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Brace for Celsius rise

The sun beat down hard to make the mercury soar as the city celebrated Holi on Thursday. The weather department said similar situations might prevail on Friday.
Rith Basu Mar 02, 2018 00:00 IST

Slum gone, Metro back on track

The last of the encroachments on the Noapara-Dakshineswar Metro route have been removed, kick-starting construction on Tuesday along a now unrecognisable 250m stretch that used to be a slum until a few months ago.
Sanjay Mandal Mar 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Drink whiff in car-auto hit

A motorist who had been allegedly drinking at the wheel rammed his Indigo Manza into an autorickshaw on the EM Bypass near SRFTI on Wednesday morning, injuring a young passenger and the driver.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Teachers charged with gang rape

Police on Wednesday submitted in court a chargesheet mentioning "gang rape" against the two physical training teachers accused of sexually assaulting a four-year-old student of a girls' school in Regent Park last year.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Play it by the holi handbook

 
Mar 01, 2018 01:43 IST

Heritage downgrade cited in demolition

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) has downgraded the heritage status of the building that housed the old Kenilworth Hotel to Grade III, enabling its demolition by the present owners.
Our bureau Mar 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Test reprieve for Behala college pupils

Calcutta High Court on Wednesday allowed 218 students of a Behala college accused of admission beyond sanctioned limit to write their Part I undergraduate exam. Their results will, however, not be declared till the case is disposed of.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Mar 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Swing ride fall: child eager to go home

Samriddhi Mishra, 5, who was flung off an electronically operated pendulum swing boat at a fair in Kidderpore on Saturday, is eager to return home.
Our special correspondent Mar 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Monk 'lost' at airport found

A Buddhist monk from Thailand headed to Bodh Gaya went missing at Calcutta airport on Tuesday only to be found in the evening.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Exam curbs on CU teacher

The former head of the Bengali department at Calcutta University will be barred from taking part in any examination-related duties for two years.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Aid for steady stream of hilsa

Norway is going to help us find ways to increase hilsa production.
Anasuya Basu Mar 01, 2018 00:00 IST

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