Thunder Squall
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

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

News  /  Published 23.05.22

Saturday rowing tragedy will haunt me for life, says Rabindra Sarobar coxswain

Subha Das, 20, was the coxswain, or simply cox, on the boat with four schoolboy rowers that capsized in the Rabindra Sarobar during Saturday’s Nor’wester, killing two of the teens. A cox ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 23.05.22

Rabindra Sarobar clubs respond to allegations over students’ deaths on Saturday

A day after two 14-year-old rowers from South Point High School drowned in Rabindra Sarobar, allegations of not heeding to alerts of a squall and not having a rescue boat ready surfaced. The bodies o...
By Subhajoy Roy, Debraj Mitra, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 23.05.22

Clubs to resume rowing at Rabindra Sarobar, seek permission for speedboats

The deaths of two teenagers was an accident and rowing will resume soon at the Rabindra Sarobar, said officials of the rowing clubs around the lake. But before that, members of all three clubs &mdash...
By Debraj Mitra, Monalisa Chaudhuri, Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 23.05.22

Kolkata loses more than 50 trees to Saturday’s Nor’wester

“Uprooted trees as well as those that lost significant portions to the storm total 50, at least,” said a KMC official. Hundreds of trees fell in the city during Cyclone Amphan in May 2020...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 23.04.22

Kolkata misses storm ‘by a whisker’, set to get hotter over weekend

The Met had forecast thunderstorms and rain in the city between Wednesday and Saturday.  The forecast blew away faster than the seasonal squall the city has been yearning for. All Kolkatans got ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.04.22

Met explains unusual dry spell in Kolkata, south of Bengal

A prolonged dry spell, billed “unusual” by a Met official and one that has gripped much of the Indian mainland, has not spared Kolkata. Into the second week of April, the city is still wa...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


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