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Why this Durga Puja in Kolkata is different

The Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, an NGO in the heart of Kolkata’s red light district, has decided to celebrate Durga Puja, reports Indrani Roy/ Image: A woman offers prayers......

'There's no word like Chennai in Tamil'

The Chennai Central train station. Photo: Courtesy, Arian Zwegers/ ‘Madras is a Tamil word while Chennai is Telugu. Without the English, there would have been no Madras.......

'There's no word like Chennai in Tamil'

The Chennai Central train station. Photo: Courtesy, Arian Zwegers/ ‘Madras is a Tamil word while Chennai is Telugu. Without the English, there would have been no Madras.......

60 years on: Unforgiving legacy of the Panchsheel Agreement

It is a dark legacy bequeathed by Nehru to India. In its DNA lies the subconscious fount of India's schizophrenic geopolitics that forsook in one sweep all its historically-entrenched strategic......

Manik Sarkar: The anomaly in Indian politics

Tripura's popular chief minister shows up the failures of the elitist central leadership of India's Left, says Devesh Kapur In the increasingly high-decibel debates on the quality of leadership on......

Re-engineering the 'dying city'

Ever since "Calcutta port" was established in 1870 it has, like all river ports, been gradually making its way to the sea. Thus Satgaon yielded to nearby Hugli (Portuguese), Chinsura (Dutch) and......

What ails Bengal's economy

Migration-causing vacuum in entrepreneurship continues to gnaw at the vitals of the state’s economy Industrial reverses that West Bengal suffered in the 1960s due to a lethal combination of......

Modiji, not just Teesta, talk of transit, transhipment, please!

Although India is projecting Modi’s forthcoming visit as an effort to focus on trade and mutual cooperation, issue of transit corridor is likely to top his agenda. After reaping huge social,......

Why West Bengal is lagging behind other states

For the Bengal government, there is no alternative to revising user charges and also creating a strong industrial base, rues Ashok Lahiri In March 2014, before the Lok Sabha elections, Professors......

Govt woman staff can take 2-year leave for child care: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that woman employees of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. A......

Satyajit Ray's Feluda turns 50

While Calcutta has transitioned to Kolkata, Satyajit Ray's detective, Feluda, has remained unchanged in the Bengali consciousness Here’s a mystery for Prodosh C Mitter to solve. How can a......

East Bengal maintain winning run

Title contenders East Bengal beat Calcutta Port Trust 2-0 in the IFA Premier Division football league in Kolkata on Monday.The red and yellow brigade won the match quite easily, scoring a goal each......

Milestones to Test match #2000

As India and England prepare to square off in the first Test of the four-match series at Lord's, Rajneesh Gupta presents the many landmarks on the road to the 2000th match of cricket's longest......

Figure out the Previous World Cups

The tenth edition of the ICC World Cup kicks-off on February 19 with former champions India taking on Bangladesh in Dhaka.The tournament, jointly staged by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, will see......

Records aplenty for India in Napier

Gautam Gambhir batted for almost 11 hours and VVS Laxmanstrokedhis 14th Test century to ensure India secured a draw in the second Test against New Zealand in Napier on Monday.India, forced to......

Bradman in India

ThoughBradman only played Test cricket abroad in England during his 20-year career, the Australians would traditionally make a stopover in Colombo. It was on one of these trips in 1948 that the......
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The birthplace of Indian Navy

Surat: Even as the world celebrates Heritage Week, a lot of history within Surat is still buried under the sands at Suvali, unknown and... ...
East Asia Summit to discuss terror Modi

Calcutta News.Net Thursday 19th November, 2015 Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday "looming threat of terror" and pressing security... ...
Call to link waterways

Shillong, Nov. 18: Ficci has propounded the idea of setting up a Brahmaputra-Surma River Shipping Corporation by the private sector to increase... ...
breakthrough in minibus stand issue

KOLKATA: The state government has amicably resolved the issue of removal of mini bus-stand from BBD-Bag (Dalhousie Square) on Wednesday to make way... ...
A Sultan's silken reality

19 November 2015, New Delhi, Rajat Ghai Let us, for a moment, forget about Tipu Sultan's alleged iconoclasm and remember him for a... ...

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