Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicKolkata

Topic: Kolkata

After Kolkata Metro work causes ‘cracks’, panel wants to raze 45 British-era homes in Bowbazar

Expert panel from Jadavpur University was hired by Kolkata Municipal Corporation in the wake of serious damage to old buildings amid work on the East-West Metro project.

Week after Metro work resumes in Kolkata’s Bowbazar, more cracks in houses & another evacuation

Work had abruptly stalled in May after cracks appeared in houses in Durga Pithuri Lane. Authorities say 142 people have been evacuated after underground work resumed last week.

‘Thought I would die’: Fear, panic in Kolkata’s Ekbalpore after 40 arrests over Hindu-Muslim clash

Clashes erupted Sunday after religious flag was allegedly taken down & vandalised by miscreants during Milad-Un-Nabi. Section 144 of CrPC imposed till Wednesday in parts of Ekbalpore.

ED car, Vatican City & Starry Night — the stuff Kolkata’s Durga pandals are made of this year

Last year, Bengal’s Durga Puja became 1st in Asia to get UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage tag. After 2 yrs of low-key celebrations due to Covid, revellers went all out this year.

Kolkata pandals have messages, Maa their messenger—sex worker to a mother awaiting justice

A loudspeaker from Kolkata’s Kankurgachi pandal narrates tales of horror of mothers who lost their children in post-poll violence last year.

Pet-friendly Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal set to redefine faith and family

'If Durga can be worshipped with Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik, Ganesh, why can’t a street dog be allowed to coexist peacefully with her children?' asks a puja club member.

India cannot rely on its metros alone. Tier 2/3 cities need to be economically viable too

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St Xavier’s alumnus starts petition supporting ‘sacked’ ex-prof, demands action against VC

Started by Gaurav Banjeree, the petition seeks 'disciplinary action' against VC Felix Raj and 'an unconditional apology' to the former professor from varsity authorities.

‘Forced to quit’ by Xavier’s Kolkata for bikini & gym photos on Instagram, says ex-assistant prof

30-yr-old claims photos shared as 'Instagram stories' accessible only to friends in August 2021, before she joined university. FIR lodged against 'unknown persons' this February.

Indigo flight skids off runway while taking off in Assam, all passengers safe

Jorhat: The passengers had a harrowing experience after a Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight with 98 passengers on board, skidded off the runway while taxiing for...

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.