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Life expectancy of coal miners below 40 – Jharia

By   /  July 16, 2012  /  India, Local, News, Society  /  No Comments

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  As Jharia burns, the people who have  chosen to make this place their home brave the fire and fumes to somehow make a living and feed themselves two square meals a day. Hardly any of the workers in the open cast mines wear any protective gear, no masks and no boots. Most end up with a film […]

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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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As the Kaamwali Bai completes her tenure, enters the Chauffeur

By   /  June 18, 2012  /  India, Local, News, Politics  /  1 Comment

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Will I be arrested for writing this ? But even at the risk of a possible arrest on charges of maligning the names of the high and mighty of the Indian republic, how can I not voice my opinion about the great Soap Opera of our Democracy – the Presidential Elections of 2012? After an […]

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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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