Bagree Market Fire
People  /  Published 22.09.18

In the boots of a fireman

A tough and thankless job with hardly any pay. A fireman in West Bengal is paid an overtime of Rs 7 to Rs 13 per hour depending on rank...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 08.10.18

Déjà vu: a city's symptom of grave illness

Calcutta's infrastructure tragedies are symptoms of a seemingly incurable condition: administrative apathy...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.18

Metro survey flagged hazards mirroring Bagree plight

Observations made during a survey of buildings appear to mirror why a disaster like Bagree is just a jolt away...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.18

Tragedy after tragedy saps not govt but rivals

State Opposition betrays fatigue ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.10.18

Bagree faces tilt test

IIT Roorkee team specifies radius of possible evacuation ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.18

Hawker brigade back in Bagree lane

The return of hawkers to Canning Street and the adjoining lanes started the moment police eased entry restrictions on Saturday...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.09.18

Bravehearts who fought blaze

A young man wearing a t-shirt and camouflage pants stepped out of Bagree Market that had been burning for three days now....
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

India  /  Published 19.09.18

The hand that raised the roof of Bagree

Maintenance was Bagree Estate’s responsibility, says Paras Mal Lodha...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Dangers lurk in hawker haven

Buildings facing hawker stalls with tarpaulin or plastic roofs are exposed to the threat of a fire every minute...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.18

Roasted Bagree drugs a health hazard if dumped in landfill

Medicines and cosmetics from the fire-ravaged Bagree Market could pose multiple threats if dumped at Dhapa, environmentalists have warned...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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