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Ups and downs of Trinamool-Congress relations


September 19th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress' decision to withdraw from the UPA appears a logical climax of the constant friction between Mamata Banerjee's party and the Congress over a ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader killed in Bengal


August 25th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) A CPI-M leader was killed in broad daylight by unidentified assailants in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district Saturday, police said.The murder sparked off a spat ... Read more...

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PSPB paddlers reach last 8 in men’s, women’s team events


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Reigning champions Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) humbled their group opponents without breaking much sweat to cruise into the quarter-finals of the men's and women's team ... Read more...

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CITU calls off July 31 transport strike


July 29th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) The CPI-M's labour arm CITU Sunday withdrew the call for a transport strike Tuesday, a day after bus operators in West Bengal pulled out of the ... Read more...

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Short skirts cause women harassment: Trinamool lawmaker


July 28th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Bengali actor and Trinamool Congress legislator Chiranjeet aka Dipak Chakraborty Saturday contended that short dresses worn by women were one of the main reasons behind the ... Read more...

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Coriander-fortified bread is long-lasting and nutritious: Kolkata research


July 19th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The common breakfast bread has been elevated to a nutrient-packed wheat product by scientists at Jadavpur University, who decided to go green and fortify it with ... Read more...

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Tripura to set up dental, ayurvedic, homeopathic colleges


July 14th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 14 (IANS) The Tripura government has decided to set up three more professional colleges - dental, ayurvedic and homeopathic -- in public-private partnership (PPP) models, a minister said ... Read more...

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Vishva-Bharati row: Court issues contempt notice against PM, others


July 13th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday issued a contempt notice against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is the chancellor of Visva-Bharati University, and other officials in ... Read more...

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Mamata gets brickbats and bouquets on her Facebook debut


June 18th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Two days after making her debut on Facebook in a bid to garner support for A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's candidature for the presidency, West ... Read more...

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Mamata gets brickbats and bouquets on her Facebook debut


June 18th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Two days after making her debut on Facebook in a bid to garner support for A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's candidature for the presidency, West ... Read more...

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Northeast India’s first IIIT coming up in Tripura


June 8th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 8 (IANS) Northeast India's first IIIT (Indian Institute of Information Technology) will be set up in Tripura, a minister said here Friday.Tripura Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty told reporters: ... Read more...

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CPI-M ex-MP says supporters, driver attacked in Bengal


June 8th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) CPI-M leader and former MP Sujan Chakroborty Friday alleged his driver and supporters were attacked by Trinamool Congress supporters, in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district earlier ... Read more...

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Shutdown evokes mixed response in Meghalaya


May 31st, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 31 (IANS) The nation-wide shutdown called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left Thursday to protest against the recent steep hike in petrol prices evoked ... Read more...

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Petrol price hike: Left calls for strike in Tripura


May 27th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 27 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led ruling Left Front in Tripura has called for a 12-hour shutdown in the state Thursday to protest the petrol price ... Read more...

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Suchitra Sen, Leslie Claudius conferred ‘Banga Vibhusan’ award


May 20th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, hockey player Leslie Claudius and painter Jogen Choudhury were among the 13 luminaries from various fields who were awarded the ... Read more...

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U-14 boys team all set for AFC football fest


May 17th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The 22-member Under-14 boys national football team would be leaving Thursday to participate in the AFC U-14 football festival. The festival kicks-off in Kathmandu, Nepal, ... Read more...

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Scarcity of songs spells doom for ‘Yeh Khula Aasmaan’ soundtrack (IANS Music Review)


May 10th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Yeh Khula Aasmaan"; Music Director: Anand-Milind; Lyricist: Ravi Chopra; Singers: Kunal Ganjawalla, Gayatri Ganjawalla, Soham Chakraborty, Suresh Wadekar, Swapnil Bandodkar, Raghubir Yadav and Amey Date; Rating: ** 1/2There are times ... Read more...

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Norway court hands over Indian children to uncle (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) In a major breather for the Bhattacharya family, a Norwegian court Monday decided to hand over the custody of two children, put under foster care ... Read more...

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Arrows hope to end 22-match winless streak in I-League


April 18th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Winless in 22 matches so far, Pailan Arrows will host Goan heavyweights Churchill Brothers Sports Club in an I-League encounter at the Salt Lake Stadium here ... Read more...

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Mamata fetes 18 singers


April 12th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday presented the maiden 'Mahasangeet Samman' and 'Sangeet Samman' to 18 well-known singers at the inauguration of an annual ... Read more...

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Kolkata hospital fire: Director gets bail


April 12th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Thursday granted bail to AMRI Hospital director S.K. Todi, who was booked with 15 others in connection with the fire tragedy at ... Read more...

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Congress backtracks, Mukul Roy, four others elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) All five Rajya Sabha nominees from West Bengal - four of the ruling Trinamool Congress and another fielded by the opposition Left Front - were elected ... 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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Will Saif’s item number overshadow Kareena’s ‘mujra’


March 17th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) They may be a couple in real life, but on screen Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are about to clash over item numbers ... Read more...

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CITU hails strike as success, calls Mamata liar


February 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Hailing the impact of the countrywide general strike in West Bengal, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) -- the labour arm of the Communist ... 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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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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Two CPI-M leaders killed in Bengal


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:43 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 Burdwan district of West Bengal Wednesday, police said.Pradip Ta, ... Read more...

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Dempo looking to consolidate position in I-League


February 11th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) Table toppers Dempo will be looking to consolidate their position in I-League when they face Pailan Arrows in the 20th round at the Salt Lake Stadium, ... Read more...

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Two more AMRI directors arrested, sent to police custody (Third Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Two more AMRI Hospital directors, who are also renowned doctors, were Friday arrested for the fire that killed 94 patients and staffers last month. A court ... Read more...

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Congress accuses Trinamool of violence on party workers


January 27th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) The Congress' West Bengal unit Friday shot off a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urging her to take proper steps to stop the violence ... Read more...

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National TT: Top seeds advance into second round


January 27th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) All top men paddlers, including Sharath Kamal, won their first round matches at the 73rd Senior National Table Tennis Championships at the SAI sub-centre here.Though there ... Read more...

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Ordeal ends for Norway NRI parents, uncle to get custody of kids (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) The ordeal of two Indian children in Norway, who were snatched from their NRI parents and put in foster care by Norwegian authorities, is set ... Read more...

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21 music artists come together for new ‘Vande Mataram’


January 25th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) As many as 21 top-notch music artists, including singers Sonu Niigaam, Shankar Mahadevan and Sunidhi Chauhan and musicians like Amaan Ali and Pandit Vishwa ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress minister to quit after party go-ahead


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Congress minister Manoj Chakraborty, who has been given the go-ahead to quit the Mamata Banerjee ministry, said Saturday he was resigning as he could not ... Read more...

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