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2 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

ATM Machine Helps Indian Women Quietly Report Sexual Violence Without Going To The Police

In December, a 16-year-old girl in Calcutta was burned alive . Authorities believe she was targeted as punishment for reporting her gang-rape to the police.

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6 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

ATM Machine Helps Indian Women Quietly Report Sexual Violence Without Going To The Police

In December, a 16-year-old girl in Calcutta was burned alive . Authorities believe she was targeted as punishment for reporting her gang-rape to the police.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Indian-American, World News, India, Asia, US News, Liberal Political News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Telegraph

Oh, Mr Mitra, what a miss

Calcutta, Aug. 26: Cyrus Mistry had just been asked whether he would be a little more aggressive, why he did not smile more often and what he thought of investing in Bengal.

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The Telegraph

Price rider in potato export plan

Calcutta, Aug. 25: The Bengal government today told potato traders they would be allowed to export 700 tonnes to other states daily provided they sold the tuber to the state at Rs 12 a kilo.

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The Telegraph

empty chairs

Serious educationists are likely to be startled by, and not a little alarmed with, the West Bengal chief minister's promise to the Singapore prime minister of a chair at Calcutta University named after the latter's father and Singapore's first prime minister.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

USA Today

10 inspiring quotes by Mother Teresa

Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1pb9Ei5 Nuns of Mother Teresa's order, the Missionaries of Charity, watch proceedings beside a portrait of her hanging from a balcony during celebrations to mark the centennial of the Mother's birth, in Calcutta, India, on Aug. 26, 2010.

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The Telegraph

Calcutta

The Mamata Banerjee government on Monday raised bus fares by Re 1 across slabs and said it would form a 'task force' to monitor diesel-price fluctuations and decide if and when fares needed to be revised.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Telegraph

Amit spares Arun diagnosis

Amit Mitra has been cured - at least temporarily - of an urge to certify the mental state of visitors to Bengal who need not echo the views of Mamata Banerjee.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Telegraph

Gibbons, Ganga and green wars

Clips on animals, discussion on green issues and some 'breaking news' - journalist Bahar Dutt's book launch packed in all that and more.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Who Ate All The Pies

Retro Football: Oliver Kahn's Epic, Operatic Farewell...

A bombastic, pugnacious and divisive figure throughout his long, distinguished goalkeeping career, it was only fitting that Oliver Kahn's farewell substitution following his final appearance for Bayern Munich in 2008 took ten whole minutes to complete and included hugs, flags, a parade lap, a speech and a strategically-deployed opera singer to ... (more)

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Korea Herald

Box Office

The Letters Opened Aug. 21 Drama, Directed by William Riead Based on Mother Teresa's letters to her spiritual mentor, Father Celeste van Exem, over a 50-year period, "The Letters" is a biopic of her life in Calcutta, India.

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Jewish Chronicle

Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists rally for Israel

All over the world, tens of thousands have loudly protested against recent Israeli military actions.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Telegraph

East-West Metro via Piccadilly

'The chief minister wants to turn Calcutta into London. Then what is the problem if Central station is made Piccadilly?' Justice Nadira Patherya, responding to the East-West Metro logjam over Central station An advocate trying to explain to the high court on Thursday why the government was opposed to having Central station on the East-West Metro ... (more)

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The Telegraph

CBI given custody of Saradha boss

Calcutta, Aug 21 : A court here remanded Saradha group chairman to the Central Bureau of Investigation's custody till August 26 after the agency said it plans to verify some more names of politicians who were alleged beneficiaries of the chit fund scam.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Telegraph

CM seeks foreign direct investment

Singapore, Aug. 20: Mamata Banerjee today launched in Singapore an initiative to woo foreign direct investment with the clarion call 'come to Bengal, ride the growth'.

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The Telegraph

Metro one rake down

One down, six to go. No, this is not the Indian batting card against England, but Calcutta Metro's ageing fleet struggling to stay alive.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Telegraph

Zip, app, zoom cabs drive into town

A California-based start-up that has turned the taxi business on its bonnet quietly drove into town on Tuesday morning, promising Calcuttans a truly cool cab experience.

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The Telegraph

Calcutta

A California-based start-up that has turned the taxi business on its bonnet quietly drove into town on Tuesday morning, promising Calcuttans a truly cool cab experience.

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The Telegraph

Bengal, Singapore to set up business centre in Calcutta

Singapore, Aug 19 : West Bengal and Singapore on Tuesday decided to jointly set up a Business Centre in Calcutta as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to discuss industry, business and trade.

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Newkerala.com

Calcutta HC seeks personal appearance of Bengal police chief

Expressing its displeasure over the investigation into the murder of a panchayat member in which a leader of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has been named, the Calcutta High Court Tuesday directed the state police chief to appear before it Sep 4. The order by Justice Harish Tandon came on a petition seeking a Central Bureau of ... (more)

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