Calcutta, India Newswire (Page 2)

Calcutta, India Newswire (Page 2)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Calcutta, India. (Page 2)

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  1. Lok Sabha MP Renuka Sinha dies, Mamata grievesRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 17 | Newkerala.com

    Cooch Behar, Aug. 18 : Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Cooch Behar and All India Trinamool Congress leader Renuka Sinha died on Thursday due to heart stroke. Sinha, 67, died at 8.30 p.m. at a private hospital.

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  2. CalcuttaRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 16 | The Telegraph

    A young woman's freedom to work and walk without fear in her city was snatched on Independence Day eve by two drunk men who waylaid, slapped and punched her while a constable stood watching a few... The dengue anthem is playing in town, a reprise of an awareness song composed in 2013 to feebly fight a disease whose sting rate touched 3,000 on Tuesday with 134 new cases... The next few days are likely to be rainy under the impact of a low pressure area which is set to intensify into a depression on Wednesday. Two Class II students of Hindu School were injured on Tuesday when a window grille they had scaled for fun came off while they were trying to get down.

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  3. 69 artists brilliantly showcase Indian historical landmarks on the mapRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | The Indian Express

    On the 69th anniversary of India's Independence, Indianama, an art-exhibition in Delhi, presents the story of India through art - paintings, graphic novels and installations - created within a map of the nation. As one of the artists, Aparijita Chowdhury puts it, "the moment was the harbinger of hope and happiness in the country as it did bring the most awaited news, leaving India an independent country.

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  4. Did you know? These celebs were born on August 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    On the occasion of India's 70th Independence Day, here's a look at some celebrities from varied fields who were born on the auspicious occasion. Rakhee Gulzar: The veteran Bollywood actress, who made a name for herself first as a female lead, and then as a character artist, was born the very day India got Independence, August 15, 1947, in Ranaghat, now part of West Bengal.

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  5. Bridge closure spawns trouble for commutersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | The Telegraph

    The city-bound flank of Vivekananda Setu - Bally bridge in popular parlance - is closed to traffic to facilitate repairs. The closure came into effect on July 1 and will remain in force till September 30. Residents of Bally, Liluah, Uttarpara, Dankuni and neighbouring areas take the bridge on their way to the airport, Rajarhat, New Town and Sector V. Since the closure, vehicles bound for Calcutta are being diverted to Nivedita Setu, the new bridge beside Vivekananda Setu.

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  6. In crater contest, nastiest one winsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | The Telegraph

    If the skies over Calcutta have opened up and the bedraggled roads are sporting dimples of incredible geometric diversity, it must be time for the Great Monsoon Pothole Pageant. Deep, wide, deceptive and dangerous - the city's rattle roads are vying with each other for the crown of craters in a contest designed to put every sinew and shock absorber to the test.

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  7. Do you know how the Indian flag evolved over time? What colour was the first ever Indian flag?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | India.com

    It's Independence Day today and just like every year, today too we shall wake up in the morning and watch the parade on TV, listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech, attend a flag hoisting in our college/society and then meet and discuss the state of the nation. Each Independence Day is incomplete without a flag hoisting and the singing of the Indian National Anthem, Jana Gana Mana.

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  8. How Anglo-Indian community created hockey teamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | The Times of India

    That Golden Age was between 1928 and 1956. Some pundits, however, would narrow it down to the period 1928-1936, when India, in its first three Olympics, annihilated all opposition, with the incredible goal ratio of 97:3, thus acquiring the reputation of being "magicians with hockey sticks".

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  9. Minority young professionals see signs of progressRead the original story

    Friday Aug 12 | Rochester Business Journal

    ... young and has a 6-year old daughter. That's the huge difference." Cooney, who was adopted as a baby from Calcutta, India, and other rising minority professionals are eager to expand the voices of influence in Rochester. They believe it will produce ...

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  10. BJP demands sacking of TMC leaders who figured in Narada stingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | Times of Oman

    Allahabad: Coming down heavily on the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal over the Narada sting operation case, the BJP on Saturday demanded that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sack her top leaders who figured in the tapes in the wake of the findings of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory. "During the assembly polls, Mamata kept alleging that the tapes that had emerged as a result of the sting operation were doctored.

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  11. A Graphic Novelist Captures the Paradoxes of Living in the "New India"Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | New Yorker

    There's been talk of a "New India" ever since the country's economic liberalization took place more than two decades ago. But the term has always meant different things to different people: an India with potentially the world's largest middle class, a global India with an exploding youth demographic, an ascendant India that can serve as a counter to a rising China.

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  12. Behind first made-in-India planes: 'Spitfire' SinghRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | The Times of India

    The Indian Air Force was being deployed in World War II to fight the Japanese in Burma. Warrant officer Harjinder Singh wondered out aloud: "Why should we fight this war for the British?" Being heavily influenced by the Congress-led Freedom Struggle, he wasn't convinced that Indians should fight for the British.

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  13. Comment on The British Engineered India's Poverty by...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | Atanu Dey on India's Development

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the UK is generating a lot of enthusiastic support from many, as expected. I don't waste time on following the hoopla.

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  14. Food army on I-Day driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | The Telegraph

    The project is part of a larger #Mission500k, undertaken by a 5,000-strong Robin Hood Army that plans to reach out to 5 lakh people in India and Pakistan on August 14 and 15. Joining the 120-member Calcutta team, for the first time, is a young army from DPS Ruby Park. The Robins, as the volunteers are popularly called, collaborate with restaurants and corporates to distribute food packets to the underprivileged and sick at least once every week.

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  15. SSP battles on in RioRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | The Telegraph

    Golf is an individual sport and there are very few opportunities when you get to play for the country. So I'm glad SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri have got the chance at the Olympics and they are soaking it in.

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  16. Call for road Delhi has offeredRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | The Telegraph

    Aug. 12: Mamata Banerjee today asked the Centre to hand over an 84km stretch of NH34 to the state if it cannot widen it on time, but Nabanna officials said the Bengal administration had already been requested to take over the portion of the road in July and was yet to respond to the Union government's proposal. At a review meeting in Nadia's Kalyani, the chief minister expressed her dismay at the condition of the Barasat-Krishnagar stretch.

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  17. Mexican authorities investigate tiger sighting - nine months after one escaped from a restaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | Canada.com

    ... a Royal Bengal tiger prowls in Sunderbans, at the Sunderban delta, about 130 kilometers (81 miles) south of Calcutta, India. An Indian fisherman says a tiger has snatched a man off a fishing boat and dragged him away into a mangrove swamp. MEXICO ...

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  18. Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Indiana case Aug. 11th, re forum non conveniensRead the original story

    Friday Aug 12 | Indiana Law Blog

    Ashoke Deb contracted with an Indian moving company, Allied Lemuir, to move his belongings from Calcutta, India to St. John's, Canada, but his belongings never left India. He now seeks to hold the defendants, two United States companies, SIRVA, Inc. and Allied Van Lines, Inc., responsible for the improper disposal and loss of his personal property in connection with his move.

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  19. Study shows pendency of cases longest in Allahabad HC, shortest in SikkimRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | The Indian Express

    The long pendency of cases and shortage of judges are frequently discussed crises of the Indian judiciary. A first-of-its kind study has now estimated their precise magnitude - and identified, through the analyses of publicly available data, problems specific to particular courts.

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  20. Target: tiniest pollutantRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | The Telegraph

    The eastern bench of the National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed the state pollution control board to "continuously measure PM 2.5", the tiniest and most potent air pollutant, in Calcutta and Howrah. The pollution control board mostly measures PM 10, which being at least four times larger has comparatively less penetration into the lungs and is hence much less damaging to health.

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