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.
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.
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.
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 MazumdarJun 21, 2018 00:00 IST