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Burrabazar
Calcutta  /  Published 10.09.20

Balcony collapse kills 1 in Burrabazar

A balcony attached to the top floor of a four-storey building collapsed on a crowded Burrabazar Road, killing a youth and injuring an elderly man on Tuesday evening. Vishal Mandal, 18, was standing i...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.08.20

Never-before slump in Burrabazar

“We had expected business to gain momentum with time and we would extend our hours. But nothing has changed and almost all shops in Burrabazar close by 5pm. Earlier, they would remain open till ...
By Kinsuk Basu , Subhajoy Roy in Burrabazar

West Bengal  /  Published 13.07.19

Blaze brings back Nandaram memories

There are around 4,000 shops and godowns in Nandaram Market, which had been at the centre of a tug of war for years since the January 2008 fire. The fire department had refused to allow the market to ...
By in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.06.20

Annoyed neighbour kills kid

A two-year-old child died and his six-year-old relative suffered critical injuries when a neighbour who used to feel disturbed by their playful mischief allegedly threw them off the fourth-floor balco...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 13.06.20

Everything is different

Burrabazar is one of the largest wholesale markets of eastern India — textiles, medicines, garments, cosmetics, you name it, you will get it here at bargain prices. Every day, more than 30,000 trade...
By Manasi Shah in

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Calcutta  /  Published 27.04.20

From jewellery shop to fruit seller

A 46-year-old man now wakes up at 3am and goes to Burrabazar’s Mechua fruit market with his brother-in-law to buy fruits. He then readies his makeshift stall by the roadside in Kasba’s Haltu and s...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.09.19

Let off in cop shooting case

Alleged Burrabazar don Gopal Tiwari and his 12 associates who had been arrested for plotting an attack and shooting at a police officer in the city on the day of the civic polls in 2015 were acquitted...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.20

Cops prepare for curbs on truck entry in Burrabazar and Posta

Senior officers of Calcutta police on Friday began an exercise to examine whether trucks reaching parts of Burrabazar and Posta from outside Bengal could be terminated at a truck terminal on Kona Expr...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.20

Burrabazar off limits to trucks

The Bengal government has decided not to allow trucks into Burrabazar, eastern India’s largest trading hub, because Covid-19 has rapidly spread in that part of central Calcutta.“Our primary findin...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.19

Bangla ‘kidnapper’ with Patuli cover

A Bangladeshi and two Indians have been arrested in connection with the abduction of a Bangladeshi trader who had come to Calcutta on a business trip last week.Prime accused Salim Reza was picked up f...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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