Post Tagged with: "Kolkata"

Kite strings: Maa flyover may get 4 feet fence

Kite strings: Maa flyover may get 4 feet fence

KOLKATA: The traffic police have proposed to put up nets, view-cutters or wire fence up to a height of 4 ft above the guard rail on the southern flank of the to cut down on chances of injuries to bikers by the alloy-coated used to fly kites from nearby buildings. […]

Barbed wire on Howrah bridge to prevent suicides

Barbed wire on Howrah bridge to prevent suicides

KOLKATA: While Hemant Guhait, the youth who attempted suicide by jumping off (Rabindra Setu) on Friday evening, was admitted to Pavlov Institute by the Kolkata Police on Saturday, authorities have urged contractors to speed up work on installing barbed wire on top of the bridge?s fence, the height of which […]

Blaze destroys clothes showroom in Burrabazar

Blaze destroys clothes showroom in Burrabazar

KOLKATA: A fire at a garment in within a kilometre of Bagri Market triggered panic in the locality around 12.45am on Saturday. Witnesses said some labourers had lit a flame just outside the shop to keep themselves warm when the fire spread to Raghav Enterprise on 10 Armenian Street stacked […]

Puja organisers in a bind over IT dept?s notice

Puja organisers in a bind over IT dept?s notice

KOLKATA: Slapped with a notice from the Income department for disclosure of expenditure and tax deducted at sources towards different payments made, puja organizers are now in a fix as many of them do not even have necessary documents such as a PAN or a TAN. While a handful of […]

Former IB officer loses lakhs in bank fraud

Former IB officer loses lakhs in bank fraud

KOLKATA: A former Intelligence Bureau officer has been duped of lakhs after his ATM card reportedly got compromised at a nationalized bank kiosk. The victim, Anand Swaroop Gupta, has lodged a complaint with the bank and is in the process of taking help from the cyber cell of Kolkata Police. […]

Boost for supply of treated water this year

Boost for supply of treated water this year

KOLKATA: The civic body is set to take a big leap this year to meet the challenge of supplying filtered water across Kolkata. The KMC?s water supply department is banking on two major water augmentation projects ? one of which is almost complete and the other is expected to be […]

App-cab drivers may intensify stir

App-cab drivers may intensify stir

KOLKATA: App-cab drivers have decided to go on a warpath with the aggregators if their demands are not met in the tripartite meeting between transport department officials, representatives of Ola and and the app cab operators on January 10. Members of the Joint Forum of App Cab Operators on Saturday […]

Metro hotlines with Lalbazar, fire HQ soon

Metro hotlines with Lalbazar, fire HQ soon

KOLKATA: Railway now plans to have hotlines between its control room, the Kolkata Police headquarters at Lalbazar and the fire services department headquarters. The hotlines will save precious time during emergencies like the one that occurred on the evening of December 27, 2018, when the undercarriage of a Metro rake […]

Online hotel bookings to get tougher from Jan 16

Online hotel bookings to get tougher from Jan 16

KOLKATA: of hotels in Kolkata and other cities in eastern India and the north-east may prove to be a challenge from January 16 with the & Restaurant Association of Eastern India (HRAEI) severing ties with two of the largest travel portals that together constitute half the online booking pie. Differences […]

Ropeway services resume in Darjeeling

Ropeway services resume in Darjeeling

DARJEELING: The agonizing wait has finally come to an end with the ropeway services resuming in Darjeeling after nine months. On Saturday, staffers of the Conveyor and Ropeway Services Pvt Ltd (CRSPL), which operates the ropeway, conducted a maintenance and trial run to see if things were in order. Full-fledged […]