CBC News | Posted: May 3, 2011 12:10 PM ET
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has returned to Ottawa a day after Canadians elected his Conservative Party to form its first majority government.
Cheering supporters greeted Harper and his wife Laureen, their children Ben and Rachel, as well as his campaign staff as the Conservative plane landed at Ottawa airport Tuesday evening from his home riding in Calgary.
Speaking at a news conference earlier in the day in Calgary, hailed Quebec's "shift to federalism" in Monday night's election, which reduced the once-dominant Bloc Québécois to four seats in the province.
The prime minister added he is disappointed that his majority government does not have a larger foothold in Quebec, as most of the Bloc losses came from an unprecedented surge by Jack Layton's New Democrats.Read more
Bangladesh is one of the few countries in South Asia, which remains to be explored. Bangladesh has a delicate and distinctive attraction of its own to offer and it is definitely not a tourist haunt like Nepal or India. Bangladesh is like a painter's dream come true with a rich tapestry of colors and texture. The traditional emphasis of the tourist trade has always been on the material facilities offered by a country rather than on its actual charms. This may be a reason why Bangladesh has seldom been highlighted in the World's tourist maps.Read more
westbengalelections2011 | Posted: May 8, 2011
Who will the next Chief minister of West Bengal? Dada -’Buddhadeb Bhattacharya’ or Didi -’Mamata Banerjee’? As the election date in West Bengal is coming closer; the question ‘Who will be the Next CM?’ is getting much louder. ‘Didi’ Mamata Banerjee has won all the election took place after 2007 and she and her party men are very much confident this time that they will win the upcoming assembly election. CPI(M) led ‘Left Front’ government has been ruled the Bengal for past 34 years but they lose their charisma after they changed their industrial policy in 2006. The ‘Nandigram Incident‘ ,‘Singur Incident’ worked as catalyst to this and opposition party like Trinamool congress grab this opportunities and improved their organization in rural areas. They raise their voices for the poop villagers and farmers and they manage to get their mass support.Read more
The State of West Bengal lies on the eastern bottom neck of India. It stretches from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south. Sikkim and Bhutan are its northern boundaries and to its east it has Assam and Bangladesh. On the south it has the Bay of Bengal and in the west it has Bihar, Orissa and Nepal. The state lies between 27o13'15" and 21o25'24" north latitudes and 85o48'20" and 89o53'04" east longitudes. Its area is 88,725 kms.Read more
Close-up on a Bengali word handwritten with angular, jaunty letters Born 7 May 1861(1861-05-07) Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India Died 7 August 1941(1941-08-07) (aged 80) Calcutta, Bengal Province, British India Pen name Gurudev/Bhanu Shingho
By Neel Nanda
It has been just over a month that India has won the ICC World Cup Cricket 2011 but the celebration still continues. The journey which began on February 19th had a dramatic and spectacular closure on April 2nd.India wins the coveted World Cup after 28 years!!! As a young child I have vivid memories when India lifted the Cup in 1983, I was six years then and in my 2nd grade but the vibrations are still alive. I was in Bombay then (which is called Mumbai now) and had witnessed celebrations in the middle of the night like never before. And 28 years later Mumbai which staged the World Cup Finals experienced a spectacular euphoria.Read more
By Neel Nanda