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Dum Dum
West Bengal  /  Published 19.04.19

Fresh push to protect Dum Dum’s treasure trove

Dum Dum, a 150-year-old municipality that was once the headquarters of Bengal Artillery and home to the country’s oldest cantonment, needs a fresh initiative to protect much of its built heritage. P...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.04.19

Two AC rakes join Metro fleet after two-year wait

Two air-conditioned rakes built for Metro Railway by a Tamil Nadu factory have finally started their commercial run, almost two years after arriving in Calcutta.The rakes, which had reached Calcutta f...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.20

Beast that was not to be tamed

Cyclones usually lose steam after making landfall but even a depleted Amphan kept surging through land like a raging bull because of its high wind speed, which peaked at 185kmph during landfall.In add...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.19

Lens on Calcutta airport parking rule

Many fliers using Calcutta airport allege that they are facing inconvenience because of the parking rule implemented by the authorities that allows a vehicle to stop for only three minutes in front of...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.06.19

Woman dead in cave-in at abandoned Eastern Railway quarters

A 60-year-old woman died after the floor of her bedroom in an abandoned railway quarters on Jessore Road gave way while she was sleeping on Sunday evening. Asha Hazra, who lived in a two-room quarters...
By A staff reporter in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 11.04.19

Inline baggage scan off for now

Calcutta airport’s inline baggage scanning facility in the international section has not been functioning since Tuesday and fliers are being forced to stand in a queue like before for getting their ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Dum Dum

West Bengal  /  Published 07.03.19

A bite of freedom for women

Women are criss-crossing the city on bikes, delivering biryani to Black Forest cake from morning till evening. Food delivery apps have seen several women sign up as delivery agents over the past year ...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.02.19

Calcutta Metro to scrap static timetable

Metro Railway, which once ran like clockwork, is doing away with its static timetable and replacing that with a sensor-based information system designed to tell commuters the expected time of arrival ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.19

50-yr-old crushed under wheels

A 50-year-old man was crushed under the wheels of a bus outside Belgachhia Metro station while trying to cross Jessore Road from in front of another bus on Thursday. Police said it was possible that B...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.19

27km open-door run conscious call: Calcutta Metro

An AC Metro train with passengers on board ran its full stretch from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash (New Garia) with one of its doors wide open on Wednesday morning. Metro’s insurance against any possible ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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