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Rabindra Sarobar Tragedy
News  /  Published 21.06.22

South Point teacher ‘owns up responsibility’ for students’ death in letter to parents

A senior staff member of South Point High School has written to the parents of one of the two students who drowned while rowing in the Rabindra Sarobar in south Kolkata last month taking moral respons...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 13.06.22

Rabindra Sarobar weeds a threat, say rowers

Rowers who attended a safety drill at Calcutta Rowing Club on Sunday identified weeds in the waters of Rabindra Sarobar as a threat as oars often get entangled in them, a dangerous situation that can ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


News  /  Published 11.06.22

Rabindra Sarobar rowers to be taught survival tactics during boat capsize

Rowers of Calcutta Rowing Club will be trained on Sunday in survival tactics during boat capsize, an official of the club said. The training session will be held in accordance with a standard operati...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 09.06.22

Police release standard operating procedure for Rabindra Sarobar rowing clubs

The city police on Wednesday issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) that rowing clubs in the Rabindra Sarobar complex will have to comply with to resume the aquatic sport. The police had earlier...
By Subhajoy Roy

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News  /  Published 07.06.22

Rabindra Sarobar off-limits to rowers, Odisha emerges as likely venue for tourney trials

“We have received the consent of the guardians but we will take the rowers to Jagatpur only after receiving a written clearance from the Kolkata chapter of the Sports Authority of India about th...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

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 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

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.22

The charm of 'BookTok'

Brief charm Sir — Like everything else in our lives, the pandemic also changed the way we read. Be it physical books or ebooks, people found comfort in the written word during periods of force...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.22

Too late: Death of rowers in Sarobar

The dawn of wisdom after an avoidable mishap is a double tragedy. Recently, two rowers — they were school students — drowned in the Rabindra Sarobar after their boat capsized during a Nor&...
By The Editorial Board


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