The Telegraph
Friday, October 20, 2017


Tower blaze: key offices, no safety net

Fire drills were allegedly never conducted. The hosepipes did not have water. The sprinklers allegedly did not work. The path around the building had a tin shed that blocked the passage of fire tenders....   | Read..

'Something's burning'

An SBI official who was at his desk on the 16th floor of Jeevan Sudha building on Thursday morning when the fire broke out shares his experience with Metro...   | Read..

Ladders too big to use

Firefighters reached Jeevan Sudha building on Thursday morning with two hydraulic ladders. Only one of the ladders could make it into the compound. The other, the more sophisticated one, remained s......   | Read..

Bank waits to take stock

Jeevan Sudha, the 19-storey building on Jawaharlal Nehru Road in central Calcutta where a fire broke out on Thursday morning, is of strategic importance to the country's largest bank - State Bank o......   | Read..

Six more die in Deganga

Six persons, including four women, died of fever in the past 24 hours in Deganga and adjoining Baduria in North 24-Parganas, where thousands are running a temperature....   | Read..

Elderly woman attacked

An 85-year-old woman was assaulted and a gold bangle worth Rs 30,000 snatched from her hand at her home on the busy Tarachand Dutta Street, barely a kilometre from the Lalbazar police headquarters,......   | Read..

Rain check on crackers

Weather turned out to be the strictest referee in Salt Lake on Thursday and the cops did not mind....   | Read..

Unused funds reminder

The higher education department on Thursday issued a fresh notice to state-aided colleges that are still to return unused government funds asking them to do so immediately....   | Read..

Met spies heavy showers in Calcutta today

The city is likely to get heavy showers on Friday because of a depression on the Bay of Bengal, the Met office has said....   | Read..

Cops sniff I-card misuse

The man arrested in the airport on Tuesday in connection with a money laundering case apparently misused voter identity and PAN cards of people to open bank accounts....   | Read..

Highrise concrete chunk injures boy

A seven-year-old boy was injured after a concrete chunk from a building under construction fell on the asbestos roof of his house, adjacent to the building, on Wednesday....   | Read..

40-yr-old fraud in CID net

CID sleuths arrested a man in Baguiati on Thursday on the charge of cheating several people in North 24-Parganas by promising to help them buy flats....   | Read..

Correct link at defunct cop blog

The defunct Internet link where Calcutta police had invited citizens to blog about Diwali displayed a text on Thursday redirecting visitors to the official Lalbazar website....   | Read..

Cuffs for cracker sale

Two persons were arrested for allegedly selling banned firecrackers from a makeshift stall in front of Sukhobrishti Housing Complex in New Town Action Area III on Wednesday....   | Read..

A veteran’s report card

I am used to witnessing the world’s best players seated in stadiums across the world, but the quality of action from the youngsters in the Fifa Under-17 World Cup has been impressive. More ey......   | Read..

Bins pretty but spilling

Some 500 new hanging dustbins have been placed on lamp posts, trees and gates around the township. The bamboo bins are part of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation’s beautification drive but the......   | Read..

School’s soccer date

The 5 feet 9 inches frame mock- dribbled the ball for a good five minutes....   | Read..

Film art director relishes Puja kick

When Yeti Abhijaan premiered at Quest mall on September 21, the film’s art director Tanmoy Chakraborty was nowhere to be seen. He was away in Siliguri, supervising a pandal. And on Sashthi, h......   | Read..

Digantika girl adds crunch to screen biskut

When newly married Shaon faces pressure from the family to deliver a “Kartik thakur” even before romance with husband Antar has bloomed, she has only her best friend Parijat to confide ......   | Read..

Picks for sibling’s plate

While you may be busy planning an elaborate Bhai Phota meal for your brother tomorrow, it is just as vital to offer him the perfect platter of sweets and savouries after giving phota....   | Read..

Bypass eatery chain makes debut in New Town

Goutam’s, the popular food joint on E.M. Bypass, has opened its first air-conditioned sit-and-eat restaurant and it’s in New Town....   | Read..

Aadhaar at post office

Have you changed address recently? Is your name spelt wrongly on your Aadhaar card? Do you need to change your surname? For any kind of change to be effected in the Unique Identification Authority ......   | Read..

Asha Bhosle to star on Kali puja stage

Salt Lake Maitri Sangha...   | Read..


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MAIL BAG • Life’s second chance

• This year I visited many Puja pandals with friends, parents and cousins. On Sashthi, my friends and I hung out and gorged on biriyani. On Saptami, I spent the entire night out pandal-hopping......   | Read..
Tower blaze: key offices, no safety net