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  1. A blue city and a fake lava flow

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... misconceptions we have about some common animals. www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9-iSl_eg5U In other news... Kolkata's chief minister Mamata Banerjee has taken the government's new motto ... of 14 million in national pride. But Kolkata isn't the first Indian city to be painted in one colour. In 2006, the crime-infested city of Aurangabad was painted pink in an attempt to uplift ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian politician apologises after threatening opponent with rape

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:50am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kolkata Indian politician apologises for rape threat An Indian lawmaker apologised yesterday after he was captured on video threatening the rape of his political rivals' relatives, in what he said was "a gross error of judgement". Tapas Pal of the All India Trinamool Congress Party admitted his remarks had caused "dismay ...

  3. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    US pokes Beijing with 'Liu Xiaobo Plaza' Washington embassy address

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:00pm

    ... was named after dissident Andrei Sakharov. In a very different case, the left-wing government in the Indian city of Kolkata renamed the street going past the US embassy after Vietnamese ...

  4. News - Asia - ENTERTAINMENT

    Bollywood idol Shah Rukh Khan is world's second richest actor

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:16pm by GDN

    ... million. Khan has starred in more than 50 Hindi films over his 20-year career, co-owns the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders and has his own successful production company. ...

  5. e-pal: india

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Compiled by Miranda Yeung Connecting with teens around the world Name Srijandeep Das Age 17 City Kolkata Star sign Virgo Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal, and is used to be spelled Calcutta. Nestled on the banks of the sacred Ganges river, it's the fourth largest city in India. They call Kolkata 'the city of joy'- there's a charm about this city, a mixture ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US lawmakers call for Chinese embassy’s Washington street to be renamed in honour of dissident Liu Xiaobo

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:31am

    ... of dissident Andrei Sakharov. In a very different case, the left-wing government in the Indian city of Kolkata renamed the street going past the US embassy after Vietnamese revolutionary Ho Chi Minh. ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Push for 'Liu Xiaobo Street' gains traction as proposal sent to US Congress

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:40pm by AFP

    ... that they demand of China". In a very different case from the establishment of Andrei Sakharov Street, the left-wing government in the Indian city of Kolkata renamed the street going past the US ...

  8. Hawkers shunted aside for 'progress'

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Already squeezed by convenience stores on almost every corner, traditional roadside news-stands are being forced off their decades-old pitches- and in some cases out of business- by red tape and 'urban renewal' ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Modi maintains his hard line on immigrants in India’s general election

    Posted May 05th 2014, 10:33pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kolkata and Narayanguri Modi maintains his hard line on immigrants Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial front runner in India's general election, has reiterated his strong stance against illegal immigrants, just days after a wave of sectarian killings in the northeastern state of Assam. India is in the home stretch of a five-week election, which ...




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