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National Flag of India adopted in its present form on July 22, 1947

Kolkata | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

The National Flag of India was adopted in its present form during the meeting of Constituent Assembly held on the July 22, 1947, a few days before India's independence from the British on August 15,

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Mamata congratulates shuttler Lakshya Sen for wins men's title in Asia Junior Badminton Championships

Kolkata | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today congratulated Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen for winning the men's title in the Asia Junior Badminton Championships. "Well done Lakshya Sen for wi

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Within a month of its launch, New Town E-bus service gets 10,000 passengers

Kolkata | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

The AC electric bus service running in New Town, the satellite city of Kolkata, has reached out to 10,000 passengers, within just a month of its introduction. The government is trying to develop Ne

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American Researcher explores the life and times of 'the father of the Indian newspaper'

Kolkata | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

Had it not been for a failed business venture and debts that got James Augustus Hicky incarcerated, 'the father of the Indian newspaper' wouldn't have thought of publishing Bengal Gazette, also the fi

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Calcutta students' hunger strike continues for 13th day

Kolkata |Sunday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST

The indefinite hunger strike by students of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here entered the 13th day on Sunday even as authorities appealed to them to withdraw their agitation for hostel rooms.

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Corporate India gets policy changes as bolt from blue; risks increasing: ASSOCHAM

Kolkata | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

Corporate India is becoming more and more vulnerable to sudden policy change risks, emanating both at the Central and state levels with some of the well-known companies getting caught off the guard by

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Collection of essays by Niyogi Books explores intense emotions evoked by monsoon

Kolkata | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

Monsoon Feelings: A History of Emotions in the Rain, published by Niyogi Books, is beautifully illustrated collection of essays that explores the intense emotions evoked by monsoon by examining its hi

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Legendary Bollywood singer Mukesh remembered on his birth anniversary

Kolkata | Sunday, Jul 22 2018 IST

Mukesh Chand Mathur, popularly known as Mukesh in Bollywood, was famous for being the voice of legendary actor Raj Kapoor's Classic Hindi songs, remembered on Sunday on his 95 birth anniversary.

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No BCCI decision on anti-doping

Kolkata |Sunday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST

The BCCI on Sunday decided not to press the panic button on World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) pressure for coming under the purview of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

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Lord Jagannath's 'Bahuda Yatra' celebrated across Bengal

Kolkata |Sunday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST

The 'Bahuda Yatra' or the return journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra was on Sunday celebrated at Mayapur, the global headquarters of International Society for Krishna Consciou

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Kolkata medical students urged to withdraw strike (Lead)

Kolkata |Sunday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST

Even as the indefinite hunger strike by students of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here entered the 13th day on Sunday, authorities appealed to them to withdraw their agitation for proper hoste

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Rs 7 lakh in fake currency seized in Bengal, two arrested

Kolkata |Sunday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST

Fake Indian currency with a face value of Rs seven lakh was seized from West Bengal's Malda district and two persons were arrested, a CID official said on Sunday.

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