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India has no plan to upgrade education!

Until fifty years ago there were several world class universities in India: Allahabad, Bombay, Calcutta, and Delhi are names that come to mind. Some of the world's greatest scientists of the......

'Only a nation that respects its women can become a global power'

'Where have we failed, as parents, teachers and leaders, that our children have forgotten all tenets of decent behaviour and respect for women?' President Pranab Mukherjee asks the nation on the......

How Muzaffarpur was different from Muzaffarnagar

'The horrific episode of January 18 in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, is quite different from what happened in Muzaffarnagar, UP, in September 2013.' 'The Akhilesh Yadav-led administration and riot-mongers......

Kathak icon Pandit Chitresh Das takes his final bow

‘Guruji inspired and changed the lives of so many for the better in the United States, in India, and elsewhere.’ ‘If you knew him, ever saw him teach, saw him dance, you would......

Bangalore is officially Bengaluru from now

Shedding the colonial name, Bangalore on Saturday became Bengaluru synchronising with the state formation day -- Karnataka Rajyotsava. In tandem, 11 other cities across Karnataka were also......

Dilip Shanghvi's X factor shows up in different ways

If you look at Mr Shanghvi and his business, you may find several things wrong. Unlike industry doyens Parvinder Singh of Ranbaxy, Anji Reddy of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories and Yusuf Hamied......

India's richest man devours Matunga food, loves Harry Potter

How well do you know Dilip Shanghvi, who has emerged as India's richest man on the basis of market cap? Sun Pharma’s Dilip Shanghvi on Wednesday toppled Reliance Industries chief Mukesh......

Budget 2015: What we need now are difficult decisions

'If we don’t get our acts together in five years, it is going to be tough for the country' 'There is plenty of evidence that shows that disgruntled youth turn to crime, naxalism, etc. So what......

Modi's dream team to transform Indian economy

India’s new policy commission has received a makeover and a dream team has been formed to head the Think Tank, NITI Aayog. Arvind Panagariya, a free-market economist will be first Vice......

India Inc's shining stars and few who lost glory in 2014

2014 was a mixed bag for India Inc, few made it, few slipped. An employee uses a computer mouse inside an office. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/ Reuters Sachin Bansal: India's e-tail poster boy For......

'If I don't get a film, I will start a canteen in Film City'

'I don’t know about being superstar, but one day if I become like Shah Rukh Khan, I will not mind that.' 'If I get the kind of films that I really want to do, and if I manage to survive in......

Why Deven Varma retired from the movies

Deven Verma passed away into the ages on December 2. We re-publish an interview done with the veteran actor on July 23, 2013. At 76, Deven Varma looks very fit and active sitting in his......

SOTY gives every teen a chance to live a fantasy

Karan Johar's Student Of The Year seems to work quitewell with the younger generation. Meghatithi Banerjee, 21, from Kolkata, also gives her thumbs up.A dazzling combination of love, friendship,......

When Bollywood stars adopted

He may not have married but he may just make a great father. In keeping with his paternal instincts, Karan Johar will soon adopt a kid and become a sort of kunwara baap. Brownie points for such a......

The man who made Devdas popular

We've seen Devdas in all colours. But we barely know the actor who first brought Saratchandra Chatterjee's famous character to screen. Actor-singer K L Saigal was the first superstar of the Hindi......

Eden Gardens to stage match with pink balls, under floodlights

In a first of its kind in India, the Cricket Association of Bengal will stage the four-day final of the S K Acharya memorial tournament (Ranji Trophy pre-season tourney) with pink balls and under......

Images: Bangladesh rally to shock England

Bangladesh relied on their tail-enders to return from the dead and pull off a sensational two-wicket upset victory over England in a World Cup Group B match to keep their quarter-final hopes alive......

World Cup buzz? No sign yet in Mumbai or Delhi

Cricket's biggest showpiece, the World Cup final, will be staged in India's financial capital Mumbai in little over six weeks but the sport-crazy citizens and casual visitors were hard-pressed to......

Narang is 'King' of the Delhi Games

India finished second in the final pecking order, with more than 100 medals, as the curtain came down on the Commonwealth Games, on Thursday. A record medal haul of 38 gold, 27 silver and 36......

One last major chance for wounded Tiger in 2010

Betrayed by his renowned clutch putting and winless in his first seven PGA Tour starts this year, Tiger Woods is desperate to move out of unfamiliar and decidedly uncomfortable territory. As......
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Pro-VC for tech varsity

The West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) will soon get a pro-vice-chancellor, higher education minister Partha Chatterjee has said. The... ...

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Bangla Wiki turns 10

The 10th anniversary of Bengali Wikipedia was marked with a a gathering of Wikipedians of vernacular languages from across the country and beyond... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150329/jsp/calcutta/story_11432.jsp
First blow for Writers' restoration

ICONIC BUILDING ENTERS DEMOLITION MODE, PHASE BY PHASE Notices are up on various structures of Writers Buildings before their demolition... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150326/jsp/calcutta/story_10837.jsp
1 more held in JU molest

Calcutta police on Wednesday made the third arrest in connection with the sexual harassment complaint lodged by a woman student at Jadavpur... ...

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Presidency wags the dog

Presidency University is a house divided over Ghontu, a two-and-a-half-year-old stray left to contemplate his fate in solitary confinement since an... ...

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