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Disillusioned ‘Robinhood’

KOLKATA, 26 AUG: Maoist leader Arnab Dam alias Bikram, currently in CID custody, secretly wished to write a book on his life and learning. Apart from the arms and ammunitions, 20 scribbled pages were found in his possession when he was arrested from Purulia on 17 July. The pages (copies…

Bird catchers turn conservationists

A campaign that has transformed traditional bird catchers into conservationists was launched by an NGO, Peoples’ Green Society, here today to celebrate the World Forest Day.

A sultry day spoils Valentine mood in city

While some melted in the swelter of public transportations stuck in traffic jams across the city, others tried to escape the heat by taking refuge under shady nooks in parks on Valentine’s Day. Today, the city turned a-sauna with the mercury soaring four degrees above normal. With the day recording…

Dhaka to Kolkata, apathy rules

DHAKA/KOLKATA, 29 JAN: International airports are deemed to have better facilities and security than domestic airports, but where there are drunken louts from my city, Kolkata, on the prowl, no place is safe. A woman travelling alone through South Asian airports when harassed and “eve-teased” publicly doesn’t matter to police…

Metro channel equals public urinal

Hawkers with shops near the Metro cinema and vehicle drivers have turned the stretch of sidewalk just opposite the theatre into an open public urinal. What is worse, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation pleads ignorance of the situation.