Places  /  Published 25.11.21

New Town: Why the Kolkata township is perfect to pedal through

Given the highway-esque roads of New Town, a drive through the area usually involves zooming towards your destination without taking in much of your surroundings. However, even a 20-minute cycle-ride ...
By Vedant Karia

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.08.21

Cyclist Lakhan Hansda is a cop!

Lakhan Hansda, the lone international cyclist of Jharkhand, heaved a sigh of relief after bagging a job on Tuesday. Chief minister Hemant Soren handed over appointment letters to a dozen sportsperson...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.07.21

Avtar Singh is state para sports chief

Avtar Singh, a former international cyclist and veteran coach of intellectually impaired, has been elected as secretary of Jharkhand Para Sports Association (JPSA). Seventy-one-year-old Singh was ele...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.04.21

Jobless steel city cyclist rues cruel joke

Jharkhand’s lone international cyclist Lakhan Hansda does not seem to have much hope when it comes to the prospects of getting a government job. He was among the 39 sportspersons who were calle...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshdepur

Calcutta  /  Published 30.03.21

Cyclist killed in road accident

A man riding a bicycle died and another man riding a motorbike was injured in separate accidents on Sunday. Around 10.45pm, a lorry hit cyclist Monojit Bhar, 57, of Bagmari Lane in Kankurgachi, at th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 13.02.21

Tell the world: Farmers' protest on Trevor Noah show

Sir — It is a relief that the popular television chat show host, Trevor Noah, dedicated a lengthy segment on his show to the farmers’ protests in India. Noah’s show garners high view...
By The Telegraph

Calcutta  /  Published 11.02.21

Cyclists set up pre-poll test

A section of Calcuttans has demanded that political parties include in their manifestos steps ahead of the Assembly polls they would take to tackle air pollution and create infrastructure so that cycl...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.12.20

Car in lethal crash was moving at ‘80kmph’

The Volkswagen Polo which killed a cyclist and injured a pedestrian on Prince Anwar Shah Road on Sunday was moving at approximately 80km an hour before the man at the wheel braked to avoid hitting a g...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.12.20

Stick hovers over cyclists

Officers said cycling was not allowed on 62 thoroughfares in the city. In June 2020, following a nod from the state cabinet, the city police had issued a notification allowing cycling on small and med...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.10.20

Help for struggling former international cyclist

Two ex-Loyolians have extended financial assistance to Swaran Singh, a former cyclist who represented India at the 1970 Asian Games. Siblings Jaswinder Singh and Baldev, who live in Canada, were kind...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur


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