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The One Story That Captures the Immigrant Experience Like No Other

Time Magazine 17 Sep 2021
Then, as now, Afghans were forced to flee or seek work outside their country due to the machinations of great powers ... He’s never been outside of Calcutta, and lives vicariously through Rahamat, daydreaming of caravans slowly making their way through high mountain passes.

Kishore Datta, Bengal’s 4th advocate general since 2011, resigns like the rest

Hindustan Times 14 Sep 2021
Datta is the fourth advocate general of the state to resign since 2011 when the Trinamool Congress first came to power. Senior Calcutta high court advocate Gopal Mukherjee was appointed as the new AG by Governor Jagdeep Dhankar ...The government was not happy with Datta as it suffered one blow after another at the Calcutta high court in recent months.

Letters to the editor: Emma Raducanu wins US Open 2021

The Telegraph India 12 Sep 2021
Young gun. Sir — The British teenage sensation, Emma Raducanu, deserves to be congratulated for winning the US Open, 2021 ... Advertisement ... Ranganathan Sivakumar, ... Calcutta ... Sir — In an effort to gain international acceptance after seizing power in Afghanistan, the Taliban have told farmers to stop cultivating opium poppies — the raw material for heroin ... .

Book review: What led to the great fall of CPI(M) in West Bengal

Indian Express 12 Sep 2021
In early May, after a bitterly fought election, parts of West Bengal were overtaken by a terrible spell of violence ... Their party had drawn a cipher in the elections. Ten years ago, however, it held the reins of power in West Bengal; its cadres ruled the streets of Calcutta ... Bhowmick is not the narrator of Gangster State ... © The Indian Express (P) Ltd ... .

Would A.B Crentsil’s ‘Moses’ be banned if it were released in 2021?

Joy Online 10 Sep 2021
That song was Moses ... When A.B ... Wham! ... Every part of the stereo-turntable is ascribed a body part – the speakers, our famous bobby-stands; the turntable, ‘the black hole of Calcutta’, and the diamond pin being the ‘magic power’ ... But A.B ... B ... Lol ... Let’s not kid ourselves, starting from the early 2000s the Church in Ghana has accumulated significant power ... .

Bombs hurled outside BJP MP’s residence in Bengal

Hindustan Times 08 Sep 2021
Allegations of post poll violence rocked the state after the results of the West Bengal assembly elections were declared on May 2 and the TMC returned to power with a sweeping victory. The Calcutta high court had on August 19 ordered a court-monitored CBI probe into the ...

Bengal: SC stays proceedings against editors of web news portal

The Telegraph India 05 Sep 2021
Advertisement ... "Interim orders are made absolute ... The main writ petition filed by Nupur Sharma and others including the founder and CEO of the news portal and editor of its Hindi language publications claimed that the West Bengal government and its "authoritarian Calcutta Police" are misusing FIRs and "brute police powers" to intimidate journalists ... .

Letters to the Editor: Eye-catching wall art is a breath of fresh air

The Telegraph India 04 Sep 2021
Sir — Calcutta has always been synonymous with all things artistic ... Calcutta ... These beliefs are being given credence by people in positions of power and those with the ability to influence public opinion ... Claims were made about cow dung and urine having the power to cure Covid-19; some of those who opposed such untruths were even sent to jail.

CPM set to suspend Ajanta Biswas

The Telegraph India 17 Aug 2021
... by the Calcutta district committee ... The article authored by Ajanta, who is an associate professor of history at Rabindra Bharati University in Calcutta, was titled “Woman power in Bengal politics” and chronicled the contributions of the likes of Basanti Devi and Sarojini Naidu.

Mozambique man accused of stealing cellphone tower batteries nabbed after 3 years on the run

Independent online (SA) 05 Aug 2021
He was then slapped with charges from the 2018 crime ... Captain Dineo Sekgotodi of the Mpumalanga Hawks said Vodacom tower batteries were stolen from the Calcutta power station in June 2018 ... “The vehicle owner could not be located at the time ... Vilanculos appeared before the Calcutta District Court on August 4, and was remanded in custody ... IOL .

Mamata asks power regulator to switch to monthly bills

The Telegraph India 05 Aug 2021
Transmission and supply of power in Bengal is divided between the Calcutta Electricity Supply Corporation (a private entity), the West Bengal State Electricity Development Corporation Limited (state-owned utility that is the largest distributor) and the India Power Corporation Limited.

Ex-SC judge Arun Mishra’s old number, court officials on Pegasus snoop target list: report

Indian Express 05 Aug 2021
“The number +9194XXXXXXX is not with me since 2013-2014 ... In 2014, Justice Mishra’s appointment was among the first cleared by the BJP-led government after it came to power at the Centre. Justice Mishra had earlier served as Chief Justice of the Rajasthan and Calcutta high courts ... Top News Right Now. Explained ... Tags ... ‘Bid to create two power centres’ ... .

In touch with Mamata on merger offer: Akhil Gogoi

The Telegraph India 04 Aug 2021
Leading anti-CAA activist and Raijor Dal’s lone MLA Akhil Gogoi on Wednesday said he has been offered by the Bengal chief minister to be her party’s Assam’s unit chief, and merge his party with hers in the Northeast state where the BJP is in power. “On Mamata Banerjee’s request, I have met her twice in Calcutta, along with senior party colleagues ... .

Visva-Bharati University authorities can’t force employees to donate: Calcutta High Court

The Telegraph India 27 Jul 2021
Calcutta High Court on Tuesday held that university authorities had the right to donate funds for relief but not the power to forcibly collect funds from employees ... The counsel for teachers argued there was no provision in the Visva-Bharati Act, 1951, that granted powers of unilateral action on the university to deduct money from employees.

Mamata sets up panel to probe Pegasus hacking in Bengal

Suryaa 26 Jul 2021
Lokur, retired judge of the Supreme Court of India and Justice Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya, retired chief justice, High Court, Calcutta, in exercise of the power conferred by section 3 of the commission of Enquiry Act 1952 in the matter of widely reported illegal hacking, monitoring, ...

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