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House tax revamp after 20 years
Property tax in Calcutta, that double-edged civic sword, will undergo an overhaul in 2004 — for the first time in 20 years....  | Read.. 
Buddha boon for blind student
Rinku Das cannot read a book without holding it to her eyes, and that, too, only under a bright sun. Father Badal is a daily ...  | Read.. 
Wheels levy on course
Four-wheelers must pay road tax for five years at a go and two-wheelers have to cough up a lifetime levy by January 31....  | Read.. 
Girl’s murder turns murkier
The unidentified 12-year-old girl, whose body was discovered in an abandoned steel factory in the Taratala area on Wednesday...  | Read.. 
Contemporary club celebrates family spirit
Make a splash in the temperature-controlled swimming pool, sunbathe on the artificial beach along the one-acre waterbody, ind ...  | Read.. 
KUDOS AND A HELPING HAND: Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has kind words for Rinku Das at the felicitation of meritorious Madhyamik 2003 candidates. Picture by Pradip Sanyal
Hello, it's Friday, January 09, 2004
Roads to avoid
Film fests
Exploring the heart of a city
Since birth we are compelled to bear the burden of...  | Read.. 
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 You share your birthday with...
Joan Baez.This is a year for inner growth. You are a very dependable friend. No matter ho ...Read.. 
Guest Column
The minister blames traders for flouting safety norms, but on the blaze-ravaged streets of Burrabaza...  | Read.. 
A home in bloom, where alphabets heal
Biukhya is sitting patiently at her sewing machine, face aglow. Her work is...  | Read.. 

Rapist denied life term plea
Calcutta High Court on Thursday rejected a petition by rapist-killer Dhanan...  | Read.. 

Suggestive gestures, obscure images
Looking at Ram Kumar’s canvases, one wonders whether he had in mind Wordswo...  | Read.. 

Campus alarm over ransom note
Fear stalks lecturers on the Rajabazar Science College campus after a senio...  | Read.. 

Rs 275 a month for cable TV
The confusion over CAS is set to cost Calcutta cable TV viewers dear, with ...  | Read.. 

After fog, frenzy stalls trains
Fog may have been the principal factor to throw train schedules into disarr...  | Read.. 

Sight, sound and cinema success
Niche films — “hatke” — are in, like Jogger’s Park, Mumbai...  | Read.. 

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Abductors caught
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