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7 hrs ago | 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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The Telegraph

Mamata's rally, Monday pain

A three-tier dais covering almost the entire width of the road being built in front of Victoria House in central Calcutta on Friday; workers clean the area in front of a smaller dais that blocks half the road at the Hazra crossing.

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New York Daily News

Photos show diver free giant shark from netting

The massive animal is spooked at first, but then lets itself be cut loose in the remarkable pictures by Arijay Prasad taken in the Andaman Sea, off the Similan Islands near Thailand.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Telegraph

Another blotch on Bengal wall as paint pioneer closes lid

Calcutta, July 16: Shalimar Paints, the oldest paint maker in Southeast Asia, has suspended work at its Howrah plant, joining a list of companies that have been testing the waters to shutter operations in Bengal in recent months.

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Newsday

Why Taslima Nasreen wants to return to Bangladesh

Twenty years after she was expelled from Bangladesh, controversial author Taslima Nasreen still has no idea whether she will ever return home, but she refuses to give up trying, writes Subhajyoti Ghosh of BBC Bengali.

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The Telegraph

Shower signal over Bay

The weather office said the intensity of rainfall the new system is expected to trigger would become clear over the next 24 hours.

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The Telegraph

Relative held for man's murder

A middle-aged company executive who went missing on his way to office on May 23 was allegedly murdered that very day by a distant relative whose proposal to marry his daughter he had rebuffed.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Bangkok Post

My time in India

Jamjuree Oopatong decided that for once in her life she would visit a mysterious country without having any idea what she would find there.

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Nerve News

Triple murder: Court seeks Bengal view on CBI probe

The Calcutta High Court Tuesday sought the West Bengal government's stand on a petition seeking CBI probe into a triple murder in Birbhum district.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Telegraph

...Stinking dal on board

Are we paying more for stale lunch? Passengers of Howrah-bound Duronto Express asked each other in disbelief after the high-profile train, which recently jacked up ticket prices like all others of its ilk, served up a meal of rice, dal, paneer and chicken on Monday.

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The Telegraph

Kiosks to curb taxi refusal

The transport department and police will set up kiosks at major traffic intersections to tackle taxi refusal and rogue drivers, minister Madan Mitra promised hours after two passengers were allegedly beaten up by a cabbie in south Calcutta on Monday.

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Observer & Eccentric

Yankee Air Museum donation gives soldier's view of World War II

Volunteer Tony Pequeno is getting to know Harry Gleason by transcribing letters the World War II Army Air Corps corporal wrote to his wife Estella.

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SFGate

Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer dies

In this Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 file photo South African writer and Nobel Literature laureate Nadine Gordimer, delivers a speech titled "The Inward Testimony" in Calcutta, India.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Telegraph

Trigger for moderate rain

Calcutta can expect intermittent rain in the next 24 hours, caused by a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal which Met officials think may travel inland and stay close to Bengal on Monday and Tuesday.

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Air & Space

Karachi to Bombay to Calcutta

Like many things in India, civil aviation was subservient to the monsoon. Since the rains, which begin mid-June, have typically abated by early September, the subcontinent's first regularly scheduled airmail service was to have been inaugurated on September 15, 1932.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Telegraph

A place in the sun

Alokananda Roy flanked by Punit Buddhadev and Devanshi Kothari at the panel discussion and Sister Cyril.

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