India  /  Published 24.03.20

Welfare out of reach of workers

The central government on Tuesday asked states and Union Territories to distribute the Rs 52,000 crore collected as cess among 3.5 crore construction workers but trade unions said nearly six crore gen...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 20.08.19

Building materials add to air pollution in Calcutta

Construction materials and wastes lying stacked on a road or completely blocking a footpath is all too common across the city and this has left environmentalists worried as they are a key source of ai...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.19

Rs 2 lakh fine slapped for hot mix plant pollution

West Bengal Pollution Control Board (PCB) has imposed ‘environment compensation’ to the tune of Rs 2,10,000 on A. Bhai Construction, the company that used hot mix plant in the open to repair road...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 09.04.20

Construction work to begin

Dibrugarh deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha on Thursday decided to utilise the working season to complete the ongoing construction of various roads, drains, bridges and dykes of the district.Accord...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

West Bengal  /  Published 11.05.19

Edged out: Jodhpur Park footpaths

Pavements along Jodhpur Park are being reduced to half as the civic body is widening the road.Immediate impact: series of trees that dot the pavements in one of the leafiest neighbourhoods in Calcutta...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.02.20

Bista plea for new Teesta bridge

Darjeeling MP Raju Bista has urged Union minister of surface transport and highways Nitin Gadkari to take an initiative for the construction of an alternative bridge over the Teesta river near Sevoke....
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

World  /  Published 28.04.19

Crane falls on busy Seattle street, killing 4

A construction crane fell from a building on Google's new Seattle campus during a storm that brought strong wind gusts, crashing down onto one of the city's busiest streets and killing four people.One...
By AP in Seattle

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.18

India's abject failure on manual scavenging

The death of five sanitation workers in Delhi is a grim reminder of the hostile conditions that confront manual scavenging in India. Manual scavenging has been prohibited by law. Yet, it remains unche...
By Partha Pratim Mitra in

West Bengal  /  Published 16.11.18

Malda kids skip classes to demand bridge

Residents of villages under Sadlichak panchayat of Harichandrapur in Malda district have stopped sending their children to schools in the past few days. The unique protest has been launched because th...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.19

Labourer arrested over triple murder

Utpal Behra, a 20-year-old construction labourer, was on Tuesday arrested over the October 8 triple murder in Murshidabad’s Jiaganj, ruling out political and communal dimensions to the crime that th...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore


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