Mamata calls out cable mess

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday told a gathering of multi-system operators (MSOs) that their overhead cables were a source of visual pollution, seeking to bell the cat that takes the cream when it comes to unregulated use of the skyline.
Rith Basu Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

China trains made for Metro face Japan test

The China-made rakes ordered by Metro Railway to modernise its ageing fleet will have the efficiency of their software assembly tested in Japan before they are readied for delivery.
Sanjay Mandal Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Kite string cuts biker forehead

A kite string came in the way of a motorbike rider on the Parama flyover for the second time in a week, this time causing a gash in the person's forehead that required 11 stitches.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Tanker driver involved in accident arrested

The driver of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation's water tanker that hit a school student at Netajinagar on Thursday morning has been arrested from Basirhat. The vehicle has been impounded.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Mamata rolls out sops for cable brigade

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced pension, health and other benefits for the 25,000-odd cable operators on Friday in what is being seen as a move to woo a sector that till now was kept out of Nabanna's largesse.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Course for nurses

A city hospital will train nurses to help them get jobs in the UK.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Four held for brawl in front of New Town bar

Three men and a woman were arrested late on Thursday following a brawl in front of a bar in City Centre II.
A Staff Reporter Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Leader killed by his gun: Cops

Samir Mistri, the Trinamul trade union leader who was murdered in Sonarpur last week, was shot by a gun he owned, police said.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

GPS tracking for Nepal cargo from city

Cargo shipped from other countries to Calcutta and then sent by road to Nepal is now being tracked by the customs authorities with GPS to ensure the containers do not go missing on the way.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Short films to voice gender-bias grievances

A young woman was trolled and threatened for a Facebook post that the Rohingya crisis should not be politicised.
Debraj Mitra Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Trust key to parent-teacher ties

Teachers should form a forum and collectively try to regain the trust of parents - that was the message from an academic, a special educator and the crew of a film on parent-teacher relationship on Friday evening.
Chandreyee Ghose Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST


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