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India’s First Dolphin Reserve to Come Up in West Bengal

West Bengal will soon have the country’s first community reserve to protect the endangered dolphins. The dolphin reserve will come up in the stretch of the river Ganges, also known as Hooghly, which is roughly 500 km long. “A committee is being formed to examine in what way the community reserve would be set up in the Hooghly river between ...

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Mother Dairy Denies Reports of Detergent in Milk Products, May Move Court Soon

Refuting all reports of contamination, Mother Dairy on Thursday claimed that their milk is “safe” and refuted claims that detergent was found in their milk packets, especially those packaged by its Ghaziabad factory. S. Nagarajan who is the Managing Director of Mother Diary told ANI that the company has been “hearing news” about certain samples that failed the test, owing ...

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CM wants nurse who cut baby’s thumb sacked

After the authorities of Balurghat General Hospital suspended the accused nurse, who “accidentally” cut off the thumb of an 8-day-old baby while trying to cut the leucoplast, chief minister Mamata Banerjee demanded that the nurse be sacked from her job. The baby, who was suggested to be taken to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) in Siliguri after the ...

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Google Maps Adds Indian Railways Train Timings, Bus Routes Info for 8 Cities

Directions in Google Maps, despite several shortcomings, are still very sought-after information in India and now the search giant has partnered with Indian Railways to provide schedules and updated information about delays to simultaneously appear alongside the information. To be available for eight cities, the new application called Google Transit will allow users to access information about 12,000 trains. In ...

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Earthquake Live: Nepal Hit Badly, Buildings, Damage Update

Location 28.131°N 84.649°E depth=15.0 km (9.3 mi) The earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude on Richter scale that jolted Nepal and northern part of India caused major devastation in the old area Kathmandu, the capital of the Himalayan nation. According to information available, there was widespread devastation in Hanmandhoka area in the old area of Kathmandu. Several casualties were feared as buildings collapsed. ...

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7.5 Magnitutde Earthquake Jolts Nepal, HP, Bengal, Assam

An earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude on Richter scale jolted Himachal Pradesh this morning triggering panic among the people and tremors were felt in Assam, Bengal and Meghalaya. “Tremors measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale were felt at 11.41 a.m.,” Meteorological Office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS. The epicentre of the earthquake was located in Nepal. This is an aftershock as ...

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KKR squad very hungry to win: Shahrukh Khan

Elated at Kolkata Knight Riders’ emphatic victory over Mumbai Indians at the Indian Premier League opening match, Bollywood superstar and team co-owner Shah Rukh Khan said his squad is “very hungry” for the top spot in the tournament. “I love my team and we are sticking by boys who I think are international level players and I think they are ...

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IPL 2015 KKR vs Mumbai Indians Match Preview: Who’ll Win?

With the downpour affecting the opening ceremony of Anushka sharma and Hrithik Roshan on Tuesday night in Kolkata, it remains to be seen whether the rain gods will usher in this season of Indian Premier League to a good beginning on Wednesday. The evening today will see defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) clashing with the 2013 champions Mumbai Indians ...

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IPL 2015 Opening Ceremony: Anushka sharma, Hrithik Roshan to rock Kolkata Opening

Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan, Farhan akhtar, Anushka Sharma, Shahid Kapoor will perform at the grand opening ceremony of Indian Premier League to be held on Tuesday at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which organizes the IPL annual cricket extravaganza running into 60 days, said besides the performance of the actors ...

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World Fastest Bloodhound supersonic car model show-cased in Kolkata institute

A prototype of a British-engineered supersonic car, powered by a rocket and jet engine to achieve the world land speed record of 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 km/hour), was showcased in Kolkata on Friday to inspire Indian students to pursue cutting-edge science and technology. Engineers involved in the Bloodhound Supersonic (SSC) car project demonstrated to students at the Indian Institute ...

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Football Season for Bengal Sex Workers’ Kids Begins; Aamir Khan’s TV Show ‘Satyameva Jayate’ Impact?

Children of West Bengal’s sex workers will display their football playing skills at an intra-state league beginning here Nov 9, a statement said Friday. Sixteen teams from different districts will participate in the event that will conclude on Nov 22. "The competition is intended to ensure the rights of participation of playing football of the children of sex workers of ...

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‘Kiss of Love’: Students Protested With Hugs and Kisses against Moral Policing

After Hyderabad and Kerala, the students of Jadavpur and Presidency Universities in Kolkata have successfully hosted the “Kiss of Love” protest against the act of moral policing across the country. After there were arrests and charges in the “Kiss of Love” event held in Kochi Marine Drive, the protest held on Wednesday in Kolkata seemed to be peaceful while the ...

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Mumbai Tops Indian Cities with 16.4 Million Internet Users

Mumbai has the highest number of internet users with 16.4 million in India, a study said on Tuesday. In 2013, Mumbai had 12 million internet users. Mumbai is followed by Delhi with 12.15 million users and Kolkata with 6.27 million users. Kolkata has jumped two places from last year to attain the third position. Bangalore with 5.99 million internet users ...

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