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Road closed for zoo bridge

The busy stretch of road between the National Library and the Race Course crossing is being closed to traffic till Tuesday evening to erect a pre-fabricated steel footbridge in front of the area's top attraction: Alipore zoo.
Subhajoy Roy May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Bypass stalls make hawkers street legal

The urban development department on Saturday handed over permanent stalls along the stretch of road from the Ruby crossing till Patuli to more than 400 hawkers and declared that any further encroachment would invite prosecution.
Our Special Correspondent May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Calcutta 'plot' eyes crime prize

UK-born Abir Mukherjee's debut thriller set in Calcutta in 1919, A Rising Man, has been shortlisted for a prestigious crime-writing prize.
Amit Roy May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Girl beats blindness in CBSE feat

A Calcutta girl born without vision has passed the CBSE Class XII examination in arts with an aggregate of 85.4 per cent in her first attempt at writing a board test with assistive technology.
Jhinuk Mazumdar May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Bridge work stuck in escalator space

The construction of a footbridge in Gariahat, for which portions of the road and footpath were cordoned off about a year ago, has stopped for want of space for an escalator.
Subhajoy Roy May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Afternoon snag disrupts Metro

Metro services were disrupted on Saturday afternoon after an AC train got stranded at Park Street station.
A STAFF REPORTER May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Cockroach in fried rice at Tangra restaurant

A family that went to dinner at a restaurant near Tangra on Friday found a cockroach in a fried rice dish.
Our Special Correspondent May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Bengali workshop for students

Students of classes V-IX whose mother tongue is Bengali participated in a workshop on Saturday to improve their reading, writing and communication skills in Bengali.
Our Special Correspondent May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

1899 turtles seized, 4 held

Turtles in crates being ferried along with fish were seized from a truck and two men arrested near Dhulagarh early on Saturday.
Subhajoy Roy May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Taxi ache for tourists headed to Darjeeling

Taxis with luxury permits stopped plying in Darjeeling on Saturday amid a rush of tourists, many of them from Calcutta, after a fleet of vehicles was requisitioned for chief minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to Kalimpong next week.
Vivek Chhetri May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Visa wait upsets tour plans

A family has to defer a vacation to Norway
Chandreyee Ghose May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

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