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Eminent Bengali writer passes away


September 4th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Eminent Bengali writer and Sahitya Akademi award winner Syed Mustafa Siraj died at a city hospital Tuesday after a brief illness, family sources said.Siraj, 82, was ... Read more...

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Now, read about Bengali detective Byomkesh in English (IANS Book Review)


August 11th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "The Rhythm of Riddles: Three Byomkesh Mystery Stories"; Author: Saradindu Bandopadhyay; Publisher: Penguin Books India; Pages: 196; Price: Rs.199The publication of a collection of three translated stories of Bengali writer ... Read more...

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Indian Muslims split over wedding age ruling


June 8th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) A Delhi High Court ruling that a Muslim girl can marry once she attains the age of puberty has sharply split the community, with clerics ... Read more...

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Kolkata celebrities lukewarm to Messi match


August 30th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) As excitement builds up among the soccer crazy fans of the city to watch superstar Lionel Messi in action, most of the celebrities of ... Read more...

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For Bengalis, Tagore still the man for all seasons


May 7th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Poet-philosopher Rabindranath Tagore, who churned out a huge body of songs, stories, plays, paintings and more, still inspires millions of Bengalis, who feel his presence in ... Read more...

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Kolkata intellectuals laud Hazare’s fight against graft


April 7th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) The city's intellectuals Thursday lauded the efforts of social reformer Anna Hazare who is on an indefinite fast in New Delhi for a strong anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Mamata names two Kolkata Metro stations after journalists (Lead)


February 7th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) Two stations of the proposed new Kolkata Metro Railway line will be named after journalists Barun Sengupta and Gour Kishore Ghosh, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Monday. ... Read more...

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Two Kolkata Metro stations to be named after journalists


February 7th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday announced that two stations of the proposed new Kolkata Metro Railway line will be named after journalists Barun Sengupta and Gour Kishore ... Read more...

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Anti-Maoist offensive is better late than never (Comment)


January 23rd, 2010 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Despite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's description of Maoist extremism in India as the gravest internal security threat, there is still inadequate appreciation of the danger. One reason is the ... Read more...

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Jyoti Basu, the man who stopped his convoy for a kid


January 18th, 2010 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Noted Bengali writer Nabanita Dev Sen was for long Basu's neighbour when the former West Bengal chief minister -- who died Sunday -- lived at Hindustan Park ... Read more...

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Sahitya Akademi commissions US poet to polish up Indian translations


May 21st, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) In an initiative to popularise Indian literature across the world, the Sahitya Akademi has roped in young US poet Catherine Jones to polish up English translations ... Read more...

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After 47 years, Indian writer Sankar is sensation of London Book Fair


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 22 (IANS) Fortyseven years after he created a sensation with his best-selling novel about a hotel in his native Kolkata, Bengali writer Sankar is kicking up a ... Read more...

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Nandana’s sudden change of heart


April 16th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Now we always knew that Nandana Sen had no issues with a little skin show.After all, she had shown her bare back in "Tango Charlie' and then the most recent "Rang ... Read more...

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‘The President Is Coming’ is witty, entertaining fare (IANS Movie Review - Rating:***)


January 11th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The President Is Coming"; Cast: Konkona Sen Sharma, Shernaz Patel, Namit Das, Ira Dubey, Vivek Gomber, Satchit Puranik, Imran Rasheed, Shivani Tanksale, Anand Tiwari; Director: Kunaal Roy Kapoor; Rating: ***In ... Read more...

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Nirad Chaudhuri honoured by Oxford, his adopted home


October 4th, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Oxford, Oct 4 (IANS) A blue plaque was put up Friday at the Oxford home of the late Indian writer Nirad C. Chaudhuri, who spent his last 17 years in the leafy ... Read more...

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