West Bengal  /  Published 24.07.19

Four-day closure of Sealdah flyover

 The Sealdah flyover is set to be closed for four days from the afternoon of August 15 to facilitate load-bearing tests on the structure, officials said.A formal notification on the closure is ye...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.04.20

Canning cannot

In the days before the lockdown, the wholesale market in Canning would come alive at 3am. The traders would buy fish and vegetables in bulk, and make a dash for the adjacent train station. In pre-coro...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 09.07.19

Proceedings against Sealdah assault cop

Departmental proceedings have been started against a constable accused of assaulting a youth who had protested police delay in rescuing a suspected pickpocket from being thrashed by a mob at Sealdah s...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.08.19

Trucks move, but too few in Calcutta outskirts

Trucks carrying vegetables and fish spent Monday night stationed outside the city but several of them were forced by police to drive to their destinations and unload early on Tuesday. Truck operators,...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.06.19

Harass arrest after call to 100 from bus in Calcutta

A bus was stopped on APC Road and a youth arrested on Sunday for clicking pictures of a passenger after the woman dialled 100 from the moving vehicle.The woman, a resident of Baksara in Howrah, was tr...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.20

Plan for Sealdah pathways

The East-West Metro authorities have requested police to close the two pedestrian pathways around Sealdah station for two years to facilitate the boring of a tunnel from Bowbazar to the station.The tu...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.03.19

Metro evacuation today

Buildings along SN Banerjee Road that fall in the path of the East-West Metro’s twin tunnels will be vacated from Tuesday, railway officials said on Monday.The final phase of the tunnel boring work ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Esplanade

People  /  Published 23.03.19

The world-class pianist the world never heard

That evening, 40 people sat in the dimly lit room on the second floor of Park Mansions, as Malavika spoke to academician Julie Mehta about another time, another music. It seems Monica, the only daught...
By Paromita Sen in

North East  /  Published 13.01.20

Plea to alter train routes

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday requested Union railway minister Piyush Goyal to change the route of the Agartala-Deoghar Express and the Agartala-Sealdah Kanchanjunga Express in the...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.19

Calcutta's East-West Metro faces tricky stretch

The journey of the twin East-West Metro tunnels from Esplanade to Sealdah will take them under or close to more than 300 buildings, several of which are several decades old and might need to be evacua...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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