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4 hrs ago | 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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Groong

Remembering India's Forgotten Holocaust

REMEMBERING INDIA'S FORGOTTEN HOLOCAUST Lankaweb, Sri Lanka July 11 2014 Posted on July 10th, 2014 Rakesh Krishnan Simha - Courtesy tehelka.com [British policies killed nearly 4 million Indians in the 1943-44 Bengal Famine] The Bengal Famine of 1943-44 must rank as the greatest disaster in the subcontinent in the 20th century.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Telegraph

Overseas property buy loses appeal

Calcutta, July 11: Indians buying property abroad using the proceeds from the sale of property in India will not be exempted from capital gains tax, impacting plans to settle overseas.

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The Telegraph

Budget seal on AIIMS in Bengal

Finance minister Arun Jaitley's first Union budget has one provision the Trinamul Congress would have no complaints about: an 'AIIMS-like institution' for Bengal at a location already chosen by the state government.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

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India's new gov't unveils budget, pledging to revive economy

A shop owner waits for customers at a roadside stall in Calcutta, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal, July 10, 2014.

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The Telegraph

Nine killed

Calcutta, July 10: Nine farm labourers were killed in a Howrah village around noon today after being struck by lightning.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

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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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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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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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

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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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