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Judge Dread

January 7, 2009 2:21:17 am

By now,most of us have probably seen at least one episode of Indian Idol 4 and maybe even have a favourite or two among contestants.

Govt wants more time to phase out polluting buses

January 7, 2009 1:26:16 am

Amid the growing demand of extending the deadline for switch over of two-stroke autos to CNG...

Police assault taxi driver,Mamata steps in to protest

January 7, 2009 1:24:50 am

Traffic came to a standstill around the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday evening after Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee staged a protest against the assault of a taxi driver by a traffic policeman.

Woman held for husband’s murder

January 7, 2009 1:21:51 am

A woman was arrested by the Howrah police on Tuesday for allegedly strangling her husband to death.

Mamata condemns Israel attack on Gaza Strip

January 7, 2009 1:20:45 am

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee condemned the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.

KMDA to build two bridges over circular canal

January 7, 2009 1:19:28 am

In order to decongest Canal East Road and West Canal Road,the Municipal Affairs and Urban Development Department has taken up a Rs 3.5-crore project to construct two bridges over the circular canal.

Man held for selling illicit liquor dies in lock-up

January 7, 2009 1:17:03 am

A 44-year-old man,who was arrested from Chowringhee Lane on Monday night for allegedly selling illicit liquor,died at Medical College and Hospital this morning after he fell ill in the lock-up of New Market police station.

Govt asked to file affidavit on Jalpaiguri Circuit Bench

January 7, 2009 1:15:01 am

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to file an affidavit till February 28 on the infrastructure available for setting up a Circuit Bench of the court at Jalpaiguri.

Lawyers criticise CM’s ‘objections’ to judge’s appointment process

January 7, 2009 1:13:36 am

Lawyers have criticised the Chief Minister’s objections,reportedly to the inclusion of four lawyers in a recommendation list for appointment of judges,saying that the move amounts to intervention in the selection process.

Two Bangla nationals held,linked to murder of Awami leader

January 7, 2009 1:10:58 am

A day after four Bangladeshi murder convicts were held in the city,the Special Task Force on Tuesday arrested two more Bangla nationals with fake Indian currency notes.

Shortage of beds in hospitals,burn victim unattended for 12 hrs

January 7, 2009 1:08:45 am

Burn victim Lopamudra Mitra's over 12 hour ordeal before she was finally provided a hospital bed is a pointer to the dismal state of medical infrastructure in the state-run hospitals of Kolkata.

CPM demands re-poll in Nandigram

January 7, 2009 1:07:26 am

CPM state secretary Biman Bose has demanded re-polling in 20 booths of the Nandigram Assembly constituency,alleging that the elections were not conducted in a free and fair manner.

Alcohol lab lies defunct,cops unable to test hooch

January 7, 2009 1:06:29 am

Even after the death of 26 people due to consumption of spurious liquor,the police have not been able to charge the arrested with any case under the Excise Act due to non-functioning of the only state-run alcohol testing lab in the state.

32 arrested as hooch toll rises to 26 in Kolkata

January 7, 2009 12:58:09 am

With one more death reported late on Monday night,the death count by consuming spurious liquor has touched 26 in Kolkata.

Perform first and then ask for benefits,say UPPCl

January 6, 2009 2:11:58 am

Cracking the whip on its protesting employees,the cash-strapped Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd has asked them to first perform and then demand a share in the corporation’s profits.

Playing with Images

January 6, 2009 2:01:53 am

At first glance,Smabhu Das’s photographs appear to be like paintings. Abstract lines and psychedelic colours combine to create beautiful images.

Launching Success

January 6, 2009 2:01:05 am

Even before the release of the film,the Antaheen team is in a celebratory mood. Lead star Aparna Sen has already signed music composer,Shantanu Moitra,for her next project.

A Different Track

January 6, 2009 2:00:20 am

Bollywood music for long has borne the brunt of snide remarks from discerning audiences,but then it also happens to be the ‘sound of India’,for most outsiders.

With Astroturf promise,BHA plans gala Beighton Cup in Sept-Oct

January 6, 2009 1:57:44 am

Bengal hockey bigwig and former Olympian Gurbux Singh is quite optimistic over news that Kolkata’s SAI complex will finally have the much-awaited Astroturf laid out sometime in the middle of this year.

Keep natl players out of local leagues?

January 6, 2009 1:56:40 am

At a time when the coaches of the country’s I-League clubs flatly shot down chief national coach Bob Houghton’s advice of not playing popular players in local leagues...

Anyone for Rawalpindi Express?

January 6, 2009 1:55:38 am

Call it an after-effect of the global financial meltdown,or the fast-increasing tendency to knock off Pakistani names off the roster.

Trickster who offered fake job letters to youths held

January 6, 2009 1:52:06 am

Police arrested 28-year-old Sudam Chakraborty,who had duped several people by posing as a senior manager of Google India,on Monday.

Prepare students to look beyond short-term achievements: Gandhi

January 6, 2009 1:51:03 am

Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi has urged heads of schools and teachers to prepare students in a way that they do not look for short term achievements and instead focus on long term goals.

Three arrested for CPM-RSP clash

January 6, 2009 1:49:41 am

A day after clash between local CPM and RSP workers which had left 17 people injured in Basanti in South 24 Parganas,police arrested three people on Monday.

Centre rules out change in NCTE rules,PTTI crisis continues

January 6, 2009 1:48:24 am

With no immediate relief in sight,Primary Teachers Training Institute students have called off their hungerstrike.