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Minor girl gangraped in south kolkata

A minor girl was allegedly gangraped in south Kolkata.

Another fire, another inconsolable tragedy

The cries and wails of family members of the deceased got only louder when officers of Muchipara police station called the names of the corpses who were the victims of the devastating fire that broke out at Surya Sen Market early on early Wednesday. As they identified the deceased one by one, all hell broke loose.

Bengal: Mixed response to bandh

The first day of the two-day general strike called by the Central trade unions evoked mixed response in West Bengal on Wednesday.

Thousands throng fairground on last day

The 37th International Kolkata Book Fair came to an end on Sunday with a sea of humanity thronging the fairground to soak in the final hour of festivity. Failing to resist the temptation of a visit to the book fair on the last day, the crowd braved the transportation woes and the crammed environment to join in the jamboree.

Saif didn’t have talent to be a cricketer: Sharmila

The quintessential queen of celluloid, Sharmila Tagore, on Saturday said that her actor son, Saif Ali Khan, did not have the talent to play cricket. She was speaking on the occasion of the release of a new book on Tiger Pataudi titled Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket at the Kolkata Literary Meet at Milan Mela.

Shashi Tharoor enthralls audience

Shashi Tharoor took to writing only to distract himself in his childhood as there was no television or computer to keep him occupied. Speaking in a candid mood not as the Union minister of state for HRD but as a non-fiction writer, Tharoor revealed all the bitter and sweet memories right from his tenure at United Nations (UN) to his tryst as an Indian politician during the Kolkata Literary Meet at Milan Mela on Friday.

Book fair: The icon of Bengali comics is back

At the age of 88, the creator of famous Handa Bhonda, Batul The Great and Nonte Phonte, Narayan Debnath can still mesmerise the Bengali comic book lovers with his comical speaking and typical adda-style language. Almost six decades have passed but his comic characters simply refuse to fade away.

Make Netaji’s files public: Kin

In an unexpected twist of events, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s extended family members hit the streets on Wednesday demanding declassification of files and documents related to Netaji’s death.

Differently-abled painters to take part in art camp

Differently-abled persons from West Bengal and Bangladesh are all set to get a brush of colours in their life in the upcoming inclusive cultural festival on January 24 being organised by National Institute of Professionals (NIP), an NGO, in association with department of social welfare, Government of West Bengal, at Mohorkunja.

Ficci to felicitate indian film industry greats

Come December 21, the Media and Entertainment Business Conclave (MEBC), the flagship programme of Federation and Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) to attract business in entertainment sector, is going to do what the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) did in November.

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