Strong foundation, shaky deck

A private infrastructure company has advised the government against rebuilding only the fallen portion of the Majerhat bridge, citing irreparable damage over time to the girders and the deck slabs that still stand on an otherwise strong foundation.
Subhajoy Roy Sep 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Advanced scan on 15 bridges

The government has commissioned a detailed assessment of the stability of 15 bridges and flyovers based on signs of stress noticed during inspections in the wake of the Majerhat bridge collapse.
Subhajoy Roy Sep 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Outsider attack on campus

More than 200 students of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya in Nadia were allegedly attacked with rods, cycle chains and sticks by a 100-strong group of outsiders who had stormed their campus on Wednesday night amid what appeared to be a flurry of gunshots.

Business 'down', Ganesh Puja smaller

Pandals have become shorter and the idols smaller. Soirees known for celebrity dazzle are missing the stars they can longer afford.
Rith Basu Sep 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Motorbikes spared Setu toll

Two-wheelers have been exempted from paying toll at Vidyasagar Setu from October 1 to ease traffic congestion on that stretch, chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced at Nabanna on Thursday.
Our Special Correspondent Sep 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Ceiling chunk falls on docs

Two junior doctors at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital were injured when a chunk of the ceiling in a classroom collapsed on them during a clinical demonstration on Thursday.

Kenya cue for plastic control

Calcutta should learn from Kenya how to control plastic pollution, suggested an American scientist working on solid waste management.
JAYANTA BASU Sep 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Treatment funds buy ambulance for pets

A fashion photographer and pet parent has turned a messiah for ailing pets, especially those that need emergency care in the middle of the night, in a city where such services are rare.
Chandreyee Ghose Sep 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Youth hit by bus, dies

A 27-year-old man was run over by a bus apparently after he slipped while alighting from another bus on Old Court House Street near Lalit Great Eastern Hotel on Thursday morning, police said.
Our Special Correspondent Sep 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Curbs & tweaks untangle bridge traffic knot

Small but effective diversions, flexible curbs, emergency repair of forgotten roads, plenty of signage and increased deployment at key pressure points have helped ease the traffic chaos that broke loose after the collapse of the Majerhat bridge.
Debraj Mitra Sep 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Platform for chip designing

IIT Kharagpur is exploring the possibility of using a platform developed by a group of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, that can be freely used for designing semiconductor chips.
Subhankar Chowdhury Sep 14, 2018 00:00 IST


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