News  /  Published 25.09.22

Kolkata witnesses ‘unscientific’ pruning of trees

Billboards and lights A branch of a tree on Sarat Bose Road, near Puddapukur, wore a barren look as all the foliage had been hacked. The hard and thick tree branch, projecting towards the road, has w...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.07.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation policy halves gap between hoardings in Kolkata

A new draft advertisement policy prepared by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has reduced the minimum distance required between two hoardings from 16ft, as is required now, to 8.2ft, raising ap...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 23.06.22

Salt Lake civic body pulls down illegal hoardings

A number of unauthorised billboards were pulled down on Wednesday in Salt Lake and several places along VIP Road by teams from the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC), officials of the civic body ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Kolkata

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.11.21

Ranchi lung billboard points to harmful air

The lung billboard display, which was inaugurated at Albert Ekka Chowk in Ranchi on Wednesday, indicated that the air quality index (AQI) in the Jharkhand capital was unhealthy as per US standard. Th...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.11.21

Lungs on billboard in Jharkhand

Jharkhand will be the first state in the eastern region to use lung billboard displays in creating awareness about air pollution and its effect on health. Ranchi, Dhanbad, and Jamshedpur will have su...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


Science Tech  /  Published 13.07.21

Tokyo’s 3D billboard is ‘purrfect’

But it’s not just huge LED billboards that are making noise by showcasing hyper-realistic animation, virtual hybrid LED solutions also appear promising. The advertisements that are shown on the ...
By Mathures Paul

Entertainment  /  Published 03.04.21

Frances Mcdormand powers a moving and meditative portrait of a road less travelled

A film is waiting to be made on Frances McDormand’s face. A face unflappable yet brimming with emotions that waft across in the blink of an eye but convey so much. You see that as she peruses th...
By Priyanka Roy  in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.11.20

In season of ads, slots go empty

The pandemic has sucked the life out of outdoor advertisement in Calcutta this festive season. Banners and billboards are usually stuffed into every available space on, above and beside roads and foo...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.19

Billboards with Nobel greeting on home route for Abhijit Banerjee

Congratulatory billboards put up by the Calcutta Municipal Corporation will welcome Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee to the city on Tuesday evening.“The exact locations of the billboards or t...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 22.09.19

Illegal hoardings: lessons from Chennai's tragedy

The death of a 23-year-old in Chennai recently exposed, through the tragedy, the nature of the typical Indian politician. A hoarding announcing a wedding in the family of a former All India Anna Dravi...
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