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From the Raj to Azadi, how I saw India change

As a child in British India, Bharati Dutt, now 81, lived a privileged and sheltered life in an extended joint family of civil servants, doctors, engineers and Gandhians. Between the ages of seven......

Easier to travel Bangalore-London than Bangalore-Surat

What is required is boring leadership that ensures that the basics are right and not genius leadership that dreams of bullet trains, says Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com I am......

The General who 'created' Bangladesh

'General J S Aurora, the commander of the Indian forces in the East, asked General Sagat Singh to withdraw his troops who were on the move to Dacca -- but he refused.''He said, "Jaggi, over my dead......

The past is not a foreign country

'Despite a quarter century since India began the uphill battle of moving away from its peculiar hybrid of imperial-feudal-socialism, it remains distressingly -- and sometimes reassuringly -- the......

General Jacob masterminded Pakistan's surrender in 1971

Lieutenant General Jacob Farj Rafael Jacob (retired) -- Jake to his friends -- passed into the ages on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. In tribute to the great soldier, we bring you this fascinating......

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......

Creating urban commons

If we can come up with ways of sharing property rights on the internet, why not do something similar in urban spaces, asks Ajit Balakrishnan. Image: 50 per cent of our workforce is trapped in......

Amitabh Kant: An ambitious bureaucrat who wants to make India a biz hotspot

The Secretary of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Amitabh Kant tells Rahul Jacob how India could be made an easier place to do business in and why India's software smarts will......

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,......

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......

Noteworthy statistics from first-class and Ranji Trophy

Maharashtra’s Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawane set a new record in the Ranji Trophy championship against Delhi, by adding 594 runs for the third wicket without being separated. This is now the......

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......
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Kolkata port aims to reduce turnaround time for ships

The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) is making efforts to reduce the turnaround time of ships to three-and-a-half days to make it lucrative for traders,... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a791246.html
Cochin Shipyard to pump in funds for reviving dry docks of Kolkata Port Trust

"CSL chairman is scheduled to meet the KoPT chief on November 28, and a discussion is likely to be held for developing at least two idle docks,"... ...

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/economy/cochin-shipyard-to-pumpfunds-for-reviving-dry-dockskolkata-port-trust_10118761.html
Exporting trucks to Bangladesh begins from Kolkata port

Kolkata Port Trust(KoPT) on Thursday said the Ro-Ro (Roll on/Roll Off) export shipment of 240 trucks from Kolkata port to Bangladesh was flagged... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a790022.html
Kolkata Port Trust head

he Kolkata Dock Complex and the Haldia Dock System together handled about 32 million tonne traffic until Oct 31 Press Trust of India | Kolkata Last... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/hopeful-of-8-traffic-handling-growth-in-fy18-kolkata-port-trust-head-117111000525_1.html
Major fire in godown partly contained in Kolkata

The major fire, which broke out in a godown near the Armenian ghat in the central part of the city last night, was partly contained this morning,... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/major-fire-in-godown-partly-contained-in-kolkata-117110800160_1.html

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