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Saradha bill passed 2nd time
Calcutta, Dec. 12: The Assembly today passed for the second time a bill to rein in collective investment schemes, such as those the Saradha Group used to run, incorporating some suggestions made by Delhi but prompting questions if it would stand central scrutiny.
Dates set for CU polls
Student union elections in Calcutta will be held at 31 colleges on January 16 and at 27 colleges each on January 18 and 21. Calcutta University colleges in Howrah will go to the polls on January 21, and those in Hooghly and South 24-Parganas on January 28. Elections on the six CU campuses will be held on January 18. The university and the police ... (more)
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Gold brandwagon rolls into town
Her loyalty now lies with the organised retail jewellery chains that have invaded town, bringing with them both brand name and a brave new approach to gold as an object of desire.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
The Medical Council Amendment Bill seeks to reconstitute the disbanded Medical Council of India as a clean and transparent body.
Birder flock shoots rare birdies
Several species of birds previously unrecorded or rare in south Bengal have been sighted and photographed this season by a crop of young Calcutta birders armed with zooms and the zeal to walk the extra mile.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Power rate freeze fear for utilities
Calcutta, Dec. 9: Bengal is unlikely to witness a tariff hike in the next few months as the state power regulator, which takes a call on electricity rates, is yet to get two of its three decision-making members.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
A gang broke into an electronic goods showroom at Santragachhi in Howrah after allegedly beating up the guard and looted came... Suspended Calcutta police constable Tarak Das, once arrested for an attempt to murder, allegedly hit a 56-year-old man with a... US consul-general Helen LaFave walks with schoolchildren and other participants at the ... (more)
High-end cameras robbed from store
A gang broke into an electronic goods showroom at Santragachhi in Howrah after allegedly beating up the guard and looted cameras worth over Rs 10 lakh early on Sunday.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Railway job racket busted
Calcutta, Dec. 7: Railway vigilance officials followed an assistant train driver from Purulia's Adra to an apartment in Howrah and arrested four persons who had allegedly taken money from candidates with the promise of leaking question papers of a recruitment test tomorrow.
Books for company at 80
He debuted at No. 1 in 1950 With Koto Ajanare and 63 years later, he's still a bestselling writer.
Justice Ganguly is a victim of Trinamool conspiracy, says the CPI
In the corridors of the headquarters of the Communist Party of India on Alimuddin Street in Calcutta, a conspiracy theory is being given shape ever since the name of Justice A.K. Ganguly was made public, ending two weeks of speculation about the identity of the Supreme Court judge accused of sexual harassment by a female law intern from Calcutta.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Indians on top at Asia Pacific Junior Golf
Kolkata, Dec 6 : Indian boys and girls emerged on top in the respective categories at the end of the second day of the Asia Pacific Junior Golf Championship being played at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club here on Friday.
Winter hope on sub-16 hat-trick
The Celsius dropped below 16 degrees for the first time this season on Friday as cold winds from the north picked up just enough for the weather office to sight winter.
Kolkata remembers its rendezvous with Mandela - Indiatalkies.com
Kolkata, Dec 6: Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela breathed his last thousands of miles away in South Africa, but in Kolkata, as people mourned, they also recalled Friday the man who visited here 23 years ago.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
CU poll dates finalised
CU colleges in Howrah will go to the polls on January 21, and those in Hooghly and South 24-Parganas on January 28. Elections on the six CU campuses will be held on January 18. The poll dates were finalised at a meeting of officers from Calcutta, Howrah, Hooghly and South 24-Parganas police and senior officials of CU on Thursday.
Anglo-Indians' ability to integrate is their strength
Kolkata, Dec 5 : The Anglo-Indians' biggest strength is their ability to fit in and integrate with the local populace, Michael Shane Calvert, the community's nominated representative in West Bengal legislative assembly, has said.
Jhumpa Lahiri's 'The Lowland' among Time's top 10 - Indiatalkies.com
Washington, Dec: Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri's new novel, "The Lowland", set in Kolkata of the 1960s, has been listed fourth in Time magazine's top ten books of fiction in 2013.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
From treasures to banality
Like everyone in India with any sort of platform for 'opinionating', and we all know how many forums exist for that urban colloquial term these days, I have a view on the Think/Tejpal debacle.
Bicycle diary, German-style: duo log 4,000km and counting
German consul general Rainer Schmiedchen is flanked by Til Fischer and Lucas Drescher in Calcutta.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Call for FIR initiative
New Delhi, Dec. 3: An academic and a former IAS officer have urged the Chief Justice of India to take the initiative to get an FIR registered on the basis of the sexual harassment complaint by a law intern.