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Bengal Govt developing Muslin Tourism Circuit

Bengal Govt developing Muslin Tourism Circuit

15 Sep 2017 | 12:37 PM

Kolkata, Sep 15 (UNI) Muslin weavers of Bengal, who were on the brink of extinction, have got a new lease of life, courtesy Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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Bengal Government coming up with a Gems and Jewellery hub at Bonhooghly

Bengal Government coming up with a Gems and Jewellery hub at Bonhooghly

12 Sep 2017 | 12:26 PM

Kolkata, Sep 12 (UNI) West Bengal Government is coming up with a Gems and Jewellery hub at Bonhooghly near North Kolkata on 6- acre plot.

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Chasing dream to reality: Drug addiction dispels education for street children

Chasing dream to reality: Drug addiction dispels education for street children

11 Sep 2017 | 12:08 PM

By Shubho Brota Dev Roy New Delhi, Sept 11 (UNI) With education for street children being swayed by drug addiction the alarming issue poses a chasing dream in the Capital if left unaddressed.

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Lensman straight out of a black and white saga

Lensman straight out of a black and white saga

10 Sep 2017 | 5:52 PM

By Jaison Wilson New Delhi, Sept 10 (UNI) Renowned for his snapshots of nature in a dense and high-contrast monochrome style, French photographer Laurent Baheux recognised as one of the most important wildlife photographers in the world.

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Bengali community across the world awaiting homecoming of Goddess Durga

Bengali community across the world awaiting homecoming of Goddess Durga

09 Sep 2017 | 10:36 AM

Kolkata, Sep 9 (UNI) A faint fragrance of the flowers lingers in the autumn air, the dryness in the air is perceptible, along with the visual shortening of the days it encompasses, for Bengalis the world over, it is that time of the year again, when they make merry and celebrate the homecoming of Goddess Durga to her father Himalaya’s home.

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Thanks to Triple Talaq, BJP eyes lion's share of Muslim votes in Gujarat

Thanks to Triple Talaq, BJP eyes lion's share of Muslim votes in Gujarat

08 Sep 2017 | 12:55 PM

by Nirendra Dev New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Sept 8 (UNI) Even as stain of anti-Muslim violence in 2002 could not prevent BJP win successive elections in Gujarat and Narendra Modi could emerge Prime Minister of India, in the run up to 2017 Assembly polls, the saffron party is now eyeing lion's share of Muslim votes.

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Bengal Govt’s Sneho Nir to be a perfect gift for transgender people this Puja

Bengal Govt’s Sneho Nir to be a perfect gift for transgender people this Puja

05 Sep 2017 | 12:10 PM

Kolkata, Sep 5 (UNI) After forming a separate development board for the transgender people in the State, the state government is coming up with the exhibition store Sneho Nir.

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Bengali community across world in a festive mood with Durga puja just round the corner

Bengali community across world in a festive mood with Durga puja just round the corner

04 Sep 2017 | 2:25 PM

Kolkata, Sep 4 (UNI) With undulating and swaying 'kash phool' ( Kans Grass) bringing with it a change in weather, with the azure sky playing hide and seek with ominous cloud every now and then, with Kolkatans getting into a frenzy for shopping, with pandals gearing up to complete the decorations, Bengalis are completely gripped by festive mood.

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Haringhata Meat to sell lip-smacking snacks at Durga Puja pandals

Haringhata Meat to sell lip-smacking snacks at Durga Puja pandals

01 Sep 2017 | 12:02 PM

Kolkata, Sep 1 (UNI) Haringhata Meat, run by the Department of Animal Husbandry of the West Bengal Government, will set up stalls at Durga Puja pandals to sell healthy and mouth-watering snacks.

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As Durga Puja festive fever grips Bengal, locals rush for shopping

As Durga Puja festive fever grips Bengal, locals rush for shopping

28 Aug 2017 | 12:57 PM

By Biswamoy Mukherjee Kolkata, Aug 28 (UNI) With barely a month to go for the Bengalis' grandest carnival, Durga Puja, shopping is gradually gaining momentum and is expected to reach its peak in the coming days even as weather is playing spoilsport every now and then.

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Ilish Utsav on August 27

Ilish Utsav on August 27

26 Aug 2017 | 12:44 PM

Kolkata, Aug 26 (UNI) It's a gastronomer's delight on a launch ride. West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTDCL) is organising an Ilish Utsav (‘hilsa festival’) on Sunday, August 27 at the New Babughat Jetty here.

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Bengali community around world gears up for Durga Puja

Bengali community around world gears up for Durga Puja

22 Aug 2017 | 5:37 PM

By Biswamoy Mukherjee Kolkata, Aug 22 (UNI) With every passing hour, Sharat (Autumn) comes nearer, and for the large Bengali community around the world, it means only one thing, their biggest festival, the Durga Puja, is drawing closer and closer.

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Giving life second chance through organ donation

Giving life second chance through organ donation

22 Aug 2017 | 5:35 PM

By Shubho Brota Dev Roy New Delhi, Aug 13 (UNI) The greatest gift in the world is always contemplated as ‘life’ because even the richest person in the world wouldn't afford to buy it.

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Country gives credit to pollinator on World Honey Bee Day

Country gives credit to pollinator on World Honey Bee Day

20 Aug 2017 | 11:47 AM

By Rishira Jain New Delhi, Aug 20 (UNI) The gentle pollinator, which does much more than just producing honey and pollinating a variety of flowers, got its due credit at the national level, when the Centre decided to join the world in dedicating a whole day in honour of the hard-working insect.

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Inhuman bondage: Under spells of grim reality

Inhuman bondage: Under spells of grim reality

19 Aug 2017 | 12:24 PM

By Shubho Brota Dev Roy New Delhi, Aug 19 (UNI) At the age in which children should go to school, many of them are seen working as a child labourer in the Capital.

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