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  • Overwhelming Failure

    Overwhelming Failure

    At the core of the tragedy is the practice of hawkers drawing electricity ~ an illegality in itself ~ and cooking on the pavement for the ubiquitous fast-food outlets and also, of course, for themselves.

    January 23, 2019
  • Two months after fire, is all well in Bagree market?

    Two months after fire, is all well in Bagree market?

    According to reports, there are more than 800 shops in the market, of different sizes and business capabilities, and each of them has different insurance needs. The insurance claims of only a few shops have been met so far.

    November 28, 2018
  • Bagree market: Forensic team collects samples at fire site

    Bagree market: Forensic team collects samples at fire site

    “The fire took a worse turn because the chemical components of deodorants are such that it floats on water,” the expert said.

    September 21, 2018
  • Partha critical of Bagree traders

    Partha critical of Bagree traders

    State parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee on Thursday criticised the traders of the Bagree market over the devastating fire there and said an inquiry will be held as to why fire incidents occur only during the weekends. “The issue that fire incidents are occurring particularly on Saturdays and Sundays was discussed at the GoM meeting …

    September 21, 2018
  • Trade to Ashes

    Trade to Ashes

    The transition from Sutanati to shopping malls has been devastating. As Sunday unfolded, the dawn-to-dusk fire in Kolkata’s Bagree Market ended a crucial chapter in the evolution of the city’s economic history. The nerve-centre of wholesale trade has been reduced to ashes, and this is the core issue that ought to take precedence over consumer …

    September 19, 2018
  • Kolkata: 2 days on, Bagree Market fire finally brought under control

    Kolkata: 2 days on, Bagree Market fire finally brought under control

    Shopkeepers and a few residents of adjacent buildings have been evacuated after a few cracks were seen on the walls of the Bagree Market building

    September 18, 2018
  • Massive fire at Kolkata’s Bagree market, no casualty reported

    Massive fire at Kolkata’s Bagree market, no casualty reported

    Thirty fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the fire. Mayor Sovan Chatterjee visited the area early in the morning to oversee the firefighting efforts.

    September 16, 2018