Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Kolkata

‘Forced to quit’ by Xavier’s Kolkata for bikini & gym photos on Instagram, says ex-assistant prof

30-yr-old claims photos shared as 'Instagram stories' accessible only to friends in August 2021, before she joined university. FIR lodged against 'unknown persons' this February.

Indigo flight skids off runway while taking off in Assam, all passengers safe

Jorhat: The passengers had a harrowing experience after a Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight with 98 passengers on board, skidded off the runway while taxiing for...

Kolkata is India’s newest, biggest scam zone. Police, YouTubers, mice can’t shut it down

With over Rs 3,000 crore coming in each day, Kolkata is no Jamtara. The scam is international, the scamsters IT experts, the victims American.

CBI files charge-sheet in Hanskhali gang rape case in West Bengal

CBI had registered a case in April against 4 accused and others who allegedly raped the girl during a birthday party at the house of a TMC panchayat official's son in Hanskhali.

Polio virus in Kolkata sewage came from vaccinated individual, not cause for alarm, says WHO

India faces a 'threat' of importation of wild and vaccine-derived polio viruses, but Kolkata sample not a public health worry, according to World Health Organization.

8 yrs after being ‘polio-free’, fresh scare for India as virus is found in Kolkata sewage

India was declared polio-free by WHO in 2014. Polio vaccine is a live attenuated virus, which suggests the virus can be detected in samples collected from areas with high vaccination rates.

Tintin did come to India—this Jain temple in Kolkata is proof

To celebrate Hergé’s 115th birthday this week, I started digging for interesting facts about the young comic journalist.

KK didn’t say he felt unwell, says celeb manager as Kolkata concert ‘mismanagement’ questioned

Congress and BJP have alleged that conditions at KK's Kolkata concert, such as 'packed auditorium' & 'no ventilation', could have triggered his death.

Cracks return, so do memories of horror: Kolkata’s underwater Metro project creates panic again

150 residents of Bowbazar’s Durga Pithuri Lane have been moved to hotels after cracks appeared in their houses last week amid work on the East-West Metro project.

New book documents unforgettable lives of ‘other’ Bengalis in the 2000s, beyond the bhadralok

'Field Notes From a Waterborne Land' by Parimal Bhattacharya, published by HarperCollins India, will be released online on 12 January at 6 pm on ThePrint's SoftCover.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.