Two fires break out in Kolkata, no casualties

June 16th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Two fires broke out in Kolkata in the early hours of Saturday, in which hundreds of shanties were gutted and a multi-storeyed building was partially damaged. ... Read more...

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Rajen, friends await dream date with Messi

August 23rd, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) While millions of fans of Lionel Messi have to be content with watching Argentine soccer superstar on television as he steps into the Salt Lake Stadium ... Read more...

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Bengalis celebrate ‘Poila Baisakh’ with prayers and sweets

April 15th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Devotees thronged the famous temples of goddess Kali at Kalighat and Dakshineshwar to offer prayers and people greeted each other with sweets Friday as West Bengal ... Read more...

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Chinese New Year celebrated in Kolkata

February 3rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Lion dance, beautifully lit streets, and sumptuous Chinese food marked the Chinese New Year celebrations here organised by members of the community settled in Kolkata for decades.The Chinese ... Read more...

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Stop eating fish to help planet says PETA

March 25th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Thursday urged people to stop eating fish and go vegan to help animals and the planet. Unveiling the ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s Chinese community celebrates year of the Tiger

February 14th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Feb 14 (ANI): The Chinese community living in Kolkata celebrated the Year of the Tiger on Sunday.The Chinese New Year is the biggest festival in the Chinese calendar. Based on ... Read more...

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200 shanties gutted in Kolkata fire

January 21st, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) At least 200 shanties were gutted in a devastating fire that swept through Tangra in Kolkata's eastern fringes Thursday, a fire department official said. The early morning blaze ravaged ... Read more...

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Two more swine flu cases in Himachal

November 24th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 24 (IANS) Two schoolchildren in Himachal Pradesh have tested positive for the influenza A (H1N1) virus, increasing the number of swine flu cases in the state to 12, a health ... Read more...

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When the film’s heroine got lost

July 9th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Sikkimmese model Geetanjali Thappa is all set to make her debut in director Amit Saxena's forthcoming movie Tina Ki Chabi, opposite Ranvir Shorey. An unintentionally hilarious situation ensued when the film's ... Read more...

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Kolkota celebrates Chinese New Year today.

January 26th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkota, Jan 26 (ANI): The Chinese New Year kicked off with a majestic show at the Old China Town in Tirreti Bazaar at Kolkota. According to the President of the Indian Chinese ... Read more...

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Fire guts Kolkata leather factory

March 19th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) A devastating fire broke out at a leather processing workshop in the eastern fringes of Kolkata Wednesday morning. No casualty was reported."The fire broke out at a leather ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s Chinatown celebrates Chinese New Year

February 7th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, Feb 7 (ANI): Residents of Chinatown in Kolkata today celebrated the lunar New Year, also known as the "Year of the Rat", with fervour and gaiety. A majority of Chinese live ... Read more...

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