Celebration of freedom 'with heart and strife'

Crowd control around the entry points on Park Street was efficient. The checkpoints for cars were robust and well-manned. A Ford Mustang with a parking sticker made its way in and then vanished into the expanse stretching into Red Road - a rare opportunity for someone driving in Calcutta.
Aditya Nag Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Auto rogues hit father & son

A youth and his ailing father were allegedly assaulted and threatened by a group of autorickshaw drivers on BT Road for daring to call out one of them for his rash driving.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Car runs over woman

A 55-year-old woman was fatally knocked down by a speeding car on Wednesday while crossing a stretch of Bakrahat Road.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Court red-cards mayor bodyguards

A Calcutta High Court judge on Tuesday requested the Calcutta mayor to ask his bodyguards to leave after an advocate pointed out that "his eight armed bodyguards are standing just outside".
Tapas Ghosh Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Where books worm their way into little hearts

A reputable girls' school in the city has created a unique corridor library where students can pick titles from a bookshelf and put them back after reading without the institution keeping any record of how many have been borrowed and returned.
JHINUK MAZUMDAR Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Dengue to-do list from Hakim

Urban development minister Firhad Hakim on Tuesday directed the heads of municipalities adjoining Calcutta to depute dengue-prevention teams for door-to-door visits and put the onus of surveillance in each ward on the local councillor.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Auto refusal and assault on woman

An autorickshaw driver allegedly slapped a young woman in front of other commuters at the Jadavpur 8B bus stop for questioning his refusal to ferry her till Gangulybagan on his way to Garia.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

More than a month's work done in 3 days

A flyover, a bridge and a long stretch of Diamond Harbour Road were repaired within three days in a city where it usually takes more than a month to repair a single battered road.
Subhajoy Roy Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Spirituality expressed through monk's art

Indian Museum for the first time is hosting an exhibition of Chinese paintings, in honour of the Chinese community living in Calcutta.
Anasuya Basu Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Moderate rain alert for I-Day

Light to moderate rain is expected in Calcutta on Independence Day under the impact of a depression that is taking shape along the Odisha coast.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Puddles trigger dengue scare in Salt Lake

Stagnant pools of water across all three blocks in Salt Lake, including a few in front of Bidhannagar Sub-divisional Hospital, are exposing the residents to the threat of a dengue outbreak.
Snehal Sengupta Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST


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