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The holy dip day: All ways lead to Gangasagar today

January 14, 2009 4:05:44 am

Lakhs of pilgrims have already converged on the Gangasagar island to take the holy dip on Makar Sankranti today even as a constant stream of devotees from across the country and abroad were still pouring in.

Log-out fear stalks Wipro BPO centre

January 14, 2009 4:01:17 am

As the news spread that World Bank had in 2007 clamped a four-year ban on Wipro from doing any business with it,its tremors were felt in Kolkata by thousands of employees of Wipro Spectramind — the company’s BPO arm in the city — who fear the worst is yet to come.

Suspected LeT man picked up from Malda

January 14, 2009 3:59:48 am

The Criminal Investigation Department today arrested a suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba operative on Tuesday from the house of a retired Army constable in Malda and produced him before the Jangipur court,which remanded him to police custody for 14 days.

To discuss NSG hub,five-member team to visit city on Jan 19

January 14, 2009 3:57:20 am

A five-member team of the National Security Guards is coming to Kolkata on January 19 to discuss the proposed NSG hub to be set up in West Bengal.

CPM-backed union on backfoot over fake air tickets,travel bills

January 14, 2009 3:55:39 am

Members of the CPM-affiliated National Library Employees Union,who decided to fly to Assam to spend their holidays,have been caught in a controversy after the Pay and Accounts Department rejected their reimbursement bills,saying the air tickets submitted by them are not authentic.

Left sees no right in Somnath’s return to party

January 14, 2009 3:53:26 am

Yechury says no such proposal under the CPM’s consideration; Speaker won’t plead for re-induction While state Sports Minister Subhas Chakraborty’s demand for the re-induction of Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has set off a debate in the party with many senior leaders echoing similar sentiments,the Speaker himself refused to be drawn into the issue. Feigning […]

Nandram traders observe black day to protest Mayor’s demolition drive

January 13, 2009 6:31:00 am

The traders of Nandaram market observed a black day on Monday to mark one year of the massive fire that gutted the market place.

17-yr-old dies of ‘malnutrition’ at shelter home

January 13, 2009 6:09:10 am

Trouble broke out at the Jatiya Jaradhi Sansad,a home for the mentally-challenged boys situated at Haridebpur in Baruipur...

Clamour for Somnath’s return in CPM

January 13, 2009 6:06:21 am

With Lok Sabha elections round the corner,a sizeable section of the CPM’s top leadership in Bengal has begun pitching for Somnath Chatterjee to be brought back to the party fold.

HC order up in smoke in Maidan

January 13, 2009 6:04:02 am

Despite a 2007 Calcutta High Court order that prohibits the use of open ovens and burning of leaves and branches within a three-kilometre radius of Victoria Memorial,pilgrims on their way to Gangasagar seem to be unmindful of it.

Centre to help KMC set up new abattoir at Tangra

January 12, 2009 2:16:19 am

The Union Ministry of Food Processing has agreed to partly fund the new abattoir project of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC).

Kolkata confidential

January 12, 2009 2:15:30 am

Accident victims may die on the road as cops bicker to pass the buck,but no one can accuse them of being heartless.

We have given all documents to Pakistan: Pranab

January 12, 2009 2:14:19 am

India refuted Pakistan’s charges that it had not handed over all documents on the Mumbai terror attacks to its neighbour.

From Hiroko to Haridasi,a baul chooses her life

January 12, 2009 2:13:28 am

When Hiroko came to Santiniketan from Fukui City in Japan six years ago,her idea of India was coloured by the films of Satyajit Ray.

Keen to learn Indian rituals,Finnish lady gets ready for Gangasagar Mela

January 12, 2009 2:12:34 am

One glance at her and one might easily mistake her for a mystic heading towards the Gangasagar Mela— an event that draws more than 5 lakh pilgrims from different parts of the country to the state.

‘No talks with Centre,until leaders are freed’

January 12, 2009 2:11:48 am

The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) has refused to participate in talks with the Centre until its five members,including AIMTC president Charan Singh Lohara and secretary S Venugopal,are released.

Number of missing girls in state can be large: NGO

January 12, 2009 2:11:00 am

The story of a girl from South 24 Parganas,who was gang-raped in Surat and was rescued earlier this week,is a pointer to the plight of girls going missing from the state every year.

Mamata demands compensation for hooch-affected families

January 12, 2009 2:10:16 am

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee took out a rally on Sunday to protest against the sale of illicit liquor in the state that claimed the lives of over 27 people last week.

Congress workers block NH-2 in Singur

January 12, 2009 2:09:22 am

Congress supporters blocked the National Highway-2 outside the deserted Tata Motors’ small car factory site in Singur on Sunday...

Ragpicker caught stealing,tortured for five hours

January 12, 2009 2:08:39 am

A 13-year-old ragpicker was tortured for more than five hours in Barrackpore’s Ruia Mathpara area in North 24 Parganas on Sunday.

CPM office in Malda set on fire

January 12, 2009 2:07:27 am

A CPM party office was set on fire while another was ransacked in separate incidents in Malda since Saturday night.

‘My son won’t return but don’t want others to suffer similar fate’

January 12, 2009 2:05:48 am

For this 57-year-old Muslim housewife,who belongs to a conservative family in Nandigram’s Jadubari Chowk,the mission in life is to provide justice to the victims of police firing on March 14,2007 and the violence thereafter.

Patient goes missing from SSKM

January 12, 2009 2:04:35 am

In yet another case of negligence at city’s government-run hospitals,a patient admitted to the SSKM Hospital has gone missing since Saturday.

CPM rebels attack ex-comrades in West Midnapore

January 12, 2009 2:02:49 am

Tribals and Naxals are not the only problem CPM faces in West Midnapore.

Will Basumati be the second Great Eastern?

January 12, 2009 2:01:08 am

In 2005,it was the Great Eastern Hotel,a sick state PSU that the government was desperately trying to offload.