Post Tagged with: "Kolkata Police Force"

Barbed wire on Howrah bridge to prevent suicides

Barbed wire on Howrah bridge to prevent suicides

KOLKATA: While Hemant Guhait, the youth who attempted suicide by jumping off (Rabindra Setu) on Friday evening, was admitted to Pavlov Institute by the Kolkata Police on Saturday, authorities have urged contractors to speed up work on installing barbed wire on top of the bridge?s fence, the height of which […]

Former IB officer loses lakhs in bank fraud

Former IB officer loses lakhs in bank fraud

KOLKATA: A former Intelligence Bureau officer has been duped of lakhs after his ATM card reportedly got compromised at a nationalized bank kiosk. The victim, Anand Swaroop Gupta, has lodged a complaint with the bank and is in the process of taking help from the cyber cell of Kolkata Police. […]

Metro hotlines with Lalbazar, fire HQ soon

Metro hotlines with Lalbazar, fire HQ soon

KOLKATA: Railway now plans to have hotlines between its control room, the Kolkata Police headquarters at Lalbazar and the fire services department headquarters. The hotlines will save precious time during emergencies like the one that occurred on the evening of December 27, 2018, when the undercarriage of a Metro rake […]

Kolkata breathes in poison on 1st day of 2019

Kolkata breathes in poison on 1st day of 2019

KOLKATA: If morning shows the day, the PM2.5 count on the first morning of the year is an ominous forecast of what lies ahead. The count for ultra-fine particulate matter of 2.5 micrometers on January 1hovered in the severe category all day and averaged 402, six times the permissible limit. […]

47 fall ill as Kolkata metro catches fire

47 fall ill as Kolkata metro catches fire

KOLKATA: The worst nightmare of Metro commuters came true on Thursday evening when an AC train caught fire in the tunnel, triggering panic among trapped passengers. Commuters repeatedly kicked the toughened glass windows to break them in a desperate bid to escape the smoke chamber. One person fractured his leg […]

Poet harassed over photo on social media

Poet harassed over photo on social media

KOLKATA: Hours after a social media user, reportedly residing in Krishnagore, posted a photograph of poet and made derogatory remarks about him, senior office bearers of the Trinamool Chhatra Parishad approached cops and claimed it was an attempt to spew hatred by men who wanted to spread communal messages in […]

Traffic hit as metro commuters spill out on roads

Traffic hit as metro commuters spill out on roads

KOLKATA: The Metro fire that led to suspension of services for almost three hours sent a vast portion of central and south Kolkata traffic into utter chaos. With heavy pressure around Park Street and Maidan because of the year-end festivities and the app-cab drivers? strike, the fire during peak office […]

Security upped in Bengal for Christmas, New Year

Security upped in Bengal for Christmas, New Year

KOLKATA: Elaborate security arrangements have been made in and around the city as well as the areas bordering West Bengal to avert any attempt to disrupt normal life during Christmas and New Year festivities, a senior official of the state police department said. Altogether, 21 divisional mobile vans will be […]

Cops start drink-drive checks across Kolkata

Cops start drink-drive checks across Kolkata

KOLKATA: Around 11pm on Saturday, a man on a scooter was stopped by and asked to take a test on the MG Road-Strand Road crossing. As he blew into the pipe fitted to the hand-held device, the reading showed 103.8mg/dl. The officer on duty asked him to check the reading […]

Buses & trucks caused half of fatal accidents

Buses & trucks caused half of fatal accidents

KOLKATA: Almost half of the city?s are caused by and , which account for only seven percent of the city?s vehicular . Last year, buses had claimed 77 lives in the city. Trucks claimed another 74 out of the total of 329 accident deaths. Together, they accounted for 46% of […]