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Bengal’s credit-deposit ratio to surpass national average: Mitra


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) The credit-deposit ratio in West Bengal's banks is expected to surpass the all-India average within two years, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Monday."I hope that ... Read more...

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Special committee for TRP soon: Ambika Soni


August 27th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Monday said the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) would soon appoint a technical committee for measuring target rating ... Read more...

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JSW Steel’s Salboni project to ‘restart’ in August: Bengal minister


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) The Rs.350 billion integrated steel plant at Salboni in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, proposed by Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Steel, will "restart" from August this ... Read more...

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Mamata appeals to Bengali diaspora to pitch in for state


July 7th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged the Bengali diaspora to come forward and share their expertise for the comprehensive development of the state."I ... Read more...

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No additional grant, market borrowing limit extended: Mitra


June 18th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra Monday told the state assembly the central government has not provided any additional grant to the cash-strapped state, but extended ... Read more...

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Israel keen to boost agricultural links with Bengal: Envoy


June 18th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Israel is keen to boost its cooperation with West Bengal in the agriculture sector, its envoy said here Monday."We are very much keen to boost ... Read more...

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Latin American states keen on investing in Bengal: Mamata


June 16th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Latin American countries like Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay are interested in investing in West Bengal's tourism, information technology, and food processing industries, Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: Trinamool, Samajwadi Party keep suspense on (Roundup)


June 11th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The pace picked up for the presidential polls Monday with the Election Commission saying the dates would be announced soon even as the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Mitra meets Pranab, says discussions incomplete


June 11th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee here Monday for talks on the state government's demand for moratorium on ... Read more...

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Did Mamata-Hillary talk about foreign investment in retail? (West Bengal Newsletter)


May 13th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The tete-a-tete between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, sweetened by plates of sandesh, the popular local sweet, suddenly ... Read more...

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FDI issue: US says it was discussed, Mamata says no


May 8th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Sparking off a controversy, the US Monday claimed that the issue of increasing US investment in West Bengal, including in the retail sector, was touched ... Read more...

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Now a Ratna award for Bengal bureaucrats


April 21st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) After instituting Krishi Ratna award for best farmer in a block, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government Saturday declared an award for bureaucrats putting up ... Read more...

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Opposition CMs lambast government for security overreach (Roundup)


April 16th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Opposition chief ministers Monday lambasted the central government for not taking them into confidence on key security issues, citing the example of the proposed ... Read more...

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Bengal gets thumbs-up from HSBC on entry tax


April 13th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday got the thumbs-up from British banking company HSBC for its move to reintroduce 'Entry Tax' on goods.The West Bengal Tax on ... Read more...

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Congress joins Left to slam Bengal budget


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The Congress, a constituent of the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, Friday joined the opposition Left Front to criticise the state's budget proposals for 2012-13."The ... Read more...

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Mamata takes the limelight on Bengal budget day


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) It was West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee all the way as her government presented its first full-fledged budget Friday. While the speech of Finance ... Read more...

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Bengal to provide facilities to job-seekers


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The West Bengal government Friday announced the creation of an 'Employment Bank', its flagship programme, to provide a common platform among job-seekers, employers and placement agencies."I ... Read more...

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Bengal proposes 11.6 percent rise in plan outlay


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Giving emphasis on infrastructure, education, health and tourism, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra Friday proposed an 11.56 percent hike in plan expenditure for the financial ... Read more...

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Bengal institutes Krishi Ratna award for best farmers


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The West Bengal government has instituted the Krishi Ratna award for the best farmer in a block, Finance Minister Amit Mitra announced in his budget ... Read more...

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Mamata inaugurates International Financial Hub


March 10th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) In a bid to attract investments, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday inaugurated the International Financial Hub at the northern fringes of Kolkata and ... Read more...

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No let up in Congress-Trinamool war of words (Newsletter from Bengal)


February 11th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The Congress and Trinamool Congress have again chosen to stay on the collision path over the release of central funds for the cash-strapped West Bengal ... Read more...

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Bengal, centre spar over funds


February 9th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday refuted the Congress' claim that it was "understating" central assistance, and said it did not receive a penny more than ... Read more...

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Not got a single paisa in relief from central government: Bengal


February 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Rejecting Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi's claim that the Mamata Banerjee-led dispensation has been given about Rs.8,000 crore aid in its first few months in ... Read more...

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Conclave to develop cinema in east India


December 15th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) In a bid to promote and boost the entertainment industry in eastern India, FICCI Frames -- a media and entertainment business conclave -- was held ... Read more...

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No special support to Bengal: RBI


December 7th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will not provide any special support to West Bengal, which is facing an acute financial crisis, but will extend ... Read more...

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Premji meets Mamata, promises Rs.800-crore second campus


December 7th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) IT major Wipro Technologies chairman Azim Premji Wednesday indicated to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that the company would pump in Rs.700 crore-Rs.800 crore ... Read more...

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Bengal warns businessmen of action for not paying taxes


November 15th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Observing that West Bengal had a low tax compliance rate, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra Tuesday urged the business community to cooperate with the government in ... Read more...

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PM will decide petrol price issue: Pranab


November 8th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will decide on the issue of petrol prices after discussing the matter Tuesday with MPs of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) partner ... Read more...

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Trinamool MPs to meet PM Tuesday over petrol prices


November 7th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) After threatening to pull out of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) over the recent hike in petrol prices, a delegation of Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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Kolkata to host two major global summits


November 4th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma Friday said the 2013 Global Partnership Summit and 2012 Indo-ASEAN Business Summit will be held in Kolkata.Briefing ... Read more...

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Britain to help develop Kolkata as financial hub


October 14th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) Britain will assist West Bengal in improving infrastructure, capacity building and modernisation of markets in Kolkata to develop the capital city as a financial hub. "I ... Read more...

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Trinamool, NDA oppose communal violence bill (Lead)


September 10th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The central government Saturday faced strong criticism over its communal violence bill, with the Trinamool Congress joining the BJP, the AIADMK and the Bahujan ... Read more...

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Trinamool too opposes communal violence bill draft


September 10th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress - a constituent of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) - joined the chorus against the draft communal violence bill ... Read more...

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Violence as instrument of protest poses a big challenge: Chidambaram


September 10th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said the use of violence as an instrument of protest poses a "big challenge" for the country, besides that ... Read more...

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West Bengal to provide Rs.33 crore fertilizer subsidy


August 26th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) The West Bengal government will provide Rs.33 crore subsidy on fertilizers, including urea, to give relief to farmers, Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Friday."Rs.14.58 crore ... Read more...

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