Calcutta University

  • Kolkata fire tragedy: Death toll rises to 20 March 1, 2013

    Kolkata: The death toll in Wednesday's fire tragedy in Kolkata has risen to 20. One of the injured admitted at the NRS medical college died on Friday morning. The fire had broken out at the Surya Sen market. Authorities say the market was illegally constructed and had no fire safety...
  • Kolkata: Screams of fire victims woke up locals in market area February 27, 2013

    Kolkata: Screams of people on fire broke the silence of the night in the congested Surya Sen Market complex in the city where a fire left labourers and shopkeepers dead. Locals said they were alerted to the fire by shouts of the victims sleeping inside the complex. "At around 3.45...
  • Live: 19 killed in Kolkata fire, Cong seeks probe February 27, 2013

    Kolkata: 13:57 pm: Union Minister Deepadas Munshi demands probe in the incident. "There should be a judicial inquiry into the the fire incident," says Munshi. 13:54 pm: Mamata Banerjee personally monitoring the process of autopsy at the hospital. 13:49 pm: Death toll rises to 19 in the Kolkata market fire. Autopsy has...
  • Kolkata fire: Over 13 dead; Trinamool blames Left February 27, 2013

    Kolkata: Over 13 people have reportedly died after a massive fire broke out at a market near the Calcutta University campus in the wee hours of Wednesday. Rescue workers are evacuating people trapped in the blaze that broke out at 3:50 am in Surya Sen market in Sealdah. The cause of...
  • Seven feared dead in fire near Calcutta University February 27, 2013

    Kolkata: Seven people are feared died in a massive fire that broke out near the Calcutta University campus in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Rescue workers are evacuating people trapped in the blaze that broke out at 3:50 am. The fire broke out in Surya Sen market in Sealdah...
  • PM on one-day trip to Kolkata, set to meet Mamata June 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is on a one-day trip to Kolkata, where he will be attending two events - one at the Bose Institute, and the other at Calcutta University, where he's set to share the dais with West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee. This...
  • Benegal: Film studies should be taught in school March 23, 2012

    Kolkata: Renowned filmmaker Shyam Benegal on Thursday said study of film language should be included in the school curriculum either at the primary or secondary level to raise the quality of cinema. "Film is an excellent medium to explore realities. Its mass reach makes it as an effective tool of dissemination...