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Snag, bomb scare stall Metro

Kolkata: Snag in a Metro train led to passengers getting stranded inside the train for about five minutes at Park Street Metro station today. As soon as the Dum Dum-bound air-conditioned train rolled into Park Street station around 2.15 pm, the power supply to the train got snapped. As a...
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Fire at Falta factory

Diamond Harbour: A fire this afternoon in the Falta in South 24-Parganas ravaged through a factory that deals in waterproofing material for buildings and roads. The fire broke out around 4 pm when workers were busy in their routine tasks at the factory located at Falta’s Banganagar village. Initially, two...
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Special Metro for IPL

Kolkata: Metro Railway will run special train services for the convenience of the spectators of Sunrisers Hyderabad versus Kolkata Knight Riders IPL T-20 match scheduled at the Eden Gardens on 25 May. One pair of extra trains (1Up + 1Dn) will depart at 11 pm that day from Esplanade station...
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Fire at Mullick Bazar

Kolkata: A fire broke out in a commercial building at Lohapatti area of Mullick Bazar in central Kolkata today noon. The fire started from the fourth floor of the building and soon spread to another building standing shoulder to shoulder. Six fire-tenders rushed to the spot and together with the...
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Metro trains for IPL match

Kolkata: Metro Railway will run special train services for the convenience of the spectators of the IPL T-20 match scheduled at the Eden Gardens on 23 May. One pair of extra trains (1Up + 1Dn) will depart at 11 pm that day from Esplanade station to Dum Dum and Kavi...
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Metro gate to be closed

Kolkata: The Exide gate at Rabindra Sadan Metro station will remain closed for 10 days from 25 May – 3 June. This is due to the half yearly overhauling of the escalators that run from mezzanine to surface and surface to mezzanine floor.
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Rly Security Help Line

Kolkata: Indian Railways have introduced a pan-India Security Help Line No 182 for passengers to seek assistance in case of emergency during train travel. The help line no is functional for Metro Railway in Kolkata as well.
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Fire at LIC Kolkata zonal office

Kolkata: A fire broke out tonight in the eastern zone headquarters of the Life Insurance Corporation of India at Hindustan Building on Chittaranjan Avenue in Kolkata. The fire started around 8.30 pm on the 10th floor of the building that also houses the office of a Bengali magazine group, a...
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ER’s drive on level crossing safety

Eastern Railway will undertake a special drive for 30 days from 15 May targeting safety at manned/unmanned level crossings all over its jurisdiction. During the period, smooth functioning of level crossing gates, availability of gate-man with adequate knowledge of gate working rules, speed breakers, whistle boards, smooth approach roads...
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Squall warning for Bengal

The Alipore Weather Observation Centre in Kolkata has issued a warning for thunder-squall in Gangetic West Bengal on Friday. The squall is expected to blow at a wind speed of 50-60 kmph. It will mostly affect South 24-Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, East Midnapore, Nadia, Malda, Bankura, and Murshidabad.

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