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Court red-cards mayor bodyguards

A Calcutta High Court judge on Tuesday requested the Calcutta mayor to ask his bodyguards to leave after an advocate pointed out that "his eight armed bodyguards are standing just outside".
Tapas Ghosh Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Where books worm their way into little hearts

A reputable girls' school in the city has created a unique corridor library where students can pick titles from a bookshelf and put them back after reading without the institution keeping any record of how many have been borrowed and returned.
JHINUK MAZUMDAR Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Dengue to-do list from Hakim

Urban development minister Firhad Hakim on Tuesday directed the heads of municipalities adjoining Calcutta to depute dengue-prevention teams for door-to-door visits and put the onus of surveillance in each ward on the local councillor.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Auto refusal and assault on woman

An autorickshaw driver allegedly slapped a young woman in front of other commuters at the Jadavpur 8B bus stop for questioning his refusal to ferry her till Gangulybagan on his way to Garia.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

More than a month's work done in 3 days

A flyover, a bridge and a long stretch of Diamond Harbour Road were repaired within three days in a city where it usually takes more than a month to repair a single battered road.
Subhajoy Roy Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Spirituality expressed through monk's art

Indian Museum for the first time is hosting an exhibition of Chinese paintings, in honour of the Chinese community living in Calcutta.
Anasuya Basu Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Moderate rain alert for I-Day

Light to moderate rain is expected in Calcutta on Independence Day under the impact of a depression that is taking shape along the Odisha coast.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Puddles trigger dengue scare in Salt Lake

Stagnant pools of water across all three blocks in Salt Lake, including a few in front of Bidhannagar Sub-divisional Hospital, are exposing the residents to the threat of a dengue outbreak.
Snehal Sengupta Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Land block for green goal

Land may come in the way of Bengal's meeting the renewable energy target set by the Centre.
JAYANTA BASU Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Children rescued

A centre at Howrah station has helped rescue 451 children between April and July this year.
Our Bureau Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Skill lessons key to education

Boys drop out from school more often than girls in Bengal - a reverse trend compared to the rest of India.
Chandreyee Ghose Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

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