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Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority Cmda
West Bengal  /  Published 04.11.19

Dead fish and turtle on Sarobar water

A dead fish and a dead turtle were found floating on the Rabindra Sarobar water on Monday morning, CMDA officials said, triggering allegations that the deaths were caused by a drop in the level of dis...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.19

CMDA cleans water body

The Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) cleaned on Sunday most of the mess left behind by those who performed Chhath Puja at Rabindra Sarobar.Cleaners worked in two phases — on Saturd...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.05.20

Trucks from outside Bengal barred from fruit hub of Calcutta

Traders in Mechua, Calcutta’s wholesale fruit market, said they have been asked to collect consignments coming from other states at the Kona truck terminal in Howrah as inter-state trucks will not b...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.10.18

Twin Tolly Bailey bridges on cards

The state government has decided to set up two Bailey bridges over Tolly’s Nullah in Tollygunge to ease the traffic flow across New Alipore, Behala and Joka.One of the Bailey bridges will link Mahat...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.11.19

Water body waits for clean-up

Subhas Sarobar, one of the largest water bodies in Calcutta, remained dirty on Monday after the end of Chhath Puja rituals. Thousands of worshippers had performed Chhath Puja rituals, pouring oil and ...
By A staff reporter in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.19

No rush to clean up Beleghata lake

Thousands of worshippers performed Chhath Puja at Subhas Sarobar, leaving the water body and the surrounding park dirty with plastic bags and other waste.However, unlike Rabindra Sarobar, the Beleghat...
By Snehal Sengupta and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.07.19

Kestopur Bailey bridge to be longer than Majerhat

A Bailey bridge that will come up across Kestopur canal for Salt Lake-bound vehicles from VIP Road will be double the length of the ones in Majerhat, an urban development department official said. The...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.19

Tender for Calcutta flyover demolition

The government has floated a tender to dismantle the vulnerable portions of the Vivekananda Road flyover, a portion of which had collapsed in March 2016.The government is yet to decide whether the res...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

Green ruling for Rabindra Sarobar

The National Green Tribunal on Monday directed Bengal’s chief secretary to ensure there are no violations in Rabindra Sarobar during Chhath Puja on November 2.The tribunal disposed of the case after...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 16.11.18

In India, governments encourage lawlessness

Keeping order and ensuring lawfulness may have once been considered the government’s duty. In India, this is now an outdated idea. Courts and tribunals bring up issues of scarce popular appeal — t...
By The Editorial Board


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