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Souvenirs of agony and ecstacy

Saint Petersburg Stadium on Friday afternoon was a sea of yellow with specks of red in the distance. The roar of this sea was the Brazilian national anthem in chorus, the notes climbing the decibel scale every time the ball touched the feet of jersey numbers 10 or 11.
Subhajoy Roy and Sudeshna Banerjee Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

In wastage rate, water scarcity alert

The scale of water wastage and the rate at which the groundwater table is depleting are red flags for a future shortage that the city cannot afford to ignore, according to a top government official.
Subhajoy Roy Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Woman collars pest on auto

A young woman who had been allegedly harassed by a co-passenger during an autorickshaw ride on Friday night braved threats and intimidation to drag her tormentor by his collar to the nearest traffic police post, leading to his arrest.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

100 schools to increase English reach

The state government will set up 100 English-medium schools across Bengal to ensure that parents who can't afford private schools can also provide an English education to their children, education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Saturday.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Collapse prompts civic demolition

A portion of a building in Heramba Das Lane off College Street collapsed on Friday night prompting the civic body to demolish the building's dangerous portions on Saturday.
Our Bureau Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

College admissions

Calcutta University on Saturday issued a notice to the heads of its colleges informing them that students from non-state boards, like CBSE, joining its undergraduate courses can be allowed to take admission with provisional marksheets that have been downloaded from respective board websites.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Heat-break ball in school court

Schools can reopen if they want to as the weather has improved, education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Saturday.
Our Bureau Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Temple theft arrest

Two men and a woman were arrested on Saturday on charges of robbing the cash box in the books and CD counter of Lake Kalibari. Temple authorities reported the burglary on Saturday morning after which the police rounded up the trio and recovered a part of the loot.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

39-yr-old found dead by tracks

A 39-year-old man, who used to play football in local clubs, was found dead by the tracks off Lake Gardens station on Friday night.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Brazil bliss, Aarghentina agony

Lionel Messi fanboy Snehasish Mukherjee lost his appetite on Thursday night. Neymar devotee Amitava Chowdhury found a reason to cheat on his strict low-fat diet with biryani from Arsalan on Friday evening.
Rith Basu, Debraj Mitra and Ritoja Mukherjee Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Cargo ship fire runs its course

The fire inside the abandoned cargo ship MV SSL Kolkata has died out on its own, a salvage team comprising experts from various countries confirmed after the first thorough inspection of the vessel.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

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