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Mamata visits dengue patients, repeats tips to fight disease


September 6th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday paid a surprise visit to a private hospital to monitor treatment of dengue patients and for the second ... Read more...

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Six books shortlisted for Book Prize 2012


September 6th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Six books have been shortlisted for 'Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2012' of the Shakti Bhatt Foundation. There were 96 entries.The shortlisted books will be ... Read more...

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Bengal dengue death toll rises to four


September 5th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) The official dengue toll in West Bengal has risen to four with the disease striking 789 people, according to the state health department Wednesday.A 47-year-old woman, ... Read more...

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An emotional Ratan Tata says goodbye to shareholders


August 31st, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) A shareholder garlanded him, some offered him send-off gifts and yet others urged him to put his signature on the annual report.Ratan Tata, who chaired ... Read more...

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Nikhil Tonk wants Shekhar-Adhyayan for Bhanwari Devi movie


August 20th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Nikhil Tonk is keen to cast father-son duo - Shekhar Suman and Adhyayan Suman - for his upcoming film, based on Bhanwari Devi murder."We have ... Read more...

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Woman gangraped in Kolkata, one arrested


August 18th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) A man was arrested for his involvement in the alleged gangrape of a 22-year-old woman in a posh south Kolkata area, police said Saturday.According to the ... Read more...

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Legendary Jarnail Singh conferred Mohun Bagan Ratna posthumously


July 30th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) India's legendary soccer defender Jarnail Singh was Sunday conferred Mohun Bagan Ratna - the club's highest award - posthumously. The award was given to his three ... Read more...

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Time to ‘pack up’ were Rajesh Khanna’s last words, says Big B


July 19th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) "Time ho gaya hai, pack up". Those were Rajesh Khanna's last words, says Amitabh Bachchan in his blog.Amitabh wrote that a close functionary told him ... Read more...

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Mamata government gets governor’s praise


July 8th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Two days after union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's virtual snub to the Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Saturday praised it for ... Read more...

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Economic growth to be above 8 percent, steps for foreign investments: Chidambaram (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Exuding confidence that the Indian economy will bounce back to a growth rate of above 8 percent, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Thursday steps ... Read more...

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Inter-party clashes on in Bengal: Chidambaram


July 5th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) In a veiled attack on the Mamata Banerjee government, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday noted inter-party political clashes were continuing in West Bengal, and ... Read more...

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Women-centric films reflect changing society: Vidya


May 30th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Bollywood star Vidya Balan Wednesday said women-centric films reflected the fact that women were taking centre-stage in various walks of life."I think women are taking ... Read more...

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Sardar putts 72 to take lead in junior golf meet


May 30th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) Mohan Sardar, the 14-year old from Kolkata, carded a par 72 to take the lead with a two-round total of 148 in the Toyota IGU Southern ... Read more...

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CESC net up 137 percent in Q4 backed by tariff hike


May 8th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Backed by 13 per cent tariff hike, power utility CESC Ltd., an RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group company Tuesday reported a 137.5 percent jump in its net profit ... Read more...

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Barreto calls it quits for Mohun Bagan


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) After playing with aplomb for more than a decade, star forward Jose Ramirez Barreto Wednesday announced his decision to bid goodbye to his 'favourite' football club ... Read more...

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Vengsarkar, Shiny Wilson presented lifetime achievement awards


April 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar and ace middle distance runner Shiny Wilson were Friday presented the lifetime achievements award by the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club ... Read more...

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Hand shadowgrapher Amar Sen holds infinity in his palm (With Images)


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Amar Sen knows literally how to create the world with his fingers. With a swish and a flick of his fingers, grains of sand transform into ... Read more...

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Rs.1.25 crore prize money year-ending PGTI Championship at RCGC


April 12th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The Rs 1.25 crore prize money Mcleod Russel Tour Championship - the country's highest prize purse golf event - will be played at the age-old Royal ... Read more...

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Moderation in inflation can lead to eased monetary policy: Pranab


March 31st, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Stating that he has kept inflationary expectations at six percent to seven percent in the coming months, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said current ... Read more...

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No ‘dramatic announcements’ due to political constraints: Pranab


March 31st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) After getting a lukewarm response from India Inc to his 2012-13 budget proposals in respect of key reforms, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said ... Read more...

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Pranab defends amending IT Act to deal with Vodafone-type deals


March 31st, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said there is "no other way" but to amend the Income Tax Act with retrospective effect to bring into ... Read more...

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We have emerged as the big boys in world cricket: Rahul Dravid


March 27th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Former India captain Rahul Dravid Tuesday said during his 16-year-long career, the Indian team has emerged from being second class citizens on tours to becoming the ... Read more...

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Now fire in Bengal bus depot, minister says sabotage


March 25th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Kolkata continued to play with fire when the record room of the West Bengal government-run Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC) was destroyed by a blaze Sunday. ... Read more...

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Mumbai sports scribes sweep team titles at national meet


March 24th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 24 (IANS) Sports Journalists' Association of Mumbai (SJAM) picked up two more team titles at the 36th National Convention of the Sports Journalists' Federation of India (SJFI) here.SJAM ... Read more...

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Sailen Manna - Factfile


February 27th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) The career highlights of Indian soccer legend Sailen Manna, who died in a city private hospital early Monday.Sailendra Nath Manna, born Sep 1, 1924.International debut: July ... Read more...

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A dignified genius, say Manna’s contemporaries


February 27th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Sailen Manna's contemporaries Monday hailed the legendary Indian footballer as one who combined on-field toughness of a defender with dignity and ability to intimidate the opponents ... Read more...

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Darjeeling tea e-auction expected soon


February 8th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) The auction centre here is expected to commence electronic auction of Darjeeling tea, known the world over for its aroma and taste, from the next financial ... Read more...

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Sixth seed Selvaraj bows out of National Grass Court Tennis


February 7th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) Qualifier Yogesh Phogat upset sixth seeded Ajay Selvaraj while numero uno Saketh Myneni coasted to an easy win in the men's singles first round matches of ... Read more...

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Role of independent directors of company will be clarified: Moily


February 7th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Assuaging corporate and industry bodies following the arrest of several AMRI directors for a massive fire at the hospital, Corporate Affair Minister M. Veerappa Moily Monday ... Read more...

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Sukul in round two of national grasscourt tennis


February 6th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Fifth-seeded local boy Saurav Sakul marched into the second round with a straight set decimation of Maharashtra's Saurabh Patil in the inaugural match of the Indian ... Read more...

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National grass court tennis from Feb 6 (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Saketh Myneni has got the pride of place in the men's draw of the Rs.500,000 Indian Jute National Grass Court Tennis Championships to be held on ... Read more...

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National Grass Court Tennis meet from Feb 6


February 1st, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Saketh Myneni has got a place in the men's draw of the Rs.5 lakh prize money Indian Jute National Grass Court Tennis Championships to be held ... Read more...

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Lajong signs Australian striker Mayora ahead of Dempo game


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 21 (IANS) Shillong Lajong Football Club Saturday signed Australian striker Mathew Osvaldo Mayora ahead of their I-League match against Dempo Sunday."We were looking for the right kind of ... Read more...

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Kolkata rickshaw pullers may get photo IDs


December 26th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) Kolkata's hand-pulled rickshaws, considered by many as colonial relics and banned by the previous Left Front government for being inhuman, might get a new lease ... Read more...

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Honey Baisoya stuns Chikka in Eastern India golf final


December 25th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) Delhi youngster Honey Baisoya played some brilliant golf to beat National champion Seenappa Chikkrangappa 3 and 2 in the 36-hole Goodricke Eastern India Matchplay Golf final ... Read more...

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