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Patnaik goes, Mumbai gets new police chief (Roundup)


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Mumbai's no-nonsense Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik was Thursday shunted out with a promotion, after coming under flak for the Aug 11 violence at a Muslim ... Read more...

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Patnaik transferred, Satyapal Singh is new Mumbai top cop (Third Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik was shunted out Thursday, a top home department official said, after coming under criticism over the manner in which he ... Read more...

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Mumbai police chief transferred (Second Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik was shunted out Thursday, a top home department official said, after coming under criticism over mishandling the Aug 11 violence ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party files complaint against Raj Thackeray


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Wednesday filed a police complaint here against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for his allegedly derogatory remarks against state party ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi infiltrators behind Mumbai violence, says Raj Thackeray (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Holding Bangladeshi infiltrators responsible for the Aug 11 violence in Mumbai, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Tuesday warned that such incidents would not be ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi infiltrators behind Mumbai violence, says Raj Thackeray


August 21st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Holding infiltrating Bangladeshis responsible for the Aug 11 violence in Mumbai, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Tuesday warned that such incidents would not be ... Read more...

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Thousands march in Mumbai to protest violence (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Thousands of MNS supporters defied police Tuesday to take to the streets here to denounce the Aug 11 violence in the city that had left ... Read more...

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Mumbai Police gear up for MNS march


August 21st, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Mumbai Police geared up for a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) procession and rally in the city scheduled Tuesday afternoon, 10 days after a rally by ... Read more...

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Police allow Raj Thackeray to hold rally (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Mumbai police Monday granted permission to Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to hold a rally at Azad Maidan to protest the Aug 11 violence ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray to take out march even if refused permission


August 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is determined to take out its proposed procession Tuesday even if Mumbai police refuse permission, the party's president said ... Read more...

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Mumbai violence: Raj Thackeray demands Patil’s resignation


August 17th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) After the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Friday joined the clamour for the resignations of Home Minister R.R. Patil and city ... Read more...

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SC to re-examine verdict on membership of banned outfits


August 13th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said that it would take a relook at its earlier judgment which said that mere membership of a banned organisation was ... Read more...

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Sack Maharashtra home minister: BJP


August 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday demanded the sacking of Maharashtra Home Minister R. R. Patil for his alleged failure to maintain law and order ... Read more...

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Mumbai calm but police remain on guard


August 12th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) An uneasy calm prevailed in Mumbai Sunday, a day after violence sparked by killings of Muslims in Assam and Myanmar killed two people and injured about ... Read more...

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Two dead in Mumbai protests against Myanmar killings (Fourth Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Two people were killed and over 50, including 41 policemen, injured as a protest by several Muslim organisations to condemn the alleged attacks on Muslims ... Read more...

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Two dead in Mumbai protest against Myanmar violence (Third Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Two people were killed and over 40 injured as a protest by several Muslim organisations to condemn the alleged attacks on Muslims in Myanmar and the ... Read more...

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India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum to hold first meet Saturday


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum will hold its first meeting Saturday in Colombo, Sri Lanka.The forum, which has been set up to develop a ... Read more...

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Bengal’s ‘Gobindo Bhog’, ‘Tulaipanji’ rice for Olympics


July 25th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) West Bengal's 'Gobindo Bhog' and 'Tulaipanji' varieties of rice are all set to tickle the taste buds of the athletes at a three-day food fest ... Read more...

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Key Indian Army, IAF commanders meet; talk synergy


July 16th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) In the first such effort, the commanders of the Indian Army's and the IAF's swordarms that defend most of the western frontiers with Pakistan ... Read more...

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44 at Juhu rave party test positive for drugs


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Over a month after 96 people were detained for allegedly consuming drugs at a Mumbai hotel, 44 people tested positive for drugs as the results for ... Read more...

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RTI activist alleges sabotage in Mantralaya fire


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) A prominent Right to Information activist, alleging negligence and non-implementation of norms, Friday urged the Mumbai police to investigate a sabotage angle to Thursday's Mantralaya fire ... Read more...

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Bengal rules out contact farming


June 4th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) The West Bengal government is preparing a draft to amend legislation regarding agricultural marketing but won't follow the centre's advice on adopting contract farming, a ... Read more...

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Sabanayakan elected unopposed as CSJC president


May 31st, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) S. Sabanayakan of The Hindu was Thursday re-elected unopposed as president of the Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club for 2012-13 at its annual general meeting here.The list ... Read more...

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Jewellers stage protest in Mumbai


April 12th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Over 2,000 mourners, part of the funeral of two jewellers who were murdered by four masked men near a busy suburban railway station, Thursday turned the ... Read more...

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Bengal’s roses for Italy


April 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Italian lovers can now gift roses from West Bengal to their sweethearts, with the state government planning to tap the European nation's market for exporting the ... Read more...

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Bengal assembly adjourned following Trinamool legislator’s death


March 19th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The West Bengal legislative assembly was adjourned following the death of Trinamool Congress lawmaker Ajit Bhunia here early Monday morning.Bhunia, 58, a senior leader of Trinamool ... Read more...

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Tendulkar deserves Bharat Ratna: Mamata


March 16th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) Taking a break from government baiting, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday congratulated Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar for his elusive 100th international ton ... Read more...

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Court orders action against Mumbai Congress chief


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Spelling trouble for Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh, the Bombay High Court Wednesday ordered police to file an FIR against him for corrupt activities and attach ... Read more...

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Peaceful start to Maharashtra civic corporation polls


February 16th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Polling started on a peaceful note here and nine other municipal corporations around the state Thursday.Over 25,000 security personnel have been deployed in Mumbai, the biggest ... Read more...

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Maharashtra readies for civic corporation polls


February 15th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) As the curtains came down on the no-holds-barred campaign for elections to the 10 municipal corporations across Maharashtra, police and security forces readied to ensure ... Read more...

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London poet to make his acting debut in Tagore’s play


February 10th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) London-born poet and translator William Radice, who has transliterated several literary works of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, is making his acting debut in 'Raja', a play ... Read more...

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Mumbai Police claim to have ‘broken’ underworld’s back-bone


January 11th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) A top Mumbai Police official Tuesday claimed that the force had 'broken the backbone' of the Mumbai underworld with a multi-pronged strategy."There has not been a ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee’s mother passes away


December 17th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's mother Gayatri Devi passed away at a hospital here Saturday morning following an illness. She was 81."The chief minister's ... Read more...

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Kishenji’s death not good for country: Shibu Soren


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 2 (IANS) Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren said the death of Maoist leader Kishenji was "not good for the country", inviting sharp reaction from political ... Read more...

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Woman scribe arrested for Dey killing (Night Lead)


November 25th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) A woman journalist with an English newspaper here was Friday arrested for alleged involvement in senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey's killing, sending shock waves in the media ... Read more...

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