There’s pomp and show, music and dance, fun and frolic, gaiety and above all, creativity—Kolkata Durga Puja is all these and much more. Durga Puja (referred to as Navratri in other parts of the country) enjoys a unique status of a state festival in West Bengal, being celebrated in every household. And nowhere else is it
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More than 40 people at a Japanese immigration detention centre are on hunger strike after an Indian detainee committed suicide there last week, officials and local media said on Tuesday. The protest began on Sunday, two days after an Indian national in his thirties, who has not been publicly identified, was found hanged in a shower stall
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After the bodies of Sandeep Thottapilly, 41, and his daughter Saachi, 9, were found on Sunday, the body of the fourth and final missing member of the Thottapilly family was recovered from the Eel River in Leggett Monday afternoon, it is learnt. According to local media reports, the body of Sandeep’s 12-year-old son Siddhant Thottapilly was found about
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Sandeep Thottapilly, his wife and two children were on their way to San Jose from Portland when they went missing A week after the family of Sandeep Thottapilly, an Indian origin banker living and working in the US state of California, was reported missing, there has not been much headway in the case. Search efforts
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Mumbai: ICICI Bank has announced the launch of a service that enables Non Resident Indians (NRIs) to send money to a beneficiary in India using social media like WhatsApp and e-mail. Called the ‘Social Pay’, this first-of-its-kind service by any Indian bank is available on Money2India (M2I), the bank’s app for remittances. This new facility
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In a broad expansion of the information gathered from applicants for US visas, the federal government is proposing to collect social media identities from nearly everyone who seeks entry into the United States, according to a State Department filing on Friday. The proposal, which must be approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), would
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