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Homecoming election for Harvard professor, courtesy Mamata
Historian and author Sugato Bose is taking a break from his position at Harvard University to contest the Lok Sabha elections from a key urban constituency in West Bengal as a candidate of the ruling Trinamool Congress.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
The day was April 17, 1964 and Geraldine Mock became the first woman to complete flight around the world in an airplane and she did it with only 750 hours of flying time under her belt.
Polling begins in West Bengal
Calcutta, Apr 17 : The first of the five-phase Lok Sabha poll in West Bengal began on Thursday in the four constituencies of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar.
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Cern was born in 1954 - a phoenix rising from the ashes of war. At the beginning, and into the Sixties it was essentially for the Western countries, like Britain, France and Germany.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Brand guru's Bengal bond
Branding legend Wally Olins, who was appointed by the erstwhile Left Front government in its final months to create a brand identity for Bengal, died on Monday.
Software scuttles medical PG admission
The future of more than 500 doctors who had cleared their postgraduate entrance test has plunged into doubt with Calcutta High Court striking down the online selection process because of an alleged software glitch.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Speeding auto knocks down Howrah boy
A seven-year-old boy suffered grave head and spine injuries when a speeding autorickshaw ran him down on Foreshore Road, around 400m from Avani Riverside Mall in Howrah, on Tuesday evening.
Passage to prosperity
Policymakers in India have long felt the need for economic corridors to link adjoining states to facilitate growth by easing infrastructure bottlenecks, improving access to markets, and boosting productivity through urbanization and associated agglomeration effects.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Vulture nest at culture cradle
Rabindra Sadan, regarded by many as the state's culture cradle, has become a sanctuary for the critically endangered White-rumped Vulture in a beguiling choice of address by a species whose numbers have dwindled drastically.
Mall or market, Poila pulls the crowd
Calcutta's old shop stop - New Market, Gariahat and Hatibagan - gave new favourites Quest, South City and City Centre a run for their money on the weekend before Poila Baisakh.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Hindu devotees celcebrate Shiva Gajan Festival in India
Indian villagers watch devotees performing rituals during the Shiva Gajan Festival in Sona Palashi, a remote village some 140 kilometres west of Calcutta, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal, on April 12, 2014.
Buddha slams CM for sharing Anubrata dais
Naihati, April 13: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today criticised Mamata Banerjee for 'being seen in the company' of Anubrata Mondal, three days after Calcutta High Court referred to the same issue to wonder aloud 'are we in safe hands?' At a rally in Naihati to campaign for Barrackpore CPM candidate Subhashini Ali, the former chief minister said without ... (more)
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Nati Binodini the first actress-singer of Bengali theater..She was a calcutta based, Bengali speaking renowned actress.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Bounty and new board
A combination of factors has rekindled hope for the East-West Metro after a stop-start-stop year - from a steep jump in allocation of funds by the railway ministry to the state government's renewed participation in the project.
Boxer behind Sonakshi's upper cut
If Sonakshi Dabangg Sinha is a knockout as a boxer in her upcoming release Holiday , she has a Calcuttan to thank for helping her pack a Laila Ali punch.
High Court stays judgea s order asking Bengala s police chief to appear before him
Calcutta, Apr 11 : A Calcutta High Court division bench on Friday stayed a judge's order asking the state's police chief to appear before it and passing caustic observations against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in connection with a panchayat member's murder in which some ruling Trinamool Congress leaders are accused.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
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Jamini Roy a Bengali artist of Modern India
Today marks the 127th birth anniversary of legendary Indian painter Jamini Roy. Roy was one of the earliest and most significant modernists of the 20th century Indian art whose career spanned nearly six decades.
A high-risk, low-reward plank that touches all
In the four weeks since her 12-year-old son was diagnosed with blood cancer, Shah Jahan Begum has only fleetingly wondered why the government isn't paying for the medicines he will need.
Poverty hurdle for high jumper
Raising the bar is not a difficult task for young high jumper Sunita Hembram, a Class VII student of Subhasganj High School in Raiganj.
Man held for stealing ornaments
A former employee of a jewellery shop, accused of stealing ornaments worth Rs 6 lakh, was traced to a village in Odisha and arrested on Wednesday with the help of a train ticket that he had allegedly left behind at the crime scene.