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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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Bengal heat toll rises to 45 (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) At least 15 more people died from the prevailing oppressive heat in Kolkata and the districts, taking the toll in the blistering summer heat across ... Read more...

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Norway kids in new family row


May 25th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Within a month of their return to India, two NRI children, who were earlier taken into foster-care by the Norwegian Childcare Services, find themselves in a ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up Kisan Mandis


March 27th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government will establish 341 special markets - 'Kisan Mandi' - to help farmers to sell their produce at the right price, Chief ... Read more...

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Five more held for CPI-M leaders’ killing


March 19th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Five more people have been arrested in West Bengal for the killing of two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders last month, taking the total ... Read more...

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As Mamata says ‘all cooked up’, Marxists hit road (West Bengal Newsletter)


March 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee drawing flak for her penchant to dub recent incidents of crime as "staged", bitter rival Communist Party ... Read more...

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Court orders CID probe in CPI-M leaders’ killing


March 2nd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday order the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to probe the killing of two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders, an incident the ... Read more...

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“Bengal needs to check children’s deaths, malnutrition”


February 29th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Wednesday said West Bengal needs to improve its infant mortality rate, primary education and malnutrition of poor children, and should ... Read more...

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Mamata terms another rape incident fake


February 28th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday rejected reports of gangrape of a woman in Burdwan's Katwa and blamed the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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Petition seeks CBI probe into killings of CPI-M leaders


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) A petition was filed in the Calcutta High Court Thursday demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the killing of two Communist Party ... Read more...

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Two Bengal CPI-M leaders killed, Mamata terms it infighting (Second Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders, including a former legislator, were killed in a clash in West Bengal Wednesday which the Left Front blamed ... Read more...

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Protesters disrupt services after Mamata extends train


February 20th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced extension of a suburban train, locals and passengers at its original terminus Monday disrupted services ... Read more...

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Bengal hospital gives cat-bite jab to child instead of mother


February 7th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) The sorry state of affairs in West Bengal's government hospitals once again came to the fore when a eight-year-old boy was injected a cat-bite antidote instead ... Read more...

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Child rights panel questions Bengal on infant deaths


February 7th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Taking cognizance of deaths of new-born babies in various hospitals of West Bengal, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Tuesday said it ... Read more...

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100 crib deaths in Bengal since Jan 1 (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Five more crib deaths were reported in West Bengal's Malda district Friday, taking the total number of such deaths to nearly 100 since Jan 1, a ... Read more...

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Five more crib deaths in Bengal


January 27th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Five more crib deaths were reported in West Bengal's Malda district Wednesday, a health official said.The babies, aged between three hours to three months, have died ... Read more...

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Bengal needs to improve hospital facilities, says governor


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) In the wake of a series of crib deaths in West Bengal recently, Governor M.K. Narayanan Monday said the state needed to improve the facilities at ... Read more...

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Seven more crib deaths in West Bengal


January 19th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) The number of crib deaths in West Bengal's Malda district hospital shot up to 14 after seven more babies were reported dead Thursday, a health official ... Read more...

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Bengal reports more crib deaths, seven dead in 24 hours


January 18th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The horror of crib deaths in West Bengal returned Wednesday with seven infants, aged between three hours to three months, dying in a 24-hour period in ... Read more...

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Three farmers’ suicides not linked to debt: Bengal


January 17th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government Monday said three farmers committed suicide in the state but these were not because of debt."As per the primary report ... Read more...

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Four babies die in Bengal hospital


December 29th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 29 (IANS) Four crib deaths have been reported in West Bengal's Malda district Thursday, a health official said."Four babies have died today (Thursday) in Malda district hospital. All ... Read more...

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Lack of infrastructure, manpower affecting police: Mamata


December 15th, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Lamenting lack of police infrastructure, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said manpower shortage was taking a "psychological" toll on the force."I may be ... Read more...

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Four more babies die in Bengal hospital


November 14th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) The number of crib deaths in West Bengal's Malda district hospital has shot up to 18 since Nov 9 with four fresh deaths since Sunday, officials ... Read more...

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Address Bengal baby deaths urgently: Pranab


November 11th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said the death of babies in government hospitals in West Bengal was a serious problem and should be addressed urgently."It ... Read more...

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Six more babies die in Bengal hospital


November 10th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Underlining yet again the poor health infrastructure in West Bengal's government hospitals, six babies have died in a Malda district hospital, officials said Thursday."Since yesterday (Wednesday) ... Read more...

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Baby allegedly dies after mother cleaned with acid


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal), Nov 2 (IANS) A newborn Wednesday died in a sub-divisional hospital in this West Bengal district after the mother was allegedly cleaned with an acidic solution ... 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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Coal shortage cramps Shyam Steel expansion in Bengal


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Burdwan, Sep 2 (IANS) The Shyam Steel Industries Limited is moving to complete the first phase of its expansion in West Bengal by 2013 but concerns remain over the shortage ... 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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Bengal floods leave 15 dead, 1.9 million affected


August 14th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) With one more death reported Sunday, the toll in West Bengal floods rose to 15. About 1.9 million people across 14 districts have been affected, the ... Read more...

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Mamata, opposition discuss renaming of West Bengal


August 3rd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) In a rare development, West Bengal's Trinamool Congress-led ruling alliance and the Communist-led opposition Wednesday came together at an all-party meeting here to discuss issues ... 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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One killed, thousands of houses washed away in Bengal rains


June 21st, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) One man was killed and more than six lakh people affected as heavy rains inundated parts of ten districts in West Bengal, a minister said Tuesday."Ten ... Read more...

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Bengal to plan for preventing natural calamities


May 26th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) The West Bengal government has decided to rope in experts from premier institutions like the Jadavpur University (JU) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) ... Read more...

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A pilgrim spot? No, it’s Mamata’s home


May 20th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) The sound of conch shells and ululations filled the air. Mamata Banerjee's single-storey house at the dingy Harish Chatterjee Street in south Kolkata almost turned ... Read more...

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