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Victoria’s piano back on display in Kolkata


June 21st, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) On World Music Day, music aficionados of the city got a glimpse of the Victorian era masterpiece - the grand pianoforte on which the Queen Victoria ... Read more...

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Hillary meets trafficking victims, visits Victorial Memorial (Roundup)


May 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday spent the first day of her two-day trip to Kolkata, a city she returned to after about 15 ... Read more...

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A treat, says Hillary after Victoria Memorial visit


May 6th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) "It has been a treat for me" US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton exclaimed Sunday after a 15-minute visit to the Victoria Memorial British-era museum.Founded in ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton arrives in Kolkata (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived here Sunday on a two-day visit during which she would hold talks with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Snapshots of 19th century Bengal in paintings of Kalighat (With Images)


April 19th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The 19th century paintings of Kalighat in West Bengal mirrored a phase of socio-political transition when the feudal Bengali gentry was opening up to European ... Read more...

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Kolkata ushers in New Year on merry note


January 1st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) The residents of Kolkata welcomed the New Year on a note of merriment Sunday with huge crowds thronging to various tourist and picnic spots and popular ... Read more...

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Mumbai landmarks to turn blue for diabetes awareness


November 10th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Several important landmarks and monuments in Mumbai, as well as across the country, will sport a blue look Sunday to create awareness of the silent killer ... Read more...

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London-style AC double-decker buses for Kolkata tourism


October 17th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Taking forward Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's promise to make "Kolkata into London", the city authorities will soon introduce two open-deck AC double-decker buses for sightseeing."Two ... Read more...

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Rs.135 crore grant to four Kolkata institutes: PM


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dumdum (West Bengal), April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said his government has given a Rs. 135 crore special grant for modernisation of Kolkata's four premier institutes ... Read more...

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Plight of ancient Indian heritage in focus (With Images)


March 31st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The fate of the ancient monuments of India - seen through the eyes of two 18th century British landscape artists and the state of the ... Read more...

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Irish fans make merry in horse-drawn carriages (World Cup Diary)


March 15th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Cheerful Irish fans following their World Cup team were seen taking joyrides on horse-drawn carriages, locally known as buggies, near the landmark Victoria Memorial Tuesday."It's a ... Read more...

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Kolkata welcomes New Year with picnics and prayers


January 1st, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) Hundreds of Kolkatans thronged various tourist spots, churches and crowded the popular Dakshineswar Temple to usher in 2011 on a note of merriment Saturday.Tourism hot-spots like the Alipore ... Read more...

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P.C. Sorcar all set to enthral Oman


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, Nov 3 (IANS) People of Oman will soon be mesmerized by noted Indian magician P.C. Sorcar Jr., when the wizard performs here in the sultanate later this month.Sorcar Jr. will perform ... Read more...

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Security tightened in Bengal ahead of Independence Day


August 14th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Exit and entry points to Kolkata have been kept under intense vigil as part of enhanced security across West Bengal ahead of the country's 64th Independence Day Sunday, ... Read more...

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Kolkata welcomes CWG Queen’s Baton Relay


August 1st, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) With monsoon rains bringing the temperature down, hundreds of sports enthusiasts hit the streets here Sunday cheering the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay that saw the participation of ... Read more...

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Construction allowed inside Victoria Memorial


March 9th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday permitted construction of an administrative block inside the premises of the Victoria Memorial, the British era monument, in Kolkata. A bench of Chief Justice ... Read more...

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Four cultural institutions failed to utilise government grant: PM


January 16th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday termed as 'unfortunate' the failure of four premier cultural institutions in Kolkata, including the Victoria Memorial and National Library, to fully utilise ... Read more...

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Kolkata Maidan, a breath of fresh air in the congested Kolkata city


December 8th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Dec 8(ANI): The Kolkata Maidan, five square kilometres of greenery in the heart of Kolkata city, is not just the lung of this teeming metropolis, but also the nerve centre for ... Read more...

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Raj Bhavan Kolkata turning green


December 8th, 2009 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) On a day world leaders began discussing climate changes in Copenhagen, the Governor's House here became the country's first Raj Bhavan to launch a solar power project ... Read more...

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Calcutta race turf club revives horse race in Kolkata


November 29th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Nov.29 (ANI): Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC) organized a horse racing championship Calcutta 1000 Guineas Grill on Saturday (Nov.28) to revive racing in Kolkata city.Set up in 1847, RCTC is the ... Read more...

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Environment activist plans to launch India’s Green Party


August 30th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) An environmental activist plans to set up India's first Green Party on the lines of similar outfits in Germany, Australia, the US and Britain and is leaving for ... Read more...

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Big B pays homage to Rajmata Gayatri Devi


July 31st, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Amitabh Bachchan is presently in Singapore at the moment with wife Jaya Bachchan busy attending to an ill Amar Singh, who is undergoing treatment there. But he managed to take some ... Read more...

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Left volunteers on clean-up drive after rally


February 9th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) The volunteers of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday started a clean-up drive at the brigade parade ground here - the only green lung of the city ... Read more...

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HIV positive people run marathon ahead of World AIDS Day


November 30th, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 30 (IANS) Over 600 HIV positive people from 19 districts of West Bengal took part in a marathon run here Sunday ahead of World AIDS Day Monday. Organised by Bengal ... Read more...

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Kolkata Trams offer a nostalgic journey to commuters


November 13th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) The charm and nostalgia of the old Kolkata streets, the coffee house sessions and landmarks like the Victoria Memorial, would now come alive through line drawings on the ... Read more...

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Line drawing master Samir Biswas captures city on move


October 21st, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Line drawings of cityscapes and old buildings in water colours are now the stuff of school history texts. The ink and water colour series of Kolkata-based master ... Read more...

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Vultures returning to greener Kolkata after a long time


March 27th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin
By Soma Mitra Kolkata, Mar 27 (ANI): Asian white-backed vulture (Gyps bengalensis), also known as white-rumped vulture which had disappeared two years back, has surprised conservationists with their arrival at Kolkata. About ... Read more...

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