Calcutta  /  Published 08.01.21

Man from Kerala kidnapped, rescued in New Town

A man from Kerala who was abducted from City Centre II on Wednesday was rescued in a few hours, police said. The man, a Kozhikode resident in his late 30s, had come to the city with Abdul Salam, 39, ...
By A Staff Reporter in New Town

Calcutta  /  Published 04.01.21

Salt Lake residents spray larvicide

Residents of a Salt Lake block took upon themselves the task to spray larvicide in the lanes, gully pits and manholes on Sunday. There has been a spurt in the number of mosquitoes across Salt Lake an...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 03.01.21

Covid vaccine dry run ‘successful’

An identity check at the gate, a placebo injection in the vaccination room and a 30-minute wait in the observation room to note any adverse effect — these were three crucial steps of the dry run...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.01.21

Sister held in Salt Lake skeleton case

Police have arrested 20-year-old Vaidehi Mahensariya in connection with a suspected murder in Salt Lake’s AJ block, where partially burnt skeletal remains of a man was found on the roof of a two...
By A Staff Reporter in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 01.01.21

No Bidhannagar Mela this season

One of the most popular fairs in Salt Lake, the Bidhannagar Mela (Utsav) will not be held this winter. The fair is organised every year at Central Park but an official of the Bidhannagar Municipal Co...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake


Calcutta  /  Published 01.01.21

Green bench seeks wetland damage report

The National Green Tribunal has asked an expert committee being set up by it to complete the assessment of environment damage within the East Calcutta Wetlands due to the “unauthorised and indis...
By Jayanta Basu in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 30.12.20

Bidhannagar fair cancelled because of Covid

The Bidhannagar Mela (Utsav) will not be held this winter, an official of the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation said. The fair is organised every winter by the civic body at Central Park in Salt Lake...
By The Telegraph in Salt Lake

People  /  Published 27.12.20

Son of Salt Tales

I’d love to rise from the grave every 10 years or so,” the master filmmaker, Luis Bunuel, is believed to have said once, “and go and buy a few newspapers.” Had Bunuel lived in...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Calcutta  /  Published 22.12.20

Cheating after chats on site for matrimony

A man from Nigeria has been arrested from his rented accommodation in Faridabad in Haryana for allegedly duping a Lake Town woman, who had posted her profile on a matrimonial website, of more than Rs ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 18.12.20

Of blooms and thorns

Echinopsis Mammilosa: This small cactus produces flowers when only three inches in diameter. It opens on summer nights and again, lasts for about 24 hours.  Protect this plant from unsightly scar...
By S.K. Maiti in Salt Lake


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