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17 hrs ago | The Telegraph

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.

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22 hrs ago | The Telegraph

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.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Telegraph

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.

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The Telegraph

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.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

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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.

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The Telegraph

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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CNN

Ignore me more time as you like

Nati Binodini the first actress-singer of Bengali theater..She was a calcutta based, Bengali speaking renowned actress.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Telegraph

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.

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The Telegraph

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.

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The Telegraph

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.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Daily Star

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.

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The Telegraph

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.

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The Telegraph

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.

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The Telegraph

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.

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The Telegraph

Poll extends summer break

Many state-aided schools in areas that will go to poll on May 12 will have an extended summer vacation - a week to fortnight more than usual.

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The Telegraph

Rs 850 for a 10km journey

A Calcuttan on his way to Howrah railway station in a taxi on Tuesday night was allegedly tricked into getting off on a dark and deserted stretch near Netaji Indoor Stadium, threatened and forced to pay almost six times the normal fare.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Telegraph

Calcutta

The dust-draped Howrah bridge now sports two colours in the picture taken on March 24 - not Mamata Banerjee's favourite blue and white, but the usual dull grey in the middle and a fresh sparkling silver on the sides.

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The Telegraph

AC snag in train stalls Metro for 40 minutes

An overburdened Metro train buckled on Wednesday morning as its air-conditioning gave way and sent Calcutta's trusted transit system into a tailspin.

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Newkerala.com

Mamata shares dais with murder accused party leaders, faces flak

Kolkata, April 9 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday found herself in yet another controversy after she shared dais with controversial party leaders Anubrata Mandal and Monirul Islam - both facing murder charges and infamous for hate speeches.

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Rediff.com

Quiz: Can you identify these famous Indians?

While some of our discoveries and works of art have perplexed the world, a majority of them have significantly contributed to the development and empowerment of the country.

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