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PHOTOS: Bengal flood situation turns grim, 1.19 lakh people affected

The waterlogged railway tracks at Sealdah Station in Kolkata. Photograph: PTI Photo Flood situation in south Bengal turned grim on Saturday with 1.19 lakh people taking shelter in relief camps in......

Most parts of Kolkata submerged; water, power & traffic services hit

Heavy rainfall lashed south Bengal districts and disrupted normal life in state capital Kolkata, throwing road and rail traffic out of gear since early Saturday morning as most parts of the city......

From Rediff Archives: The strange case of Yakub Memon

1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon is set to be hanged after his final petition was rejected by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Back in 2007, Rediff.com's Sheela Bhatt had profiled Yakub after he......

From Rediff Archives: The strange case of Yakub Memon

Reports suggest that the 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the sole death row convict in the serial blasts case in which around 257 people lost their lives, may be hanged on July......

BOO! TMC MLA says as long as earth exists, there'll be rape

After Trinamool Congress’s Tapas Pal threat to rape, comes TMC’s Dipak Haldar, who has sparked controversy over his insensitive remarks on rape. MLA Dipak Haldar, who was elected from......

How we can clean the highly polluted Ganga river

Water is drawn for agriculture, industry and cities, but only waste is returned to the river says Sunita Narain. Way back in 1986, Rajiv Gandhi launched the Ganga Action Plan. But years later,......

Single brand retail: Richemont plans to invest $25 mn

Swiss retailer Richemont plans to invest about $25 million in India to set up single brand retail stores in the country. The company, which sells luxury products, including brands like Cartier,......

She wanted to be a globetrotter but is a housemaid

Meenakshi Halder, aka Minu, 13, had a dream of travelling around the world. As a child, on her way back home from school near Diamond Harbour in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas, Minu would often......

A buyer's guide to real estate in metros

Have money and want to buy a house? Good sense, if you are in Delhi. "Land has become scarce in Delhi city, with very few new developments coming up. Most of the new supply in Delhi is coming up in......

Review: Hello

October is a good time of the year. For Chetan Bhagat, in particular. Around this time in 2005, he released his second novel, One Night @ A Call Centre. And as its turns out, it's that month of the......

The Jewel in the Khan family

Pataudi declined to comment too much on his daughter's new responsibility but hinted that she has the right personality for it. "I chose Saba because she has the time and the inclination to take it......

Silsiilay: Women's lib, anyone?

In Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Kajol unabashedly declared all men 'bastards.'Rani Mukerji too did notmince words, calling the not-so-fairer sex kutta (dog) in Yuva.In director Khalid Mohamed's Silsiilay,......

A seesaw called Hollywood Homicide

The younger cop moonlights as a yoga teacher but has his eyes firmly set on Hollywood's casting directors; he hopes to be the next Marlon Brando. The financially pressed older cop is in the plush......

Credit crunch weighs on Monaco GP

Indian magnate Vijay Mallya refuses to let the global credit crunch cramp his style, even if other high rollers may be keeping a lower profile at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.The aviation, beer......

Diamond-studded helmet for Hamilton

Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton had a taste of Monaco's millionaire lifestyle on Wednesday when he was handed a diamond-studded helmet to wear in Sunday's showcase grand prix. "I'm blinged out. I......

Protests rock Kolkata over Ganguly's exclusion

For the second day on Thursday, Kolkata erupted in protest over the unceremonious sacking of former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly from the Indian Test squad, with the cricketer's fans putting up......
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Road realities in the City of Joy

Some of the main thoroughfares in Kolkata become quite a nightmare for motorists at this time of the year. From Amherst Street to BT Road, from the... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/features/road-realities-in-the-city-of-joy/79792.html
At least 88 killed in floods across 4 states

At least88 people were killed and more than a million evacuated as heavy rainfall lashed across several Indian states through the weekend after... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/komen-aftermath-many-killed-in-floods-across-different-states/article1-1375832.aspx
Flood affects 1.19 lakh people in West Bengal, 966 relief camps set up

12 districts in the Gangetic plains were affected, while the number of rain or flood related deaths did not increase and stood at 39 people.... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/bengal-flood-affects-1-19-lakh-people-966-relief-camps-set-up/
West Bengal, Manipur, Odisha suffer devastation due to heavy rains, floods

New Delhi: The cyclone Komen has devastated the northeastern and eastern states hugely while Manipur and West Bengal can be described as the worst... ...

http://www.pardaphash.com/news/west-bengal-manipur-odisha-suffer-devastation-due-to-heavy-rains-floods/769349.html
Fred.s come sailing in! Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates historic fleet gathering in Bergen on 28th July 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating an historic coming together of its fleet of four ships Balmoral , Braemar , Boudicca and Black Watch in... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/fred-s-come-sailing-in-fred-olsen-cruise-lines-celebrates-historic-fleet-gathering-in-bergen-on-28th-july-2015/

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