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Bengal writers, artistes delighted at Pranab as president


July 25th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Top writers, film personalities and artists from West Bengal Wednesday expressed their happiness after Pranab Mukhejee was sworn-in as the country's president."I'm very happy as somebody ... Read more...

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Viswa-Bharati shocker: PMO seeks report, earden gets bail (Roundup)


July 9th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The case of a Class 5 student allegedly made to drink her own urine in West Bengal's Viswa-Bharati campus, founded by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, ... Read more...

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Viswa-Bharati row: Warden gets bail, court censures police (Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) The case of a Class 5 student being allegedly made to drink her own urine at a school in West Bengal's Viswa-Bharati, founded by Nobel laureate ... Read more...

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Bengal institutions deny Team Sangma’s allegation


July 8th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Even as presidential candidate P.A. Sangma's team claimed that UPA Pranab Mukherjee held two offices of profit in West Bengal when he filed nomination 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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West Bengal to have four hardware hubs


May 4th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Four hardware hubs with 60 units each will be set up in West Bengal, the government said Friday."The state already has the land for these hubs," ... Read more...

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Jilted lover kills girl in Bengal


April 8th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) A young jilted lover stabbed a girl to death in front of her father in East Midnapore's Tamluk, some 80 km from here, police said Sunday.Manisha ... Read more...

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Two arrested for Katwa rape


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) Two people have been arrested for the alleged rape of a woman in Katwa area of West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said Saturday, contradicting Chief ... Read more...

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Seven health districts to be set up, says Mamata


December 24th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday announced creation of seven new health districts in the state to be operational by 2012."We will create seven ... Read more...

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LIC ties up with regional bank for rural reach


October 29th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) Saturday signed an agreement with Paschim Banga Gramin Bank, a regional rural bank (RRB) in West Bengal, for a corporate ... Read more...

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Bihar has most child marriages: Unicef


September 9th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 9 (IANS) India's eastern state of Bihar tops the child marriage chart with a staggering 68.9 percent of the marriages in the state involving girls below the marriageable ... Read more...

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Bengal women’s commission head seeks force withdrawal from Junglemahal


August 21st, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal's new Women's Commission chief says that joint forces should be withdrawn from the Maoist-dominated Junglemahal to save tribal women from atrocities and restore ... Read more...

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Three dead, Bengal rivers breach danger mark


August 10th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) Three people died and several rain-swollen rivers were flowing above the danger mark Wednesday in large parts of West Bengal.With the level rising in its reservoirs, ... Read more...

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Mamata’s Junglemahal package: Does it address main issues?


July 22nd, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's special economic and development package for the impoverished Maoist-affected Junglemahal area has drawn scepticism from most political parties, analysts, ... Read more...

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Mamata announces plan to revamp Bengal’s medical infrastructure


May 31st, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said existing hospitals and health centres across the state will be upgraded while four super-speciality hospitals will come ... Read more...

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No evidence for case lodged by Buddhadeb’s agent: EC


April 24th, 2011 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Nothing was found to substantiate the case lodged by West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's election agent that a caller identifying himself as Bhattacharjee threatened some ... Read more...

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Over 85 percent turnout in second phase of West Bengal assembly polls


April 23rd, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 23(ANI): Brisk polling was recorded on Saturday in the second phase of elections in 50 constituencies spread over three districts of West Bengal, with a voter turnout of 85.32 ... Read more...

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Over 85 percent turnout in Bengal’s peaceful phase two polling (Intro Roundup)


April 23rd, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) High on enthusiasm, West Bengal recorded above 85 percent turnout as the second phase of balloting for the high-voltage state assembly polls passed off peacefully ... Read more...

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Over 80 percent turnout in phase two of Bengal polls (Roundup)


April 23rd, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The second phase of West Bengal's electoral battle passed off peacefully Saturday with around 83 percent of electors voting in 50 constituencies across three ... Read more...

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Polling brisk and peaceful in Bengal (Fourth Lead)


April 23rd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Around 65 percent of votes were cast in a brisk and peaceful polling in 50 constituencies across three districts in the second phase of ... Read more...

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People vote in large numbers in West Bengal (Second Lead)


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) People queued up in large numbers outside polling booths Saturday as voting was held in 50 constituencies spread over three districts in the second phase ... Read more...

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People vote in large numbers in West Bengal (Third Lead)


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Around 39 percent of voting was recorded in the first four hours of polling held in 50 constituencies spread over three districts in the ... Read more...

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W. Bengal polls: 16 per cent votes cast in first two hours


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 23 (ANI): Sixteen percent polling was recorded in the first two hours of voting in 50 constituencies in three districts of West Bengal on Saturday."In the first two hours, ... Read more...

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Polling underway for second phase of West Bengal elections


April 23rd, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 23 (ANI): Polling for the second phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal for 50 constituencies is going on today.The voting, which started at 7 a.m. will continue till ... Read more...

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Long queues in round two of Bengal polls (Lead)


April 23rd, 2011 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Long queues of people were seen in front of polling booths Saturday morning as voting began in 50 constituencies spread over three districts in the ... Read more...

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Campaigning for second phase of West Bengal polls ends today


April 21st, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 21 (ANI): Leaders of various political outfits are wooing voters in West Bengal as campaigning for the second phase of elections comes to a close today.A total of 293 ... Read more...

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Sonia lambasts Left Front, sends strong message to dissidents (Lead)


April 20th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Nalhati/Salar (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday delivered a strong message to dissidents, saying people should vote in favour of the consensus candidates put up ... Read more...

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Pranab’s son, daughter-in-law own assets worth Rs.5 crore


April 6th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Nalhati (West Bengal), April 6 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's son Avijit, who has filed his papers as a Congress nominee for the West Bengal assembly polls, owns ... Read more...

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Notification for second phase of West Bengal polls issued


March 30th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 30 (ANI): The notification for the second phase of West Bengal Assembly polls was issued today.The second phase election will take place in 50 seats of Murshidabad, Nadia and ... Read more...

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Next government must focus on peace: Bengal intellectuals


March 29th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) With mounting violence ahead of the April-May assembly elections, noted intellectuals in West Bengal feel restoration of peace and welfare of the poor should be the ... Read more...

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Poll panel receives complaints against Pranab’s son, Mamata


March 14th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday lodged a complaint with West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Gupta accusing union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's son ... Read more...

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Pranab’s son joins Congress, to contest (Lead)


March 14th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijeet Monday joined the Congress, and is likely to be the party's candidate from Birbhum in the West Bengal assembly ... Read more...

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Pranab’s son joins Congress


March 14th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijeet Mukherjee was Monday inducted into the Congress party.Speaking on the occasion, Abhijeet told media persons: "I became a Congress ... Read more...

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Ramakrishna Paramahansa’s 175th birth anniversary celebrated


March 6th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) Lakhs of people from across the country thronged Belur Math - the global headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission - in adjacent Howrah district Sunday ... Read more...

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Poll panel officer meets Bengal bureaucrats, police officials


February 2nd, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 2 (IANS) With the West Bengal assembly polls barely months away, Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi Wednesday held discussions with senior government officials and police officers on the level of ... Read more...

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