Fire Safety
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

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

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

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


West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.18

Exit: fire safety in one more hospital

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

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.18

Change eludes Calcutta Medical College a day after blaze

Portable fire extinguishers and hosepipes missing, a fire tender on standby was the only sign of fire safety at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital a day after a fire broke out at the College St...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.18

Calcutta Medical College: run by state, as vulnerable as Bagree

According to the official, the lack of sprinklers made the task of dousing the flames doubly difficult for the firefighting team. “We were at first unable to target the origin of the fire because sm...
By Subhajoy Roy and Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Bihar  /  Published 04.11.18

Festive alert for fire-fighters

The fire department on Sunday issued instructions to all fire stations to remain festival-ready.The department issued directives to all its fire stations in the state, including six in Patna — Lodip...
By Roshan Kumar in Patna


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