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After 2 yrs, devotees offer Eid prayers in mosques in large numbers

As the month-long fasting observed by the people of the Muslim community during Ramzan came to an end on Modnay, devotees across the country offered namaz on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr in large......

SIT to probe student leader Anish Khan's death, report in 15 days: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that a special investigation team will be formed to probe student leader Anish Khan's 'mysterious' death that has sparked widespread......

Karnataka hijab row emerges in burqa form in Jaipur college

Some Muslim girls and their relatives held a demonstration at a private college at Chaksu in Jaipur district on Friday when the students were not allowed to attend classes wearing burqas. IMAGE:......

Covid eclipses Christmas festivities for second year

Christmas was celebrated across the country on Saturday, but the festivities were low-key for the second year in a row due to Covid, with churches and other events witnessing lower footfalls,......

'Normalcy is far away'

'If the government has not listened to scientists, it must.''It's obvious that this is a science-driven campaign (fight), a science-driven situation.''We cannot afford to ignore the science.'......

Covid's unexpected fallout: Indians take to bicycles in big way

Since the Covid pandemic, bicycle sales have surged, orders are pouring in, and stores are already feeling a shortage. 'I have not seen this kind of excitement around bicycles and you are talking......

Melas, rallies and the problem of unemployment

If everyone had decent meaningful jobs, the rally maidans would be largely empty and, save for the Akhara babas and curious foreigners and the devout senior citizens, not very many would spare time......

Which is going be the biggest hotel complex in India?

'In April 2019, we will be opening the 450-room ITC Royal Bengal in Kolkata.' 'It is coming up in the same complex as ITC Sonar, which has 240 rooms.' 'The 700-room hotel complex should be a......

Bata's amazing journey on Indian roads

The shoemaker has proved to be resilient, despite being bogged down by labour issues, dated product designs and rude retail staff over the years. Image: Bata Shoes had a tough time and it devised......

Russi Mody: An affable and polite leader

Russi Mody could cut across hierarchy to communicate what he wanted, says Subir Roy. It was a routine corporate reception, hosted by a chamber of commerce on the lawns of a five-star......

Kaun Pravin Tambe Review

Shreyas Talpade plays the titular role with aplomb, applauds Deepti Patwardhan. If the role of sports, and subsequently of sports biopics, is to inspire, Kaun Pravin Tambe does an adequate job.......

How the Howrah Bridge played out in Bollywood

'To this day, not a year passes when Bollywood does not head to Kolkata to train its cameras on the magnificence of the bridge and the flow of life that pulses along the river across which it......

Guide, Waqt, Jaanwar: Bollywood classics turning 50 this year!

How many of these have aged well? Fifty years ago, while India was engaged in war with Pakistan, Hindi cinema flourished in effervescent, excited Eastman colours. 1965 is significant in more ways......

"Manna sang the most soulful songs for my films," said Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor was one of the first filmmakers in Bombay to recognise Manna Dey’s versatility. Dey sang the most soulful songs for the actor.  One of the best romantic classics in......

Exclusive: Knowing Sushmita Banerjee

Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, who was shot dead by militants at her home in Afghanistan, had made a dramatic escape from the Taliban in 1995. She was the subject of a 2003 film called......

How Chandrakant Pandit shaped MP's Ranji triumph

SCORECARD: Mumbai vs Madhya Pradesh IMAGE: Madhya Pradesh captain Aditya Shrivastava and head coach Chandrakant Pandit kiss the Ranji Trophy after victory over Mumbai in the final at the M......

Soccer: Mumbai City FC go down in AFC Champions League

IMAGE: Mumbai City FC's Apuia Ralte in action against Al Shabab during their Asian Champions League in Riyadh on Friday. Photograph: Mumbai City FC/Twitter Mumbai City FC began their journey in......

Engineer turned cricketer is now an RCB fan favourite

IMAGE: Shahbaz Ahmed returns to the pavilion after a quickfire 45 off 26 balls against Rajashthan Royals . Photograph: BCCI Kolkata club coach Partha Pratim Chowdhury has witnessed hundreds of......

Former India midfielder Sengupta passes away

IMAGE: Surajit Sengupta was part of the golden era in East Bengal when they won six successive Calcutta Football League titles (1970-1976) and the IFA Shield six times and the Durand Cup thrice.......

ISL: Kiyan nets hattrick for Mohun Bagan in 'Kolkata Derby'

IMAGE: Kiyan Nassiri celebrates. Photograph: ISL/Twitter Young midfielder Kiyan Nassiri scored a memorable hat-trick as ATK Mohun Bagan once again humiliated a below-par SC East Bengal 3-1 in......
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