Hearts travel to home and family

K. Nandakumar left his home in Alappuzha over 25 years ago to make a living in Calcutta but as the floodwater rose in the Pamba river over the past week and his 84-year-old mother had to be shifted, his heart and mind kept going back to his hometown.
Subhajoy Roy Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Phones on blink, Bengal kin on edge

Razzak Mandal, 51, of Buxipur near Murshidabad's Domkol has been breaking down frequently since a call from his 21-year-old son Dalim snapped on Monday.
Subhasish Chaudhuri and Snehamoy Chakraborty Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Actor beaten up by auto rogues

Two youths were beaten up in front of Garia station on Friday night after a parking row with men who allegedly control the Garia-Narendrapur auto route.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Mother courage and her daughter

Her father died of cancer five years ago. Her mother runs a paan shop by Kharagpur station to run the family and ensure her education.
Jhinuk Mazumdar Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Full-time principals for 50 colleges by September

Fifty colleges in Calcutta and in the districts are set to get full-time principals by the first week of next month.
Mita Mukherjee Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Presi second round of counselling on Aug 24

The state Joint Entrance Examination board will hold the second phase of counselling for filling 216 of the 705 undergraduate seats at Presidency University.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Mahua in bottles to hit city markets

The liquor made from mahua flowers, a centuries-old traditional drink in the tribal belt of Bengal's western districts, will be available in the city in a few months.
Subhajoy Roy Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Two on bike injured after bus hit

Two youths on a bike were injured when the two-wheeler collided with a bus on Judges Court Road in Alipore on Friday night.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Teen dies of head injuries

A 14-year-old boy returning home from school lost balance and fell on the road when his bag got entangled in a hook protruding out of a moving Tata Ace on Friday.
Our Bureau Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Marketing key to tourism

Several participants at a tourism conclave on Saturday urged Bengal to add more international flights and sell itself harder to improve tourism in the state.
A STAFF REPORTER Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

In his chromosome, Calcutta

Parameswaran Thankappan Nair or P.T. Nair says that in all likelihood he was the first to write an anthology on Job Charnock, the Englishman who is said to have founded Calcutta (as we know it) 328 years ago, almost to this date. He doesn't quite agree with the founding theory though, nor with the other theory about August 24 being the city's birthday.
Prasun Chaudhuri  Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST


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