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Kolkata, Delhi face environment crisis

Place: New Howrah bridge on the river Hooghly in the city of KolkataTime: 11.30 pm on October 29, 2007Dharmendra Saha, resident of Kolkata, who is driving a pollution-friendly Swift in the traffic......

Lights on at Howrah Bridge

Kolkata's biggest landmark, the Howrah Bridge, which spans the RiverHoogly, was illuminated on November 23.The 63-year-old bridge, which connects Kolkata and Howrah was been illuminated by The......

Vessel stuck under Howrah Bridge

A large empty barge plying on the Ganges got stuck under the Howrah Bridge and brought traffic in western parts of Kolkata to a complete halt on Friday.The freak accident involving one of the world......

Leakgate: Govt needs more transparency not less

Lost in this maelstrom is the unasked question about what are the secrets the government really needs to keep? One can appreciate the need to keep news about movements of troops secret. But what......

Switch off at 8.30 pm to celebrate Earth Hour with million others

Among the first landmarks around the world to dim their lights for the Earth Hour 2014 environmental campaign was Australia’s Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, which plunged into......

Rediff poll: Can Mamata still transform Kolkata into London?

Soon after Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee became the West Bengal chief minister, she declared her intent to transform Kolkata into London. At the foundation stone-laying event of a......

Mamata's superficial ideas fail to revive Bengal

Mamata Banerjee's triumphal declaration of having attracted investments worth Rs 2.43 lakh crore at the summit, are numbers that no one but she and the enigmatic state finance minister Amit Mitra......

40 years ago... and now: Birlas - A family that hit the headlines over a will

A contested will of a widow, a long-serving family confidant turned antagonist, the fierce litigious fight for little-known Birla Corporation marked the first major controversy for this storied and......

10 cities most threatened by natural disasters; Kolkata ranks 7

Photograph: Reuters First the Kashmir floods and then cyclone Hudhud in Visakhapatnam; India recently witnessed the fury of nature. But this is nothing. According to a recent research,......

Ahmedabad, Jaipur among India's next big IT hotspots

Tier II cities are most preferred destinations for setting up IT hubs, says a study. Photograph: Courtesy, Technopark As a growing number of outsourcing companies are looking at tier II and III......

How the Detective Byomkesh Bakshy poster was made

How does one make Sushant Singh Rajput jump over Kolkata's Howrah Bridge so vividly? Bidhan Baidya of Grinning Tree shows us exactly how it's done, in his sketches below: Beautiful, isn't it?......

Review: Piku, a gem of a film!

'Everything about you and your precious relationships spoke to me, stirred me and I wish you could hear how deeply you touched me,' Sukanya Verma says in her letter to Piku. Dearest Piku, I don't......

'Byomkesh Bakshy is too honest to exist today'

'The problem of 2015 is not who did it but how we should punish the guy who did it. The judicial system in our country is hugely inadequate.' Dibakar Banerjee talks about his new film Detective......

Pehle aap, tehzeeb and Bollywood

From Pakeezah to Ishaqzaade, from Shatranj ki Khilari to Umrao Jaan, the great city of Lucknow has made its way to the wonderful world of Hindi films. The tinkle of the ghungroo, bright......

Review: Gunday is a mess!

'For all its swagger and insolence, the script is full of silly loopholes, annoying clichés and glaring superficiality.''No matter how hard director Zafar tries to create an action hero that......

Alternative to Eden Gardens?

Plot and silver plate for Sourav GangulyThe Kolkata Municipal Corporation willpresent Indian cricket skipper Sourav Ganguly a plot of land for setting up a gymnasium and a silver plate with......
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Whose broom is it anyway?

The Clean India or the Swachh Bharat campaign was launched last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi amidst much fanfare. The image of Prime... ...

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Natural Calamity, Agitation Delayed Nearly 6000 Trains in 2014-15

NEW DELHI: Indian Railways slammed for late running of trains round the year Friday blamed inclement weather conditions, public agitation and... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Natural-Calamity-Agitation-Delayed-Nearly-6000-Trains-in-2014-15/2015/07/24/article2938625.ece
Bengal CPIM to gherao Nabanna, state administrative headquarters with help from Naxalites

KOLKATA: For the first time after their defeat in the 2011 assembly elections, the Marxists in West Bengal are planning a sit-in protest at... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/bengal-cpim-to-gherao-nabanna-state-administrative-headquarters-with-help-from-naxalites/articleshow/48194326.cms
Fighting for City of Joy's old charm

AS YOURtrain enters the Kolkata junction, and you step out of the railway station, the iconic Britishera Howrah Bridge welcomes you to the City of... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/fighting-city-joy-old-charm-000000553.html
Kolkata’s Chowringhee gets 60-storey skyscraper

Chowringhee, Kolkata’s historic business district may not be the same any longer. A consortium of four builders, led by Mani Group, is building... ...

http://www.mydigitalfc.com/news/kolkata%E2%80%99s-chowringhee-gets-60-storey-skyscraper-088

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