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Messbari Project: Saving Kolkata's ancient men's hostels, once home to luminaries, from fading into oblivion
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Messbari Project: Saving Kolkata's ancient men's hostels, once home to luminaries, from fading into oblivion

The 'Messbari Project' by Heritage Walk Calcutta shoulders the monumental task of tracing and documenting these age-old urban hostels of Kolkata, that were once home to cultural greats of Bengal. The project aims to initiate a conversation on sustainable heritage conservation, and the messbaris of Kolkata are bearers of the city's formidable socio-cultural legacies through the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Lok Sabha Election 2019, West Bengal profile: Alipurduars, Jalpaiguri set for tough fight with BJP keen to make inroads into TMC bastion
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Lok Sabha Election 2019, West Bengal profile: Alipurduars, Jalpaiguri set for tough fight with BJP keen to make inroads into TMC bastion

Trinamool Congress will be seeking to improve its seat tally, while BJP is looking to make inroads into the unchartered territory.

BJD, TMC allowing significant number of female candidates is a welcome step, but it's women leaders who must take lead
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BJD, TMC allowing significant number of female candidates is a welcome step, but it's women leaders who must take lead

Both the TMC and BJD are simultaneously attempting to combine the increased women representation with the women-centric policies launched in their tenure.

Best tribute to Somnath Chatterjee is to stand in firm defence of Constitution, says Manmohan Singh at memorial service
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Best tribute to Somnath Chatterjee is to stand in firm defence of Constitution, says Manmohan Singh at memorial service

At the memorial service held for late Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, former prime minister Manmohan Singh while paying homage said that best way to preserve his memory is to stand firm in the defence of the Constitution.

Life after death: What drives the decision to donate one's body for the benefit of science?
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Life after death: What drives the decision to donate one's body for the benefit of science?

Cremation and burial scarcely ever involve a human choice. By contrast, a person wishing to donate his or her body to a medical college has to make that choice in their lifetime.

Somnath Chatterjee's body draped in Mohun Bagan's flag as family turns down CPM's offer to use party flag
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Somnath Chatterjee's body draped in Mohun Bagan's flag as family turns down CPM's offer to use party flag

In lines with Somnath Chatterjee's wishes, his body was donated to medical science and handed over to the government-run Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial Hospital after being accorded a gun salute.

Family of Somnath Chatterjee rejects CPM's request to drape body in red flag; party had expelled former Speaker in 2008
India

Family of Somnath Chatterjee rejects CPM's request to drape body in red flag; party had expelled former Speaker in 2008

The CPM expelled Somnath Chatterjee from the party in July 2008 for refusing to resign as the Lok Sabha Speaker after the party withdrew support to the UPA-1 government.

Somnath Chatterjee passes away at 89: Veteran CPM leader receives 21 gun salute; body to be donated for medical research
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Somnath Chatterjee passes away at 89: Veteran CPM leader receives 21 gun salute; body to be donated for medical research

Former Lok Sabha Speaker and CPM veteran Somnath Chatterjee breathed his last on Monday morning at a Kolkata hospital after battling kidney ailment, media reports said.

Somnath Chatterjee dies at 89: Eventful political career of ups and downs shows he was no ordinary mortal
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Somnath Chatterjee dies at 89: Eventful political career of ups and downs shows he was no ordinary mortal

Few politicians could claim to have seen as many twists and turns of human life as former Lok Sabha speaker and expelled Marxist Somnath Chatterjee had.

Somnath Chatterjee passes away at 89: Expulsion from CPM was 'one of the saddest days' for the former Lok Sabha Speaker
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Somnath Chatterjee passes away at 89: Expulsion from CPM was 'one of the saddest days' for the former Lok Sabha Speaker

Veteran politician and 10-time MP Somnath Chatterjee was known as being a 'tough but fair' Lok Sabha Speaker.

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on ventilator support due to kidney ailment; condition critical
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Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on ventilator support due to kidney ailment; condition critical

The CPM veteran is suffering from kidney ailment and was put on ventilator support on Saturday.

Tripura polls: Change in mid-level leadership key to Left's revival, finding their own 'Ram Temple' issue
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Tripura polls: Change in mid-level leadership key to Left's revival, finding their own 'Ram Temple' issue

The Left, in its leadership structure, needs to reflect the subaltern groups whom they claim to represent. They may not conform to the idea of the typical middle-class decent folks, but only they can provide impetus equivalent to BJP's 'Ram Temple'

With cracks in CPM coming to fore, leadership trying to walk middle path to avoid split
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With cracks in CPM coming to fore, leadership trying to walk middle path to avoid split

With cracks appearing in the CPM over the issue of going for an adjustment with the Congress, the leadership is trying to walk a middle path to avoid a likely split

Vijay Goel says Sports ministry will launch talent search portal to spot, groom bright sportsmen
Sports

Vijay Goel says Sports ministry will launch talent search portal to spot, groom bright sportsmen

Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel said on Tuesday that his ministry will soon launch a talent search portal in a bid to spot bright sportsmen and groom them.

Note ban disrupts Parliament: Rahul Gandhi, perhaps you should bring on the 'earthquake'
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Note ban disrupts Parliament: Rahul Gandhi, perhaps you should bring on the 'earthquake'

On the face of it, Rahul's speeches appear to lack the seriousness and sincerity displayed by his grandfather Feroz Gandhi.

After seven years, Yechury indicates CPI (M) may be willing to take back Somnath Chatterjee
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After seven years, Yechury indicates CPI (M) may be willing to take back Somnath Chatterjee

Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday indicated that former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee will be reinducted into the CPI (M)

No salary hike for MPs: Govt scraps recommendation by Parliamentary panel
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No salary hike for MPs: Govt scraps recommendation by Parliamentary panel

A day after after a parliamentary panel pitched for almost a 100% salary hike for Members of Parliament, the government has scrapped the recommendation.

After 7 years, CPI(M) leaders want Somnath Chatterjee to return
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After 7 years, CPI(M) leaders want Somnath Chatterjee to return

Nearly seven years after former CPI(M) veteran Somnath Chatterjee was expelled by the party, a demand has been raised for his return to the party he had served for more than 40 years.

Former Speaker Somnath Chatterjee hospitalised, condition stable
India

Former Speaker Somnath Chatterjee hospitalised, condition stable

The health of former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee admitted to a private hospital after suffering a cerebral stroke was stable, a doctor said on Wednesday.

BJP accuses Somnath Bharti of racism, says AAP better off on streets than secretariat
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BJP accuses Somnath Bharti of racism, says AAP better off on streets than secretariat

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said Aam Admi Party (AAP) is obviously more comfortable doing a dharna than working in the secretariat, noting that the past three weeks have shown that the party gets into a "self-destructive mode" at the secretariat.