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The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Metro

5 months 2 weeks

Mark out November 30 on your calendar if you don't have a passport yet because the regional passport office in Calcutta will hold a mela on that day and receive 1,600 fresh applications.

5 months 2 weeks

Police have announced parking arrangements around the Eden Gardens for the India-West Indies Test starting Wednesday. The Chhath festival from November 6 to 9 was also kept in mind while making the schedule.

5 months 3 weeks

The civic body on Wednesday passed a resolution to allow 25 per cent additional construction in two-storey buildings and 15 per cent in three-storey buildings against a token payment of Rs 100.

A couple of pantry men of the Himgiri Express from Jammu were arrested when the train reached Howrah on Wednesday, following allegations that they had stolen cash and valuables of passengers during the journey.

5 months 3 weeks

The state joint entrance board might conduct engineering and medical entrance tests over two days to spare candidates the pressure of writing four papers ' physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology ' on a single day.

A 24-year-old woman allegedly had the buttons of her T-shirt ripped off by an autorickshaw driver before being slapped and abused for not carrying loose change to pay the exact fare.

Calcutta airport's rickety radar system that scans the skies from Jamshedpur to Rajshahi in Bangladesh was on the blink for more than eight hours on Tuesday, delaying about 50 flights.

Protest and protect was the message at two workshops on self-defence and women's rights held at Rotary Sadan and Gorkha Bhavan on Sunday as part of Shaktiroopena, a campaign by Ambuja Cement in association with Anandabazar Patrika and The Telegraph aimed at empowering women of Bengal. The discussion ranged from various kinds of assault' mental or physical ' on women to the need to speak up.

5 months 3 weeks

The 19-year-old woman who had complained of being gang-raped in a room after being being made unconscious in a car on Sunday, submitted in the Sealdah court on Tuesday that she was not senseless but "under trauma" at that time.

The air-conditioning plant on the National Insurance building premises on Middleton Street exploded on Monday afternoon, injuring five people and hurling heavy objects at least 30 feet away under its impact.

5 months 3 weeks

Police on Sunday got no chance to thump their backs after recovering gold ornaments worth Rs 15 lakh stolen from a house on Cornfield Road last month as burglars broke into another house on the same street that day.