The Telegraph
Thursday, February 22, 2018
 

Calcutta

Technology hits a boom barrier in old habit

First published on 22-Feb-2018
Jaywalking is too entrenched in Calcutta's traffic traditions for technology to act as a deterrent without the backing of strict enforcement and increased awareness, police have realised at the start of a trial run of boom barriers at the Exide cr......   | Read..
 

Techie dies in bike-bus collision

First published on 22-Feb-2018
A 28-year-old software engineer riding his motorbike to work was killed on Wednesday morning when the rear of an army school bus taking a right turn knocked him down near Nicco Park....   | Read..
 

Molest of minor in school

First published on 22-Feb-2018
A Group D employee of a government-run primary girls' school in Belur, Howrah, was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly molesting a Class II student two days ago....   | Read..
 

VC 'protest' turns tables on students

First published on 22-Feb-2018
Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee, the vice-chancellor of Calcutta University, spent Tuesday night in voluntary confinement inside the historic Asutosh Building to wrest from a group of protesting studen......   | Read..
 

Notice pulled down for biting hand that feeds

First published on 22-Feb-2018
Lady Brabourne College has been forced to revoke a notice that had warned of a Rs 2,000 fine if any teaching/non-teaching staff member or student were "found feeding dogs on the campus"....   | Read..
 

Wire snap triggers panic on local train

First published on 22-Feb-2018
An overhead wire fell on a Sealdah-bound local train at Canning station in South 24-Parganas on Wednesday, burning a portion of the roof of a coach and triggering panic among passengers....   | Read..
 

Building on fire in Behala

First published on 22-Feb-2018
A fire broke out in a locked room of a two-storey building off Diamond Harbour Road in Behala on Wednesday morning....   | Read..
 

Pool car hits woman

First published on 22-Feb-2018
A 70-year-old woman died after being hit by a pool car that was carrying children on their way home after school on CIT Road on Wednesday afternoon....   | Read..
 

Brett Lee listens to his heart

First published on 22-Feb-2018
Brett Lee, who got the better of many a batsman in his playing days, is bowling on a new pitch....   | Read..
 

Flip side of being Don Jr

First published on 22-Feb-2018
The Trumps cannot "make it happen" anymore....   | Read..
 

Chlorine crosses safety level

First published on 22-Feb-2018
There's nothing wrong in its drinking water, the civic body has said. But the level of residual chlorine in potable water has gone up manifold....   | Read..
 

IIEST teachers rue absence of board

First published on 22-Feb-2018
Teachers at the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, (IIEST), Shibpur, have drawn the Centre's attention to the absence of the board of governors - the highest decision-making bo......   | Read..
 

Teen 'suicide' over bike

First published on 22-Feb-2018
A teenager was found hanging in his room in Bishnupur, South 24-Parganas, on Wednesday....   | Read..
 

Patient's family cries negligence

First published on 22-Feb-2018
The relatives of a patient who died at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday and some junior doctors on Wednesday filed assault complaints against each other....   | Read..
 

Six days on, youth gets right treatment

First published on 22-Feb-2018
The youth who suffered a head injury in a bike accident six days ago and had to travel 820km and visit one state hospital after another finally got the medical treatment he needed on Wednesday....   | Read..
 

Boom barrier is lonely at the back

First published on 21-Feb-2018
Newly installed boom barriers on either flank of the Exide crossing fail to keep pedestrians from breaching the safety line on Tuesday, giving police a taste of what lies ahead as they embark on&nb......   | Read..
 

Businesses bleed around silent court

First published on 21-Feb-2018
The five-day ceasework by lawyers at Calcutta High Court has affected not only litigants but also typists, the go-betweens, eateries and other small businesses that feed on the legal hubbub....   | Read..
 

820km of travel for treatment

First published on 21-Feb-2018
A young man who vomited blood after suffering a head injury in a motorbike accident five days ago has had to travel 820km and visit one state-run hospital after another, two of them in this city, t......   | Read..
 

Airline to pay for lost bags and 'reputation'

First published on 21-Feb-2018
A consumer court has directed Air India to pay Rs 2 lakh each in compensation to two lawyers who had blamed loss of checked baggage for not being able to argue a case in the Supreme Court and conse......   | Read..
 

Stray bullet strikes fish vendor

First published on 21-Feb-2018
A fishmonger returning home from work on Monday evening was injured by a stray bullet when a gang opened fire on two youths who had stood up to a local extortionist....   | Read..