North East  /  Published 14.11.19

Brakes on pool car drive

Motor vehicle inspectors have been asked to slam the brakes on the drive against hired vehicles that ferry school students illegally, sources in the transport department said.A drive against such vehi...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.11.19

School bus brakes fine: Forensic report

 A team of forensic experts inspected the school bus that had crashed in Chitpore on Monday and found that the brakes were working, contrary to the driver’s claims, police said.“The prelimina...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.11.19

Vehicle not fit to ply: Officials

The bus that met with the accident while ferrying students of Holy Child Institute to school should not have been on the road in the first place, transport department officials said.The bus lacked a f...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.09.19

Tallah bridge shutdown

 The Tallah bridge will be closed to goods vehicles for an indefinite period from 6am on Saturday. The expansion joints of the bridge, a key link between Shyambazar and BT Road in north Calcutta,...
By Kinsuk Basu and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.02.20

Dhandha Manda

Chitpore Road in north Calcutta stretches only about five kilometres from Bagbazar to Lalbazar. But if one were to count the olden reference to it in Bipradas Piplai’s Manasa Bijay from 1495, it is ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.19

Rush scare on unsafe Chitpore bridge

A north Calcutta bridge that engineers want dismantled for the flawed design of one of its approaches is likely to be used by a large number of cars and other small vehicles keen on avoiding the Talla...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.04.20

Grocery shop in Chitpore makes burglars’ list

A grocery shop in Chitpore has been burgled and packets of detergent powder and cartons of biscuits on the front rack were stolen.Essentials have become valuables, courtesy the lockdown imposed to fig...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.11.19

Lalbazar orders crackdown

Lalbazar has had to tell its officers to implement the law.A day after a bus that did not have a fitness certificate crashed with schoolchildren having travelled recklessly for sometime on Monday, Lal...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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