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Calcutta high court asks for teacher eligibility test documents

KOLKATA: Calcutta high court has called for the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) documents when it takes up the bail application of state BJP leader Jay Prakash Majumdar on February 3. Justice Joymalya Bagchi asked for the documents since the Supreme Court has already sent back the matter to the high court. The Bidhannagar Police had arrested Majumdar based …

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Opposition boycotts West Bengal assembly

KOLKATA: As Trinamool Congress began their two day boycott of the Budget session, which started on Tuesday, back home it had to face a “boycott” by all opposition parties in the all-party meeting convened ahead of the state assembly’s budget session that starts on February 3. Trinamool had also stayed away from …

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Bengal varsity work restarts under cop watch

SURI: A day after villagers demonstrated at the site of a proposed township and Biswa Bangla University at Shibpur, on the outskirts of Bolpur, Trinamool leader Anubrata Mondal invited the agitators for discussion on Tuesday. However, eventually they didn’t meet him. Construction of boundary wall at the site was restored under police protection On Monday, …

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Calcutta high court to cops: Don't go overboard

KOLKATA: Contrary to the usual complaint against police inaction, the high court on Tuesday sounded a caution to the Kolkata Police over its going overboard on a simple case. It is relating to an unauthorised construction that the Kolkata Municipal Corporation has already pulled down.On getting a complaint from the KMC, police sprung to …

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee trains Nandigram guns at former governor

KOLKATA: They were never failing in courtesy when in office. Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Gopalkrishna Gandhi didn’t confront even during the stormy days of Singur and Nandigram. In fact, Bhattacharjee as chief minister had welcomed governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s initiative to resolve the Singur logjam even after Gandhi’s “cold horror” statement after Nandigram firing in March …

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'Dirty dozen' play havoc with Kolkata health

KOLKATA: The practice of sweepers setting to light refuse swept up from streets during winter mornings could be the reason why an increasing number of men are losing their libido or acting weird. A scientist in Kolkata has found endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) that cause sexual problems and supress male characteristics in the city’s air. Calcutta University’s professor …

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IIT experts’ help to make commute pleasant in Sec V

KOLKATA: Commuters within Sector V can soon cycle their way around as the authorities plan to develop a dedicated cycle track along the Salt LakeBypass, which connects the IT hub with EM Bypass. Besides, Sector V may get diet roads, an urban landscape concept in which the width of certain roads are narrowed down to accommodate parallel …

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AC Metro rakes to get 8 extra emergency exits for fast rescue

KOLKATA: Next time the Metrogets stuck inside the tunnel, passengers may not have to make a mad rush to reach the emergency exits at the two extreme ends. The new AC rakes will now have eight more emergency exits in four coaches in the middle, to which people will be guided with …

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Kolkata wants Budget push for ‘on-track’ projects

KOLKATA: If all goes according to plan, the existing Metro Railway network will get extended to Dakshineswar and the airport by June, 2018. That is also the deadline for Phase-I of the East-West Metro corridor and the stretches between Joka and Majerhat and Kavi Subhash and Hemendra Mukherjee. On Wednesday, when Union finance minister Arun Jaitley …

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Techies look at ‘bright side’ of Trump’s ban

KOLKATA: Software exportersat Sector V don’t seem to be rattled by the Donald Trump-era visa curbs. On the contrary, they are apparently counting on a rejuvenated outsourcing and a greater flow of work to India, and Bengal, if a void is created after some immigrants leave the US. “The consequences of Trump’s action against …

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