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Rain build-up to heat holiday

Students of several schools in the city that had announced suspension of classes after a prod from the ICSE council got to enjoy a rainy respite at home from the very first morning of their heat holiday.
Jhinuk Mazumdar Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Park Street to pilot cable clear-up

Park Street, the crown jewel of the city's party scene, is among three neighbourhoods chosen for a pilot project to untangle the jumble of overhead cables after chief minister Mamata Banerjee called them an eyesore.
Subhajoy Roy Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Mom at wheel of truck with road as teacher

Her slight build and soft voice belie the steel she has shown in smashing the glass ceiling.
Chandreyee Ghose Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Shower surprise after sun torment

The sun beat down hard on Wednesday morning and it seemed the mercury would follow the forecast of 40-plus degrees Celsius, but conditions changed dramatically in a matter of minutes around 11am. The skies quickly darkened and rain swept away several days of relentless heat and humidity.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Archbishop's 'open' advice

The Archdiocese of Calcutta on Wednesday issued a circular to schools run by church organisations, advising them to reduce working hours instead of declaring a long holiday in response to the ICSE council's advisory to all its affiliates.
Mita Mukherjee and Jhinuk Mazumdar Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Car lever aid in cop grit tale

Sergeant Sudip Roy, who resumed duty after a year on Tuesday with a prosthetic limb, has retrofitted his car with easy-access features for ease of driving.
Sanjoy Chattopadhyaya and Monalisa Chaudhuri Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

More drivers, buses at night

The state government will hire over 300 drivers and conductors on contractual basis and add 80 battery-operated buses.
Kinsuk Basu Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Tech varsity physics plea 'unrealistic'

A member of the All India Council for Technical Education on Wednesday termed the the state technical university's proposal on Plus II physics score "unrealistic".
Subhankar Chowdhury Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

10 shops gutted in night blaze

At least 10 shops were gutted in a fire at a market in Kulpi's Dholahat, South 24-Parganas, late on Tuesday.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Homeguard in harass dock found hanging

A city police homeguard who was suspended after his arrest in January on the charge of outraging a woman's modesty with words and gestures was found hanging in Hooghly on Tuesday.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

City youth drowns in Digha

The body of a 24-year-old Karaya resident who went missing from the Old Digha beach on Tuesday was found on Wednesday.
Our Bureau Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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