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Relief to exit Mamata cabinet: West Bengal Congress


September 21st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "dictatorial attitude", and claiming that the law and order situation in the state had been ... Read more...

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Congress ministers to quit Mamata ministry Saturday (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) With union ministers belonging to the Trinamool Congress resigning Friday, the Congress said its ministers in the West Bengal government will put in their papers Saturday."All ... Read more...

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‘Travel, urbanisation have led to 50-fold rise in dengue cases’


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Constant travelling and rapid urbanisation of rural areas have contributed to a nearly 50-fold increase in dengue cases over the last 50 years, say experts."Aedes aegypti ... Read more...

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High court annuls land acquisition for Kolkata Metro corridor


September 11th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) In a major setback for the ongoing East-West Metro railway corridor project, the Calcutta High Court has declared as "lapsed" the acquisition of land along a ... Read more...

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Four arrested for murders in Kolkata (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Four people were arrested Sunday in connection with the sensational Behala murder case here in which the body of a woman, her son and two domestic ... Read more...

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Four arrested for murders in Kolkata


September 9th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Four people were arrested Sunday in connection with the sensational Behala murder case here in which the body of a woman, her son and two domestic ... Read more...

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Four murdered in Kolkata house


September 7th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) A woman, her son and two domestic helps were found murdered at a house here Thursday night, officials said.The bodies of Gouri Bhattacharya and her son, ... Read more...

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Fat, not sugar, contributes to Type-2 diabetes


September 4th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Fat, not sugar, contributes to the more common Type-2 diabetes, said a leading scientist of the Visva Bharati University here Tuesday"Diabetes exists in two forms, Type-1 ... Read more...

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Bengal dengue cases rise to 643; cause Congress, Trinamool spat


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) The number of confirmed dengue cases in West Bengal has shot up to 643, with 80 percent of the patients residing in Kolkata and its ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress to protest arrests of party cadres


August 17th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Giving another jolt to its already alienated ally Trinamool Congress, the Congress Friday said it would submit protests Aug 24 to all police stations in West ... Read more...

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Squash: Dipika shocks Serme to enter last 8


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 16 (IANS) Dipika Pallikal, the 20-year-old from Chennai, entered the quarterfinals of the Australian Open squash tournament by defeating sixth seed Camille Serme 3-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6, here ... Read more...

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Congress hits out at Mamata on I-Day speech


August 15th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Independence Day speech criticising the central government and asked her to ... Read more...

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Congress mocks Trinamool desire to go it alone in 2014 polls


August 6th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) As the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leadership Monday said it wants to go solo in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya welcomed ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb hits out at Trinamool over Infosys imbroglio


August 5th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) Questioning Trinamool Congress-led government over the bottlenecks that have forced IT major Infosys to rethink its West Bengal project, CPI-M leader and former chief minister Buddhadeb ... Read more...

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Big Bengal presence at Pranab’s swearing-in


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) It is 'Delhi Chalo' of a different kind. With West Bengal's Pranab Mukherjee all set to take over as India's president Wednesday, his family members, ... Read more...

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Mamata hints at ending Bengal alliance, Congress hits back (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday indicated the end of her and Trinamool Congress's alliance with the Congress in the state, flatly asserting that ... Read more...

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Congress, Trinamool in verbal duel over Chidambaram comments (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Alliance partners Congress and Trinamool Congress Tuesday continued to spar over Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's sharp indictment of the continuing political clashes in West ... Read more...

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West Bengal should withdraw power tariff hike: Congress


July 10th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) West Bengal Congress Tuesday demanded a roll back of the "steep hike" in electricity tariffs in the state and threatened to launch an agitation."The powers ... Read more...

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Congress challenges Trinamool on inter-party clashes’ data


July 10th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Endorsing Home Minister P. Chidamabaram's critical comments on inter-party clashes in West Bengal, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya Tuesday challenged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to ... Read more...

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GJM faces heat from rival parties for strong-arm tactics


July 7th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 7 (IANS) Candidates of the CPI-M, Trinamool Congress and Independents Saturday alleged they were forcibly prevented by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) from filing nominations for the July ... Read more...

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Political leaders without spines, says Mamata on Facebook


July 7th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) The number of "so-called political leaders having no spines" is growing, a post on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Facebook profile said Saturday.The post ... Read more...

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Students caught cheating injure two Bengal teachers


July 6th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Three people, including two teachers, were injured Friday after they were attacked by college students in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district when they were prevented ... Read more...

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Want out of Trinamool alliance, Congress leaders tell Chidambaram


July 6th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday faced a volley of questions from the West Bengal Congress leadership, which expressed a desire to walk out of ... Read more...

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Bengal to have two jute parks by this year


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) West Bengal could have two jute parks, one each in Burdwan and North Dinajpur districts, by the end of 2012, am official said Monday."We are expecting ... Read more...

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Let Sangma read the constitution: Bengal Congress chief


June 24th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) Urging the Trinamool Congress to support United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, the West Bengal Pradesh Congress chief Sunday rebuked his rival P.A. ... Read more...

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Mamata government reactivates Singur movement panel


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) A day after the Calcutta High Court struck down the law undoing Singur land acquisition, the Mamata Banerjee government Saturday kickstarted a damage control exercise, ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress seeks to quit alliance with Trinamool


June 15th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Saying that it was becoming "very difficult" to work with the Trinamool Congress after its party chief Mamata Banerjee "unceremoniously discarded" Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for ... Read more...

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Bengal heat toll rises to 42


June 6th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) With a heat wave prevailing across southern West Bengal, the death toll rose to 42, with 12 more people succumbing Wednesday in Kolkata and the ... Read more...

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Large turnout amid sporadic violence in Bengal civic polls (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Amid accusations and counter-accusations of violence, brisk polling was reported Sunday during elections for six civic bodies in West Bengal - being viewed as 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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Congress blasts Trinamool ahead of local polls


May 30th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday accused the Trinamool Congress of creating a "vicious environment" ahead of municipal elections in the state. It said its candidates are threatened and ... Read more...

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Tagore’s texts made into pictorial editions (With Images)


May 29th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Three children's texts written by Rabindranath Tagore have been produced in pictorial editions in Hindi, English and Bengali by the traditional "pata chitra" painters of ... Read more...

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Rahul Bhattacharya wins British fiction prize


May 29th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Young Indian writer Rahul Bhattacharya Tuesday won the prestigious Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize 2012 for his book, "The Sly Company of People Who ... Read more...

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Mamata to march against petrol price hike Saturday (Second lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will lead a procession of the party activists and supporters in the city Saturday to ... Read more...

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‘A Momentary Lapse Of Reason’ not remake of ‘Raakh’: Rana


May 25th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbia, May 25 (IANS) From shooting in the ghettos to learning the street art of Los Angeles (LA), Rana Daggubati is excited to do all that for Aditya Bhattacharya's ... Read more...

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