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News  /  Published 16.05.22

Kolkata girl Sreelekha Mitra wins Best Actress award at New York Indian Film Festival 2022

  Sreelekha Mitra has won the Best Actress award for ‘Once Upon a Time in Calcutta’, amid top honours at this year’s New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) that celebrated India...
By PTI in New York

News  /  Published 11.03.22

French consul general tours ground zero of climate change in Sunderbans

Talpain even took a photograph of his toto driver, Maina, and later sent the photo to him. “The impact of climate change is on the rise. In that context, the French consul general’s trip ...
By Jayanta Basu

News  /  Published 19.02.22

Technical team reaches Chandernagore to restore French heritage hub

A dilapidated portion at the back, delinked from the main structure, will be demolished to make space for the new building. With a cafe, a boutique hotel with six rooms and a multi-purpose space, it w...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Chandernagore

Food  /  Published 24.10.21

A toast to the taste of France

How do you govern a territory which has 258 kinds of cheese?” Charles De Gaulle had jokingly complained in 1962. The new French consul general in Calcutta, Didier Talpain, invoked the former pre...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

Calcutta  /  Published 14.08.21

New US consul general in Calcutta

Melinda Pavek took over as US consul general in Calcutta on Thursday. She replaced Patti Hoffman. Pavek was the counsellor for science, innovation, and development at the US embassy in Tokyo before h...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

People  /  Published 04.05.21

Rowan Ainsworth engages in a candid chat

Rowan Ainsworth landed in Calcutta in late February and took over at the consulate general in March after serving the mandatory quarantine period. By Poila Baisakh, she was settled enough in the city ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

People  /  Published 11.10.20

New German consul general checks in

German consul general Manfred Auster took office on September 28, after spending a fortnight quarantined in Taj Bengal. He met The Telegraph for a socially distanced chat on the consulate lawns. ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

West Bengal  /  Published 22.05.19

Meet Australian consul general Andrew Ford

Welcome to Calcutta. It’s been a month that you have been here. What were your earlier postings?I have come directly from a south Pacific island country called Tonga. I was there for three years. Pr...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.11.19

Israel your model, Indian diplomat tells Pandits

A video of the Indian consul-general in New York has surfaced on social media in which he is seen comparing the possibility of Kashmiri Pandits returning home to that of Jews to Israel.Diplomat Sandee...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi


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