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55 min ago | TrekEarth

Golden Hour

Took this sunset at Udaypur Beach .. About Digha:- Digha is a seaside resort city in the state of West Bengal, India.

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5 hrs ago | Express India

IIT Kharagpur eyeing international status

Summary There would be now a regular two-way traffic between the institute and other foreign universities, said Siddhartha Mukhopadhyay.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Telegraph

Rural, civic absence affects cleaning

Siliguri, July 27: Absence of elected boards in the rural and urban bodies of Siliguri subdivision has led to a breakdown of conservancy and removal of piggeries in town at a time Japanese Encephalitis has taken the shape of an outbreak.

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The Telegraph

Backstreet kids compose skit tribute to stars

Children of sex workers will present a tribute to the stars who have twinkled in the sky that envelops the youngsters in darkness.

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The Telegraph

Lift key to Tallah tank repairs

The first overhaul of the Tallah tank has to wait till the 105-year-old structure that towers over the city at 110ft gets a lift.

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The Telegraph

Toll 111, Deb blames count error

Pigs on Sunday roam free on the Eastern Bypass of Siliguri, where a dumping ground is a stone's throw from five educational institutions - Don Bosco School, Salesian College, Nirmala Convent, Auxilium Convent and Goodricke School for Special Education.

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Newkerala.com

Minor girl abducted from shelter home

A teenaged girl from West Bengal, who was rescued from traffickers last week, has been kidnapped from a shelter home here, police said Sunday.

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Palladium-Item

Joan L. Fishback

<![CDATA[RICHMOND, Ind. - Joan L. Fishback age 92, of Richmond, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community. Born August 23, 1921, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Edward E. and Elizabeth Biggert Landers, Joan graduated from high school in Newton, Massachusetts. She earned a physical therapy license from Bouve School in Boston. During World War II, Joan was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was the first physical therapist to serve in the China-Burma-India Theater, where she set up and ran the therapy programs at army hospitals in Calcutta, India and Kunming, China. After being discharged in 1946, she completed a bachelor's degree at Tufts University and then worked as a physical therapist at the Boston Veteran Administration Hospital, ultimately becoming chief therapist. In Richmond, Joan worked as a physical therapist for Colonial Crest Convalescent Center, served on the boards of R.S.V.P. and Meals-on-Wheels, and was active in the Society for Preservation and Use of Resources. She delivered Meals-on-Wheels herself for over 20 years and was active in First Friends Meeting and numerous other organizations. Survivors include her son, Paul (Barbara) Fishback of Grandville, Michigan, and two grandchildren, Margaret Fishback and Andrew Fishback, both of Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William Fishback who died on March 9, 2014, and brother, Edward Landers Jr. who died serving his country during the war. A memorial service for Joan L. Fishback will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community in the Community Room, 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial gifts may be made to: Girls Inc. of Wayne County, P.O. Box 43, Richmond, IN 47374 and http://www.girlsincwayne.org/donate-to-girls-incorporated/. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

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TrekEarth

Monsoon Evening

It was a monsoon evening.. You can see the Vidyasagar Setu on Ganga river.. Shot taken at 7 pm..

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Telegraph

Virus alerts Bengal ignored

Calcutta, July 26: The state government allegedly ignored alerts from the Centre for Research in Medical Entomology, Madurai, in 2012 on Japanese encephalitis, the revelation coming on a day the administration announced a slew of measures to tackle the outbreak in north Bengal.

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Newindpress

Around The Country in 51 Days

Much like Phileas Fogg in novelist Jules Verne's classic novel Around the World in Eighty Days, explorer Ejji K Umamahesh, 65, too set out to see new places.

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The Telegraph

Remembered readings

Cleaning out some bookshelves recently, I came across an old hardback. The colourful paper jacket had long gone but I recognized the book even before I read the title.

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Nerve News

Bengal seeks central help for encephalitis vaccination

Rattled by the encephalitis outbreak in the northern part of the state, the West Bengal government Saturday said it would seek the central government's help for vaccination of adults to prevent the disease from spreading.

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Express India

Railways worker allegedly gangraped in Kolkata, perpetrators...

A middle-aged woman working with Railways today alleged that four co-workers had gangraped her for days together and threatened to upload those obscene photographs on internet if she opened her mouth, police said.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

DNA India

Encephalitis deaths in West Bengal might have crossed 100, Mamata Banerjee suspends 3 top officials

The chief minister and health minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee suspended three senior health officials from North Bengal on Friday.

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The Otago Daily Times

India struggles to contain 'brain fever'

A man sits inside an ambulance next to his relative, who is suspected to be suffering from encephalitis, outside a hospital in Jalpaiguri district of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.

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TrekEarth

Before The Storm

Shot taken At Shankarpur.. About Shankarpur:- Shankarpur is a virgin beach town located 14 km east of Digha in West Bengal.

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Nerve News

Teacher held for roughing up minor student in Bengal

A school teacher in West Bengal's Howrah district was detained Friday for allegedly thrashing a class 8 student caught talking during class, even as several incidents of corporal punishment were reported from the state.

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The Telegraph

Enterovirus suspicion in encephalitis zone

July 24: Experts from Pune's National Institute of Virology who have toured parts of north Bengal have told district health authorities that they suspect enterovirus outbreak to be the reason for the high death count.

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India.com

Sukhen Dey: 4 things to know about the Gold winner at Commonwealth Games 2014

Weightlifter Sukhen Dey handed India the second gold at the Commonwealth Games on the opening day.

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