Calcutta  /  Published 18.09.20

Jewellery hub reflects Covid crisis

Just about 300 shops and workshops out of the 7,000-odd in the jewellery hub of Bowbazar celebrated Vishwakarma Puja on Thursday with most shop-owners and goldsmiths opting to stay at home, struck by ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.19

The way forward for East-West Metro

Engineers are considering the option of digging the remaining part of the affected tunnel of East-West Metro using the machine that is burrowing the other tunnel of the project.One option is to let th...
By Sanjay Mandal in Esplanade

West Bengal  /  Published 13.09.19

Post office rule relaxed for displaced Bowbazar residents

The rule that registered mail has to be returned to the sender if it remains undelivered for seven days has been waived for displaced residents of Bowbazar.The Bowbazar post office has prepared a team...
By Kinsuk Basu in Bowbazar

West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.19

Missing diaries in Bowbazar

A number of displaced residents of Bowbazar have lodged “missing diaries” stating that they had not been able to retrieve vital documents from their houses while moving out.An officer of Muchipara...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.19

Displaced Bowbazar duo die at hotels

Two elderly women from Bowbazar’s Syakrapara Lane died late on Tuesday at separate hotels, where they had been staying with family members since being evacuated from their homes on September 1.Anjal...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.19

Lanes too narrow, manual demolition only way

Pay-loaders and grinders will not be deployed to pull down the buildings in Bowbazar that are damaged beyond repair because of subsidence triggered by East-West Metro work.Instead, a group of men on h...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.09.19

Crisis cloud on Metro first phase

The East-West Metro mishap in Bowbazar may further push back the inauguration of the first phase of the project, which the authorities were hoping to be operational by Durga Puja, officials said.The 1...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.09.19

Panel to tag buildings for demolition

The East-West Metro authorities on Monday started preparations to pull down some of the buildings in Bowbazar that have been damaged beyond repair because of subsidence.Highlights of the day from Bowb...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.09.19

Short trip home in Bowbazar

A piece of white paper with a family member’s name, a stamp of Muchipara police station and the house number written on it, is what some residents of Durga Pituri Lane and Syakrapara Lane required t...
By Kinsuk Basu in

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.19

Mamata call for Metro damages

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday proposed to the central Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) compensatory measures for people who would have to leave their homes and shops in the 52 buildin...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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