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Bagree Market Fire
Opinion  /  Published 08.10.18

Déjà vu: a city's symptom of grave illness

Déjà vu, when recurrent, is a symptom of grave illness. Nowhere is this more evident than in West Bengal. After a fire engulfed a private hospital in Calcutta killing about 90 people in 2011, anothe...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.18

Metro survey flagged hazards mirroring Bagree plight

Observations made during a survey of 130-odd buildings in the central business district before two Metro tunnels were dug through Brabourne Road last year appear to mirror why a disaster like Bagree M...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.18

Tragedy after tragedy saps not govt but rivals

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By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.10.18

Bagree faces tilt test

A team from IIT Roorkee has said after an inspection of the fire-ravaged Bagree Market this week that the municipal authorities should get an advanced test done to check if the building has tilted in ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.18

Hawker brigade back in Bagree lane

A comeback army of hawkers has overrun the lane in front of Bagree Market, stalls springing up overnight on the footpaths and carriageway that fire engines had struggled to enter during the blaze last...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

People  /  Published 22.09.18

In the boots of a fireman

The market area in central Calcutta’s Chitpur is bustling. It is Tuesday afternoon. The sweet smell of attar clings to the humid air. We forge on past Nakhoda Masjid and get on to Canning Street. Th...
By Moumita Chaudhuri 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. Panting for air, he removed his orange helmet, wiped sweat off his face and dr...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

India  /  Published 19.09.18

The hand that raised the roof of Bagree

When the “growth story” of high-rises in Calcutta is chronicled, it will be difficult not to mention Paras Mal Lodha.So it is when it comes to how Bagree Market, where flames were doused on Wednes...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Dangers lurk in hawker haven

The hawker sprawl in Gariahat and the threats lurking within mirror the unbridled expansion of illegal footpath businesses across the city, posing a risk to every building in the vicinity and causing ...
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. The medicines, including antibiotics, could contaminate water...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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