Fire Safety
Jharkhand  /  Published 05.10.18

Fireproof pandal-hopping in Jharkhand

From this year, Durga Puja committees will have to submit a written undertaking to the administration before Sashthi that their pandals are fireproof.Dhalbhum SDO Chandan Kumar on Thursday issued a di...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.18

Calcutta Medical College fire: driveway becomes hospital bed

A man who carried his grandfather out of the building in his arms said he didn’t see any trolley or wheelchair. The cleaners at the hospital and the security personnel helped.Critical patients were ...
By Subhajoy Roy and Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.09.18

Fire-safety red flags at Indian Museum

 The devastating fire at the 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro that gutted almost 90 per cent of its 20 million artefacts sparks concern about the vulnerability of Indian Museum, a s...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.19

Revenue in focus, safety off focus

By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.08.19

Fire triggers panic at Cooch Behar hospital

A fire broke at the maternity unit of the Cooch Behar Government Medical College and Hospital on Thursday, forcing patients and relatives to scurry with newborns for safety.There were 111 newborns in...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar


West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.18

British design to the rescue at fire-hit hospital

Large windows, high ceilings, doors opposite windows and wide corridors — all features of British architecture — acted as saviours during the fire at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital on W...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.18

Bengal government hospitals fail fire certificate check

 None of the state-run hospitals in the city has a valid fire safety certificate, health department officials said on Thursday to rip off what remains of the farce of safety seared by the blaze a...
By Sanjay Mandal and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.02.19

Calcutta's New Town a tinderbox

In New Town, the stretch behind Nazrul Tirtha that leads to the Rail Vihar Complex in AF Block has more than 150 stalls encroaching on pavements. It is the same behind the New Town bus stop and in fro...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 27.01.19

Can machines replace humans in the kitchen?

Sir — A recently published report says that jobs that are most susceptible to automation include those of cooks, waiters and truck drivers. Yet in each of these jobs, human acumen is key. Take, for ...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.19

Fire-safety measures fall victim to dispute

A long-standing dispute between the owners and tenants had turned the five-storey building at the Gariahat crossing, where a fire broke out early on Sunday, into a tinderbox.The two owners of the buil...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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