Dormant flying club grounds realty

A revised rule that requires any construction within 22sq km of the Behala Flying Club to get a no-objection certificate from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has led to a slowdown in municipal sanction of building plans in one of Calcutta's realty hotspots.
SUBHAJOY ROY Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Hostel muck hits ceiling

The false ceilings look like they might come off any moment.Buckets are placed on the floor to collect rainwater seeping through the roof. Washbasins in the bathrooms are as clogged as the drains. Leaking pipes flood the floor.
Rith Basu Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Space shortage as fig leaf for greening failure

If losing full-grown trees weren't bad enough, the city's civic planners can't seem to find places to plant saplings in.
Subhajoy Roy Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Four die as truck drives into house

Four persons, three of them women, were killed when a truck ploughed into a house along Diamond Harbour Road at Usthi in South 24-Parganas district on Sunday afternoon.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Zoo home for seized animals and birds

A pair of hoolock gibbons, five hornbills and a pair of slow loris are among the more than 50 exotic birds and six mammals, seized in and around Calcutta in the past month, that will find a home in Alipore zoo.
Debraj Mitra Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Demolition misses deadline

Bad weather has derailed the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation's plan to demolish the four-storey Megacity Inn in Mahishbathan, on the fringe of Salt Lake, by Sunday.
Snehal Sengupta Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Play, to stay fit and enjoy life

Sourav Ganguly implored youngsters to play a sport of their choice, not necessarily to represent the country but to stay fit and enjoy life.
Rith Basu Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Sting for New Town builders

Pools of stagnant water at construction sites will invite a notice from the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) to the builder.
Snehal Sengupta Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Short stories and their appeal

She leads a dual life, the real one in the hovel where she lives and the other where she works as a perfume seller in an upscale store.
Anasuya Basu Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Rainy Sunday brings relief

An overcast sky and intermittent rainfall, that gained intensity by evening, and a strong breeze all day pulled down the maximum temperature to three notches below the normal for this time of the year on Sunday.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

The fight is on, another 'saint' in heaven!

Those who have set up their own courts of justice in the narrowness of their prejudiced minds and are judging and ridiculing the Missionaries of Charity should have met Sister John Berchmans before she died peacefully a few days ago at Mother House in Calcutta.
Barry O'Brien Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST


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