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Gayatri devi Nagnolia (66) and Shiv Kumar Nagnolia (72) check out the crash site from their window . Express photo by Partha Paul. Kolkata.06.04.16

Somewhere in North Kolkata

A flyover crash brings Burrabazar into focus — once a hub of affluent Marwaris, it is now a place for those who have nowhere to go.

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West Bengal polls: Voting begins in 62 seats, 418 candidates in the fray

Voting began at 7 am in 16,461 polling stations and will go on till 6 pm.

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Kolkata flyover collapse: A record of delays, missed deadlines

IVRCL’s area of expertise is laying pipelines and constructing irrigation canals, though it has executed highway projects and built bridges too.

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Kolkata flyover collapse: How red flags raised over contractor, project were ignored

In the nine years since the Vivekananda flyover project was cleared, many red flags were raised over both the contractor and the project.

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TMC, BJP engage in war of words over Kolkata flyover collapse

“If the previous Left Front government had indulged in corruption, then why didn’t the TMC government stop it after coming to power? It seems a competition on corruption was on between the two,” Naqvi told reporters

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‘Mamata taking credit for UPA schemes: CPM’s Amiya Patra

The TMC candidate, meanwhile, sought to refute allegations that he had to do anything with the attacks on workers of the opposition party.

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Kolkata flyover collapse: Five officials detained, forensic team collects sample from accident site

Three more bodies were recovered from under the debris of the flyover that collapsed on to vehicles and street vendors here, taking the toll to 24 even as five officials of the firm that was building the structure have been detained.

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Kolkata: Two Jamatul Mujahidin Bangladesh members arrested

Enamul Mollah and Habibul Haque were arrested by the NIA during a joint raid with the STF from a house in Metiabruz area of Kolkata.

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Branded ‘witch’ by locals, Malda women land in hospital after attack; cops yet to arrest

Mob in one case told police they would have ‘burnt her alive’ as they believed it’s the only way to end witchcraft.

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BJP looking at alliance with regional parties in assembly elections: Ghosh

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh Tuesday said the party would contest all the 294 seats in the upcoming assembly elections, schedule of which is likely to be announced in the first week of March. Ghosh also said that talks regarding the formation of an alliance with regional parties at some places were on, though he […]

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After clash and one more death, GCPA lifts 4-day rail blockade

All trains from the region, except the Dibrugarh-Guwahati-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, were cancelled Tuesday.

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Ex-IG S M Mushrif, calls for banning RSS, questions IB

At a function where his book, ‘Country’s Largest Terror Organisation – RSS’, was released, Mushrif also questioned the integrity of the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

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A day in the life of Parveen Khatoon, 12, singer-beggar on Kolkata’s local trains

Every day, Parveen boards trains running between Dum Dum and Sealdah and sings — Kumar Sanu melodies, plus patriotic and devotional numbers. Her mother fears for her safety, but Parveen insists, “I am strong”

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Security beefed up in and around Kolkata for Republic Day

Around 93 extra police pickets would be there at several junctures of the city besides 13 Quick Response Teams (QRTs) of nearly 10,000 police personnel.

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Two businessmen and a dream mission- to save Kolkata’s colonial charm

Iftekhar Ahsan, Chris Chen have undertaken a project to convert a century-old building into commercial complex