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Taxi strike cripples <strong>Kolkata</strong>

Taxi strike cripples Kolkata

28 Jan 2015

Kolkata: Commuters in this eastern metropolis were greatly inconvenienced on Wednesday due to a 24-hour taxi strike called for a fare hike and to protest "police excesses".

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<strong>Kolkata</strong> to become fully wi-fi-enabled in two month's time

Kolkata to become fully wi-fi-enabled in two month's time

27 Jan 2015

Kolkata: In another two month's time, the City of Joy would be the first metro city in India to have a 4G-enabled free Wi-Fi service, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

Kolkata,   Kolkata Wi Fi,   West Bengal CM,   Mamata Banerjee,   Internet,  
Scientists discover reason behind earthy smell after <strong>rain</strong>

Scientists discover reason behind earthy smell after rain

27 Jan 2015

New Delhi: We are familiar with scent filling the air after a dry stretch is broken by a summer rain. We call this earthy smell, 'petrichor'. The term was coined in the 1960s when scientists reported the smell came from chemicals in the surface upon which the rain landed.

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Wrote Ibis trilogy to spend more time with characters: Amitav Ghosh

Wrote Ibis trilogy to spend more time with characters: Amitav Ghosh

28 Jan 2015

Kolkata: Eminent Indian-American novelist Amitav Ghosh has said that he decided to make the 'Sea of Poppies' into the Ibis trilogy because he wanted to spend more time with the characters of his book.

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5th ODI: India vs Australia match abandoned due to <strong>rain</strong>

5th ODI: India vs Australia match abandoned due to rain

26 Jan 2015

Sydney: Rain played spoilsport as the tri-series cricket match between India and Australia was on Monday abandoned with the two teams sharing the points, which left the visiting side in with a chance to make it to the final.

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 Translating Rabindranath Tagore songs not easy: Javed Akhtar

Translating Rabindranath Tagore songs not easy: Javed Akhtar

27 Jan 2015

Kolkata: Having penned more than 1500 songs, lyricist Javed Akhtar has said that it was not easy for him to translate Tagore songs in Hindi.

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<strong>Rain</strong> may hit Republic Day celebrations

Rain may hit Republic Day celebrations

22 Jan 2015

New Delhi: The weather in the national capital may prove to be a spoilsport during this year's Republic Day parade as the Met Office has said there was a "possibility" of showers January 26.

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<strong>Rain</strong> lashes in Punjab, Haryana; fog dissipates

Rain lashes in Punjab, Haryana; fog dissipates

22 Jan 2015

Chandigarh: Most parts of Punjab and Haryana were on Thursday lashed by intermittent showers, dissipating the foggy conditions and providing relief from the on-going cold wave in the region.

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Bengal government urged to find plight of Buxa tigers

Bengal government urged to find plight of Buxa tigers

27 Jan 2015

Kolkata: Tiger expert Valmik Thapar on Monday urged the West Bengal government to "find out" the plight of tigers in the Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in northern part of the state, in the light of no photographs emerging to substantiate the claim of presence of three big cats.

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<strong>Rain</strong> lashes parts of Rajasthan; fog affects train services

Rain lashes parts of Rajasthan; fog affects train services

23 Jan 2015

Jaipur: Moderate rains continued to lash several parts of Rajasthan for the second day on Friday, affecting normal life, while fog in neighbouring regions delayed train and bus services in the desert state.

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