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Fire Safety
West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.18

Evacuation woes at Calcutta Medical College

Bedridden patients were forced to climb down stairs and some had to bank on relatives to carry them out to safety when a fire broke out at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday.Many alleg...
By Subhankar Chowdhury and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.10.18

In steel town, metal-rib pandals beat bamboo

It’s simple, safe, strong and fire-proof. Coir rope-fastened bamboo pandals are passe. Welcome to the era of canopies, a new variety of pandals made of steel and iron rods and tarpaulins commonly se...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

North East  /  Published 20.06.19

Bid to revamp fire service

Additional chief secretary, home and political, Kumar Sanjay Krishna, inaugurated the new fire and emergency services building at Katlicherra in Hailakandi district on Thursday, as a part of the gover...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi

West Bengal  /  Published 05.01.19

Calcutta Metro fire probe stresses third eye

Metro coaches should have CCTV cameras and a communication system through which officials at the control room can speak to passengers, the commissioner of railway safety has said.The commissioner (eas...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

World  /  Published 29.03.19

Criminal charges to be filed for Dhaka fire that killed 25

A Bangladeshi housing official said Friday criminal charges would be filed against the owner of a building where a fire killed 25 people and which had four upper floors constructed illegally.Minister ...
By AP in Dhaka

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Opinion  /  Published 21.02.19

Instagram's unexpected boost for poetry books

Sir — The sale of poetry books has witnessed a surge of 66 per cent in the last five years — all because of Instagram! The social networking site is reported to be paving the way for poetry whose ...
By The Telegraph

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.03.20

Fire alarm in Jamshedpur audit

Most commercial hubs in the city lack fire safety measures and lanes leading up to them do not have proper accessibility for fire tenders to reach quickly and douse flames, an audit has found.Rabindra...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.05.19

Wanted: nets, drone cams for high-rises

The government-run fire station office at Golmuri is mulling contemporary firefighting measures in the wake of Friday’s Surat blaze at a four-storey building with a coaching centre that left at leas...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 22.01.19

A failure of the principles of urban living

It was pure luck that no one died in the midnight fire at Gurudas Mansion, except, pathetically, caged birds. As is now the established pattern in the fires of Calcutta, a combination of destructive c...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 30.04.19

BJP looks past human trafficking sentence

Sir — It was amusing to learn that after Hans Raj Hans and Sunny Deol, the popular singer, Daler Mehndi, has also joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. While it is evident that the BJP is trying to bol...
By The Telegraph


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