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News  /  Published 04.06.22

Family of rower who died files FIR

The family of one of the two teenaged rowers who drowned at Rabindra Sarobar on May 21 has lodged a police complaint alleging negligence on the part of the rowing club and the school for whose team th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.06.22

Four days after KK debacle, changes for fest at Nazrul Mancha

The Telegraph sat through the programme of the Calcutta Institute of Engineering and Management, Tollygunge, to list the changes on Friday. Gate: Guests entering Nazrul Mancha had to undergo three la...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Rabindra Sarobar

News  /  Published 04.06.22

Kolkata police set norms for fests: organisers to ensure crowd control, limit entry passes

Kolkata police on Friday published a footage of the event. “From the video, shot by a drone, it doesn’t appear that there was overcrowding,” Goyal said. “There was no stampede...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 03.06.22

KMDA wakes up to Nazrul Mancha loopholes after KK incident

There were allegations that Nazrul Mancha was packed much beyond capacity during singer KK’s programme on Tuesday evening. The singer slumped and died soon after the concert. “Experience ...
By Subhajoy Roy, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.06.22

Questions swirl around Nazrul Mancha

Lack of preparedness: The organisers of any event at Nazrul Mancha have to take permission from the police and the KMDA. But neither agency is involved in deciding how many people will enter. Joint c...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri, Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


News  /  Published 02.06.22

KK death: Up-close at last performance

Sudipta Mitra, who, with his wife, was anchoring the show at Nazrul Mancha on Tuesday My wife Shilpi and I were anchoring the show. Our daughter, who was in the first row, was feeling breathless beca...
By My Kolkata Web Desk in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.05.22

Rabindra Sarobar curbs threaten to derail selection trial of West Bengal rowing team

The suspension of rowing in the Rabindra Sarobar in south Kolkata has cast a cloud of uncertainty on West Bengal’s participation in an upcoming national tournament in Kashmir. The Sub-Junior Na...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.05.22

Brakes on rowing at Rabindra Sarobar, wait for standard operating procedure

Rowing in the Rabindra Sarobar in south Kolkata, where two teenage rowers drowned during a storm last Saturday, will be suspended till police draw up a standard operating procedure in consultation wit...
By Debraj Mitra, Subhajoy Roy and Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 27.05.22

Green tribunal forms panel on Tolly’s Nullah

The eastern zonal bench of the National Green Tribunal has constituted a committee to probe the allegation by environmentalist Subhas Datta on rejuvenation of Tolly’s Nullah. Specific orders we...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 26.05.22

Temporary bar on Rabindra Sarobar rowing only for novices, says mayor Firhad Hakim

A meeting between the police, representatives of the clubs and officials of the KMDA, custodian of the lake, that was scheduled for Thursday has been deferred, sources in the state administration said...
By Kinsuk Basu, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


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