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The Wistleblower from the ‘Rape Village’ of Bengal is dead

By   /  July 8, 2012  /  Breaking News, India, Local, News, Society  /  4 Comments

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At around 7:45 PM on the evening of 4th July 2012, Mr. Barun Biswas, a 35-year-old school teacher at Mitra Institution, Sialdah was coming back to his home after work. As soon as he stepped out of the Gobordanga Railway Station, 3 young men on a motorcycle came from behind and shot him in the […]

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A photograph to remember from the Mantralaya fire in Mumbai

By   /  June 22, 2012  /  Breaking News, Local, News  /  1 Comment

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Sometimes the trials of life bring out the best in us. While the Mantralaya Building was on fire, some government staffers were on the top of the burning building trying to save the national flag. This photograph shows them un-hoisting the tricolour and folding it while there is thick smoke on the background. We do […]

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A Tribute to Mehdi Hassan

By   /  June 14, 2012  /  Breaking News, Music, Musings, News  /  No Comments

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These are proving to be difficult times for Music. The legend of Ghazal, Mehdi Hassan who mesmerized generations in the subcontinent with gems like ‘Patta Patta Buta Buta’ and ‘Ranjish hi Sahi’ passed away in Karachi, Pakistan after battling illness for years. He was 84. Born to a family of musicians in Rajasthan, Mehdi migrated […]

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Kolkata shamed: Girl Molested and Assaulted in public

By   /  June 12, 2012  /  Breaking News, India, Local, News, Society  /  3 Comments

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“Aamar Shonar Bangla” seems to be slipping fast. And now it’s not just an economic downward spiral but has become social as well. Kolkata, earlier thought of as one of the safer cities for women, seems to be striving really hard to compete with Delhi as far as the crime against women is concerned. Consider […]

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Bihar: Another Naxal attack and a few more Jawans lie dead

By   /  June 10, 2012  /  Breaking News, India, Local, News  /  No Comments

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Close on the heels of the killing of Brahmeshwar Singh Mukhiya, 1 CRPF jawan was killed and 10 others were injured when their patrol party was ambushed by Maoists in the Gaya district of Bihar. The CRPF party was acting on a tip off that the Maoist cadre had assembled in the area to discuss […]

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