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After 26/11,experts favour IT-based surveillance systems in public places

January 17, 2009 3:10:03 am

Experts feel that post-Mumbai terror attacks,information technology-based surveillance systems should be made an integral part of the security arrangements in public places.

HC directs state government to file affidavit on condition of jails

January 17, 2009 3:08:08 am

The Calcutta High Court has directed the Bengal government to file an affidavit on the prevailing condition of various district jails in the state within four weeks.

Govt to conduct tiger census in Sunderbans from February

January 17, 2009 3:07:16 am

Even as Sunderbans — the largest tiger habitat in India — did not figure in the All-India Tiger Census,2008,the state government is planning to submit more reliable data on big cats to the Wildlife Institute of India.

Sattar against Right to Education Bill,demands amendment

January 17, 2009 3:06:10 am

Minister for Minorities Development and Madrasa Education Abdus Sattar has criticised the Right to Education Bill,which implies free elementary education to all children,terming it unconstitutional.

Safiqul helped former Hizbul chief Dar enter India

January 17, 2009 3:05:11 am

Suspected Lashkar operative Safiqul has changed his statement to say that the terrorist he smuggled into India was none other than Hizbul Mujahideen co-founder Mohammad Ahsan Dar.

Brace for old vehicle ban from March 31

January 17, 2009 3:03:58 am

The ban on 15-year-old public transport vehicles,to be implemented after March 31,is expected to generate another round of controversy for the city yet to recover from the violence over the auto strike.

Rehman case: Todis get bail

January 17, 2009 3:02:40 am

The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to Kolkata businessman Ashok Todi and his brother Pradip Todi,accused of abetment to suicide of Rizwan Rahman,who married Ashok Todi’s daughter Priyanka against his wishes.

Mela: Transportation woes continue

January 17, 2009 3:01:31 am

Visiting the Sagar Mela next year will be a traumatic experience given the transportation woes faced by the pilgrims this year.

CPM soon to release list of LS candidates

January 17, 2009 2:58:47 am

Following the dent in its vote bank by Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress in the recent by-polls,the CPM is working overtime to finalise the list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.

Congress divided over alliance with Trinamool

January 17, 2009 2:57:31 am

Even as state Congress leaders held meetings with the party high command in Delhi to explore the possibility of a pre-poll alliance with the Trinamool Congress...

Darjeeling erupts again as GJM,opponents clash; Special IG,DSP among 25 cops injured

January 17, 2009 2:55:58 am

A large number of people were injured,including at least 25 police personnel,in a clash between supporters of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha and the anti-Gorkhaland groups in Nagrakata and Malbazar towns of Jalpaiguri district on Friday.

Despite court order,CITU-backed union’s posters,banners intact at Hotel Hindusthan International

January 17, 2009 2:54:26 am

Forget the Calcutta High Court’s directive banning protests within a 50-meter radius of the Hotel Hindusthan International (HHI). Posters and hoardings of the CITU-backed union have not been removed from the premises of the hotel.

I have to start it all over again: Bindra

January 16, 2009 3:16:00 pm

Abhinav Bindra’s day started with a visit to the Kali temple at Dakshineswar,a place about 14 kilometres off Kolkata abutting river Hooghly.

The Master at His Best

January 16, 2009 3:02:22 am

Though Bimal Roy adapted this Tagore classic in Hindi with Balraj Sahni in the lead,for most Bengalis the Tapan Sinha 1957 version is the last word in adaptation of Kabuliwala...

Role Call

January 16, 2009 3:00:28 am

For women who can’t have enough of Randeep Hooda,there’s a lot to look forward to,beginning with his forthcoming release Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaya.

Dostana’s Sole Award is Probably a Landmark Event

January 16, 2009 2:59:16 am

It was a first in the history of Indian cinema. A film featuring two men as a gay couple (albeit fake) bagged the Nokia 15th Annual Star Star Screen Award as the Best Couple.

Youth development is the key: Kahn

January 16, 2009 2:57:18 am

The FC Bayern Munich Under-23 side,sans Der Bomber Gerd Muller,arrived in the city early Thursday. Muller,who is the assistant coach of the team,is expected to come tomorrow.

It’s important to realise when to go: Ganguly

January 16, 2009 2:56:16 am

Life is now very easy for Sourav Ganguly post retirement and he is enjoying every bit of it.

Onus is on AICF: Anand

January 16, 2009 2:55:19 am

For Viswanathan Anand,retaining the world title was a challenge. Anand had earlier won the world championships a couple of times.

Filmmaker Tapan Sinha dies at 84,leaves behind a legend

January 16, 2009 1:38:52 am

Tapan Sinha (84),the legendary filmmaker from Bengal,passed away on Thursday morning at a city hospital after a prolonged illness.

Retro parade: Bengal on par with Bihar with 5.7% kids out of primary schools

January 16, 2009 1:37:14 am

The lavish allocation for Sarva Sikhsha Abhiyaan is doing no good to get the children to schools in West Bengal.

Protests not allowed near hotel: HC

January 16, 2009 1:22:45 am

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed the police to take necessary steps to ensure that no protests are held within 50-meter area around Hotel Hindusthan International.

Police move court for warrant on Gorkha leader

January 16, 2009 1:21:34 am

The Darjeeling police have approached the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate,Kurseong,for a warrant to arrest the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha’s Kurseong area president Pradip Pradhan...

Chief Minister congratulates CMCH docs on rare surgery

January 16, 2009 1:20:12 am

Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Thursday sent a letter to the principal of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital congratulating him and his team of doctors on performing a rare surgery

Tenant verification gets a lukewarm response

January 16, 2009 1:18:37 am

More than a month after the Kolkata police made it mandatory for landlords to submit a complete profile of their tenants at the local police station,the security initiative has received only a lukewarm response in the city.