Student arrest glare on admissions

Calcutta police have posted a message on their Facebook page inviting complaints against people who are demanding money to ensure admission to colleges.
Our Bureau Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Dilution feared: JU dept head

The head of Jadavpur University's English department, Abhijit Gupta, fears the decision to engage external experts to prepare one set of questions for the entrance tests in six undergraduate arts courses would "result in massive dilution" of academic standard.
Subhankar Chowdhury Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Hurrah and heartbreak in Argentina camp

A slice of Bagha Jatin turned into Buenos Aires on Saturday evening. A group of employees in an architecture firm in Ballygunge, clad in blue and white shirts, were glued to a 43-inch screen normally used for video-conferencing with clients.
Debraj Mitra and Subhajoy Roy Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Sunny Park takes up tree cudgels

Residents of Sunny Park have reacted strongly to the statements of a houseowner in the Ballygunge locality claiming he had not felled more than two trees on his plot.
Chandrima S. Bhattacharya Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Metro work remains stuck

The construction of the New Garia station for the New Garia-Airport Metro link remained stalled for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday because the labourers were too scared to resume work without proper security.
Our Bureau Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

East-West project at syndicate mercy

Syndicates charge at least 15 per cent more than the market rate; syndicates supply less than the billed quantity and they do not often deliver the promised quality.
Kinsuk Basu Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Crash sends Setu traffic haywire

Traffic went haywire on Vidyasagar Setu on Saturday morning when a container truck hit the divider and turned on its side.
Subhajoy Roy Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Child drowns at home

An eight-year-old boy drowned in a drum of water in the bathroom of his home in Metiabruz on Friday. Raju Das was taken to hospital where doctors declared him dead, police said.
Our Bureau Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Ecstasy, LSD haul in city

Narcotics Control Bureau officers arrested a 29-year-old man in Bhowanipore on Friday night on the charge of peddling party drugs such as Ecstasy and LSD.
A Staff Reporter Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Dengue alarm bell at JU

A civic team found accumulated water inside a building under construction on the Jadavpur University premises on Saturday.
Subhajoy Roy Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Calcutta through Chinese eyes

If there was no Chinese community in Calcutta, there would have been no rickshaw, no Darjeeling tea and no noodles for us.
Sudeshna Banerjee Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST


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