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Md Sporting beat Air India


September 20th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Sep 20 (IANS) Mohammedan Sporting continued from where it had left in the qualifiers to down Durand Cup champions Air India by a lone goal in a Group B ... Read more...

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CPI-M mocks Mamata’s announcement of withdrawing support


September 18th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday mocked Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's decision to pull out from the government, saying that she has still kept ... Read more...

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Bank employees to go on strike Aug 22-23


August 21st, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A section of employees of the government-run banks plan to go on two-day country wide strike beginning Wednesday to protest proposed amendments in banking regulation ... Read more...

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Bangalore cops scotch rumours as northeast students flee


August 16th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 16 (IANS) Police Thursday scotched rumours that students from northeastern region living in the city would be attacked in retaliation for the ethnic violence in Assam, even ... Read more...

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Kolkata woman who alleged gangrape does volte face


August 14th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) A day after a Kolkata woman gave a police complaint that she was gangraped here, she retracted from her statement Tuesday after investigators pointed to discrepancies ... Read more...

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Left meets PM, demands excess food be distributed


August 4th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A delegation of Left party leaders Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to demand universal distribution of excess food stock to check rising prices ... Read more...

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We are not against FDI in retail: Akhilesh Yadav


July 24th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday said his party would support foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail if it benefited farmers, contradicting ... 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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Jubiliant Congress workers celebrate Mukherjee’s victory (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Jubiliation rent the air outside Pranab Mukherjee's 13, Talkatora Residence here as Congress workers danced, burst crackers and distributed sweets to celeberate his victory ... Read more...

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Don’t open multi-brand FDI in retail, PM told


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party and the Left have urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to let FDI in multi-brand retail sector, saying this will virtually ... Read more...

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Hairy chests are out: Clean-shaven torsos in


July 18th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Rewind to the 1980s - Amitabh Bachchan's many heroines leaned over his hairy chest and twiddled with the curls - scenes which left that ... Read more...

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Lawyers’ strike cripples judicial work in northeast


July 11th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, July 11 (IANS) Judicial activities in the lower and high courts in all the eight northeastern states were severely affected Wednesday as lawyers abstained from work to protest ... Read more...

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CPI-M denies irregularities in flat sales


July 6th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) A day after the West Bengal government alleged that the erstwhile Left Front rulers had given flats to its leaders and ministers at throwaway prices, the ... Read more...

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Left in dilemma over support to Pranab


June 15th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) The Left parties Friday appeared to be in a grave dilemma over the issue of supporting Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for president because not doing so ... Read more...

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Two guerrillas killed in Assam


May 30th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 30 (IANS) Two guerrillas, including one from ULFA, were killed in Assam Wednesday, police said.Security forces gunned down a member of the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation ... Read more...

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Left says presidential candidate should be widely accepted


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Keeping their cards close to the chest, the Left parties Wednesday said selection of a candidate for the presidential election should be based on ... Read more...

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Of toilets and Mamataspeak (West Bengal newsletter)


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Soon after taking over the reins of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had referred to the plight of travellers - particularly women - on ... Read more...

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A TV show on Bob Biswas’ life?


April 15th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Bengali actor Saswata Chatterjee's assassin character Bob Biswas from Sujoy Ghosh's "Kahaani" is said to be heading for the small screen."The idea is being worked on. ... Read more...

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Apex court issues notice on sterilisation (Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and state governments on a petition seeking that sterilizations should only be performed by trained doctors ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s iconic Hatibagan market gutted, Mamata suspects sabotage (Second Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) A major portion of Kolkata's age-old Hatibagan market was gutted in a devastating blaze that started early Thursday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hinting ... Read more...

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Phalke award is recognition of my 53 years of hard work: Soumitra


March 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee said his being named for the Dada Saheb Phalke award - the highest honour in Indian cinema - is a recognition ... 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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A septuagenarian gives voice to art of mimicry


February 21st, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) For some mimicry is an art, for others just imitation, but for Subhendu Biswas it is a science. The septuagenarian - who says everything about him ... Read more...

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Odafa rescues Mohun Bagan again in I-League


February 11th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) Odafa Okolie proved the savior yet again for Mohun Bagan as they registered a 2-1 victory over Mumbai FC in the 20th round of I-League football ... Read more...

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Sporting stay confident against Prayag


January 27th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) In form Prayag United will take on Sporting Club De Goa in the I-League football at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan here Saturday.Prayag United, who won their ... Read more...

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Government’s attitude on Netaji condemnable: Forward Bloc


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) The All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) Saturday condemned the "negative attitude" of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in not observing Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth ... Read more...

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Congress-Trinamool feud escalates after Bengal reshuffle (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Nearly eight months into her stint, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday inducted two new ministers and reshuffled of portfolios, triggering shrill protests from ... Read more...

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Mamata inducts two new ministers


January 16th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) The nearly eight-month-old Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal ministry was expanded Monday with the induction of two ministers of state amid mounting criticism of her government's ... Read more...

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Trade with Bangladesh resumes after Indian traders end stir


December 24th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 24 (IANS) Trade between India and Bangladesh resumed Saturday after the end of a week-long shut down, called by Indian exporters and importers demanding upgradation of infrastructure ... Read more...

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Traders’ stir in Tripura continues to hit Indo-Bangla trade


December 23rd, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 23 (IANS) An indefinite strike Indian exporters and importers have called to press their demand for upgrade of infrastructure along the India-Bangladesh border severely hit trade for ... Read more...

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Traders strike in India hits Indo-Bangla trade


December 19th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 19 (IANS) The indefinite shutdown called by Indian exporters and importers demanding development of infrastructure along the India-Bangladesh border badly hit trade for the second day Monday, officials ... 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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Around 70 percent voting in Bellary bypoll


November 30th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Nov 30 (IANS) Around 70 percent of the over 170,000 voters Wednesday cast their ballots in the by-poll in the Bellary Rural assembly constituency where mining barons ... Read more...

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‘Left lost, but movement unbeaten in Bengal’


November 14th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 14 (IANS) Though the Communists were routed in the April-May West Bengal assembly polls, the Left movement has remained unbeaten in its stronghold, a leader said here Monday."A ... Read more...

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