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The Englishman who was more Indian than Indians

Buried in a Kolkata cemetery is an Englishman who served India well during her struggle for freedom.A close friend of both Gandhi and Tagore, Charles Freer Andrews was more Indian than many Indians......

Why Bangladesh cast a keen eye on Assam, West Bengal poll results

 The elections in two eastern Indian states were keenly observed in Bangladesh for two major contentious issues, writes Prakash Bhandari from Dhaka. IMAGE: Mamata Banerjee with Bihar Chief......

Mamata Banerjee sworn in as West Bengal CM for second time

Mamata Banerjee was on Friday sworn in as the chief minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive time, heading a 42-member ministry. Banerjee, 61, was administered oath of office and secrecy......

Assembly Elections: 5 stars who made a difference

The Bharatiya Janata Party scripted history on Thursday, storming to power in Assam for the first time, dethroning the Congress, which also lost Kerala. Another interesting theme was re-election of......

Didi's vote share surges at the expense of Left

IMAGE: Trinamool Congress supporters celebrate the party's victory in 2016 assembly polls on Thursday. Photograph: Abhiroop Dey Sarkar Contesting on its own, the Trinamool Congress on Thursday put......

'Investors can now see the advantages of coming to Bengal'

'West Bengal is an industry-friendly state.' Despite the Saradha scam, the Narada sting video and the collapse of the under-construction Vivekananda flyover in Kolkata, the Trinamool Congress......

Flyover tragedy: Big blow to the construction company

  Though IVRCL’s projects have exceeded execution time-lines, none matched the delay of this one. Debt-laden infrastructure company IVRCL faced its biggest crisis when a......

Budget: What's costlier, what's cheaper?

Cigarettes, phone calls, eating out, branded garments and accessories, air travel are going to be more expensive post Budget. Image: A man clad in branded clothes, wearing a branded watch, poses......

Welcome to India's biggest junkyard mela

Images from the Bhanga Mela, India's only e-waste market.Text and photographs: Abhiroop Dey Sarkar For centuries Mandir bazaar, a nondescript locality about 80 kilometres south of Kolkata, has been......

How Kolkata trams are getting a new lease of life

Reopening of closed tram routes is on top of the mind of the authorities Colonial-era charm of trams is being revisited in the city with air-conditioned tram cars being lined up and closed routes......

FLASHBACK: BEST Sports Photos of the Year-Part 2

In the second of our three-part special, Rediff.com takes you back in time through captivating photographs that marked the big moments on the playing field. From a bloodied face of Spanish club......

'I always played with a good heart; thank you very much'

IMAGE: Football legend Pele displays the autographed Atletico de Kolkata jersey that was presented to him. Photograph: Abhiroop Dey Sarkar "Always respect your opponents... and, to the people, you......

In my team I would love to have both Messi and Ronaldo: Pele

IMAGE: Football legend Pele waves to fans in Kolkata. Photograph: Abhiroop Dey Sarkar Football legend Pele has termed Argentine forward Lionel Messi as the "best in last 10......

10 BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

It's been an exciting week for Indian sports as tennis sensation Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Martina Hingis lifted their eighth trophy of the season and fourth in a row! Vijender Singh......

Pele returns to rousing welcome in Kolkata

IMAGE: Pele waves to fans after his arrival at the Netaji Airport in Kolkata. Photograph: Abhiroop Dey Sarkar Frenzied scenes were witnessed at the airport this morning when......

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