For Rs 10, bullet in 82-year-old's neck

An 82-year-old man was shot dead over Rs 10 on the evening of Independence Day, a bullet lodging itself in his neck as he argued with a group that had turned up at his "club" to play carrom but allegedly wouldn't pay the user fee.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Youth shot at in turf war

A 21-year-old man took a bullet in his right leg on Thursday morning as a clash between rival gangs fighting for real estate spoils spilled onto Narkeldanga Main Road in a flurry of gunshots fired from motorbikes.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Mayor deadline ticks on widening potholes

Mayor Sovan Chatterjee's deadline to fix all broken roads in Calcutta "within seven to 10 days" is about to pass with many thoroughfares in disrepair and worsening with every spell of rain.
Our Bureau Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Calcutta deals hand for Asiad

Five Calcuttans, the oldest of them 72, have made it to the 24-member bridge team that will represent India at the Asian Games starting in Jakarta later this week.
Debraj Mitra Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

HC bar on council poll

Calcutta High Court on Thursday issued an interim order restraining the West Bengal Medical Council from proceeding with its election till further orders.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

AC buses to beat auto monopoly

Three new air-conditioned buses will ply through Ultadanga and parts of Salt Lake, Sector V and Rajarhat from Friday, providing commuters an alternative to autorickshaw rides that entail dealing with rude drivers and illegal surge pricing.
Kinsuk Basu Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Hospital school for special students

Forty-three children and adults with special needs are being educated in a unique way at a school functioning from the premises of a children's hospital in Park Circus.
Rith Basu Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Sting drive in township

The Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation is set to take a slew of measures to prevent an outbreak of dengue in Salt Lake, Baguiati and parts of Rajarhat.
Snehal Sengupta Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Haseen plea rejected

A city court on Thursday turned down a plea by Haseen Jahan that her cricketer husband Mohammad Shami be asked to pay her a monthly maintenance of Rs 7 lakh.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Drive to spread pain awareness

A doctor and her husband are set to embark on a 43,000km journey across 35 countries to tell people how some simple corrections in postures and changes in everyday practices can reduce pain.
Rith Basu Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Shadow on distance learning

Students who were planning to pursue distance learning courses run by Rabindra Bharati, Kalyani, Vidyasagar and North Bengal universities are facing an uncertainty because of the University Grants Commission's decision to withdraw its recognition of the programmes.
Mita Mukherjee Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST


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