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Kolkata’s stepping stone to be London-Like; single transport pass

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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West Bengal government on Thursday, launched London like all-in-one Oyster Card for the metropolis’ transport. It is called the ‘West Bengal Transport Card‘ and will enable commuters to swipe and pay fares on all state-run buses, trams and ferries in the city. The transport card does not include the city’s famous metro service, said transport …

Eateries in Kolkata that every bagpacker must visit at least once in a lifetime

Saturday, March 04, 2017

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Kolkata is the city of joy and Bengalis are born foodies. They simply don’t discriminate between five-star restaurants or roadside stalls because every place has its own unique charm. Over the centuries the Mughals, British, Chinese, Portuguese, and Armenians have lived here and added to the rich food heritage of this city. Also Read: Things you …

Deep-fried lizard found in McDonald’s french fries

Friday, March 03, 2017

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In a bizarre incident a family found a deep-fried lizard in a serving of fries at a McDonald’s outlet in Kolkata. Priyanka Moitra, a resident of Kolkata, took her daughter to the McDonald’s on Tuesday outlet near EM ByPass. The pair ordered a french fries and while tucking into her fries, the daughter discovered the deep-fried lizard. “When …

Grandson severs grandmother’s head in fit of rage

Friday, February 10, 2017

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A youth was arrested today after he stabbed and killed his grandmother, severed her head and threw it in the nearby jungle in a fit of rage, the police said. The incident happened this evening in Noaga village within the jurisdiction of Sankrail police station in West Midnapore district. Police officers probing the incident said …

This SRK’s video will make you book your tickets to West Bengal

Monday, January 23, 2017

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Despite the fact that Bengalis have turned up everywhere in the world, we continue to homesick. From searching for a decent Kolkata-style Kathi roll to visiting pandals during Pujo season (if we can’t make it home), Bengalis are obsessed with their culture. And if you’re a Bengali stuck in any other part of the country …

Atri Kar, first transgender to appear in West Bengal Civil Services exam

Friday, January 20, 2017

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A 27-year-old school teacher, Atri Kar filled up form for West Bengal Civil Services exam but to her surprise, the WBSC hadn’t notified the “transgender” category on its application form. After she was unheard by the WBSC, she went to Court. While the Railway Recruitment Board application form had notified the “others” in gender category, the …

Bidding adieu to life as Boy posts ‘bye’ on Facebook

Friday, January 20, 2017

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 Samprit Banerjee a Class-XI student of a private school in Kolkata has posted a goodbye message on 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. …

Sudip Bandyopadhyay remanded in 6-day CBI custody

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

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Bhubaneswar : TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was on Wednesday remanded in six days of CBI custody by a special court in the Rose Valley chit fund scam case. Following the court order, his party activists staged a demonstration before CBI’s Odisha headquarters. The TMC MP’s lawyer Rajiv Majumdar and others were present in the Chief Judicial …

Sudip Bandyopadhyay’s Arrest: BJP offices, workers attacked as TMC takes to streets

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

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From Kolkata to New Delhi to Bhubaneshwar, TMC MPs, leaders and workers held protests against the arrest of their MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay as alleged workers of West Bengal’s ruling party attacked BJP offices, hurling bombs and setting them on fire. Furious over the arrest of Bandyopadhyay, TMC leader in the Lok Sabha and a close …

Sudip Bandyopadhyay’s Arrest: West Bengal BJP leader’s house attacked

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

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Kolkata: Coming close on the heels of the TMC attack on the state party headquarters of the BJP in Kolkata on Tuesday, West Bengal BJP general secretary Krishna Bhattacharya’s house was attacked with bombs in Hooghly district last night. Three men, with their faces covered, came on a motorcycle to her house in Konnanagar Jorapukur …

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