Calcutta, India Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Photographs from Kolkata: These colonial structures helped Calcutta rule over the subcontinentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2017 | The Indian Express

    In the late seventeenth century when the Mughals still held tight the reins of power in Bengal, Job Charnock, the staunchly loyal servant of the East India Company landed in a small swampy village called Sutanuti in Bengal. He was sent as an agent to set up a trading post for the English in the region.

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  2. Post 1947, the mixed fortunes of the mixed race Anglo-IndiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2017 | The Indian Express

    "Who am I? ..is a question that I have found more difficult to answer than any other in my life," says Margaret White, an Anglo-Indian culinary consultant who lives in Bengaluru and gives weekly classes at her home for reviving the Anglo Indian cuisine, something which she feels is a responsibility on her part. Margaret's ancestors were supervisors in the Kolar Gold Fields, a mining region in Karnataka, and she grew up with rich tales of life in the Colonial era and how things changed post Independence.

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  3. Airport hub for train to terminalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | The Telegraph

    Aug. 2: Calcutta airport will have a hub station by 2020 for two Metro lines along with proximity to the proposed East-West terminal point near Haldiram's on VIP Road, barely 2km away. Railway ministry officials said the task of shifting some airport utilities from the site had started.

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  4. Scattered rain on radarRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | The Telegraph

    Ballygunge received 40.1mm rain, of which 35mm came down in 45 minutes, according to the Calcutta Municipal Corporation website. Between 12.15pm and 1.15pm, Chowbaga near Ruby hospital received 27.4mm rain, 20.3mm of it in 30 minutes.

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  5. In a first, no Left member from Bengal in RSRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2017 | The Times of India

    The probable cancellation of Left Front candidate Bikash Bhattacharya's nomination is set to rest a contest in the Rajya Sabha polls from West Bengal. KOLKATA: The Election Commission has primarily found gaps in the nomination paper of Bikash Bhattacharya, the Left Front candidate for the sixth Rajya Sabha seat from West Bengal , that might well lead to its cancellation.

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  6. Getting to know villagersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | The Telegraph

    Though extremely unstable, agricultural growth has far outpaced population growth in recent years; the supply of agricultural goods per head has risen. The proportion of population dependent on agriculture has been falling; so goods produced per agricultural family have been rising even faster.

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  7. Global scholars return with stories of adventure, grit and personal growthRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2017 | UB Reporter

    Abby LaPlaca and Kayleigh Reed would be exceptional UB students even if they were not writing their own stories on the power of global scholarship. Called the "epitome" of a Fulbright winner before she left, LaPlaca was an award-winning Latin dancer, UB Presidential Scholar and student speaker at the 2015 University Commencement.

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  8. CalcuttaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2017 | The Telegraph

    A young agricultural engineer born, brought up and educated in a Bengal town that has launched many brilliant careers is returning to his roots after more than a decade abroad to sow what he has... Last week's rainy spell has brought out the worst in Calcutta roads. Craters, potholes, eroded bitumen, piles of stone chips, remains of tram tracks - roads... Acute Febrile Illness, a fever caused by a group of pathogens, has affected hundreds of Calcuttans, mostly children and the elderly.

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  9. As a USC fan, I've never rooted for Clemson. But in this case, I say: "Go Tigers!"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2017 | Myrtle Beach Online

    In this Saturday, April 26, 2014, file photo, a Royal Bengal tiger prowls in Sunderbans, at the Sunderban delta, about 130 kilometers south of Calcutta, India. India's latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working.

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  10. Calcutta Cricket Club brings cosmopolitan flavours of India to CalgaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2017 | CBC News

    From left: Rene Bhullar, Cody Willis, Maya Gohill, Amber Anderson and Shovik Sengupta of the Calcutta Cricket Club. It's not very often a new restaurant comes along that has the air of a Wes Anderson movie, a tiger above the bar, and dried grass patio umbrellas reminiscent of Gilligan's Island .

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  11. Arjuna didn't say final was fixed, says MuraliRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | The Telegraph

    Calcutta: Muttiah Muralidharan doesn't wish to read much into Arjuna Ranatunga's demand for a probe into Sri Lanka's 2011 World Cup final loss to India at the Wankhede. Sri Lanka's only 50-over World Cup-winning captain recently said he had been shocked by their six-wicket defeat in the final.

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  12. Exams on council agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | The Telegraph

    July 27: The ICSE council will meet the heads of the 400-odd schools in Bengal affiliated to it on August 31 to discuss measures to ensure "absolute clarity" on plans to introduce board exams in classes V and VIII. The meeting, to be addressed by Gerry Arathoon, the chief executive and secretary of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, will also discuss the proposed common school curriculum to be followed from pre-school to Class VIII.

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  13. Rain check on flower marketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | The Telegraph

    July 27: Heavy rainfall and floods in parts of south Bengal have left the city's flower business withered at a time when demand usually rises. Rose, marigold, tuberose, hibiscus and lotus are currently either scarce or not available in flower shops across the city because the supply chain from East and West Midnapore, Birbhum and Burdwan has been cut off.

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  14. Supreme Court nixes Assam law to bypass mantri capRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | The Times of India

    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down as unconstitutional a law passed by Assam assembly 13 years ago to allow the then Congress government headed by Tarun Gogoi to appoint MLAs as parliamentary secretaries after Parliament had put a cap on the number of ministers. A bench of Justices J Chelameswar, R K Agrawal and A M Sapre allowed a petition by late Bimolangshu Roy, whose plea was first filed in Gauhati high court in 2005 and later transferred by the SC to itself in 2006.

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  15. CalcuttaRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2017 | The Telegraph

    Calcutta roads stand tall in the face of a Hooghly in spate, providing insurance against river flooding in the middle of the rainiest monsoon phase in years. Rs 40 a kilo in late June, Rs 80 in early July and now a new high of Rs 120.

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  16. Survey to boost transportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | The Telegraph

    July 26: The state government has decided to run more buses during late evening and when the demand is high following a survey that has highlighted the need for a tweak in the timings. The government started the survey this week across seven key locations in Calcutta to assess the availability and movement of buses during the morning and evening rush hours as the first step towards better utilisation of its fleet.

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  17. Woman slips and drowns in riverRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2017 | The Telegraph

    July 25: A woman drowned in the Hooghly last night after she, along with her brother, slipped through a gap between a launch and the jetty near Howrah station while trying to board the vessel. Arati Das, 25, was the first to slip.

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  18. Lessons from the TitanicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2017 | The Telegraph

    July 25: Coast Guard officials of India and Bangladesh are meeting in Calcutta to build on a search-and-rescue protocol for the Bay of Bengal that originated from the ultimate disaster at sea: the sinking of the Titanic in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912. Fishing boats and merchant vessels go missing in the choppy waters of the northern Bay of Bengal almost every monsoon, requiring both countries to jointly carry out search and rescue operations.

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  19. CU not to increase college seatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | The Telegraph

    July 24: Calcutta University today turned down an appeal from 12 colleges to increase the number of seats. The move follows higher education minister Partha Chatterjee's advice that the intake capacity of colleges should not be raised without adequate infrastructure.

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  20. Ban on auto light and soundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | The Telegraph

    July 24: The state government today asked all autorickshaw operators in and around Calcutta to remove LED lights and sound systems from their vehicles by August 15 and not carry more than four passengers. The directive came during a meeting between transport minister Suvendu Adhikari and representatives of 125 autorickshaw unions, who were told to ensure that drivers "behave properly" with passengers.

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