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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/Rediff.com. Image: A woman offers prayers......

'There's no word like Chennai in Tamil'

The Chennai Central train station. Photo: Courtesy, Arian Zwegers/Wikimedia.org ‘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/Wikimedia.org ‘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......

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......

Fish and a philosophy

A cooperative in Kolkata shows the way for urban sewage management.Nearly two decades ago, a group of fishers did the unthinkable inside the Calcutta high court. During the hearing of a case,......

ABG pulls out of Haldia on safety concerns

West Bengal on Wednesday saw a Singur re-run, with private cargo handler ABG Haldia Bulk Terminals pulling out of Haldia.Although many projects in the state are in limbo, this is the first major......

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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Circuit Court from May 29

Mrs. Bidisha Banerjee, Member (J)/HOD & Mr. R. Bandyopadhyay, Member (A) of Central Administrative Tribunal, Calcutta Bench will hold Circuit Court... ...

http://echoofindia.com/port-blair-circuit-court-may-29-85977
Net bandwidth from Dhaka

New Delhi, May 22: India plans to lease Internet bandwidth from a neighbour for the first time when the Prime Minister travels to Bangladesh next... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150523/jsp/nation/story_21694.jsp
The travel bug

My son was about four when he learnt his grandmother's name was Indira. "Same as Indira Gandhi?" he asked, eyes shining with the excitement of... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150523/jsp/opinion/story_21524.jsp
Fillip for Haldia cargo

The Calcutta Port Trust (CPT) has moved a step closer to operationalising the two berths vacated by Haldia Bulk Terminal (HBT) two-and-a-half years... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150522/jsp/business/story_21408.jsp
Farakka is ready

The Farakka barrage across the Ganga was dedicated to the nation. The project, primarily meant to preserve the Calcutta port by diverting water... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/may-22-forty-years-ago-farakka-is-ready/

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