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Pounding on door and body outside

A motorbike rider was found dead and a youth critically injured at the doorstep of a house in this south Calcutta neighbourhood early on Sunday after the family called the police helpline 100 to report pounding on their door around 4.15am.
Rith Basu and Pranab Mondal Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Post-mortem findings show cop 'goof-up'

The basics of a police investigation into a case of unnatural death were allegedly disregarded by the cops who had first visited the residence of the 48-year-old doctor found dead in her house around two months ago.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Mini Champ de Mars in Calcutta

On est les champions...on est les champions. Hands spread over adjacent shoulders, members of Team France in Calcutta stood wearing the final seconds of injury time down with their chant.
Sudeshna Banerjee Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

World Cup over but surfeit of sport to beat hangover

Hangover cures abound - and a few of them have stood the test of scary weekend excesses - but World Cup withdrawal symptoms are known to demand more relief than sleep and hydration can provide.
Rith Basu Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Bengal tops list of child marriages

Bengal has had the most number of child marriages in the past few years compared to other eastern states, a report by the Child in Need Institute says.
Monalisa Chaudhuri Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

City fails to clean up its act

The city's annual average air pollution level is more than double the national limit and still rising in most parts of the city, a recently published report of the West Bengal Pollution Control Board has shown.
JAYANTA BASU Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Practice, chance and peace

For 36 years, a Japanese man has been writing and sending a peace proposal to the United Nations. Even at 90, Daisaku Ikeda stays committed to his life-long effort to steer the world away from conflicts and build a humanistic society. He has managed to spread his belief across 192 countries, including India, through the Buddhist society of Soka Gakkai that he leads.
SUDESHNA BANERJEE Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Start courses in sync with market: AICTE

Engineering colleges need to start new courses such as data analytics, cloud computing, robotics and Internet of Things to attract students and increase their employability, AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe said on Saturday.
A staff reporter Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Rainbow in sky and rain on Met radar

A rainbow formed briefly in the city sky in the Esplanade area a little after 4pm on Sunday as the sun came out after a spell of rain.
Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Probe into death of girl found by tracks

Police on Saturday started a murder investigation into the death of a Class XII student who was found dead beside the tracks in Sonarpur on Friday.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

A gharana scooped out of campus

In the film Soorma, the foundation of Indian international Sandeep Singh's hockey career was built in his school-days.
Mudar Patherya Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

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