burdwan district

Tata Steel launches branded Silico Manganese


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Tata Steel, the world's seventh largest steel maker, Wednesday launched India's first branded Silico Manganese, widely used in steel making, to dominate the market of ... Read more...

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Bengal girl commits suicide after sexual harassment


August 14th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, August 14 (IANS) Subjected to regular sexual harassment by a some local youths and following an altercation with her father on the issue, a 13-year-old-school girl committed suicide by ... Read more...

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Minor school girl raped in Bengal


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) A minor school girl in West Bengal's Burdwan district was allegedly raped by a youth when she was returning home from school, police said Friday."A class ... Read more...

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Second blackout in India hits 19 states, 600 million people (Roundup)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India was hit by a massive power failure Tuesday, bigger than the blackout a day ago, that crippled train, Metro and road-transport services and ... Read more...

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200 trapped ECL miners in Bengal rescued


July 31st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Around 200 miners of the Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL), trapped in West Bengal's Burdwan district after the power grid failure, have been rescued, police said Tuesday."Around ... Read more...

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H&R; Johnson India to enter wellness industry


June 26th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Floor tile, bath and kitchen player H&R; Johnson India, a division of Prism Cement Ltd, is all set to enter the Indian wellness industry by the ... Read more...

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Football academy to come up in Bengal’s Durgapur


June 21st, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) With a view to promoting young talent, Royal Bengal Tigers - a private club - Thursday launched an international standard football academy in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Shristi plans integrated logistic hub in Bengal


June 15th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Bengal Shristi Infrastructure Development Ltd. Thursday said it is planning to set up an integrated logistics hub and warehouse facility in West Bengal's Burdwan district, with ... Read more...

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Trinamool shines in civic polls, loses near Nandigram (Roundup)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress stole a march over its opponents, winning four civic bodies, while the Left Front and the Congress clinched one each ... Read more...

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Heat kills 30 in Bengal, officials swing into action


June 5th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Amid reports of over 30 deaths, apparently due to an intense heat wave in southern West Bengal, the state administration has started taking precautionary measures."We ... Read more...

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Win shows we can go it alone, says Trinamool; Congress slams (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Backed by its resounding victory in the West Bengal civic polls, the ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday bragged about its ability to go it alone in ... Read more...

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We can fight and win on our own, Trinamool tells Congress


June 5th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) In a strong message to ally Congress after winning elections to four of six civic bodies, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday said the victory ... Read more...

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Trinamool scores in civic polls, loses near Nandigram


June 5th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress stole a march over its opponents, bagging four civic bodies, while the Left Front and the Congress clinched one each ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M MP’s son shot dead in Bengal


May 10th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) The son of a former Communist Party of India-Marxist MP was shot dead by unidentified assailants in West Bengal's Burdwan district Thursday,police said. Arpan Mukhopadhyay, himself ... Read more...

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Wary of fourth girl child, man poisons wife, daughters


April 13th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Durgapur (West Bengal), April 13 (IANS) Afraid of having a fourth girl child, a man Friday allegedly poisoned his seven-month pregnant wife and three daughters to death in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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CPI-M leaders’ killing: CID custody for four arrested


March 5th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) A court in West Bengal's Burdwan district Monday sent to two days' CID custody four people arrested in connection with the killing of two Communist ... 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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Trinamool MP criticises Mamata, questions ‘change’ in Bengal


March 1st, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Once an ardent supporter, singer-turned-Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman has criticised Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the state of affairs in West Bengal, particularly political ... Read more...

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Bengal: Intellectuals protest killing of CPI-M leaders


February 24th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Expressing shock at the "brutal murder" of two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders in West Bengal, a group of leading scholars and intellectuals ... Read more...

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CPI-M alleges disrespect to slain ex-legislator


February 24th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Amid allegations that slain former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator Pradeep Tah was not given due honour in the West Bengal assembly, thousands of ... Read more...

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Tripura CPI-M protests Bengal murders


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 23 (IANS) The ruling Communist Party India-Marxist (CPI-M) organised protests Thursday in Tripura to protest the killing of two party leaders in West Bengal.The demonstrations took place in ... Read more...

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Tripura CPI-M to protest Bengal leaders killing


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 22 (IANS) Tripura's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will organise a massive protest rally Thursday to protest the killing of two party leaders in West Bengal Wednesday, ... Read more...

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CPI-M condemns murders in Bengal


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday accused West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of murdering two of its leaders in the state.A CPI-M statement here ... Read more...

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Two Bengal CPI-M leaders killed, Left blames Trinamool (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:30 pm 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's Burdwan district Wednesday in an incident ... Read more...

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Thwart farmers’ suicides: Bengal governor


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee denied that farmers' suicides in the state were linked to farm debts, Governor M.K. Narayanan Monday said ... Read more...

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Farmer suicides spark Bengal political storm (West Bengal Newsletter)


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) The almost daily reports of farmer suicides are the latest political flashpoint in West Bengal. While Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says the suicides are not ... Read more...

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P&H; Joy to invest $25mn in Bengal mining equipment unit


January 11th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) P&H; Joy Mining Equipment India (P&H; Joy), a fully-owned subsidiary of US-based Joy Global Inc, has decided to set up a manufacturing and servicing facility for ... Read more...

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Congress, CPI-M trying to stall Bengal’s development: Mamata


January 10th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) Continuing her tirade against the Congress, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Tuesday, without naming the party, alleged it, along with ... Read more...

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Didi carries ‘Writers Buildings’ to districts! (West Bengal Newsletter)


November 20th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) It could well be a case of the mountain coming to Mohammed. Living up to the promises she made before the historic April-May assembly elections, ... Read more...

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Seven special police men suspended in West Bengal


October 14th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) Seven India Reserve Battalion personnel, who had gone on an indefinite fast last month in camps in various parts of West Bengal against "marathon postings" ... Read more...

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Videocon mulls relocating Bengal power, steel projects


October 9th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) Land acquisition woes have prompted the Videocon Group to consider shifting its proposed steel and power plants in West Bengal's Burdwan district to another location.Stating that ... Read more...

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Man involved in illegal coal mining held in Bengal


July 3rd, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) A man involved in illegal coal mining and in several other cases was arrested Sunday in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said."Raju Jha was arrested ... Read more...

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Eastern Coalfields must stop forcible land acquisition: CPI-M


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Alleging that the Eastern Coalfields Limited was forcibly evicting the backward class and tribals in West Bengal's Burdwan district for the Sonepur Bazari project, the Communist ... Read more...

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Coal mafia leader arrested in Bengal


June 9th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) A notorious coal mafia leader, wanted in cases of extortion and murder, was arrested in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said Thursday."Kaley Singh, who was ... Read more...

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Three shot dead in West Bengal


June 2nd, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Three people were killed in West Bengal's Burdwan district area Thursday when unidentified gunmen fired indiscriminately at an under-construction building, police said."Three people have ... Read more...

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