An online chess challenge for students of Jesuit schools across four continents was launched at St Lawrence School on Friday with a face-off between two grandmasters and a grand prize to checkmate all prizes: global peace.
A Trinamul leader who was four years ago accused of inciting a mob that stormed Alipore police station and forced police to hide under tables was arrested late on Thursday night for allegedly leading another rampage in Alipore on March 28.
Conservationists, architects, heritage commission representatives, academics and civic planners met at the British Council on Friday to discuss how to preserve the heritage of Bengal's riverside towns with a colonial past.
A 46-year-old leather technologist allegedly embalmed and preserved his deceased mother's body and organs in a freezer at home for almost three years before a tip-off by a relative led police to lift the lid on the eerie secret early on Thursday.
Subhabrata Majumdar had decided to preserve his mother’s body at their Behala home in April 2015. Around 10km away, on Robinson Street, under Shakespeare Sarani police station, Partho De had been living with the corpse of his sister. Both believed their dear ones had not left them.