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Amit Kumar recreates golden era with new Bengali album


September 8th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) After a five-year hiatus, Amit Kumar, son of legendary singer Kishore Kumar, is back this Durga Puja with a nostalgia-evoking Bengali album titled "Phele Asha Din" ... Read more...

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Sony eyes 30 percent market share of flat panel TVs


September 7th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Japanese electronics major Sony is eyeinga 30 percent market share in the flat panel TV segment in India by the end of this financial year, ... Read more...

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Pranab Unplugged: Nuggests about India’s new president


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Interesting and little-known nuggets about Pranab Mukherjee, who has been elected India;s 13th president* Mukherjee is among the handful of Indian politicians to have held the three key ministries ... Read more...

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Pranab avoided going to school, says elder sister


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kirnahar (West Bengal), July 22 (IANS) As a child, President-elect Pranab Mukherjee did not like to go to school but liked to play a priest, his elder sister Annapurna ... Read more...

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Prayers, festivity in Pranab’s village


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), July 22 (IANS) A festive spirit prevailed in Pranab Mukherjee's ancestral village here Sunday, with many praising the local boy set to become India's next president.Mirati ... Read more...

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We will celebrate on July 25: Pranab’s daughter


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee's family is planning to celebrate his ascendancy as president of India on July 25 after he formally assumes office, his daughter Sharmistha ... Read more...

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Left dubs Mamata opportunist


July 21st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Saturday dubbed Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee an "opportunist" for continuing the alliance with the Congress at the ... Read more...

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Bengal’s growth rate higher than nation’s: Mamata


July 21st, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Dismissing claims that West Bengal did not have a proper atmosphere for investment, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said the state's growth rate was above ... Read more...

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Eagerly waiting to be neighbours of President Pranab…


June 16th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) They exulted in joy and distributed sweets when Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for the country's presidency was announced Friday. Now they are eagerly waiting ... Read more...

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Elephant processions, percussion orchestras mark Kerala festivals (Letter from Kerala)


May 12th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kavassery (Kerala), May 12 (IANS) Frenzied mass participation characterises annual temple festivals in Kerala that invariably include colourful processions of richly caparisoned elephants and panchavadyam (orchestra) by a combination of ... Read more...

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Tradition gels with modernity in KKR’s cultural show


April 5th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Far from Bollywood glitz normally associated with cricket extravaganza - the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League staged by the ... Read more...

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Dia Mirza dubs for first Bengali film (With Image)


April 1st, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) While most Bollywood actresses have asked for voice artists to dub for their Bengali films, Dia Mirza chooses to be different. She has taken ... Read more...

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Dia excited about first Bengali movie


March 30th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Dia Mirza is happy she is treading new ground. After turning producer, the actress is excited about her first Bengali movie "Paanch Adhyay".The 30-year-old, ... Read more...

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Little Bengal in a Mumbai school (With Images)


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) It is a celebration of West Bengal! From traditional handicrafts to dresses to dances to cuisine -- it's a veritable tour de force through the ... Read more...

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Railways to run 26 new trains


November 11th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Indian Railways Friday announced the starting of 26 new trains, extension of eight trains and increase in frequency of five trains.Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said ... Read more...

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Mamata hosts dinner for industrialists


October 18th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday hosted a post-Durga Puja dinner for industrialists, urging them to invest in the state, particularly in the information ... Read more...

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Weeklong Kullu Dussehra festivities end


October 12th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 12 (IANS) The weeklong Kullu Dussehra festivities, unique to this town, ended Wednesday as 226 assembled deities started their journey back to their temples in ... Read more...

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Idol immersion may have contaminated Delhi water


October 11th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) There is a strong possibility that Delhi's potable water has got contaminated with toxic dyes after the immersion of idols on Durga Puja last week ... Read more...

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Body of youth recovered on Yamuna bank


October 8th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) A 21-year-old man's bloated body was found on the bank of Yamuna river in north Delhi Saturday, two days after he left home for idol ... Read more...

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Dunlop suspends work at Bengal tyre factory


October 8th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Work at tyre-maker Dunlop's factory in Sahagunj area of West Bengal's Hooghly district was suspended Saturday, five months after a similar temporary shut down in ... Read more...

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Two BSF men detained after ‘human sacrifice’


October 7th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 7 (IANS) Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were detained Friday for allegedly killing a seven-year-old boy as part of an occult "human sacrifice" in Meghalaya, police said.Krishna ... Read more...

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Post-Puja, Yamuna battles immersion onslaught


October 7th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Piles of holy trivia comprising wooden and mud skeletons of the goddess, tonnes of rotting flowers, polythene packs -- a day after the immersion ritual ... Read more...

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Bengal bids farewell to Durga


October 6th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 6 (IANS) Five days of frenzied puja festivities came to an end in West Bengal as idols of Goddess Durga and her children were immersed in the Ganga ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia, Ansari attend Dussehra function


October 6th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Hamid Ansari were among the leaders who witnessed the burning of the effigy ... Read more...

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Hope prices come down, Pranab wishes on Bijaya Dasami


October 6th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Birbhum (West Bengal), Oct 6 (IANS) Wishing the people a happy 'Bijaya Dasami', union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday hoped that prices of essentials would come down and the ... Read more...

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Woman drugged, raped by friend


October 6th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) A 32-year-old married woman was raped by a friend with whom she went out to see Durga Puja celebrations. The friend drugged her and raped ... Read more...

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Tearful farewell to Durga, 600 idols immersed in Yamuna


October 6th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The drum beats and the dancing peaked and the tears flowed freely. Thousands of Bengalis and others in the capital bid an emotional farewell to ... Read more...

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Durga Puja, Navratri festivities conclude - it’s Dussehra!


October 6th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Nine days of Navratra festivities culminated Thursday in Dussehra, when effigies of demon king Ravana are burnt to symbolise the triumph of good over evil. ... Read more...

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Thief killed in freak accident


October 5th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) A 22-year-old thief was killed in a freak accident while trying to flee with money from a donation box at a Durga Puja marquee in ... Read more...

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Nine Puja revellers drown in Bihar


October 5th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 5 (IANS) Durga Puja festivities turned tragic for some in Bihar when two boats carrying revellers capsized, drowning nine people, police said Wednesday. The first incident took place when ... Read more...

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President, PM greet nation on Dussehra, Durga Puja


October 5th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari have greeted the nation on the occasion of Dussehra and Durga Puja. Patil ... Read more...

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Kolkata to deploy cranes, barges to streamline immersion


October 5th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 5 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) will deploy heavy-duty cranes and barges to clear the river quickly after the immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga ... Read more...

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In Meghalaya, celebrating Durga Puja differently


October 5th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nartiang (Meghalaya), Oct 5 (IANS) As millions across India thronged Durga Puja marquees on the penultimate day of the festival Wednesday, so did the Jaintias, an indigenous tribe of Meghalaya ... Read more...

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Pranab dons the priest’s robe during Durga Puja


October 5th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Miriti (West Bengal), Oct 5 (IANS) Far from the 2G spectrum row and chairing meetings of G-24 countries, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has yet again donned the ... Read more...

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Legislator booked for assaulting BSP leader


October 4th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 4 (IANS) Independent legislator Raghuraj Pratap Singh, along with his 10 supporters, was Tuesday booked for assaulting a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader in this ... Read more...

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