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Calcutta University to hold open book exam for final year UG and PG students from 1 to 18 Oct
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Calcutta University to hold open book exam for final year UG and PG students from 1 to 18 Oct

Examinees will have to upload their answers in PDF format and send them via email or WhatsApp to their respective colleges with 24 hours

My Kolkata in Kolkata: Local photography enthusiasts showcase the ethos of the city through their own lens
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My Kolkata in Kolkata: Local photography enthusiasts showcase the ethos of the city through their own lens

In an attempt to see the city through different lenses, Kolkata Centre for Creativity in association with the West Bengal Tourism Department invited photography enthusiasts to send in pictures that showcase the very ethos of the city with the theme ‘My Kolkata in Kolkata’.

At the Gangasagar Mela, devotees jostle with sadhus for space, brave freezing waters for holy dip
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At the Gangasagar Mela, devotees jostle with sadhus for space, brave freezing waters for holy dip

Every year, on the day of Makar Sankranti, when the sun makes a transition from Sagittarius to Capricorn, hundreds of thousands of Hindus make the pilgrimage to the Sagar Island to take a holy dip in the river Ganga and offer prayers at the Kapil Muni Temple.

36 Chowringhee Lane, revisited: Aparna Sen's ever-relevant tale that merged life, death, and Shakespeare
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36 Chowringhee Lane, revisited: Aparna Sen's ever-relevant tale that merged life, death, and Shakespeare

36 Chowringhee Lane, Aparna Sen's directorial debut, could well seem sepia-toned as far as its overarching sentiment of nostalgia for the past is concerned, however, when it comes to presenting human sensibilities, emotions and vulnerabilities, the film is technicolour

Ami Kolkata: A museum housed within Metcalfe Hall re-imagines the City of Joy, reflects its democratic spirit
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Ami Kolkata: A museum housed within Metcalfe Hall re-imagines the City of Joy, reflects its democratic spirit

Ami Kolkata has its mandatory Tagore and Ray, but it also has a stairwell lined with quirky posters – old movie classics as well as vintage ads for Horlicks malted milk, Lily barley biscuits, and Firpo’s machine-made bread. It celebrates Kolkata biryani and Chinatown breakfasts as much as it honours its pioneers like Raja Ram Mohun Roy and Begum Roqeya.

At Kolkata's Zakaria Street, food and old world charm make for a vibrant Ramzan
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At Kolkata's Zakaria Street, food and old world charm make for a vibrant Ramzan

Tucked away in the shadows of Kolkata’s biggest mosque — Nakhoda Masjid, Zakaria Street is the lesser known cousin of Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, Mumbai’s Mohammad Ali Road, and Hyderabad’s old quarters.

How a siege in 18th-century British-occupied Calcutta gave us the term 'black hole'
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How a siege in 18th-century British-occupied Calcutta gave us the term 'black hole'

While Einstein is credited with its discovery, the term 'black hole' has an interesting origin story of its own.

Calcutta, city of ruins: Documenting heritage houses, a fading reminder of 'babu culture'
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Calcutta, city of ruins: Documenting heritage houses, a fading reminder of 'babu culture'

The old and crumbling neighbourhoods of Shovabazar, Bagbazar, and old Chitpur in Calcutta once boasted of palatial houses built by the affluent babu class. These houses were studded with Corinthian pillars, lined with balustrades of delicate grill-work, and strewn with copies of Greek and Roman marble statues

Bhobishyoter Bhoot pulled out of theatres: How Bengali cinema has always critiqued the politics of its times
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Bhobishyoter Bhoot pulled out of theatres: How Bengali cinema has always critiqued the politics of its times

Bhobishyoter Bhoot draws inspiration from Bengali cinema’s rich history of dissent through craft, particularly Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray’s bodies of work.

Calcutta High Court rejects woman's plea to abort 26-week-old foetus with Down Syndrome, says 'no harm to mother's life'
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Calcutta High Court rejects woman's plea to abort 26-week-old foetus with Down Syndrome, says 'no harm to mother's life'

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday refused permission to a woman to terminate her 26-week-old pregnancy on the ground of possible abnormality since the foetus has already developed most of its organs, and that the mother's life is not at risk.

Calcutta then, Kolkata now: Portraits of a city's past, juxtaposed against its present
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Calcutta then, Kolkata now: Portraits of a city's past, juxtaposed against its present

Much water has flown down the Hooghly since the time Calcutta was modern India’s first capital, from 1772-1931, to its transition into the 21st-century mahanagar that is present-day Kolkata

CAT 2018 online registration ends today at 5 pm; visit iimcat.ac.in to fill application form
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CAT 2018 online registration ends today at 5 pm; visit iimcat.ac.in to fill application form

The registration process of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 ends today. Candidates can register through the official website iimcat.ac.in till 5 pm.

West Bengal panchayat polls: SC allows State Election Commission to notify results of uncontested seats
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West Bengal panchayat polls: SC allows State Election Commission to notify results of uncontested seats

The Supreme Court also set aside Calcutta High Court order allowing the filing of nomination papers through e-mail, WhatsApp in West Bengal panchayat polls.

Writer-musician Amit Chaudhuri forays into art-making with 'The Sweet Shop Owners of Calcutta'
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Writer-musician Amit Chaudhuri forays into art-making with 'The Sweet Shop Owners of Calcutta'

Amit Chaudhuri made his debut as a non-artist artist, with his solo exhibition, The Sweet Shop Owners of Calcutta and Other Ideas, further extending the borders of his comfort zone

West Bengal hikes bus and taxi fares by Re 1 for the fist time since 2014; blames Centre for high fuel prices
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West Bengal hikes bus and taxi fares by Re 1 for the fist time since 2014; blames Centre for high fuel prices

The West Bengal government decided to increase bus and taxi fares by Re 1 owing to high fuel prices, transport minister Suvendu Adhikari said.

Over 85% students pass West Bengal Class 10th board examinations, results available on wbresults.nic.in
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Over 85% students pass West Bengal Class 10th board examinations, results available on wbresults.nic.in

An estimated 85.49 percent candidates passed in the Class 10 board examinations of West Bengal this year, the state Board of Secondary Education said.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee urges people to curb plastic pollution on World Environment Day
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee urges people to curb plastic pollution on World Environment Day

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged people to curb plastic pollution on the occasion of World Environment Day.

JaipurPhoto 2018: Soham Gupta chronicles Kolkata's forgotten hermits, wanderers
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JaipurPhoto 2018: Soham Gupta chronicles Kolkata's forgotten hermits, wanderers

Photographer Soham Gupta shines a light on Kolkata's often forgotten hermits and wanderers

Meanwhile on Instagram: Photographer Ronny Sen trains his lens on urban crows
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Meanwhile on Instagram: Photographer Ronny Sen trains his lens on urban crows

Kolkata-based photographer Ronny Sen has a special affinity with city crows

IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta improve global MBA rankings, IIM Ahmedabad and ISB Hyderabad slip down charts
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IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta improve global MBA rankings, IIM Ahmedabad and ISB Hyderabad slip down charts

IIM-B and IIM-C have improved their global MBA rankings in 2018, but IIM-A and ISB Hyderabad have slipped.