Calcutta unites in Kerala cause

A charity that had appealed for support to collect and send relief materials to flood-ravaged Kerala received more than 300 donations in 24 hours, representing a small pocket of Calcutta's big-hearted response to the humanitarian crisis.
Subhajoy Roy Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Head-on crash with bus kills Omni driver

The driver of a Maruti Omni was killed and four young women in the car were injured in a head-on collision on Sunday with a bus that police said was dangerously overtaking a vehicle on Dufferin Road.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Four die in lightning strikes

Four persons were struck by lightning and killed on Sunday, three of them youths who had been playing football in the middle of a downpour in a Sunderbans village. Ten others were injured in separate incidents involving lightning.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Viruses ride weather variations

Homes across the city are battling respiratory tract infections that start typically with a nagging dry cough and lead to breathing trouble so acute that some patients need to be rushed to hospital and put on a ventilator.
Rith Basu Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Look at wild wild world through veteran eyes

Three eyes stare at you - two of the predator, a cheetah, and the third of its kill, an impala. The chilling moment captured in the Okavango Delta of Botswana just seven weeks ago is among a series of photographs from the wild shown at the British Council on the eve of World Photography Day.
Chandreyee Ghose Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Rain relief after sultry swelter

Overcast skies and rain brought relief to the city on Sunday after two days of hot and humid weather.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Nadia boy dies in Kerala

A sick migrant labourer from Nadia could not be treated in time in Kerala because of floods and died on Saturday.

Visva students cash crunch

Most students from Kerala at Visva-Bharati are running short of cash as their families were unable to deposit money in bank accounts because banking services in vast swathes of the southern state have been affected by floods.

Commuter's nightmare on cratered Bypass

Stretches of EM Bypass are riddled with potholes, which throw traffic haywire during the rush hours.
Subhajoy Roy Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Utility shift for Metro after monsoon

Work on removal of underground utilities from Mahishbathan, where four buildings have been pulled down to facilitate the construction of the viaduct of the New Garia-Airport Metro, will start after the monsoon.
Snehal Sengupta Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Presi to seek nod for dereservation

Presidency University will appeal to the backward class welfare department for permission to offer vacant seats in the reserved category to general category students.
Subhankar Chowdhury Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST


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