The Telegraph
Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Red flags fill quake hazard map

The soil beneath more than 60 per cent of Calcutta faces a significant hazard of liquefaction, a process that can put buildings at risk of damage or collapse during earthquakes, a study has found....   | Read..

Inline bag scan wait to stretch till March

Calcutta airport has an inline baggage screening system but not where it is needed the most: the much busier domestic wing....   | Read..

Cracker bar within 5km of stadium

If you live anywhere near Salt Lake stadium, don't light a firecracker this Diwali or you could have the pollution police knocking on your door....   | Read..

Woman run over in Sec V

A 26-year-old woman darting across an unmanned intersection near the Sector V fire station on Monday morning was fatally hit by a bus she either did not see coming or whose speed she misjudged....   | Read..

Snarl after collision on Setu

A private bus hit a Tata 407 on the Howrah-bound flank of Vidyasagar Setu on Monday evening, the mini truck crashing into the base of the median divider on impact and uprooting a lamp post....   | Read..

Blind boys in melody mission

Asit Sil can feel the calluses on his fingers from hours of playing the sitar but still won't use a plectrum....   | Read..

CMC pulls up dengue socks

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation will send daily reports to the councillors of all 144 wards about potential mosquito-breeding sites in their wards that civic health workers have failed to access....   | Read..

Three fever deaths in Deganga

Three persons, including a Class VII student, died of fever on Monday in and around Deganga in North 24-Parganas, where thousands are down with fever....   | Read..

Stolen items tracked

A bridal collection of a set of 76 lehenga-cholis, worth around Rs 13 lakh and fraudulently obtained from a trader in Burrabazar before Durga Puja, has found its way to a store near Charminar in Hy......   | Read..

Attendance code for polls

Students must have at least 60 per cent attendance to be able to contest polls for the position of class representatives, education minister Partha Chatterjee told college principals on Monday....   | Read..

Clean campus call by minister

Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday asked the principals of colleges to ensure that posters and banners are not put up indiscriminately on the campus....   | Read..

Monsoon bids adieu

The monsoon has retreated from the city, weather officials said on Monday, but that won't come in the way of a rainy Diwali....   | Read..

Two dead in Howrah crash

An autorickshaw driver and a woman he was ferrying died on Sunday night after the three-wheeler collided with a sand-laden lorry on National Highway 6 near Bagnan in Howrah....   | Read..

Caring hand for mind matters

56 million Indians suffer from depression...   | Read..

Road closed for flyover ramp build

The west-bound flank of Circus Avenue was closed on Monday to allow construction of the last ramp of the Parama flyover. The stretch had earlier been closed to traffic in mid-May but was opened dur......   | Read..

Chhath nod with riders

The National Green Tribunal today passed an order allowing Chhath rituals at Rabindra Sarobar one last time this year but issued a series of restrictions, including a ban on crackers and flowers on......   | Read..

Man dies after electrocution

A man in his early 30s died after he got electrocuted at a market adjoining Diamond Harbour station on Monday....   | Read..

Boost for cyber crime cell

An explicit remark on social media can catch attention of cyber cops...   | Read..

School keeps parents app-dated

A mobile phone app that updates parents about all that is happening in class and allows them to communicate with teachers and the administration. Seems unreal? Well, not anymore. A city school has ......   | Read..

FAIR appraisal of city science centres

Science institutes in the city got a thumbs up recently from the chief of one of the world's mega science projects, Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) in Germany....   | Read..

Extortion bid claims one

An elderly man died after being pushed by members of a Howrah club who turned on him for refusing to pay the Rs 1,001 they had demanded as "subscription" for Kali Puja yesterday morning....   | Read..

Youth hurt by airgun pellet

A youth accidentally fired an airgun he had recently procured and injured a friend sitting beside him in Basanti, South 24-Parganas, on Saturday night....   | Read..
HERITAGE ON WHEELS Seventeen vintage cars, some of them made before World War II, hit the...   | Read..