Calcutta  /  Published 05.12.20

Drones to fight New Town fire menace

By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

Calcutta  /  Published 03.12.20

New Town residents face fire menace

Grass and waste are being set on fire regularly on empty plots in New Town, forcing residents to stay indoors and keep their doors and windows shut as dense smoke engulfs entire blocks. On Wednesday,...
By Snehal Sengupta, Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.10.20

Bokaro declared smoke-free

Bokaro was on Thursday declared the second smoke-free district in Jharkhand after Ranchi.  Bokaro achieved the smoke-free tag following a survey by the government in compliance with various sect...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

West Bengal  /  Published 01.10.18

Smoke stalls Metro in tunnel

A two-decade-old Metro train spewed smoke from its undercarriage and stalled while pulling out of Mahatma Gandhi Road station on Monday evening, disrupting the transport lifeline’s peak-hour schedul...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.12.18

Finger at oil leak for aircraft smoke

The cause of the cockpit and cabin smoke that forced an IndiGo flight to make an emergency landing on Monday night has been identified as a bearing-oil leak from the engine that seeped into the aircra...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 11.12.18

IndiGo emergency landing after smoke alarm

A Jaipur-Calcutta IndiGo flight with 136 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Calcutta after smoke engulfed the plane mid-air, prompting the government to order a probe, an official said o...
By PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.19

Sparks and smoke in tunnel halts Metro

Metro services were disrupted for two hours on Monday afternoon after sparks were spotted in the tunnel near Rabindra Sadan station.A damaged cable is suspected to have caused the sparks, said officia...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.10.19

Metro snag bares poor response

The Metro authorities took as long as 90 minutes to detect the snag that crippled Metro services on Monday afternoon, prompting questions on the utility’s efficiency in handling an emergency.It took...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 30.06.19

Centre cautions states on ‘smoke-free’ tie-up

India’s health ministry has advised all the state governments against partnering with the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) because of its links to tobacco giant Philip Morris International I...
By Reuters in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 26.04.19

Safety measures: fire alarms & nothing else

The owners of Mookherjee Estates Private Limited, a Kidderpore-based real estate company, had bought the four-storey building, where fire broke out on Friday, in 1941 and has been maintaining it since...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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