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3 hrs ago | The Telegraph

Everything works

Mamata Banerjee can sometimes seem endearingly like a deprived child let loose in an expensive toy shop.

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3 hrs ago | The Telegraph

WBCS sops in poll run-up

Calcutta, Aug. 29: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today announced initiatives that offer better career prospects and pecuniary benefits to West Bengal Civil Service officers, many of whom are aggrieved at the government's inability to clear dearness allowance dues.

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15 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Box Office

My Brilliant Life Opening Sept. 3 Drama, Directed by E J-yong "My Brilliant Life," based on Korean novelist Kim Ae-ran's 2011 best-selling novel of the same name, centers on 16-year-old Ah-reum , who has progeria -- a rare genetic disorder that causes premature aging in children.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Telegraph

Potato strike call sparks price fear

Aug. 28: Potato traders in Bengal today announced a three-day ceasework from September 1 to protest a condition set by the government for a partial relaxation of the export ban, raising fears of a price rise.

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The Telegraph

Calcutta

An unclaimed tiffin box at Howrah railway station on Thursday morning forced a bomb-disposal robot out of the CID's closet for its first assignment in six years.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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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The Telegraph

Partha 'strict' mantra for varsity and college heads

Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday appealed to university vice-chancellors and college principals to be firm in the face of student protests and enforce discipline on campus.

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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

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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