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2 hrs ago | The Telegraph

Canvass for colour with trams as canvas

A student paints on a tram at the Esplanade depot on Saturday; actor Saumitra Chatterjee looks at a motif on another coach.

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14 hrs ago | Outlook

Ties That Bind

IN the 1980s, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus showed the world that the poor are bankable.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

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Hindu devotees perform rituals in Calcutta, India

Indian Hindu devotees wait in a line beside a temple during Shitala Puja in Calcutta, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal, on April 19, 2014.

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TrekEarth

Vidyasagar Bridge

You can see the Vidyasagar Setu .. About Vidyasagar Setu:- Vidyasagar Setu , also known as the Second Hooghly Bridge , is a toll bridge over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India, linking the cities of Kolkata and Howrah.

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RecordNET

Tapan Munroe

Tapan Munroe, of Davis, California and long-time resident of Moraga, California died peacefully on April 1st 2014 surrounded by family from complications of Parkinson's disease.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Telegraph

Why on earth are we

Coming back to India after my latest seven-month sojourn in London, I seem to have landed in a country I do not recognise.

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India Together

Homecoming election for Harvard professor, courtesy Mamata

Historian and author Sugato Bose is taking a break from his position at Harvard University to contest the Lok Sabha elections from a key urban constituency in West Bengal as a candidate of the ruling Trinamool Congress.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

BellaOnline

Geraldine Mock

The day was April 17, 1964 and Geraldine Mock became the first woman to complete flight around the world in an airplane and she did it with only 750 hours of flying time under her belt.

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The Telegraph

Polling begins in West Bengal

Calcutta, Apr 17 : The first of the five-phase Lok Sabha poll in West Bengal began on Thursday in the four constituencies of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar.

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The Telegraph

get on the bus

Cern was born in 1954 - a phoenix rising from the ashes of war. At the beginning, and into the Sixties it was essentially for the Western countries, like Britain, France and Germany.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Telegraph

Brand guru's Bengal bond

Branding legend Wally Olins, who was appointed by the erstwhile Left Front government in its final months to create a brand identity for Bengal, died on Monday.

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The Telegraph

Software scuttles medical PG admission

The future of more than 500 doctors who had cleared their postgraduate entrance test has plunged into doubt with Calcutta High Court striking down the online selection process because of an alleged software glitch.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Telegraph

Speeding auto knocks down Howrah boy

A seven-year-old boy suffered grave head and spine injuries when a speeding autorickshaw ran him down on Foreshore Road, around 400m from Avani Riverside Mall in Howrah, on Tuesday evening.

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The Telegraph

Passage to prosperity

Policymakers in India have long felt the need for economic corridors to link adjoining states to facilitate growth by easing infrastructure bottlenecks, improving access to markets, and boosting productivity through urbanization and associated agglomeration effects.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Telegraph

Vulture nest at culture cradle

Rabindra Sadan, regarded by many as the state's culture cradle, has become a sanctuary for the critically endangered White-rumped Vulture in a beguiling choice of address by a species whose numbers have dwindled drastically.

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The Telegraph

Mall or market, Poila pulls the crowd

Calcutta's old shop stop - New Market, Gariahat and Hatibagan - gave new favourites Quest, South City and City Centre a run for their money on the weekend before Poila Baisakh.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

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Hindu devotees celcebrate Shiva Gajan Festival in India

Indian villagers watch devotees performing rituals during the Shiva Gajan Festival in Sona Palashi, a remote village some 140 kilometres west of Calcutta, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal, on April 12, 2014.

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The Telegraph

Buddha slams CM for sharing Anubrata dais

Naihati, April 13: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today criticised Mamata Banerjee for 'being seen in the company' of Anubrata Mondal, three days after Calcutta High Court referred to the same issue to wonder aloud 'are we in safe hands?' At a rally in Naihati to campaign for Barrackpore CPM candidate Subhashini Ali, the former chief minister said without ... (more)

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Ignore me more time as you like

Nati Binodini the first actress-singer of Bengali theater..She was a calcutta based, Bengali speaking renowned actress.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Telegraph

Bounty and new board

A combination of factors has rekindled hope for the East-West Metro after a stop-start-stop year - from a steep jump in allocation of funds by the railway ministry to the state government's renewed participation in the project.

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