Basirhat never used to be a place of communal clashes. The concept of Hindu-Muslim divide never dominated the social fabric there. Located barely 76 km away from the state capital Kolkata, the place used to be known as a quaint countryside often chosen for picnics in winter. Green patches dotted with brick kilns and trans-boundary Ichamati river which flows through India and Bangladesh forming the boundary between the two neighbouring nations used to captivate many, if I recall correctly.
Jyoti Singh stood by the side of the road, wrapped up from the chill of a Delhi winter evening, looking out for the headlights of a bus. It was about 9.30pm and she was on her way home from watching Life of Pi at the cinema in the Citywalk mall with a young male friend, Awindra Pandey. The date was 16 December 2012.
Adoption process is not easy despite so many orphans in the country CARA chief says they aim to increase to 20,000 over next 10 years See more news from India at www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome An ambitious target has been set to increase the adoption figure to at least 10,000 annually by 2018-19, up from a meagre 3,000 per year currently.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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