Met spies rain, thunderstorm

The city can expect some relief from the heat and humidity over the weekend as the weather department has predicted rain and thunderstorm.
A Staff Reporter Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Docs: Regular checks must

Colon cancer doesn't always come with symptoms and people above 50 should go for regular colonoscopy, a Singapore hospital surgeon said in the city on Friday.
A Staff Reporter Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Snowy March

Sandakphu, the highest point in Bengal at 10,000ft above sea level, received a rare spell of snowfall early on Friday.  It  started  snowing around  5am  and continued for about an hour. The area was covered in one-and-a-half inches of snow. Chandan Pradhan, secretary of the Land Rover Owners’ Welfare Association, said: “Snowfall is uncommon during this 
Mar 31, 2018 01:47 IST

Diamonds slice off expressway portion

Ropes fitted with diamonds are dismantling a 150m stretch of Belghoria Expressway for the construction of a Metro corridor without stopping traffic on BT Road below.
Rith Basu Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

CU move to appoint full-term registrar

Calcutta University (CU) will soon issue an advertisement for the appointment of a full-term registrar, paving the way for ending the practice of having interim registrars since September 2015.
Subhankar Chowdhury Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

IIT alumni grant for internship abroad

The US-based IIT Kharagpur Alumni Foundation will offer scholarships to 14 students from the institute who have been selected for summer internship this year at top-notch universities abroad.
Subhankar Chowdhury Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Man held for cooling pad theft at RG Kar

Police arrested a van-rickshaw puller on the RG Kar hospital premises on Thursday when he failed to produce any document for the 450 utilised cooling pads he was ferrying.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Girl dragged into house, molested

A Class X student returning home from tuition was allegedly accosted by two motorcycle-borne youths, dragged into a room and splashed with beer in Baruipur on Thursday evening.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Factory toll reaches six

Six workers of a paper pulp factory in Naihati's Hazinagar died of suspected gas poisoning on Thursday when they fell into a well into which waste material used to be dumped.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Communication plaints flood medical council

Lack of communication is the most common of all complaints against doctors that are lodged with the West Bengal Medical Council, several members said on Friday.
Sanjay Mandal Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST

'Meddling' forces Jesuit school exit

St Xavier's School, Haldia, is changing hands after more than four decades as a Jesuit institution primarily because the two public sector companies that fund it have been opposing academic decisions, sources said.
Mita Mukherjee Mar 31, 2018 00:00 IST


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