West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.19

Blueprint to bury cable menace

The civic body has readied a plan to bury the mesh of dangling cables, which are an eyesore and a threat to public safety, and will start the relocation on two roads in south Calcutta.“A detailed pr...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.01.19

Salt Lake to rid skyline of cable eyesore

The Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation has decided to do what Calcutta is still undecided on — clearing the mess of overhead cables. Salt Lake’s civic custodian has decided to remove all overhead c...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.04.19

Upper Bazaar blaze a rude jolt

Capital’s leading wholesale hub Upper Bazaar is a tinderbox waiting to happen, thanks to narrow roads and the tangle of overhead wires, Thursday night’s garments shop blaze taught firemen. State f...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.04.19

Bridge fire damages power cables

Electricity and optical fibre cables passing through Kharkai bridge were damaged in a fire here on Saturday morning, disrupting power and landline telephone services in Adityapur. Sources said the c...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 27.04.19

Never mind jobs, pride at stake

Bhutnath Mondal was busy cleaning a white bust at a dilapidated jetty on a dried up Damodar as the April sun was setting on a hazy horizon. The man in his mid-sixties completed cleaning, hung a banner...
By Devadeep Purohit in Asansol


West Bengal  /  Published 13.03.19

Deadline over, cables stay

Mayor Firhad Hakim’s seven-day ultimatum to pull down defunct cables is over but they continue to hang above roads.Hakim had said Alipore Road and Harish Mukherjee Road will be among the first to be...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.20

Cable ultimatum

Mayor Firhad Hakim on Monday told cable operators that he would not attend their programmes from next year if they did not remove the dead overhead cables.Hakim said at a meeting that he was making a ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Cabling mess poses firefighting hurdle

The hurdles faced by firefighters despatched to douse the flames that enveloped a Gariahat building early on Sunday included the aerial maze of cables that blight Calcutta’s skyline.Firefighters sai...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.01.20

Power cable work damages key road

Underground cabling work carried out by Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL), which had badly damaged the 5.5km road connecting City Centre to Barwaddah, has laid bare the lack of coordination...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 10.06.20

21 days after Amphan, law of cable jungle prevails

A senior citizen bends to escape getting caught in cables hanging low on Girish Avenue on Wednesday morning, three weeks after Cyclone Amphan brought down trees and wires across the city on May 20 eve...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta


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