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Blessed is the broken road CM takes

A road notorious for its craters has been repaired on a war footing ahead of chief minister Mamata Banerjee's proposed visit to Behala Manton on Tuesday, the sense of urgency contrasting sharply with the indifference towards other monsoon-ravaged thoroughfares.
Subhajoy Roy Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Board vacuum blocks IIEST expansion plan

The first full-time director of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, has decided to write to the Union human resource and development ministry for immediate reconstitution of the dissolved board of governors, citing how its absence has left his hands tied in decision-making.
Subhankar Chowdhury Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Transplant net widens but not heart donation

Another private hospital in Calcutta has been granted regulatory approval for heart transplantation amid concerns about organ donation remaining a hurdle because of low awareness and, as is sometimes the case, lack of coordination among various agencies.
Sanjay Mandal Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Moderate rain on radar

Calcutta received a spell of showers on Monday afternoon under the influence of a low-pressure area that has formed over the Bay of Bengal.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Govt land to be freed of illegal occupants

The urban development department, Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation and the Salt Lake police are drawing up a list of encroachers on vacant government plots in the township.
A Staff Reporter Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Hawkers change tactics

The hawker eviction drive resumed in Salt Lake on Monday but the encroachers returned after a few hours, playing a cat-and-mouse game with the authorities.
Snehal Sengupta Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Presi teachers' offer to protesting students

Teachers at Presidency University have offered to monitor the renovation of Eden Hindu Hostel with students to try and end a sit-in by them protesting the delay in repairs.
Subhankar Chowdhury Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Bank buddy in foreign land

A newly launched start-up promises to bring tips on banking and finance at the fingertips of students headed for the US and the UK for higher education.
Chandreyee Ghose Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Bypass becomes monsoon mess

Mayor Sovan Chatterjee had promised on August 7 that all broken roads in Calcutta would be repaired in 10 days. Around a week later, Metro found broken and battered roads in many parts of the city.
Subhajoy Roy Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Query about coin ordeal

The health department has sought an explanation from the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital regarding an allegation that a four-year-old boy with a coin stuck in his throat had been denied immediate surgery and was referred to SSKM Hospital.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Scan on Romanians in city

Around 15 Romanians had come to Calcutta between March and May, the period when a few people from the European country had fixed skimmers to ATMs in the city to steal debit card data, police said.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

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