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KIFF Special: Who is the chief guest at KIFF this year? Yes, he is an Oscar winner!

German filmmaker Volker Schlondorff is the Chief Guest at KIFF 2019

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crore of poor patients get free medical benefits under Swasthya Sathi Scheme

7.5 crore more people to be added under this state government scheme

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Kolkata Int’l Film Festival brings back ‘celluloid’ films this year

Old projectors of Nandan revamped to show these movies

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Bengal tops in largest recruitment of engineers and IT professionals in India

All India Council for Technical Education brings out the list

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Bengal is a hotbed of Shakti peeths! Why?

Largest concentration of feminine worship in form of Kali

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Iconic Kolkata Port turns 150! GB traces its rich history

The port that played a major role in British India

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Bengal govt. plans ‘co-living places’ to help IT professionals

New Town and Rajarhat to have such places built by joint venture

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Do you know Swami Vivekananda’s youngest brother was close to Lenin?

Bhupendranath Datta led many communist movements in India

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Puja fervor over! Now try these events!

Tickle your intellectual quotient

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BREAKING! UNESCO will join next year’s Red Road Durga Puja Carnival!

Durga Puja might be announced as world’s greatest festival

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‘Ambulance Dada’ Karimul donates money of biopic to build bridge

Bollywood biopic on Karimul’s incredible way of ferrying patients

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Tarun Niketan, the century-old pice hotel near Rashbehari

Established in 1915, the hotel still serves meals at throwaway prices

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Nominated 8 times, why Bengali scientist Meghnad Saha never got a Nobel!

Not just science, he had a huge contribution to education of India

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Lady Don of Kolkata’s Tangra! Meet Liu, owner of famous Chinese eateries

Salute to this women entrepreneur who fought poverty and mafia

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Institute of Neurosciences sets milestone! Rare operation on Scoliosis patient

Spine surgeon Dr Anindya Basu and his team perform a rare feat

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18th-century Bengali Poetry Book discovered from Australian Desert!

Book thought to be Quran is in reality a poetry book!

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Scientist Sambhunath De, the unsung hero who never got a Nobel Prize

Despite being nominated many times for Nobel Prize in Medicine!

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Lincoln Center to host a complete retrospective of Ritwik Ghatak

Big recognition to the visionary Bengali director’s career

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Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee says India economy doing ‘badly’ at MIT meet yesterday

He believes Indian economy’s slowdown is a big cause for concern

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Kolkata Trams set to make a comeback with new AC carriages!

City Mayor lays the plan for tram route revival

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Visva Bharati’s Kala Bhavan celebrates 100 years!

This is centenary year of the art revolution started by Tagore in 1919

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Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo are 6th married couple to win Nobel

Did you know Esther spent many years in Ballygunge?

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Did you know Kolkata has produced six Nobel Laureates?

From Ronald Ross to Abhijit Bandopadhyay!

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Kolkata to have all-electric bus fleet by 2030!

Not just E-buses, even battery-operated ferry services to start soon

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Nadia’s govt school grows own vegetables and fish for mid-day meals

Barnia Abhaynagar Vidyalaya is a role model for mid-day meal solution

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BREAKING! Sourav Ganguly to be BCCI president after midnight drama

Kolkata’s Prince of Cricket to get the highest post of Indian Cricket

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How Lakshmi Puja of Bangaals and Ghotis of Bengal are different!

Did refugees from East Bengal, bring Kojagori Lakshmi Puja to Kolkata?

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Paramita of Birbhum fought poverty to win gold at World Karate Champs.

Paramita Bhattacharya’s parents took loans to send her to Moscow!

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Meet Sudipta Sengupta, first Indian woman to conquer Antarctica

Professor of Structural Geology in Jadavpur University

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How did the Folk Art of Alpona come to Bengal?

Art of Alpona endorsed by Aban Thakur

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Bengal’s Handloom brand Tantuja has made a turn around!

Huge profits in the last and current financial year!

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KUDOS! International honour for KMDA at Copenhagen!

Successful implementation of zero polluting vehicles in Kolkata

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Vidyasagar Kolkata house where first widow remarriage took place is in shambles

Plaque stating Vidyasagar married off first widow is also stolen!

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CONGRATS! Entrepreneur Ankiti Bose in 2019 Fortune ‘40 Under 40’ List

Co-founder of Zilingo, Bose is one of world’s most influential young entrepreneur

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Not to miss Durga Puja Carnival on Red Road tomorrow

Taking Kolkata’s Puja to the world podium

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Bengali grandmother who became entrepreneur at 89!

Not to miss Latika Chakrabarty’s potli bags

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Mother Dairy shuns plastic packaged milk through ‘Token Milk!’

Learn how leading dairy chain joins ‘Plastic Free’ drive in Bengal

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Visually challenged teenager from Bengal climbs 19,000 ft high peak

While we were pandal hopping, a feat created atop Rudragaira peak

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Open-air Double Decker buses for foreign tourists in Kolkata

London styled buses to ply in Kolkata this winter

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CM sends self-drawn Pujo Greeting cards to all

Mamata Banerjee draws Durga with Bengali letters

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Drishtikone at Tridhara of South Kolkata

The Theme Pujo that drives you to think!

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Royal Panchkot Durga Puja where even Gauhar Jaan had performed

Month long musical Durga Puja at the Royal Panchkot Thakurdalan

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Why was Mahatma Gandhi unnerved by Bengal riots?

How did he react to the butchering of innocent lives!

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If you are home cooking this Pujo, try this Leela Majumdar recipe

Author Leela Majumdar was also a great cook! Try her breakfast recipe

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Significance of skull under Mahatma Gandhi’s feet in Ramkinkar statue

On his 150th birth anniversary, look at Gandhi’s statue at Santiniketan

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Handwriting expert Carl Baggett concludes Gumnami Baba was Netaji

With release of Movie Gumnaami today, a look at the controversy

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Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata make people aware of spinal disorders

Symposium on creating awareness about Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Around 450-year-old Haldarbari Pujo of North Kolkata

Famous Bonedi Bari pujo with Koshtipathhor idol

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Kamarpukur’s Chatterjee Bari serves Machher Jhol as bhog!

Have you ever heard fish being given in Durga bhog?

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Why did Dhaki Gokul Chandra break patriarchy and trained women?

How a man from a Bengal village made a Team of Women Dhaakis

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Samaj Sebi Sangha on Lake Road pays homage to labourers

Look what’s brewing at South Kolkata’s famous Samaj Sebi

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Shonagachhi sex workers celebrate Durga Puja in a different way!

How Kolkata’s infamous ‘Red Light Area’ brings awareness through Devi Durga

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Durga Immersion! Watch from a launch at Taki on River Ichhamati

WBTDCL Packages for Dashami Ichhamati immersion

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Pujo Special Momo from Haringhata!

Try some sitting at home if you wish to avoid the crowd

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New Lightning Arresters for Kolkata – Coconut Tree plantation!

HIDCO to plant series of coconut trees in New Town

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Landmark initiative to give ‘Gene Cards’ to Kanyashree girls

First in India! Students under Bengal’s Kanyashree scheme to get Gene Cards

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Versatile actor and anti-hero Bikash Roy was super-talented!

He was also a well-known lawyer in real life!

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From Tea Bush to Tea Cup – Enjoy Damdim’s Super Tea Trail!

Far from the madding crowds, serene nature and experience awaits!

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Bengali IFS officer Vidisha Maitra gives befitting reply to Pak PM

IAS rank holder Vidisha Maitra nailed every lie of Imran Khan at UNGA

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Hooghly electrician’s daughter, 10-year-old Srija is Yoga Asian Champs

She wins the prestigious gold medal in South Korea!

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Youngest Bhatnagar Award winner is a Kolkata Mathematician

Neena Gupta of Kolkata’s Indian Statistical Institute makes us proud

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Good over Evil is need of the hour! Relevance of Mahalaya in modern India

Do you still tune in to ‘Mahisasur Mardini’ on Radio?

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Iconic Trincas on Park Street celebrates 60th anniversary this weekend!

GB traces nostalgic trip of this iconic restaurant where music bands were born

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Mahabharat’s Karna never performed Tarpan. Why?

The day of remembering your forefathers

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Women Idol Makers of Kumartuli

Artists who broke barriers of patriarchy

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BREAKING! Bengal tops India’s 2019 Bhatnagar Science Awards list!

Out of 12 scientists awarded, 5 are from Bengal

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Bengal develops world’s 2nd largest coal-mine; Operations to start soon

12,000 crore plan complete, 1 lakh jobs to be created

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CONGRATS! Low-Cost Breast Cancer detectors by NIT Durgapur

Check yourself for any Breast Cancer signs!

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Enjoy a Kolbalish hug at West Bengal Tourism hotels

Romancing Bangaliana, enjoying with the side pillow

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Why Santhals of Bengal mourn during Durga Puja?

Did you know Mahishasura is regarded as their leader?

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Lathiyal of Birshingha who protected Vidyasagar from Brahmin goons

Though we could not protect even a statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

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First ever Cricket-Themed Restaurant of Kolkata

Get a first-hand experience of Sourav’s Dadagiri!

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If the NRC axe is hanging on you, visit the Rajdanga Durga Puja this year

Theme Pujo highlighting plight of ‘stateless people’

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Bonedi Bari Bakulia House Pujo started by famous Bengali entrepreneur

House of Bishweswar Mookerjee serves a special Panta Bhog

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Bengal’s dying craft Talpatar Shepai gets a boost! How?

Chalchitra Academy revives this palm toy through a workshop

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Usha Uthup will again perform live at Trincas this month!

Mark the 50th anniversary of Usha Uthup-Trincas reunion

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Wish to have a Duck Bhog this Durga Pujo?

Head to centuries-old Kanak Durga Temple of Jhargram

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Light-and-sound show on Howrah Bridge!

Starts from October, details inside

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Father a grocer, Bengal’s Shweta Agarwal had topped IAS exam

Meet Marwari girl Shweta Agarwal who broke ceiling of patriarchy

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Have a glimpse of Bengal’s ancient capital of Gaur

Malda at its historical best in this exclusive video

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Muslim MLA crafts Maa Durga – sends message of religious unity

In a rare show a Muslim MLA of Bengal has made a Durga idol

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Fresh from Athens! First Greek Restaurant in Kolkata

If you wish to have a slice of Greece, drop in at Zeusopolis

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Laughing Gas used for first time in delivery!

Calcutta Medical College creates history

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HIDCO makes area around Eco Park ‘No Horn Zone’

In a bid to protect the wildlife and birds of the Park

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State government launches Patha Bandhu app for accident victims

Accidents on Highways to be tracked through this app

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Bengali architect Rajendranath Mookerjee builds Victoria Memorial

Why the British asked him to build Palta waterworks?

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How about enjoying Durga Puja on a River Cruise?

Not to miss exciting WBTDCL packages this year!

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World’s largest e-commerce giant launches biggest centre in Bengal

Amazon launched largest fulfilment centre in Bengal

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Join Bhaswati Bose in recycling Durga Pujo flowers to organic fertiliser

Dumped garbage of Durga Pujo flowers will turn to fertilisers

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With the monsoon still hovering, try some Ilish Paturi

Recipe from Beyond the Borders -- Narayanganj

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When Religion Unites: Dutta Bari worships Muslim girl as Maa Durga

Even Swami Vivekananda worshipped daughter of a Muslim boatman

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First ever Trail Run in Kolkata for Children!

JBG Kolkata Trail Run for Little Champs of Bengal

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First online OPD vending machine for patients at SSKM Hospital

Steps to help patients from waiting in queues

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Touch, feel and buy the Best of Bengal at MAYA Art Space

Do not miss exclusive exhibits of The Bengal Store starting today

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CONGRATS! Bengal bags Krishi Karman Award six times in a row!

Phenomenal increase in maize and oil seed production!

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Son of Bengal, Army veteran Abhijit Guha appointed by UN

Lieutenant General Guha will head the Yemen Mission

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Inspired by Swedish girl, Presidency & JU join to make city plastic free

Green Revolution of Sweden touches Kolkata’s college campuses

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Visiting the Oldest Kite Flying clubs of Kolkata

Know of the famous kite flying competitions that still exist

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BREAKING NEWS! Dengue vaccine to be launched in Bengal

ICMR vaccine based on serotype survey in Bengal

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Even Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa praised Felu Modak’s sweets

170-year-old sweet shop of Bengal that still tops the list

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Lotus flowers to be exported by Bankura farmers to London

Durga Puja brings a huge profit to farmers growing lotus in their ponds

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Bengal’s Mishti Doi is Bulgaria’s signature dish!

How mishit doi came to Kolkata from Bulgaria?

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Bengali doctor who invented the first Bangla computer typing Avro

Dr Mehedi Khan believes language should not be a bar to knowledge

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Is poetry lost in translation?

IPPL discusses through ‘Tryst with Poetry in Translation’

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Last of the Aristocrats of Bengali Cine World --- Chhabi Biswas

From Kabuliwala to Jalshaghar, the acting graph is stupendous!

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Meet Bengal’s own Sudha Chandran, who lost a leg to cancer!

A look at Anjali’s Kathak recital with a prosthetic limb

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convention of Indian Association of Tour Operators held in Kolkata

Is tourism Thriving? Challenges and Opportunities

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Kulik Bird Sanctuary is the largest Heronry of India!

Next time you are in North Bengal, drop in at this birder’s paradise

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Siliguri farmers grow Hill Orchids and earn in lakhs

Orchids are no more restricted to Hills

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Hungry Calcuttans love gorging on crispies at century old Dilkhusha Cabin

110 year old eatery where poet Nazrul Islam frequented

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Extinct Indian Wolf sighted in Sunderbans!

Thought to be foxes, there is a herd of wolves living in Sunderbans

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From Happiness of Onam to Super Theatre!

Do not miss GB Events List over this wet weekend

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JU works on first historical online dictionary in Bengali!

Mammoth task of recording evolution of every Bengali word

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Is Burdwan’s history older than Kolkata?

Unearthing ancient stone age relics of Burdwan

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When the twain met: Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay and Satyajit Ray

What did Akira Kurosawa say about Pather Panchali?

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After 19 years boats sail on River Ichhamati!

Thanks to lone crusader Sabarna Saraswati’s efforts

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Help and not fight, assimilation and not destruction – Vivekananda’s speech

On this day Swami Vivekananda gave his famous Chicago speech

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Why Rabindranath Tagore went to meet a dying Sukumar Ray?

Tagore had a great respect for Ray’s versatile talent

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Bengal Police gets new Anti-Terror Unit

Is Bengal a target of terrorists?

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Tracing the history of Bengal’s famous sweet Chom Chom!

Unique sweet, that has an interesting brown appearance

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Bengal’s Aushgram celebrates a different Muharram today!

Instead of self-penance, they proposed blood donation

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When you watch timeless Basanta Bilap or Saptapadi on a sweet frame!

Cadbury sweets of Kolkata shops designed on timeless movies

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After Chandrayaan II, India’s Sun Mission Aditya will have a Bengali scientist onboard!

Meet Dipankar Banerjee, ex-student of Rajabazar Science College

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Walk through the exquisite Rose Garden of Kathgola Palace

Pray at the quiet temples within the palace ground before a 900-year-old idol

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Happy Birthday Feluda, Sabyasachi Chakraborty!

He probably was the second best to Soumitro Chatterjee

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First Translator of Quran into Bengali was a Brahmo Samaj scholar

Tracing the extraordinary talent of Girish Chandra Sen

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Not Cinderella’s carriage, Kolkata has its own old-world horse carriages!

Exclusive video on horse carriages that ply around Victoria Memorial

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Shei Shomoy! On Sunil Gangopadhyay’s birth anniversary, a GB tribute

One of the most illustrious books on Bengal Renaissance

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Saksham – Special High Altitude Trek for differently-abled underprivileged children of Kolkata

Organised by Voice of the World, you can also help in this endeavour

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Armenian Street of Kolkata --- yet a community that has vanished from the city!

When and why did Armenians come from a distant land to this City of Joy!

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Chandrayan II launched! Science College scientist Chandrakanto will now control its antennae

Rajabazar College scientist Chandrakanto will control Chandrayaan’s antennae

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Did you know Pather Pachali’s Sarbajaya was a revolutionary communist in real life?

She immortalized the character of Durga’s mother through her acting!

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Most picturesque drive – Mirik to Darjeeling

Land of lakes, pine forests and orange orchards

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Salute to the Piano Teacher who makes wheelchairs for stray dogs!

Prasenjit Goswami is not just a music teacher, but a teacher who teaches compassion

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INSPIRATION! Durgapur’s retired Headmaster takes free classes even after turning blind!

70-year-old partially blind teacher Rabilal Garai is a living legend

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Rubbles everywhere! Durga Pithuri Lane of Bowbazar looks like a bombarded war zone!

East West Metro’s defective plan destroys a middle-class Kolkata neighbourhood

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Kolkata’s iconic Fairlawn Hotel where Shashi Kapoor spent his honeymoon

Why did Bollywood’s charming couple Shashi Kapoor-Jennifer choose this hotel?

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Bengali Scientist Biman Mondal invents lab meat in IIT Guwahati

GB tracks this path-breaking invention that will bring a revolution for meat lovers

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Are days numbered for world-famous Kalimpong lollipop and cheese?

The Swiss dairy supplying the products shuts down!

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BREAKING NEWS! IVF legend Dr Baidyanath Chakraborty donates his institute to ICMR

He refused to give it to corporate hospitals who offered large amounts

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BREAKING NEWS! Sustainable solar energy introduced at Tarapith Temple

Tarapith temple goes green! Solar energy replaces fossil fuel for cooking bhog

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Royal Recipe from Banalata Sen’s Natore!

Try this Kancha Kathaler Korma today

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Chalchitra Academy celebrated a vibrant Potochitra Painting workshop at Jhargram!

Chalchitra Academy celebrated a vibrant Potochitra Painting workshop at Jhargram!

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CONGRATS! Kolkata’s nephrologist Dr Pratim Sengupta gets prestigious Bharat Jyoti Award

Exceptional work in kidney transplant and rural kidney health schemes

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY RITUPORNO GHOSH: Read this excerpt from his autobiography!

GB pays tribute to one of the most talented actors of Bengal cineworld

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World’s first Museum on Chaitanya Mahaprabhu opens at Baghbazar

Walk through the museum to know the unknown and for divine bliss

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Mukherjis of Bengal maintain Jallianwala Bagh even 100 yrs after massacre

On 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, tribute to the family

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Meet Purulia’s ‘Pad Girl’ Kiran. Join on her journey as she fights for rural women health

Learn the daunting tale of how Kiran is also stopping child marriages

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Visit the award winning Phuchka Stall of Kolkata

Rajendra’s phuchka stall at Dhakuria has won several awards!

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Pulitzer winner Jhumpa Lahiri appointed as new creative writing director of prestigious Princeton University!

She will head unique undergraduate program celebrating its 80th anniversary

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Cabin restaurants of Kolkata and whiff of nostalgia at Anadi Cabin!

Why are eateries with secluded cabins getting lost from the city?

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No More Killing Animals! IIT scientist Biman Mondal invents lab meat

GB tracks this path-breaking invention that is good news for animal lovers too

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WATCH OUT! New Bridge coming up at Shyambazar!

To ease traffic snarls, the new bridge was proposed

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CONGRATS! Siliguri’s Sarbari Das becomes first woman commander of Port Trust India!

We are proud of Marine Officer Sarbari Das for breaking the gender sealing

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Going back to the days of Chor Police and Gilli Danda!

Rural games of Bengal had their own charm and fun

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EUREKA! Paper from Field Moss! Scientists of Burdwan University work wonders

Farmers of Bengal can earn now by making paper from field moss

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Iconic Deb Sahitya Kutir building of Kolkata saved, gets heritage status

Purono Kolkatar Golpo took initiative to push the heritage tag

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Best Panoramic View of Teesta from Munsong!

The hill station of Bengal where Ronald Ross experimented with quinine!

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Remembering ’60s Badminton Sensation from Bengal -- Dipu Ghosh

He was the 4th Badminton Player of India to receive Arjuna Awards!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Did you know Bhanu Bandopadhyay was scientist Satyen Bose's favourite student?

Actor who made generations laugh with his Bangaal was a bright student

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Young Tamilian Doctor of Kolkata sets Tagore’s poems to tune!

Meet Madan Mohan Raj, Tamilian doctor who fell in love with Tagore’s creations

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Good News! Bazi Bazar might return to Maidan this year!

Authorities keeping a strict vigil on sale of sound crackers from now

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Century old Kolkata Café where freedom fighters met in disguise!

Not to miss the nostalgia of Favourite Cabin of Kolkata

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Nabadwip and Coochbehar get Bengal’s First Heritage City tag

The rich cultural heritage of these two cities make them famous

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Breaking News! Arun Jaitley is no more!

Not just a politician, a lawyer par excellence

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How Calcutta High Court ruled: Today Is Not Kolkata’s Birthday!

Why many celebrate the city’s birthday on 24th August 

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18-year-old Ballet Dancer from Siliguri puts India on World Ballet Map

Meet Dipesh, the male ballet dancer of Bengal who is going global

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Did you know Bengal’s patachitra and kantha influenced Picasso and Chagall?

Bengal’s Kantha work can be seen on 1915 Marc Chagall art work

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BREAKING NEWS! Netaji’s daughter writes to PM for DNA test of ashes

Netaji Subhash Bose’s daughter Anita wants an end to the controversy

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WOW! Digha to get Sea-Plane services soon like Maldives!

Even a Jagannath Temple resembling that of Puri

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Two college students mend broken street taps with pocket money to save water!

Saving water wastage and promoting water conservation!

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On his birth anniversary Sombhu Mitra --- a cult by himself

The man who brought a new wave in Bengal’s theatre circuit

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NADIA TO ATLANTA! Bengal’s idol makers cross seven seas

Artisans of Nadia get recognition in USA cities

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Why are lightning strikes increasing in Kolkata? Listen to scientists

Rising pollution behind increasing lightning strike deaths in Kolkata

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Princess Diana’s secret letter reveals she wanted to work in Kolkata

Diana was keen to uplift condition of AIDS patients of the city

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Landsharks trying to grab YMCA Heritage Hostel of Kolkata?

Purono Kolkatar Golpo group tries to save this Grade 1 Heritage

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Actor Soumitro Chatterjee recovers, released from hospital today

We all pray for his return to the screens and stage

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Salute! Bengal cricketer helps India win Disability Cricket T20 Cup!

If Virat Kohli’s team failed, cricketers on prosthetic legs made us proud

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Chandrayaan II enters Moon’s Orbit! Kudos to Bengali scientist Chandrakanto Kumar

Chandrakanto Kumar has controlled the crucial antennae of the spacecraft  

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Artist who froze Kolkata through sketches -- Rathin Mitra passes away

Market to College Street, Mitra sketched a different Kolkata

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Why Sibram Chakraborty could never forgive Sarat Chandra?

How the two authors split on monetary deals!

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From Cancer Survivor to Mrs India Finalist – Incredible Tanisha Roy

The girl from Bengal who will head to Greece for the worldwide finals

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Saswata Chatterjee gets Best Actor Award at Madrid Film Festival

He is one of the most versatile actors of recent times

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GOOD NEWS! Majerhat Bridge to be complete by February 2020

New bridge will look like Vidyasagar Setu!

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Pranjit Haloi, Kolkata’s Zomato Delivery boy raises musical storm

 Pranjit’s songs can beat any seasoned Bollywood singer!

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Bengal’s veggie Kochu gets huge export boost to Britain and Italy!

Arum or Kochu now travels from Birbhum to London

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Is there ‘Dalit’ literature in Bangla?

IPPL discusses ‘The Bangla Dalit Interface’

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CONGRATULATIONS! Arjuna Award for Swapna Barman!

Bengal’s athlete Swapna gets one of the highest sports honour of India

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GB Exclusive Video on Kumartuli – Abode of the Goddess of Clay

Watch out how artisans at Kumartuli are preparing for Durga Puja

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Author Shibaji Bose speaks on Till We Meet Again

Ordinary People with Extra-ordinary Stories

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Iconic Mess Baris of Kolkata make way for modern student PG rooms

City’s mess baris had well-known authors as residents once upon a time

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Happy Navroz -- Why Parsis of India celebrate New Year today?

For Paris of India, celebrations start 200 days after vernal equinox

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World class Neuro-Rehab centre in Kolkata’s Inst. of Neurosciences

Recently a coma patient recovered and is now walking

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Actor Rudranil Ghosh to feature in Badhaai Ho director’s next film

Bollywood calling! Rudranil Ghosh gets a big break

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Kudos to scientist Moumita Dutta who was part of real Mission Mangal

Calcutta University scientist was ISRO project manager

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Join Kolkata Cloud Chasers chasing clouds and storms this monsoon!

Unique city group that chases storms and clouds and sends information

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Great Calcutta Killings! Today is that Black Day in the city’s history

Massacres on ‘Direct Action Day’ turned Kolkata into a river of blood

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Freedom celebrations at Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata

Independence Day celebrations at city’s leading neuroscience hospital

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Sleepy hamlet of Mongpu still preserves Rabindranath Tagore’s dreams

Not to miss more-than-a-century old Cinchona factory

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Reconnect missing child beggars of Kolkata to families!

Actor Prosenjit Chatterjee endorses ‘No More Missing’

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Bilkis Bano – First woman cab driver of Kolkata

How she overcame domestic violence to prove her worth!

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Did Aurobindo Ghosh wish for an Akhand Bharat?

Quoting his famous Independence Day speech

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Are we really free in a Free and Independent India?

Watch this video and ask for freedom from atrocities

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India’s deepest metro station now in Kolkata!

Metro station 30 metres below Howrah station is now complete

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Eco-Friendly Seed Rakhis of Kolkata, turn your brothers eco-warriors!

How about rakhis with cotton threads and seeds that grow into a garden

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IIT Kharagpur’s incredible invention! Blood tests with your Smartphone

Prof Suman Chakraborty and team invented this path-breaking device

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MAYA Art Space brings exciting Independence Day adda

Purono Kolkatar Gaan O Golpo with Devajit Bandopadhyay

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Love and live the Bengal charm with The Bengal Store

GetBengal’s insight into the new online portal on products from Bengal!

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Didi vs Modi even in Kolkata’s Rakhi Bazar!

Political figures rob the show this Rakhi festival

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Turkisyano – first Turkish ice-cream outlet of Kolkata

Do not miss this slice of Turkey in the middle of the city!

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Akhilchandra Sen – the man behind toilets on long distance trains

Why and how he forced the British to create toilets on trains

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more E-Buses to hit city streets on August 26!

Aim to curb environmental pollution

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Engineering students of Durgapur BC Roy College invent solar pump

Kudos to the Mechanical Engineering students for this feat!

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Institute of Neurosciences creates history! Patient recovers from coma

Doctors use classical music therapy for treatment

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Tulsi Chakraborty – prince and pauper of Bengali movie

Outstanding actor who was one of the best comedians of all times

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Why Khudiram Bose has been referred to as terrorist in history books?

Hanged today by the British just at the age of 18!

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As Jhulan starts today, GB takes you to Jhulan Bari of Kolkata

200-year-old heritage house with a narrow hanging lane between two houses!

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Ranaghat railway station’s beggar singer Ranu gets call from Mumbai

Lata kanthi Ranu’s songs have taken Bengal by storm 

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Three Bengali films pick up National Awards this year

Great moment for directors of Tollywood

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Founder of Bengal’s famous Ayurveda chain was killed by Pakistani Army

Tale of Jogesh Chandra Ghosh and Sadhana Oushadhalaya

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Dance, acting and songs – Malda’s Gombhira is three-in-one package

One of the oldest folk dances of Bengal in praise of Lord Shiva

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India’s first Underwater Metro to run in Kolkata soon!

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal congratulates Kolkata in a tweet

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Why are promising students of Kolkata’s best colleges committing suicide

Learn of the insecurities from the students themselves

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Bong beauty with brains Sushmita Sen finally to get married

Vogue claims she and her boyfriend Rohman will get married by year end

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Miracle! Calcutta Medical College oncologists cure 4th stage cancer!

State run medical college praised for this path-breaking feat

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TEAlicious – the new tea destination of Kolkata

Sip on your favourite blend and buy your Darjeeling Tea packs

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Beware! Tourists at Digha will be spot fined for using plastic

State government takes new move to save the beaches of Digha

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Kolkata’s orthopaedic surgeon gets int’l award for music induced surgery

Meet Dr Sumanta Thakur who has performed more than 100 musical surgeries

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Tiff between Dr Bidhan Roy & Dr Nilratan Sarkar on Tagore’s operation

The operation after which Rabindranath Tagore never recovered

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IIM kolkata gets first female director, Anju Seth to head the institute

Controversy over appointment of a US citizen as head of IIM in Kolkata

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Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to get Bharat Ratna today

Award to be given to one of the best politicians of India

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Lady Abala Bose – inspiration behind Jagadish Bose’s success

GB remembers Lady Abala Bose on her birth anniversary

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How good will our Dada Saurav Ganguly fare as Indian cricket coach?

Will Saurav Ganguly be coaching Team India soon?

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Aban Thakur’s book on alpona endorsing alpona art by Bengal’s women

On his birth anniversary, GB remembers Abanindranath Tagore

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Demand to change name of Bagdogra Airport! Why?

Business community of Siliguri raise demand to change name

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Remembering Sushma Swaraj through her fiery speech ripping Pakistan

Here is Swaraj’s full speech she gave last year at UNGA

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Want some Mughlai Paratha of Anadi Cabin this monsoon?

The Kolkata restaurant that brings memories of the city’s cabin culture!

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CU scientist proves black cumin can cure breast and lung cancer!

Our very own Kalo Jeere has anti-carcinogenic properties

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Enjoy Bengal’s tribal life at Jhargram’s Tribal Museum

Drop in for a taste of tribal dance, music and food

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Shyama Prasad Mukherjee’s dreams about Kashmir finally comes true?

Why was Bengal’s Shyama Prasad Mukherjee’s wish so controversial?

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Miss England 2019 is a Bengali girl! Kudos to Bhasha Mukherjee

Beauty with Brains! Bengali girl rules England’s glamour world!

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In wake of scrapping Article 370, look at Kashmir’s Bengali Kshatriyas

Famous Dar community of Kashmir are Dhars of Bengal

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Wish to dine in a floating restaurant? Soon coming up in Kolkata!

The floating restaurant on the Ganga will draw hundreds of tourists

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Doll makers of Purulia put plant seeds in toys to spread green awareness

The seeds will grow into new plants once the dolls break

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This Sunday learn from GB how mutton came on Bengal’s plates

Mangsho-Bhaat of Bengal can be traced to the times of Mahabharata

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On his birthday, a look at ‘lover boy’ Kishore Kumar and his 4 weddings

How romance and marriage played a different role in Kishore’s life

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Earthquake in Kolkata today! The city sits on a major tectonic plate

Earthquake was predicted in Kolkata in next 2 months!

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Kolkata will host India’s Qualifier FIFA Matches in 2022

Good News for the soccer capital of India

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Meet Ankita of Gobordanga who won Saregamapa 2019 crown

Student of Ichhapur High School, Ankita is now concentrating on studies

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Rosogolla! Both Orissa and Bengal get GI tag! Choose one

Orissa Rosogolla also gets GI tag, which one you prefer?

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Mandeville Gardens to be named after author Sunil Gangopadhyay!

 KMC names the locality honouring the great Bengali poet and author

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Gear up for century old Durand Cup, starting today and Bengal plays host!

The Soccer cup started by the British to entertain their troops

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Good News! Wipro to start 2nd campus employing 10,000 in Bengal

Microsoft to follow Wipro and work with handloom weavers of Bengal

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Prafulla Chandra Ray’s dream Bengal Chemicals and its downfall

Central government to privatize Bengal’s pride Bengal Chemicals

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This Durga Puja, priests will take classes on water conservation

How will water be conserved by various city Puja Committees

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Kolkata Police directs houses of all old couples to get CCTV

In a bid to save elderly of Kolkata from being robbed and murdered

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Birder’s Paradise, Coochbehar’s Rashikbil is a haven for feathered friends

Pack your cameras and head to exotic and quaint Rashikbil

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CM says buildings of childless murdered couples will not go to promoters

Bid to stop land sharks from grabbing lands and buildings in Kolkata

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Earthquake predicted in Kolkata in next 2 months!

Why are seismologists worried about Kolkata?

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Centre will not rename Burdwan station after freedom fighter Batuk Dutt

Why have we forgotten the sacrifice of freedom fighters like Batukeshwar Dutt?

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World class air purifiers set up by KMC to help Calcuttans breathe easy

Like New York and Washington, Kolkata will soon get such air purifiers

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Bengal’s khichuri is India’s super food

Bengal produces a variety of khichuri dishes including Aamish Bhog

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Once hounded out Rathindranath Tagore finally honoured by Visva Bharati

Rabindranath Tagore’s only surviving son Rathin, gets his due respect at last

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How Howrah’s Ishrat Jahan’s fight helped Triple Talaq Bill to be passed!

Ishrat was given talaq over phone by her husband from Dubai

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Eureka! Meaning of Chinese Piccaso’s paintings deciphered at last

Chinese Picasso’s daughter came down to Visva Bharati for the task

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New Town to get first Tree Library of India

One stop destination for information on all species of trees

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Sarada Devi set example in overcoming menstruation taboo in 19th century

Why Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Sarada Ma were greatest feminists

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Good News! Dial the Chief Minister directly to voice your grievances

Now you will be surely heard, new Dial in Bengal CM

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Today in 1911, Mohun Bagan first lifted IFA shield from hands of British

First Indian football club to get status of premier club under British Raj

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On World Tiger Day, take this quiz on Tigers of Sunderbans

Bengal’s Sunderbans is the only salt-water habitat of the world where tigers rule

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Good News! Kolkata gets 4th Liver Transplant Unit

Big boost to the city’s organ donation drive

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Burdwan to introduce machine cooked hygienic mid-day meals!

Students now stands a chance to a healthier lunch

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Ganga Aarti at Howrah ancient ghat

Visit Ramkrishnapur Ghat for divine bliss

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Train to Bangladesh! Launch of Benapole Express

Here is good news for all who wish to travel to Bangladesh on train

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Exclusive video on scion of Cossimbazar Rajbari who restores vintage cars

Meet Pallab Roy and Saurav Roy and know about their work on historic car models

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95-year-old Hindu mother given refuge by a Muslim family

None of Bela Rani Debi’s 13 children gave her a home

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At last a ray of hope! Kolkata to experience monsoon showers from today

After the longest ever summer in the last 10 years!

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Path-breaking jute sanitary napkins by Kolkata’s Jute Research Institute

Jute based pads will prevent cervical cancer and revive Bengal’s jute industry

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Memories of his last journey from Santiniketan to Kolkata for treatment

Memories of his last journey from Santiniketan to Kolkata for treatment

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Ichhamati is dying; Lone crusade of a 26-year-old to save his beloved river

Meet Sabarna Saraswati who has travelled more than 130 km along its banks

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How Bengal is reviving lost varieties of paddy

Ever heard of varieties like Dui Satin and Teen Satin? Why were they so named? 

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Only ‘Whites’ were allowed in New Market during British era!

Surprised? Do not be so! Apartheid in the heart of Kolkata

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Engineer Souresh Pal from Katwa controlled fuel tank of Chandrayaan II

Not just Chandrakanto Kumar, another engineer from Bengal make us proud!

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Looking back at Goutam Ghosh’s iconic movie Paar

On his birthday, GB pays tribute to director Ghosh and his protest movies

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Kolkata Police stops man from suicide tracking his Facebook post!

Kudos to Kolkata’s police force for saving a life

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Bengal’s Aihika scripts history at Commonwealth Table Tennis Games

Aihika Mukherjee is first Indian woman to win gold at Table Tennis singles

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Week before he died, Uttam Kumar wished to meet Suchitra Sen! Why?

Did she meet him? If not why? How did Uttam’s ‘Rama’ react on his death?

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Utkarsh Bangla creates promising job opportunities

Apply before July 26 and stand a chance to get a state government job

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CU MTech, ISRO scientist Moumita Dutta’s Mission on Mars

After Chandrakanto Kumar of Chandrayaan II, another Bengali ISRO scientist

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Dhatridebata; 250-year-old novelist Tarashankar Bandopadhyay’s house

Restored house will have a museum. Do not miss this gem of Labhpur!

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Kolkata’s Premier Clubs are first in the country to implement green norms

Calcutta Club, CCFC, CRC, Tolly and many clubs follow green initiatives

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Birdman of Bengal, Amaresh Mitra is no less than Salim Ali!

Meet the 82-year-old passionate man with rare collection of bird eggs

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Kolkata now has pet cabs to ferry pet dogs to clinics

All women pet cab service gives hassle free rides to your pet dog

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Actor Kali Banerjee wanted to become a freedom fighter

He was beaten up by his father for getting into sports

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Did you know India’s oldest surviving auction house is in Kolkata?

Only female auctioneer of India sits at Russell Exchange

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Exclusive GB video of the first Bengali chair umpire at Wimbledon

Abhishek Mukherjee of Belur has umpired more than 37 grand slams

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Good News! Sealdah station to get platform extension

Plan to widen all platforms to handle crowds!

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HIDCO campaigns to stop people from eating ‘Khoka Ilish’

New Hilsa slogan; Eat Large Save Small at two hilsa festivals

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Try a typical Bengali breakfast at 250-year-old Adi Haridas Modak

Bangaliyana on a Kolapata – luchi and kochuri to die for

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East-West metro comes with a series of safety nets to avoid tragedy

After the horrific death last week, East West Metro to have modern devices

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Bene or pukur? Beniapukur is as old as Mangal Kavya’s inception

Did you know Michael Madhusudhan Dutta lived in a house in Beniapukur?

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IT professional from Bengal cracks Indus Valley script!

Meet Bahata Mukherjee who has used technology to decipher the script

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Breaking News! Earthquake in Darjeeling and Siliguri

North Bengal Hills feel shockwaves an hour ago

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Bantala Leather Complex to become Asia’s largest leather hub

CM Mamata Banerjee inaugurated this integrated leather complex

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Raigunj baby prodigy names countries, capitals and more at 21 months!

Baby Mayukh has created a stir in Bengal and scientists are visiting him

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The Baklava Box ---- A Slice of Turkey in Kolkata

Now enjoy Turkish delights sitting in this city itself

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Beltala School 100-year-old to get college and English medium branch

CM Mamata Banerjee proposes 1.25 crore for the iconic school’s development

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Kaushik Ganguly’s Nagarkirtan bags several awards at SAARC Film Fest

The movie on transgender love has some great performances and music

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Tribute to the fearless and unstoppable poet Bishnu Dey on his birthday

Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith Award winning poet depicted contemporary times

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HIDCO brings new Urban Forest with hundreds of trees to Kolkata

Newtown will have acres of trees creating one of the largest urban forests of India

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US based Bengali scientist invents world’s first implantable artificial kidney

Shuvo Roy is co-inventor of an artificial kidney that can be transplanted

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Doctors of SSKM Hospital perform rare surgery to save boy

Advanced Fibreoptic Bronchoscopy on young Rohit Dolui saves his life

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Actress Ritabhari Chakraborty starts library for hearing impaired children

You can also donate books for the speech and hearing impaired kids

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Coolie to Crorepati – amazing tale of Harun Mondal and his honey business

Inspiring tale of a coolie from Baduria who runs a business running into millions

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Aponjon actor Swarup Dutta no more!

Iconic actor of Tapan Sinha’s movie who was known for his ‘difference’

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Do not miss the partial lunar eclipse over Kolkata today

When can you witness this celestial phenomenon from the city?

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SSKM scripts history today with liver transplant through organ donation

Green corridor brings liver and kidney from Park Clinic to SSKM in record time

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Uttam-Supriya treated guests to exclusive Bengali dishes like Sagar Doi

Kishore Kumar to Sanjeev Kumar, Bollywood idols at Uttam’s parties

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East Bengal Club flags to fly in 100 cities across the globe

Proud moment for the Kolkata soccer club on its centenary year!

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Kolkata Metro allows commuters to use staff toilets

So long basic washroom facilities were not available at metro stations

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Two British era cannons lying in neglect restored by PKG

Purono Kolkatar Golpo group help to restore two historical cannons

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Bengal boy 8-year-old beats cancer to win Table Tennis gold at world event

Aronyatesh Ganguly is our GB inspiration of the week!

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Super advanced Robotic Surgery to be introduced in SSKM

First of its kind in Eastern India, state run SSKM Hospital’s robotic unit

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GB pays tribute to Badal Sircar, the revolutionary voice of Bengal’s theatre

Sircar’s Ebong Indrajit opened a new vista for Indian stage

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No saplings in polythene bags! Use coconut shells instead

Siliguri Forest Department brings an innovative project

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Rajabazar Science College scientist part of Chandrayaan II

Chandrakanto Kumar is in charge of Chandrayaan II’s antennae section

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Sip n Bite café run by specially-abled children and their mothers

Do not miss this inspiring and exclusive GB video on how they run the show

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Bangladesh starts producing ‘Polythene’ bags from Jute

West Bengal can follow this model and create bio-degradable ‘polythene’ bags

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While India watched World Cup Cricket, Hima Das again made us proud

Invincible Hima Das claims second international gold within a week

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First Bengali Crorepati, two centuries ago and his trade with America

More than two centuries ago Ramdulal Dey had turned a crorepati!

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Santosh Mitra Square to have 18 crore gold Durga this year!

Kolkata’s big budget Durga Pujas a splurge of money only?

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Blood Shot eyes, rupture of blood vessels, new monsoon disease hits Kolkata

Beware, this is not Conjunctivitis, but Sub-congenital hemorrhage

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Academician Pabitra Sarkar gets 3rd highest civilian award of Japan

On July 15th he will receive ‘The Order of the Rising Sun’

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Beware of the ‘Laughing Gas’ gang in Kolkata

The Delhi robbery gang that are a new menace on city streets

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Real life Life of Pi --Kakdwip fisherman survived 4 days on choppy sea

Adrift for four days, without food and even a life jacket, fisherman rescued

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Bengali language left out from verdict list of Supreme Court!

Lawyers of Calcutta High Court writes a letter in protest to Chief Justice

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This Hilsa season try some lip-smacking Ilish recipe

Bengal’s kochu and hilsa go so well! Like fire on ice!

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Underground water depletion poses serious threat in South Kolkata

South Kolkata’s groundwater level is abysmally low

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Satyajit Ray made a bride of Jorasanko Thakurbari sing for his movie

How Amiya Tagore came out of the andarmahal to sing for Kanchenjungha

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State government focuses on rainwater conservation to combat scarcity

After Chennai it can be Kolkata, one day. Save water!

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Kolkata gets the first multi-sports museum

This World Cup season catch a glimpse of Virat Kohli’s bat at Fanattic Museum

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Sonar Kella’s Mandar Bose died in poverty and pain

Anti-hero Kamu Mukherjee was indeed a brilliant actor

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Behala’s well-known Ellora cinema hall shuts down

Just 5 people watched the last show in the 950-seater hall!

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Jadavpur University students crowd-source books and start women’s library

First crowd-funded only-women library of Bengal starts at Sheoraphuli

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East Bengal and Mohun Bagan unitedly write a letter to PM

Ghotis and Bangaals join hands to make ISL a happening premier league 

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State-RKM joint initiative: Sister Nivedita’s statue installed at UK cemetery

First outdoor statue of Sister Nivedita to be unveiled on July 27 at UK

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State government brings big change in process of recruiting school teachers

The entire procedure turns online to stop malpractices

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Saving RD Burman’s house in South End Park built by Sachin karta

WB Heritage Commission proposes to name the road as ‘Dev Burman Sarani’ 

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Live life king-size at Jhargram Palace of Bengal!

The palace where even Uttam Kumar stayed

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GB’s exclusive interview with ISKCON’s Vice President

On the first auspicious day of Kolkata Rathayatra Festival

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Want to buy a recently-seized bike on e-auction? Try Lalbazar’s auction

Rogue biker crackdown piled up several high-end bikes; Police plans sell-off

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Did you know Behala is older than 330-year-old Kolkata?

Part of the city that is more ancient than Kolkata! Some say 800-years-old

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New Parliament sensation Mahua Moitra questions Aadhar privacy

After her fiery and controversial speech on fascism, she now turns to Aadhar

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Good news! Tram routes to be back in Kolkata again!

New Tracks to be laid and old routes restored

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Behala family lived with mother’s corpse, Robinson Street memory back

Repeated tales of ‘House of Horrors’ in Kolkata send shivers through society

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Meet Biswajit Ghosh, the ‘Nail Man’ who removes nails from all trees

His mission is to save wounded trees whose barks are nailed with advertisements

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Iskule Bioscope- Bhalobashi Bangla creates a buzz in city schools

Inculcating love for Bengali films among students

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Bishnupur is not just about terracotta temples

The land of Mallas is famous for Baluchari, Taash and Music

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Giant catfish weighing 120kg caught by fishermen at Teesta barrage

The fish was sold in the market today for more than 60K!

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New ‘Bus Boxes’ on Kolkata roads to reduce fatal accidents

How will these boxes help in stopping racing buses?

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Doctor-patient jugalbandi in operation theatre while operating on tumour

First of its kind music therapy during operation at Thakurpukur Cancer Hospital

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Author Buddhadeb Guha to receive D.Lit

A proud moment for all Bengali readers who have loved his books

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Children of Champahati help in making eco-friendly bricks from plastic

Jadavpur University’s Pradip Mondal motivates the whole area to donate plastic

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Century-old telebhaja shop of Kolkata that was Netaji’s favourite

Lakshmi Narayan Shaw & Sons still distributes free telebhaja on his birthday

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Kolkata gets new sheriff – our favourite author Shankar

Author of Chowringhee and Koto Ajanare will now don a new role

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No Durga Puja at Mohammad Ali Park this year

Why this decision has been taken?

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Howrah-Delhi trains to run in just 12 hours!

Very soon you might wish to travel the distance on train and not flights

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Rabindranath Tagore called ‘Notun Bouthan’ after Greek goddess Hecate

On Kadambari Devi’s birthday, GB finds out why she was always an outcast

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In just 12 minutes donor kidney reaches SSKM today via green corridor

Another medical emergency handled with aplomb in Kolkata

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No Durga Puja pandal this year to block Kolkata roads

State government sends strict instruction to all police stations

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7-year-old Rishika chops off her long hair to donate to cancer patients

Now she is inspiring her friends and running a hair donation drive!

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Today was the day when Swami Vivekananda left this world in meditation

What was Sister Nivedita’s reaction at his funeral?

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Kolkata woman at MIT invents world’s first underwater drone

Meet Sampriti Bhattacharya, one of Forbes’ top 30 young talents

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Why is Prodosh C. Mitter or Feluda still relevant to us?

‘50 Years of Ray’s Detective’ traces this emotional connect

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Which route will ISKCON Rath take this year?

Be at these spots of Kolkata today to pull the Rath

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Silver Rath of Murshidabad 250-year-old

Bengal’s famous businessman Jagat Sheth’s connection with this Rath

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Today SSKM Hospital created history with first heart transplant

Anjana’s heart will now beat in Mrinmay’s body

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Hi-Fashion clothes this Puja being made by Tiger Widows of Sunderbans

Meet Prasenjit Mondal who is helping poor women turn to skilled tailors

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‘Educating the Educator,’ city workshop for teachers

Held by Krishnamurti Foundation, the workshop addresses student issues

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Rogue biker drags cop and injures him in front of Quest Mall!

Police to use technology to arrest such bikers to save their force from assault

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Howrah’s Deulti is all about author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhya

Quaint village along Rupnarayan throws open Sarat Chandra’s memories

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How the first Jagannath deity came to ISKCON

The story of Malati and Srila Prabhupada

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Actress Nusrat Jahan to be special guest at ISKCON Rathayatra

ISKCON impressed by her religious inclusiveness ideology

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St Xavier’s Law School starts in Kolkata promising new opportunities

Good news for city students pursuing a law degree

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Rushmita Oraon of Jalpaiguri brings home the National Rugby cup

Daughter of a driver and tea worker who is the Rugby Champ this year!

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12K rogue bikers booked in Kolkata in just 12 days!

Police now shifts focus to the city bylanes

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Kolkata scientists discover new protein to treat breast cancer

Scientific breakthrough by scientists of Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

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Electric supply might be shut every week for half an hour to save power

State Government takes commendable step to save environment

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On Doctor’s Day SSKM Kolkata comes up with world-class trauma centre

Inaugurated today by Chief Minister of West Bengal

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All India IMA headquarters named after Dr Bidhan Roy

On Dr Roy’s birth anniversary Bengal again rules over Delhi

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How Santiniketan celebrated Spring this year!

Watch out this vibrant video of Basanta Utsav 

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Why is Lord Jagannath called ‘Eating God?’

The lord is offered the best of global cuisine at ISKCON

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Conference on Diabetes organized by HELP foundation tomorrow

Kolkata has one of the largest incidence of diabetes

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New Q-cabs to hit Kolkata streets and challenge Ola and Uber!

They are believed to be as reasonable as metered taxis

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Iskule Bioscope popularizes Bengali children movies in Kolkata schools

Well-known schools participate in the film extravaganza this week

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Students embrace their favourite tree crying to save it from felling

Young students of Aushgram remind us of the Chipko Movement

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Did Ramkrishna Dev die of cancer? Death certificate states ulcer

Today KMC will handover his controversial death certificate to Belur Math

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Fake news on special dining halls in minority dominated state schools

State government urges citizens not to spread distorted news on social media

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Celebrating 100 years of Amala Shankar

Legendary Amala Shankar’s centenary celebrations start today

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How KMC saved a 100-year-old tree at Medical College

Haritaki Tree transplanted yesterday on the campus

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East West Metro is here from July!

Advanced coaches, LED lighting, world-class evacuation system

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Kolkata’s Green Taxi to scatter seeds on way to Delhi

Meet Bapi’s Green Taxi and his continued effort to make the city green

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Meet the first woman train mechanic of India from Bengal!

Pritilata Mandal keeps trains of Santragachhi fit and fine

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RD Burman experimented with utensils and objects to make music

He discovered sound in every corner, from shepherds to Asha Bhonsle’s laughter

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How Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describe Jagannath form?

Tale of Krishna and his spiritual transformation

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Just 100 more days to Durga Puja!

A look at this year’s Puja calendar and Durga Puja’s role in old Calcutta

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RD Burman’s Dum Maro Dumhad upset SD Burman. Why? 

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Bankim Chandra’s Devi Chaudhurani still alive in a Jalpaiguri Temple

Devi Chadhurani and Bhabani Pathak might have led the Sanyasi Movement

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Dr Sushobhon Banerjee treats patients for just Re 1!

The doctor who is treated as God by tribals of Bolpur

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Biryanishk – the new address for Biriyani lovers of Kolkata

Exclusive GB interview with founder Saugata Banerjee

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Park Circus, Tiljala and Topsia are pockets where bike gangs operate

Authorities identify Kolkata pockets to strengthen checking

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French firm gives green signal to Kolkata Metro underwater

Now ride on East-West Metro under the Hooghly

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Reach Bakkhali in record time from Kolkata. How?

New AC buses to reach you in half the time required before

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Charles Dickens’ son still lies in an obscure grave in Kolkata!

Famous author’s last letter to his son while he was in Kolkata

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Iconic Bengali publishing house of Kolkata saved from land sharks

Deb Sahitya Kutir that published first Borno Porichay saved from demolition

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Block raids by Kolkata Police to rein in Bike Gangs

More than 2.5k rogue bikers booked in 4 hours

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Why are idols of Lord Jagannath armless?

The lord that was made from wood sent by divine intervention

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Kolkata might get UNESCO ‘City of Literature’ tag

City Mayor to apply soon for the honour

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Almost century old Basanta Cabin of College street holds on to its charm

An eatery loved by Uttam Kumar and Basanta Chowdhury

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Nabarun Bhattacharjee’s voice could never be silenced

Remembering the revolutionary writer on his birthday

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Kumortuli sees a sudden demand for Vidyasagar statues

College street is selling Borno Parichay in hundreds

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What is Jadavpur University’s Dhoper Chop?

JU canteen’s Milan da is no more, but his creation still exists

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Regular brutal handling of 85-year-old Kolkata woman by ayah

Do nurse and ayah centres of Kolkata keep a tab on those they hire?

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Child of a sex worker, Sushila Sundori showed tiger stunts a century back

Meet the brave-heart woman from Bengal who was the first tiger trainer

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The first gramophone record of India was sung by a Kolkata Armenian

Gauhar Jaan was Angelina, born to an Armenian family

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Violin Brothers and Rohan

World Music Day exclusive

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Goddess of Music, Saraswati, was worshipped in brothels of Kolkata

How babus of Kolkata patronized the music deity’s worship

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Even Imran Khan needs Tagore for public administration!

Rabindranath Tagore’s views on nationalism are still relevant today

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Original tune of Vande Mataram is lost! How and why?

 The song that was written a century ago

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New AC trams of Kolkata generating huge revenue

 After Shyambazar they will also run in the Maidan and Gariahat sectors

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Why prominent Kolkata Muslims wrote a letter to punish the Bike Gangs?

Urge to bring waylaid Muslim youths of Bengal to mainstream

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Bengal’s eye of the needle – Kantha fabric art

From bedspread to ashon, Kantha has a universal appeal

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British chef who visited Kolkata is now jhalmuri seller of UK

Scotsman Angus Dennon learnt to make the tangy snacks from Kolkata streets

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Creator of India’s first test-tube baby was forced to commit suicide

Dr Subhash Mukhopadhyay took his life on this day

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Tarapith temple flowers are being used to produce bio-fertilisers

Flowers offered to the deity being used for a good cause

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Almost a century old paddle steamer to return to Hooghly

Heritage paddle steamer of yore might soon set sail with a restaurant

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Bengali’s favourite Hilsa being reared in a pond!

Thousands of Hilsa are being reared along with Rui-Katla

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Litchis – Saviours or Killers

This scorching summer, should you pop in litchis?

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Belvedere Mansion – the spooky haven of Kolkata

Let’s go ghost hunting this weekend night!

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Mother names newborn ‘Andolan’ respecting junior doctors

Baby was born during ongoing strike at Midnapore Medical College

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While on strike today junior doctor gives blood to patient

Need for O positive blood urges doctor to donate blood

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Visit New Town’s Feluda Park to meet your favourite detective

Enjoy a tea break with Jatayu and Topse in tow

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Pagla Dashu, our childhood nostalgia shot as a movie on mobile

Abhirup Ganguly of Jalpaiguri makes a wonder film on his android phone!

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Imagine your Zomato food coming through drones!

Kolkata food lovers be ready for a new treat

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Doctor of Kalna who still treats patients for only Rs 5!

Dr Goswami is like Uttam Kumar of Agnishwar

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Alipore Zoo to have the first virtual animal park of India

Bengal Safari Park of North Bengal to follow suit

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Nurses of Bengal trained to become health officers

State government project for Suswasthya Centres

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It was NRS Medical College where Kalazar’s medicine was discovered

The first germ killing medicine even before penicillin!

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Why did Vidyasagar throw his shoe on the stage of Nildorpon?

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay compared it to Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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Mitin Mashi – the new female detective on screen

Remember Suchitra Bhattacharya’s Mitin Mashi?

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Now Purulia gets a floating market

Municipality run market will promote local handicrafts

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Fort William paves the way for eco-friendly e-rickshaws

New model to curb air pollution in Kolkata

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ITC Royal Bengal – new ‘One of a Kind’ destination

The hotel adds a grand tag to the tourism potential of Bengal

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Two Kolkata mosques open doors to women

Special provisions for women to offer namaaz

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Wonder twins from Chinsurah selected by ISRO

They will participate in Young Scientist Programme

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Humble madoor of Sabang conquers Europe

Mats of Bengal have scored over luxury Western rugs and carpets!

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Malda school gives fee concessions for students who collect plastic

The plastic is recycled and bottles made into flower pots

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How much of Barna Parichay do Bengalis still follow?

New Vidyasagar statue to be unveiled at Vidyasagar College today

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Why did Sharmila Tagore remove all posters of An Evening in Paris?

She did not want her future mother-in-law to see her bikini clad image

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Online OPD appointments for state run hospitals in Bengal

New facility from state health department for all patients

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Swimmer Sayani Das from Kalna conquers Catalina Channel

Swimming for more than 12 hours, she again makes us proud

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Here is a Kolkata shop that still sells kochuri at just 25 paisa!

How could Lakshmi Narayan Ghosh stick to the original price?

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Motilal Seal, the man who made schools for Hindu boys and girls

To fight influence of Christian missionaries and western education

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When books worth a lakh is given as dowry!

In-laws gift the groom expensive books as ‘wedding gift’

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Biswa Bangla Restaurant: Kolkata’s world-class food hangout

Get an unforgettable view of 300-year-old Kolkata from the top

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Poverty could not stop this Jadavpur book seller from writing

Book on Sunderbans earn international praise

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Newly launched electric buses might save Kolkata from pollution

Centre for Science and Environment lauds Bengal government

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Climate change may wipe out Bengal tigers by 2070

What measures are being taken to protect the Big Cats

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Burra Bazar did not belong only to Marwaris community

It was also home to several Bengali Gaddis

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How ball room dance steps helped Darjeeling Toy Train journey

Engineer’s wife discovered how train could run on reverse

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Due to lack of funds, HS 9th rank holder might have to leave studies

Beliatore’s Ishita Chattopadhyay is fighting poverty

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Kolkata’s romantic cycle days

On World Cycle Day, GB brings a different story

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The Ganga still flows, but Ruma Guhathakurta will never sing again

GB travels down memory lane with her famous songs and celluloid roles

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Animal trafficking along Bongaon border is worse than women trafficking

Rare lion cub and monkey rescued last week enroute from Bangladesh

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Adrija of Bardhaman selected for Under 17 Football World Cup

She will be part of India’s women world cup team

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Sip that exotic cuppa and enjoy the lush Makaibari Tea Estate

The Estate of Kurseong that produces the world’s most expensive tea

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Mohan Bhandar, the sweet joint where Piku was shot

Amitabh Bachchan stopped here to have kochuri and jilipi

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Ninety plus, still running. Anadi Cabin’s Mughlai Paratha of kolkata

The old-world charm of this cabin restaurant still holds true

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are a Haleem addict, do not miss the Fishy Iftar this year

Fish and Iftar? Zakaria Street opens up to a new food choice

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Trendsetter Bethune College, make ‘Humanity’ a religion choice

In the admission forms ‘Humanity’ is a religion column

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What did Rituparno Ghosh speak about ‘Death?’

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

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Second largest airport of India to come up at Kalyani

It will ease the traffic at Dumdum Airport

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Quiz competitions in Siliguri to stop criminal activities

Innovative approach to maintain peace and order

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Her husband partitioned Bengal, while she danced in her peacock gown

Lady Curzon and India’s needle work art on her gown

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Vegetable vendor’s daughter stands 3rd in Higher Secondary

Barnali has fought poverty, yet reached heights of academic success

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Join the Muslin Trail of Murshidabad

The exotic weave of Bengal that has won the world

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Child turned ice-cream seller to fund his dad’s medicines

He travels miles to sell ice-creams this summer

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Health benefits of Bengal’s jackfruit

Jackfruit is a boon for a healthy summer

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A Black Hole in the Universe gets a Bengali name

Gobhir Mallika takes Bengali language to a universal high!

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Gayatri Devi, Princess of Coochbehar on 100th birth anniversary

Maharani’s story comes alive through year-long celebrations

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On Buddha Purnima, let’s visit Mogalmari of Bengal

Buddhist site that also acted as a major international trade route

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Poll strong room of East Burdwan centre haunted?

Are ghosts playing with the EVM machines?

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If you are a Haleem addict, do not miss the Fishy Iftar this year!

Fish and Iftar? Zakaria Street opens up to a new food choice

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Shyam Benegal to direct biopic on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Indo-Bangla feature film on founding father of Bangladesh

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Health benefits of Bengal’s Panta Bhaat this summer!

Why was it popular in Bengal since ages

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Youngest member of US Congress wants to learn Bengali! Why?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had also campaigned partly in Bangla

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Saptapadi or Basanta Bilap? Movie themed Cadbury Mishti

Celebrating 100 years of Bengali Cinema the sweet way

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Meet ‘Lake Mamata’ --- The saviour of Rabindra Sarovar

Sumita Bandopadhyay keeps a strong vigil daily to stop pollution

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Kolkata comes up with first-ever Trans Clinic of Eastern India

The city recognizes health issues of transgenders

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Walk with red crabs at Bankiput – the serene beach of Bengal

This summer enjoy the tranquil charm of the shoreline

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Imagine Bengali as the official language of an African nation!

Sierra Leone has adopted Bengali as one of its official language

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Gigantic Black Hole gets a poetic name in Bengali!

Imagine the black hole being named as Gobhir Mallika

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War of letters between Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray!

On his birthday, an ode to Sen’s creative thoughts

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Kundu Sir, the ex-Naxalite and demi-god of Basirhat

How his institute for poor students coaches for free

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Bourne & Shepherd captured Kolkata’s babus behind the lens

The iconic photography studio giant mentioned in Satyajit Ray’s Feluda

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Student from Balurghat receives NASA scholarship

He won an essay competition on spaceships

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Wedding card that Rabindranath Tagore wrote himself

Some memories from Tagore’s wedding

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Mystery of the lost pen and Lalbazar’s summons to Tagore

Why was Rabindranath Tagore called to Lalbazar?

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Dipanjan Guha’s journey in time and space

The master of creating moods through melodies

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Salute to rural women entrepreneurs of Bengal

Women of Bonhooghly beat all odds to establish profitable turkey business

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Bombay Kulfi Joint of Bhowanipore is a calming refuge in summer

Try out some kulfi – Bengal’s answer to western ice creams!

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Tamralipta – the lost port of Bengal

It played a major role in spreading Buddhism

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Orange orchard paradise of Daragaon

Visit this new destination of North Bengal

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After cyclone Fani is a disastrous earthquake waiting?

Major earthquake predicted in next 2 days

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In the Line of Cyclones: Worst Bengal cyclones since 1737

Did you know Calcutta Cyclone of 1864 killed around 60,000?

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Lost son to cancer, mother builds school for slum children

Shimanti Das dedicates her life to hundreds of children

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The palace in Murshidabad where Satyajit Ray shot Jalshaghar!

On his birthday, let’s visit Nimtita Palace

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Record Collectors’ pride at MAYA Adda

Susanta Kumar Chatterjee on a musical conversation

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Celebrating 100 years of Manna Dey!

Look into the Uttam Kumar- Manna Dey jugalbandi

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Dutta Barir Haat was a unique event at a 200-year-old house

Showcasing the secret recipes and talents of women

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Asia’s Pele : footballer Kannan no more

Star player of Maidan who lived in poverty

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Monginis is back on Kolkata’s confectionary map

Will the new Monginis give tough competition to others?

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This poll season Didi Jhalmuri and Modi Rosogolla

How Kolkata gears up for polls through gastronomical delights

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First state-run film school to start in Kolkata this August

Aspiring directors and actors get a new film institute in the city

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Child brigade in Ayodhya Hills make the region plastic free

Children of some forest hamlets of Purulia show the way

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Inmates of Pavlov Hospital get new wings to fly!

Showcase their art at Rang Matir Panchali

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RK Mission Belur bags highest NAAC score

Creates history as the only institute from Bengal to get this honour

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Bhaskar Chitrakar infuses modern social atrocities in Patachitra

The patua who is trying to contemporize Kalighat Pata

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Celebrate ‘Shakespeare Feast’ and not fest in Kolkata

Food platter with names of Shakespeare’s immortal characters

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Next time you are at Sealdah Station, be treated royally

State’s first Executive Lounge at Sealdah Station

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Kolkata’s ‘42’ is now tallest building of India

Another feather on the city’s skyline

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Romance with the Hills at Keventer’s terrace cafe darjeeling

More than century old Keventer’s of Darjeeling

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TATA returns to Kolkata a decade after Singur

Shift headquarters of a key company to Kolkata from Odisha

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Remembering Krishanu Dey – Maradona of Bengal

Master of magic dribbles and goals

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Come, enjoy a Firingee Thala at Ekdalia Road

Curated by culinary expert Pritha Sen

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Lion taps of Kolkata that almost led to a riot during British rule

Some of the Greco-Roman taps can still be found

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Burdwan Medical College doctors perform miracle operation

Extract a growing foetus from the stomach of a baby

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Jiben Bose – the famous doctor’s son who turned an actor

What motivated Jiben Bose to join acting against his father’s wishes?

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What role are greeting cards playing this poll season?

Take a look at Poila Baisakh greetings cards