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Storm makes time switch

More thunderstorm activity on the radar after a monsoon-like morning on Monday might keep Calcutta's summer bearable, if not consistently pleasant, for most of this week.
Rith Basu May 01, 2018 00:00 IST

'Logged out' of school at 10, boy turns IITian at 19

A 19-year-old Calcutta boy who had been pulled out of school by his father when in Class V has made it to IIT Kharagpur without a conventional education in between.
Jhinuk Mazumdar May 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Knock, knock: The ultimate gatecrash

The owner of a villa at Vedic Village on the outskirts of New Town walked in on a group of strangers partying inside his home on Sunday evening after purportedly "booking" the property for the night through a fraudulent website.
Snehal Sengupta May 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Onion glut drags price down by half

Onion, the staple of Indian kitchens, is currently retailing at around Rs 15 a kilo because of higher yield in Bengal this year compared to 2017, but market observers say this price level could be hard to maintain.
Kinsuk Basu May 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Tolly hand dies in bike crash

A 50-year-old Tollygunge studio technician who was riding pillion on a motorcycle died after the two-wheeler hit a guard rail near Tollygunge Metro station early on Monday.
Our Special Correspondent May 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Central labs promote love for science

How does Howrah bridge carry such heavy load with no support at the centre? Why does the resistance of lead in a pencil differ from one point to another?
Farah Khatoon May 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Vehicle auction

The Narcotics Control Bureau auctioned off 13 vehicles seized since 1985.
A Staff Reporter May 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Loan racket mastermind arrested

Two women civic cops posed as customers and busted a loan racket in the Burrabazar area on Sunday.
Our Special Correspondent May 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Kantha: stitch in time or needle in a haystack

It is not always easy to remember these days that the kantha was once a homely piece of cloth embroidered by a woman for a newborn, or her family, a personal, intimate expression of her love, memories or aspirations. Made of used saris held together by running stitches, a kantha's soft touch, its smell, its ageing material and its patterns came with the feel almost of a mother's body.
Chandrima S. Bhattacharya May 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Seven flights diverted as squall hits city

The Monday morning squall stalled operations at Calcutta airport for more than half an hour, resulting in diversion of seven flights.
Our Special Correspondent May 01, 2018 00:00 IST

CU to seek tech course recognition

Calcutta University will apply to the National Board of Accreditation for recognition of its four-year bachelor of engineering course.
Subhankar Chowdhury May 01, 2018 00:00 IST

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