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The Telegraph Salt Lake turns 16 this week

General Age- Sixteen is the age of majority in countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, Cuba and Kyrgyzstan. It is the age for obtaining a learners driver’s licence in places like the US, Canada and...

From none to nine

I t was the year 1978 when both the Labony Estate post office and I made Salt Lake our home. The township in those days was a far cry from the bustling...

Twin events mark Prince Dwarkanath Tagore’s 175th death anniversary

Across continents, Prince Dwarkanath Tagore was remembered in the lands of both his birth and death on his 175th death anniversary on Sunday.The Bengal Heritage Foundation (BHF), a UK-based group of diaspora...

Several pockets in New Town and VIP Road remain under water till Sunday

Many pockets in New Town and stretches of VIP Road, including a 1-km section near the Haldirams outlet, remained under water till Sunday, more than 36 hours after the intense spell of...

Covid curbs: Night curfew is a mixed bag, some people abide and some flout

A notification, extending the Covid-19 curbs till August 15, was issued by Bengal’s chief secretary on Thursday.“All outdoor activities including movement of people and vehicles shall be strictly prohibited between 9pm and...

Jesuit mission at the court of Mughal emperor

I joined the Jesuit Order in 1973 and pronounced my perpetual vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience in 1976. For the past 48 years, I have been living and working in various...

Forest festival week: Gift from Bidhannagar Horticultural Society

It was a tough to call to take, since most of the members of Bidhannagar Horticultural Society are senior citizens. “But then we asked members to vote and 90 per cent wanted...

Pandemic push to elders’ tech skills

A year and a half ago, the high point of their birthdays would be a phone call from children and grandchildren living abroad. Now their birthdays are incomplete without a video chat...
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