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TMC withdrawal a betrayal of people’s faith: Bengal Congress


September 19th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Terming the Trinamool Congress' decision of withdrawing support to the UPA regime as a "betrayal" of the people's faith, the West Bengal Congress said Wednesday it ... Read more...

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Police officer jailed in Tripura for raping minor


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 2 (IANS) A court in Tripura has jailed a police officer for 10 years for raping a minor girl, an official said here Sunday."Additional district and sessions judge ... Read more...

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Man who questioned Mamata granted bail


August 24th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) A West Bengal court Friday granted bail to Shiladitya Chowdhury, who was arrested after he had publicly questioned Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government's ... Read more...

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Mamata government intolerant, tries to evade responsibility: Left


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Terming the Mamata Banerjee government "intolerant", Marxist leader Surjya Kanta Mishra Thursday alleged it was trying to evade its responsibilities on law and order by ... Read more...

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Tripura people safe in Karnataka, other states, says Manik Sarkar


August 20th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The students, professionals and other people from Tripura staying in Karnataka, Maharashtra and other states were safe and there were no reports of any attack on ... Read more...

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Tripura people safe in Karnataka, other states, says Manik Sarkar


August 20th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The students, professionals and other people from Tripura staying in Karnataka, Maharashtra and other states were safe and there were no reports of any attack on ... Read more...

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Bengal rights panel orders probe in Shiladitya Chowdhury’s arrest


August 17th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) The State Human Right Commission (SHRC) has ordered a probe into the arrest of a man who had publicly questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Mamata’s comment on court judgments flayed by parties


August 15th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's remark that judicial orders could be bought for money drew flak from political parties Wednesday, including the Congress.The Congress, ... Read more...

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Congress’ youth, students wings call strike in Tripura


July 11th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 11 (IANS) The main opposition Congress party's youth and students wings have called a 12-hour shutdown in Tripura Friday to protest alleged irregularities in medical and engineering examinations ... Read more...

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Rights panel moved to help jailed Pinki Pramanik


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Alleging sexual harassment of Asiad gold medalist runner Pinki Pramanik, accused of being a male and currently under judicial custody for "rape", a civil rights group ... Read more...

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MMS showing Pinki undergoing gender test goes viral online


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Even as Asiad gold medallist runner Pinki Pramanik fights a legal battle after accused of being a male and arrested for alleged rape, an MMS showing ... Read more...

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Bhattacharyya resigns as Haldia Petrochemicals MD


June 19th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Partha Bhattacharyya Tuesday resigned as managing director of cash-strapped Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL), paving the way for appointment of a West Bengal government nominee for the ... Read more...

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Pranab vs Mamata: A tale of differences behind show of bonhomie


June 14th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have never quite gelled, despite their apparent show of bonhomie from time to ... 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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Ready to meet digitalisation deadline: Cable TV operators


June 1st, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) With digitalisation of television networks in all four metros of the country due on July 1 this year,cable operators and multiple system operators (MSOs) Friday said ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi firm to set up agro-processing plants in Tripura


May 24th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) The PRAN Group of Bangladesh will set up agro-processing plants in Tripura with an investment of $5 million, an official said here Thursday. The project is ... Read more...

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Telecom tariffs may rise by 90 paise in metros: Study


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Telecom tariffs will rise by 90 paise a minute in metros and 20-34 paise on an average across the country if the sector regulator's recommendations ... Read more...

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Policy to promote textiles in northeast suggested


May 21st, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, May 21 (IANS) An experts panel of the union ministry of textiles has called for a separate policy for promotion and development of textiles and garment manufacturing for ... Read more...

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Woman accuses Bengal cop of misbehaving with her


May 17th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) A woman in South 24 Parganas district near here has lodged a complaint against a police station chief for allegedly misbehaving with her, police said Thursday."We ... Read more...

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Agartala marathon for unity


May 13th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 13 (IANS) Around 1,500 athletes and sports lovers, some of them from other parts of the country, Sunday participated in the 6th ONGC Agartala Marathon aimed at propagating ... Read more...

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Measles kills four kids, affects over 80 in Odisha


April 30th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) An outbreak of measles has killed four children and affected over 80 people - mostly young ones aged below five - in Odisha's Rayagada district in ... Read more...

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Scoreboard: Pune Warriors vs. Mumbai Indians (Lead, superseding earlier story)


April 6th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Pune Warriors and Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here Friday.Pune Warriors: Manish Pandey b Malinga 0 Sourav ... Read more...

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Scoreboard: Pune Warriors vs. Mumbai Indians, IPL


April 6th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Pune Warriors and Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here Friday.Pune Warriors: Manish Pandey b Malinga 0 Sourav ... Read more...

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Private participation vital to expedite development in northeast: Plan panel


March 30th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has asked the northeastern states to encourage private participation in developing both physical and social infrastructure in the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to observe Earth Hour


March 29th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has decided to observe Earth Hour 2012 and it will urge the people not to use power during that time, an official said ... Read more...

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Villagers lynch two men in Tripura


March 25th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 25 (IANS) A mob hacked to death two elderly men and critically injured another in Tripura mistaking them to be child lifters, police said here Sunday.According to police, ... Read more...

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Tripura’s increases readiness for disasters


March 20th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 20 (IANS) Tripura has readied five helipads in each district to deal with an emergency arising out of a possible natural disaster, including a quake, a minister said ... Read more...

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Budget neglects northeast: Tripura minister


March 16th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 16 (IANS) The Tripura government Friday said the budget had neglected the economically backward northeastern region.The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) called for protests against the "anti-people ... Read more...

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Asian woman, kids beaten up in Britain


March 15th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) In what is being termed a racial attack, a woman of Asian origin was beaten up and her three daughters ill-treated by three people who tried ... Read more...

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Mizo party chief praises Tripura’s ’success stories’


March 15th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 15 (IANS) Mizo National Front (MNF) president and former chief minister Zoramthanga Thursday said the Congress government in Mizoram has "totally failed to serve the people" and praised ... Read more...

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Tripura to probe illegal financial firms


March 7th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 7 (IANS) The Tripura government has set up an Economic Offences Wing (EOW) to take action against illegal non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), which take deposits from people illegally ... Read more...

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Bangladesh journalists agitate over couple’s killing


March 1st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) Journalists from all over Bangladesh Thursday gathered in the capital for a six-hour hunger strike to demand the arrest of the killers of a journalist couple ... Read more...

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Tripura to ask CBI to probe Aadhaar fund utilisation


March 1st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 1 (IANS) The Tripura government will approach the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the alleged irregularities of central funds in execution of the ambitious "Aadhaar" ... Read more...

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Tripura raises employees’ retirement age


February 28th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 27 (IANS) A year ahead of the crucial assembly polls in the lone Left ruled state, the Tripura government Monday announced to increase the retirement age of the ... Read more...

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Spirit of Kolkata celebrated


February 27th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Some called it their "muse" some their "inspiration" and some felt "special" to be a part of it. Celebrities from various fields rejoiced in the 'Spirit ... Read more...

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