Articles written by: Edward Rupert

Police complaint against Kailash Vijayvargiya

Police complaint against Kailash Vijayvargiya

KOLKATA: The West Bengal Police has filed a suo motu complaint against state BJP president Dilip Ghosh and three other party leaders for conducting a public meeting in Coochbehar district on Friday without requisite permission, police said. Besides Ghosh, BJP state-in-charge , national secretary Rahul Sinha and general secretary Raju […]

Kolkata cops arrest traffic kingpin from Gujarat

Kolkata cops arrest traffic kingpin from Gujarat

KOLKATA: Mayur Vyas, the 46-year-old of a child trafficking flourishing in Kolkata and suburbs, was arrested by city detectives in on Saturday after a for almost a year and a half. Vyas was flown to Kolkata on transit remand. Bankshall Court later remanded him in two weeks’ police custody. Police […]

At 13.7°C, Kolkata gets coldest Dec 9 in 5 years

At 13.7°C, Kolkata gets coldest Dec 9 in 5 years

KOLKATA: The mercury on Sunday dipped below 14°C, making it the coldest winter day this season. At 13.7°C, Kolkata also recorded the coldest December 9 in the past five years. The corresponding at 26.1°C was also a notch below the normal mark. An uninterrupted flow of the northwesterly winds that […]

Parents hang selves, kids tug at their feet

Parents hang selves, kids tug at their feet

KOLKATA: Alerted by the cries of a four-year-old, Ayush, and his two-year-old sister, Aradhya, from their one-storeyed tile-roofed house at Sonarpur’s Baisnabpara on Friday evening, neighbours broke open the door to find the kids at the feet of their parents’ bodies hanging from the ceiling. The couple, Tapas Naiya (30) […]

Flypast, martyr honours planned on Vijay Diwas

Flypast, martyr honours planned on Vijay Diwas

KOLKATA: In a first for the city, fighter jets — possibly frontline Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs — will fly over Fort William and Kolkata Maidan on the morning of December 16 in ‘Missing Man’ formation to honour martyrs of the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 that led to the liberation of Bangladesh. […]

Dawn air most toxic, shun morning walks

Dawn air most toxic, shun morning walks

KOLKATA: Your morning walk, the high point of thousands of Calcuttans’ daily exercise regime, may have become the unhealthiest part of the day, thanks to the city’s stratospheric pollution levels that tend to peak every morning. Climate analysts and physicians warn that the air at that morning breathe is the […]

Heritage walk gives a peek into Rlys‘ history

Heritage walk gives a peek into Rlys‘ history

KOLKATA: A through the buildings associated with took a group of guests and delegates from five countries on a trip down the history of the world’s fourth largest rail network on Saturday morning. A team of from Japan, Russia, France and Bangladesh joined local railway enthusiasts and retired Indian Railways […]

Fine waiver: 9.9Lakh cases settled in first week

Fine waiver: 9.9Lakh cases settled in first week

KOLKATA: The one-time traffic fine settlement scheme, which Kolkata has introduced to help offenders clear their dues, has received an overwhelming response in the first week itself. An unprecedented 9.9 lakh were resolved and Rs 3.8 crore was collected in fines till 5pm on Saturday. Senior cops expected the number […]

New Space Theatre dome screen to come alive soon

New Space Theatre dome screen to come alive soon

KOLKATA: The new is ready at the Science City . Designed and installed by Astro-Tec Manufacturing of the US, the screen came alive last week when another American firm Christie Digital turned on the new projection system for the first time. Six strategically placed will create a largerthan-life experience for […]

Crusaders throng Lake; seek right to clean air

Crusaders throng Lake; seek right to clean air

KOLKATA: On a day when Kolkata’s touched 428, when the safe limit is 50, various citizens’ groups — pollution masks firmly in place — congregated at Rabindra Sarobar’s Safari Park demanding their . At 7pm on Sunday, PM10 became the most prominent pollutant and its count per cubic metre was […]