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Fri Mar 07, 2014
College girl dies on Metro tracks
Metro services were disrupted for nearly an hour on Friday after a college student committed suicide by jumping in front of a Dum Dum-bound train at Sovabazar-Sutatuti station around 11.10am.
Child bride saved after SOS
A 16-year-old schoolgirl was rescued from her Dhapa home on Thursday night, hours before she was to be forcibly married off by her parents.
Mamata glare on faction fight
Calcutta, March 7: Mamata Banerjee today met Trinamul leaders from four districts where the choice of Lok Sabha poll candidates has caused resentment and 'sternly' told them that she would not tolerate factional feuds, sources said.
Shot taken at Victoria Memorial.. You can see the Victoria Memorial.. About Victoria Memorial:- The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata , West Bengal, India which was built between 1906 and 1921.
Changing Tracks - Saleha
"Good girls didn't live in sin, my parents told me. And what will the relatives and the community say? Param's father was a Major General in the army: too much at stake, if word got out."
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Ali's Karat and family 'factors'
Calcutta, March 6: A section in the CPM is unhappy with Subhashini Ali's nomination as a Lok Sabha poll candidate from Bengal, saying she does not belong to the state.
'Visitors' in the fray
Calcutta, March 5: Soccer star Bhaichung Bhutia and CPM leader Subhashini Ali seemingly face the same hurdle - the tag of "outsider".
Poll doctors and doctorates, and
Calcutta, March 5: Biomechanics versus oceanic history in Jadavpur, economics versus physics in Dum Dum, gynaecology versus general medicine in Barasat.
Central force worry for two phases
Calcutta, March 5: Bengal is likely to get 230-250 companies of central forces for the five-phase Lok Sabha polls in the state, which officials said would not be sufficient for the third and fifth phases in which some of the most sensitive constituencies will vote.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
A van carrying chicken mowed down two cyclists and injured two more before plunging 25 feet onto the side of a river at Kamla... Bengal police rescued a 16-year-old Simdega maidservant on Tuesday evening from Dum Dum, on Calcutta's northern fringes after... Artistes from Assam perform Bagdumba, a folk dance, at Parampara at G Town grounds in ... (more)
Maid escapes sleazy employer
Bengal police rescued a 16-year-old Simdega maidservant on Tuesday evening from Dum Dum, on Calcutta's northern fringes after she complained she was molested by her employer, an Air India official.
Blowin' In The Wind
Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland: The lowdown on Bengal
I just finished reading The Lowland in Kolkata, where I visited some of the places mentioned by the author, Jhumpa Lahiri.
Minister's promise: 60 mins, Metro extension: 10 mins
Metro Railway can't stay awake past 10pm without making its employees work for more than the stipulated eight hours a day.
Tax waiver scheme for Howrah
Property tax and commercial tax defaulters in Howrah have been given six months to clear their dues without paying penalty and interest.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Rain hint over 48 hrs
The weather department has hinted at the possibility of an overcast sky and light rain in the city for the next two days.
Cabbie the King won't take orders
Many of Calcutta's nonchalant cabbies think the Mamata Banerjee government's decision to make the 'no-refusal' display mandatory for all yellow taxis is an 'election gimmick' they needn't lose sleep over.
Many of Calcutta's nonchalant cabbies think the Mamata Banerjee government's decision to make the 'no-refusal' display mandatory for all yellow taxis is an 'election gimmick' they needn't lose sleep over.... Eight children had a narrow escape when a fire broke out in a pool car taking them to school at Liluah in Howrah on Tuesday m... Metro Railway ... (more)
South Africa: Sex Workers Demand Recognition and March to Parliament
Sex workers and sex worker advocates in Durban, Polokwane, Cape Town and Johannesburg took to the streets on Monday to honour International Sex Worker Rights' Day.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Chaos to School in the Cloud
A scene from Slumdog Millionaire, based on the novel Q&A that was inspired by Sugata Mitra's Hole in the Wall project Calcutta-born education scientist Sugata Mitra grew up in a strict Jesuit-school environment in Delhi where life was all about discipline and order.