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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......

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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Landlock broken in Joka-BBD Bag Metro

The state government on Tuesday handed over to the railways three plots whose unavailability had stalled the Joka-BBD Bag Metro for the past four... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150304/jsp/calcutta/story_6792.jsp
Govt rushes to resurrect Joka Metro

KOLKATA: After cold-shouldering Metro projects for nearly two years, the state government jumped in with intent on Tuesday with a senior bureaucrat... ...

http://m.timesofindia.com/city/kolkata/Govt-rushes-to-resurrect-Joka-Metro/articleshow/46448383.cms
Dalmiya comes with baggage that BCCI could do without

Jagmohan Dalmiya So Jagmohan Dalmiya is back as the president of the Board for Control of Cricket in India. It was 15 years ago that he had held... ...

http://wap.business-standard.com/article/opinion/dalmiya-comes-with-baggage-that-bcci-could-do-without-115030200591_1.html
Corporate tag to help ports cash in on land bank

The budget proposal to turn the country's major ports into companies may be a shot in the arm for land-rich ports such as the Calcutta Port Trust... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150302/jsp/business/story_6376.jsp
Big bang in Jaitley's play-safe budget is noise from the past

New Delhi: Finance minister Arun Jaitley's budget did not emit the sound of "Big-Bang Reforms" and he seemed surprised when asked why.... ...

http://www.abplive.in/india/2015/03/01/article514848.ece/budget-2015-arun-jaitley-nda-government-upa-pm-modi

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