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J&K students meet Sourav Ganguly in Kolkata

Children from remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir, who are on a tour to various areas of the country, today met Indian cricket legend Sourav Ganguly at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. These children have been sent to a ‘Bharat Darshan’ tour by the Border Security Force (BSF). The tour was …

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Trumped: Divided over immigration policy

America vs Mexico. Trump vs immigrants: this summarized the mood in the “nation of the immigrants” before the swearing-in of the 45th US President, Donald J Trump. And when it comes to “immigrants”, India can’t be far behind as the country accounted for a sharp rise in illegal settlers in the US in …

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Boy posts 'bye' on Facebook, found hanging

KOLKATA: When Class-XI student Samprit Banerjee posted a goodbye messageon Facebook on Wednesday night, friends who noticed it did not guess for a moment he was bidding adieu to life. Few hours later on Thursday morning, the teenager was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his bedroom at his Paschim Putiary home. Though no suicide note was …

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PwC to set up first cyber security centre in Sec V

KOLKATA: The third edition of the Bengal Global Business Summit promises to kick off with a big bang. Global consultancy giantPricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) -which has a major presence in the city -will on Saturday announce the setting up of its first worldwide cyber security centre in Salt Lake‘s Sector V . Besides, a leading Russian firm in construction …

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Neta takes over dead woman's house

HOWRAh: A Trinamool councillor in Howrah has taken possession of a house that belonged to a 75-year-old woman who died three days ago. The woman’s legal heirshad sought his intervention in a dispute over her propertie Justifying his action to TOI as a “social service to keep the house in safe custody pending settlement of the family …

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Tiger clicked in Neora Valley

KOLKATA: In almost three decades, a tiger was photographed for the first time in North Bengal. The driver of a private car has clicked the big cat’s image near Neora Valley National Park on Thursday morning. Though there were reports of ghost tiger sightings in north Bengal, including in forests like Buxa, Jaldapara and …

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'Divergent' star Ashley Judd to visit Kolkata

KOLKATA: Hollywood starAshley Judd of “High Crimes” and “Kiss the Girls” fame will be making her maiden trip to the city. The “Divergent” star, who has always been outspoken against sexual harassment of women, will be attending an exclusive event in Kolkata on January 25. To a very select audience, she will be …

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Tram accident robs kids of mom, a second time

KOLKATA: The tram accidenton Rashbehari Avenue on Tuesday morning snuffed out the life of a hearing-and-speech impaired homemaker, robbing her children of a mother a second time. The kids’ biological mother died around a year ago. Jyoti Singh was taking her children, Nitish and Sakshi, back from a new tuition class on Monday morning, when a Kalighat-bound tram …

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Manthan viewers can take legal route to beat blackout blues

KOLKATA: Negotiations between Star India and Manthan continued on Wednesday but failed to break the deadlock. Even as Star TV channels remained off air at 5 lakh homes, experts pointed out that blocking satellite feed amounts to unfair trade practice and makes both broadcasters and MSOs liable to legal action. The latter could be sued under the Consumer Protection …

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A touch of Mumbai on Bengal's local trains

KOLKATA: On Saturday , Subhabrata Chatterjee realised that something was different after he stepped into the EMU local from Sheoraphuli station with his family . The seats weren’t the same. The fittings inside the coach seemed different as well. A daily commuter, Chatterjee was aware that Eastern Railway (ER) has received a couple of EMU rakes …

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