Smooth surprise on rally day

A city inured to traffic torment every July 21, when all roads lead to the Trinamul Congress's annual martyrs' day rally, was in for a surprise this year.
Monalisa Chaudhuri Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Woman killed in Parama speed run

A woman on her way home from a family dinner died after a car, allegedly being driven under the influence of liquor, hit the Honda Jazz she was travelling in on Parama flyover early on Saturday.
Our Bureau Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

C for children and D for depression

A five-year-old with no apparent ailment was admitted to hospital with shortness of breath. The boy was unhappy about going to coaching classes for school admission.
Jhinuk Mazumdar Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Hire-and-fire professor to move court

The assistant professor of Kalyani University who was handed over a termination letter two days after he joined, citing a "mistake" behind his appointment will move court and the SC/ST commission.
Subhankar Chowdhury and Subhasish Chaudhuri Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Medical student on fast falls ill

One of the six students of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) who started a hunger strike over hostel accommodation was admitted to hospital on Saturday night.
Our Bureau Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Bengal takes over city heart on rally day

The crowd on Central Avenue was locked arm to arm around noon. On the footpaths, people were in a hurry to reach the rally venue at the Bentinck Street-CR Avenue crossing.
Aditya Nag Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Civic workers clean mess in hours

The mess left behind by the rallyists was cleaned within hours by hundreds of civic workers.
Debraj Mitra Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Varsity hires by 'mistake', then fires

A postdoctoral researcher who quit his fellowship in Israel to join Kalyani University so that he could be closer to home was told two days after taking up the new assignment that his appointment as an assistant professor was the result of a "mistake" and so his service was being terminated.
Subhankar Chowdhury and Sanat Kumar Sinha Jul 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Week later, road-rage wake-up call

Titir Banerjee, the woman who had captured on video a scooter rider stopping to pick up a stone and smash the windshield of her car at Esplanade a week ago, received a call from a police officer on Friday asking for stills of the incident and pictorial evidence of the damage.
Pranab Mondal and Snehal Sengupta Jul 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Brace for rally effect

If you plan on going anywhere on Saturday, the one place to avoid is the heart of the city when supporters of the Trinamul Congress converge there for the party's annual martyrs' day rally. All roads leading to the city centre will remain closed till the rally is over and the crowd disperses late in the afternoon.
Our Bureau Jul 21, 2018 00:00 IST

President bats for more women in IITs

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday expressed disappointment at the "distressingly low" presence of women in IITs and called for immediate measures to increase their participation in higher technical learning.
Mita Mukherjee Jul 21, 2018 00:00 IST


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