Car smashed but life spared by an inch

A 250-year-old banyan tree left slanting precariously over a row of huts during the squall two nights ago crashed on Thursday morning, minutes after the families living there heard roof tiles cracking and ran out to safety.
Subhajoy Roy Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Safe after 700kg giant lands on roof

A giant gulmohar came crashing down on a Hyundai Santro hurtling down a Salt Lake road during Tuesday's squall, smashing the car's roof but sparing the passenger in the back seat and his driver.
Snehal Sengupta Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Bus hit kills girl on scooter

A 25-year-old woman riding a scooter to work was fatally injured on Thursday morning when a bus hit her while she was trying to take a U-turn ahead of Nicco Park after missing the intersection that leads to her Sector V office.
A staff reporter Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Expand CNG area: Green tribunal

The National Green Tribunal ordered the Bengal government on Thursday to allow the supply of the environment-friendly compressed natural gas to major parts of the Calcutta Metropolitan Area (CMA) and not just the area under the Calcutta Municipal Corporation.
JAYANTA BASU Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Murder plot traced to wife

A wife wailing over her husband's bullet-ridden body in Sonarpur barely 10 days ago was arrested early on Thursday on suspicion of plotting his murder with her alleged boyfriend.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Xavier's plans sports academy

St Xavier's University is planning a sports academy that will offer long and short-term courses as well as a law school on the lines of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences.
Mita Mukherjee Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Child abuse alarm for Bengal

There has been an 11 per cent rise in crimes against children in 2015-2016
Chandreyee ghose Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Film on Partition memories

Two septuagenarian sisters separated by the Partition returned to their ancestral home on Beadon Street.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Dual degree gets a thumbs down

Most students of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology have chosen to quit the five-year dual degree course at the end of the fourth year.
Subhankar Chowdhury Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Civic tanker hits teen

A teenager was injured when a Calcutta Municipal Corporation water tanker hit her in Naktala on Thursday morning, police said.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Cover call for infertility care

Expensive and long-drawn process, multiple attempts and lack of insurance cover make infertility treatment inaccessible to many.
Jhinuk Mazumdar Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST


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