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News  /  Published 26.09.22

Silent march to press for rowing nod in Rabindra Sarobar

More than 150 people joined a silent march around the Rabindra Sarobar premises on Sunday, demand-ing the resumption of rowing in the lake.On May 21, two teenage rowers had drowned in the lake af...
By Debraj Mitra

News  /  Published 07.09.22

Prod to panel on Rabindra Sarobar petrol rescue boat

An ‘expert committee’ on Rabindra Sarobar will be urged to meet soon to decide whether petrol-powered rescue boats can be allowed in the lake, an official of the KMDA, the custodian o...
By Debraj Mitra, Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.08.22

Months of no practice forces rowers to call for Rabindra Sarobar ban lift

Rowers in Kolkata have not had the Rabindra Sarobar to practise for more than two-and-a-half months now. Two teenage rowers who were practising for a school regatta drowned in the Sarobar during a sq...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 22.06.22

Letters to the editor

Beyond age Sir —The American actor, Bill Pullman, who is known for starring in the cult classic, While You Were Sleeping, recently noted that the term, “late bloomer”, can be quite ...
By The Telegraph

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

Lalbazar suggests SOP to Lake clubs: Specialised training & capsize drill for learners

Mayor Firhad Hakim, who is also chairperson of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), the custodian of Rabindra Sarobar, had said earlier that the organisation would approach the Natio...
By Subhajoy Roy, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Lalbazar

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 26.05.22

Fear over Rabindra Sarobar tragedy holds back budding rowers, families

The death of two students while rowing has cast a shadow on a popular summer time sport among school children, who are keen to wield the oars again but are held back by their fears or concerns of thei...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 25.05.22

South Point High School remembers rowers who drowned

The captains of the boys’ and girls’ rowing teams of the school spoke at the event. Md Sheezan Shakil, captain of the boys’ team, said Pushan and Souryadeep were an “integral ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 25.05.22

Rabindra Sarobar rowing clubs talk of life savers

Club officials were tight-lipped on what happened at the meeting, convened by the Bengal Rowing Association and held at the Calcutta Rowing Club. The final set of SOP will be decided at a meeting on ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


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