West Bengal  /  Published 22.06.19

Bulldoze plan for unsafe buildings in Calcutta

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation will pull down dilapidated buildings that are likely to crumble and build temporary structures in their place to accommodate occupants.The corporation will soon star...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.02.19

Calcutta Municipal Corporation central team for demolition

A demolition team will be stationed at the Calcutta Municipal Corporation headquarters and will set out to raze an illegal structure soon after an order is issued, the move aiming to cut down the resp...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.01.20

Traffic plan ahead of Tallah bridge demolition

The Lockgate flyover will be open only to vehicles headed for BT Road from Girish Avenue, according to the city police’s new traffic diversion plan ahead of the Tallah bridge shutdown from January 3...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.06.20

Suggestion to raze Kalighat bridge

The Kalighat bridge that connects Alipore and Kalighat over the Tolly’s Nullah has to be demolished, a government-appointed committee running a health check on bridges and flyovers has recommended.T...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.12.19

Jaw crusher to pull down Tallah bridge

A machine called jaw crusher will be used to tear down the 57-year-old Tallah bridge to minimise the amount of dust released in the air and the vibration caused by demolition, PWD engineers said.The g...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.19

Jail for inaction on old houses in Calcutta

Refusal to vacate a crumbling building or sitting on a notice from the civic body to repair dilapidated portions could land the owners and occupiers of the structure behind bars if a proposal of the C...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.02.20

Tallah shut: bitumen scrape on Day 1

The dismantling of the Tallah bridge began hours after it was closed to traffic on Friday midnight.Drilling machines started digging up the bitumen layer of the road from the bridge’s Shyambazar-end...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.03.20

Jesus statue and 14 crosses demolished

Civic authorities of a small town near Bangalore city on Monday flattened a statue of Jesus Christ and 14 crosses at a Catholic centre, acting on complaints from some Right-wing activists that priests...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 13.08.19

Dalit fury over guru’s temple demolition

Dalit groups on Tuesday called a strike in Punjab to protest against the demolition of a Guru Ravidass temple in Delhi’s Tughlaqabad area, triggering stray violence and affecting normal life in part...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.08.19

The ‘ordinariness’ of upper-caste cruelty

Lowering the dead from a bridge to a cremation ground marks a helpless submission to indignity. For the Dalits of Narayanapuram Adi Dravidar Colony in Tamil Nadu, this has been the only way they can c...
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