Fire Safety
Education  /  Published 15.10.18

A firebrand fights fires

Firefighting is about discipline. Our mantra is Tranaye seva mahe, meaning we are always ready to help people when they are in trouble,” says Calcutta-girl Taniya Sanyal, who was appointed the first...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.19

Hurdles in the way of firefighters

Twenty fire tenders took more than 12 hours to douse the flames at Gurudas Mansion at the Gariahat crossing.Firefighters as well as residents of the five-storey building blamed the long duration on a ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.04.19

A forest is more precious than any cathedral

Sir — Parisians have sworn that Notre-Dame shall rise again. But will it ever be the same? No matter how true to the original the new structure is, the cathedral as it was has ceased to exist. As sa...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.19

Pavement stalls compromise safety of Gariahat buildings

Hawkers, who draw power illegally and cook on footpaths, are a safety hazard for buildings in the Gariahat area.A number of residents of the five-storey Gurudas Mansion that caught fire early on Sunda...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

World  /  Published 29.03.19

Dhaka high-rise lacked proper fire exits

A high-rise commercial building in the Bangladeshi capital where a blaze this week killed at least 25 people lacked proper fire exits, government officials said, prompting a senior minister to describ...
By Reuters and PTI in Dhaka


Jharkhand  /  Published 18.12.18

Bonfires kill 4 in a week in Jharkhand

Bonfires have become a death trap in steel city and its neighbouring areas this winter.At least four persons have died of bonfire burns in the past week after night temperatures plummeted below 10°C ...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.19

Oscar could spark conversation about menstruation

Feel the heatSir — It was baffling to read about the massive fire that destroyed around 300 cars at the Aero India 2019 air show that was recently held in the Yelahanka air base in Bangalore (“300...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

Howrah godown fire: Fire services to question logistics firm

The fire services department will ask the logistics firm, which ran the godown gutted in a fire near Howrah bridge on Saturday, about steps they had taken to install fire-safety measures at the facili...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 25.05.19

Surat fire toll rises to 22

The toll from Friday’s blaze at a commercial complex in Surat’s Sarthana area has risen to 22 with two more students who suffered burns dying on Saturday, a senior police officer said.Police have ...
By PTI in Surat

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.18

What ails Calcutta Medical College? Ask website

Calcutta Medical College and Hospital claims the title of India’s premier institute for undergraduate medical studies but does not have a functioning website to tell the world why it deserves that h...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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