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Bid to abduct woman from platform

A married couple having a row on the platform of Sodepur railway station ended up fighting off a gang of goons who allegedly demanded proof of their relationship before attempting to drag the woman away to a desolate place.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Fear stalks station

A passenger underpass that hasn't been completed in four years, a foot overbridge that was dismantled without providing an alternative to crossing the tracks, ticket counters with inadequate lighting and dark corners. Sodepur railway station is a challenge to lakhs of commuters dependent on suburban trains.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

'Carry' charge for cable duct

Park Street, Alipore Road and Belvedere Road will be rid of the mess of overhead cables by September-end and operators have to pay a "carrying charge" for use of the alternative ducts or channels that are to be created.
Subhajoy Roy Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Doctor gets back his papers

The doctor from Madhya Pradesh who was stuck in Bengal because the state government had been refusing to hand him his certificates has finally got back his papers.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Fitness fad turns upside down

Aerial yoga that involves performing seemingly impossible exercises hanging upside down from a hammock is catching up in the city among those looking for a higher adrenaline rush than an exercise mat can provide.
Rith Basu Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Scattered rainfall to continue

A hot and sultry morning, followed by a rainy afternoon that pulled down the mercury - Thursday's weather followed a pattern similar to the previous day.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

University changes postgraduate rules

Calcutta University colleges running self-financed postgraduate courses will have to admit students through a centralised system and follow a common curriculum, its syndicate, the highest decision-making body, has decided.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

New Town traffic diversion for Metro

A set of traffic diversions will be introduced in New Town from Friday for the construction of a New Garia-Airport Metro station near Eco Park's Gate No. 4.
Snehal Sengupta Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Seven days on, Cup returns to Manthan

World Cup football has returned to 200,000 TV sets in the city that run on the signals of multi-system operator Manthan after remaining off the air for seven days.
Rith Basu Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Fire damage assessed

Around 60 per cent of the upper deck of cargo ship MV SSL Kolkata has been damaged in the fire that broke out late on June 13 and is yet to be put out, a Coast Guard officer said on Thursday.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Carpenter held for theft

A carpenter was arrested on Thursday on the charge of stealing Rs 16 lakh from a trader's house on Middleton Street a week ago.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

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