School safety manual yells to be heard

A 65-page school safety manual published by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations recommends that students be taught to "yell, run and tell" in a range of situations - from a stranger offering sweets to a familiar face trying to take advantage of them.
Mita Mukherjee and Jhinuk Mazumdar Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Prep for German Olympiad with soap and song

Two students from Modern High School for Girls have German television soaps and pop music to thank for topping a national-level language competition and earning the opportunity to represent India at the International German Olympiad in Freiburg this July.
Jhinuk Mazumdar Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Panel sets CNG deadline

The National Green Tribunal has given the state government three weeks to decide on an agreement that will play a key role in bringing the environment-friendly compressed natural gas (CNG) to Calcutta and others parts of the Calcutta Metropolitan Area.
JAYANTA BASU Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Heat high sets pace for hotter days

Calcutta reeled under a double assault of high heat and humidity on Tuesday, the maximum temperature rising by two degrees Celsius in 24 hours to reach 37.6. Conditions could be more oppressive on Wednesday, according to weather forecasters. The Met office has sighted thunderstorms, though.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Nixed: new Sealdah flyover

Constraints of space in one of Calcutta's more congested neighbourhoods have grounded an additional flyover proposed by the state government to ease the expected increase in traffic between MG Road and Sealdah station once the East-West Metro becomes operational.
Kinsuk Basu Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Train drivers turn back on East-West

The East-West Metro is struggling to find drivers willing to take a transfer from Metro Railway and undergo training to run its rakes.
Sanjay Mandal Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Terrace practice before T20 face-off

A Team India handicapped by the lack of proper practice facilities tried to make do with an artificial turf on a sixth-floor terrace.
Rith Basu Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Naval exercise on Bengal coastline

The navy will hold an exercise with the coast guard and coastal police on Bengal's coastline in May to test the operational readiness in the Eastern Command, a home department official said.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Technical panel to scan vehicle data

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday ordered the formation of a technical committee, which will include representatives of the state and the central governments, to generate and analyse data on polluting vehicles in Calcutta.
JAYANTA BASU Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Biker hurt in sudden stop

A biker was hit from behind by a yellow cab after he stopped suddenly on the Parama flyover on Tuesday morning, highlighting once again how slowing down can be as risky as speeding.
A Staff Reporter Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Two held in Nadia for Salt Lake car theft

Two teenagers were arrested in Ranaghat, Nadia, on Tuesday for allegedly stealing a car parked in front of an AE block house in Salt Lake.
A Staff Reporter Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST


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