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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......

From New Delhi to Kolkata, India marks Yoga Day

Thousands of young and old people across the country united to observe the fifth International Day of Yoga on Friday with great enthusiasm and zeal. The first International Day of Yoga was observed......

Docs across country respond to IMA call, boycott work

Healthcare services at government and private hospitals in the national capital and several other states and cities were hit on Monday as scores of doctors, including those at All India Institute......

World must remember Indian heroism in WWI

'The Indian Army served with honour and distinction in France and Flanders, East Africa, Gallipoli, Aden, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Transcaspia, Persia and even China.' 'The sacrifice of......

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.......

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,......

Now, walk the talk on cities!

Citizens must start a campaign to convert prominent shopping complexes in cities into no-car zones, says Sunir Roy.There is now one more way, on top of all the old ones, to judge a city: is it a......

Puja spells boom for tour biz

Efforts are on to turn Kolkata's Puja season into the local equivalent of New Orleans' Mardi Gras.The four days of Durga Puja is the time to see Kolkata at its best. Sadly, very few outsiders,......

How many women have won the Economics Nobel?

Economics and the Nobel Prize How many women have won the Economics Nobel?Take the Rediff Business Quiz and find out how much you know about the Nobel Prize in Economics. Biz Quiz is best viewed in......

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......

The Twilight Saga: The Story So Far

Ever since the first movie based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novels came out in 2008, the Twilight series have caught the imagination of young readers and fans of vampire-werewolf romances the......

My aunt, Smita Patil

Smita Patil continues to engage audiences around the world, 24 years after she died suddenly in a Mumbai hospital. The Film Society of the Lincoln Centre, the distinguished New York cultural......

Rani out, Konkana in

Mira Nair has signed Konkona Sensharma to play the lead in her new film based on Pulitzer winning author Jhumpa Lahiri's book The Namesake.Nair, who was in Kolkata last weekend to scout for locales......

Tennis: Barty's top rank under threat after shock loss

IMAGE: Australia's Ashleigh Barty plays a shot during her 2nd round loss against USA's Sofia Kenin in the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre in Toronto, Canada, on Tuesday. Photograph:......

Can Wimbledon throw up a surprise?

The last 10 Slams have all been won by Djokovic, Federer or Nadal.Will this Wimbledon be different, asks Dhruv Munjal. IMAGE: Roger Federer during his match against Frenchman Lucas Pouille, which......

PIX: Azarenka ousts Ostapenko; Halep, Osaka survive scare

IMAGE: Belarus'S Victoria Azarenka in action during her first round match against Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters Jelena Ostapenko suffered her second successive......

Mamma Mia! It's a mum's world at Wimbledon

Williams and Rodina are the final two mothers still standing in the singles draw out of the six  IMAGE: Serena Williams in action. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images It will......

Here's a complete list of Aus Open women's champions

IMAGE: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Caroline Wozniacki outlasted Romanian Simona Halep 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-4 in the......
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Man out to celebrate wife b'day dies in lightning

A young NGO worker, who came to Victoria Memorial with his family to celebrate his wife’s birthday, died and 16 others had to be taken to SSKM... ...

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/34-yr-old-out-to-celebrate-wife-bday-dies-in-victoria-lightning/articleshow/70708431.cms
1 Dead, 15 Injured As Heavy Rain Batters Kolkata, Disrupts Flights

A man in his thirties was killed and 15 others were injured today in lightning strike at Kolkata's iconic Victoria Memorial Complex as heavy rain... ...

https://www.ndtv.com/kolkata-news/1-dead-15-injured-as-heavy-rain-batters-kolkata-disrupts-flights-2086040
Barty's top rank under threat after shock loss

IMAGE: Australia's Ashleigh Barty plays a shot during her 2nd round loss against USA's Sofia Kenin in the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva... ...

http://www.rediff.com/sports/report/tennis-bartys-top-rank-under-threat-after-shock-loss-isner-wins-montreal/20190807.htm
Victoria crack spurs 2-yr study for upkeep manual

An attempt to camouflage a large crack that had appeared in the Victoria Memorial Hall two decades ago has come to light during the ongoing... ...

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/victoria-crack-spurs-2-yr-study-for-upkeep-manual/articleshow/70440284.cms
Century-old flaw behind tilting Victoria wall

A possible oversight during the construction of Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH), built nearly a century ago, is set to be corrected this winter with... ...

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/century-old-flaw-behind-tilting-victoria-wall/articleshow/70402616.cms

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