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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.

Agarwal stuns second seed in Super Series

February 3, 2009 3:38:24 am

Boys’ singles Under-14 second seed Chandigarh boy Nishchay Rawal was knocked out by Rishabh Agarwal of Andhra Pradesh 3-6,4-6 at the Junior Tennis Super Series being played at the Calcutta South Club.

Best left-hander ever? Ganguly votes for Caribbean prince

February 3, 2009 3:37:34 am

Months after he quit international cricket,and years after numerous debates that juxtaposed him against Brian Lara,former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has come up with an interesting take — that Lara is the best left-hander that he’s come across.

At 195,Indian Museum strikes all the right notes,from mayuri veena to nagara

February 3, 2009 3:34:53 am

From the famous figurine of a dancing girl found at the remains of Mahenjodaro,to the legendry Tansen,music goes a long way in developing the rich culture of our country.

Knowledge hub set to take off at Baruipur

February 3, 2009 3:33:44 am

Five premier Central government organisations on Monday informed the state government they were ready to start construction work at the plots allotted to them...

‘Shelter homes lack funds’

February 3, 2009 3:32:25 am

Following the death of a Baruipur shelter home inmate allegedly due to malnourishment nearly three weeks ago,the state government on Monday accepted that child shelter homes across the state are facing a severe shortage of funds.

HC wants to know Central norms on air pollution

February 3, 2009 3:31:23 am

The Calcutta High Court today sought to know from the counsel of the All Bengal Bus and Minibus Owners Association about the norms laid down in the Motor Vehicles Rules of the Union government...

Bangladeshi shot dead by BSF men

February 3, 2009 3:29:15 am

A Bangladeshi national was killed and another shot at by the Border Security Force personnel on Monday morning when a group of people were allegedly trying to cross the border.

Ex-banker banked on self,and has no regrets

February 3, 2009 3:28:08 am

At 27,chirpy Neha Bhatia comes across as just another girl-next-door. It’s difficult to picture her cracking numbers,mulling over complicated financial reports,scouting through dingy markets for fabrics and haggling with hard-nosed shopkeepers.

Torn by feud,CPM sits over Lok Sabha list

February 3, 2009 3:25:25 am

The CPM is in a fix over distributing tickets for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in at least seven districts in Bengal.

Sister Nirmala: The apostle of peace in trying times

February 3, 2009 3:24:24 am

Sister Nirmala (64) is Mother Teresa’s successor as Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity. Born in Ranchi in Duranda on 23 July,1934...

RTI activists get a stall in fair play

February 3, 2009 3:22:37 am

For the first time in the Kolkata Book Fair,an NGO — National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI),West Bengal Chapter — has set up a stall for educating people about Right to Information Act

Govt firm on new fare regime for taxis,buses

February 3, 2009 3:21:48 am

The state government on Monday re-affirmed its stand on the recently-announced fare structure of taxis and buses.

Lalgarh on boil: 3 dead as tribals,CPM trade gun fire

February 3, 2009 3:20:32 am

A day after a local CPM leader was shot dead by suspected Maoists,bloody violence erupted in Lalgarh once again on Monday,leaving three dead and two others injured as the tribals exchanged gun fire with CPM cadres.

Mamata’s ‘ekla chalo’ act is over

February 3, 2009 3:19:19 am

Disappointed with the state leaders,Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee is now looking forward to meeting top Congress leaders in Delhi,including its chairperson Sonia Gandhi,to keep hopes alive for a grand alliance before the Lok Sabha polls.

Rs 14.33 lakh missing from SBI’s Malda ATMs

February 2, 2009 2:00:02 am

The State Bank of India officials on Sunday lodged a complaint with the police here alleging that Rs 14.33 lakh was missing from the two ATMs in Malda town.

Dolphin strays into canal,villagers come to its rescue

February 2, 2009 1:58:56 am

A joint effort by the villagers of East Midnapore and the district forest department officials saved the life of a river dolphin that had strayed into an irrigation canal.

A Scottish tale with a Bengali touch

February 2, 2009 1:57:19 am

The ambience was surreal. A young woman wooing the audience by narrating a Scottish folk tale while a young woman kept on unfolding the “pat” (a painting depicting a particular story) of the entire folk tale.

CM assures better facilities at book fair next year

February 2, 2009 1:55:44 am

After reviewing the facilities at the Kolkata Book Fair ground,Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday assured the representatives of the Publishers and Booksellers Guild to provide adequate infrastructure at the Milan Mela next year.

Buddha,Pranab sing chorus,seek pvt hands in healthcare

February 2, 2009 1:54:04 am

Speaking at the inauguration of a private hospital in the city on Sunday,External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee sought private investment in Bengal’s healthcare sector.

Scots come to aid of dying cemetry

February 2, 2009 1:52:34 am

Scottish people have set up a heritage trust-the Kolkata Scottish Heritage Trust-for preserving age-old Scottish heritage sites in the city.

Puppetry is not a dying art,feels Bengal’s Padma awardee

February 2, 2009 1:51:05 am

After being awarded Padma Shree this year,Kolkata-based puppeteer Suresh Dutta feels that the recognition is an affirmation of the popularity of the craft.