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Fire Safety
Calcutta  /  Published 05.02.21

Fire station for New Town

The first fire station of New Town was inaugurated on Thursday. The station has come up nine years after its foundation stone was laid on a two-acre plot behind Axis Mall. Till date large swathes of...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

Calcutta  /  Published 13.01.21

Fire at slum in Baghbazar

A massive fire broke out at a slum in Calcutta’s Bagbazar area on Wednesday evening, said the police. At least twenty five fire tenders were pressed into service to bring down the fire that eng...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta

India  /  Published 18.12.20

Fire safety audit nudge from SC

  The Supreme Court on Friday directed all the states to carry out a fire safety audit of dedicated Covid-19 hospitals across the country to prevent fire incidents in medical institutions. The ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 30.08.20

Fire safety audit of all Covid hospitals

The public works department has decided to conduct fire safety audit of all Covid hospitals, quarantine centres and safe homes where patients have been put up.  The decision was taken after a fi...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.07.20

Property gutted in Bermo fire

A huge fire that broke out engulfed a three-storeyed building, Sahu Hardware, located in Jaridih market under Gandhinagar police station under Bermo subdivision around 2am on Tuesday.  Fortunate...
By Our Bureau in Bokaro

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Opinion  /  Published 31.12.18

Tunnel vision in India's public transportation network

Denying the existence of serious problems does not make them go away; it only aggravates them further. This lesson was learnt the hard way by Calcutta’s Metro Railway recently when one of its air-co...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.18

California fires show cost of climate change

Paradise has been lost in California, not to the biblical flood but to fire. The town of Paradise, home to around 27,000 people, lies charred after being singed by a devastating wildfire, reportedly t...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 08.10.18

Déjà vu: a city's symptom of grave illness

Déjà vu, when recurrent, is a symptom of grave illness. Nowhere is this more evident than in West Bengal. After a fire engulfed a private hospital in Calcutta killing about 90 people in 2011, anothe...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.18

Exit: fire safety in one more hospital

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By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 04.10.18

Fire case bias burns bright

Two fires within a span of 18 days have brought out a sharp contrast — arrest warrants have been issued against the owners and the chief executive of one building while no matching action has been i...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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