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News  /  Published 21.06.22

South Point teacher ‘owns up responsibility’ for students’ death in letter to parents

A senior staff member of South Point High School has written to the parents of one of the two students who drowned while rowing in the Rabindra Sarobar in south Kolkata last month taking moral respons...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 09.06.22

Police release standard operating procedure for Rabindra Sarobar rowing clubs

The city police on Wednesday issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) that rowing clubs in the Rabindra Sarobar complex will have to comply with to resume the aquatic sport. The police had earlier...
By Subhajoy Roy

News  /  Published 07.06.22

Lalbazar suggests SOP to Lake clubs: Specialised training & capsize drill for learners

Mayor Firhad Hakim, who is also chairperson of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), the custodian of Rabindra Sarobar, had said earlier that the organisation would approach the Natio...
By Subhajoy Roy, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Lalbazar

News  /  Published 07.06.22

Rabindra Sarobar off-limits to rowers, Odisha emerges as likely venue for tourney trials

“We have received the consent of the guardians but we will take the rowers to Jagatpur only after receiving a written clearance from the Kolkata chapter of the Sports Authority of India about th...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.06.22

Family of rower who died files FIR

The family of one of the two teenaged rowers who drowned at Rabindra Sarobar on May 21 has lodged a police complaint alleging negligence on the part of the rowing club and the school for whose team th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

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Jharkhand  /  Published 01.06.22

Jamshedpur girl on South Summit

Asmita Dorjee, 38, a senior instructor at the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, has become the first Indian woman to reach the South Summit of Mt Everest (8745 metres) without supplementary oxygen. As...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

News  /  Published 30.05.22

Rabindra Sarobar curbs threaten to derail selection trial of West Bengal rowing team

The suspension of rowing in the Rabindra Sarobar in south Kolkata has cast a cloud of uncertainty on West Bengal’s participation in an upcoming national tournament in Kashmir. The Sub-Junior Na...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.05.22

Brakes on rowing at Rabindra Sarobar, wait for standard operating procedure

Rowing in the Rabindra Sarobar in south Kolkata, where two teenage rowers drowned during a storm last Saturday, will be suspended till police draw up a standard operating procedure in consultation wit...
By Debraj Mitra, Subhajoy Roy and Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 27.05.22

Uttarakhand mulls standard operating procedure for safety of trekkers

The Uttarakhand government is drawing up a standard operating procedure (SOP) for trekkers visiting the Himalayan state to ensure their safety, a police officer from Tehri Garhwal district said on Thu...
By Kinsuk Basu, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kolkata

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.05.22

21-year-old scales Kanchenjunga

Jharkhand 21-year-old Pankaj Kumar has become the youngest Indian to successfully scale the third highest peak in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga, at 8586 metre. Earlier in 2018, 22-year-old woman Shee...
By Animesh Bisoee


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