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School where sky is the roof

Noni Deb sits in class, one hand raised to hold an umbrella, the other furiously jotting down notes. The 13-year-old's classroom has no roof and umbrellas are the students' only protection from sun and rain.
Chandreyee Ghose May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

East-West tunnels designed for evacuation

Crossover passages every 250m, passenger walkways and ventilation shafts - the underground tunnels of East-West Metro will have provisions for emergency evacuation, something the current Metro link lacks.
Sanjay Mandal May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Man held for raping teenager

A man in his early 30s allegedly tied the hands of a 15-year-old girl and raped her in the washroom of his house in Bishnupur, South 24-Parganas.
Our Special Correspondent May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Fire shield for Presi gate move

Presidency University has told the state information commission that it had to replace the 144-year-old gate at the entrance to the campus on College Street and fell a banyan tree to comply with fire safety norms.
Subhankar Chowdhury May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Dead birds delay landings

Two aircraft had to abort landing in the city within one-and-a-half hours after dead birds were found on the main runway on Sunday morning.
Our Special Correspondent May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Insulin relief hope for kids

Inhalers and pills could give children suffering from diabetes freedom from daily insulin injections, if research succeeds, doctors from British universities said at a conference in the city on Sunday.
Rith Basu May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Showers stoke dengue fear

Frequent spells of rain this summer has triggered the fear of an early outbreak of dengue.
Subhajoy Roy May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Future hope for young rowers

Sujoy Sen was drenched in sweat but couldn't stop jumping in joy. His parents have little idea about rowing and think their son pulls boats. The gold-winning rower thinks his real prize will be when they see him in action.
Samabrita Sen May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Feature-rich library on cards in New Town

A public library that will boast a sizeable collection of conventional books as well as e-books and a digital archive of magazines and journals will come up in New Town.
Snehal Sengupta May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Youth held for molesting woman at shop

A youth allegedly entered a gift shop in Bansdroni run by a young woman and exposed himself before trying to grab her.
Our Special Correspondent May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

City sweats as clouds sail past

Two sets of thunderclouds gave Calcutta a miss on Sunday, leaving the city and its people to sweat it out.
Rith Basu May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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