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Over 80,000 affected in north Bengal floods


July 18th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 17 (IANS) Over 80,000 people have been affected by floods in West Bengal's three northern districts of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Cooch Behar. However, with rainfall ending and the ... Read more...

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Buses damaged, trains movement disrupted in Bengal (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Protestors damaged and set afire buses, put up road blockades and disrupted train movement as the 12-hour shutdown called against the rise in petrol prices ... Read more...

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Stylists make everyone look the same: Sonam


March 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Sonam Kapoor, known for her unique fashion style, believes that the trend of hiring stylists means that everyone looks the same."All are hiring stylists now ... Read more...

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Mumbai Indians add five uncapped players


February 18th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Mumbai Indians Saturday inducted five uncapped players in their squad ahead of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Apoorva Wankhede, Sujit Nayak, Sushant ... Read more...

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ULFA and KLO rebels arrested in Meghalaya


January 5th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 4 (IANS) Two separatist rebels of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) were Wednesday arrested from western Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh, a Border ... Read more...

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India clarifies Chidamabaram’s absence during Hasina visit


October 23rd, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Seeking to assuage hurt feelings in Dhaka, the government Saturday clarified that Home Minister P. Chidambaran could not receive Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ... Read more...

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Sheikh Hasina visits Tin Bigha corridor


October 19th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Tin Bigha (West Bengal), Oct 19 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday visited this corridor linking two Bangladeshi enclaves, Dahagram and Angorpota, and hoped the pending Teesta water ... Read more...

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Mamata clarifies on future of Terai, Dooars region


October 13th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), Oct 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said the formation of a high-powered area demarcation committee does not mean "giving away" the Terai ... Read more...

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Centre okays Rs.120 crore more for quake-hit West Bengal


October 13th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The central government Wednesday approved financial assistance worth Rs.120 crore to West Bengal following the recent earthquake that rocked the region.The amount is the second ... Read more...

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Abstain from politics of violence, says Mamata


October 12th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Malbazar (West Bengal), Oct 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banejee, who is on a visit to north Bengal, Wednesday urged the people not to get entrapped in politics ... Read more...

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Speed up enclave exchange, say Bangladesh protestors


September 24th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 24 (IANS) People in Bangladeshi enclaves in India have launched an agitation protest for the speedy exchange of their areas, for which an agreement was signed between ... Read more...

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Quake kills 10, injures over 200 in Bengal


September 19th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and over 200 injured in West Bengal's northern districts following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that jolted large parts of ... Read more...

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Quake kills six, injures over 100 in north Bengal


September 19th, 2011 - 4:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, Sep 19 (IANS) The toll in Sunday's quake, which had its epicentre in adjoining Sikkim, rose to six with over 100 injured in the northern districts of West Bengal, ... Read more...

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Quake kills four, injures over 100 in north Bengal


September 19th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, Sep 19 (IANS) Four people were killed, over 100 injured and power supply disrupted in parts of northern West Bengal as a powerful quake, epicentred in adjoining Sikkim, ... Read more...

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Did chess games change destinies on India-Bangladesh border?


September 6th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka/New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Legend has it that chess games between two kings in which villages were placed as wagers resulted in the formation of many of the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh, India hold talks to resolve border issues (Lead)


July 30th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 30 (IANS) India's Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said he had "very constructive talks" in Bangladesh to resolve border issues, and assured his host that Indian border ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to finalise border agreement


July 29th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are expected to finalise on Saturday an agreement that will allow them to swap small pockets of land in each ... Read more...

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Bengal recommends release of 52 political prisoners


July 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday decided to release 52 political prisoners, including one Maoist and several activists of organisations involved in movement for separate ... Read more...

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Mamata announces projects for north Bengal


July 19th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday launched a host of projects for north Bengal and slammed the main opposition Left Front for trying to ... Read more...

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Mamata sets up core group on industrialisation


June 18th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday formed a 23-member core group comprising representatives of chambers of commerce, ministers and bureaucrats to decide various issues ... Read more...

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Indian firms voluntarily running social welfare programmes


June 14th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Over 1,500 private companies in India are running various social welfare programmes voluntarily as a part of the affirmative action plan to help the weaker ... Read more...

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Re-poll ordered in two Bengal polling stations


April 19th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday ordered re-polling Wednesday in two polling stations of North Dinajpur and Cooch Behar districts of West Bengal after problems were detected with ... Read more...

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Record 84.11 percent turnout in Bengal polls


April 19th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 19 (IANS) There was record 84.11 percent turnout in the first phase of the West Bengal assembly elections, officials said Tuesday.Polling was held in 54 constituencies in six ... Read more...

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Polling peaceful in West Bengal first phase (Intro Roundup)


April 18th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) The much-awaited battle for control of Writers' Buildings - the seat of power in West Bengal - got off to a peaceful start Monday with ... Read more...

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70 percent turnout in peaceful Bengal polls (Roundup)


April 18th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) In one of the most incident-free elections witnessed in politically volatile West Bengal in recent years, 70 percent of electors cast their votes peacefully in ... Read more...

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Polling brisk and peaceful in West Bengal (Fourth Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Polling was brisk and peaceful in West Bengal Monday with around 61 percent ballot cast till afternoon in the first phase of the assembly ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in West Bengal, nearly 50 percent turnout till 1 p.m.


April 18th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 18 (ANI): Around fifty per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the first six hours of polling in 54 Assembly constituencies in six North Bengal districts on ... Read more...

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Polling peaceful in West Bengal, boycott in eight booths (Third Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Polling proceeded peacefully and steadily in the first phase of the West Bengal elections Monday with 32 percent turnout recorded till noon in the 54 ... Read more...

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W. Bengal polls: 14 per cent vote cast in first two hours


April 18th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 18 (ANI): Fourteen per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the first two hours of polling in 54 Assembly constituencies in six North Bengal districts on Monday. ... Read more...

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Enthusiastic and peaceful polling in West Bengal (Second Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) People voted enthusiastically and peacefully in the first phase of the West Bengal assembly elections Monday, with the 54 constituencies in six northern districts recording ... Read more...

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Polling underway for first phase of W. Bengal elections


April 18th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 18 (ANI): Polling for the first phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal for 54 constituencies is going on today.The voting, which started at 7 a.m. will continue till 5 ... Read more...

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Polling begins in Bengal, proceeds peacefully (Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Long queues of voters were seen at polling booths as 54 constituencies spread across six northern West Bengal districts went to the hustings in the ... Read more...

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Polling begins for first phase of West Bengal elections


April 18th, 2011 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The polling for the first phase of polls in the 54 assembly constituencies of West Bengal began Monday.The voting started at 7 a.m. in all the ... Read more...

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Campaign ends for first phase of polling in West Bengal


April 16th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Campaign drums fell silent Saturday in 54 West Bengal assembly constituencies spread across the state's six northern districts where polling will be held in the ... Read more...

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Poll process begins in Bengal’s six districts Thursday


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The process for the first phase of polls in the 54 assembly constituencies of West Bengal's six northern districts will start Thursday with the Election ... Read more...

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