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18 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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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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The Telegraph

Boxer behind Sonakshi's upper cut

If Sonakshi Dabangg Sinha is a knockout as a boxer in her upcoming release Holiday , she has a Calcuttan to thank for helping her pack a Laila Ali punch.

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The Telegraph

High Court stays judgea s order asking Bengala s police chief to appear before him

Calcutta, Apr 11 : A Calcutta High Court division bench on Friday stayed a judge's order asking the state's police chief to appear before it and passing caustic observations against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in connection with a panchayat member's murder in which some ruling Trinamool Congress leaders are accused.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Daily Star

Jamini Roy a Bengali artist of Modern India

Today marks the 127th birth anniversary of legendary Indian painter Jamini Roy. Roy was one of the earliest and most significant modernists of the 20th century Indian art whose career spanned nearly six decades.

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The Telegraph

A high-risk, low-reward plank that touches all

In the four weeks since her 12-year-old son was diagnosed with blood cancer, Shah Jahan Begum has only fleetingly wondered why the government isn't paying for the medicines he will need.

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Poverty hurdle for high jumper

Raising the bar is not a difficult task for young high jumper Sunita Hembram, a Class VII student of Subhasganj High School in Raiganj.

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Man held for stealing ornaments

A former employee of a jewellery shop, accused of stealing ornaments worth Rs 6 lakh, was traced to a village in Odisha and arrested on Wednesday with the help of a train ticket that he had allegedly left behind at the crime scene.

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The Telegraph

Poll extends summer break

Many state-aided schools in areas that will go to poll on May 12 will have an extended summer vacation - a week to fortnight more than usual.

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The Telegraph

Rs 850 for a 10km journey

A Calcuttan on his way to Howrah railway station in a taxi on Tuesday night was allegedly tricked into getting off on a dark and deserted stretch near Netaji Indoor Stadium, threatened and forced to pay almost six times the normal fare.

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