI: Net office space leasing across seven major cities declined 30 per cent during January-March period at 8.6 million sq ft as corporates deferred...