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18 hrs ago | The Indian Express

HC orders filling of Fir against TMC MP Tapas Pal for his comments against women at a rally.

HC orders filling of an FIR against TMC MP Tapas Pal for his comments against women at a rally.

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21 hrs ago | Outlook

Beyond The Deshabrati

Add to this the explosion of the Naxalbari revolution - with its fulcrum in the city on College Street, also in North Calcutta - which steadily infiltrated the homes of the middle class, depriving them of young, many bright, men.

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Yesterday | DNA India

Calcutta High Court orders filing of FIR against Tapas Pal, CID to probe

The Calcutta High Court on Monday ordered filing of an FIR against Trinamool Congress MP-cum-actor Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and directed that the CID investigate the matter.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Telegraph

Backstreet kids compose skit tribute to stars

Children of sex workers will present a tribute to the stars who have twinkled in the sky that envelops the youngsters in darkness.

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The Telegraph

Lift key to Tallah tank repairs

The first overhaul of the Tallah tank has to wait till the 105-year-old structure that towers over the city at 110ft gets a lift.

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Joan L. Fishback

<![CDATA[RICHMOND, Ind. - Joan L. Fishback age 92, of Richmond, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community. Born August 23, 1921, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Edward E. and Elizabeth Biggert Landers, Joan graduated from high school in Newton, Massachusetts. She earned a physical therapy license from Bouve School in Boston. During World War II, Joan was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was the first physical therapist to serve in the China-Burma-India Theater, where she set up and ran the therapy programs at army hospitals in Calcutta, India and Kunming, China. After being discharged in 1946, she completed a bachelor's degree at Tufts University and then worked as a physical therapist at the Boston Veteran Administration Hospital, ultimately becoming chief therapist. In Richmond, Joan worked as a physical therapist for Colonial Crest Convalescent Center, served on the boards of R.S.V.P. and Meals-on-Wheels, and was active in the Society for Preservation and Use of Resources. She delivered Meals-on-Wheels herself for over 20 years and was active in First Friends Meeting and numerous other organizations. Survivors include her son, Paul (Barbara) Fishback of Grandville, Michigan, and two grandchildren, Margaret Fishback and Andrew Fishback, both of Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William Fishback who died on March 9, 2014, and brother, Edward Landers Jr. who died serving his country during the war. A memorial service for Joan L. Fishback will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community in the Community Room, 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial gifts may be made to: Girls Inc. of Wayne County, P.O. Box 43, Richmond, IN 47374 and http://www.girlsincwayne.org/donate-to-girls-incorporated/. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

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TrekEarth

Monsoon Evening

It was a monsoon evening.. You can see the Vidyasagar Setu on Ganga river.. Shot taken at 7 pm..

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Telegraph

Remembered readings

Cleaning out some bookshelves recently, I came across an old hardback. The colourful paper jacket had long gone but I recognized the book even before I read the title.

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The Telegraph

Railway woman alleges gang-rape by co-workers in Chitpur yard, Bengal seeks report

Calcutta, July 26 : A woman working with Indian Railways alleged Saturday that four co-workers had gang-raped her for days together at the Chitpur yard and threatened to upload photographs on the Internet if she told anyone about it, police said.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Telegraph

Governor talks less, says more

Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi is greeted by Bengal BJP president Rahul Sinha on Thursday as chief minister Mamata Banerjee looks on.

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Inman Real Estate News

Connect with the Indian marketplace next month in Kolkata

While some of the scheduled programming might sound familiarly mind-numbing to American Realtors , others topics seem a little more adventurous .

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Nerve News

Kesri Nath Tripathi sworn in as Bengal governor

Kesri Nath Tripathi was Thursday sworn in as the new governor of West Bengal at a ceremony in the historic Raj Bhavan here.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

Auditi Guha: Reliving memories of a hot summer with sweet tastes in India

It was Wednesday afternoon. I'd narrowly missed having to have lunch with a bunch of visiting Americans at the ugly new Pizza Hut at the corner of Park Street.

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The Telegraph

To the glory of king and country

Three memorials, a few books on the Great War, and a forgotten nickname live on to remind Bengalis of World War I, writes Soumitra Das The Glorious Dead may as well have been forgotten.

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The Telegraph

Mill looks for coal options

Silchar July 23: The Cachar paper mill authorities are looking for the alternative sources for coal following the National Green Tribunal's verdict, which banned the extraction of ash coal from Meghalaya mines from May 19. A top source in Hindustan Paper Corporation at Panchgram, 24km from here, told this reporter last night over phone that the ... (more)

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Telegraph

Rail ministry eyes East-West exit

The railway ministry wants to exit the East-West Metro project in Calcutta that has been running several years behind schedule, a move many see as part of a plan to wash its hands of the other incomplete Metro routes too.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Telegraph

Rally reality for freshers and freshman

Paritosh Dey travelled from Haldia to Calcutta on Sunday and stayed overnight at a relative's house so that the Trinamul Congress's Maa-Mati-Manush Divas wouldn't prevent him from attending the first day of classes at Presidency University.

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The Telegraph

Ticking-bomb alert for jobless Bengal

"If you can't give them jobs, it may turn into a time bomb. I may add it's already ticking quite loudly in West Bengal," Bardhan, the emeritus professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, said during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta .

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Telegraph

Bloc leaders join BJP

Calcutta, July 20: A former Forward Bloc MLA and two other senior leaders who said they resigned earlier this month today joined the BJP along with 1,000 cadres.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Telegraph

Forecast: torrent after trickle

A low-pressure area brewing over the Bay of Bengal could bring heavy rainfall this weekend and make up for the week's downpour deficiency.

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