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2 Bengal madrasas turn a chapter,more Hindus than Muslims on rolls

January 19, 2009 1:48:35 am

Madrasas across the country may be under the scanner for imparting Islamic fundamentalist teachings and accused of being factories of narrow orthodoxy,but in West Bengal,there are at least two where Hindu students outnumber Muslims.

Pradip Todi says despite bail order,he was not released

January 19, 2009 1:45:26 am

After his release from Presidency Central Jail,Pradip Todi,one of the accused in the Rizwanur Rehman case,alleged that the jail authorities illegally detained him for two nights after the Supreme Court granted him bail on Friday.


January 18, 2009 2:18:59 am

The man had once arrested Sanjay Gandhi in the famous Kissa Kursi Ka case; today he is a source of support to innumerable elderly couples in Salt Lake.

Discovery of India

January 18, 2009 2:17:35 am

On her maiden visit to the city,she found an interesting intellectual appeal among the people of the City of Joy.

5 students held for robberies

January 18, 2009 1:50:07 am

The police on Saturday arrested five school students in Barasat in connection with a spate of robberies in the area last year.

Pilgrims injured as bus rams truck

January 18, 2009 1:49:22 am

Five pilgrims were on Saturday seriously injured and around 20 others escaped with minor injuries when the bus they were returning in from Gangasagar Mela rammed into a truck near Deolia.

CPM leaders ask cadres to buck up

January 18, 2009 1:48:09 am

The two-day CPM state committee meeting that concluded on Saturday took stock of the political developments in West Bengal in the wake of the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

Jalpaiguri on the edge after fresh violence

January 18, 2009 1:47:25 am

Normal life was thrown out of gear once again on Saturday and fresh violence rocked Darjeeling Hills and Doors region of Jalpaiguri district during separate bandh calls given by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and a tribal group opposing it.

Jetlite flight bird-hit,makes emergency landing

January 18, 2009 1:46:34 am

A day after a catastrophe was averted in New York with a US airlines plane landing in Hudson Bay,38 passengers of a Jetlite flight on Saturday had a close shave when the aircraft took a bird hit soon after taking off from the Netaji Subash Chandra Bose airport in Kolkata.

R-Day alert sounded across Bengal

January 18, 2009 1:44:52 am

An alert has been sounded across West Bengal ahead of the Republic Day after intelligence inputs that terrorists may try to infiltrate from across the Indo-Bangla border to create trouble.

Pollution making people deaf in city

January 18, 2009 1:43:48 am

In what may not be music to the ears of Kolkatans,a study conducted by ENT specialists has said around 60 per cent of them suffer from deafness to varying degrees caused by noise pollution.

Minister calms industry’s nerves,says Satyam was one-off

January 18, 2009 1:42:58 am

External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the Satyam fraud was an isolated incident and the entire Indian corporate world should not be seen in bad light.

Terror strikes to halt our march: Pranab

January 18, 2009 1:42:08 am

Describing the 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai as unprecedented in its ferocity and audacity,External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said all such attacks...

Port trust eyes Raichak sites for its port project

January 17, 2009 10:38:20 pm

With Kolkata Port Trust’s (KoPT) Diamond Harbour port project failing to take off,senior officials said that they have already started looking for alternate sites for the project.

Well Said

January 17, 2009 3:22:32 am

When Ashutosh Gowariker first offered me the role,I wasn’t very convinced I should do it. But when I discussed the project with Suzanne,she said this role would fetch me an award.

Great Fall off China

January 17, 2009 3:18:43 am

If you have sliced baddies in your mind Lara Croft style while clipping your nails or humoured yourself as Bruce Lee while elbowing your way into a public bus,Nikhil Advani’s Chandni Chowk to China is some inspiration.

TFA takes new approach to groom trainees

January 17, 2009 3:15:46 am

The Tata Football Academy in its continuous effort to produce quality players for the country,has started to send its most talented players abroad to give the trainees a feel of the modern training system.

Grey to replace Sunday

January 17, 2009 3:14:55 am

Nigerian striker Eugene Grey is all set to replace Theodore Sunday for the second phase of the I-League.

Forget ranking,Sachin is a hero: Vaas

January 17, 2009 3:13:57 am

For someone with more than 300 Test wickets,it’s not easy to cope with the mediocrity of grade cricket.

City to host international photovoltaic meet from Jan 9

January 17, 2009 3:12:12 am

It took India nearly 16 years to grab the opportunity of hosting the International Conference on Photovoltaic Science and Engineering — an event of global significance on technological advancement in harnessing solar energy.

Centre said yes,but national status remains elusive for BESU

January 17, 2009 3:11:07 am

Months after the Centre assured the Bengal Engineering and Science University the status of Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology,the university still awaits any response on the issue.

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.