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Gurudas Mansion Fire
West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Cabling mess poses firefighting hurdle

The hurdles faced by firefighters despatched to douse the flames that enveloped a Gariahat building early on Sunday included the aerial maze of cables that blight Calcutta’s skyline.Firefighters sai...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Dangers lurk in hawker haven

The hawker sprawl in Gariahat and the threats lurking within mirror the unbridled expansion of illegal footpath businesses across the city, posing a risk to every building in the vicinity and causing ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Hawkers back in Bagree zone

Bagree Market, the six-storey trading hub in Burrabazar that was ravaged by a fire three months ago, is still out of bounds for traders but the pavements along the road leading to it have again been t...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

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


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