The Telegraph
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
 

Calcutta

Lone engine in losing battle

First published on 23-Jan-2018
The first response to the fire that engulfed the century-old market in Dum Dum Cantonment came from an asbestos-roof fire station within minutes of the flames being spotted. There was little that a lone fire engine could do to quell a blaze that w......   | Read..
 

Century-old mart gutted

First published on 23-Jan-2018
A century-old market at Gorabazar in Dum Dum Cantonment was destroyed in a blaze early on Monday that killed two persons and around 320 small businesses, including a tea stall where steaming cups a......   | Read..
 

Cop focus on deck without railing

First published on 23-Jan-2018
A part of the railing on the deck of the launch from where Floatel executive director Arindam Basu fell into the Hooghly is missing, prompting police to suspect that he had slipped into the water f......   | Read..
 

Child molester in Salt Lake park

First published on 23-Jan-2018
A Class V girl playing in a park with friends was allegedly molested by a stranger and left so traumatised that she has been asking her mother if wearing a helmet to cover her face would make going......   | Read..
 

SpiceJet flight to Sikkim

First published on 23-Jan-2018
Low-cost airline SpiceJet has been granted permission to fly to Pakyong in Sikkim from Calcutta under the civil aviation ministry's regional connectivity scheme. Flights can start once the airport ......   | Read..
 

Picnic boats face safety scan

First published on 23-Jan-2018
Most picnic boats and ferries available on hire for outings on the Hooghly at this time of the year lack basic safety, admit police....   | Read..
 

Boy dead, 2 injured

First published on 23-Jan-2018
A 12-year-old boy, riding on a bike's pillion, was killed while the biker escaped unhurt in an accident on Garden Reach Road on Monday afternoon....   | Read..
 

Biker injured

First published on 23-Jan-2018
A motorcyclist was injured in the leg when his two-wheeler skidded on the Bondel Road flyover on Sunday evening, police said....   | Read..
 

Bose snubs Partha for mentor quip

First published on 23-Jan-2018
Sugata Bose, the chairman of the Presidency University mentor group, has described as "completely wrong" a statement of education minister Partha Chatterjee on the functioning of the group....   | Read..
 

Evening talk on Ishiguro

First published on 23-Jan-2018
An evening on Kazuo Ishiguro and the quest for identity of the Japanese literary diaspora - academics and historians discussed the Nobel Laureate and other Japanese writers at Bengal Club....   | Read..
 

Cops in blazers for global summit

First published on 23-Jan-2018
A 100-odd constables and sub-inspectors from various police stations in the Bidhannagar commissionerate area donned blazers for this year's Bengal Global Business Summit....   | Read..
 

Box artwork celebrates city heritage

First published on 23-Jan-2018
A day before his birth anniversary, the road outside Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's house is dotted with electricity distribution boxes painted with his portraits and slogans....   | Read..
 

Busted: Myth of our non-violent past

First published on 23-Jan-2018
Ancient India is fraught with violence but we tend to associate the period only with harmony - three historians busted a few myths about our past at Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet, co-organised b......   | Read..
 

Nobel laureate on highs & lows of life

First published on 23-Jan-2018
Muhammad Yunus, the poor man's banker from Bangladesh, rolled out the recipe for super- happiness on Monday....   | Read..
 

Partition and its trauma revisited

First published on 23-Jan-2018
The extraction of memory is not always a pleasant business. It can bleed the keeper, and pain the extractor, especially if the original event was one of violence. Even more so if the one "re-m......   | Read..
 

Search for hotel boss in Hooghly

First published on 22-Jan-2018
The wife of a top hotel executive missing since he fell into the Hooghly during a weekend staff picnic lodged a complaint on Sunday that led police to start a murder case even before confirming tha......   | Read..
 

Drink gang assaults elderly protester

First published on 22-Jan-2018
A 72-year-old man living alone in this locality near Tollygunge was allegedly assaulted by a group of youths after he protested their drinking and causing a commotion in front of his house....   | Read..
 

Mentors question Presi arts selection

First published on 22-Jan-2018
Presidency University's arts stream may not be struggling to fill its classrooms like the science departments but entrance tests with multiple-choice questions are compromising quality in selection......   | Read..
 

Small big talent shines in carnival of contests

First published on 22-Jan-2018
Schoolgirl Yubasana Kapas had started the TTIS Challenge 2018 with one objective: to participate in as many events as possible and have fun....   | Read..
 

Tutor held for abuse of minor

First published on 22-Jan-2018
A private tutor was arrested on Sunday for alleged sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl whom he taught mathematics in her house in Salt Lake....   | Read..