Jailed in concrete, tree roots give way

Poor plantation patterns and management have been blamed for about 150 trees failing to withstand the squall that struck on Tuesday evening with a peak wind speed of 98kmph.
JAYANTA BASU Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Lucky the pup loses master in fate twist

The wind was strong but the skies hadn't yet burst open. Joy Robinson Minj thought his 65-year-old uncle would be safer finding a shade than crossing Diamond Harbour Road after a bit of dust got into his eyes.
Debraj Mitra Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Assault cry against army men

A trader was allegedly assaulted by a group of army men after he protested the parking of a car by the wife of an army officer in front of his shop in Barrackpore on Tuesday evening.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Shami, brother quizzed

Cricketer Mohammad Shami and his brother Mohammad Hasib were questioned at Lalbazar on Wednesday afternoon in connection with a complaint filed by Shami's wife Hasin Jahan.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Parents want fees reduced

Parents of students of St Mary's Convent School, Santragachhi, have been agitating since Monday against the two-year-old annual session fee.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

March to save architectural heritage

A large crowd gathered outside Subodh Mallik Square on Wednesday, World Heritage Day, braving the afternoon heat, to take part in a march protesting the mindless and massive demolition of the city's architectural heritage.
Chandrima S. Bhattacharya Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

She's on the road for Uber Eats

She whizzes through the streets on her six-year-old Honda Activa to bring food to your doorstep.
Anasuya Basu Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

New school

Smart classes, a math lab, a wide ramp that goes up to the sixth floor, and washrooms attached to classrooms for students' safety - a new co-educational school inaugurated on the city's southern fringe on Wednesday promises all this and more.
Jhinuk Mazumdar Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Triple blow from tree fall

 Ankeet Gandhi was in the parking lot of The Saturday Club on Tuesday evening when he saw a debdaru tree a few steps away sway violently in the storm before toppling over and crashing on his Hyundai i20 and two other cars.
Subhajoy Roy Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Squall effect: 36000 fault calls to CESC

Tuesday's squall appeared most disruptive for the city's power situation since the 2009 Cyclone Alia with the CESC receiving more than 36,000 fault calls and the WBSEDCL losing 300 electricity poles.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Ride home on bus No. 11

With the onset of middle age, one is often advised to walk a mile after dinner. I did walk more than a mile - from my office in Chandni Chowk to my home in Tollygunge - that too sans dinner on the evening Calcutta was battered by a fierce squall.
Uddalak Mukherjee Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST


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