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10 hrs ago | The Telegraph

Extortion finger from within

Durgapur, July 9: A Trinamul MLA in Durgapur has written to police urging them to stop "extortion" by a construction-materials syndicate allegedly run by a party colleague, the first such letter to the law-enforcers by a ruling party leader.

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14 hrs ago | The Telegraph

Hakim holds out mega hope for Howrah

Howrah, a view from the top. Urban development minister Firhad Hakim on Wednesday promised to turn it into a mega city Howrah could shed years of hurt as Calcutta's neglected sister to become a mega city if urban development minister Firhad Hakim's promise on Wednesday comes true.

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20 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

Spell out stand on Tapas Paul's remarks: Calcutta High Court to Bengal

The Calcutta High Court Wednesday asked the West Bengal government to spell out its stand on the rape-and-violence remarks made by Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member Tapas Paul.

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Yesterday | The Telegraph

Super girls show what it takes to beat the odds

A milkman's daughter made it to the IIT to pursue her dream of becoming a physicist.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Telegraph

Charity begins at home...

New Delhi, July 8: If any two states can be called winners and losers in the battle for railway largesse, they were... : railway minister Sadananda Gowda's Karnataka and former railway minister Mamata Banerjee's Bengal, respectively.

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The Telegraph

Pending-project straw in rail budget

D.V. Sadananda Gowda never mentioned Calcutta in his budget speech but the city of stuck railway projects can take heart from the budget's emphasis on pending schemes.

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The Telegraph

Switch on sun to light up homes, slash power bill

Calcutta's is looking for some help from the sun to satiate its growing hunger for power, which touched an all-time high of 2,042MW in the afternoon of June 12 in the CESC-served areas.

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The Telegraph

Smart rehearsal for heavy shower

A 10-minute smart shower on Tuesday afternoon was described as dress rehearsal for a big monsoon show scheduled for Thursday.

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Live Design Online

Barreca, Dodge, And More Design 2014 Behind The Scenes Holiday Cards

The PLASA Foundation announces its 2014 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards, created by an impressive array of all-star designers and young talent - Chris Barreca, Marci Bilskie, Alexander Dodge, Andrew Hefter, Todd Rosenthal, and Donyale Werle.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Telegraph

BJP surge at cost of CPM and Cong

Calcutta, July 7: State BJP president Rahul Sinha today said around two lakh people had joined the party as primary members since the Lok Sabha polls in May, an over 70 per cent surge for the organisation that is trying to establish itself as the principal Opposition in Bengal.

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The Telegraph

Getting past that year of bitter memories

The interior of the Sea Ip shrine , A modern version of a hand-written community newspaper , The former chamber of the Chinese dentists' association , A closed municipal vat near the Toong On Church The breakfast served in Calcutta's Tiretta Bazar - ostensibly the city's older, original China Town - is truly appetizing.

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Trend Hunter Magazine

Indian Market Portraits - Flower Man by Ken Hermann Captures Exotic...

Flower Man by Ken Hermann, a photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a portrait series that captures sellers from the Malik Ghat Flower Market.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Telegraph

'Price' of hooch protest

Calcutta, July 5: The dismembered body of a college student who was the face of protests against hooch dens and alleged harassment of women in his North 24-Parganas neighbourhood was found beside railway tracks near Barasat this morning.

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The Telegraph

Home is where the care is

Amal Kumar Dasgupta, 94, and wife Indrani, 83, get their blood pressure checked at their Golf Green home.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Nerve News

D.Y. Patil takes over as acting Bengal governor

Bihar Governor D.Y. Patil was Friday sworn in as acting governor of West Bengal in place of M.K. Narayanan who relinquished office and left the city during the day.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Telegraph

After freedom, joy of seeing streets and faces

Captain Aninda Sengupta, the Calcuttan in command of the ship stranded off the Dubai coast for a year, set foot on shore on Wednesday night after 201 days of 'living like a hostage'.

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The Telegraph

Malaria poser stings in court

A memorial to Sir Ronald Ross, who discovered how the Anopheles mosquito spreads malaria, at SSKM.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Telegraph

Four die during downpour

A hand extended for help around 7pm at Sunny Park after Calcutta's road transport system melted away in the afternoon downpour.

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The Telegraph

Wetnesday tests lifelines

A six-inch crack in one of the tracks stalled the Metro between Girish Park and Maidan for over an hour on Wednesday evening, leaving hundreds of commuters stranded on rain-drenched streets.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Telegraph

Rain pain for fans in

A girl makes her way through a submerged Dalhousie street at 8pm on Tuesday like a striker dribbling across a wall of defenders.

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