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Congress complains to Bengal governor about law and order


July 17th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (I ANS) In a snub towards alliance partner Trinamool Congress, Congress leaders in West Bengal Monday submitted a memorandum to Governor M.K. Narayanan expressing concern over the alleged ... 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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Biman Bose mocks Mamata’s plan of law against vandalism


June 1st, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) West Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Bose Friday mocked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's idea of enacting legislation to penalise political parties indulging in vandalism and ... Read more...

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Congress moves state election panel against Trinamool threats


May 8th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) In an apparent sign of strain, the West Bengal state Congress Tuesday shot off a letter to the state election commissioner complaining against the threats ... Read more...

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Trinamool member alleges party workers killed during Left rule


April 30th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Trinamool Congress member Kunal Kumar Ghosh Monday alleged in the Rajya Sabha that human skeletons were being recovered of party workers killed during the Left ... Read more...

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Delhi civic polls: BJP celebrates, Congress sombre (Sidelights)


April 17th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Firecrackers, drum beats and dancing, it was jubilation at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters here Tuesday as the party gained a clear majority ... Read more...

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Jadavpore professor arrested for Mamata cartoons, granted bail (Second Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) A Jadavpore University professor was arrested early Friday for allegedly circulating defamatory cartoons of some Trinamool Congress leaders including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, ... Read more...

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Professor, neighbour arrested for Mamata cartoon (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) No laughing matter, this. A Jadavpore University professor was arrested here early Friday for allegedly circulating defamatory cartoons of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... 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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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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4 injured in Trinamool-CPI-M clash, 6 held


February 28th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Four people were injured in a clash between workers of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in North 24-Parganas district ... 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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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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Barabanki gets the chills, slow polling in first hours


February 8th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 8 (IANS) The enthusiastic first time voter and the loyal Dalit were out but many others stayed inside their homes Wednesday, waiting for the chill ... Read more...

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Rahul-Ajit combo try to whip up magic in Meerut (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 2 (IANS) Once rivals, now allies. The tie-up between the Congress and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) was played up in Uttar Pradesh Thursday with ... 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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Poll panel watching! Punjab goes low on ladoos, posters (Punjab Newsletter)


January 21st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) Had it not been for the media, both print and broadcast, people in Punjab would never have known that an election was happening for 117 assembly ... Read more...

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College principals are political recruits: Mamata


January 17th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) In a bid to shield Trinamool Congress supporters accused of assaulting and harassing principals of several colleges, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday accused ... Read more...

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Priyanka open to campaigning, ‘anything to help’ Rahul


January 17th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Amethi (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tuesday said she was open to the idea of campaigning for the party in election-bound ... Read more...

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Maoists end ceasefire; Mamata says joint forces operation on


November 15th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Within hours of the Maoists calling off the ceasefire, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday announced that the joint forces operation against the rebels ... Read more...

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Poverty increased in Manmohan’s term: Buddhadeb


September 11th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sreerampore (West Bengal), Sep 11 (IANS) Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday lashed out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's regime, saying that poverty and unemployment had increased ... Read more...

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Won’t indulge in politics of vendetta: Mamata


August 28th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Taking a dig at West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose for his remarks over the recovery of skeletons of Trinamool Congress supporters, West Bengal ... Read more...

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So near and yet so far from Rahul (Sidelights)


July 9th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, July 9 (IANS) Heavy police presence at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's rally made Aligarh look like a city under siege - at least parts of it. So much ... Read more...

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Sun or rain, teeming crowds await Rahul’s speech


July 9th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, July 9 (IANS) Hoardings with Rahul Gandhi's imposing portraits, farmers in droves - first braving a hot and humid weather and then the rains, enthusiastic supporters on treetops...that ... Read more...

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Heavy rains at Rahul’s rally


July 9th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, July 9 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed this Uttar Pradesh city Saturday ahead of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's farmers' rally even as organisers tried to boost the morale ... Read more...

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Congress holds massive protest in Lucknow


June 27th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 27 (IANS) Thousands of Congress workers led by Uttar Pradesh party chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi were arrested here Monday for staging a street protest to demand a CBI ... Read more...

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Man identifies father’s clothes in skeletal remains


June 6th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Midnapore (West Bengal), June 6 (IANS) A man came forward Monday to identify his father's decayed clothes among the seven human skeletons and bones recovered in West Bengal's West Midnapore ... Read more...

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Skeletons found in Bengal sent for lab test


June 5th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Seven human skeletons recovered from West Bengal's troubled West Midnapore district have been sent for forensic analysis, police said Sunday."We have sent the skeletons to Midnapore ... Read more...

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Skeletons recovered in Bengal village


June 4th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) At least four human skeletons and many pieces of bones were found buried near the house of a heavyweight Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader in ... Read more...

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Three Trinamool supporters struck by arrows in Bengal


June 4th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) Three Trinamool Congress supporters in West Bengal's Purulia district were injured after a group of miscreants attacked them Saturday, police said. Five people have been arrested ... Read more...

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Gun factory unearthed in Bengal


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) A gun factory was unearthed and a huge quantity of ammunition seized from a house owned by a man suspected to be close to the Communist ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee: Timeline of an intrepid politician


May 20th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) It was the single minded pursuit for power that saw Mamata Banerjee battle the odds to take over as West Bengal's first woman chief minister ... Read more...

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Bengal’s seat of power set to turn green


May 13th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) West Bengal's seat of power, the Writers' Buildings, initially wore a deserted look, but turned into a centre of celebration Friday as the news of a ... Read more...

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Timeline of Left Front government in West Bengal


May 13th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The Left Front exited power in West Bengal after 34 years Friday. Some landmark days from the record long reign: 1977 June 21: Left Front ... Read more...

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The stage as a forum of protest in West Bengal


April 25th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Bengal's theatre of protest against oppressive systems is still bustling with action. From plays like Utpal Dutt's "Dushwapner Nagari" in the 1970s to "Fandigram", a ... Read more...

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