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Trinamool to approach SC to hold panchayat polls before Ramzan

The ruling Trinamool Congress said it was contemplating to appeal in the Supreme Court to hold the panchayat polls in West Bengal before Ramzan, a day after the apex court rescheduled the dates and......

Gorkha leader threatens militant stir for seperate state

Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung on Wednesday threatened to launch a militant agitation in the Darjeeling hills to press for the original demand for a Gorkhaland state, a day after Chief......

Mamata rules out separation of Darjeeling from Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asserted that Darjeeling Hills would remain part of West Bengal, even as a section of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters raised slogans......

R-Day parade: Cultural heritage, military might on show

A kaleidoscopic view of the country's rich cultural heritage and military prowess were on display at the 64th Republic Day parade Saturday on the 8-km stretch from Rajpath to Red Fort. An eager......

2G note controversy: Govt likely to hold internal inquiry

Even as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday officially and publicly stuck to his stated position that the 2G note was an "inter ministerial background paper" and that the "inferences and......

New hotels open ahead of festive cheer

Since the start of October at least four new hotel properties have opened in leisure and business tourist destinations like Tamil Nadu and Goa adding more than 400 branded rooms with another 260......

How rural jobs have left Gods in the lurch

Down the narrow lanes of Kumartuli, the ancient potters' district in Kolkata, the government's flagship employment programme is leaving the gods bereft of their makers. The successful......

Longest river cruise & a Himalayan break

The Assam Bengal Navigation Company, an Indo-British joint venture that operates the 300-km long river cruise on the Brahmaputra in Assam, has adopted a two-fold strategy to lure more inbound......

Paper lotteries lose out to online jackpots

Sales of paper lotteries declined at least 40 per cent during the first 10 days of festive season. Paras Mody is a lottery ticket agent in south Mumbai. He says that he had to cut costs by sacking......

Finance minister's Budget Speech

The following is the speech that Finance Minister Jaswant Singh made in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday while presenting the Interim Budget for 2004-05.Mr Speaker,1. I rise to present an Interim Budget,......

For the love of theatre

Here's what your favourite celebrities have been up to. Lyricist Gulzar extends a hand for Shashi Kapoor as both arrive to attend the 10th anniversary celebrations of Essay Communications is a......

Bollywood prays for Japan

Twitter is a busy world, and Bollywood contributes a great deal to it. Here's looking at the best star tweets of the day.Japan's earthquake-tsunami tragedy hasn't gone unnoticed in tinsel town; the......

Meet the creator of Aval Peyar Tamilarasi

Meera Kathiravan's first film Aval Peyar Tamilarasi -- produced by Moserbaer -- made headlines when it was appreciated at the Dubai Film Festival. Before the Tamil film releases in theatres......

Arthur J Pais' Oscar nominee wishlist for 2010

What I love about Hollywood and the Oscars is that there is room for all kinds of movies, the behemoths as well as hole-in-the-wall kind of films. Though the list for the best picture......

Swapner Din: Major attraction in Toronto

It doesn't really matter to me whether the actor I choose for my films is a star or not," filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta said recently, taking a deep sip of black tea in a coffee shop in Toronto.......

  People speak for north bengal festival

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Q. What is the festival known as \"Yaoshang\"?
:  A. Yaoshang - The premier festival of Manipur Hindus which is celebrated for five days commencing from the full moon day of Phalguna (february/March),...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-festival-known-as-quotyaoshangquot//answers/16855624

Jaya Mali
Q. How Makar Sankranti is celebrated from North to South and from East to West?
Jaya Mali:  A. Makar means Capricorn and Sankranti is transition. There is a sankranti every month when the sun passes from one sign of the zodiac to the next....... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/how-makar-sankranti-is-celebrated-from-north-to-south-and-fr/16855614/answers/12731076

Prem Malhotra
Q. Who discovered Rassgulla(bengali sweets)?
Prem Malhotra:  A. Rasgulla is a very popular cheese based, syrupy sweet dish that made its debut in Orissa[It is supposed to have been a traditional Odia dish for...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-discovered-rassgullabengali-sweets/12731035/answers/16568245

Koushik Sheet
Q. Which state has best culture in India?
Koushik Sheet:  A. In India, the main language is Hindi which is spoken by about 30% of the population; English is also enshrined in the constitution for a wide range...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-state-has-best-culture-in-india/16565030/answers/12678263

sachin acharya
Q. Trikkara is said to be the capital of the mighty King Mahabali. A temple with a deity of \'Trikkakara Appan\' or \'Vamanamurthy\' who is Lord Vishnu himself in disguise is also located at this place. Nowhere else in Kerala can one find a deity of \'Vamanamurthy\' -- What you know about ONAM ?-----Happy ONAM to all...!!!
Sachin Acharya:  A. King Mahabali (called Maveli in Kerala) was the original true communist Marxist-Leninist-Guevara totalitarian socialist who was also the first...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/trikkara-is-said-to-be-the-capital-of-the-mighty-king-mahaba/12678195/answers/15466714

  Web results for North Bengal Festival
Eid in India Celebrated With Prayers and Feasts

Millions of Muslims today flocked to mosques and idgahs across the country to offer special prayers on Eid-ul-Fitr as people drenched in festive... ...

http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/Eid-in-India-Celebrated-With-Prayers-and-Feasts/852151
Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations across India

As the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across India, we bring you some pics of how the festive day unfolded and how every state coloured... ...

http://news.oneindia.in/feature/in-pics-eid-ul-fitr-celebrations-across-india-1492142.html
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Communal riots like the one at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh are only increasing in number and giving rise to a bigger risk, State Left Front... ...

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Two-day hiatus in pig hunt

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation on Monday suspended its pig hunt for two days because its conservancy workers would be engaged elsewhere during... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1140729/jsp/calcutta/story_18662553.jsp
Eye on pujas, Siliguri sub-div to fight encephalitis menace

STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Siliguri,28 July The administration in Siligurisub-division is all set to launch an all out effort to combat... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/68362-eye-on-pujas-siliguri-sub-div-to-fight-encephalitis-menace.html

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