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PHOTOS: Kolkata's iconic Victoria Memorial gets a major makeover

Kolkata's iconic monument Victoria Memorial Hall is being given a makeover and will soon turn into an open-space cultural centre besides allowing access to hidden parts of the iconic marble......

The Republic frequently stumbles, but moves on

The grounds of Victoria Memorial Hall have seen a remarkable makeover in the last few years. In winter, things get even better with flower beds in bloom dotting the greens. A key attraction of......

'We can no more do away with the Mughals than we can do away with the British'

'Both empires had profound influences on modern India.''But neither can India's history be reduced to the actions of imperial rulers.''We need to think about India's history beyond India's current......

Sudha Murty: India's treasures

Halebidu and Amruthapura in Karnatka; Mumbai's CST station and more...   IMAGE: The Amrutesvara temple in Amruthapura, Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka, built in 1196 CE. Photograph: Kind......

7 States. 6 Days. 2,148 km and a journey of a lifetime

When Rediff.com's Archana Masih and Rajesh Karkera set course from the foothills of the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea, they could not think of a better place to begin their journey than the stately......

India Inc pledges Rs 93,600-crore investment for Bengal on Day 1 of trade Summit

Companies, including state-run Steel Authority of India Limited on Wednesday, committed to invest over Rs 93,000 crore (Rs 930 billion) in West Bengal, while Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said......

Kolkata scores high on hotel occupancy, says survey

Kolkata retained its position as the best-performing hotel market in terms of occupancy (72 per cent) for FY14, according to a recent HVS Trends & Opportunities Survey report.While Mumbai......

Lumoid: A unique start-up's success story

Starting in January, Lumoid’s revenue has been growing on average at 35 to 40 percent month over month. Founder Aarthi Ramamurthy, speaks to Chaya Babu about what makes it tick.......

Paresh Maity designs for ITC, upsets anti-smoking lobby

India's leading cigarette maker, ITC, has roped in artist Paresh Maity to design a limited edition packing for its Flake brand, with the launch of the Paresh Maity Collector series, to be......

CWG: Bribes may drop due to traffic discipline

Both newspapers and radio channels have been educating the public about traffic movements during the upcoming Commonwealth Games. We are being told that roads leading into and out of Game venues,......

Victoria & Abdul review: Watch it for Judi Dench only

Dame Dench humanises the frumpy, myopic and overindulged Queen Victoria and the screen feels the warmth of the legendary actress's enthusiasm, says Sukanya Verma. It's not easy keeping pace with......

'Judi Dench is obsessed with India'

'He cooked chicken curry and so because of him, curries entered the British royal kitchens.''Eventually, he became a political advisor to the queen.''This guy was disrupting the royal household. It......

'Why did Abis Rizvi have to go in such a brutal way?'

'I lost my friend in the most bizarre way possible. We think of terror attacks as something that happens to others. Now, it's reached our doorstep.' Kamal Sadanah is still shattered by the loss of......

The 330 films I saw in 2015

'In 2015 I watched films in so many places. I attended several film festivals around the world -- Berlin, Tribeca (New York), Telluride, Toronto, Zurich, Mumbai, Dharamsala and Goa,' says Aseem......

Review: Divergent is engaging but lacks intensity

Divergent is clearly made for its already existent fan base, with the best loved bits and pieces of the book shoved on to screen with hardly any adhesive to keep them together, feels Paloma......

St Lucia ground to be named after West Indies captain Sammy

IMAGE: West Indies captain Darren Sammy kisses the cricket World Twenty20 trophy in front of Victoria Memorial monument during a photo op in Kolkata, on Monday. Photograph: Rupak De......

Gayle lends backing to captain Sammy over Board criticism

IMAGE: West Indies captain Darren Sammy kisses the cricket World Twenty20 trophy in front of Victoria Memorial monument during a photo op in Kolkata, on Monday. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri West......

Tennis Roundup: Serena likely to return for Australian Open

IMAGE: Serena Williams with her historic Australian Open title she won on January 28, 2017. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters American tennis player Serena Williams is all set to make her comeback at......

Sports Shorts: Serena uncertain of making comeback at Aus Open

 A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday IMAGE: Serena Williams shows off Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup in the locker room after winning the Australian Open......

Serena Williams, the Greatest Of All Time

A quick guide into the life of Serena Williams, the GOAT – The Greatest of All Time!   IMAGE: Serena Williams shows off Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup in the locker room after winning the......
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CISF to take over security of Victoria Memorial from mid January

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is likely to take over the security of Victoria Memorial from January 15 and deploy over a 100... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a800781.html
Online ticketing facility at Victoria Memorial

Visitors at the iconic Victoria Memorial in the city can now book tickets online, an official release said today.Union Culture Secretary Raghvendra... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/online-ticketing-facility-at-victoria-memorial-118010700711_1.html
Kolkata rings in New Year with merriment

Kolkata welcomed the New Year on a high, with large crowds thronging various tourist spots and eateries alongwith visiting popular places of... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a799354.html
What saffron threat! Christmas holidays as much a part of Kolkata as the Pujas

Angela Ram, a resident of Kolkata, is exhausted. She has been baking non-stop for the past five days. Answering the phone while smoking and downing... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/life-society-news/what-saffron-threat-christmas-holidays-as-much-a-part-of-kolkata-as-the-pujas-93931.html
When Alia Bhatt revisited memories at her alma mater Jamnabhai Narsee Monjee

It is a known fact that Alia Bhatt was brought up at the plush locality of suburban Mumbai, Juhu and is a student of Jamnabhai Narsee Monjee school... ...

http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/features/alia-bhatt-revisited-memories-alma-mater-jamnabhai-narsee-monjee/

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