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Roofers to start production soon at cement plant


September 17th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Kolkata-based Roofers Group Monday said it would start commercial production at its newly-built cement plant in West Bengal's West Midnapore district within a couple of days ... Read more...

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India for stringent regulation to check spurious drugs


September 10th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India is working to strengthen policies related to drug regulation in order to check spurious drugs in the market, Minister of State for Health Sudip ... Read more...

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India to focus on food, drug regulation in 12th plan, says minister


September 10th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The central government has been focusing on strengthening regulatory policies for food and drug sectors and the task would be taken care of in the ... Read more...

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Tummy out after pain killers? Kolkata scientists find a cure


August 29th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Pill popping has become a reflex action to aid quick pain relief, often leading to gastro complications and sometimes even hospitalisation. Now, relief could be at ... Read more...

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We can dictate terms to centre, says Trinamool


August 25th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress, the second largest constituent in the centre's ruling dispensation United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Saturday said it was in a position to "dictate ... Read more...

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Mamata has fear psychosis, says opposition


June 29th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Opposition legislators Friday staged a noisy walkout from the West Bengal assembly, protesting against the exclusion of some questions from the day's business slated to ... Read more...

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Left Front accuses Mamata of ignoring assembly proceedings


June 21st, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) The West Bengal Assembly witnessed uproarious scenes Thursday as Left Front members staged a noisy walkout accusing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of deliberately ignoring the ... Read more...

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It’s a conspiracy, says family of arrested Asiad medallist (Second lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Even as Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik was Friday sent to judicial custody after she was accused of being a male and held for ... Read more...

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Asiad gold medallist sent to judicial custody for ‘rape’ (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) A West Bengal court Friday remanded Asian Games gold medal-winning athlete Pinki Pramanik to 14 days' judicial custody after the athlete was accused of being a ... Read more...

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Gold medallist Pinki accused of being male, held for ‘rape’ (Second Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) In a sensational development, Asian Games gold medal-winning athlete Pinki Pramanik was detained by police after a complaint was made that she is a male and ... Read more...

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Gold medallist Pinki accused of being male, held for ‘rape’ (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Asian Games gold medal-winning athlete Pinki Pramanik was detained by police after a complaint was made that she is a male and has allegedly raped a ... Read more...

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Sachin’s Rajya Sabha entry evokes mixed reactions


April 27th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A day after the government decided to nominate cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha, parliament galleries were abuzz with discussion on the ... Read more...

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Plastics federation plans knowledge centre


April 26th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) The Indian Plastics Federation will set up a Rs.25 crore knowledge centre in West Bengal to run courses on plastic processing, an official said.The construction work ... Read more...

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Mukul Roy sworn in, to take over railway ministry (Third Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy was Tuesday sworn in as cabinet minister and given the railways portfolio in place of party colleague Dinesh Trivedi, ... Read more...

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Mukul Roy sworn in as cabinet minister (Second Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy was Tuesday sworn in as a cabinet minister and is expected to replace party MP Dinesh Trivedi, who had ... Read more...

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Rail budget row: Congress keeps options open, Trivedi set to go (Second Intro Roundup)


March 15th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee adamant on the resignation of Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi and a rollback of train fare hikes, the Congress ... Read more...

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Dinesh Trivedi will be told when to go: Trinamool


March 15th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Upset with Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi for announcing hikes in passenger fares, the Trinamool Congress Thursday sought to snub him by saying there was ... Read more...

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No threat to UPA: Trinamool


March 15th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress (TMC) Thursday ruled out any threat to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and said it never asked Railway Minister Dinesh ... Read more...

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Trivedi proposes, but his own Trinamool opposes


March 14th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Proposing the first fare hike in 10 years, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi may have earned praise from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the latest ... Read more...

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Trinamool demands fare hike withdrawal (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday opposed the fare hike announced by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is from the same party, saying it wanted a roll-back."We ... Read more...

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Trinamool demands fare hike rollback (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday opposed the rail fare hike announced Wednesday by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is from the same party, and sought a ... Read more...

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Trinamool Congress demands fare hike roll-back


March 14th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Trinamool Congress Wednesday opposed the rail fare hike announced Wednesday by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is from the same party, saying it wanted a ... Read more...

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Kishenji successor, 4 aides arrested in Kolkata (Second Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) A Maoist leader, said to be the successor of slain rebel chieftain Kishenji, and four of his aides were arrested from various parts of this West ... Read more...

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Trinamool trying to gag the opposition: CPI-M


February 19th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday accused the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government of trying to "gag" the opposition and running the assembly "unconstitutionally"."They ... Read more...

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Mamata trying to gag opposition: CPI-M


February 12th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday accused the West Bengal government of attempting to gag the opposition and slammed assembly Speaker Biman Bandyopadhyay's ban ... Read more...

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Parties criticise bar on press meets in Bengal assembly


February 11th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The West Bengal assembly's decision to bar press conferences at the media centre in the assembly premises when the house is not in session Saturday drew ... Read more...

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Upgrade to avert AMRI like incidents, private hospitals told


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay has urged private players in health care to raise standards of infrastructure to avert incidents like the recent ... Read more...

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India faces polio threat from Pakistan: Minister


December 20th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) India faces the threat of importing the polio virus from Pakistan and is taking steps to prevent it, Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay ... Read more...

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Cancer on the rise in India, says minister


December 13th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Cancer is on the rise in India, with an estimated 535,767 people dying of the disease this year, Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay ... Read more...

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FDI: Government mobilising numbers for adjournment motion, talks to allies (Roundup)


December 1st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Gearing up to face a likely vote on an adjournment motion on foreign equity in retail, the government Thursday girded up to amass the ... Read more...

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FDI: Government mobilising numbers, may opt for parliament vote (Lead)


December 1st, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Faced with deepening political crisis over its decision to allow foreign equity in retailing, the government is now mobilising the numbers before it accepts ... Read more...

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PM meets allies, FDI impasse continues


December 1st, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday met the government's allies to discuss the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, as parliament was stalled ... Read more...

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Roll back FDI decision or get parliament nod, demands BJP


November 29th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said that the government should either roll back the decision to allow foreign equity in the retail sector ... Read more...

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Trinamool demands rollback of FDI in retail


November 28th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Soon after both houses of parliament were adjourned amid opposition protests against foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail Monday, ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) constituent ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent deaths from non-communicable diseases: Azad


September 8th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) About 50.5 percent of deaths in India occur due to non-communicable diseases (NCD) like diabetes, respiratory diseases, cancers and cardiovascular diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi ... Read more...

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