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KMC poll a test for political parties in West Bengal

Polling for the 144-seat Kolkata Municipal Corporation is underway amid tight security arrangements. The election would be test of the Trinamool Congress’ popularity among the urban......

Amit Shah denied permission for Kolkata rally, BJP to move HC

With the Trinamool Congress-run Kolkata Municipal Corporation refusing to grant permission to its president Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata on November 30, the Bharatiya Janata Party has said it would......

Trinamool storms to power in Kolkata polls

Riding the winds of political change, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress on Wednesday won the 141-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, inflicting a crushing blow to the ruling Left Front in......

Left supports Congress for Siliguri mayor's post

The Congress on Thursday won the mayor's post in Siliguri Municipal Corporation in north Bengal with the support of Left Front councillors, defeating ally Trinamool Congress, which had refused to......

Kolkata: Mamta suffers setback

After five years, the Communist Party of India-Marxist-led Left Front on Tuesday wrested power in the 141-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation from Trinamool Congress and retained Bidhannagar......

Philips, Bridgelux, NTL compete to switch on LEDs for street lighting

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) undertook a pilot project in 2010 by replacing 276 street lights with LEDs. It saved 54 kw energy and Rs 11 lakh in electricity bills. Now, KMC is......

Bengal: Realtors wait for new regime

With the Left Front losing the mandate in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections, city real estate developers are keenly awaiting Mamata Banerjee's policies towards the development of city......

Cities in reform rush, pitch for makeover

Fed up of living in an overgrown slum? Does your city have no footpaths, no gardens, no streetlights and a municipal corporation that just does not care? All that will change soon. In less than......

'Smart city' project fails to address real urban problems

The 'Smart city' programme is in danger of becoming cosmetic – creating showpieces instead of addressing endemic urban problems. The selection of 98 cities (two more are to follow) by the......

He lights up buildings in Kolkata with solar power and sells it too

Image: Avijit Ghosh. Photograph: Dipak Chakraborty Coal stocks in Indian power companies are abysmally low. Supreme Court's mass cancellation of coal block licences recently will only make matters......

Om Puri: My friend, Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze, who lost the battle to pancreatic cancer on Monday, had a close Indian connection. He starred in the film, City Of Joy, featuring Om Puri and Shabana Azmi. The film was shot in......

Red Chillies pay KMC Rs 10 lakh

Red Chillies Entertainment, owners of Kolkata Knight Riders team, on Saturday paid the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) Rs 10 lakh as amusement tax, KMC sources said.The KMC has demanded Rs 25......

Alternative to Eden Gardens?

Plot and silver plate for Sourav GangulyThe Kolkata Municipal Corporation willpresent Indian cricket skipper Sourav Ganguly a plot of land for setting up a gymnasium and a silver plate with......

FIFA shortlists six venues for U-17 football World Cup in India

India will host the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at six different venues, four of which have been given provisional approval, in September-October 2017. Announcing the window for the 24-team......

East Bengal take on Mumbai FC in empty stadium

An empty stadium for a football match in the country is nothing unusual, but on Saturday East Bengal will take on Mumbai FC in the I-League behind closed doors at the gigantic Vivekananda Yuva......

PHOTOS: CM Mamata felicitates Atletico de Kolkata team

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with the players of Atletico De Kolkata during a felicitation ceremony, in Kolkata on Wednesday. Photograph: PTI The members of the victorious inaugural......
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Bengal Left demands polls to twin civic bodies

Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Claiming that the West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress was "afraid", the Left Front on Friday demanded that the civic... ...

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Are street vendors the only encroachers?

Gareeb ki koi nahi sunta (no one listens to the poor). This famous line from Hindi films of the 1980s was a cry of the exploited poor against the... ...

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Hooghly Riverfront To Rival Thames, Courtesy A Makeover With World Bank Funding!

The Hooghly riverfront in Kolkata will get a makeover with World Bank sanctioning funds under the National Ganga River Basin Project scheme. The... ...

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KMC takes a step towards cleaner city

In a bid to make Kolkata cleaner, the municipal corporation has decided to dispose of garbage from the entire city through the modern compactor... ...

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Bandh in Bengal near total; Left, Trinamool supporters clash

Comment · print · T T T+· T- PTI SUCI activists and police clash during nation-wide strike called by trade unions in Kolkata on... ...

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