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12 hrs ago | The Telegraph
New Delhi, Dec. 3: An academic and a former IAS officer have urged the Chief Justice of India to take the initiative to get an FIR registered on the basis of the sexual harassment complaint by a law intern.
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16 hrs ago | The Telegraph
Priti Patel, a Tory MP who remained close by David Cameron's side in Calcutta, said about Mamata Banerjee: 'She is quite a lady... a tour de force.... incredibly welcoming, warm and engaging....' Priti said it was the PM who decided to stop by Howrah Bridge and get out and see some of the architecture.
18 hrs ago | The Telegraph
The violence and political unrest in one of Asia's more popular holiday destinations - and an old favourite of the travel-happy Calcuttan - have led to many tourists cutting short their stay there or heading for other parts of Thailand.
Yesterday | The Telegraph
On December 8, several hundred fellow Calcuttans will walk for the women in their lives.
Indian shooting sensation Mampi Das on Monday was allegedly assaulted by a few fellow club members at the North Calcutta Rifle Club.
Calcutta airport's integrated terminal has gone Wi-fi and put up additional signage across the sprawling facility to help fliers find their way.
Calcutta, Dec. 2: The state government has decided to appoint relationship managers from a task force set up for industry for speedy execution of big projects.
A comparison of Metro Railway's passenger count between July and September and the 24 days since fares were raised shows a more than 13 per cent dip in daily load.
Kolkata, Nov 29 : In the wake of the recent spurt in student agitations in West Bengal, state Governor M.K. Narayanan Friday asserted campus protests should not turn "disruptive".
Nov. 29: Around 25 trains bound for the Northeast and Calcutta were delayed by five-six hours because of a fire that broke out in the engine of a goods train carrying diesel between Barsoi and Mukuria stations in Bihar last night.
Domestic LPG users in Calcutta and Howrah can heave a sigh of relief as the decision to switch to the Aadhaar-linked direct benefit transfer from February 1 has been put on hold.
Calcutta, Nov. 29: Mamata Banerjee today launched a vitriolic attack on the Left in the Assembly, advising it to keep shut for 10 years, and later chalked out a plan at a party meeting to counter 'canards' being spread by the rival on the Saradha default issue.
Senator Edward Kennedy visited a refugee child suffering from malnutrition during his fact-finding mission in Calcutta, India, in August 1971.
The West Bengal Government is exploring options to deal with the situation that arises after a retired supreme court justice Ashok Ganguly, who is currently holding the position of chairman of West Bengal Human Rights commission , has been accused of sexual assault by a law intern.