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Mamata smells blood,rushes to Lalgarh

February 5, 2009 3:19:18 am

With an eye on the backward community votes before the Lok Sabha polls,Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday backed the tribal agitation in Lalgarh and lambasted the ruling CPM for killing innocent tribals.

Central panel raps state for laxity on child welfare

February 5, 2009 3:17:13 am

While the state government has been asking the Centre for more funds for children shelter homes in the state,it has still not formed a state advisory board...

Centre alarmed over monasteries springing up in North Bengal

February 5, 2009 3:14:23 am

Alarmed at the construction of a number of monasteries by expatriate Tibetans in Siliguri and Jalpaiguri areas of north Bengal,the Union Home Ministry has alerted the state government to find out who were the people behind setting up of the monasteries.

Medico ‘abducted’ at CMCH,rescued

February 5, 2009 3:13:17 am

After a dramatic hunt,the Kolkata Police’s detective department sleuths on Wednesday night rescued a student of the Calcutta Medical College & Hospital hours after she was allegedly kidnapped and driven around the city by three youths in a car.

GJM-CM talks hit a bump,Gurung spits fire in Nepali

February 5, 2009 3:11:41 am

The strife-torn Dooars region seemed headed for a flashpoint again when Gorkha Janamukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung said on Wednesday his meeting with Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee “did not go well”

The Importance of Being Invisible

February 4, 2009 3:00:23 am

Tash Aw sympathises with Booker winner Aravind Adiga. “Whenever you write an honest account of your country and show it in an ‘unfavourable’ light,you are bound to upset many people,” says Aw.

New canvas

February 4, 2009 2:59:16 am

During the inaugural ceremony of the new wing of the National Gallery of Modern Art,Union Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni made a reference to the innumerable architectural drawings...

Disjointed Frames

February 4, 2009 2:57:31 am

Airports,stadiums and malls,for most of us these are little more than urban public places,but for Boston-based Indian artist,Kanishka Raja,they are symbols of change.

Seeds fall at South Club

February 4, 2009 2:54:40 am

Rajat Maheshwari justified his wild card by reaching the quarter-finals defeating sixth seed Shaikh Abdullah of Andhra 6-4,7-5 in the Junior Tennis Super Series being played at the South Club here.

Golf is tougher,says Jadeja

February 4, 2009 2:53:30 am

Himmat Singh Rai shot five under 65 to take first day honours,but Ajay Jadeja was the centre of attraction.

CAB to probe ‘fixed match’

February 4, 2009 2:51:59 am

A day after a senior Cricket Association of Bengal official created a sensation by admitting that match-fixing is rampant in the Kolkata Maidan...s

Bail plea of drug peddler rejected

February 4, 2009 2:49:15 am

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday rejected the bail petition of Nelson Vincent who was arrested for selling hashish.

57 yrs of theatre and still not (ham)strung

February 4, 2009 2:47:33 am

If it has been for no other play,it was Nathbati Anathbath,a play based on the character of Draupadi of Mahabharat,which could have fetched the Padmashri award to 61-year-old Shaonli Mitra...

Website launched to wake up young voters in state

February 4, 2009 2:44:56 am

With the Lok Sabha elections round the corner,an Election Commission-approved voting aid website— — has been launched in Kolkata...

It’s a matter of spelling it right

February 4, 2009 2:43:47 am

The American Center in Kolkata held its annual Spelling Bee competition for the third time in a row this year.

Two cops get life for ‘encounter’

February 4, 2009 2:42:33 am

An inspector and a sub-inspector of the Bengal Police on Tuesday were sentenced to life imprisonment by a fast-track court at Kalyani for a fake encounter in 1997 in which a 40-year-old history-sheeter was shot dead by them.

CPM worker shot dead by ‘Maoists’ in Purulia

February 4, 2009 2:41:23 am

A CPM activist was killed and another injured in an attack by a group of suspected CPI (Maoists) on Tuesday evening at Balarampur in Purulia district.

Fire norms flouted,book fair manages conditional NOC 3 days after inauguration

February 4, 2009 2:39:54 am

Despite poor firefighting measures adopted at the 33rd Kolkata Book Fair,fire minister Pratim Chatterjee allowed his department to arrange for a conditional No Objection Certificate...

Bus owners play hard ball,threaten strike

February 4, 2009 2:37:55 am

With the meeting between the bus owners’ unions and state transport minister not leading to any concrete solution on Tuesday,the bus owners have threatened to go on a strike unless the government considers revision of the new fare chart.

CM sends Rs 1,000-cr SOS to PM

February 4, 2009 2:31:29 am

Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting him to convene a Centre-state meeting to find ways on how to tackle recessionary effects on the economy.

Mamata hit by friendly fire,Cong cool

February 4, 2009 2:29:19 am

Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress has a new problem in hand — two of her allies have claimed at least five Lok Sabha seats for the upcoming elections.

Lalgarh simmers,tribals lay siege after 3 deaths

February 4, 2009 2:26:12 am

A day after three tribals were killed in the exchange of gunfire with CPM cadres,the locals in the Lalgarh-Jhargram belt on Tuesday laid siege to the area to begin an indefinite blockade and vowed to spread the agitation in other districts as well.

Buddha smiles: Haldia gets what Nandigram threw

February 4, 2009 2:24:46 am

After the fiasco at Nandigram and companies like Tata Motors and DLF pulling out of the state,Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today got a reason to cheer...

Kolkata: New York Times Square squared in author’s eyes

February 3, 2009 10:40:09 pm

Kolkata,said African-American author Arthur Flowers,reminded him of New York. In his blog,he described the city as “New York Times Square squared”.

Jadeja set for a new innings

February 3, 2009 3:39:21 am

For cricketers to try a hand at golf is very common nowadays. But this one is different.